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The Art of Stringing: Jon Sharpe shares his secrets with Squash Mad

The Art of Stringing: Jon Sharpe shares his secrets with Squash Mad

Part 1: Meet Jon Sharpe, coach, captain, dad and top stringer  By ROSANNA RADLINSKA-TYMA – Squash Mad Correspondent Following the excellent article by Joe Magor in 2013 about Greg Gaultier’s rackets, and how softly they were strung, I came up with the idea to write something about stringing in general as it is very important [...]

August 11, 2019 Rosanna Radlinska-Tyma Interviews, News 0

UK Racketball Series kicks off with London Open

UK Racketball Series kicks off with London Open

  Bexley the perfect venue to launch new season By ALAN THATCHER and MARK FULLER  The UK Racketball Series kicks off with the London Open at Bexley this Saturday, with every category fully subscribed. Your humble author was looking forward to making a return appearance to this popular and brilliantly-run event. However, impending hip surgery [...]

August 9, 2019 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News, Racketball 0

It’s Egypt for the seventh straight time!

It’s Egypt for the seventh straight time!

Egypt stops Malaysian comeback to win for the seventh straight time By KNG ZHWNG GUAN, HOWARD HARDING and ALEX WAN – Squash Mad International Correspondents It is seven in a row for Egypt as they denied Malaysia a fierce comeback in the final of the CIMB Foundation WSF World Junior Team Squash Championships. It was [...]

August 9, 2019 Alex Wan News 0

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

Top-class field in San Francisco

Top-class field in San Francisco

Raneem and Mo top seeds in Oracle NetSuite Open By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent A world-class field will descend on San Francisco’s Embarcadero Plaza between September 24-30 as stars such as women’s World No.1 Raneem El Welily and men’s World No.2 Mohamed ElShorbagy battle it out for the prestigious PSA World Tour Gold [...]

August 9, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Egypt and Malaysia to contest final of World Junior Women’s Teams

Egypt and Malaysia to contest final of World Junior Women’s Teams

England fall to Egypt as hosts Malaysia made to work by Hong Kong By KNG ZHENG GUAN, HOWARD HARDING and ALEX WAN – Squash Mad International Correspondents It’s the top two seeds to contest the CIMB Foundation WSF World Junior Team Squash Championships final as Malaysia survived a nervy test against Hong Kong to set [...]

August 8, 2019 Alex Wan News 0

Top four seeds to contest World Junior semis in KL

Top four seeds to contest World Junior semis in KL

Top seeds Egypt, Malaysia and Hong Kong eases into semis while England are made to work hard By KNG ZHENG GUAN, HOWARD HARDING and ALEX WAN – Squash Mad International Correspondents Malaysia stayed very much on track in their title bid while England produced the day’s drama as the cast for the semi-finals of the [...]

August 7, 2019 Alex Wan News 0

No upsets on day two as most seeds secure quarter-final spots

No upsets on day two as most seeds secure quarter-final spots

Canada face mammoth task to qualify for last eight By KNG ZHENG GUAN, HOWARD HARDING and ALEX WAN – Squash Mad International Correspondents It’s business as usual as seven of the top eight seeds secured their spots in the quarter-finals of the CIMB Foundation WSF World Junior Team Squash Championships. The only exception is seventh [...]

August 6, 2019 Alex Wan News 0

Balls and Walls: How all racket sports owe a debt of gratitude to a French king

Balls and Walls: How all racket sports owe a debt of gratitude to a French king

How royal court led to a court for sport  By GORDON KERR – Squash Mad Correspondent Squash Mad is launching a new series called Balls and Walls. With padel, a mixture of squash and tennis, on the march, new correspondent Gordon Kerr looks at the origins of racket sports and, in coming weeks, reveals how [...]

August 5, 2019 Gordon Kerr BALLS AND WALLS, Growing the game, News 1

Top six seeds win as Canada fall to Australia in opening day of World Junior Teams

Top six seeds win as Canada fall to Australia in opening day of World Junior Teams

Host Malaysia off to flying start but Australia steal show on opening day of team event By KNG ZHENG GUAN, HOWARD HARDING and ALEX WAN – Squash Mad International Correspondents Host Malaysia put their individual disappointment behind them with a commanding win over Japan in their opening tie, but it was Australia who stole the [...]

August 5, 2019 Alex Wan News 0

Hania El Hamammy wins on her third final and Mostafa Asal defend World Junior crown

Hania El Hamammy wins on her third final and Mostafa Asal defend World Junior crown

Top seeds Hamammy and Asal win World Junior crown in Kuala Lumpur By KNG ZHENG GUAN, HOWARD HARDING and ALEX WAN – Squash Mad International Correspondents The 2019 CIMB Foundation WSF World Junior Squash Championships is in the hands of Egypt and there is none more deserving than Hania El Hammamy who nails her maiden [...]

August 4, 2019 Alex Wan News 0

It’s two all-Egyptians finals in KL after Jana Shiha saves three match balls to break local hearts

It’s two all-Egyptians finals in KL after Jana Shiha saves three match balls to break local hearts

Aifa Azman stopped (just) while Lewis Anderson meets his match By HOWARD HARDING, KNG ZHENG GUAN and ALEX WAN – Squash Mad International Correspondents Despite determined resistance from English opposition in the men’s semi-finals and a heart-breaking home bid in the women’s, the 2019 CIMB Foundation WSF World Junior Squash Championships will reach its climax [...]

August 4, 2019 Alex Wan News 0

Joel Makin moves up to No.12 in PSA August rankings

Joel Makin moves up to No.12 in PSA August rankings

Welsh ace stays at British number one By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Welshman Joel Makin has risen above Egypt’s Omar Mosaad to sit at No.12 in August PSA Men’s World Rankings. The Birmingham-based Makin, 24, rising star of the Robert Owen Academy, advances one spot and swaps places with Mosaad in the only [...]

August 3, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Zeina Mickawy breaks into PSA world top 20

Zeina Mickawy breaks into PSA world top 20

Nine months at the top for Raneem El Welily By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Egypt’s Zeina Mickawy has broken into the top 20 of the PSA Women’s World Rankings for the first time in her career. The 20-year-old from Alexandria leaps ahead of England’s Millie Tomlinson and Emily Whitlock to break the top [...]

August 3, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Aifa Azman keeps home hopes alive while Lewis Anderson’s dream run continues

Aifa Azman keeps home hopes alive while Lewis Anderson’s dream run continues

Aifa Azman and Lewis Anderson the only non-Egyptian semi-finalists By KNG ZHENG GUAN – Squash Mad Asian Correspondent Aifa Azman kept the home hopes alive in the CIMB Foundation WSF World Junior Squash Championships as Egypt flexed their muscles while unseeded English boy Lewis Anderson extended his barnstorming run into the semi-finals. Aifa, the girls’ [...]

August 3, 2019 Alex Wan News 0