Hollie Naughton posing with racketDavid Jackson/COC
David Jackson/COC

Hollie Naughton

Biographie

Hollie Naughton joined the Professional Squash Association World Tour in 2012. She achieved her career-high world ranking of 16th for the first time in January 2022. She earned her first tour victory in December 2014 at the ORC Open after competing in her first senior World Team Championship, where Canada finished 11th. As of August 2023, she has three career titles and eight finals appearances on the PSA World Tour.

After being the runner-up at the Canadian Championships in 2015, Naughton won back-to-back national titles in 2016 and 2017. In 2015 she was part of the Canadian squad that won team silver at the Pan American Games. Four years later, she won two medals at the 2019 Pan Am Games in Lima, earning singles bronze and another team silver.

In 2022, Naughton became Canadian Women’s Open Champion for the third time in her career. She also made history at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham where she became the first Canadian woman to ever win a squash medal at the multi-sport event. She was then given the honour of being Canada’s Closing Ceremony flag bearer.

In 2023, Naughton won Canada’s first individual title for women or men at the Pan American Championships in 17 years.  

A Little More About Hollie

Getting into the Sport: Started playing squash at age 7… Grew up around a squash club because her mom, dad and aunt all play…  Outside Interests: Enjoys watching movies, going on bike rides… Odds and Ends: Always travels with a skipping rope… Collects shot glasses from her travels… Moved to Canada at age 10 for her father’s job…

Palmarès international

Pan American Games: 2019 – BRONZE (singles), SILVER (team); 2015 – SILVER (team)

Commonwealth Games: 2022 – SILVER (singles), Rd of 16 (doubles), Rd of 16 (mixed doubles)

Pan American Championships: 2023 – GOLD (singles); 2018 – SILVER (team), 5th(singles); 2014 – SILVER (singles); 2013 – 9th (singles)

Pan American Junior Championships: 2013 – GOLD (singles), GOLD (team)

WSF World Championships: 2018 - 7th (team); 2016 – 10th (team); 2014 – 11th (team)

WSF World Championships (junior): 2013 – 3rd Rd (singles), 5th (team); 2011 – 2nd Rd (singles), 9th (team)