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PSL: Pilley grounds Selby to win ‘jet-lag’ challenge

PSL: Pilley grounds Selby to win ‘jet-lag’ challenge

    By LEE HORTON GLOBETROTTERS Cameron Pilley and Daryl Selby ignored jet-lag overdose to put on a thrilling show as the Premier Squash League kicked into action last night. Aussie Pilley (pictured above) spearheaded the University of Birmingham attack as Chapel Allerton rolled into the second city with  Essex man Selby signed as their [...]

October 22, 2013 Lee Horton News 0

WILLSTROP: Fight for equality raging 100 years on

WILLSTROP: Fight for equality raging 100 years on

England’s Jenny Duncalf in action against Malaysia’s Nicol David  By JAMES WILLSTROP PSA President One hundred years ago, Emily Davison ran on to Epsom racecourse during the Derby horse race, and was killed by the King’s horse. In 1913 she was generally considered mad. It wasn’t until later that she became a feminist icon who [...]

October 22, 2013 Lee Horton Alan's Blog 1

Keir we go: England coaching chief quits for British shooting

Keir we go: England coaching chief quits for British shooting

By LEE HORTON Keir Worth,  head of coaching and performance at England Squash, is quitting to take over at British Shooting. The 39- year-old will become performance director for British Shooting as they prepare for the 2016 Olympics in Rio, the one prize that eluded squash during Worth’s 11 years with the sport. He became [...]

October 22, 2013 Lee Horton News 1
Dipika: Mind coach Ken is making me a new person

Dipika: Mind coach Ken is making me a new person

By LEE HORTON India‘s Dipika Pallikal upstaged former World No.1 Rachael Grinham of Australia to win the Macau Open Sunday, the seventh (WSA) title of her career, then heaped praise on sports psychologist Ken Way (above) for giving her the [...]

October 22, 2013 News
Why Ramy Ashour’s Story is Yours Too

Why Ramy Ashour’s Story is Yours Too

By SIDDARTH SUCHDE THERE are two names that someone even remotely interested in squash can’t help but hear: Jansher Khan and Ramy Ashour. While the duo of Jahangir and Jansher Khan make for one amazingly exhilarating story of achieving perfection in [...]

October 22, 2013 Comment, Growing the game
Peter Nicol: What squash needs and how we’ll do it

Peter Nicol: What squash needs and how we’ll do it

  PETER NICOL, who totalled five years as World No. 1, talks to SportAsia about Nicol David’s inspiring reign, squash missing out on the 2020 Olympics, succeeding Jahangir Khan and Jansher Khan as the game’s best player and spearheading SquashSkills.com. [...]

October 21, 2013 News
Crowds go crazy for Princess Nour the star attraction

Crowds go crazy for Princess Nour the star attraction

  Teenage squash sensation Nour Sherbini is used to seeing her name in headlines…now when she trains at the impressive new Sedra Compound squash centre on the north coast of Alexandria in Egypt, she’ll see her name writ large on [...]

October 20, 2013 News
How Ben became victim of the wannabe Alastair Campbells

How Ben became victim of the wannabe Alastair Campbells

By LEE HORTON What’s worse, someone who holds an unpopular view or someone who is denied that view by spin merchants who believe they know better? Maybe today we should be asking that question of PSA player Ben Coleman, who [...]

October 19, 2013 Comment
BBC to broadcast men’s World Championship

BBC to broadcast men’s World Championship

PSA World Championship To Broadcast On The BBC 5 September 2013 The Professional Squash Association is pleased to announce that the BBC has become the latest broadcaster to add Squash coverage to its programming after confirming an agreement to cover next month’s AJ Bell PSA [...]

October 19, 2013 News
MILLMAN: Zaman’s courage deserves the world’s support

MILLMAN: Zaman’s courage deserves the world’s support

COMMENT: By RICHARD MILLMAN HAVING had a couple of days to consider the fall out of the sad news that one of the greatest players of all time, Qamar Zaman, has found it necessary to cancel junior events in Pakistan [...]

October 19, 2013 Comment
US OPEN: It’s a wrap as Gaultier mauls Matthew

US OPEN: It’s a wrap as Gaultier mauls Matthew

  By ALAN THATCHER Gregory Gaultier of France overwhelmed England’s Nick Matthew to win the US Open men’s title. A rampant Gaultier triumphed 11-4, 11-5, 11-5 in 51 minutes, 33 minutes shorter than the women’s final which had preceded it. Gaultier [...]

October 19, 2013 News
US OPEN: Nicol David masters Massaro in marathon

US OPEN: Nicol David masters Massaro in marathon

By ALAN THATCHER Nicol David lifted the US Open title after a marathon battle with England’s Laura Massaro. Top seed  David, from Malaysia, fought back from 2-1 down in games to overcome the world No.2 from Lancashire. Victory required 84 [...]

October 19, 2013 News
PSA: Knight tins turn the air blue in Halifax

PSA: Knight tins turn the air blue in Halifax

Nobody likes hitting the tin. But Kiwi Martin Knight struck it three times in a row under pressure from Alister Walker to allow his opponent into the semi-finals of the Bluenose Classic in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The four seeds duly [...]

October 19, 2013 News
Prize money row: Coleman says sorry

Prize money row: Coleman says sorry

Coleman forced to backtrack on Twitter comment after furious backlash from peers  By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Reporter  PSA member Ben Coleman was forced to retract his attack on the equal prize money on offer at the US Open. After [...]

October 19, 2013 News
The secret burrito that set Laura up for victory

The secret burrito that set Laura up for victory

Laura Massaro revealed to her fans how a special, if unconventional lunch, helped prepare her for the amazing 86-minute US Open semi final win against Malaysia’s Low Wee Wern. It obviously worked…wonder if she’ll try it again before tomorrow’s final [...]

October 18, 2013 Alan's Blog