James Willstrop was born in Norfolk in 1983 before moving to Yorkshire at the age of two. He is a former world junior champion and held the world number one spot for most of 2012. Based at Pontefract Squash club, James is coached by his father Malcolm Willstrop. He has been playing for England since the age of 19 and has won over 80 caps. James also writes a regular column for the Yorkshire Evening Post.