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By the left, Peter Nicol and Peter Barker to star in Canary Wharf exhibition

By the left, Peter Nicol and Peter Barker to star in Canary Wharf exhibition

Fans can win a hit on court with legend Nicol By ALAN THATCHER, Squash Mad Editor We’ll be rolling back the years on finals night in the Canary Wharf Classic next month as left-handers Peter Nicol MBE and Peter Barker star in an exhibition match. Former World Champion Peter Nicol MBE and former World No.5 [...]

February 16, 2018 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

Canary Wharf welcomes new sponsors Veblen Wine and Ashmax Associates

Canary Wharf welcomes new sponsors Veblen Wine and Ashmax Associates

  Sponsors with a passion for squash By ALAN THATCHER    The Canary Wharf Squash Classic is delighted to welcome two new Associate Sponsors, Veblen Wine and financial planning and wealth management company Ashmax Associates, ahead of the 2018 tournament in March. This new partnership with the Canary Wharf Classic is inspired by leading figures [...]

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

The magic of the glass court powers squash in Poland

The magic of the glass court powers squash in Poland

Kids get a buzz for the game when they step inside the glass box By ROSANNA RADLINSKA – Squash Mad European Correspondent   Have you ever thought how big a role the glass court plays when it comes to popularising squash? I didn’t want to write anything about the glass court itself until I’ve seen [...]

January 26, 2018 Rosanna Radlinska-Tyma Growing the game, News 2

Olivia Blatchford hails Saudi Arabia experience

Olivia Blatchford hails Saudi Arabia experience

‘Change takes time – this was a step in the right direction’ By ELLIE MAWSON   American squash number one Olivia Blatchford, World No.13, has heaped praise on the organisers of last week’s Saudi PSA Women’s Squash Masters, the PSA World Tour squash event which made history by becoming the first ever professional women’s sports [...]

January 17, 2018 Guest Contributor Growing the game, Interviews, News 0

On-screen data will show how hard squash players work

On-screen data will show how hard squash players work

PSA team up with Sports Labs in New York and Chicago By ELLIE MAWSON   The Professional Squash Association (PSA) have today announced that they will team up with international technology company Sports Data Labs to capture data on their athletes performing at this month’s J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions, which takes place January 18-25 [...]

January 17, 2018 Guest Contributor Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

Mohamed ElShorbagy seeks first Canary Wharf title in March

Mohamed ElShorbagy seeks first Canary Wharf title in March

Prize money increase attracts galaxy of stars By SEAN REUTHE and ALAN THATCHER   World Champion Mohamed ElShorbagy is in line to make his first appearance at the prestigious Canary Wharf Classic for five years after the entry list for the PSA M100 tournament was released today (January 12). This year’s instalment of the Canary [...]

January 13, 2018 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

PSA launch “real-time statistics tracking” with InteractiveSquash

PSA launch “real-time statistics tracking” with InteractiveSquash

System to launch during Swedish Open By NATHAN CLARKE   The Professional Squash Association (PSA) have announced that they will trial a pioneering new statistical tracking system during the 2018 UCS Swedish Open, which takes place between February 8-11, in a move that will see professional squash analysed in greater depth than ever before. Developed [...]

January 12, 2018 Guest Contributor Growing the game, News 0

Nour El Sherbini starts in style in Saudi Arabia

Nour El Sherbini starts in style in Saudi Arabia

First women’s event in Saudi By SEAN REUTHE    World No.1 Nour El Sherbini moved into round two of the inaugural Saudi PSA Women’s Squash Masters after the Egyptian saw off France’s Coline Aumard on day one of the historic World Series tournament taking place at The Green Halls in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The Saudi [...]

January 7, 2018 Guest Contributor Growing the game, News 0

Mohamed ElShorbagy top seed as Canary Wharf prize fund hits $100,000

Mohamed ElShorbagy top seed as Canary Wharf prize fund hits $100,000

Six-times champion Nick Matthew makes farewell appearance at the East Wintergarden By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor The Canary Wharf Squash Classic will enjoy a boost in status as the popular London tournament celebrates its 15th anniversary in 2018 with a significant rise in prize money. A dazzling array of the world’s leading players, led [...]

January 4, 2018 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Growing the game, News 0

Olympic bid steps up with key campaign boost

Olympic bid steps up with key campaign boost

WSF and PSA appoint Weber Shandwick to support bid for Paris 2024 By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   Squash’s Olympic ambitions have intensified with the appointment of a leading marketing company to strengthen the campaign for inclusion in the 2024 Paris Games. The World Squash Federation (WSF) in partnership with the Professional [...]

January 4, 2018 Howard Harding Growing the game, News 0

Ramy Ashour and Camille Serme are WSF Ambassadors

Ramy Ashour and Camille Serme are WSF Ambassadors

Stars lead visits to Armenia and Ukraine By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   Egypt’s three-time world champion Ramy Ashour and France’s world No.3 Camille Serme will lead the 2018 WSF Ambassador Programme to Armenia and Ukraine in June next year when the latest World Squash Federation initiative visits the countries’ capitals Yerevan [...]

December 30, 2017 Howard Harding Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

Ali Farag is new PSA men’s president

Ali Farag is new PSA men’s president

Colombian Pablo Serna joins board of directors By HOWARD HARDING and SEAN REUTHE   Egypt’s World No.3 Ali Farag has been named as the Professional Squash Association’s (PSA) Men’s President as one of four new additions to the PSA’s Board of Directors – which were officially confirmed at the association’s annual AGM held on the [...]

December 18, 2017 Howard Harding Growing the game, News 0

ASB team up with Shaun Moxham in high-tech New York project

ASB team up with Shaun Moxham in high-tech New York project

New facility opens in April 2018 By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   In a unique collaboration between a court manufacturer and a leading squash coach, ASB Squash has teamed up with Australian Shaun Moxham to launch a new high performance squash training facility in the USA. The new MSquash Accelerator Center is [...]

December 5, 2017 Howard Harding Fun Stuff, Growing the game, News 0

World Team Squash Champs highlight of Marseille’s year as European Capital of Sport

World Team Squash Champs highlight of Marseille’s year as European Capital of Sport

France building momentum for Olympic push By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   Marseille Deputy Mayor of Sports Richard Miron revealed that the 2017 WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship will be the closing event in the French city’s celebrations as the European Capital of Sports 2017 – adding that it was the “only [...]

November 27, 2017 Howard Harding Growing the game, News 0

England squad face testing time

England squad face testing time

Test match broadcast live on BBC By ROD GILMOUR   A full-strength England will take on a Rest of the World team in the eagerly-anticipated Ab Initio Squash International in Surrey on Friday – with the event being showcased live across the globe and featuring a number of exciting elements to capture the Test match [...]

November 22, 2017 Guest Contributor Growing the game, News 0