Karim is a former US Junior Open Champion (U17s) and ranked as high as #2 in Egypt and #3 in the world as a junior. Karim attended St Lawrence University where he studies both Economics and Business and names CSA First Team All-American and was captained the St Lawrence team for two years. Karim grew up playing squash at the infamous Wadi Degla Club in the heart of Cairo where he ended up coaching the elite players at the club in between 2020 and 2022 and served as a training partner for two of the most successful female squash players in ever: Raneem El Wielily and Nouran Gohar.