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China is Dreaming and Waiting for Squash to be in the Olympics

China is Dreaming and Waiting for Squash to be in the Olympics

China is Dreaming and Waiting for Squash to be in the Olympics By Alex Wan – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor   Maybe just only ten years ago, squash was virtually at the start of its infancy stage in China. In 2008, the China Open first took place in Shanghai and has since been an [...]

July 26, 2016 Alex Wan Growing the game, News 0

Alan’s Blog: What kind of Olympics would we like to be part of?

Alan’s Blog: What kind of Olympics would we like to be part of?

As top golfers avoid Rio, Olympic ideals come under the microscope By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor James Willstrop wrote another impassioned plea for squash to be included in the Olympic Games after Rory McIlroy became the latest golfer to announce that he would not be competing in the Rio Games next month. Willstrop’s Blog, [...]

July 25, 2016 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Growing the game, News 0

MP backs squash’s Olympic bid

MP backs squash’s Olympic bid

British government to discuss squash and the Olympics By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent   A Member of the UK Parliament has urged the British government to take action for her favourite sport by delivering a paper, Squash and the Olympic Games, for discussion at the UK Houses of Parliament in London. Christina Rees is the [...]

July 25, 2016 Howard Harding Growing the game, News 0
Nicol David Leads All-Star Cast in SRAM Invitational 2016

Nicol David Leads All-Star Cast in SRAM Invitational 2016

Nicol David To Lead All-Star Cast in SRAM Invitational 2016 By Alex Wan – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Malaysia will play host to six leading ladies of the PSA World Tour in the 2016 Squash Rackets Association of Malaysia [...]

July 24, 2016 News, Squash Around The World
Macau Juniors Get the Liz Irving Experience

Macau Juniors Get the Liz Irving Experience

Macau Juniors Get the Liz Irving Experience By Alex Wan – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Macau’s top juniors were a happy lot when the trio of Yeung Weng Chi, Manuel Chan Gassman de Oliveira and Ian Leung Teng Chi, [...]

July 18, 2016 News
New PSA season starts with Hong Kong spectacular

New PSA season starts with Hong Kong spectacular

Mohamed Elshorbagy and Nour El Sherbini top seeds in Hong Kong By NATHAN CLARKE    The draw for the opening tournament of the 2016-17 PSA World Series season, the Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Open, will see [...]

July 14, 2016 News
Stars shine in Polish finals

Stars shine in Polish finals

Squash and art make a show to remember in Krakow By ROSANNA RADLINSKA – Squash Mad European Correspondent   Squash has always been graced by rare artists, amazing players whose skills transcend sporting boundaries and take the game into new aesthetic spheres. [...]

July 6, 2016 Growing the game, News
Hong Kong Still East Asian Champions

Hong Kong Still East Asian Champions

Hong Kong Still East Asian Champions By Alex Wan – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor The final round of the 11th East Asian Squash Championships had all the fanfare that was expected, with defending champions Hong Kong playing Japan for [...]

July 3, 2016 News
Hong Kong and Japan To Fight For East Asian Title

Hong Kong and Japan To Fight For East Asian Title

Hong Kong and Japan To Fight For East Asian Title By Alex Wan – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Hong Kong and Japan maintain their unbeaten run after four rounds of play at the 11th East Asian Squash Championships and [...]

July 2, 2016 News
Nicol David sets new rankings record

Nicol David sets new rankings record

Jahangir Khan salutes Nicol’s 151 months in world top 10 By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent   Malaysia’s record eight-time Women’s World Squash Champion Nicol David celebrates an historic milestone this month after reaching her 151st successive month in the world [...]

July 2, 2016 News
Mohamed Elshorbagy marches on at the top

Mohamed Elshorbagy marches on at the top

Six Egyptians in PSA men’s top 10 By SEAN REUTHE   Egypt’s Mohamed ElShorbagy has maintained his place at the summit of the PSA Men’s World Rankings, released today (July 1st), for the seventh consecutive month. The 25-year-old, whose dominant [...]

July 2, 2016 News
Joshna Chinappa reaches world top 10

Joshna Chinappa reaches world top 10

Indian star hits career-high ranking By SEAN REUTHE    Chennai-born Joshna Chinappa has become only the second female Indian player in history to reach the world’s top 10 after she moved up a place to World No.10 in the July [...]

July 2, 2016 News
Hong Kong and Japan On Course For Top Two East Asian Honours

Hong Kong and Japan On Course For Top Two East Asian Honours

Hong Kong and Japan On Course For Top Two East Asian Honours By Alex Wan – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Hong Kong and Japan are the only two teams who remain unbeaten after chalking up two wins each on [...]

July 1, 2016 News
Squash returns to the Pyramids

Squash returns to the Pyramids

Top stars back at Al Ahram event in September By SEAN REUTHE   Professional squash is returning to arguably the most spectacular sporting venue on the planet: the Great Pyramids of Giza, in Egypt. The Professional Squash Association (PSA) today [...]

June 29, 2016 Growing the game, News
Dutch ace LJ Anjema retires

Dutch ace LJ Anjema retires

Coffee can wait as LJ chooses career in IT By ALAN THATCHER and NATHAN CLARKE Former World No.9 Laurens Jan Anjema has announced his retirement from professional squash after a glittering 15-year career that saw him become the highest-ranked Dutchman [...]

June 28, 2016 News