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CSA Men’s National Championships: Victor Crouin learns the Harvard Way

CSA Men’s National Championships: Victor Crouin learns the Harvard Way

Coaching legends look on as 58 College teams battle it out By RICHARD MILLMAN – Squash Mad Correspondent Fifty-eight of the sixty-eight ranked men’s teams of the CSA Intercollegiate Men’s Squash association are scheduled to compete in the Intercollegiate Men’s Team Championships to be held at Harvard University, MIT and Tufts University this weekend. Once [...]

February 25, 2020 Richard Millman News 3

Sublime Sobhy soars to success in Cincinatti final

Sublime Sobhy soars to success in Cincinatti final

‘My team and I looked at every part of my game and I have come back stronger’ By NATHAN DUGAN – Squash Mad Correspondent Amanda Sobhy may have had a January to forget on the PSA World Tour, but tonight she showed a packed house that 2020 could be a very good year for her [...]

February 25, 2020 Guest Contributor News 0

Joe Lee and Tom Ford back in the limelight at Canary Wharf

Joe Lee and Tom Ford back in the limelight at Canary Wharf

Winner books wild card spot for next year By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor This year’s Wildcard Challenge at the St. James’s Place Canary Wharf Classic features two extremely talented English players, Tom Ford and Joe Lee, who have returned to action after extended absences caused by injuries and illness. They will take to [...]

February 24, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

Six of the best as Harvard make history

Six of the best as Harvard make history

Way’s Crimson crackers cruise to 83rd consecutive victory By CSA Reporters  Top seeds Harvard created history as they claimed a record sixth straight Howe Cup by winning the College Squash Association women’s Team Championship after beating No.2 seeds Princeton 6-1 in the final at Yale, with two rubbers not played once the result was confirmed. [...]

February 24, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

Harvard girls chase record sixth straight College team title

Harvard girls chase record sixth straight College team title

Hosts Yale fall to Princeton By CSA Reporters On day two of the CSA Women’s Team National Championships, top-seeded Harvard ran away with an 8-1 victory over Trinity to clinch a spot in the Howe Cup finals for the 12th consecutive season. Number two seeds Princeton await them in the final after beating tournament hosts [...]

February 23, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

Top seeds march through on day one of College Women’s Team Championship

Top seeds march through on day one of College Women’s Team Championship

Harvard and Trinity sweep through 9-0 and meet in semi-finals By CSA Reporters  The 2020 College Squash Association National Collegiate Women’s Team Championships started with a full day of highly competitive action on Friday. All five divisions had matches at Yale University’s Brady Squash Center in Payne Whitney Gymnasium throughout the day. Today (Saturday), some [...]

February 22, 2020 Guest Contributor News 0

How Sandra’s years of success inspired new champion Iulia to beat her

How Sandra’s years of success inspired new champion Iulia to beat her

Luxembourg ladies learn and improve By TONY GRIFFIN – Squash Mad Correspondent I first meet Sandra Denis in September 2019 when Xavi Blasco, Bertrand Tissot and I started working together with the Luxembourg national teams. She has been the national champion 21 times, which must be one of the longest winning records in European squash. [...]

February 21, 2020 Tony Grifin Coaching and Development, News 0

Nour El Tayeb ‘back to a good level of squash’ ahead of Windy City Open

Nour El Tayeb ‘back to a good level of squash’ ahead of Windy City Open

‘My goal is the same as it was at the start of the season’ By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Egypt’s World No.5 Nour El Tayeb says that she is finding her form again as she prepares to kickstart her title defence at next week’s Windy City Open presented by the Walter Family, which [...]

February 21, 2020 Guest Contributor News 0

US star Chris Hanson launches RIA Eyewear company and targets top pros

US star Chris Hanson launches RIA Eyewear company and targets top pros

‘We believe safety and high performance can coexist with eye protection’  By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor American number two Chris Hanson has done much more than simply join the current debate about eye safety in squash. The New York-based 29-year-old launched RIA Eyewear with long-time friend, Jordan Kemp, to create high-quality protective eyewear [...]

February 20, 2020 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Growing the game, News 1

US College Squash Finals preview: Women’s Championship launches three weeks of top-quality action

US College Squash Finals preview: Women’s Championship launches three weeks of top-quality action

‘College Squash is the engine that drives the game in the US, and large parts of the world’ By RICHARD MILLMAN – Squash Mad Correspondent For the next three weekends, in the USA, the College Squash Association comes to a culmination for the 2019-20 season, with the advent of the Women’s, Men’s and Individual championships, [...]

February 19, 2020 Richard Millman News 0

Top coach Phil Rushworth backs campaign for eye safety dialogue

Top coach Phil Rushworth backs campaign for eye safety dialogue

‘If pros wore them, club players would follow’ By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Leading coach Phil Rushworth, British Nationals Over-35 runner-up and the man who drove Daryl Selby to hospital after his eye injury in Nottingham last week, is supporting the campaign to debate eye protection in the game. Rushworth, Head Coach at [...]

February 19, 2020 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0

Daryl Selby: ‘I will wear eye guards every time I go on court from now on’

Daryl Selby: ‘I will wear eye guards every time I go on court from now on’

‘All sports are evolving for safety reasons, and one day eyeguards will be just like wearing seatbelts’ By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor England captain Daryl Selby has pledged to wear eye protection at all times from now on after suffering a bruised retina during the National Championships in Nottingham a few days ago. [...]

February 18, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 1

World champion Tarek Momen faces tough time at Canary Wharf

World champion Tarek Momen faces tough time at Canary Wharf

Tarek hopes for third time lucky in London By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor World Champion Tarek Momen has been handed a tricky second round tie against either the in-form Joel Makin or local favourite Daryl Selby after the draw for the St. James’s Place Canary Wharf Classic – taking place from March 8-13 [...]

February 17, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

James Willstrop and Sarah-Jane Perry win Nationals in Nottingham

James Willstrop and Sarah-Jane Perry win Nationals in Nottingham

Fourth title as Willstrop bounces back from a bagel against Makin By DONNA HELMER – Squash Mad Correspondent England’s James Willstrop and Sarah-Jane Perry captured the AJ Bell British National titles at the University of Nottingham today following two tightly contested finals. Defending champion Willstrop saved eight game balls to defend his crown in style [...]

February 16, 2020 Guest Contributor News 0

Willstrop and Makin tee up dream National final as Perry survives scrape

Willstrop and Makin tee up dream National final as Perry survives scrape

Hutton reaches final after two walkovers in a row By DONNA HELMER – Squash Mad Correspondent Defending champion James Willstrop set up a thrilling finale to the AJ Bell British National Championships against favourite Joel Makin as women’s top seed Sarah-Jane Perry escaped another five-game tussle in Nottingham on Saturday. Second seed Willstrop, who is [...]

February 15, 2020 Guest Contributor News 0