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Mohamed ElShorbagy stops Superman Paul Coll to reach first post-lockdown final

Mohamed ElShorbagy stops Superman Paul Coll to reach first post-lockdown final

Mohamed ElShorbagy stops Superman Paul Coll to reach first post-lockdown final By ALAN THATCHER and SEAN REUTHE World number one Mohamed ElShorbagy finished strongly to win an 84-minute thriller against Paul Coll to book a place in the final of the 2020 Manchester Open against fellow Egyptian Karim Abdel Gawad. World No.3 Gawad beat ElShorbagy’s [...]

September 21, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

Momen and Farag fall as Coll and Marwan move into Manchester semi-finals

Momen and Farag fall as Coll and Marwan move into Manchester semi-finals

Momen and Farag fall as Coll and Marwan move into Manchester semi-finals By ALAN THATCHER and SEAN REUTHE Ali Farag and Tarek Momen tumbled out of the Manchester Open as Marwan ElShorbagy and Paul Coll upset the seedings in squash’s first major tournament since the Coronavirus lockdown. No.2 seed Farag fell to Marwan ElShorbagy in [...]

September 20, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

Evans and Perry survive five-game battles to set up Manchester Open last eight clash

Evans and Perry survive five-game battles to set up Manchester Open last eight clash

Evans and Perry survive five-game battles to set up Manchester Open last eight clash By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent The world’s top two British Players, Tesni Evans and Sarah-Jane Perry, narrowly escaped surprise defeats on day four of the 2020 Manchester Open, PSA Silver tournament after they claimed 3-2 victories over World No.14 [...]

September 19, 2020 Guest Contributor News 0

Paul Coll and Tarek Momen set up quarter-final clash in Manchester

Paul Coll and Tarek Momen set up quarter-final clash in Manchester

Paul Coll and Tarek Momen set up quarter-final clash in Manchester By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent The quarter-finals of the 2020 Manchester Open will feature a rematch of last season’s PSA Men’s World Championship final after World No.4 Tarek Momen and World No.5 Paul Coll claimed wins on day three of the PSA [...]

September 18, 2020 Guest Contributor News 0

Tesni Evans and Declan James survive Manchester marathons

Tesni Evans and Declan James survive Manchester marathons

Tesni Evans and Declan James survive Manchester marathons By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent The 2019 runner-up Tesni Evans narrowly avoided an opening round upset against Egypt’s Zeina Mickawy earlier today as she snuck a 3-2 victory to reach round two of the 2020 Manchester Open, PSA Silver tournament taking place at England’s National [...]

September 17, 2020 Guest Contributor News 0

Lucy Turmel to meet reigning champion Joelle King in Manchester

Lucy Turmel to meet reigning champion Joelle King in Manchester

Lucy Turmel to meet reigning champion Joelle King in Manchester By ELLIE MAWSON – Squash Mad Correspondent England’s Lucy Turmel will meet reigning champion Joelle King in the Manchester Open after a stunning victory in the first round upset the seedings. World No.37 Turmel defeated Egypt’s World No.19 Nada Abbas in four games on the [...]

September 16, 2020 Guest Contributor News 0

Lisa Aitken pumped up for return to action in Manchester Open

Lisa Aitken pumped up for return to action in Manchester Open

Lisa Aitken pumped up for return to action in Manchester Open By ANDY WESTON – Squash Mad Correspondent Squash ace Lisa Aitken feels in good shape ahead of a return to action tomorrow following the enforced six-month lay-off. The PSA World Tour is back in the sporting calendar having been suspended in March due to [...]

September 16, 2020 Andy Weston News 0

Squash has a great product to sell, but who is doing the advertising?

Squash has a great product to sell, but who is doing the advertising?

Squash has a great product to sell, but who is doing the advertising? By EDUARDO ALVAREZ – Squash Mad Correspondent Who is advertising squash these days? We all know the conversations in the pub related to growing the sport: “We need to get into the Olympics and then the sport will explode” “We need to [...]

September 12, 2020 Eduardo Alvarez Comment, Growing the game, News 2

World Tour Finals: World No.1 Gohar and world champion El Sherbini in same group

World Tour Finals: World No.1 Gohar and world champion El Sherbini in same group

World Tour Finals: World No.1 Gohar and world champion El Sherbini in same group By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Women’s World No.1 Nouran Gohar and World Champion Nour El Sherbini will lock horns in Group A of the 2019-20 CIB PSA World Tour Finals as they do battle for the prestigious title at [...]

September 11, 2020 Guest Contributor News 0

On this day … how World Squash Day was born

On this day … how World Squash Day was born

On this day … how World Squash Day was born By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor The world changed on this day in 2001 when two passenger planes were hijacked by terrorists and flown into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in Manhattan. Many New York-based squash players were killed in the [...]

September 11, 2020 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Growing the game, News 1

Rod Bannister interview: “We must change the stodgy way this game has been run and make it cool, funky, and easy to access”

Rod Bannister interview: “We must change the stodgy way this game has been run and make it cool, funky, and easy to access”

Rod Bannister interview: “We must change the stodgy way this game has been run and make it cool, funky, and easy to access” Interview by ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Rod Bannister had just 24 hours to sell his property, pack his bags and move his family from Gold Coast back home to New [...]

September 10, 2020 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, Interviews, News 0

Geoff Hunt interview via Sportageous: On Jahangir Khan, glass court expansion and Egypt’s dominance

Geoff Hunt interview via Sportageous: On Jahangir Khan, glass court expansion and Egypt’s dominance

Geoff Hunt interview via Sportageous: On Jahangir Khan, glass court expansion and Egypt’s dominance By ZUSHAN HASHMI – Squash Mad Correspondent and Founding Partner of Sportageous All you have to do is mention the name, Geoff Hunt, and squash fans old and new rave about the man’s sheer genius. Arguably, one of Australia’s all-time greatest [...]

September 9, 2020 Guest Contributor Interviews, News 0

Men’s world top ten turns out to relaunch PSA World Tour in Manchester Open

Men’s world top ten turns out to relaunch PSA World Tour in Manchester Open

Men’s world top ten turns out to relaunch PSA World Tour in Manchester Open By ALAN THATCHER and ELLIE MAWSON  The PSA World Tour will make a long-awaited return when the world’s top players line up at the Manchester Open from September 16-22 as the six-month suspension of professional squash due to the global Covid-19 [...]

September 9, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

Scottish Open: Plans for 2021 “sign of growing confidence and collaboration” in Scotland’s squash community

Scottish Open: Plans for 2021 “sign of growing confidence and collaboration” in Scotland’s squash community

Scottish Open: Plans for 2021 “sign of growing confidence and collaboration” in Scotland’s squash community By MICHAEL GREGSON – Squash Mad Correspondent Unmistakably confirming that squash is back from Lockdown, Scottish Squash and partner Springfield Homes have laid down an early marker for August 2021, trumpeting Inverness as the venue for the £20,000 Springfield Scottish [...]

September 9, 2020 Michael Gregson Growing the game, News 0

Scotland’s Fergus Richards hails “home event” in the Highlands

Scotland’s Fergus Richards hails “home event” in the Highlands

Scotland’s Fergus Richards hails “home event” in the Highlands By ANDY WESTON – Squash Mad Correspondent Professional squash player Fergus Richards is delighted the Springfield Scottish Squash Open is heading to the Highlands next year. Fergus spent his junior years training at Inverness Tennis and Squash Club, the venue for next year’s tournament being held [...]

September 8, 2020 Andy Weston News 0