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England Squash launch participation scheme to combat fall in playing numbers

England Squash launch participation scheme to combat fall in playing numbers

Sport England back new ESR Chief Executive’s plans for growth with renewed funding By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor Latest figures show that fewer than 200,000 people are playing squash in England every week, but plans to boost participation have resulted in renewed funding for England Squash and Racketball from Sport England. England Squash & [...]

January 30, 2015 Alan Thatcher News 4

ToC observations: Spectacular squash in an iconic location

ToC observations: Spectacular squash in an iconic location

My Top Ten random observations from the JP Morgan Tournament of Champions: Colourful, spectacular squash from some truly phenomenal athletes By DAX NAIR – Squash Mad Special Correspondent One of my new year’s resolutions for 2015 was to catch a world-series squash tournament. Since I live in Toronto, the J. P. Morgan TOC, held at the Grand [...]

January 30, 2015 Guest Contributor News 0

Mighty Miguel is Motor City Open champion

Mighty Miguel is Motor City Open champion

For Miguel Angel Rodriguez, a Rolex and a rest (and a place in the world top six) after a fantastic fortnight in New York and Detroit By JAMES HAWKINS – Squash Mad Correspondent in Detroit Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. — After a week filled with stunning upsets, dramatic comebacks, and five-game thrillers, it seemed only fitting Tuesday’s final [...]

January 28, 2015 Guest Contributor News 0
Leo Au and Shawn De Lierre set new world record

Leo Au and Shawn De Lierre set new world record

  Leo Au and Shawn Delierre battle for 2 hours 50 minutes in Alberta semi-final By Squash Mad Reporter Leo Au, the World No.33 from Hong Kong, and Canada’s Shawn Delierre broke the record for the longest professional squash match ever [...]

January 27, 2015 News
Training partners Miguel Rodriguez and Steve Coppinger to meet in Motor City final

Training partners Miguel Rodriguez and Steve Coppinger to meet in Motor City final

Punishing pathway to the Motor City final as Rodriguez and Coppinger step on the gas to win marathon semi-finals From JAMES HAWKINS – Squash Mad Correspondent in Detroit Bloomfield Hills, Mich. — One week after becoming the first South American squash player to reach [...]

January 27, 2015 News
Egyptian rule ends at Motor City Open

Egyptian rule ends at Motor City Open

Mosaad, Barker and Golan all go off the road in day of shocks in Motor City Open By JAMES HAWKINS – Squash Mad Correspondent Bloomfield Hills, Mich. — The Egyptians’ recent dominance at the Motor City Open came to a surprising end [...]

January 26, 2015 News
Exhausted Elshorbagy quits against Cam Pilley in Detroit

Exhausted Elshorbagy quits against Cam Pilley in Detroit

With nothing left in the tank, ToC champion Elshorbagy stalls in Motor City Open  By JAMES HAWKINS – Squash Mad Reporter in Detroit Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. — Less than 24 hours after conquering the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions in New York [...]

January 25, 2015 News
Mohamed Elshorbagy masters Nick Matthew in a glass act in Manhattan

Mohamed Elshorbagy masters Nick Matthew in a glass act in Manhattan

Egyptian double as Mohamed Elshorbagy cements his place as world number one on a night of drama in New York From NATHAN CLARKE – Squash Mad PSA Correspondent in New York Mohamed Elshorbagy reinforced his position at the top of the squash ladder [...]

January 24, 2015 News
Raneem El Welily beats Alison Waters to win New York final

Raneem El Welily beats Alison Waters to win New York final

First Egyptian success in Women’s Tournament of Champions final as Raneem roars home at Grand Central Terminal By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent Raneem El Welily became the first Egyptian winner of the Women’s J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions [...]

January 24, 2015 News
It’s Egypt v England in two tumultuous ToC finals

It’s Egypt v England in two tumultuous ToC finals

All change at Grand Central as Matthew masters Rodriguez to meet Elshorbagy in men’s final, while Waters powers past El Sherbini to face  El Welily   By KRISTI MAROC, Squash Mad USA Editor   Catching a glimpse of Miguel Angel [...]

January 23, 2015 News
Alison Waters railroads Nicol David at Grand Central Terminal

Alison Waters railroads Nicol David at Grand Central Terminal

11-1? Yes, England’s Alison Waters makes it a nightmare on 42nd Street for Nicol David By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent England’s Alison Waters produced the shock of the championship when she despatched defending champion Nicol David, the world [...]

January 22, 2015 News
Magnificent Miguel motors past Gaultier in Manhattan

Magnificent Miguel motors past Gaultier in Manhattan

Colombian giant-killer Miguel Rodriguez guns down Gregory Gaultier in Grand Central shoot-out From NATHAN CLARKE – Squash Mad Correspondent in New York Colombia’s Miguel Angel Rodriguez pulled off the biggest victory of his career, reinforcing his credentials as a genuine [...]

January 22, 2015 News
WSF push for squash in 2020 Games

WSF push for squash in 2020 Games

WSF President presses case for squash to included in 2020 Olympics on mission to Japan  By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent Squash is making all the right diplomatic moves in the hope of achieving a place in the 2020 [...]

January 21, 2015 News
ToC: Amr Shabana takes out Tarek Momen to reach semi-finals

ToC: Amr Shabana takes out Tarek Momen to reach semi-finals

‘I spent every single bit of energy to win’ reveals Egypt’s Amr Shabana as he reaches ToC semi-final clash with Mohamed Elshorbagy By NATHAN CLARKE – Squash Mad Correspondent in New York Defending champion Amr Shabana kept alive his hopes [...]

January 21, 2015 News
Miguel Rodriguez lights up Manhattan with a stunning victory over world No.6 Peter Barker

Miguel Rodriguez lights up Manhattan with a stunning victory over world No.6 Peter Barker

Superman Miguel Rodriguez dives around Grand Central to win epic battle against Peter Barker By NATHAN CLARKE – Squash Mad PSA Correspondent Agile Colombian Miguel Angel Rodriguez became the first South American squash player to reach the quarter-finals of a [...]

January 20, 2015 News