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The Art of Stringing: Jon Sharpe shares his secrets with Squash Mad

The Art of Stringing: Jon Sharpe shares his secrets with Squash Mad

Part 1: Meet Jon Sharpe, coach, captain, dad and top stringer  By ROSANNA RADLINSKA-TYMA – Squash Mad Correspondent Following the excellent article by Joe Magor in 2013 about Greg Gaultier’s rackets, and how softly they were strung, I came up with the idea to write something about stringing in general as it is very important [...]

August 11, 2019 Rosanna Radlinska-Tyma Interviews, News 0

The Big Interview: 11 points with Mohamed Abouelghar and the team behind his rise up the rankings

The Big Interview: 11 points with Mohamed Abouelghar and the team behind his rise up the rankings

Wael El Hindi and an international support team give Abou the edge  By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Mohamed Abouelghar came very close to a surprise win over Karim Abdel Gawad in the recent PSA World Series Finals in Cairo. It was a quality performance from the 25-year-old, showing just how much he has [...]

June 25, 2019 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0

James Willstrop interview: I still love playing and training

James Willstrop interview: I still love playing and training

France holds special memories for Marksman James Interview by Jérôme Elhaïk – Squash Mad Correspondent After having had a tough run (with two five-game matches), James Willstrop could only keep up with Grégoire Marche for one game in the 5R Montpellier Métropole Open final last Sunday. Nevertheless, the tall Englishman was able to display his [...]

June 8, 2019 Jerome Elhaik Interviews, News 0

Colombian cannonball Miguel Rodriguez fired up for British Open title defence

Colombian cannonball Miguel Rodriguez fired up for British Open title defence

‘Being in the history books is an amazing feeling after a lifetime of training and travelling’ Interview by SEAN REUTHE Ahead of next week’s Allam British Open, Colombia’s Miguel Rodriguez says that he is heading to Hull with the aim of retaining the title he won in stunning fashion 12 months ago. The 2019 edition [...]

May 17, 2019 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0

Canary Wharf: 11 Points with Tarek Momen

Canary Wharf: 11 Points with Tarek Momen

‘I grew up watching the great legends of the game at the Pyramids’ INTERVIEW by ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Tarek Momen, runner-up at Canary Wharf last season, is back this year aiming to go one better. In this insightful interview, he talks revealingly about his amazing Egyptian rivals, his delight at another major [...]

March 11, 2019 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0

James Willstrop warms up for a Classic encounter at Canary Wharf

James Willstrop warms up for a Classic encounter at Canary Wharf

From best of seven to best of three, Willstrop loves innovation at Canary Wharf By ALAN THATCHER  James Willstrop is one of the most experienced players on the PSA World Tour. At 35, he has travelled round the world many times and amassed an incredible knowledge of the game. While admitting to being something of [...]

March 5, 2019 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, Interviews, News 0

Local hero Richie Fallows fancies his chances in Canary Wharf shoot-out

Local hero Richie Fallows fancies his chances in Canary Wharf shoot-out

‘The reason I became a squash player was because of Canary Wharf’ By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Two of England’s rising stars, Josh Masters and Richie Fallows, will clash in the Wildcard Challenge at the 2019 Citigold Wealth Management Canary Wharf Squash Classic next week. The prize for the winner is a place [...]

March 4, 2019 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0

Amanda Sobhy hails equal prize money in million-dollar World Champs

Amanda Sobhy hails equal prize money in million-dollar World Champs

‘There is no stopping the future of squash’ says American number one By SEAN REUTHE  United States No.1 Amanda Sobhy believes there is no stopping the future of squash ahead of the 2018-2019 PSA World Championships presented by the Walter Family, which will offer the sport’s first $1 million prize purse when it takes place [...]

February 22, 2019 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, Interviews, News 0

Squash Mad Exclusive Interview: Amanda Sobhy gets a-Head in the world

Squash Mad Exclusive Interview: Amanda Sobhy gets a-Head in the world

11 Points with Amanda Sobhy: ‘Being out injured gave me the chance to rebuild my game and come back hungry to improve’ Interview by ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor On the eve of the Tournament of Champions, US No.1 Amanda Sobhy has announced a switch to Head Rackets. In a no-strings-attached interview, Amanda explains [...]

January 17, 2019 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0

ToC: Reigning champion Nour El Sherbini aims for a third title

ToC: Reigning champion Nour El Sherbini aims for a third title

‘We need more tournaments with unique venues like this’ By SEAN REUTHE Two-time J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions winner Nour El Sherbini says that she is looking forward to appearing at one of the most unique locations on the PSA Tour as she begins her title defence later this week at New York’s Grand Central [...]

January 15, 2019 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0

Amanda Sobhy ‘back at full force’ as she plans for ToC

Amanda Sobhy ‘back at full force’ as she plans for ToC

‘Making my comeback after injury at Grand Central was an emotional rollercoaster’ By SEAN REUTHE  United States No.1 Amanda Sobhy will return to New York’s Grand Central Terminal next week as she competes for the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions, PSA Platinum title – and the 25-year-old says she’s back at full fitness as she [...]

January 10, 2019 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0

Simon Rösner ready to get back on track for ToC

Simon Rösner ready to get back on track for ToC

‘It was the greatest year of my life’ By SEAN REUTHE Germany’s World No.3 Simon Rösner will kick off the defence of his J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions title on Friday January 16 as he makes his first PSA Tour appearance since the birth of his son, Liam. Rösner made history last January as he [...]

January 7, 2019 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0

Steve Finitsis takes the trail home to Cairns

Steve Finitsis takes the trail home to Cairns

Aussie pro turns to coaching but still loves the challenge of playing rising stars Interview by ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Australian Steve Finitsis is enjoying his “retirement” from the PSA World Tour, heading back home to the northern outpost of Cairns to rejoin family, friends and team up with his old squash coach. [...]

November 9, 2018 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0

Mohamed ElShorbagy excited to defend Qatar Classic title

Mohamed ElShorbagy excited to defend Qatar Classic title

‘I have reached six finals in six years; I always feel at home on that court’  By SEAN REUTHE  World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy is relishing the prospect of defending his Qatar Classic title between October 27 – November 2 and says that he feels at home at the Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex after [...]

October 24, 2018 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0

Interview: Olivia Blatchford-Clyne aims to hit the Heights in her home town of Brooklyn

Interview: Olivia Blatchford-Clyne aims to hit the Heights in her home town of Brooklyn

‘I keep coming back because the Weymuller embodies everything good about women’s squash’ By PAULINA ROJEK – Squash Mad Correspondent Brooklyn-born Olivia Blatchford Clyne (note the new hyphen and double-barreled surname) is looking forward with extra anticipation to next week’s Carol Weymuller Open at the Heights Casino in her home patch of New York City. [...]

October 12, 2018 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0