Athletes will see their world rankings updated following the first PSA World Tour event ©Getty Images

The Professional Squash Association (PSA) has announced it will calculate and publish its world rankings on a weekly basis from August 29, the day after the scheduled conclusion of the first PSA World Tour event of the new season.

The PSA world rankings were previously revealed on the first day of each month, but the change to revealing this weekly is an attempt to make each tournament entry list reflect the most recent player performances and to create greater movement throughout the rankings.

Men’s player points will be based off of their 10 best tournament results while it will be nine for women.

Points will be added to the athlete’s total the Monday after a competition finishes and will be removed 52 weeks later.

Ali Farag is the current world number one in the men's competition ©Getty Images
Ali Farag is the current world number one in the men's competition ©Getty Images

If a competition finishes on a Monday, the points will then be added to the ranking the following Monday.

Egypt's Ali Farag currently tops the men's PSA world rankings with New Zealand's Paul Coll and compatriot Mostafa Asal following.

An Egyptian triumvirate of Nouran Gohar, Nour El Sherbini and Hania El Hammamy make up the women's top three.

The Squash Open is due to begin the PSA World Tour season in Cairo, with the tournament due to begin tomorrow and run until Sunday (August 28).

Egyptian trio Salma Hany, Nour El Tayeb and Youssef Soliman as well as France's Victor Crouin are all expected to feature.