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Simon Rösner reaches World Champs semi-finals in Chicago

Simon Rösner reaches World Champs semi-finals in Chicago

German meets new world No.1 Ali Farag in Chicago semi-finals By SEAN REUTHE in Chicago World No.4 Simon Rösner has become the first German male player to reach a World Championship semi-final after he overcame India’s Saurav Ghosal inside Chicago’s Union Station on day six of the 2018-2019 PSA World Championships presented by the Walter [...]

March 1, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Tony Griffin Coaching: How Liam broke the mould

Tony Griffin Coaching: How Liam broke the mould

‘A sequence of exercises that allows the player to recognise the sensation of hitting the ball well and understand why’ By TONY GRIFFIN – Squash Mad Coaching Correspondent This is Liam’s Story. It’s a case study in breaking the mould with regards to coaching. It’s about changing the way we do things, to be inclusive [...]

March 1, 2019 Tony Grifin Coaching and Development, Growing the game, News 0

Egyptian quartet power through in Chicago

Egyptian quartet power through in Chicago

‘I had to change my game plan because Miguel was playing so well’ By SEAN REUTHE in Chicago A quartet of Egyptians – containing reigning champions Mohamed ElShorbagy and Raneem El Welily – claimed victories on the opening day of quarter-final action at the 2018-2019 PSA World Championships in Chicago to ensure that there is [...]

February 28, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0
Squash and success is a numbers game: A call to action for World Squash Day

Squash and success is a numbers game: A call to action for World Squash Day

We need to break through these barriers to our sport or new players will go elsewhere By CHRIS SARGENT – Squash Mad Correspondent The failure to once again get into the Olympics feels like a hammer blow to our sport. [...]

February 28, 2019 Comment, Growing the game, News
Nicol David waves goodbye to PSA World Championships

Nicol David waves goodbye to PSA World Championships

Eight-times winner bows out to Camille Serme By SEAN REUTHE in Chicago  Malaysia’s eight-time World Champion Nicol David has made her final ever appearance at the sport’s pinnacle tournament after a 3-1 defeat to France’s Camille Serme in the third [...]

February 27, 2019 News
Former world champion Laura Massaro out in the cold in Chicago

Former world champion Laura Massaro out in the cold in Chicago

Annie Au first Hong Kong player to reach World Champs quarter-finals By SEAN REUTHE in Chicago World No.12 Annie Au sent former World Champion Laura Massaro out on day three of the 2018-2019 PSA World Championships presented by the Walter [...]

February 26, 2019 News
Amanda Sobhy wins all-American battle with Olivia Blatchford Clyne

Amanda Sobhy wins all-American battle with Olivia Blatchford Clyne

World champion ElShorbagy came to bury Cesar, but Mexican fights to the end By SEAN REUTHE in Chicago United States No.1 Amanda Sobhy overcame the country’s No.2 player, Olivia Blatchford Clyne, in Chicago’s Union Station to prevail in an all-American [...]

February 25, 2019 News
Karim Abdel Gawad crashes out of World Champs in Chicago

Karim Abdel Gawad crashes out of World Champs in Chicago

Adrian Waller downs Diego Elias in Chicago first round shock By SEAN REUTHE and ALAN THATCHER An astonishing comeback from 2-0 down saw Egypt’s World No.33 Youssef Soliman send 2016 World Champion Karim Abdel Gawad to a shock first round [...]

February 24, 2019 News
So, where now for this beautiful game?

So, where now for this beautiful game?

We need leadership, teamwork and a clear vision to grow the game   By CHRIS SARGENT – Squash Mad Correspondent (Grove Park Squash Club) So, where now for the real, beautiful game of squash? Clearly, the news about squash being excluded [...]

February 23, 2019 Comment, Growing the game, News
Stage is set for World Championships in Chicago

Stage is set for World Championships in Chicago

Sobhy and Harrity lead home hopes at Union Station By US Squash The stage is set for the 2019 PSA World Championships presented by the Walter Family–the world’s first million dollar professional squash tournament. The world’s best players are primed [...]

February 23, 2019 News
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 [...]

February 22, 2019 Growing the game, Interviews, News
Tears and fury as squash suffers latest Olympic setback

Tears and fury as squash suffers latest Olympic setback

Skateboarding, breakdancing, surfing and climbing all chosen ahead of squash for Paris 2024 By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Squash has been dealt another devastating blow in its relentless but frustrating battle for a place in the Olympic Games. [...]

February 21, 2019 News
World champion Raneem El Welily headlines Black Ball Open draw

World champion Raneem El Welily headlines Black Ball Open draw

Top-class line-up in Cairo By ELLIE MAWSON The main draw of March’s Black Ball Squash Open PSA Gold tournament was released today, with World No.1 Raneem El Welily headlining the draw at the Black Ball Sporting Club in Cairo, Egypt, [...]

February 20, 2019 News
Tributes pour in for squash legend Nicol David

Tributes pour in for squash legend Nicol David

‘What she has achieved will be impossible to match’ By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Tributes poured in today following the news that Nicol David has announced plans to retire from playing and revealed her plans to [...]

February 19, 2019 News
Nicol David to retire from playing, but her squash dreams carry on

Nicol David to retire from playing, but her squash dreams carry on

‘I love squash with all my heart and it will always play an important role in my life’ By ALAN THATCHER, HOWARD HARDING and SEAN REUTHE  Nicol David once famously revealed that she would happily swap all eight of her [...]

February 18, 2019 Growing the game, News