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Teams lined up for revamped Squash World Cup in Chennai

Nine teams from five continents will contest the relaunched Squash World Cup in June following the final confirmation of places. From Asia, hosts India will...

Optasia Championship: Squash greats jostle for SW19 glory

Event organiser Danny Lee previews this week’s 2023 Optasia Squash Championship at The Wimbledon Club, London. Fittingly, the second-biggest sport event to take place in...

Canary Wharf Classic 2023: Mohamed ElShorbagy beats James Willstrop

In a battle of two former World No.1, Mohamed ElShorbagy overcame 39-year-old James Willstrop in a three-game contest to reach the quarter finals of...

What held a top athlete back from becoming squash World No.1?

Jesse Engelbrecht is a former top 50 squash player and claims that his mental side of the sport held him back from fulfilling his...

Decisions, decisions: What the stats tell us about squash’s ‘interference offenders’

JAMIE ABBOTT, co-founder of squash data business Cross Court Analytics, crunches the numbers on refereeing decisions in the men’s and women’s games. Two feisty rivalries,...

Elite teenage talent emerging in Bulgaria

Guest contributor Gordon Kerr looks back at a trip to Bulgaria that left him contemplating the social and human benefits of our beloved sport. Having...

Scotland announces heady mix of youth and experience in Women’s World Teams squad

Egypt trip will be a huge thrill for Tartan Army’s three debutants By JAMES WALTER (Squash Mad Correspondent) Lisa Aitken, Georgia Adderley, Katriona Allen and Alison...

Crouin and Gilis Claim Biggest Career Titles At Open de France de Squash

Victorious Victor thrills the home crowd, while Nele wins the Battle of the Belgian Sisters By Matt Coles - PSA World Tour France’s Victor Crouin and...

Curtis Malik bounces back to rock Rui Soares to clinch TW Canterbury Open title

By JOE MAGOR (Squash Mad Correspondent) World No. 75 Curtis Malik of England produced an incredible comeback, saving two match balls to deny World No.59...

Remembering Bob Hanscom, all-round nice guy and the godfather of squash in Los Angeles

By DAVID JUNG (Squash Mad Correspondent) Bob Hanscom, widely considered the godfather of international squash in Los Angeles, passed away peacefully on May 31, 2022....

Teen sensation Anahat Singh roars into India’s Commonwealth Games squad – at the tender age of 14

Anahat wins all six of her under-19 trial matches without dropping a game By NITESH SQUARE (Squash Mad Correspondent in India) Anahat Singh has arrived. This...

Squash and the royals: I still feel guilty to this day after pinching a court from Prince Philip

I cringed as my American opponent roared ‘No way, man, you’re 10 minutes late’ By GORDON KERR (Squash Mad Correspondent) My accidental brush with royalty came...

The Rise, Fall and Future Of Squash: A documentary by Daniel Gothard

I learned a lot about the game from interviews with stars and key squash figures By DANIEL GOTHARD (Squash Mad Correspondent) I am Daniel Gothard, a...

International Women’s Day: Time to Rally Together to break the bias in squash

England Squash strategy calls for a radical advance in equality, inclusion and diversity By ANNA VAUGHAN-HAWKINS – Squash Mad Guest Blogger The Greek philosopher Heraclitus is quoted...

Ramachandran breezes past Shams to takes MST Dubai Squash Series 1 title

By ADIL MAQBOOL - Squash Mad Correspondent Dubai, UAE. – India’s Sandeep Ramachandran claimed his first Tour title, winning the MST Dubai Squash Series I...

Paul Coll topples Mohamed ElShorbagy to reach San Francisco final against Ali Farag

USA’s Amanda Sobhy delights crowd with another quick win By MATT COLES - Squash Mad Correspondent New Zealand’s World No.3 Paul Coll is into the final...

Gina Kennedy hits top Gear as she powers to her 10th title of 2021 in just 20 minutes

Emyr Evans falls to Sebastian Bonmalais in Scottish Open men’s final By STEVE CUBBINS, Squash Mad Correspondent Georgina Kennedy and Sebastian Bonmalais are the 22021 Springfield...

ElShorbagy battles back to beat Abouelghar in San Francisco first round

By MATT COLES - Squash Mad Correspondent Egypt’s World No.2 Mohamed ElShorbagy had to come from behind in his opening match of the Oracle NetSuite...

CIB Egyptian Open to feature highest ever Platinum prize fund

Stars battle for $590,000 at The Pyramids By SEAN REUTHE - Squash Mad Correspondent The CIB Egyptian Open will bring world-class squash back to the iconic...

Egypt’s Rowan Elaraby roars into PSA world top 10 for the first time

By SEAN REUTHE - Squash Mad Correspondent Egypt’s Rowan Elaraby has broken into the top 10 of the PSA Women’s World Rankings for the first...

Paul Coll topples world No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy to reach Allam British Open final

Nour El Sherbini meets Nouran Gohar in women’s final By ELLIE MAWSON - Squash Mad Correspondent New Zealand’s world No.4 Paul Coll toppled 2019 tournament champion...

Miguel Rodriguez takes out Marwan ElShorbagy to reach Allam British Open semi-finals

Home hopes end as Sarah-Jane Perry falls to reigning champion Nouran Gohar By ELLIE MAWSON - Squash Mad Correspondent Colombia’s World No.11 Miguel Rodriguez axed Egypt’s...

Allam British Open: Joelle King sees off Sabrina Sobhy in five-game thriller

By ELLIE MAWSON - Squash Mad Correspondent New Zealand’s World No.8 Joelle King was forced to hold off a comeback from USA’s World No.21 Sabrina...

World champion Ali Farag survives after trailing 2-0 to Mohamed Abouelghar

Amanda Sobhy wins all-American battle with Olivia Clyne By ELLIE MAWSON - Squash Mad Correspondent Egypt’s reigning World Champion Ali Farag was forced to come from...

Hania El Hammamy and Diego Elias capture Manchester Open titles

Sarah-Jane Perry and Joel Makin both beaten in straight games in finals By SEAN REUTHE - Squash Mad Correspondent Egypt’s Hania El Hammamy and Peru’s Diego...

Joel Makin and Sarah-Jane Perry make Manchester Open finals

By SEAN REUTHE - Squash Mad Correspondent There will be British interest in both finals of the Manchester Open at the National Squash Centre. Joel...

Youssef Ibrahim sends No.2 seed Karim Abdel Gawad out of Manchester Open

‘It was a bit of a slog at the back of the court,’ says Emily Whitlock  By SEAN REUTHE - Squash Mad Correspondent World No.18 Youssef...

Patrick Rooney beats mentor and former World No.1 James Willstrop as Manchester Open begins

‘I was more disciplined than I’ve ever been’ says Rooney By SEAN REUTHE - Squash Mad Correspondent England’s World No.40 Patrick Rooney ended a three-match losing...

Top seeds Perry and Makin claim British National Championship titles

By SEAN REUTHE - Squash Mad Correspondent England’s Sarah-Jane Perry and Welshman Joel Makin claimed the 2021 British National Championships on finals night at the...

George Parker takes out defending champion James Willstrop to reach National Championships semi-finals

By SEAN REUTHE - Squash Mad Correspondent George Parker ended James Willstrop’s British National Championships title defence after beating the former World No.1 in the...

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