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World Masters vets show how to play, and how to party!

World Masters vets show how to play, and how to party!

Hips, knees and woes all part of the marvellous Masters experience By AUBREY WADDY – Squash Mad Special Correspondent Serena Williams received huge praise for her achievements in June at Wimbledon. Serena not only competed at the 2018 Championships, within twelve months of delivering her first child, but actually reached the final. The biennial 2018 [...]

August 8, 2018 Guest Contributor Comment, Fun Stuff, Growing the game, News 2

Charlottesville paints a Masters masterpiece

Charlottesville paints a Masters masterpiece

Big wins for local hero Patrick Chifunda and  Mexico’s Juan Mendez By ALEXIA CLONDA – Squash Mad Reporter in Charlottesville You run out of superlatives talking about what a marvellous facility the McArthur Squash Centre is in Charlottesville, venue for the 2018 World Masters. With 12 glassbacks, a three-sided glass court and a full glass [...]

August 4, 2018 Guest Contributor Comment, News 0

Satinder Bajwa: Top coach transfers lives through squash back home in India

Satinder Bajwa: Top coach transfers lives through squash back home in India

A promise fulfilled as I visit a squash program that helps children in a remote part of India By JOHN LEAVY – Squash Mad Special Correspondent on a return trip to visit Satinder Bajwa’s Khelshala project It took me a few years but I finally accomplished not one but two things that have been on [...]

July 22, 2018 Guest Contributor Growing the game, News 0

Lisa Aitken bang on form to take Bangor title

Lisa Aitken bang on form to take Bangor title

One match too far for lively Lucy Beecroft By TESNI EVANS – Squash Mad Reporter in Bangor Lisa Aitken had not dropped a game all week to get the final, and it was no different today as she took home the inaugural Karakal Bangor Classic 2018 title back to Scotland with another 3-0 victory. Her [...]

June 24, 2018 Guest Contributor News 0

Qualifier Lucy Beecroft meets top seed Lisa Aitken in Bangor final

Qualifier Lucy Beecroft meets top seed Lisa Aitken in Bangor final

  Beecroft powers through in 69-minute Bangor battle By TESNI EVANS – Squash Mad Reporter in Bangor Lucy Beecroft has reached the final of the Karakal Bangor Women’s Classic after starting the tournament as number eight seed in qualifying! She beat the number two seed Enora Villard of France in a 69-minute battle, fighting back [...]

June 23, 2018 Guest Contributor News 0

Top seed Lisa Aitken aims to be in top Gear in Bangor semi-finals

Top seed Lisa Aitken aims to be in top Gear in Bangor semi-finals

  Lucy Beecroft ends home hopes By TESNI EVANS – Squash Mad Reporter in Bangor England’s Lucy Beecroft reaped the reward of her high-quality shot-making as she continued her journey from the qualifiers to reach the semi-finals of the Karakal Bangor Women’s Open.  Tonight at the quarter finals stage we saw another two upsets and [...]

June 22, 2018 Guest Contributor News 0

Ali Hemingway flies the flag for Wales

Ali Hemingway flies the flag for Wales

Home hope reaches Karakal Bangor quarter-finals  By TESNI9 EVANS in Bangor Ali Hemingway was the toast of Wales as she came through the first round of the Karakal Bangor Open to reach the quarter-finals. The only Welsh woman to make it through was Ali Hemingway, who triumphed in three games against fellow Welsh player and [...]

June 22, 2018 Guest Contributor News 0

Colombia’s Rodriguez Reaches First World Series Final at British Open as Defending Champions Bow Out

Colombia’s Rodriguez Reaches First World Series Final at British Open as Defending Champions Bow Out

Colombian Miguel Angel Rodriguez celebrates his semi-final win over Raphael Kandra of Germany Colombia’s Rodriguez Reaches First World Series Final at British Open as Defending Champions Bow Out By SEAN REUTHE – PSA World Tour   World No.14 Miguel Angel Rodriguez has become the first South American squash player ever to reach a PSA World Series [...]

May 19, 2018 Guest Contributor News 0

Defending Champion Massaro Hungry for More British Open Glory

Defending Champion Massaro Hungry for More British Open Glory

Defending Champion Massaro Hungry for More British Open Glory By ELLIE MAWSON – PSA World Tour   Defending Allam British Open women’s champion Laura Massaro is hungry for more success on home soil when the tournament takes place May 15-20 at Hull’s Airco Arena. Massaro defeated compatriot Sarah-Jane Perry in last year’s final to become [...]

May 9, 2018 Guest Contributor News 0

New York City Hails World’s First Public Outdoor Squash Court

New York City Hails World’s First Public Outdoor Squash Court

New York City Hails World’s First Public Outdoor Squash Court By PETER SCHMIDL – ASB SquashCourts   The unveiling of the world’s first public squash court in New York City has generated considerable public interest in the US city. The pioneering project is the initiative of the Public Squash Foundation, whose goal is to offer [...]

May 8, 2018 Guest Contributor News 0

Defending Champion Massaro Within Touching Distance of World Series Finals Qualification

Defending Champion Massaro Within Touching Distance of World Series Finals Qualification

Defending Champion Massaro Within Touching Distance of World Series Finals Qualification By SEAN REUTHE – PSA World Tour   England’s World No.7 Laura Massaro moved closer to qualification for next month’s ATCO PSA Dubai World Series Finals after her semi-final finish at last week’s El Gouna International saw her move up to fifth on the [...]

May 1, 2018 Guest Contributor News 0

El Welily Cuts Gap on El Sherbini in Women’s World Rankings

El Welily Cuts Gap on El Sherbini in Women’s World Rankings

El Welily Cuts Gap on El Sherbini in Women’s World Rankings By SEAN REUTHE- PSA World Tour   Raneem El Welily’s title win at the inaugural women’s El Gouna International last week has cut the gap between her and current World No.1 Nour El Sherbini to under 250 points after the PSA Women’s World Rankings [...]

May 1, 2018 Guest Contributor News 0

Marwan ElShorbagy Reaches Top Three in Men’s May World Rankings

Marwan ElShorbagy Reaches Top Three in Men’s May World Rankings

Marwan ElShorbagy Reaches Top Three in Men’s May World Rankings By SEAN REUTHE – PSA World Tour   Bristol-based Egyptian Marwan ElShorbagy has today overtaken France’s Gregory Gaultier to reach a career-high World No.3 ranking and complete the first all-Egyptian presence amongst the world’s top three positions on the men’s tour since April 2009. The [...]

May 1, 2018 Guest Contributor News 0

Angus Gillams and Kace Bartley take Dulwich titles

Angus Gillams and Kace Bartley take Dulwich titles

Quality squash and capacity crowds at Dulwich By TIM GARNER   The 2018 edition of the Dulwich Open sponsored by Dulwich Tandoori saw new winners engraved on the trophies as the club once again witnessed some high quality squash. Top seed and World no.76 Angus Gillams was in ruthless form as he swept through the [...]

March 19, 2018 Guest Contributor News, Squash Around The World 0

Resurgent Ramy Ashour roars to Grasshopper Cup triumph over Mohamed ElShorbagy

Resurgent Ramy Ashour roars to Grasshopper Cup triumph over Mohamed ElShorbagy

‘It’s been a hard two years and I am pouring with emotion’ By NATHAN CLARKE   A peerless performance from maverick three-time World Champion Ramy Ashour saw the 30-year-old Egyptian end compatriot Mohamed ElShorbagy’s 12-match winning streak to triumph in the final of the 2018 Grasshopper Cup – his first title win in seven months. [...]

March 19, 2018 Guest Contributor News 1