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The Big Interview: 11 points with Mohamed Abouelghar and the team behind his rise up the rankings

The Big Interview: 11 points with Mohamed Abouelghar and the team behind his rise up the rankings

Wael El Hindi and an international support team give Abou the edge  By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Mohamed Abouelghar came very close to a surprise win over Karim Abdel Gawad in the recent PSA World Series Finals in Cairo. It was a quality performance from the 25-year-old, showing just how much he has [...]

June 25, 2019 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0

U.S. Open Tickets on Sale as FS Investments Renews Title Sponsorship

U.S. Open Tickets on Sale as FS Investments Renews Title Sponsorship

Support for SquashSmarts as sponsorship helps access, equality, community and excellence By SEAN REUTHE  Tickets are now available for the 2019 FS Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships, which takes place between October 5-12, via usopensquash.com/tickets. FS Investments, title sponsor of the 2018 U.S. Open Squash Championships, has committed to serve as the tournament’s title sponsor [...]

June 24, 2019 Alan Thatcher News, Squash Around The World 0

Nicol David, Camille Serme and Borja Golan headline WSF trip to Kenya

Nicol David, Camille Serme and Borja Golan headline WSF trip to Kenya

Kenya set to welcome WSF Squash Ambassadors By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Kenya is set to welcome the WSF Ambassador Programme this week when three of the world’s leading squash players visit the country’s capital Nairobi for the World Squash Federation promotional initiative hosted by the Kenyan Squash community. The sport’s ultimate [...]

June 23, 2019 Howard Harding Growing the game, News 0

Egyptian aces are top seeds in World Juniors

Egyptian aces are top seeds in World Juniors

Asal out to keep trophy as El Hammamy bids for a first win By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Almost 200 players representing 30 nations have confirmed entry to the 2019 WSF Men’s and Women’s World Junior Individual Squash Championships which will be held in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur from July 30 [...]

June 22, 2019 Howard Harding News 0

Cam and Donna’s double delight in Gold Coast

Cam and Donna’s double delight in Gold Coast

Clean sweep for Aussies in World Doubles By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Australian cousins Cameron Pilley and Donna Lobban struck double Doubles gold on the final day of action in the WSF World Doubles Squash Championships as hosts Australia claimed eight medals across the three events at the Carrara Squash Centre on [...]

June 21, 2019 Howard Harding News 0

Aussies go for triple gold in World Doubles

Aussies go for triple gold in World Doubles

All-Australia on finals day in Gold Coast By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Hosts Australia are guaranteed gold medals in all competitions after dominating day four of the WSF World Doubles Squash Championships at the Carrara Squash Centre on the Gold Coast. In the men’s competition, defending world champions Cameron Pilley and Ryan [...]

June 21, 2019 Howard Harding News 0

Cousins lead Australia to World Doubles semi-finals

Cousins lead Australia to World Doubles semi-finals

Aussies aim for clean sweep in Gold Coast By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Host nation Australia will head into the knockout stage of the WSF World Doubles Squash Championships at the Carrara Squash Centre as gold medal favourites after the top seeds charged into all semi-finals. In the mixed doubles competition, reigning [...]

June 19, 2019 Howard Harding News 0

Top seeds shine on day two of World Doubles

Top seeds shine on day two of World Doubles

Busy day as Pilley and Cuskelly power through  By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent The tournament’s top seeds flexed their muscle on day two of the WSF World Doubles Squash Championships at Carrara Squash Centre on the Gold Coast in Australia, with the top-seeded pairs in both the men’s and women’s draws remaining [...]

June 18, 2019 Howard Harding News 0

Aussies power through on day one of World Doubles

Aussies power through on day one of World Doubles

Pilley and Cuskelly lead home charge By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Hosts Australia made a perfect start to the WSF World Doubles Squash Championships at the Carrara Squash Centre on the Gold Coast, going through day one of the event undefeated. Defending men’s doubles champions Cameron Pilley and Ryan Cuskelly from New [...]

June 17, 2019 Howard Harding News 0

It’s easy for squash players to pick up, it’s fun and sociable: Why I love padel, by Elliot Selby

It’s easy for squash players to pick up, it’s fun and sociable: Why I love padel, by Elliot Selby

‘Squash players will love the social side of padel, which is not always the case with tennis’ By ELLIOT SELBY  Following Saturday’s introductory article about the growth of padel in the UK, Elliot Selby, a member of a very prominent squash family, writes about his love for this fun doubles game which is spreading rapidly [...]

June 17, 2019 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

Clubs that offer squash and padel serve up a double winner

Clubs that offer squash and padel serve up a double winner

New courts spring up across the UK as Andy Murray invests in padel By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Squash clubs investing in adding padel tennis courts to their mix of facilities are reporting significant financial benefits. There are more than 60 padel courts in the UK, many of them built during the past [...]

June 15, 2019 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Growing the game, News 1

Bridegroom Karim Gawad ends up the best man in Cairo

Bridegroom Karim Gawad ends up the best man in Cairo

Raneem roars back to win women’s title  By SEAN REUTHE in Cairo Egypt’s Raneem El Welily and Karim Abdel Gawad are the 2018-2019 CIB PSA World Tour Finals champions as they rose to respective wins over France’s World No.3 Camille Serme and World No.7 Mohamed Abouelghar at Cairo’s Mall of Arabia to take the honours [...]

June 15, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Momen gets The Bullet as Abouelghar reaches World Tour Finals showdown against Gawad

Momen gets The Bullet as Abouelghar reaches World Tour Finals showdown against Gawad

Serme sinks Gohar to fly the flag for France (and the rest of the world) By ALAN THATCHER and SEAN REUTHE Mohamed Abouelghar gained his first win over Tarek Momen and Camille Serme, the only non-Egyptian in the semi-finals, beat Nouran Gohar after a titanic first-game tiebreak to reach the finals of the CIB PSA [...]

June 13, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

World champions Ali Farag and Nour El Sherbini crash out in Cairo

World champions Ali Farag and Nour El Sherbini crash out in Cairo

Abouelghar powers through with seven Egyptians in last eight By SEAN REUTHE in Cairo  Men’s World No.1 Ali Farag and defending women’s champion Nour El Sherbini saw their title challenges at the 2018-2019 CIB PSA World Tour Finals come to an end as group stage action drew to a close on day four of the [...]

June 12, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Devon dominate at Racketball inter-counties

Devon dominate at Racketball inter-counties

Nottingham host 19 teams on tough weekend By ALAN THATCHER and MARK FULLER Much as the team at Squash Mad detest the ridiculous name thrust on racketball by a drunken think-tank committee, we salute the efforts being made to repair the damage. This culminated in the introduction of the first combined inter-county finals competition at [...]

June 12, 2019 Alan Thatcher News, Racketball, Squash Around The World 0