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World champion Raneem El Welily headlines Black Ball Open draw

World champion Raneem El Welily headlines Black Ball Open draw

Top-class line-up in Cairo By ELLIE MAWSON The main draw of March’s Black Ball Squash Open PSA Gold tournament was released today, with World No.1 Raneem El Welily headlining the draw at the Black Ball Sporting Club in Cairo, Egypt, from March 11-15. The Black Ball Squash Open will be the first major women’s tournament [...]

February 20, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Tributes pour in for squash legend Nicol David

Tributes pour in for squash legend Nicol David

‘What she has achieved will be impossible to match’ By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Tributes poured in today following the news that Nicol David has announced plans to retire from playing and revealed her plans to support and encourage a new generation of players. Messages came not only from Malaysia, where [...]

February 19, 2019 Alex Wan News 1

Nicol David to retire from playing, but her squash dreams carry on

Nicol David to retire from playing, but her squash dreams carry on

‘I love squash with all my heart and it will always play an important role in my life’ By ALAN THATCHER, HOWARD HARDING and SEAN REUTHE  Nicol David once famously revealed that she would happily swap all eight of her World Championship titles for just one Olympic gold medal. That statement underlined her devotion to [...]

February 18, 2019 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 2
Tesni takes title back to Wales as Willstrop stops Selby

Tesni takes title back to Wales as Willstrop stops Selby

‘It’s not an easy sport to keep playing when you’re old’ says National champion Willstrop By SAM FRANCE – Squash Mad Correspondent in Nottingham England’s James Willstrop and Wales’ Tesni Evans prevailed on finals day at the AJ Bell British [...]

February 17, 2019 News
Tesni Evans edges closer to second British National crown as top seeds crash

Tesni Evans edges closer to second British National crown as top seeds crash

Whitlock beats Waters as Evans masters Massaro By DONNA HELMER – Squash Mad Correspondent Wales’ Tesni Evans fastened her grip on a consecutive British Nationals title today after overcoming Laura Massaro on the penultimate day of the AJ Bell British [...]

February 16, 2019 News
Greg Lobban reaches Nationals semis and a battle with top seed James Willstrop

Greg Lobban reaches Nationals semis and a battle with top seed James Willstrop

Selby survives Simpson showdown By DONNA HELMER – Squash Mad Correspondent Scotland’s Greg Lobban overpowered England’s Richie Fallows in straight games to become the first Scot since John White in 2007 to reach the last four of the AJ Bell [...]

February 15, 2019 News
Sam Todd follows in famous footsteps at Canary Wharf

Sam Todd follows in famous footsteps at Canary Wharf

Yorkshire teenager faces former champion Castagnet in People’s Sunday first round By ALAN THATCHER and SEAN REUTHE British Under-23 champion Sam Todd has been named as the wildcard at next month’s Citigold Wealth Management Canary Wharf Classic, and is keen [...]

February 15, 2019 News
Daryl Selby survives scare in British Nationals opener

Daryl Selby survives scare in British Nationals opener

Stewart so close to shock win in Nottingham By DONNA HELMER – Squash Mad Correspondent England’s Daryl Selby survived an epic scare in the first round of the AJ Bell British National Squash Championships, fighting from 2-0 down to overcome [...]

February 15, 2019 News
Squash Goes Gold launches fresh Olympic campaign

Squash Goes Gold launches fresh Olympic campaign

‘Squash is in the best position it has ever been; we have made huge strides over the past decade’ By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent and SEAN REUTHE (PSA Media)  The World Squash Federation (WSF) and Professional Squash [...]

February 14, 2019 Growing the game, News
Interactive front wall to feature in Chicago World Champs

Interactive front wall to feature in Chicago World Champs

Colourful concept takes shape as front wall turns into giant interactive screen By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor  The presentation of professional squash will move up a notch when an interactive front wall will feature in the forthcoming PSA [...]

February 14, 2019 Alan's Blog, Growing the game, News
James Willstrop: The Marksman movie the latest role for a creative genius

James Willstrop: The Marksman movie the latest role for a creative genius

‘Everywhere I go, people ask if I’m going to play a triple fake’   By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor James Willstrop is well known for his love of the theatre. He has added another string to his bow by [...]

February 11, 2019 News
Stars ready to shine in Grasshopper Cup

Stars ready to shine in Grasshopper Cup

Record prize money in Zurich By SEAN REUTHE  A world-class draw, featuring eight of the world’s top 10 players, will line up at Zurich’s Halle 622 between March 26-31 as the battle for the prestigious Grasshopper Cup, PSA World Tour [...]

February 8, 2019 News
Top seed Sarah-Jane Perry pulls out of British Nationals

Top seed Sarah-Jane Perry pulls out of British Nationals

‘I hope to be fit for the World Champs and beyond’ By DONNA HELMER Top seed and former national champion Sarah-Jane Perry has withdrawn from next week’s AJ Bell British National Squash Championships following a long-standing injury. Perry’s withdrawal means [...]

February 8, 2019 News
Paul Coll headlines Troilus Canada Cup draw

Paul Coll headlines Troilus Canada Cup draw

Record prize money in Toronto By ELLIE MAWSON New Zealand’s World No.6 Paul Coll will headline a high-quality draw at the Troilus Canada Cup Squash, with the PSA Silver tournament taking place in Toronto between March 3-7 after the main [...]

February 7, 2019 News
British Nationals: Willstrop and Selby seeded to meet in final

British Nationals: Willstrop and Selby seeded to meet in final

Local hero Declan James could meet favourite in semi-finals By DONNA HELMER Commonwealth Games gold medallist James Willstrop and former national champion Daryl Selby, ranked 16 and 17 in the world respectively are seeded to meet in the final of [...]

February 5, 2019 News