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Women’s Squash Week sets new targets

Women’s Squash Week sets new targets

Move to attract more female coaches By DONNA HELMER – Squash Mad Correspondent Women’s Squash Week returns from September 23-29 to raise the profile of women’s squash across England and the world. The week-long campaign will celebrate and showcase women’s squash at every level from playing to coaching and highlight the contribution women make to [...]

September 12, 2019 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

Joel Makin and Greg Marche make it a special night in Nantes

Joel Makin and Greg Marche make it a special night in Nantes

Top seed Rosner is out as Hammamy halts Waters By MATT COLES – Squash Mad Correspondent in Nantes France’s Gregoire Marche is through to the semi finals of the Open de France – Nantes 2019 presented by Tailor Capital after a spectacular victory over Germany’s top seed Simon Rösner at the glorious Chateau des ducs [...]

September 11, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Reigning Nantes champions are shattered at the Chateau

Reigning Nantes champions are shattered at the Chateau

James and Gilis fall to Castagnet and Whitlock By MATT COLES in Nantes Both Nele Gilis and Declan James, the winners of the last year’s titles, are out of this year’s Open de France – Nantes, after being beaten by England’s Emily Whitlock and France’s Mathieu Castagnet at the spectacular Chateau des ducs de Bretagne. [...]

September 11, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Selby falls to Lake as French wild cards advance in Nantes

Selby falls to Lake as French wild cards advance in Nantes

French celebrate early success in Nantes By MATT COLES – Squash Mad Correspondent in Nantes There was a major English shock as France’s Benjamin Aubert and Enora Villard have made the most of their wildcard spots, as they both won their first round matches at the Open de France – Nantes 2019 presented by Tailor [...]

September 9, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

“Squash à la Franglaise”: Nantes Open builds on Anglo-French “Squash Twinning”

“Squash à la Franglaise”: Nantes Open builds on Anglo-French “Squash Twinning”

“Squash à la Franglaise”: Nantes Open builds on Anglo-French “Squash Twinning” By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Reporter France and Britain: two great nations so close geographically and yet so different. We may take the mickey out of each other, with our “Frogs” and “Rosbif” jibes, but despite past conflicts, cultural differences and superficial disdain, [...]

September 9, 2019 James Roberts Growing the game, News 0

Laura Massaro to take on mentoring role at England Squash

Laura Massaro to take on mentoring role at England Squash

‘I have a lot of experience and knowledge to pass on and I’m looking forward to it’ By DONNA HALMER – Squash Mad Correspondent England Squash has finalised a long-term mentoring agreement with Laura Massaro that will see the former World No.1 develop and nurture England’s younger generation of female players. Massaro, 35, called time [...]

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

Egypt’s El Tayeb and ElShorbagy beat world No.1s to lift China Open titles

Egypt’s El Tayeb and ElShorbagy beat world No.1s to lift China Open titles

Nour powers past Raneem as Mo throws down gauntlet to Ali By ELLIE MAWSON in Shanghai  Egypt’s World No.5 Nour El Tayeb and World No.2 Mohamed ElShorbagy lifted the first titles of the new season after defeating compatriots and World No.1s Raneem El Welily and Ali Farag to claim the J.P. Morgan China Squash Open, [...]

September 8, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Patrick Rooney rules in Madeira

Patrick Rooney rules in Madeira

Ford stalls in final after stirring comeback to tournament play By RICARDO SARDINHA – Squash Mad Correspondent Patrick Rooney confirmed his number one seed status and defeated Tom Ford, by 3-1, in the final of the International Tournament of Madeira. In an all-English battle the higher ranked player put an end to Tom Ford’s fairytale [...]

September 8, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Robbie Downer takes Lexden title

Robbie Downer takes Lexden title

Downer halts Harris in showcase final By MIKE HEGARTY  Robbie Downer won the inaugural Lexden Open PSA Satellite event, beating Mike Harris before an enthusiastic crowd at the Colchester club. Downer overcame Nick Mulvey in the semi-finals, while Harris fought back from a game down to beat Robbie Dadds. Semi Final 1: Rob Downer beat [...]

September 8, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Rivalries resumed as Egyptians contest China finals

Rivalries resumed as Egyptians contest China finals

Husband and wife bring new season to life, but mighty Mo wants that No.1 ranking back By ELLIE MAWSON in Shanghai Egypt’s World No.5 Nour El Tayeb swept aside compatriot and 2019 British Open champion Nouran Gohar to book her place in the final of the J.P. Morgan China Squash Open PSA World Tour Gold [...]

September 7, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Happy Hania El Hammamy halts Joelle King in Shanghai shock

Happy Hania El Hammamy halts Joelle King in Shanghai shock

ElShorbagy brothers to clash in semi-final By ELLIE MAWSON in Shanghai Egypt’s World No.15 Hania El Hammamy stunned New Zealand’s World No.6 Joelle King to reach her first PSA World Tour Gold tournament semi-finals at the J.P. Morgan China Squash Open in Shanghai. The recently-crowned World Junior champion continued to upset the seedings after knocking [...]

September 6, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Mohamed ElShorbagy fights back to halt Lucas Serme

Mohamed ElShorbagy fights back to halt Lucas Serme

‘Lucas and I used to train together; I’m so glad to see him reaching his potential’ By ELLIE MAWSON – Squash Mad Correspondent Egypt’s World No.2 Mohamed ElShorbagy survived a scare against France’s World No.35 Lucas Serme after he was forced to come from 2-0 down to book his place in the quarter finals of [...]

September 6, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

New Manhattan Community Squash Center close to opening

New Manhattan Community Squash Center close to opening

‘Our goal is to build 100 of these centers’ Interview by ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) The Manhattan Community Squash Center is planning to open its doors at the end of this month. With a number of New York squash clubs closing in the past decade or more, this is a much-needed addition to the [...]

September 6, 2019 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Growing the game, Interviews, News 2

England Squash renews partnership with Off The Wall

England Squash renews partnership with Off The Wall

Teaming up again to grow junior squash By DONNA HELMER – Squash Mad Correspondent England Squash has announced the renewal of a three-year partnership with coaching academy Off the Wall Squash that will see the two organisations working collaboratively to grow junior squash in England. The renewed partnership will see England Squash drive awareness of [...]

September 5, 2019 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

Egypt’s Asal ends home interest on day one of China Open

Egypt’s Asal ends home interest on day one of China Open

Rachael Grinham rolls back the years  By ELLIE MAWSON in Shanghai Egypt’s world junior champion Mostafa Asal ended home interest after he despatched Chinese wildcard Zhitao Zhou at Shanghai’s SECA Academy on the opening day of the J.P. Morgan China Squash Open, PSA World Tour Gold tournament. The 18-year-old Asal – who claimed his second [...]

September 5, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0