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World Teams: Top seeds Egypt meet Canada in opening tie

World Teams: Top seeds Egypt meet Canada in opening tie

Joel Makin leads Wales against England in Pool tie By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Canada will be the first team to attempt to deny favourites Egypt a successful defence of the WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship title when the 2019 championship takes place for the first time in the USA from [...]

December 5, 2019 Howard Harding News 0

Ramy Ashour and Nick Matthew renew their rivalry in ToC Challenge

Ramy Ashour and Nick Matthew renew their rivalry in ToC Challenge

ToC to light up Grand Central for a 23rd year By CHRIS McCLINTICK – Squash Mad Correspondent The 2020 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions returns to Grand Central Terminal for a 23rd year from January 9-17 as the world’s best squash players prepare to descend on New York City for one of the sport’s most [...]

December 3, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Egypt seeded to retain Men’s World Team title

Egypt seeded to retain Men’s World Team title

Fiery fixtures could finish with Egypt-England final By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Defending champions Egypt are seeded to win the WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship title for the fifth time since 1999 when the 2019 championship takes place in the US capital Washington DC from 15-21 December. The biennial World Squash [...]

December 2, 2019 Howard Harding News 0
Karim Gawad returns to top three in PSA rankings

Karim Gawad returns to top three in PSA rankings

Weybridge win takes Gawad above world champ Momen By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Egypt’s Karim Abdel Gawad has overtaken Tarek Momen to return to the top three of the PSA Men’s World Rankings for the first time since [...]

December 1, 2019 News
Hania El Hammamy breaks into world top 10

Hania El Hammamy breaks into world top 10

Pyramid power lifts world junior champion to new heights By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Egypt’s Hania El Hammamy has broken into the top 10 of the PSA Women’s World Rankings following her run to the semi-finals of the [...]

December 1, 2019 News
Last chance to bid for amazing memorabilia in World Squash Day Auction

Last chance to bid for amazing memorabilia in World Squash Day Auction

Final bidding flurry expected ahead of auction close at 19:00 BST By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Reporter After a week of steady and generous bidding activity, organisers of the World Squash Day Auction 2019 are bracing themselves for what [...]

December 1, 2019 News
William Louis-Marie is appointed new Chief Executive of WSF

William Louis-Marie is appointed new Chief Executive of WSF

Executive moves from boxing to fight for squash By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent The World Squash Federation has appointed William Louis-Marie as its new Chief Executive Officer. The 53-year-old will take up his position at the Federation’s [...]

November 28, 2019 News
World’s finest squash juniors heading for Birmingham

World’s finest squash juniors heading for Birmingham

Record 800 players to compete  By DONNA HELMER – Squash Mad Correspondent Birmingham is set to welcome a record 800 of the world’s finest young squash talent as the Dunlop British Junior Open returns to the city from 2-6 January [...]

November 28, 2019 News
Measuring accuracy with the Geoff Hunt Test

Measuring accuracy with the Geoff Hunt Test

Useful tool to help coaches monitor performance  By DOMINIC BENACQUISTA – Squash Mad Correspondent One of the many challenges squash coaches and athletes face, is actually being able to measure quantifiable improvements in one’s hitting ability that will transfer to [...]

November 28, 2019 Coaching and Development, News
Gregory Gaultier: I went through hell and hit rock bottom but I always believed I could come back

Gregory Gaultier: I went through hell and hit rock bottom but I always believed I could come back

‘I’m still a bit stiff but playing will help me start moving better’ By JEROME ELHAIK – Squash Mad Correspondent With a successful comeback to the court, and plans in place to represent his country and return to the PSA [...]

November 28, 2019 Interviews, News
Cut down the number of reps to learn and improve faster

Cut down the number of reps to learn and improve faster

‘First shot is always the most important’ By TONY GRIFFIN – Squash Mad Correspondent Stephen Hawking once said: “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to changes.” Maybe he was thinking of players like Nick Matthew and Laura Massaro, whose ability [...]

November 27, 2019 Coaching and Development, Growing the game, News
Chris Simpson quits pro squash at 32

Chris Simpson quits pro squash at 32

Switch from squash to finance By DONNA HELMER – Squash Mad Correspondent England’s Chris Simpson has announced his retirement from professional squash with immediate effect. Simpson, 32, turned professional in 2005 and captured his first PSA title in 2008. The [...]

November 27, 2019 News
Gregory Gaultier to return for France in World Team Champs

Gregory Gaultier to return for France in World Team Champs

‘I’m like a kid playing a game you love’ By JEROME ELHAIK – Squash Mad Correspondent Former World No.1 and World Champion Gregory Gaultier will make his highly-anticipated return to action after 14 months on the sidelines when he lines [...]

November 27, 2019 News
Interview: Meet Lachlan Johnson, Australia’s High Performance Manager

Interview: Meet Lachlan Johnson, Australia’s High Performance Manager

‘Our stars are dotted all over the world but we are all working towards doing well at the 2022 Comm Games’ By ROD BANNISTER – Squash Mad Correspondent It’s a time of change for squash in Australia, with Lachlan Johnson [...]

November 25, 2019 Growing the game, Interviews, News
Balls and Walls: A wonderful weekend with the Willstrops

Balls and Walls: A wonderful weekend with the Willstrops

King James Lord’s it at the Cumberland Club By GORDON KERR – Squash Mad Correspondent England’s capital city was at the epicentre of world squash at the weekend with the finals of the London Open at the historic Cumberland Club [...]

November 25, 2019 BALLS AND WALLS, Comment, News