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Adrian Waller takes out Raphael Kandra in Motor City Open

Adrian Waller takes out Raphael Kandra in Motor City Open

Home heroes Harrity and Hanson go down fighting By MATT SCHOCH in Detroit Two seeds fell in upsets and three former champions moved on in Round of 16 squash action at the Motor City Open presented by the Suburban Collection. Adrian Waller of England and Zahed Salem of Egypt topped seeded opponents and will play [...]

January 31, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Georgia leads home celebrations in Edinburgh

Georgia leads home celebrations in Edinburgh

Hutton leads English trio home on day one in Scotland By STEVE CUBBINS in Edinburgh The 2019 edition of the Edinburgh Sports Club Open got under way in the Scottish capital with eight first round matches in the Women’s PSA Challenger 20 event. There were Scottish triumphs to celebrate as home club wildcard Georgia Adderley [...]

January 31, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Nour El Sherbini books place in PSA World Tour Finals

Nour El Sherbini books place in PSA World Tour Finals

Stars battle for place in play-offs By ELLIE MAWSON Egypt’s World No.2 Nour El Sherbini has booked her place at the season-ending PSA World Tour Finals after her victory over World No.1 Raneem El Welily in the final of the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions. The PSA World Tour Finals will be held in June [...]

January 31, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Home heroes Harrity and Hanson drive through in Detroit

Home heroes Harrity and Hanson drive through in Detroit

‘The US has not been a dominant force on tour; we’re out to change that’ says happy Harrity By MATT SCHOCH – Squash Mad Correspondent In the first 19 years of the Motor City Open presented by the Suburban Collection, no U.S. player had ever made the main draw of the pro squash tourney. Now, [...]

January 30, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Joy for Jazz and Sam in British Under-23 finals

Joy for Jazz and Sam in British Under-23 finals

Todd becomes youngest winner at 15 By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Sam Todd and Jasmine Hutton made it an English double at the Prince British Under-23 Championships at Roehampton. Todd, the 15-year-old from Pontefract, became the youngest winner of the title after beating No.2 seed Elliott Morris Devred of Wales in the final. [...]

January 28, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Ali Farag takes ToC title and the number one spot in March

Ali Farag takes ToC title and the number one spot in March

From 2-0 and 6-2 down, Farag hits back to claim ‘a dream win’ as El Sherbini clinches hat-trick By SEAN REUTHE in New York Egyptian duo Ali Farag and Nour El Sherbini are the 2019 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions winners after respective victories over compatriots and World No.1s Mohamed ElShorbagy and Raneem El Welily [...]

January 25, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

All-Egyptian finals in JP Morgan Tournament of Champions

All-Egyptian finals in JP Morgan Tournament of Champions

Big four to battle it out at Grand Central By SEAN REUTHE in New York An Egyptian quartet will feature in the finals of the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions for the first time in history as the world’s top four players – Mohamed ElShorbagy, Ali Farag, Raneem El Welily and Nour El Sherbini – [...]

January 24, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Kiwi Joelle King weathers first game disaster to reach ToC semi-finals

Kiwi Joelle King weathers first game disaster to reach ToC semi-finals

Seven out of eight semi-finalists from Egypt By SEAN REUTHE in New York  New Zealand’s Joelle King has become the only non-Egyptian to reach the semi-finals of the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions, PSA Platinum event after she overcame 2017 winner Camille Serme at New York’s Grand Central Terminal. King, 30, won her maiden Platinum [...]

January 23, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Top seeds Pakistan and Malaysia triumph In Asian Junior Championships

Top seeds Pakistan and Malaysia triumph In Asian Junior Championships

India fall in final after shock win over Malaysia By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Favourites Pakistan and Malaysia triumphed in the men’s and women’s finals of the 19th Asian Junior Team Squash Championships at the Squash Centre in the Ambassador City Jomtien in Pattaya, Thailand. After overcoming Hong Kong China in the [...]

January 22, 2019 Alan Thatcher News, Squash Around The World 0

End of the line at Grand Central as Karim Abdel Gawad rocks reigning champion Simon Rösner

End of the line at Grand Central as Karim Abdel Gawad rocks reigning champion Simon Rösner

‘Karim produced a masterclass and I never got into the game’ By SEAN REUTHE in New York World No.5 Karim Abdel Gawad ended the title defence of Germany’s Simon Rösner after a commanding performance from the Egyptian saw him move into the semi-finals of the PSA Platinum event held at New York’s iconic Grand Central [...]

January 22, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Coaching: How Chaos leads to change

Coaching: How Chaos leads to change

Forget endless reps, trust your feelings and sensations that occur when you do things right By TONY GRIFFIN – Squash Mad Coaching Correspondent My Gevolution learning process started after writing my book “The G Spot, A Book about Squash”. I was given the book Deporte and Complejidad (Complex Sports Systems) written by Natalia Balague and [...]

January 21, 2019 Tony Grifin Coaching and Development, News 0

ToC: Crowd favourite Amanda Sobhy sets up third round clash with Nour El Tayeb

ToC: Crowd favourite Amanda Sobhy sets up third round clash with Nour El Tayeb

‘Last year I was on the long road back. This time I might put a bit of pressure on myself’ By SEAN REUTHE in New York  United States No.1 Amanda Sobhy got her title challenge under way at the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions with a 3-0 victory over Canada’s Danielle Letourneau in round two [...]

January 21, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Karim Abdel Gawad gets back on track with marathon win over Fares Dessouky

Karim Abdel Gawad gets back on track with marathon win over Fares Dessouky

‘I feel like I have been given a new life and my tournament is starting all over again’ By ALAN THATCHER, SEAN REUTHE and CHRIS McCLINTICK Karim Abdel Gawad admitted it felt like he was “given another life” after his second round opponent Joel Makin conceded after twisting his ankle while leading by two games [...]

January 20, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Ali Farag downs James Willstrop in New York classic

Ali Farag downs James Willstrop in New York classic

‘I feel honoured to share a court with guys like James’ By SEAN REUTHE in New York World No.2 Ali Farag got the better of former World No.1 James Willstrop in the standout match of day three of the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions – the PSA Platinum event currently taking place inside New York’s [...]

January 19, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Simon Rösner begins ToC title defence in fine style

Simon Rösner begins ToC title defence in fine style

Tragic injury for Joel Makin as he dominates Karim Gawad By SEAN REUTHE in New York World No.3 Simon Rösner kicked off the defence of his J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions title with a commanding 3-0 victory over Australia’s Ryan Cuskelly inside New York’s iconic Grand Central Terminal. Rösner became the first German player ever [...]

January 18, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0