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Emily Whitlock fights back to send home hope Amanda Sobhy off the rails at Grand Central

Emily Whitlock fights back to send home hope Amanda Sobhy off the rails at Grand Central

‘I was lost out there but the last three games showed how well I’ve been playing’ By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent World No.27 Emily Whitlock claimed one of the biggest wins of her career as she completed a stunning comeback from two games down at New York’s Grand Central Terminal to beat US [...]

January 12, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

“I feel like a kid again,” says Gregory Gaultier as 37-year-old French ace celebrates wildly after ToC comeback win

“I feel like a kid again,” says Gregory Gaultier as 37-year-old French ace celebrates wildly after ToC comeback win

Jiving General will need to be on his toes as he faces Asal, half his age and a deadly danger By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Former World No.1 and World Champion Gregory Gaultier made a sensational return to the PSA World Tour after 15 months out of action through injury as the 37-year-old [...]

January 11, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

Home hopes Harrity and Hanson fall on day one of the ToC in New York

Home hopes Harrity and Hanson fall on day one of the ToC in New York

Gaultier back on court today against Mosaad By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent The 2020 edition of the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions, PSA World Tour Platinum event got under way in New York yesterday with two of the three US players in action falling to narrow 3-2 defeats under the chandeliers of Grand [...]

January 10, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

Double Dot Delivered Double Delight

Double Dot Delivered Double Delight

Kiwi coach has double reason to celebrate By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Reporter Jarrod Van Driel, a renowned squash coach based in Auckland, New Zealand, is currently enjoying a double dose of success for his Squash Academy. Jarrod, who runs the Double Dot Squash Academy in Auckland, has been coaching for more than 10 [...]

January 9, 2020 James Roberts News 1

Egypt dominate thrilling finals day at Dunlop British Junior Open

Egypt dominate thrilling finals day at Dunlop British Junior Open

Favourites Egypt lived up to their billing on finals day of the 2020 Dunlop British Junior Open (BJO) in Birmingham By DONNA HELMER – England Squash, Marketing and Communications Manager The tears and tantrums of the past few days were replaced with triumphant smiles as some added to their BJO tallies, others won for the [...]

January 6, 2020 Guest Contributor News 0

Nour El Sherbini back in her favourite city

Nour El Sherbini back in her favourite city

‘My injury hasn’t fully healed but I’m trying to maintain my form’ By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Four-time World Champion Nour El Sherbini will return to her favourite city when the Egyptian competes for the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions title in New York’s Grand Central Terminal next week. The Egyptian is aiming [...]

January 6, 2020 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 1

Sam Todd powers through to BJO title

Sam Todd powers through to BJO title

‘I played well and didn’t let him in’ By ELIZABETH BOTCHERBY – Squash Mad Correspondent Yorkshire squash sensation Sam Todd was crowned Dunlop British Junior Open champion (BJO) for the third time as he cruised to victory in the boys’ under 17s at the University of Birmingham Sport & Fitness today. His win represents England’s [...]

January 6, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

Sam Todd leads English trio into Dunlop British Junior Open finals

Sam Todd leads English trio into Dunlop British Junior Open finals

Three top seeds crash out in semi-finals By DONNA HELMER – Squash Mad Correspondent It was a good day for the hosts as Sam Todd (B17), Yusuf Sheikh (B15) and Mariam Eissa (G11) all advanced to the finals of the Dunlop British Junior Open at the University of Birmingham with comfortable wins. Katie Malliff couldn’t [...]

January 5, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

Egypt dominate Dunlop British Junior Open semi-final line-ups

Egypt dominate Dunlop British Junior Open semi-final line-ups

Home hopes high with Sam Todd and Katie Malliff victorious By TOM PILCHER – Squash Mad Correspondent Egypt ruled the roost with semi-final spots up for grabs on day three of the Dunlop British Junior Open 2020 in Birmingham. The African nation set up all-Egyptian last-four clashes in the boys U13 and U11s and bagged [...]

January 5, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

Ali Farag: I need to get back on track at Grand Central Station

Ali Farag: I need to get back on track at Grand Central Station

Reigning champion faces a busy schedule in 2020 By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent World No.1 Ali Farag will look to make a winning start to the second half of the 2019-20 PSA World Tour season when he returns to New York’s Grand Central Terminal to defend his J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions title, [...]

January 4, 2020 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 1

English woes as Pakistan, Egypt and Team USA light up day two of the Dunlop British Junior Open

English woes as Pakistan, Egypt and Team USA light up day two of the Dunlop British Junior Open

Top seed Jonah Bryant falls but Sam Todd marches on By DONNA HELMER – Squash Mad Correspondent Pakistan, Egypt and Team USA sprung major upsets on day two of the Dunlop British Junior Open 2020 in Birmingham. After surviving a scare earlier in the day against Qatar’s [17/32] Yousef Farag, BU15 top seed Jonah Bryant [...]

January 4, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

WSF President hails new era for squash

WSF President hails new era for squash

Fontaine pledges closer ties with PSA to grow the game By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent In a New Year message to the global squash community, World Squash Federation President Jacques Fontaine hails a new era for the game after a challenging 2019. The recent appointment of William Louis-Marie as the Federation’s new [...]

January 3, 2020 Howard Harding Growing the game, News 0

Shock exit on day one for BJO hopeful Lewis Anderson

Shock exit on day one for BJO hopeful Lewis Anderson

Team USA go the extra Myles By DONNA HELMER – Squash Mad Correspondent Team USA punched above their weight as the Dunlop British Junior Open 2020 got under way in Birmingham. With 671 players representing 56 nations, and all with high hopes on day one, the top seeds were keen to spend as little time [...]

January 3, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

Peru’s Diego Elias climbs to career-high ranking of six in the world

Peru’s Diego Elias climbs to career-high ranking of six in the world

World champion Tarek Momen climbs back into top three By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Peru’s Diego Elias will start 2020 at a career-high ranking of World No.6 after the PSA Men’s World Rankings for January were released today (January 1). The 23-year-old moves up a place and overtakes Simon Rösner after the German’s [...]

January 1, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

Raneem El Welily begins new decade on top of the world

Raneem El Welily begins new decade on top of the world

Birthday girl leads all-Egyptian top four By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Egypt’s Raneem El Welily has retained the World No.1 spot after the PSA Women’s World Rankings for January were released today. El Welily, who celebrates her 31st birthday today, has now held top spot for 14 consecutive months and won five PSA [...]

January 1, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0