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Squash club claims “it’s a stitch-up” as Prime Minister ‘asks’ UK sports clubs to close

Squash club claims “it’s a stitch-up” as Prime Minister ‘asks’ UK sports clubs to close

Boris shuts bars, and squash clubs are expected to follow By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor All squash clubs in the UK are expected to close to avoid the risk of spreading the coronavirus, following a government announcement today. However, one club chairman claimed the guidance was only advisory and called it a “stitch-up”. [...]

March 20, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

Squash selected for 2021 PanAm Junior Games

Squash selected for 2021 PanAm Junior Games

Sports city Cali to host pathway event to 2023 senior PanAm Games By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Squash is one of 30 sports selected to participate in the inaugural Junior Pan American Games next year in the Colombian city of Cali. The Cali 2021 Junior Pan American Games will take place from [...]

March 20, 2020 Howard Harding Growing the game, News 0

Coronavirus, coaching and cash: Coaches share their views on the shutdown

Coronavirus, coaching and cash: Coaches share their views on the shutdown

‘I am worried about by immune system, I have cancelled all my lessons and I won’t be able to pay my rent’  By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Two squash coaches based on the south coast have shared their experiences concerning the impact on their lives of the coronavirus pandemic. Zoë Shardlow and Brian [...]

March 19, 2020 Alan Thatcher Coaching and Development, News 0
How squash is coping with Coronavirus pandemic

How squash is coping with Coronavirus pandemic

As many nations order courts to close, some UK clubs carry on with hygiene advice for members Squash Mad Reporting Team: ALAN THATCHER, JAMES ROBERTS, ALEX WAN Squash clubs across the globe are taking a mixed approach in response to [...]

March 19, 2020 Alan's Blog, Comment, News
Respect at the heart of Canary Wharf epic between Mohamed ElShorbagy and Ali Farag

Respect at the heart of Canary Wharf epic between Mohamed ElShorbagy and Ali Farag

Skills and sportsmanship make it a special occasion in final men’s battle before PSA Tour shuts down By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor The quality of the squash was simply breathtaking; brilliant shot-making matched by some unbelievable retrieving. But [...]

March 15, 2020 Alan's Blog, Comment, News
Gina Kennedy and Marwan Tarek make it a Harvard double in College Individual finals

Gina Kennedy and Marwan Tarek make it a Harvard double in College Individual finals

Gina finishes college career with third Ramsay Cup triumph By College Squash Reporters Georgina Kennedy and Marwan Tarek, both of Harvard University, won their respective 2020 College Squash Association (CSA) National Collegiate Individual Championships at the University of Pennsylvania Squash [...]

March 15, 2020 News
Mohamed ElShorbagy wins Canary Wharf title before virus ban stops squash

Mohamed ElShorbagy wins Canary Wharf title before virus ban stops squash

Mohamed-Ali’s epic Canary Wharf final is one to remember By ALAN THATCHER, GEOFF BEW and MATT COLES Egypt’s World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy claimed the St. James’s Place Canary Wharf Classic title for the second time in his career after he [...]

March 14, 2020 News
Haniah El Hammamy beats Nour El Sherbini to be crowned Black Ball champion

Haniah El Hammamy beats Nour El Sherbini to be crowned Black Ball champion

What a week for 19-year-old sensation By ELLIE MAWSON – Squash Mad Correspondent Egypt’s World No.10 Hania El Hammamy defied the odds to be crowned the 2020 CIB Women’s Black Ball Squash Open champion after beating four-time World Champion Nour [...]

March 13, 2020 News
Canary Wharf and Black Ball will carry on as PSA suspend World Tour until end of April due to Covid-19 virus

Canary Wharf and Black Ball will carry on as PSA suspend World Tour until end of April due to Covid-19 virus

Current events Canary Wharf Classic and Black Ball Open allowed to go ahead  By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor The PSA (Professional Squash Association) have announced the suspension of the World Tour until the end of April due to [...]

March 13, 2020 News
Ali Farag and Mohamed ElShorbagy set up a real Canary Wharf classic

Ali Farag and Mohamed ElShorbagy set up a real Canary Wharf classic

Stars hit top form as they set up London showdown By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Egypt’s World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy and World No.2 Ali Farag both look to be in top form as they prepare to meet in [...]

March 13, 2020 News
Top seed Mohamed ElShorbagy survives an incredible fightback from Saurav Ghosal

Top seed Mohamed ElShorbagy survives an incredible fightback from Saurav Ghosal

  All-Egyptian line-up in Canary Wharf semi-finals By ALAN THATCHER, GEOFF BEW and MATT COLES Egypt’s World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy is through to the semi-finals of the St. James’s Place Canary Wharf Classic after surviving an incredible fightback from India’s Saurav [...]

March 12, 2020 News
Greg Lobban shows Power of Scotland as he guns down Gawad in Canary Wharf shoot-out

Greg Lobban shows Power of Scotland as he guns down Gawad in Canary Wharf shoot-out

Lobban to meet Marwan after Mosaad rolls his ankle By GEOFF BEW, ALAN THATCHER and MATT COLES  Greg Lobban pulled off the biggest victory of his career as he beat world No.4 Karim Abdel Gawad to make the quarter finals [...]

March 11, 2020 News
British legends bow out as Shorbagy survives Castagnet scare at Canary Wharf

British legends bow out as Shorbagy survives Castagnet scare at Canary Wharf

Selby goes close against Momen but Elias is too hot for Willstrop  By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor England legends James Willstrop and Daryl Selby bowed out of the St. James’s Place Canary Wharf Classic as top seed Mohamed [...]

March 10, 2020 News
Mathieu Castagnet reveals shock reason for health and fitness failure

Mathieu Castagnet reveals shock reason for health and fitness failure

Fatigue and injuries traced to dental braces By GEOFF BEW – Squash Mad Health and Nutrition Correspondent After suffering 15 calf injuries over a two-year period, many people had written off Mathieu Castagnet and were urging him to quit the [...]

March 9, 2020 Interviews, News
Daryl Selby steals the show on day one at Canary Wharf

Daryl Selby steals the show on day one at Canary Wharf

‘Playing in front of a crowd like this and with my family watching was all the motivation I needed’ By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor England’s Daryl Selby provided the biggest shock on the opening day of the 2020 [...]

March 9, 2020 News