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Ivy Pochoda backs call for outdoor courts in USA

Ivy Pochoda backs call for outdoor courts in USA

Ivy Pochoda backs call for outdoor courts in USA By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor As the calls grow louder across the globe for more outdoor squash courts, two American national champions have been sampling the delights of playing on an open-air facility in Los Angeles. The Daily Squash Report has kindly given permission [...]

November 25, 2020 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Growing the game, News 0

England Squash chief fights for greater freedoms for our sport when the latest lockdown is lifted

England Squash chief fights for greater freedoms for our sport when the latest lockdown is lifted

England Squash chief fights for greater freedoms for our sport when the latest lockdown is lifted By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor England Squash chief Keir Worth is demanding greater freedoms and fewer restrictions for squash players when the latest coronavirus lockdown is lifted. Worth is working with other racket-sport federations to lobby the [...]

November 20, 2020 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

RIP Judith Fitzgerald: “She left dinosaur-sized footprints on world squash”

RIP Judith Fitzgerald: “She left dinosaur-sized footprints on world squash”

RIP Judith Fitzgerald: “She left dinosaur-sized footprints on world squash” By PAUL VEAR – Squash Victoria It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of Judith Louise FitzGerald (nee Tissot), who was not only a champion player on court, but a champion and beautiful person off it as well. Born on [...]

November 20, 2020 Guest Contributor News 0

Lake and Tomlinson top seeds for England Squash Challenge in Manchester

Lake and Tomlinson top seeds for England Squash Challenge in Manchester

Lake and Tomlinson top seeds for England Squash Challenge in Manchester By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor England Squash are staging a three-day Challenge event in Manchester next week for male and female national squad players.  The National Squash Centre will host the AJ Bell England Squash Challenge between Tuesday and Thursday  (November 24-26) [...]

November 20, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

Coll and Asal in line for Black Ball battle

Coll and Asal in line for Black Ball battle

Coll and Asal in line for Black Ball battle By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Correspondent Paul Coll will be looking for revenge if he faces world junior champion Mostafa Asal in the forthcoming CIB Black Ball Squash Open in Cairo. The draws for the men’s and women’s PSA World Tour Gold tournaments have been [...]

November 19, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

Ali Farag strengthens his lead in men’s CIB Road to Egypt standings

Ali Farag strengthens his lead in men’s CIB Road to Egypt standings

Ali Farag strengthens his lead in men’s CIB Road to Egypt standings By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent World No.1 Ali Farag has strengthened his lead at the summit of the men’s CIB Road to Egypt Standings following his victory over New Zealand’s Paul Coll in the final of the Qatar Classic, PSA World [...]

November 9, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

Black Ball Club to host back-to-back men’s and women’s events in December

Black Ball Club to host back-to-back men’s and women’s events in December

Black Ball Club to host back-to-back men’s and women’s events in December By ALAN THATCHER and SEAN REUTHE Egypt will host back-to-back men’s and women’s PSA World Tour Gold events between December 7 and 18, 2020 when the CIB PSA Black Ball Open takes place at the spectacular Black Ball Sporting Club in Cairo. A [...]

November 9, 2020 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

Farag conquers Coll in Qatar final

Farag conquers Coll in Qatar final

Farag conquers Coll in Qatar final By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Egyptian World No.1 Ali Farag has retained his Qatar Classic title after beating World No.5 Paul Coll earlier today in the final of the PSA World Tour Platinum tournament held in Doha, Qatar. Farag, 28, has now lifted his 21st PSA title [...]

November 7, 2020 Guest Contributor News 1

Kiwi Coll keen to go one better as he meets Farag in Qatar showdown

Kiwi Coll keen to go one better as he meets Farag in Qatar showdown

Kiwi Coll keen to go one better as he meets Farag in Qatar showdown By ELLIE MAWSON – Squash Mad Correspondent New Zealand’s World No.5 Paul Coll and Egypt’s World No.1 Ali Farag will contest the final of the 2020 Qatar Classic after wins over World No.12 Fares Dessouky and world champion Tarek Momen at [...]

November 6, 2020 Guest Contributor News 0

Coll and Dessouky reach Qatar Classic semi-finals for first time

Coll and Dessouky reach Qatar Classic semi-finals for first time

Coll and Dessouky reach Qatar Classic semi-finals for first time By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent New Zealand’s Paul Coll and Egypt’s Fares Dessouky will face off for a place in a maiden Qatar Classic final following respective victories over World No.6 Marwan ElShorbagy and World No.41 Youssef Ibrahim earlier today at the Khalifa [...]

November 5, 2020 Guest Contributor News 0

Mohamed ElShorbagy tells his fans: The Beast will bite back after Qatar shock

Mohamed ElShorbagy tells his fans: The Beast will bite back after Qatar shock

Mohamed ElShorbagy tells his fans: The Beast will bite back after Qatar shock By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Mohamed ElShorbagy has vowed to bounce back after his shock defeat to fellow Egyptian Youssef Ibrahim in the Qatar Classic. Writing a message to his fans on Facebook, the 29-year-old ElShorbagy, known as The Beast, [...]

November 5, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

World No.41 Youssef Ibrahim takes out top seed Mohamed ElShorbagy in Qatar stunner

World No.41 Youssef Ibrahim takes out top seed Mohamed ElShorbagy in Qatar stunner

World No.41 Youssef Ibrahim takes out top seed Mohamed ElShorbagy in Qatar stunner By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent World No.41 Youssef Ibrahim came back from match ball down to cause one of the biggest upsets in Qatar Classic history earlier today, sending top seed Mohamed ElShorbagy out of the 2020 edition of the [...]

November 4, 2020 Guest Contributor News 0

James Bond loved his women, his cars … and his squash

James Bond loved his women, his cars … and his squash

James Bond loved his women, his cars … and his squash By TED GROSS (Publisher of Daily Squash Report) When Sean Connery passed away last week I dug out an old photo from the spring of 1965. The father of one of the kids in my elementary school class owned the British Motors dealership in [...]

November 3, 2020 Alan Thatcher Fun Stuff, News 1

British stars Makin and Willstrop reach last 16 in Doha

British stars Makin and Willstrop reach last 16 in Doha

British stars Makin and Willstrop reach last 16 in Doha By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor British stars Joel Makin and James Willstrop produced outstanding performances to reach the third round of the Qatar Classic in Doha today. Makin powered past Egypt’s Mohamed Abouelghar in just over half an hour to complete a decisive [...]

November 3, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

ElShorbagy brothers power through in Qatar

ElShorbagy brothers power through in Qatar

ElShorbagy brothers power through in Qatar By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent World No.6 Marwan ElShorbagy has booked his spot in the third round of the 2020 Qatar Classic, PSA World Tour Platinum tournament after getting the better of former World No.1 Gregory Gaultier at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex in Doha [...]

November 2, 2020 Guest Contributor News 0