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Olympic bid steps up with key campaign boost

Olympic bid steps up with key campaign boost

WSF and PSA appoint Weber Shandwick to support bid for Paris 2024 By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   Squash’s Olympic ambitions have intensified with the appointment of a leading marketing company to strengthen the campaign for inclusion in the 2024 Paris Games. The World Squash Federation (WSF) in partnership with the Professional [...]

January 4, 2018 Howard Harding Growing the game, News 0

Ramy Ashour and Camille Serme are WSF Ambassadors

Ramy Ashour and Camille Serme are WSF Ambassadors

Stars lead visits to Armenia and Ukraine By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   Egypt’s three-time world champion Ramy Ashour and France’s world No.3 Camille Serme will lead the 2018 WSF Ambassador Programme to Armenia and Ukraine in June next year when the latest World Squash Federation initiative visits the countries’ capitals Yerevan [...]

December 30, 2017 Howard Harding Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

Ali Farag is new PSA men’s president

Ali Farag is new PSA men’s president

Colombian Pablo Serna joins board of directors By HOWARD HARDING and SEAN REUTHE   Egypt’s World No.3 Ali Farag has been named as the Professional Squash Association’s (PSA) Men’s President as one of four new additions to the PSA’s Board of Directors – which were officially confirmed at the association’s annual AGM held on the [...]

December 18, 2017 Howard Harding Growing the game, News 0

ASB team up with Shaun Moxham in high-tech New York project

ASB team up with Shaun Moxham in high-tech New York project

New facility opens in April 2018 By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   In a unique collaboration between a court manufacturer and a leading squash coach, ASB Squash has teamed up with Australian Shaun Moxham to launch a new high performance squash training facility in the USA. The new MSquash Accelerator Center is [...]

December 5, 2017 Howard Harding Fun Stuff, Growing the game, News 0

Egypt beat England to win World Team title

Egypt beat England to win World Team title

Matthew injury hinders England in Marseille By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   Favourites Egypt defeated defending champions England in the final of the WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship at Salle Vallier in Marseille to reclaim the World Squash Federation title they lost to England four years ago in Mulhouse, also in France. [...]

December 4, 2017 Howard Harding News 0

Worldwide squash community must back Olympic bid says WSF chief

Worldwide squash community must back Olympic bid says WSF chief

By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   The French city of Marseille has this week hosted the 47th World Squash Federation AGM and Conference, held alongside the WSF Men’s World Team Championship. The AGM today followed the conference day which featured presentations from key people from inside and outside squash to update the [...]

December 3, 2017 Howard Harding News 1

Title holders England face top seeds Egypt in World Teams Final

Title holders England face top seeds Egypt in World Teams Final

England overpower Aussies as Egypt battle past Hong Kong By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   Defending champions England and top seeds Egypt will contest the final of the WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship for the third time in a row after prevailing in the semi-finals of the biennial World Squash Federation event [...]

December 3, 2017 Howard Harding News 0

Hosts France fall to Hong Kong in Marseille shock

Hosts France fall to Hong Kong in Marseille shock

England meet Australia in World Team semi-finals By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   Hong Kong China relegated France to their lowest finish in the WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship for at least 16 years after upsetting the hosts in the quarter-finals of the biennial World Squash Federation event in front of [...]

December 2, 2017 Howard Harding News 0

Nick Matthew fights back to carry England through to World Teams quarter-finals

Nick Matthew fights back to carry England through to World Teams quarter-finals

England and Scotland into last eight at World Teams By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   England star Nick Matthew fought back from the brink of defeat and Scotland stunned Malaysia on a day of drama in the round of 16 at the WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship in Marseille. The event’s top [...]

December 1, 2017 Howard Harding News 0

World Teams: Top seeds ease into last 16

World Teams: Top seeds ease into last 16

Wales and Spain join the big guns in Marseille   By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   The views of the seedings committee of the WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship were fully endorsed when the top 16 seeds secured their places in the last 16 knockout stage of the biennial World Squash Federation [...]

November 30, 2017 Howard Harding News 0

Marseille magic as Malaysia stun India

Marseille magic as Malaysia stun India

England foil Finland as Wales and Scotland make Aussies and Germany work hard for wins By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   Malaysia produced the first upset in the WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship by beating Asian rivals India, the eighth seeds, 2-1 in the second qualifying round of the biennial World [...]

November 29, 2017 Howard Harding News 0

Top seeds cruise through in World Teams

Top seeds cruise through in World Teams

Favourites Egypt ease past fallen giants Pakistan By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   The top eight seeded nations sailed through their opening encounters on day one of the WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship in Marseille, all winning 3-0 at Modern Squash in the French city. The 25th staging of the biennial [...]

November 28, 2017 Howard Harding News 0

20 Fun Facts about the Men’s World Team Champs

20 Fun Facts about the Men’s World Team Champs

50 years of fun facts By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   The WSF Men’s World Team Championship kicks off today in Marseille. Here are 20 facts you might not know about the MWT tournament, compiled by stats guru Howard Harding of SquashInfo.com. 1: Egypt are favourites to reclaim the MWT title, with [...]

November 27, 2017 Howard Harding Fun Stuff, News 2

World Team Squash Champs highlight of Marseille’s year as European Capital of Sport

World Team Squash Champs highlight of Marseille’s year as European Capital of Sport

France building momentum for Olympic push By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   Marseille Deputy Mayor of Sports Richard Miron revealed that the 2017 WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship will be the closing event in the French city’s celebrations as the European Capital of Sports 2017 – adding that it was the “only [...]

November 27, 2017 Howard Harding Growing the game, News 0

Gregory Gaultier goes for gold to claim sole missing title

Gregory Gaultier goes for gold to claim sole missing title

Hosts France bid for World Teams breakthrough In Marseille By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   Appearing in the championship for the ninth time in a row, illustrious Frenchman Gregory Gaultier will be aiming to win the only major title that has so far eluded him and his country when he leads France [...]

November 24, 2017 Howard Harding News 0