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Squash world mourns Susie Simcock

Squash world mourns Susie Simcock

‘She was a pioneer in the world of sport and especially in squash’ says Fontaine By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent The World Squash Federation is mourning the death of former WSF President Susie Simcock. She was 82. It was in October 1996 that the New Zealander was elected the WSF’s first, and [...]

May 31, 2020 Howard Harding News 2

World Squash Library launches Women’s Worlds section

World Squash Library launches Women’s Worlds section

Library features every result since World Open launch in 1976 By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent The World Squash Library has launched a second compendium of the sport’s World Championships, this time covering all the Women’s World Opens from the maiden event in Brisbane, Australia, in 1976. The production features the dates, venue [...]

May 23, 2020 Howard Harding News, Squash Around The World 0

PSA and WSF extend shoe deals with Salming and Teuton

PSA and WSF extend shoe deals with Salming and Teuton

‘Bold designs and high-quality products’ By SEAN REUTHE and HOWARD HARDING  Squash may be on lockdown right now but commercial activities continue to generate revenues behind the scenes.  The PSA and WSF have both announced new contract extensions with footwear partners Salming and Teuton, respectively. The WSF deal with German company Teuton is expanding into [...]

April 28, 2020 Howard Harding Growing the game, News 0

WSF praise vitality of clubs and players during Coronavirus lockdown

WSF praise vitality of clubs and players during Coronavirus lockdown

WSF president Jacques Fontaine issues Covid-19 update​ By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Squash players across the globe are coming up with all kinds of novel ideas to get their daily “fix” of hitting a ball against a wall. And business carries on for the World Squash Federation with meetings being held via [...]

April 21, 2020 Howard Harding Alan's Blog, News 0

WSF name Monte Carlo as venue for 2020 AGM

WSF name Monte Carlo as venue for 2020 AGM

‘We will make it a memorable stay for delegates’ By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent The 2020 World Squash Federation Annual General Meeting will be held in Monaco for the first time following a decision made at the recent WSF Board meeting in London. “I am delighted that the Board selected Monaco’s proposal [...]

March 30, 2020 Howard Harding News 0

Squash selected for 2021 PanAm Junior Games

Squash selected for 2021 PanAm Junior Games

Sports city Cali to host pathway event to 2023 senior PanAm Games By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Squash is one of 30 sports selected to participate in the inaugural Junior Pan American Games next year in the Colombian city of Cali. The Cali 2021 Junior Pan American Games will take place from [...]

March 20, 2020 Howard Harding Growing the game, News 0

World No.1 Raneem El Welily supports International Women’s Day

World No.1 Raneem El Welily supports International Women’s Day

Squash events across the world help to empower women and girls By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Squash players the world over will be in action tomorrow (Sunday 8 March) in support of International Women’s Day (#SquashSupportsWomen). While the Calgary CFO Consulting Services PSA Women’s Squash Week, a Canadian PSA World Tour event [...]

March 7, 2020 Howard Harding Growing the game, News 0

Spectacular new Ringe Center hosts US College Individual Finals

Spectacular new Ringe Center hosts US College Individual Finals

“12 courts on three levels, with two all-glass showcourts” By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent The transformation of the squash complex at the US University of Pennsylvania into a state-of-the-art 12-court facility which is the envy of the Ivy League has signalled a new era for ASB as the world’s leading squash court [...]

March 6, 2020 Howard Harding Growing the game, News 0

Australia to welcome 24 World Junior Team Championship nations

Australia to welcome 24 World Junior Team Championship nations

Carrara national centre on Gold Coast set to host major events  By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Hosted by Australia for the first time since 1986, the 2020 WSF Men’s World Junior Team Squash Championship will see 24 nations compete for the biennial World Squash Federation title in Queensland from 25-30 July. The [...]

March 6, 2020 Howard Harding News 0

WSF President hails new era for squash

WSF President hails new era for squash

Fontaine pledges closer ties with PSA to grow the game By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent In a New Year message to the global squash community, World Squash Federation President Jacques Fontaine hails a new era for the game after a challenging 2019. The recent appointment of William Louis-Marie as the Federation’s new [...]

January 3, 2020 Howard Harding Growing the game, News 0

England fall to Egypt in World Teams final

England fall to Egypt in World Teams final

James and Waller make Gawad and Farag battle for victory By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Egypt have retained the WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship title in the USA, fulfilling their top seeding by beating second seeds England in the final at Squash on Fire in Washington DC. It was the fifth [...]

December 22, 2019 Howard Harding News 0

World Teams: Joel Makin topples world champion Tarek Momen but top seeds Egypt survive to meet England in final

World Teams: Joel Makin topples world champion Tarek Momen but top seeds Egypt survive to meet England in final

‘Best match I have seen for years’ says Welsh coach David Evans  By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent After two riveting semi-finals which went to the wire, the top two seeds Egypt, the defending champions, and England, the second seeds, will contest the 2019 final of the WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship [...]

December 21, 2019 Howard Harding News 0

England and Wales in World Teams semi-finals

England and Wales in World Teams semi-finals

England meet France and Wales face mighty Egypt in last four By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent While Egypt, England and France secured semi-final slots as predicted by the seedings, it was 11th seeds Wales who created the headlines on day five of the WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship in Washington DC [...]

December 20, 2019 Howard Harding News 0

Men’s World Teams: Wales shine as Europeans power through

Men’s World Teams: Wales shine as Europeans power through

Six Euro teams in quarters as Wales, Germany and Spain By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Notable triumphs by Wales, Germany and Spain in today’s knockout stage of the WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship in Washington DC have ensured that six European teams will line up in the quarter-finals of the biennial [...]

December 19, 2019 Howard Harding News 0

Men’s World Teams: Swiss dedicate victory over USA to Nicolas Müller

Men’s World Teams: Swiss dedicate victory over USA to Nicolas Müller

Yow rocks Rodriguez as Malaysia stun Colombia By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent After being demoted to 15th seeds on the eve of the event, Switzerland stunned hosts USA in the final qualifying round of the WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship in Washington DC to guarantee themselves a top 12 finish for [...]

December 18, 2019 Howard Harding News 0