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Former ToC champion Gregory Gaultier on track for PSA return at Grand Central

Former ToC champion Gregory Gaultier on track for PSA return at Grand Central

Prize fund of $390,000 as world’s top stars head back to New York By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Charismatic Frenchman Gregory Gaultier will end a 15-month absence from the PSA World Tour when the former World No.1 lines up at the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions, which takes place in New York’s famous [...]

December 5, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

World Teams: Top seeds Egypt meet Canada in opening tie

World Teams: Top seeds Egypt meet Canada in opening tie

Joel Makin leads Wales against England in Pool tie By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Canada will be the first team to attempt to deny favourites Egypt a successful defence of the WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship title when the 2019 championship takes place for the first time in the USA from [...]

December 5, 2019 Howard Harding News 0

Tickets on sale for 2020 Manchester Open

Tickets on sale for 2020 Manchester Open

Event grows to PSA Silver for men and women By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Tickets are on sale now for the 2020 Manchester Open, PSA Silver tournament taking place at Manchester’s National Squash Centre between May 6-10. This season’s edition of the Manchester Open follows the inaugural women’s-only tournament earlier this year – [...]

December 3, 2019 Alan Thatcher News, Squash Around The World 0

Ramy Ashour and Nick Matthew renew their rivalry in ToC Challenge

Ramy Ashour and Nick Matthew renew their rivalry in ToC Challenge

ToC to light up Grand Central for a 23rd year By CHRIS McCLINTICK – Squash Mad Correspondent The 2020 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions returns to Grand Central Terminal for a 23rd year from January 9-17 as the world’s best squash players prepare to descend on New York City for one of the sport’s most [...]

December 3, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Egypt seeded to retain Men’s World Team title

Egypt seeded to retain Men’s World Team title

Fiery fixtures could finish with Egypt-England final By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Defending champions Egypt are seeded to win the WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship title for the fifth time since 1999 when the 2019 championship takes place in the US capital Washington DC from 15-21 December. The biennial World Squash [...]

December 2, 2019 Howard Harding News 0

Karim Gawad returns to top three in PSA rankings

Karim Gawad returns to top three in PSA rankings

Weybridge win takes Gawad above world champ Momen By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Egypt’s Karim Abdel Gawad has overtaken Tarek Momen to return to the top three of the PSA Men’s World Rankings for the first time since November 2017. Gawad, a former World No.1, won two titles during November as he continued [...]

December 1, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Hania El Hammamy breaks into world top 10

Hania El Hammamy breaks into world top 10

Pyramid power lifts world junior champion to new heights By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Egypt’s Hania El Hammamy has broken into the top 10 of the PSA Women’s World Rankings following her run to the semi-finals of the CIB PSA Women’s World Championship last month in front of the iconic Great Pyramid of [...]

December 1, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Last chance to bid for amazing memorabilia in World Squash Day Auction

Last chance to bid for amazing memorabilia in World Squash Day Auction

Final bidding flurry expected ahead of auction close at 19:00 BST By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Reporter After a week of steady and generous bidding activity, organisers of the World Squash Day Auction 2019 are bracing themselves for what promises to be a final flurry of bidding activity to secure some collectable pieces of [...]

December 1, 2019 James Roberts News 0

William Louis-Marie is appointed new Chief Executive of WSF

William Louis-Marie is appointed new Chief Executive of WSF

Executive moves from boxing to fight for squash By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent The World Squash Federation has appointed William Louis-Marie as its new Chief Executive Officer. The 53-year-old will take up his position at the Federation’s HQ in Hastings, England, on 9th December. The WSF has been seeking to fill the [...]

November 28, 2019 Howard Harding News 0

World’s finest squash juniors heading for Birmingham

World’s finest squash juniors heading for Birmingham

Record 800 players to compete  By DONNA HELMER – Squash Mad Correspondent Birmingham is set to welcome a record 800 of the world’s finest young squash talent as the Dunlop British Junior Open returns to the city from 2-6 January 2020 for the third consecutive year. Now in its 94th year, the Dunlop British Junior [...]

November 28, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Measuring accuracy with the Geoff Hunt Test

Measuring accuracy with the Geoff Hunt Test

Useful tool to help coaches monitor performance  By DOMINIC BENACQUISTA – Squash Mad Correspondent One of the many challenges squash coaches and athletes face, is actually being able to measure quantifiable improvements in one’s hitting ability that will transfer to match play. Even Australian Squash legend Geoff Hunt had this problem! Due to this, Geoff [...]

November 28, 2019 Alan Thatcher Coaching and Development, News 0

Gregory Gaultier: I went through hell and hit rock bottom but I always believed I could come back

Gregory Gaultier: I went through hell and hit rock bottom but I always believed I could come back

‘I’m still a bit stiff but playing will help me start moving better’ By JEROME ELHAIK – Squash Mad Correspondent With a successful comeback to the court, and plans in place to represent his country and return to the PSA World Tour, Grégory Gaultier can at last afford himself the luxury of looking forward in [...]

November 28, 2019 Jerome Elhaik Interviews, News 0

Cut down the number of reps to learn and improve faster

Cut down the number of reps to learn and improve faster

‘First shot is always the most important’ By TONY GRIFFIN – Squash Mad Correspondent Stephen Hawking once said: “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to changes.” Maybe he was thinking of players like Nick Matthew and Laura Massaro, whose ability to adapt their techniques later in their careers led to them winning World Championship titles, [...]

November 27, 2019 Tony Grifin Coaching and Development, Growing the game, News 0

Chris Simpson quits pro squash at 32

Chris Simpson quits pro squash at 32

Switch from squash to finance By DONNA HELMER – Squash Mad Correspondent England’s Chris Simpson has announced his retirement from professional squash with immediate effect. Simpson, 32, turned professional in 2005 and captured his first PSA title in 2008. The former world No.20, who hails from Guernsey, represented England multiple times as both a junior [...]

November 27, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Gregory Gaultier to return for France in World Team Champs

Gregory Gaultier to return for France in World Team Champs

‘I’m like a kid playing a game you love’ By JEROME ELHAIK – Squash Mad Correspondent Former World No.1 and World Champion Gregory Gaultier will make his highly-anticipated return to action after 14 months on the sidelines when he lines up in Washington D.C. between December 15-21 as part of the French team for the [...]

November 27, 2019 Jerome Elhaik News 0