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WSA LIVE: Nicol lands fourth title in 42 days.

WSA LIVE: Nicol lands fourth title in 42 days.

  NICOL DAVID bagged the $50k China Open in Shanghai after hauling herself off the floor to come from two to beat Egyptian Ran El Weleily. Victory sealed the Malaysian world No.1’s fourth WSA  title in just 42 days following her successes at the Malaysian Open, the Carol WeymullerOpen and the US Open. It also carried [...]

October 27, 2013 Lee Horton News 0

SQUASH FASHION: A look in Iron Man Rosner’s wardrobe

SQUASH FASHION: A look in Iron Man Rosner’s wardrobe

German squash star Simon Rosner has had to make a heartbreaking decision and trade in his favourite pink shirt for a new clothing range this season. Here, in an interview with ALAN THATCHER, he reveals his love of tournament hotels that allow him to indulge in one of his favourite hobbies, ironing.    1: How [...]

October 26, 2013 Alan Thatcher Fun Stuff, Interviews 0

Nick: I blame DJ Chris Evans for firing up Willstrop feud

Nick: I blame DJ Chris Evans for firing up Willstrop feud

    It’s all Chris Evans’s fault. It’s thanks to that notorious radio DJ that my relationship with James Willstrop is so acrimonious. It all kicked off at the 2009 British Open in Manchester when James and I found ourselves squaring up to each other in the final. The media was quite rightly bigging up [...]

October 26, 2013 Alan Thatcher News 0
WSF plan 2024 Olympic bid after Tokyo heartbreak

WSF plan 2024 Olympic bid after Tokyo heartbreak

From stuff.co.nz Having fought through the agony of a third Olympic bid rejection, World Squash Federation president N Ramachandran has given the go-ahead for a tilt at the 2024 Games. The four-day WSF conference and annual meeting wrapped up yesterday [...]

October 24, 2013 News, WSF
GAGGED: Players banned from Tweeting their mind

GAGGED: Players banned from Tweeting their mind

  By LEE HORTON PSA bosses have warned their players: Say anything we don’t like and you’ll be in bother. In an amazing iron-fist email sent to players today, PSA senior management have demanded that their members stop using social [...]

October 24, 2013 News
World Open: Matthew fired up for a hat-trick

World Open: Matthew fired up for a hat-trick

Two-time squash world champion Nick Matthew is hoping he can complete his hat-trick of titles on home soil when the AJ Bell PSA World Squash Championship gets under way in Manchester next week. Matthew, whose previous triumphs came in 2010 [...]

October 24, 2013 News
Hong Kong ruled out for Women’s World Open

Hong Kong ruled out for Women’s World Open

EXCLUSIVE By ALAN THATCHER LAST-DITCH efforts are being made to stage a Women’s World Open in what remains of 2013 as a chorus of unrest and anger is growing louder from furious WSA members and former star players. The WSA [...]

October 23, 2013 News
Laura Massaro: Spat over money fired me up

Laura Massaro: Spat over money fired me up

Laura Massaro Column – Courtesy of Lancashire Evening Post If becoming the US Open champion wasn’t motivation enough to produce my best squash in Philadelphia on Saturday, then the events of the previous few days certainly ensured I gave it [...]

October 23, 2013 Comment
PSL: Pilley grounds Selby to win ‘jet-lag’ challenge

PSL: Pilley grounds Selby to win ‘jet-lag’ challenge

    By LEE HORTON GLOBETROTTERS Cameron Pilley and Daryl Selby ignored jet-lag overdose to put on a thrilling show as the Premier Squash League kicked into action last night. Aussie Pilley (pictured above) spearheaded the University of Birmingham attack [...]

October 22, 2013 News
WILLSTROP: Fight for equality raging 100 years on

WILLSTROP: Fight for equality raging 100 years on

England’s Jenny Duncalf in action against Malaysia’s Nicol David  By JAMES WILLSTROP PSA President One hundred years ago, Emily Davison ran on to Epsom racecourse during the Derby horse race, and was killed by the King’s horse. In 1913 she [...]

October 22, 2013 Alan's Blog
Keir we go: England coaching chief quits for British shooting

Keir we go: England coaching chief quits for British shooting

By LEE HORTON Keir Worth,  head of coaching and performance at England Squash, is quitting to take over at British Shooting. The 39- year-old will become performance director for British Shooting as they prepare for the 2016 Olympics in Rio, [...]

October 22, 2013 News
Dipika: Mind coach Ken is making me a new person

Dipika: Mind coach Ken is making me a new person

By LEE HORTON India‘s Dipika Pallikal upstaged former World No.1 Rachael Grinham of Australia to win the Macau Open Sunday, the seventh (WSA) title of her career, then heaped praise on sports psychologist Ken Way (above) for giving her the [...]

October 22, 2013 News
Why Ramy Ashour’s Story is Yours Too

Why Ramy Ashour’s Story is Yours Too

By SIDDARTH SUCHDE THERE are two names that someone even remotely interested in squash can’t help but hear: Jansher Khan and Ramy Ashour. While the duo of Jahangir and Jansher Khan make for one amazingly exhilarating story of achieving perfection in [...]

October 22, 2013 Comment, Growing the game
Peter Nicol: What squash needs and how we’ll do it

Peter Nicol: What squash needs and how we’ll do it

  PETER NICOL, who totalled five years as World No. 1, talks to SportAsia about Nicol David’s inspiring reign, squash missing out on the 2020 Olympics, succeeding Jahangir Khan and Jansher Khan as the game’s best player and spearheading SquashSkills.com. [...]

October 21, 2013 News
Crowds go crazy for Princess Nour the star attraction

Crowds go crazy for Princess Nour the star attraction

  Teenage squash sensation Nour Sherbini is used to seeing her name in headlines…now when she trains at the impressive new Sedra Compound squash centre on the north coast of Alexandria in Egypt, she’ll see her name writ large on [...]

October 20, 2013 News