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ElShorbagy brothers to meet in El Gouna International semi-finals

ElShorbagy brothers to meet in El Gouna International semi-finals

‘My brother is a completely different player from 12 months ago’ says Marwan By SEAN REUTHE in El Gouna   World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy and his younger brother, World No.4 Marwan, will go head-to-head for the fifth time this season as they advanced to the semi-finals of the El Gouna International, PSA World Series tournament [...]

April 24, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 0

World No.4 Joelle King and No.5 Nouran Gohar crash out in El Gouna International

World No.4 Joelle King and No.5 Nouran Gohar crash out in El Gouna International

Big wins for Alison Waters and Annie Au By SEAN REUTHE in El Gouna   New Zealand’s World No.4 Joelle King and Egypt’s World No.5 Nouran Gohar crashed out of the 2018 El Gouna International at the second round stage after they fell to Hong Kong’s Annie Au and England’s Alison Waters on day four [...]

April 23, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 0

Emirates Golf Club to host 2017-18 PSA Dubai World Series Finals

Emirates Golf Club to host 2017-18 PSA Dubai World Series Finals

Golf Club follows Dubai Opera and Burj Khalifa as stunning setting for PSA finals By SEAN REUTHE   The world’s best squash players are set to appear at Emirates Golf Club between June 5-9 after the Professional Squash Association (PSA) today announced that the 2017-18 edition of the ATCO PSA Dubai World Series Finals will [...]

April 23, 2018 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

Joshna Chinappa stuns Nicol David with shock win in El Gouna

Joshna Chinappa stuns Nicol David with shock win in El Gouna

Laura Massaro up next for Indian star in quarter-finals By SEAN REUTHE in El Gouna   Indian No.1 Joshna Chinappa came up with one of the biggest victories of her career as she stunned eight-time World Champion Nicol David at the 2018 El Gouna International to earn her place in the quarter-finals of a PSA [...]

April 23, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 0

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

PSA to team up with Olympic Channel

PSA to team up with Olympic Channel

Squash the latest of 65 sports to partner with Olympic Channel By ELLIE MAWSON   The Professional Squash Association (PSA), in collaboration with the World Squash Federation (WSF), has reached a cooperation agreement with the Olympic Channel in a partnership that will see all three organisations collaborate on content for the multi-platform global media destination. [...]

April 20, 2018 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

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 nearing his 42 second birthday, one of the most accomplished athletes in the sport’s history [...]

April 17, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 4

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 the 37-year-old from Sheffield gets ready to appear at the prestigious ‘Wimbledon of Squash’ for [...]

April 13, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 0

Gregory Gaultier close to full fitness ahead of El Gouna title defence

Gregory Gaultier close to full fitness ahead of El Gouna title defence

‘I’m on my way back and still want to play for a few more years’ By ELLIE MAWSON   French World No.3 Gregory Gaultier says that he is almost back to full fitness as he prepares to defend his title at the El Gouna International, PSA World Series tournament between April 20-27. The 35-year-old will [...]

April 10, 2018 Alan Thatcher News, Squash Around The World 0

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 be the most physically demanding racket sport in the world. Through the use of pioneering [...]

April 10, 2018 Alan Thatcher Comment, Growing the game, News 6

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 the history, winning performances and other interesting facts which will be of interest to squash [...]

April 10, 2018 Alan Thatcher Fun Stuff, Growing the game, News 0

Gold Coast golds for James Willstrop and Joelle King

Gold Coast golds for James Willstrop and Joelle King

Third time lucky for Willstrop  By ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) and HOWARD HARDING (Squash Mad International Correspondent)   James Willstrop and Joelle King are the 2018 Commonwealth Games gold medal winners after today’s compelling finals in front of packed crowds in Australia. King triumphed after a thrilling five-game battle with England’s Sarah-Jane Perry, while [...]

April 10, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 1

Nick Matthew weighs in as refs get tough on lets in Gold Coast

Nick Matthew weighs in as refs get tough on lets in Gold Coast

Players taken by surprise by referees’ get-tough policy By ALAN THATCHER, Squash Mad Editor NICK MATTHEW has joined the debate that has sprung up over a sudden “get-tough” refereeing policy at the Commonwealth Games. Officials have clearly been instructed to clamp down on lets, but the result has led to a chorus of confusion among [...]

April 9, 2018 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Comment, News 18