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Wonderful night for squash as James Willstrop and Daryl Selby turn on the style at Lexden

Wonderful night for squash as James Willstrop and Daryl Selby turn on the style at Lexden

  Amazing skills on show in fun-filled exhibition in front of a capacity crowd By ALAN THATCHER, Squash Mad Editor James Willstrop and Daryl Selby delighted a packed crowd at Lexden Rackets and Fitness Club in Colchester, Essex, with a spellbinding display in an exhibition match full of skills, athleticism and great humour. It always [...]

July 13, 2018 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 1

Ali Farag top seed as Alexandria hosts top stars in September

Ali Farag top seed as Alexandria hosts top stars in September

Bibliotheca provides stunning venue for PSA Gold men’s event By SEAN REUTHE and ALAN THATCHER Alexandria will host a professional squash tournament for the first time in three years when World No.2 Ali Farag heads up a top-class draw at the Alexandria International Squash Open, the PSA World Tour Gold event which will be held [...]

July 9, 2018 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

Tickets on sale for new-look supershow in San Francisco

Tickets on sale for new-look supershow in San Francisco

Stars return for Oracle NetSuite Open By SEAN REUTHE  Tickets are on sale now for the 2018 edition of the Oracle NetSuite Open, which will welcome a number of the world’s leading squash players back to San Francisco between September 27 and October 2. Last season saw men’s World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy and women’s World [...]

July 8, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 0

James Willstrop and Emily Whitlock top the bill in Nantes

James Willstrop and Emily Whitlock top the bill in Nantes

Willstrop will relish drama on stage in France By SEAN REUTHE The 2018 edition of the Open International de Squash de Nantes will play host to its strongest ever line-up between September 4-9 when former World No.1 James Willstrop and compatriot Emily Whitlock headline the men’s and women’s draws respectively at the spectacular setting of [...]

July 5, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 0

Hong Kong duo Leo Au and Max Lee make history in July PSA rankings

Hong Kong duo Leo Au and Max Lee make history in July PSA rankings

Two HK men in top 20 for first time By NATHAN CLARKE Hong Kong will have two male players in the top 20 of the PSA Men’s World Rankings for the first time ever this month ever after 28-year-old Leo Au rose a place to sit behind compatriot Max Lee, who currently occupies the World [...]

July 2, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 0

Nour El Sherbini celebrates 26 months as world number one

Nour El Sherbini celebrates 26 months as world number one

By NATHAN CLARKE Egypt’s Nour El Sherbini has made it 26 successive months at World No.1 after topping an unchanged top 20 in the PSA Women’s World Rankings for July 2018. The 22-year-old El Sherbini is already the fifth-longest serving World No.1 in history, and last month capped a successful season with victory over World [...]

July 2, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 0

British Junior Champs head back to Nottingham

British Junior Champs head back to Nottingham

All-glass court to showcase event and Under-11s added this year By DONNA HELMER The University of Nottingham, in partnership with Nottingham City Council has won the right to host the Dunlop British Junior Squash Championships for the next three years. Now in its 45th year, the England Squash platinum event, which attracts more than 320 [...]

June 19, 2018 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

England announce squad for World Juniors

England announce squad for World Juniors

Lee Drew takes young and talented group to Chennai By DONNA HELMER – Squash Mad Correspondent National Junior Coach Lee Drew has revealed the squad to represent England at the forthcoming WSF World Junior Squash Championships in India from July 18-29. The team selected for the men’s individual championships will comprise: Nick Wall (Yorkshire), James [...]

June 16, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 0

Laura Massaro to coach England at World Junior Champs

Laura Massaro to coach England at World Junior Champs

‘I’ve come through some tough matches in my time and hope I can help the juniors’ By DONNA HELMER – Squash Mad Correspondent England Squash has announced that England No.1 Laura Massaro will join the coaching team to coach and mentor England’s young guns at the forthcoming WSF Men’s & Women’s World Junior Squash Individual [...]

June 13, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 0

Stars on stage as Nantes International moves to stunning setting inside historic theatre

Stars on stage as Nantes International moves to stunning setting inside historic theatre

Tickets now on sale for France’s biggest squash event By ELLIE MAWSON Tickets for the 2018 Open International de Squash de Nantes – the biggest PSA World Tour event in France – are now on general sale and squash fans will be given the chance to watch a top-class draw line up at the stunning [...]

June 11, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 0

Mohamed ElShorbagy and Nour El Sherbini the pride of Egypt

Mohamed ElShorbagy and Nour El Sherbini the pride of Egypt

Egyptian stars win World Series Finals titles in Dubai By SEAN REUTHE in Dubai Egyptians Mohamed ElShorbagy and Nour El Sherbini, the respective men’s and women’s World No.1s, triumphed on a thrilling final day of action at the 2017-18 ATCO PSA Dubai World Series Finals to claim the prestigious season-ending titles inside Emirates Golf Club [...]

June 9, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 0

Nick Matthew finally bows out as Egyptians dominate in Dubai

Nick Matthew finally bows out as Egyptians dominate in Dubai

‘A few people have tried to talk me out of retiring, but that’s not going to happen’ By SEAN REUTHE in Dubai England’s Nick Matthew has played the final match of his glittering 20-year-career after he lost out to World No.2 Ali Farag on a day that saw an Egyptian quartet claim victories to reach [...]

June 8, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 0

Defending champion Laura Massaro crashes out of PSA World Series Finals

Defending champion Laura Massaro crashes out of PSA World Series Finals

Massaro’s Dubai disaster despite winning first two matches By SEAN REUTHE in Dubai England’s 2016 and 2017 tournament winner Laura Massaro saw her hopes of a third consecutive title at the season-ending ATCO PSA Dubai World Series Finals come crashing down following a 2-0 defeat to France’s Camille Serme inside Emirates Golf Club earlier today. [...]

June 7, 2018 Alan Thatcher ESR, News 0

PSA World Series Finals: Fairytale ending still on the cards for Nick Matthew

PSA World Series Finals: Fairytale ending still on the cards for Nick Matthew

Veteran rocks Rodriguez in 72-minute battle to reach Dubai semi-finals By SEAN REUTHE in Dubai English veteran Nick Matthew is still in with a chance of lifting a trophy at his final professional squash tournament after a stunning victory over British Open champion Miguel Angel Rodriguez saw him qualify for the semi-finals of this year’s [...]

June 6, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 0

Nick Matthew’s winning start in Dubai swansong

Nick Matthew’s winning start in Dubai swansong

World Series Finals: Reigning champions begin   in style By SEAN REUTHE in Dubai Defending champions Laura Massaro and Mohamed ElShorbagy claimed opening day wins against World Champion Raneem El Welily and British Open winner Miguel Angel Rodriguez as the season-ending ATCO PSA Dubai World Series Finals got under way at the Emirates Golf Club. [...]

June 5, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 0