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Mohamed ElShorbagy faces Max Lee in Black Ball opener

Mohamed ElShorbagy faces Max Lee in Black Ball opener

New PSA Platinum tournament in Cairo By ALAN THATCHER World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy, winner of last week’s Hong Kong Open, will look to keep his winning streak going when he opens up his CIB Black Ball Squash Open campaign against Hong Kong’s World No.14 Max Lee in this new PSA World Tour Platinum tournament which [...]

November 27, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 0

Joelle King and Mohamed ElShorbagy win Hong Kong finals in straight games

Joelle King and Mohamed ElShorbagy win Hong Kong finals in straight games

King clinches monster tiebreak 19-17 to gain first Platinum title By SEAN REUTHE in Hong Kong New Zealand’s Joelle King and Egypt’s Mohamed ElShorbagy are the 2018 Everbright Sun Hung Kai Hong Kong Squash Open champions after claiming victories over Raneem El Welily and Ali Farag at Hong Kong Park Sports Centre. World No.7 King [...]

November 25, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 1

Joelle King topples Sarah-Jane Perry to make “home” final in Hong Kong

Joelle King topples Sarah-Jane Perry to make “home” final in Hong Kong

Mohamed ElShorbagy continues his duel with Ali Farag  By SEAN REUTHE  in Hong Kong New Zealand’s Joelle King will be the only non-Egyptian to compete in the finals of the Everbright Sun Hung Kai Hong Kong Squash Open after she dispatched England’s Sarah-Jane Perry to join Raneem El Welily, Mohamed ElShorbagy and Ali Farag in [...]

November 24, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 0

Sarah-Jane Perry topples Nour El Sherbini as Raneem El Welily takes over at number one

Sarah-Jane Perry topples Nour El Sherbini as Raneem El Welily takes over at number one

Perry bounces back after painful collision with the wall By SEAN REUTHE in Hong Kong Egypt’s Raneem El Welily has ended compatriot Nour El Sherbini’s 31-month reign at World No.1 after the latter suffered a 3-2 defeat to England’s Sarah-Jane Perry on a dramatic day of action in the quarter-finals of the Everbright Sun Hung [...]

November 23, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 0

Creating a pathway for change and improvement to help coaches and players

Creating a pathway for change and improvement to help coaches and players

Putting years of knowledge to the test By TONY GRIFFIN – Squash Mad Coaching Correspondent For players and coaches, the biggest challenge to learning and evolving is a willingness to experiment with new ideas and movements. Many of our most established training concepts, honed by years of experience on court, are really put to the [...]

November 23, 2018 Tony Grifin Coaching and Development, News 0

Tickets on sale for Manchester Women’s Open

Tickets on sale for Manchester Women’s Open

$76,000 prize fund on offer By SEAN REUTHE  Tickets for next year’s Manchester Open are now on general sale, with the National Squash Centre set to host a number of the world’s leading female players between May 9-13, 2019. The Manchester Open, a women’s-only PSA World Tour Silver tournament, will see players compete for the [...]

November 23, 2018 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

Sarah-Jane Perry wins marathon match against Tesni Evans

Sarah-Jane Perry wins marathon match against Tesni Evans

Top seed El Sherbini survives Sobhy onslaught to set up clash with Perry By SEAN REUTHE in Hong Kong Defending women’s champion Nour El Sherbini overcame United States No.1 Amanda Sobhy in a tight four game victory to advance to the quarter-finals of the Everbright Sun Hung Kai Hong Kong Open, PSA World Tour Platinum [...]

November 22, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 0

Millie Tomlinson downs Nicol David as Laura Massaro falls to Yathreb Adel

Millie Tomlinson downs Nicol David as Laura Massaro falls to Yathreb Adel

Day of shocks in Hong Kong By SEAN REUTHE The third day of action at the Everbright Sun Hung Kai Hong Kong Squash Open saw two massive shocks take place at Hong Kong Squash Centre as former World No.1s Nicol David and Laura Massaro slumped to respective defeats against England’s Millie Tomlinson and Egypt’s Yathreb [...]

November 21, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 0

Declan James downs Joel Makin in Hong Kong battle to set up clash with Paul Coll

Declan James downs Joel Makin in Hong Kong battle to set up clash with Paul Coll

Top seeds up and running in Hong Kong By SEAN REUTHE  Defending champions Mohamed ElShorbagy and Nour El Sherbini got their Everbright Sun Hung Kai Hong Kong Squash Open campaigns under way today with respective wins over Australia’s Ryan Cuskelly and Belgium’s Nele Gilis at Hong Kong Squash Centre. ElShorbagy, who beat World No.2 Ali [...]

November 20, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 0

Josh Masters gains first Platinum win after fightback to beat Chris Simpson

Josh Masters gains first Platinum win after fightback to beat Chris Simpson

Hong Kong trio enjoy home wins By SEAN REUTHE  in Hong Kong  A trio of local players claimed victories on the opening day of the Everbright Sun Hung Kai Hong Kong Squash Open as Leo Au, Tsz Fung Yip and Joey Chan all booked their second round berths at the PSA World Tour Platinum event. [...]

November 19, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 0

Tennis copies template for the future of squash as FWB wins major award at ATP Finals

Tennis copies template for the future of squash as FWB wins major award at ATP Finals

Interactive Squash pitch wins Global Tennis Innovation Summit   By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor It was a real honour and a privilege being present in London today while a significant piece of sporting history was being recorded. Markos Kern, founder of Fun With Balls, the German company launching the game-changing Interactive Squash product into [...]

November 16, 2018 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Growing the game, News 0

Women take centre stage in Manchester Open

Women take centre stage in Manchester Open

Stand-alone women’s event to be broadcast live By ELLIE MAWSON A number of the world’s greatest female players will line up at Manchester’s National Squash Centre in May 2019 for the inaugural Manchester Open, PSA World Tour Silver tournament. Taking place between May 9-13, the Manchester Open will offer $76,000 in prize money and will [...]

November 16, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 0

Citigold Corporate Challenge under way

Citigold Corporate Challenge under way

Citigold Corporate finalists to play on the glass court during Canary Wharf Classic Classic By ALAN THATCHER and SEAN REUTHE Corporate companies will soon be challenging each other on the squash court instead of the boardroom or the trading floor as the Citigold Wealth Management Corporate Squash Challenge gets under way in London. A bumper [...]

November 16, 2018 Alan Thatcher News, Squash Around The World 0

New coaching column by Michael Nash: Taking the T

New coaching column by Michael Nash: Taking the T

Own the T and learn how to attack By MICHAEL NASH – Squash Mad Coaching Columnist More than 40 years ago, while at the Campbeltown Squash Centre in Adelaide, Australia, I remember sitting in a pool of sweat totally saturated after winning three love but still feeling dissatisfied. People often say that they have had [...]

November 16, 2018 Michael Nash Coaching and Development, News 0

Daryl Selby beats Omar Mosaad to win first title in two years

Daryl Selby beats Omar Mosaad to win first title in two years

Selby finishes strongly to halt Hammer of Thor Mosaad in Qatar final By SEAN REUTHE and ALAN THATCHER England’s World No.24 Daryl Selby has lifted his first PSA Tour title in over two years after he overcame top seed Omar Mosaad in the final of the QSF No.1, PSA World Tour Bronze tournament held at [...]

November 15, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 0