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Brad Hindle Interview: Why Gregory Gaultier is shining so brightly

Brad Hindle Interview: Why Gregory Gaultier is shining so brightly

Gaultier’s golden run is down to being relaxed and confident By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor Top coach Bradley Hindle is gaining a reputation as one of the best brains in squash. He is in big demand. As well as being Malta’s national coach, he has recently launched his own academy and his growing reputation [...]

May 20, 2017 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Growing the game, Interviews 0

Gregory Gaultier and Ali Farag to clash in Bellevue Classic Final

Gregory Gaultier and Ali Farag to clash in Bellevue Classic Final

French General makes it seven finals in a row  By SEAN REUTHE   World No.2 Gregory Gaultier and World No.8 Ali Farag will meet in the final of a PSA World Tour event for the second tournament in succession after they claimed respective wins over James Willstrop and Marwan ElShorbagy on semi-finals day at the [...]

May 20, 2017 Alan Thatcher News 0

Nick Matthew launches UK Masterclass events after Dubai finale

Nick Matthew launches UK Masterclass events after Dubai finale

Nick Matthew Academy Masterclasses to launch in UK after PSA World Series Finals in Dubai By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor Nick Matthew is getting ready for a busy summer, preparing to star on stage at the Dubai Opera House and launching a new series of coaching camps in the UK in addition to his [...]

May 19, 2017 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Growing the game, Interviews, News 0

Nic Müeller upsets Cesar Salazar in Bellevue Classic qualifying

Nic Müeller upsets Cesar Salazar in Bellevue Classic qualifying

Swiss ace meets Ramy Ashour in first round By SEAN REUTHE and ALAN THATCHER   Swiss World No.34 Nicolas Müeller came out on top of an entertaining five-game battle with Mexico’s Cesar Salazar at the PRO Sports Club in Bellevue to earn his place in the main draw of the inaugural Pacific Market International Bellevue [...]

May 16, 2017 Alan Thatcher News 0

World champion Karim Gawad hits the number one spot

World champion Karim Gawad hits the number one spot

Fifth Egyptian to reach the PSA summit  By SEAN REUTHE   World Champion Karim Abdel Gawad has overtaken Frenchman Gregory Gaultier to become just the fifth Egyptian player ever to top the PSA Men’s World Rankings, released today (May 1). Gawad began the season ranked at No.8 but his stunning form over the past eight [...]

May 1, 2017 Alan Thatcher News 0

Sarah-Jane Perry rises to world No.7

Sarah-Jane Perry rises to world No.7

Tesni Evans climbs to career-high 16 in the world By ALAN THATCHER and SEAN REUTHE    Sarah-Jane Perry, who led England to the European Team Championship with a riveting win over France’s Camille Serme, has risen to a career-high position of No.7 in the PSA world rankings for May. Welsh No.1 Tesni Evans, who steered [...]

May 1, 2017 Alan Thatcher News 0

Big week for Wales as England and France share Euro titles

Big week for Wales as England and France share Euro titles

Scots finish fourth on countback By ALAN THATCHER and HOWARD HARDING   England and France shared the honours by winning the men’s and women’s finals at the European Team Championships in Helsinki, Finland, but Wales were celebrating hardest after a bronze medal for the ladies and a gold for the men in Division Two. Sarah-Jane [...]

April 29, 2017 Alan Thatcher News 0

England meet France in both Euro Team finals

England meet France in both Euro Team finals

Nick Matthew and Sarah-Jane Perry lead England through By ALAN THATCHER and HOWARD HARDING   England meet France in both men’s and women’s finals in the European Team Championships in Helsinki, Finland.  England beat Scotland 4-0 in the men’s semi-finals while France beat Germany by the same score. England’s women overcome The Netherlands, while France saw [...]

April 29, 2017 Alan Thatcher News 0

Battle of Britain in Euros as England meet Scotland in semi-finals

Battle of Britain in Euros as England meet Scotland in semi-finals

England women beat Dutch to reach final By ALAN THATCHER   Nick Matthew lost to Borja Golan for the first time but England still progressed to the semi-finals of the European Men’s Team Championships, where they will face neighbours Scotland. Long-time Spain number one Golan won a massive battle 12-10 in the fifth after losing [...]

April 28, 2017 Alan Thatcher News 0

Falcon Mazen Hesham flies high to beat James Willstrop in Houston

Falcon Mazen Hesham flies high to beat James Willstrop in Houston

Brave Reuben Phillips bows out to Tarek Momen By NATHAN CLARKE   In just his second tournament since returning to competitive PSA World Tour action following a six month injury absence, Egyptian Mazen Hesham scored a major first round upset to knock former World No.1 James Willstrop out of the Life Time Fitness Hutkay.fit Houston [...]

April 21, 2017 Alan Thatcher News 0

Gregory Gaultier and James Willstrop seeded to meet in Bellevue showdown

Gregory Gaultier and James Willstrop seeded to meet in Bellevue showdown

Stars line up for richest 16-man draw in history  By SEAN REUTHE   Current World No.1 Gregory Gaultier is seeded to meet former World No.1 James Willstrop in the semi-final stage of next month’s Pacific Market International Bellevue Squash Classic after the main draw for the PSA M100 tournament was released today (April 21). With a [...]

April 21, 2017 Alan Thatcher News, Squash Around The World 0

Gregory Gaultier back at Bellevue for PSA spectacular

Gregory Gaultier back at Bellevue for PSA spectacular

Sponsors make it the most lucrative 16-man draw By SEAN REUTHE    World No.1 Gregory Gaultier will head an international draw at the Pacific Market International Bellevue Squash Classic as he vies for a share of the lucrative $150,000 prize fund – a record amount on offer for a 16-man main draw squash tournament – [...]

April 18, 2017 Alan Thatcher News 0

Nour El Sherbini retains women’s world title on home soil

Nour El Sherbini retains women’s world title on home soil

Playing in Egypt lifted my spirits says El Sherbini  By SEAN REUTHE in El Gouna   Egypt’s first ever female squash World Champion Nour El Sherbini successfully defended her Orascom Development PSA Women’s World Championship title after defeating compatriot Raneem El Welily to take the honours on home soil in El Gouna. Held at the [...]

April 14, 2017 Alan Thatcher News 0

Oh brother! Marwan takes out Mohamed in El Gouna

Oh brother! Marwan takes out Mohamed in El Gouna

Emotional night as younger brother triumphs again By SEAN REUTHE   Egyptian World No.5 Marwan ElShorbagy claimed a second successive victory over older brother and defending champion Mohamed to set up a semi-final clash with World No.1 Gregory Gaultier in the 2017 El Gouna International Squash Open, World Series tournament. Marwan claimed his first ever [...]

April 12, 2017 Alan Thatcher News 0

Laura Massaro sets up World blockbuster with Raneem El Welily

Laura Massaro sets up World blockbuster with Raneem El Welily

British Open repeat for England’s World No.2 in El Gouna By SEAN REUTHE   England’s World No.2 Laura Massaro and Egypt’s World No.4 Raneem El Welily will face off in the quarter-finals of a PSA World Tour event for the second tournament in a row after both players rose to wins on the fourth day of [...]

April 10, 2017 Alan Thatcher News 0