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Nour El Tayeb and Sarah-Jane Perry top seeds in Brooklyn

Nour El Tayeb and Sarah-Jane Perry top seeds in Brooklyn

Top quality line-up in Carol Weymuller draw By ELLIE MAWSON The main draw for next month’s Carol Weymuller Open has been released, with Egypt’s World No.3 Nour El Tayeb and England’s World No.8 Sarah-Jane Perry seeded to meet in the final of the PSA World Tour Bronze event, which will take place at the Heights [...]

September 15, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 0

Alexandria International moves to new home in November

Alexandria International moves to new home in November

PSA Gold event moves to New Cairo By SEAN REUTHE The Professional Squash Association (PSA) has confirmed that the Alexandria International Squash Open – initially scheduled for September 17-21, 2018 – has been postponed until November, 2018 due to unforeseen circumstances. The PSA World Tour Gold tournament, which was initially set to be held at [...]

September 13, 2018 Alan Thatcher News, Squash Around The World 0

Ali Farag meets Paul Coll in tough US Open test

Ali Farag meets Paul Coll in tough US Open test

Blistering battles in second round By SEAN REUTHE  Defending men’s champion Ali Farag will get his title defence under way at the FS Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships with a mouthwatering fixture against New Zealand’s World No.10 Paul Coll at the PSA World Tour Platinum tournament taking place at Drexel University’s Daskalakis Athletic Center between [...]

September 13, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 0

Citigold Wealth Management are new title partners of Canary Wharf Classic

Citigold Wealth Management are new title partners of Canary Wharf Classic

Canary Wharf tenants Citigold Wealth Management sponsor sell-out Classic and Corporate Challenge By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor The Canary Wharf Classic, long established as one of the best tournaments on the world calendar, has a new title sponsor. The tournament will now be known as the Citigold Wealth Management Canary Wharf Squash Classic. [...]

September 13, 2018 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Growing the game, News 0

Broadcast breakthroughs in Birmingham

Broadcast breakthroughs in Birmingham

SQUASHTV plan live coverage of Dunlop British Junior Open and European Team Championships By ELLIE MAWSON The Professional Squash Association (PSA) has reached agreements with England Squash, Edgbaston Priory Club and the University of Birmingham which will see SQUASHTV, the broadcast arm of the PSA, produce live coverage of January’s Dunlop British Junior Open and [...]

August 28, 2018 Alan Thatcher News, Squash Around The World 0

Alan Clyne and Lisa Aitken take Scottish titles

Alan Clyne and Lisa Aitken take Scottish titles

Clyne topples top seed Lobban to clinch eighth title By ANDY WESTON Alan Clyne claimed his eighth title and Lisa Aitken won a second after some high-quality competition in the Sterling Trucks Scottish National Championships at Edinburgh Sports Club. Clyne beat fellow Black Isle ace and close friend Greg Lobban in the final to clinch [...]

August 28, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 0

Reigning champion Fiona Moverley relishes return to Nantes

Reigning champion Fiona Moverley relishes return to Nantes

‘Biggest title of my career’ By ELLIE MAWSON England’s World No.24 Fiona Moverley is looking forward to heading back to Nantes to defend her title when the Open International de Squash de Nantes takes place between September 4-9. Held at the stunning Théâtre Graslin, the Open International de Squash de Nantes will be the first [...]

August 28, 2018 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0

Nour El Tayeb headlines draw for Carol Weymuller Open

Nour El Tayeb headlines draw for Carol Weymuller Open

Stars to shine at Heights Casino in Brooklyn By ELLIE MAWSON Egypt’s World No.3 Nour El Tayeb will headline a top-class draw at Brooklyn’s Heights Casino between October 17-22 when the Carol Weymuller Open becomes the first PSA World Tour Bronze event to take place under the new PSA tour structure. El Tayeb will be [...]

August 23, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 0

Gregoire Marche excited to be in the spotlight on stage in Nantes

Gregoire Marche excited to be in the spotlight on stage in Nantes

Willstrop in the way as French ace bids for fourth Nantes title in a row By SEAN REUTHE France’s Gregoire Marche is relishing the prospect of playing in front of passionate home support when he returns to defend his title at the Open International de Squash de Nantes between September 4-9. Held at the stunning [...]

August 21, 2018 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0

How your local squash club’s front wall can turn into a movie screen to stream top events from round the world

How your local squash club’s front wall can turn into a movie screen to stream top events from round the world

PSA team up with interactiveSQUASH to bring live feeds into clubs By SEAN REUTHE The Professional Squash Association (PSA) have announced that they are collaborating with Munich-based company interactiveSQUASH to stream live coverage and VOD content from all tournaments shown on SQUASHTV – the broadcast arm of the PSA – directly to interactiveSQUASH’s smart courts [...]

August 21, 2018 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

Nottingham to host National Championships next year

Nottingham to host National Championships next year

Pros on the University glass court; Masters events at Nottingham SC By DONNA HELMER – Squash Mad Correspondent Nottingham has won the right to host the 2019 Dunlop British National Squash Championships – the first time the city has staged the prestigious squash tournament in its 45-year history. The flagship event, hosted by England Squash, [...]

August 21, 2018 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

SAVE OUR SQUASH: More clubs join the fight to save courts being closed by David Lloyd

SAVE OUR SQUASH: More clubs join the fight to save courts being closed by David Lloyd

Too late for some as players are told ‘courts close in two weeks’ By ALAN THATCHER, Squash Mad Editor Angry, bitterly frustrated squash players across the UK have joined the campaign to save their courts after David Lloyd Clubs announced their imminent closure to make way for a new fitness fad. The David Lloyd Club [...]

August 20, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 1

Mohamed ElShorbagy and Miguel Rodriguez on course for San Francisco showdown

Mohamed ElShorbagy and Miguel Rodriguez on course for San Francisco showdown

British Open rematch on the cards By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Reporter British Open finalists Mohamed ElShorbagy and Miguel Angel Rodriguez are seeded to meet in a blockbuster quarter-final fixture when the 2018 Oracle NetSuite Open brings world-class squash back to San Francisco’s Embarcadero Plaza from September 27 to October 2. Rodriguez’s win over [...]

August 17, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 0

Stay of execution for David Lloyd Gidea Park

Stay of execution for David Lloyd Gidea Park

Court closures put on hold for six months By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Squash players at the David Lloyd Club in Gidea Park, Essex, are celebrating tonight after learning that plans to close the courts have been put on hold.   Campaign leader Laura Northeast was enjoying a family meal in a restaurant when she [...]

August 13, 2018 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News 0

New teams from Wales and Newcastle enter PSL

New teams from Wales and Newcastle enter PSL

Cam Pilley ready for slog on the Tyne By DONNA HELMER The Premier Squash League (PSL) returns for the 2018-19 season bolstered by the addition of two new teams and a revised format. Joining the PSL this season are Squash Wales and Newcastle University / Northumberland Club, in addition to the 10 teams who contested [...]

August 13, 2018 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0