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AJ Bell title sponsors of 2017 PSA Squash World Championships

AJ Bell title sponsors of 2017 PSA Squash World Championships

Equal prize fund in Manchester as winners take home $45,000  By NATHAN CLARKE and DONNA HELMER   AJ Bell has been announced as title sponsor for the 2017 AJ Bell PSA Men’s and Women’s Squash World Championships, which will bring almost 200 of the world’s best squash players to Manchester between December 9-17, 2017 to [...]

May 16, 2017 Guest Contributor News, Squash Around The World 0

Joel Makin and Elise Lazarus claim British Under-23 titles

Joel Makin and Elise Lazarus claim British Under-23 titles

Fiery finals at Hunts County  By COLIN GRIGGS – Squash Mad Correspondent   The two favourites, Joel Makin and Elise Lazarus, claimed their first British Under-23 titles in two great battles in front of packed crowds at Hunts County SC. The 16-year-old Lazarus (Essex) fought back from 0-1 and 1-2 down against second seed Kace [...]

May 9, 2017 Guest Contributor News, Squash Around The World 0

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

Colets and Kenilworth Crowned National Club Champions

Colets and Kenilworth Crowned National Club Champions

 Colets and Kenilworth crowned National Club Champions By James Roberts – Squash Mad Reporter   Colets Men’s and Kenilworth Women won the No5 Barristers Chambers National Club Championships this weekend at Edgbaston Priory Club. A strong Colets team, led by Daryl Selby, defeated Nottingham and Pontefract 4-0 in the Quarter and Semi Finals respectively. Their [...]

April 24, 2017 James Roberts News, Squash Around The World 0

Top clubs compete for British national crowns

Top clubs compete for British national crowns

Big weekend at Edgbaston Priory By JAMES ROBERTS   All roads lead to Birmingham this weekend as the finals of the National Club Championships takes place at Edgbaston Priory. A total of 75 teams entered the group stages back in October 2016 across a variety of categories, including Men’s, Women’s, Mixed O35’s, O45’s, O55’s, Mixed [...]

April 21, 2017 James Roberts News, Squash Around The World 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

PSA SquashTV passes 50 million viewers on YouTube

PSA SquashTV passes 50 million viewers on YouTube

More than a million viewers per month tune in to PSA on YouTube  By SEAN REUTHE   PSA SQUASHTV, the official online television channel of the Professional Squash Association (PSA), has passed the 50 million views mark on video-sharing website YouTube – representing a 100 per cent increase since April 2015. The channel, created on [...]

April 18, 2017 Guest Contributor 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

PSA Foundation supports International Day of Sport and Peace

PSA Foundation supports International Day of Sport and Peace

El Gouna hosts special day highlighting healing power of sport By SEAN REUTHE   The PSA Foundation has lent its support to the upcoming United Nations’ International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP), which takes place April 6 and coincides with the final qualifying rounds of the El Gouna International Squash Open and [...]

April 6, 2017 Guest Contributor News, Squash Around The World 0

Injured Ramy Ashour pulls out of El Gouna

Injured Ramy Ashour pulls out of El Gouna

Hamstring hinders Egyptian maestro By SEAN REUTHE    Three-time El Gouna International Squash Open champion Ramy Ashour has withdrawn from the 2017 edition of the World Series tournament after failing to recover from a hamstring strain sustained during last month’s Allam British Open. Ashour, who won the tournament in 2012, 2014 and 2015, will be [...]

April 5, 2017 Guest Contributor News, Squash Around The World 0

PSA selects Leverage as global sponsorship agency

PSA selects Leverage as global sponsorship agency

World Tour seeks global sponsor By SEAN REUTHE   The Professional Squash Association (PSA) have today announced an agreement with New York City-based sports and entertainment marketing firm Leverage Agency that will see the organisation become the PSA’s exclusive global marketing agency in a move to increase the sport’s profile and revenue potential. Under the [...]

March 29, 2017 Guest Contributor Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

Racquetball: David Horn takes second title

Racquetball: David Horn takes second title

‘Bobby’ dazzles to beat Mercado in Minnesota By LAURA McCORMICK – Squash Mad Racquetball Correspondent   The World Racquetball Tour Midwest Championships were hosted at Life Time Fitness Moore Lake in Fridley, MN. The WRT divisions were run in tandem to the Minnesota State Championships, which are held annually. With the Mexican National Championships being [...]

March 23, 2017 Guest Contributor News, Racketball, Squash Around The World 0

No stopping Kane Waselenchuk

No stopping Kane Waselenchuk

  Waselenchuck adds to resume, but young upstart Parrilla wins hearts By MARK PALERMO – Squash Mad Racquetball Correspondent   Racquetball has an unusual configuration of three professional tours: The Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT), The World Racquetball Tour (WRT), and International Racquetball Tour (IRT). With respect to the male tours, the IRT is a [...]

March 20, 2017 Guest Contributor News, Racketball, Squash Around The World 0

Mohamed ElShorbagy tops Grasshopper draw

Mohamed ElShorbagy tops Grasshopper draw

Possibly the strongest 16-man draw in PSA history By NATHAN CLARKE   A breathtaking draw has been confirmed for the 2017 Grasshopper Cup which will see all of the world’s top four players travel to Zurich’s Puls5 to contest the $100,000 tournament this May. World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy heads the draw which sees every automatic [...]

March 16, 2017 Guest Contributor News, Squash Around The World 0