Squash Mad – Squash reporting and analysis from the front line
Squash Mad Analysis on Ramy Ashour’s amazing world title triumph in Qatar

Squash Mad Analysis on Ramy Ashour’s amazing world title triumph in Qatar

Drama in Doha as Ramy Ashour battles through the pain barrier to beat world number one Mohamed Elshorbagy 14-12 in the fifth TACTICAL ANALYSIS by CHRIS HANEBURY of  Serious Squash The stage was set and the Khalifa Complex in Doha, Qatar was packed to the brim. For the first time in a long time the [...]

November 22, 2014 Guest Contributor Comment, News, PSA 0

Rampant Ramy roars to another world title

Rampant Ramy roars to another world title

  90 minutes of magic as Ramy Ashour powers past Mohamed Elshorbagy to win his third world title in Qatar thriller By PSA Media in Qatar Ramy Ashour, playing his first tournament for six months, produced a devastating finale to win his third world title in an extraordinary battle in Qatar against fellow Egyptian Mohamed [...]

November 21, 2014 Guest Contributor News, PSA 1

Mohamed Elshorbagy downs Nick Matthew to set up all-Egyptian world final with Ramy Ashour

Mohamed Elshorbagy downs Nick Matthew to set up all-Egyptian world final with Ramy Ashour

Ramy Ashour faces Elshorbagy showdown in world final after stunning top seed Gregory Gaultier in straight games  By Squash Mad Reporter World No.1 Mohamed Elshorbagy proved he can walk-the-walk by defeating 2013 title holder Nick Matthew 3-0 in their 2014 Qatar PSA World Championship semi-final show-down in Doha to back up his off-court claims. The duo [...]

November 20, 2014 Guest Contributor News, PSA 1
Interview: Jay Nash, the man who makes the Nash a smash success

Interview: Jay Nash, the man who makes the Nash a smash success

Meet the man behind London’s Inter-Nash-ional tournament Interview by MICK JOINT – Squash Mad Guest Columnist That’s London, Ontario. Just over two hours west of Toronto. A bustling student town surrounded by miles of endless corn fields, a town – [...]

November 20, 2014 Growing the game, Interviews, News
War of words from Nick Matthew and Mohamed Elshorbagy sets up World showdown

War of words from Nick Matthew and Mohamed Elshorbagy sets up World showdown

As Matthew and Elshorbagy trade insults, top seed Gregory Gaultier and Ramy Ashour slip under the radar in World Championships By ALAN THATCHER, Squash Mad Editor A war of words has erupted to add extra spice to an eagerly-awaited confrontation [...]

November 20, 2014 News, PSA
Steve Coppinger takes out Tarek Momen to reach last eight in the World Championships

Steve Coppinger takes out Tarek Momen to reach last eight in the World Championships

Outsiders storm through as Coppinger meets Mohamed Elshorbagy and Aussie Cam Pilley faces top seed Gregory Gaultier By Squash Mad Correspondent Unseeded Stephen Coppinger, the World No.24 from Cape Town, pulled off what he described as the biggest win of [...]

November 19, 2014 News, PSA
Matthew Marches on as sole English survivor in Qatar World Championship

Matthew Marches on as sole English survivor in Qatar World Championship

Reigning world champion still hungry as battle with in-form Mohamed Elshorbagy looms ahead By Squash Mad Correspondent in Doha All hopes of British success in the 2014 Qatar PSA World Squash Championship will rest on defending champion Nick Matthew after [...]

November 17, 2014 News, PSA
Cam Pilley blasts Peter Barker in World shock

Cam Pilley blasts Peter Barker in World shock

Aussie number one triumphs 11-5 in the fifth to topple England’s number seven seed By NATHAN CLARKE – Squash Mad PSA Correspondent in Doha Australian Cameron Pilley, the World No.20, powered his way past English World No.8 Peter Barker in [...]

November 16, 2014 News, PSA
World champion Nick Matthew hits the ground running

World champion Nick Matthew hits the ground running

World champion sees off threat of Kandra and plans for battles ahead but England team-mate Daryl Selby crashes out to Steve Coppinger By NATHAN CLARKE  - Squash Mad PSA Correspondent Defending squash world champion Nick Matthew got the defence of [...]

November 15, 2014 News, PSA
Top seed Gregory Gaultier survives first round scare

Top seed Gregory Gaultier survives first round scare

Wagih gives Gaultier a tough time as Ramy Ashour returns to action with a win in the Worlds By NATHAN CLARKE – Squash Mad PSA Correspondent French World No.2 and number one seed Gregory Gaultier narrowly avoided crashing out of [...]

November 14, 2014 News, PSA
Danny Massaro on Flour Power: Learning from Nik Kershaw, David Pearson and Mary Berry

Danny Massaro on Flour Power: Learning from Nik Kershaw, David Pearson and Mary Berry

Coaching is like baking a cake: You never mention the basic ingredients By MIKE DALE – Squash Mad Chief Reporter, UK Bureau In his second exclusive blog for Squash Mad, Danny Massaro explains why he thinks coaches are like the [...]

November 13, 2014 Comment, Growing the game, Interviews
Indian mystery as golden girl Dipika Pallikal pulls out of World Team Championships

Indian mystery as golden girl Dipika Pallikal pulls out of World Team Championships

Indian Federation question player’s reported statement that she ‘didn’t know about the World Team event’  On the day when the World Squash Federation issued a Media Release celebrating the imminent arrival of the wold’s best players in Canada for the [...]

November 12, 2014 News, WSA
Gregory Gaultier desperate to end World Championship hoodoo

Gregory Gaultier desperate to end World Championship hoodoo

French ace wants to make it fifth time lucky in Qatar  By NATHAN CLARKE – Squash Mad PSA Correspondent French World No.2 Gregory Gaultier, the four-time World Championship runner-up, says he is preparing harder than ever before to end his [...]

November 11, 2014 News, PSA
Mohamed Elshorbagy is ready to rule the world

Mohamed Elshorbagy is ready to rule the world

Egyptian ace sets up base camp in Qatar for an assault on world title By NATHAN CLARKE – Squash Mad PSA Correspondent World No.1 Mohamed Elshorbagy says he is relishing the prospect of beginning his 2014 Qatar PSA World Championship [...]

November 10, 2014 News, PSA
Nick Taylor: Growing the game in Jersey

Nick Taylor: Growing the game in Jersey

Secrets of success as Nick Taylor builds an island-wide squash community and brings a top pro tournament back to Jersey Squash Mad is delighted to profile the success of Jersey squash coach Nick Taylor, who is busy building the sport [...]

November 10, 2014 Growing the game, Interviews, News