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Magnificent Makin stuns world champion ElShorbagy in Channel VAS

Magnificent Makin stuns world champion ElShorbagy in Channel VAS

Welsh wizard wins three tiebreaks against world No.1 By SEAN REUTHE World No.33 Joel Makin earned the biggest victory of his career to date after he claimed a dramatic win over World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy in Weybridge to send the defending champion out of the Channel VAS Championships at St George’s Hill. ElShorbagy was coming [...]

October 18, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 1

James Willstrop leads English charge on day one of Channel VAS tournament

James Willstrop leads English charge on day one of Channel VAS tournament

Declan James stops Ade Waller in another marathon battle By SEAN REUTHE  Former World No.1 James Willstrop led a trio of fellow Englishmen into the second round of the Channel VAS Championships at St George’s Hill after he beat Egypt’s Omar Abdel Meguid on day one of the PSA World Tour Gold event taking place [...]

October 16, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 0

Stars shine on World Squash Day

Stars shine on World Squash Day

Royalty joins the party during global celebration of the game By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Squash centres in all corners of the globe hosted a wide variety of events to highlight the sport’s appeal to mark the 16th edition of World Squash Day on Saturday. The breathtaking skills of the sport’s leading [...]

October 16, 2018 Howard Harding Growing the game, News 0
World Squash Day Abuzz in South East Asia

World Squash Day Abuzz in South East Asia

World Squash Day Abuzz in South East Asia By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor The World Squash Day was celebrated with much fanfare here in South East Asia, with nations such as Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines and [...]

October 16, 2018 Growing the game, News
Hong Kong Open commits to equal prize money

Hong Kong Open commits to equal prize money

Ramy Ashour in same half of the draw as top seed Mohamed ElShorbagy By SEAN REUTHE The 2018 Everbright Sun Hung Kai Hong Kong Squash Open has committed to offering equal prize money for the first time, with $329,000 split [...]

October 15, 2018 News
Raneem El Welily and Mohamed ElShorbagy make it an Egyptian double at US Open

Raneem El Welily and Mohamed ElShorbagy make it an Egyptian double at US Open

World champions win on World Squash Day By SEAN REUTHE in Philadelphia  Reigning world champions Mohamed ElShorbagy and Raneem El Welily claimed silverware on finals night at the FS Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships after they defeated Germany’s Simon Rösner [...]

October 14, 2018 News
Simon Rösner celebrates World Squash Day by reaching US Open final

Simon Rösner celebrates World Squash Day by reaching US Open final

‘I was able to play my attacking squash and it seems the USA is good to me’ By SEAN REUTHE in Philadelphia Germany’s World No.5 Simon Rösner will be the only non-Egyptian to appear in the finals of the FS [...]

October 13, 2018 News
Interactive court opens up the future for squash

Interactive court opens up the future for squash

Thousands of youngsters try out squash and have a gas in the glass By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Squash, which has this week made its debut as a Showcase Sport at the Youth Olympic Games with week-long [...]

October 12, 2018 Growing the game, News
Interview: Olivia Blatchford-Clyne aims to hit the Heights in her home town of Brooklyn

Interview: Olivia Blatchford-Clyne aims to hit the Heights in her home town of Brooklyn

‘I keep coming back because the Weymuller embodies everything good about women’s squash’ By PAULINA ROJEK – Squash Mad Correspondent Brooklyn-born Olivia Blatchford Clyne (note the new hyphen and double-barreled surname) is looking forward with extra anticipation to next week’s [...]

October 12, 2018 Interviews, News
Tesni Evans and Simon Rösner roar into US Open semi-finals

Tesni Evans and Simon Rösner roar into US Open semi-finals

‘I am a very proud Welsh person and so happy to beat two world-class players in three days’ By SEAN REUTHE in Philadelphia Welsh World No.12 Tesni Evans and Germany’s World No.5 Simon Rösner achieved milestone victories to reach the [...]

October 12, 2018 News
Kiwi Paul Coll topples Tarek Momen in US Open classic

Kiwi Paul Coll topples Tarek Momen in US Open classic

Coll wins epic battle 13-11 in the fifth By SEAN REUTHE in Philadelphia – Squash Mad Correspondent New Zealand’s World No.8 Paul Coll became the first male Kiwi since the 1990s to reach the semi-finals of a major PSA Tour [...]

October 11, 2018 Alan's Blog, News
Squash players experiment with radical ‘Keto’ diet

Squash players experiment with radical ‘Keto’ diet

Low-carb eating plan said to boost energy levels By GEOFF BEW – Squash Mad Health and Fitness Correspondent Professional squash players have been experimenting with a radical low carbohydrate eating plan as they seek to push new boundaries to gain [...]

October 10, 2018 Growing the game, News
Tesni Evans topples Joelle King after dramatic fightback in US Open

Tesni Evans topples Joelle King after dramatic fightback in US Open

Words of wisdom from Nick Matthew help Laura Massaro By SEAN REUTHE in Philadelphia World No.12 Tesni Evans overturned a two-game deficit against New Zealand’s Joelle King at Philadelphia’s Drexel University earlier today to book her place in the quarter-finals [...]

October 10, 2018 News
PSA players earn cash for squash data

PSA players earn cash for squash data

Data is driving new revenue streams By SEAN REUTHE The Professional Squash Association (PSA), in partnership with global technology provider Sports Data Labs, has announced the creation of the first-ever prize money pool for players who have consented to allow [...]

October 9, 2018 Growing the game, News
Creative clubs reach out on World Squash Day

Creative clubs reach out on World Squash Day

New Dr Who could spread squash from Sheffield across the galaxy! By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Squash clubs across England are opening their doors this Saturday to promote the sport on World Squash Day. As well as staging [...]

October 9, 2018 Growing the game, News