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Maria Toorpakai elected to IOC women’s post

Maria Toorpakai elected to IOC women’s post

From fleeing the Taliban to a role with IOC Women’s Commission By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   Pakistan squash star Maria Toorpakai Wazir has been appointed to the International Olympic Committee’s Women in Sport Commission in a role that will see her assist the IOC in the development and implementation of their [...]

May 4, 2017 Howard Harding News, Squash Around The World 0

New Zealand dominate World Masters Games

New Zealand dominate World Masters Games

Kiwis host 600 squash vets as Fitz and Craig add to their medal tally  By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   Hosts New Zealand claimed the lion’s share of the Squash titles in the 2017 World Masters Games, described by International Masters Games Association President Kai Holm at the Closing Ceremony in Auckland [...]

May 1, 2017 Howard Harding News, Squash Around The World 0

Colombia to host WSF coaching conference

Colombia to host WSF coaching conference

David Palmer and Sarah Fitz-Gerald lead coaching talks By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   The World Squash Federation has confirmed that Colombia will host the WSF Coaching Conference 2017. The now annual event will take place from September 14-16 at Club Campestre de Bucaramanga in Bucaramanga, one of Colombia’s rapidly expanding cities. “We [...]

April 7, 2017 Howard Harding Coaching and Development, Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

Regional events build up to World Juniors

Regional events build up to World Juniors

Following in the footsteps of legends By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   Squash’s National Federations will be making full use of the WSF Regional Federation management of their regional junior championships – not only to compete for the titles but also to select and prepare squads for the 2017 WSF World Junior Squash Championships [...]

March 16, 2017 Howard Harding News, Squash Around The World 0

Fourteen teams in Women’s World Junior Teams

Fourteen teams in Women’s World Junior Teams

NZ hosts event in July By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   Hosts New Zealand will lead a select group of six nations that have competed in each WSF Women’s World Junior Team Squash Championship since the inaugural event in 1985 when they do so again in the 2017 championship on home soil in July. [...]

March 4, 2017 Howard Harding News, Squash Around The World 0

Men’s World Teams return to France

Men’s World Teams return to France

European sport capital Marseille chosen by WSF By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   The World Squash Federation has awarded the rights to host the 2017 Men’s WSF World Team Squash Championship to France, four years after the European country hosted the biennial event for the first time. The championship will be held [...]

February 28, 2017 Howard Harding News, Squash Around The World 0

India to host 2018 World Juniors

India to host 2018 World Juniors

WSF to stage World Juniors in Chennai By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent   For the third time since 2002, India will host the WSF World Junior Squash Championships after winning the rights from the World Squash Federation to stage the 2018 event in Chennai. The Men’s and Women’s World Junior Individual Championships will [...]

February 21, 2017 Howard Harding News, Squash Around The World 0

WSF publish new court specifications

WSF publish new court specifications

Global update for court builders By HOWARD HARDING   The World Squash Federation has extensively updated its specifications for squash courts, featuring various new clauses and drawings. The WSF Squash Court Specifications 2017 provide an invaluable source of information for all architects, specifiers and builders, giving details of dimensions, materials and tolerances for court flooring, [...]

January 24, 2017 Howard Harding Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

Miguel Rodriguez and Nicol David fly the flag for WSF

Miguel Rodriguez and Nicol David fly the flag for WSF

WSF ambassadors dive into Armenia and Ukraine By HOWARD HARDING Armenia and Ukraine will host the 2017 WSF Ambassador Programme later this year when Malaysia’s record eight-time women’s world champion Nicol David and Colombian Miguel Angel Rodriguez, South America’s highest-ranked player of all-time, lead the latest World Squash Federation initiative into the countries’ capitals Yerevan [...]

January 22, 2017 Howard Harding News 0

Birthday boy Mohamed Elshorbagy given a hard time by Declan James at ToC

Birthday boy Mohamed Elshorbagy given a hard time by Declan James at ToC

‘We’ll have lots more hard matches in the future’ By HOWARD HARDING in New York   World number one Mohamed Elshorbagy celebrated his 26th birthday in fine style today in New York where he led five fellow Egyptians through the first round of the 2017 JP Morgan Tournament of Champions which is marking its 20th [...]

January 13, 2017 Howard Harding News 0

Egypt beat England in World Team final

Egypt beat England in World Team final

Raneem wins clincher against SJP By HOWARD HARDING in Paris    Hot favourites Egypt, whose three-woman team boasts the top three players in the world, beat defending champions England in today’s final of the WSF Women’s World Team Squash Championship in the French capital Paris to reclaim the World Squash Federation title they lost to [...]

December 3, 2016 Howard Harding News 0

England meet top seeds Egypt in Women’s World Teams final

England meet top seeds Egypt in Women’s World Teams final

England’s 12th final in a row as hosts France fall to Egypt By HOWARD HARDING in Paris    Favourites Egypt and defending champions England, the No.2 seeds, will contest Saturday’s final of the WSF Women’s World Team Squash Championship after victories over hosts France and Hong Kong China, respectively, in today’s semi-finals of the World [...]

December 3, 2016 Howard Harding News 0

France make historic breakthrough at World Teams

France make historic breakthrough at World Teams

‘I’ve never felt like this before’ admits Camille Serme By HOWARD HARDING in Paris    For the first time in history, France will play for a place in the last four of the WSF Women’s World Team Squash Championship after defeating former champions Australia in today’s quarter-finals of the World Squash Federation event in the [...]

December 2, 2016 Howard Harding News 0

Hosts France top qualifying pool

Hosts France top qualifying pool

Seeds all reach last eight in World Teams but Tesni Evans shocks Alison Waters By HOWARD HARDING in Paris   On the opening day of play in the WSF Women’s World Team Squash Championship on the all-glass showcourt at Palais Des Sports Robert Charpentier in the Paris suburb of Issy-les-Moulineaux, hosts France defied the seedings by [...]

December 1, 2016 Howard Harding News 0

Amanda Sobhy sinks Laura Massaro in Paris shock

Amanda Sobhy sinks Laura Massaro in Paris shock

  England edge home against USA in World Teams By HOWARD HARDING in Paris   Amanda Sobhy gained her first win over former world champion Laura Massaro as defending champions England, the No.2 seeds, were given a stern test by USA on day two of qualifying action in the WSF Women’s World Team Squash Championship [...]

November 30, 2016 Howard Harding News 0