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Gregory Gaultier overcomes maverick Mazen Hesham in El Gouna

Gregory Gaultier overcomes maverick Mazen Hesham in El Gouna

‘When Mazen is on fire you have to be on your toes’ says Gaultier By SEAN REUTHE in El Gouna   Defending champion Gregory Gaultier had to draw on all of his experience on day two of the 2018 El Gouna International as he battled through to a 3-1 victory over Egyptian maverick Mazen Hesham [...]

April 21, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 0

Egypt’s Nour El Sherbini and United States star Amanda Sobhy to meet at the Marina

Egypt’s Nour El Sherbini and United States star Amanda Sobhy to meet at the Marina

Squash rocks by the Red Sea By SEAN REUTHE in El Gouna   World No.1 Nour El Sherbini and former World No.6 Amanda Sobhy will contest a mouthwatering second round fixture at the 2018 El Gouna International after they claimed respective wins over British duo Emily Whitlock and Tesni Evans at the PSA World Series [...]

April 21, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 0

El Gouna qualifying: Zeina Mickawy beats top seed Samantha Cornett

El Gouna qualifying: Zeina Mickawy beats top seed Samantha Cornett

World No.37 meets squash legend Nicol David in first round By SEAN REUTHE in El Gouna   Egypt’s World No.37 Zeina Mickawy was one of five Egyptian winners on the final day of qualifying at the 2018 El Gouna International after she defeated top qualifying seed Samantha Cornett to progress to the main draw of [...]

April 20, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 0
Geoff Hunt: The glass court is great and the new TV coverage is one of the best things to happen to our sport

Geoff Hunt: The glass court is great and the new TV coverage is one of the best things to happen to our sport

Kiwis top medal table as Aussies move Games courts to a new national centre By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   While Squash relished its sixth appearance in the Commonwealth Games since making its debut in Malaysia in [...]

April 20, 2018 Growing the game, News
David Palmer, squash’s golden wonder boy, finally calls time on an amazing career

David Palmer, squash’s golden wonder boy, finally calls time on an amazing career

‘To be part of the Gold Coast Games was beyond my wildest dreams’ By ALEXIA CLONDA – Squash Mad Australian Correspondent   “My boyhood dream has come true,” said Commonwealth Games wonder Gold Medallist, two-time world champion, David Palmer. Now [...]

April 17, 2018 News
Golden finale for David Palmer and Joelle King in Commonwealth Games

Golden finale for David Palmer and Joelle King in Commonwealth Games

‘I fly to El Gouna at 5am and will spend the first day on the beach’ says King By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   It was fitting that the final match on the final day of 11 [...]

April 15, 2018 News
Cousins Cam Pilley and Donna Urquhart claim Mixed Doubles gold

Cousins Cam Pilley and Donna Urquhart claim Mixed Doubles gold

‘So special to win a gold medal in front of family and friends who never get to see you play’ By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   Donna Urquhart and Cameron Pilley, an Aussie pairing that has only [...]

April 14, 2018 News
Family affair as Aussies meet India in mixed doubles final

Family affair as Aussies meet India in mixed doubles final

Trio of British teams in men’s semi-finals  By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   India and hosts Australia will go head-to-head in a surprise Commonwealth Games Squash Mixed Doubles final after the top two seeds failed to survive [...]

April 14, 2018 News
Nick Matthew meets Tarek Momen in tough British Open first round draw

Nick Matthew meets Tarek Momen in tough British Open first round draw

England legend unseeded for first time since 2003 By SEAN REUTHE   England’s Nick Matthew has been handed a difficult first round fixture against Egypt’s World No.5 Tarek Momen at next month’s Allam British Open, PSA World Series tournament as [...]

April 13, 2018 News
India and Malaysia spring shocks in Gold Coast doubles

India and Malaysia spring shocks in Gold Coast doubles

Family ties make Indian pair a tougher team in Commonwealth mixed event By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   With medals in sight as competition intensified on the first day of knockout action in the Commonwealth Games Squash [...]

April 12, 2018 News
Squash celebrates 20 years at the Commonwealth Games

Squash celebrates 20 years at the Commonwealth Games

Squash displaying all the ingredients to make it an Olympic sport, says WSF chief By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   A strong united delegation of senior officials of the World Squash Federation (WSF), joined by the Professional [...]

April 12, 2018 News
Top seeds New Zealand battle back to beat Aussies

Top seeds New Zealand battle back to beat Aussies

Indian men’s pair sink sixth seeds Wales By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   After a day two count of 30 pool matches spread across five courts, Commonwealth Games Squash action moves into the knockout stages on Thursday [...]

April 11, 2018 News
Malaysians sink world champions on first day of Gold Coast doubles

Malaysians sink world champions on first day of Gold Coast doubles

Huge win by Rachel Arnold and Sivasangari Subramaniam By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   Less than 24 hours after the drama of the Singles medals finals day, Commonwealth Games Squash action switched to Doubles as players took [...]

April 10, 2018 News
With heart rate reaching 199 beats per minute, new data suggests squash could be world’s toughest racket sport

With heart rate reaching 199 beats per minute, new data suggests squash could be world’s toughest racket sport

Wiring up Ramy Ashour and Tarek Momen delivers amazing data By SEAN REUTHE and ALAN THATCHER   The Professional Squash Association (PSA) has released new data captured through innovative partnerships with Sports Data Labs and interactiveSquash that suggests squash could [...]

April 10, 2018 Comment, Growing the game, News
Commonwealth Games: Top marks for a top quality Infographic

Commonwealth Games: Top marks for a top quality Infographic

Gold Coast is fifth Aussie city to host the Games By ALAN THATCHER    In celebration of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, The East Coast Squash Academy has released a visual treat in the form of an infographic tracing [...]

April 10, 2018 Fun Stuff, Growing the game, News