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World Squash Day targets one million new players

World Squash Day targets one million new players

England Squash lead the way with Karakal partnership By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent World Squash Day returns on Saturday October 12th with ambitious plans to attract one million new players to the game over the next decade. The theme for 2019 is for every club on the planet to open their doors [...]

August 9, 2019 Howard Harding Growing the game, News 0

Mixed fortunes for Malaysia in World Junior Champs

Mixed fortunes for Malaysia in World Junior Champs

Debut delight for Adam Aziz By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent There were mixed fortunes for home players on the opening day of action in the 2019 CIMB Foundation WSF World Junior Squash Championships at the Bukit Jalil National Squash Centre in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur. Adam Agan Bin Aziz, an 18-year-old [...]

July 30, 2019 Howard Harding News 0

Amanda Sobhy and Diego Elias win PanAm gold medals

Amanda Sobhy and Diego Elias win PanAm gold medals

Diego dazzles in home triumph By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent USA’s Amanda Sobhy and Peruvian Diego Elias, both ranked eight in the world, celebrated historic squash success in the XVIII Pan American Games in the Peru capital Lima. Harvard graduate Sobhy became the first woman to win individual gold in successive Pan [...]

July 28, 2019 Howard Harding News 0

Washington to welcome Men’s World Teams

Washington to welcome Men’s World Teams

US to host event for the first time By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Defending champions Egypt are likely to be favourites for the 2019 WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship title in December when the USA hosts the biennial World Squash Federation event for the first time in its 52-year history in [...]

July 22, 2019 Howard Harding News 0

WSF stars’ visit to Kenya ‘not just a four-day thrill’

WSF stars’ visit to Kenya ‘not just a four-day thrill’

Nicol David, Camille Serme and Borja Golan lead Ambassadors’ visit  By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent “It’s not just a four-day thrill,” said Gakuo Ndirangu, a driving force of squash in Kenya, as the 2019 WSF Ambassador Programme visit to the country’s capital Nairobi drew to a close at the Nairobi Club after [...]

July 8, 2019 Howard Harding News 0

Nicol David, Camille Serme and Borja Golan headline WSF trip to Kenya

Nicol David, Camille Serme and Borja Golan headline WSF trip to Kenya

Kenya set to welcome WSF Squash Ambassadors By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Kenya is set to welcome the WSF Ambassador Programme this week when three of the world’s leading squash players visit the country’s capital Nairobi for the World Squash Federation promotional initiative hosted by the Kenyan Squash community. The sport’s ultimate [...]

June 23, 2019 Howard Harding Growing the game, News 0

Egyptian aces are top seeds in World Juniors

Egyptian aces are top seeds in World Juniors

Asal out to keep trophy as El Hammamy bids for a first win By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Almost 200 players representing 30 nations have confirmed entry to the 2019 WSF Men’s and Women’s World Junior Individual Squash Championships which will be held in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur from July 30 [...]

June 22, 2019 Howard Harding News 0

Cam and Donna’s double delight in Gold Coast

Cam and Donna’s double delight in Gold Coast

Clean sweep for Aussies in World Doubles By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Australian cousins Cameron Pilley and Donna Lobban struck double Doubles gold on the final day of action in the WSF World Doubles Squash Championships as hosts Australia claimed eight medals across the three events at the Carrara Squash Centre on [...]

June 21, 2019 Howard Harding News 0

Aussies go for triple gold in World Doubles

Aussies go for triple gold in World Doubles

All-Australia on finals day in Gold Coast By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Hosts Australia are guaranteed gold medals in all competitions after dominating day four of the WSF World Doubles Squash Championships at the Carrara Squash Centre on the Gold Coast. In the men’s competition, defending world champions Cameron Pilley and Ryan [...]

June 21, 2019 Howard Harding News 0

Cousins lead Australia to World Doubles semi-finals

Cousins lead Australia to World Doubles semi-finals

Aussies aim for clean sweep in Gold Coast By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Host nation Australia will head into the knockout stage of the WSF World Doubles Squash Championships at the Carrara Squash Centre as gold medal favourites after the top seeds charged into all semi-finals. In the mixed doubles competition, reigning [...]

June 19, 2019 Howard Harding News 0

Top seeds shine on day two of World Doubles

Top seeds shine on day two of World Doubles

Busy day as Pilley and Cuskelly power through  By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent The tournament’s top seeds flexed their muscle on day two of the WSF World Doubles Squash Championships at Carrara Squash Centre on the Gold Coast in Australia, with the top-seeded pairs in both the men’s and women’s draws remaining [...]

June 18, 2019 Howard Harding News 0

Aussies power through on day one of World Doubles

Aussies power through on day one of World Doubles

Pilley and Cuskelly lead home charge By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Hosts Australia made a perfect start to the WSF World Doubles Squash Championships at the Carrara Squash Centre on the Gold Coast, going through day one of the event undefeated. Defending men’s doubles champions Cameron Pilley and Ryan Cuskelly from New [...]

June 17, 2019 Howard Harding News 0

Australia aim for triple gold in World Doubles

Australia aim for triple gold in World Doubles

Hosts hope for Gold Coast hat-trick By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Australia are seeded win all three gold medals in the 2019 WSF World Doubles Squash Championships next month on home soil – 15 years after becoming the first country to achieve the triple in the 2004 championships in India. The sixth [...]

June 1, 2019 Howard Harding News 0

Asian double for India’s Saurav Ghosal and Joshna Chinappa

Asian double for India’s Saurav Ghosal and Joshna Chinappa

Brother and sister Leo and Annie Au are runners-up in KL By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent India celebrated an historic first-ever double as Saurav Ghosal and Joshna Chinappa won the men’s and women’s crowns at the 20th Asian Individual Squash Championships in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur. Chinappa successfully retained the women’s [...]

May 6, 2019 Howard Harding News 0

Ambassador Nicol David leads WSF visit to Kenya

Ambassador Nicol David leads WSF visit to Kenya

Squash legend joins Camille Serme and Borja Golan on WSF trip By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Shortly after bringing her illustrious professional squash career to a close, the sport’s ultimate ambassador Nicol David will join fellow players Camille Serme and Borja Golan for the 2019 WSF Ambassador Programme visit to Kenya, where [...]

April 4, 2019 Howard Harding Growing the game, News 0