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Squash in England’s top 10 but numbers slip slightly

Squash in England’s top 10 but numbers slip slightly

Sport England figures show Squash in top 10 but numbers are dipping By LEE HORTON – Squash Mad Reporter SQUASH is the 10th most popular sport in England, according to figures published by Sport England today. The latest Active People Survey, which measures participation levels based on the number of people taking part in an [...]

December 12, 2013 Lee Horton News 0

Ramy top seed at ToC…if hamstring is okay

Ramy top seed at ToC…if hamstring is okay

Tournament of Champions field revealed as Ramy draws Adrian Grant in round one By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Reporter EGYPT’S Ramy Ashour is aiming to be back in action at the 2014 Tournament of Champions event in New York. The Egyptian, who limped out of the World Championship in Manchester and the recent Hong Kong [...]

December 11, 2013 Alan Thatcher News 0

EXCLUSIVE: Pay a tension – Greg’s amazing racket secret

EXCLUSIVE: Pay a tension – Greg’s amazing racket secret

String expert Joe Magor reveals an astonishing secret about French ace Gregory Gaultier and his rackets By Joe Magor – Guest Reporter WORLD number two Gregory Gaultier has been grabbing the headlines recently with a series of career-best performances, taking his place just one spot below the summit of the world rankings, a spot currently [...]

December 11, 2013 Guest Contributor Fun Stuff, News 6
COMMENT: How America killed the Olympic dream

COMMENT: How America killed the Olympic dream

How American excess killed the Olympic dream By BOB KINGSLEY SQUASH is feeling sorry for itself after the IOC again rejected the sport’s application for a place on the 2020 Olympic Games programme. The sympathetic responses bear a familiar look. [...]

December 10, 2013 Alan's Blog, Comment, Growing the game, News
PSL: Ryder falls to Copp then quits pro squash

PSL: Ryder falls to Copp then quits pro squash

Ryder falls to Coppinger…then says he’s quitting pro squash By LEE HORTON – Squash Mad Reporter Benz-Bavarian Duffield and Surrey Health – the two teams that contested last season’s final – top the Group A and B tables in the Premier Squash League at [...]

December 10, 2013 News
No place for Shabs in World Series Finals

No place for Shabs in World Series Finals

Shabana misses out as Tarek takes final World Series spot Report by LEE HORTON REIGNING champ Amr Shabana won’t make the World Series Finals – if and when they are staged in 2014 – unless another player in the world’s [...]

December 10, 2013 News
CASSIE’S CORNER: Former world champ Cassie Thomas joins Squash Mad and tells it like it is

CASSIE’S CORNER: Former world champ Cassie Thomas joins Squash Mad and tells it like it is

WE are pleased to welcome our latest Squash Mad columnist, former world champion Cassie Thomas (nee Jackman). Cassie, who won the world title in 1999, now lives in Australia, where she is coaching and raising a young family. hen I [...]

December 9, 2013 Cassie's Column, Comment
Walker will be chasing some capital gains at London Open

Walker will be chasing some capital gains at London Open

By MICHAEL CATLING BOTSWANA’S Alister Walker will be bidding for a fourth PSA Tour title this year, when he headlines the Coronation London Open next week. The world number 15 is seeded to face South African Stephen Coppinger in the [...]

December 9, 2013 News
Nick on top of the world as he reigns in Hong Kong

Nick on top of the world as he reigns in Hong Kong

  By LEE HORTON NICK MATTHEW wrestled the world number one ranking from the head of Ramy Ashour today after banking the winner’s cheque and the Hong Kong Open title with a display of clinical squash to defeat Spain’s Borja [...]

December 8, 2013 News
Delight for David as she tastes Hong Kong Open success for eighth time

Delight for David as she tastes Hong Kong Open success for eighth time

Eighth wonder: Record-breaker Nicol reigns again in Hong Kong By MICHAEL CATLING – Squash Mad Reporter WORLD number one Nicol David continued her love affair at the Hong Kong Open, as she claimed an eighth successive title at the spectacular [...]

December 8, 2013 News
Ramy told to pay up as he tests injured leg on court

Ramy told to pay up as he tests injured leg on court

By LEE HORTON RAMY ASHOUR was back on court today, less that 24 hours after injury blew away his hopes of glory at the Hong Kong Open. The world number one returned to the all-glass court in  Hong Kong harbour [...]

December 7, 2013 News
Elshorbagy slams refs: This match was too big for them

Elshorbagy slams refs: This match was too big for them

By LEE HORTON JAMES WILLSTROP came back from the brink of defeat to produce one of the greatest wins of his career, beating Egyptian star Mohamed Elshorbagy 20-18 in the fifth after a two-hour epic in Hong Kong today. The [...]

December 6, 2013 News
Disaster as Ramy hammy goes again to force him out of HK

Disaster as Ramy hammy goes again to force him out of HK

By LEE HORTON RAMY ASHOUR’S injury nightmare returned today to force him out of the Hong Kong Open midway through his quarter-final match with Spaniard Borja Golan. The world number one’s season has been cruelly dogged by hamstring problems already [...]

December 6, 2013 News
Exclusive interview: Getting to know former world number two Jenny Duncalf

Exclusive interview: Getting to know former world number two Jenny Duncalf

Tight shoe laces, dinner with Elvis and the Cayman Islands…11 points with world number seven Jenny Duncalf By MICHAEL CATLING – Squash Mad Reporter JENNY DUNCALF is a former world number two and has won nine WSA Tour titles. But [...]

December 5, 2013 News
WSA will bounce back in 2014 promises Nicol

WSA will bounce back in 2014 promises Nicol

By MICHAEL CATLING World number one Nicol David has called on the Women’s Squash Association (WSA) to focus on the long-term, rather than the short-term, when negotiating tournaments in the future. The WSA has come under-fire recently after the World [...]

December 3, 2013 News