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World Teams: New Zealand hopes boosted by seeding change

World Teams: New Zealand hopes boosted by seeding change

Kiwis moved up to No.4 seeds By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Following a successful appeal to the World Squash Federation seeding panel, New Zealand have been promoted to fourth seeds in next week’s WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship in Washington DC. Egypt are seeded to retain the title in the 26th [...]

December 10, 2019 Howard Harding News 0

Fares Dessouky top seed in Pittsburgh

Fares Dessouky top seed in Pittsburgh

Former champions Marche, Lee and Salem in battle for glory By MATT COLES – Squash Mad Correspondent The 2020 Pittsburgh Open will take place between January 22-26, with some of the world’s best players in action, led by World No.11 Fares Dessouky, as they battle it out for the PSA World Tour Bronze title. The [...]

December 10, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Time to get practical about which ball to use!

Time to get practical about which ball to use!

Every sport has its aficionados; people who love to talk about the subtleties of the equipment. And squash is no different, from whether this string at this tension is better than that string and that tension to which racket weight and balance is perfect for which type of player. However, one thing we shouldn't be arguing [...]

December 9, 2019 Phillip Marlowe BALLS AND WALLS, Coaching and Development, Growing the game, News 0

Sarah-Jane Perry named PSA Women’s President

Sarah-Jane Perry named PSA Women’s President

Duncalf and Willstrop step down from PSA Board By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent IntroEngland’s World No.8 Sarah-Jane Perry has been confirmed as the Professional Squash Association’s (PSA) Women’s President at the association’s annual AGM held today, December 9, in Leeds, England. The 29-year-old Perry, a Commonwealth Games silver medallist, replaces departing Women’s President [...]

December 9, 2019 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

Muscle memory: Helping your brain to plan key moves in every match

Muscle memory: Helping your brain to plan key moves in every match

‘Your memories are stored in your brain, not your muscles’ By TONY GRIFFIN – Squash Mad Coaching Correspondent Muscle or cell memory are terms that I had heard of but didn’t really understand. Some months ago I was introduced to the concept in more detail. In essence, the idea is that every movement or action [...]

December 9, 2019 Tony Grifin Coaching and Development, News 0

Grasshopper Cup tickets on sale

Grasshopper Cup tickets on sale

Women’s bronze added to men’s PSA Gold in Zurich super show By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Tickets for the 2020 Grasshopper Cup are on sale now as Zurich’s Halle 622 gets set to feature a men’s and women’s PSA Tour event for the first time in the tournament’s 41-year history between March 17-22. [...]

December 9, 2019 Alan Thatcher News, Squash Around The World 0

Nicol David hosts Dream event in KL

Nicol David hosts Dream event in KL

SJP heads up the draw as Nicol aims to grow the game in Malaysia  By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Nicol David is working quickly to fill the void created by her recent retirement from international squash. She is keen to inspire the next generation of young talent in Malaysia and is inviting juniors [...]

December 7, 2019 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

Former ToC champion Gregory Gaultier on track for PSA return at Grand Central

Former ToC champion Gregory Gaultier on track for PSA return at Grand Central

Prize fund of $390,000 as world’s top stars head back to New York By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Charismatic Frenchman Gregory Gaultier will end a 15-month absence from the PSA World Tour when the former World No.1 lines up at the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions, which takes place in New York’s famous [...]

December 5, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

World Teams: Top seeds Egypt meet Canada in opening tie

World Teams: Top seeds Egypt meet Canada in opening tie

Joel Makin leads Wales against England in Pool tie By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Canada will be the first team to attempt to deny favourites Egypt a successful defence of the WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship title when the 2019 championship takes place for the first time in the USA from [...]

December 5, 2019 Howard Harding News 0

Tickets on sale for 2020 Manchester Open

Tickets on sale for 2020 Manchester Open

Event grows to PSA Silver for men and women By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Tickets are on sale now for the 2020 Manchester Open, PSA Silver tournament taking place at Manchester’s National Squash Centre between May 6-10. This season’s edition of the Manchester Open follows the inaugural women’s-only tournament earlier this year – [...]

December 3, 2019 Alan Thatcher News, Squash Around The World 0

Ramy Ashour and Nick Matthew renew their rivalry in ToC Challenge

Ramy Ashour and Nick Matthew renew their rivalry in ToC Challenge

ToC to light up Grand Central for a 23rd year By CHRIS McCLINTICK – Squash Mad Correspondent The 2020 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions returns to Grand Central Terminal for a 23rd year from January 9-17 as the world’s best squash players prepare to descend on New York City for one of the sport’s most [...]

December 3, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Egypt seeded to retain Men’s World Team title

Egypt seeded to retain Men’s World Team title

Fiery fixtures could finish with Egypt-England final By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Defending champions Egypt are seeded to win the WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship title for the fifth time since 1999 when the 2019 championship takes place in the US capital Washington DC from 15-21 December. The biennial World Squash [...]

December 2, 2019 Howard Harding News 0

Karim Gawad returns to top three in PSA rankings

Karim Gawad returns to top three in PSA rankings

Weybridge win takes Gawad above world champ Momen By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Egypt’s Karim Abdel Gawad has overtaken Tarek Momen to return to the top three of the PSA Men’s World Rankings for the first time since November 2017. Gawad, a former World No.1, won two titles during November as he continued [...]

December 1, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Hania El Hammamy breaks into world top 10

Hania El Hammamy breaks into world top 10

Pyramid power lifts world junior champion to new heights By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Egypt’s Hania El Hammamy has broken into the top 10 of the PSA Women’s World Rankings following her run to the semi-finals of the CIB PSA Women’s World Championship last month in front of the iconic Great Pyramid of [...]

December 1, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Last chance to bid for amazing memorabilia in World Squash Day Auction

Last chance to bid for amazing memorabilia in World Squash Day Auction

Final bidding flurry expected ahead of auction close at 19:00 BST By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Reporter After a week of steady and generous bidding activity, organisers of the World Squash Day Auction 2019 are bracing themselves for what promises to be a final flurry of bidding activity to secure some collectable pieces of [...]

December 1, 2019 James Roberts News 0