Thursday, November 30, 2023

Truth and Rumours: Ramy Ashour consults Dr Lincou

Ashour books an appointment with top consultant Lincou
By JOE McMANUS – Squash Mad Guest Columnist and publisher of the Ezine

Ramy featureSquash Mad is teaming up with Joe McManus, chief of the Pro Squash Tour in the States, and publisher of the fun-filled Ezine, to share with you his superb Truth and Rumours column. 


Ramy Ashour (above) is a special squash talent who has been battling injuries since the end of his junior days.
We hear he’s been in Boston these days consulting with squash legend Thierry Lincou to learn how to play elite squash and remain healthy.


Ali Farag brought individual and team national championships back to the Harvard men’s program. Now that he’s graduating, what’s next? Our sources say he’ll be joining the Egyptian Army shortly after graduation.


India’s #1 Dipika Pallikal told Squash Mad she isn’t playing tournaments in India until there’s pay equity. But she is continuing to register for tournaments in other countries where the pay isn’t equal.


Jonathon Power is joining forces with Power Courts, sponsors of the PSA World Series Finals in Richmond. Interestingly, all the courts at his Toronto academy, including the world’s first all-glass doubles court, were built by our friends at McWil. Wonder how that conversation went?


America just crowned two national champions. Since each purse was $7,500, we’re estimating that the payout for being a U.S. national champion was around $2,500.


Los Angeles Athletic Club is one of America’s great clubs, but they seem to be having problems in finding a new squash pro. Or any good-to-great squash pro isn’t interested in the job.


The Sobhy sisters appear on the verge of dominating American women’s squash for the foreseeable future.
Before they came along, it was Philadelphia based Demer Holleran who did the same. She reached a career-high rank of 21 on the WISPA tour and won nine US National Championships.

Column courtesy of the Ezine

Pictures from Squash Mad and Ezine archives


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