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Canary Wharf qualifying quartet into main draw

Canary Wharf qualifying quartet into main draw

Makin makes a date with Pilley after Sharpes opens show with Selby By ALAN THATCHER   Joel Makin (Wales), Lucas Serme, Declan James and Charles Sharpes (both England) all won through to the main draw of the 2017 Canary Wharf Classic after a day of drama in the qualifying finals at Wimbledon. James and Serme [...]

March 5, 2017 Alan Thatcher News 0

Nick Taylor: Choose the right ball to help players learn and enjoy the game

Nick Taylor: Choose the right ball to help players learn and enjoy the game

Double yellows kill the game so try different colours! By NICK TAYLOR    In my opinion 90% of squash players are using the wrong ball. It drives me mad watching amateur and junior players using double yellow dots, having pointless two-shot rallies, not having to use skill, technique or tactical awareness, and coming off the court [...]

March 5, 2017 NICK TAYLOR Coaching and Development, Growing the game, News 13

Joel Makin and Richie Fallows topple top seeds in Canary Wharf qualifying

Joel Makin and Richie Fallows topple top seeds in Canary Wharf qualifying

Waller and Al Tamimi out in straight games By ALAN THATCHER at Wimbledon   Top qualifying seeds Adrian Waller and Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi were both knocked out of the Canary Wharf Classic at the first hurdle. Waller fell in straight games to Welsh number one Joel Makin, and Qatari ace Al Tamimi was outplayed [...]

March 5, 2017 Alan Thatcher News 0
Rankings rumble could put Karim Abdel Gawad at number one

Rankings rumble could put Karim Abdel Gawad at number one

All eyes on the British Open for Hull of a change By MIKE HEGARTY, Squash Mad Resident Geek Mohamed ElShorbagy described losing to his younger brother Marwan as the “proudest day of my life” but soon his attention may be [...]

March 2, 2017 News
Gaultier and El Welily claim 2017 Windy City Open titles

Gaultier and El Welily claim 2017 Windy City Open titles

Chicago: record prize fund for 2018 By NATHAN CLARKE in Chicago   French World No.3 Gregory Gaultier picked up the 36th title of his PSA World Tour career by defeating Marwan ElShorbagy 3-1 to win the 2017 Windy City Open [...]

March 2, 2017 News
Welcome to Woodfield Squash and Leisure Club

Welcome to Woodfield Squash and Leisure Club

Doncaster new-build project survives funding setback to launch thriving four-court club By ROB WALLER, Joint Founder of Woodfield Squash and Leisure Club   Woodfield Squash and Leisure Club have just opened their brand new state of the art squash club and [...]

March 2, 2017 Growing the game, News
James Willstrop climbs back to world No.6

James Willstrop climbs back to world No.6

Former No.1 back near the top after rousing renaissance By SEAN REUTHE   England’s James Willstrop has moved up three places to World No.6 after the PSA Men’s World Rankings for March were released today (March 1), with the Yorkshireman [...]

March 1, 2017 News
Tesni Evans returns to world top 20

Tesni Evans returns to world top 20

Welsh ace at No.19 By SEAN REUTHE   The PSA Women’s World Rankings for March have been announced today (March 1), with Tesni Evans of Wales claiming a place among the world’s top 20 for the second time in her [...]

March 1, 2017 News
Nick Matthew to donate Canary Wharf prize money to #Sunshine4Sumner

Nick Matthew to donate Canary Wharf prize money to #Sunshine4Sumner

Sumner Malik is guest of honour at the East Wintergarden on Monday By ALAN THATCHER, Squash Mad Editor Three-time World Champion Nick Matthew has pledged to donate every penny of his prize money from next week’s Canary Wharf Squash Classic [...]

March 1, 2017 Alan's Blog, News
Marwan ElShorbagy makes maiden World Series final In Windy City

Marwan ElShorbagy makes maiden World Series final In Windy City

Raneem and Nour meet in all-Egyptian women’s final in Chicago By NATHAN CLARKE in Chicago   Egypt’s Marwan ElShorbagy will compete in a PSA World Series tournament final for the first time ever tomorrow (March 1) when he will look [...]

March 1, 2017 News
Mighty Marwan masters Mohamed as Gawad falls to Golan

Mighty Marwan masters Mohamed as Gawad falls to Golan

Shocks galore in Chicago By NATHAN CLARKE in Chicago    On a night of dramatic shocks in Chicago, world No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy saw his hopes of winning the 2017 Windy City Open presented by Guggenheim Partners & EquiTrust Life Insurance [...]

February 28, 2017 News
Amanda Sobhy wins all-American showdown in Chicago

Amanda Sobhy wins all-American showdown in Chicago

James Willstrop meets Gregory Gaultier in quarter-finals By NATHAN CLARKE in Chicago   World No.6 Amanda Sobhy, the highest-ranked US-born player ever, emerged victorious in a momentous all-American encounter with Olivia Blatchford to reach the quarter-finals of the 2017 Windy [...]

February 27, 2017 News
Simon Rösner routs Ramy Ashour to book Windy City last-eight berth

Simon Rösner routs Ramy Ashour to book Windy City last-eight berth

ElShorbagy brothers to clash again  By NATHAN CLARKE in Chicago   An inspired Simon Rösner put together one of the best performances of his career to date to secure a huge win over World No.5 Ramy Ashour and move into [...]

February 26, 2017 News
Top seed Mohamed Elshorbagy wins Windy City marathon

Top seed Mohamed Elshorbagy wins Windy City marathon

Kiwi Paul Coll in 94-minute epic battle with top seed By NATHAN CLARKE in Chicago   Defending champion Mohamed ElShorbagy began his 2017 Windy City Open presented by Guggenheim Partners and EquiTrust Life Insurance Company campaign with a winning start, [...]

February 24, 2017 News
Olli Tuominen meets Ramy Ashour in Chicago

Olli Tuominen meets Ramy Ashour in Chicago

Seeds fall in Windy City qualifiers By NATHAN CLARKE in Chicago   Number one and two seeds Gregoire Marche and Nafiizwan Adnan, along with number two seeded woman’s qualifier Coline Aumard, crashed out of the 2017 Windy City Open presented [...]

February 23, 2017 News