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Ramy Ashour and Camille Serme inspire growth of squash in Armenia

Ramy Ashour and Camille Serme inspire growth of squash in Armenia

WSF Ambassadors thrill fans in Yerevan as Ramy says ‘You could hold a World Championship here’ By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent World squash stars Ramy Ashour, the three-time world champion from Egypt, and Camille Serme, British and US Open winner and six-time European champion from France, thrilled fans of the sport in [...]

June 24, 2018 Howard Harding Growing the game, News 0

WSF and PSA reveal SquashFORWARD line-up on eve of Olympic Day

WSF and PSA reveal SquashFORWARD line-up on eve of Olympic Day

  World number one Nour El Sherbini ‘happy to give back to the game’ as young players take the pulse of their generation By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent The World Squash Federation (WSF) and the Professional Squash Association (PSA) today announced the line-up of their joint initiative SquashFORWARD. The programme brings together [...]

June 22, 2018 Howard Harding Growing the game, News 0

Squash Dream for Syrian refugees

Squash Dream for Syrian refugees

Syrian girls get help from Jordan and Hong Kong By HOWARD HARDING, Squash Mad International Correspondent On the eve of World Refugee Day, initiated by the United Nations in 2001, a unique effort to enable Syrian refugees to build upon their squash and educational support and participate in international squash events will be provided by [...]

June 19, 2018 Howard Harding Growing the game, News 0

British Junior Champs head back to Nottingham

British Junior Champs head back to Nottingham

All-glass court to showcase event and Under-11s added this year By DONNA HELMER The University of Nottingham, in partnership with Nottingham City Council has won the right to host the Dunlop British Junior Squash Championships for the next three years. Now in its 45th year, the England Squash platinum event, which attracts more than 320 [...]

June 19, 2018 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

Squash Mad Comment: Harsh rule opens the door to some odd calls

Squash Mad Comment: Harsh rule opens the door to some odd calls

Camille Serme is punished for opening the court door in Dubai By KIEFER WAITE – Squash Mad Corespondent The first semi-final match of the World Series Finals between Nour El Sherbini and Camille Serme was unfortunately overshadowed by a slightly silly rule that has been recently implemented by the PSA. In a very close and [...]

June 10, 2018 Kiefer Waite Comment, Growing the game, News 40

WSF reveal Youth Olympic Games Squash Ambassadors

WSF reveal Youth Olympic Games Squash Ambassadors

Young stars to showcase squash in Argentina in October By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Thirty six young squash players from 27 nations spread across the globe will experience the sport’s first taste of Olympic competition at the Youth Olympic Games in Argentina in October. Squash has been chosen as a “showcase” sport [...]

May 27, 2018 Howard Harding Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

Nick Matthew takes up coaching and ambassadorial role at England Squash

Nick Matthew takes up coaching and ambassadorial role at England Squash

Former world champion to nurture next generation of English players By ALAN THATCHER and DONNA HELMER   AS NICK MATTHEW approaches his final PSA tournament on home soil in this week’s Allam British Open, England Squash have confirmed an agreement to harness the skills and knowledge he has amassed during his phenomenal career to nurture [...]

May 14, 2018 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

Squash Girls Can – a story from a different land

Squash Girls Can – a story from a different land

Growing the numbers in Poland…with a little help from two Egyptian superstars  By ROSANNA RADLINSKA-TYMA – Squash Mad Europe Correspondent   The first time I heard of the initiative which supports women’s squash was probably during the British Open 2016 when I talked to Adriana Olaya from PSA World Tour. Then I gradually saw it [...]

May 14, 2018 Rosanna Radlinska-Tyma Growing the game, News 0

The Great Ball of China: Women’s World Team Champs head for Dalian

The Great Ball of China: Women’s World Team Champs head for Dalian

Seven all-glass courts will be on site for Women’s World Teams By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   The first world squash championship ever to be held in China will take place in September when the city of Dalian hosts the 2018 WSF Women’s World Team Championship. Dalian, a major city and seaport [...]

April 27, 2018 Howard Harding Growing the game, News 0

Emirates Golf Club to host 2017-18 PSA Dubai World Series Finals

Emirates Golf Club to host 2017-18 PSA Dubai World Series Finals

Golf Club follows Dubai Opera and Burj Khalifa as stunning setting for PSA finals By SEAN REUTHE   The world’s best squash players are set to appear at Emirates Golf Club between June 5-9 after the Professional Squash Association (PSA) today announced that the 2017-18 edition of the ATCO PSA Dubai World Series Finals will [...]

April 23, 2018 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

Geoff Hunt: The glass court is great and the new TV coverage is one of the best things to happen to our sport

Geoff Hunt: The glass court is great and the new TV coverage is one of the best things to happen to our sport

Kiwis top medal table as Aussies move Games courts to a new national centre By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   While Squash relished its sixth appearance in the Commonwealth Games since making its debut in Malaysia in 1998, hosts Australia together with New Zealand and England shared the gold medals in the [...]

April 20, 2018 Howard Harding Growing the game, News 0

PSA to team up with Olympic Channel

PSA to team up with Olympic Channel

Squash the latest of 65 sports to partner with Olympic Channel By ELLIE MAWSON   The Professional Squash Association (PSA), in collaboration with the World Squash Federation (WSF), has reached a cooperation agreement with the Olympic Channel in a partnership that will see all three organisations collaborate on content for the multi-platform global media destination. [...]

April 20, 2018 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

With heart rate reaching 199 beats per minute, new data suggests squash could be world’s toughest racket sport

With heart rate reaching 199 beats per minute, new data suggests squash could be world’s toughest racket sport

Wiring up Ramy Ashour and Tarek Momen delivers amazing data By SEAN REUTHE and ALAN THATCHER   The Professional Squash Association (PSA) has released new data captured through innovative partnerships with Sports Data Labs and interactiveSquash that suggests squash could be the most physically demanding racket sport in the world. Through the use of pioneering [...]

April 10, 2018 Alan Thatcher Comment, Growing the game, News 6

Commonwealth Games: Top marks for a top quality Infographic

Commonwealth Games: Top marks for a top quality Infographic

Gold Coast is fifth Aussie city to host the Games By ALAN THATCHER    In celebration of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, The East Coast Squash Academy has released a visual treat in the form of an infographic tracing the history, winning performances and other interesting facts which will be of interest to squash [...]

April 10, 2018 Alan Thatcher Fun Stuff, Growing the game, News 0

PSA unveil new-look World Tour and team up with the WSF

PSA unveil new-look World Tour and team up with the WSF

New draw sizes, and qualifiers are scrapped as PSA and WSF launch Challenger Tour By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   The Professional Squash Association (PSA) today unveiled its new vision for professional squash which will see a new-look professional squash tour structure come into effect for the 2018-19 season onwards, while a [...]

March 27, 2018 Howard Harding Growing the game, News 0