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Lucas and Camille Serme claim golds at French Nationals

Lucas and Camille Serme claim golds at French Nationals

Brother and sister win titles together for first time By JEROME ELHAIK – Squash Mad Correspondent What an outcome for the Serme family at the French Nationals, which were held earlier in the week in Bordeaux. Lucas and Camille both lived up to their #1 seeding, making it the first time that a brother and [...]

February 15, 2020 Jerome Elhaik News 0

Daryl Selby’s freak eye injury sparks new debate on goggles

Daryl Selby’s freak eye injury sparks new debate on goggles

At the top level, performance takes priority over safety issues By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor The subject of eye protection in squash hit the headlines again after England captain Daryl Selby suffered a freak eye injury in his National Championships match against Ollie Pett. With their first round match just a few minutes [...]

February 15, 2020 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Comment, News 17

George Parker has one eye on the Nationals after beating Daryl Selby

George Parker has one eye on the Nationals after beating Daryl Selby

No excuses from Selby after eye scare By DONNA HELMER – Squash Mad Correspondent Unseeded Englishman George Parker continued his giant-killing run as he followed up a first round upset with a quarter-final victory over former champion [3/4] Daryl Selby in straight games to advance to his first semi-final at the AJ Bell British National [...]

February 15, 2020 Guest Contributor News 0
Grasshopper Cup grows with world’s top women heading to Zurich

Grasshopper Cup grows with world’s top women heading to Zurich

Raneem and Mo top the Swiss roll call By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent World No.1s Raneem El Welily and Mohamed ElShorbagy will headline the draws for the 2020 Grasshopper Cup which takes place at Zurich’s Halle 622 between [...]

February 14, 2020 News
Daryl Selby given walkover after eye injury

Daryl Selby given walkover after eye injury

Ollie Pett punished after mishit strikes opponent By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Daryl Selby was awarded a walkover into the quarter-finals of the AJ Bell British Nationals after suffering an accidental eye injury in his match against Ollie [...]

February 14, 2020 News
Raneem El Welily top seed as Black Ball Open upgrades to $180k Platinum event

Raneem El Welily top seed as Black Ball Open upgrades to $180k Platinum event

17 Egyptians in galaxy of stars in Cairo By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent The world’s best female players will appear at the 2020 CIB Black Ball Squash Open between March 8-14, with the tournament being upgraded to a [...]

February 12, 2020 Growing the game, News
Update: Asian squash events wiped out by coronavirus

Update: Asian squash events wiped out by coronavirus

‘Players are having their temperature taken – over 37 degrees and you are sent home’ By ALAN THATCHER and ALEX WAN (First published on February 7. Updated on February 12) The outbreak of coronavirus in China has led to the [...]

February 12, 2020 Alan's Blog, News
PSA team up with Fun With Balls as squash embraces technology

PSA team up with Fun With Balls as squash embraces technology

‘We are excited by the impact this technology can have on the sport’ By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent The Professional Squash Association (PSA) has announced today that it has made an investment in Munich-based sports technology company Fun [...]

February 11, 2020 Growing the game, News
Four world champions in best-ever Canary Wharf line-up

Four world champions in best-ever Canary Wharf line-up

‘Stellar line-up is a wonderful bonus for our loyal fans’ By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy headlines a stellar draw for the St. James’s Place Canary Wharf Classic, which will take place at London’s stunning [...]

February 10, 2020 News
Liverpool fan Sarah-Jane Perry out to Kop a second Nationals title in Nottingham

Liverpool fan Sarah-Jane Perry out to Kop a second Nationals title in Nottingham

‘Winning when you’re not always playing well is a lesson to learn from Liverpool’ By ELIZABETH BOTCHERBY – Squash Mad Correspondent British no.1 Sarah-Jane Perry is relishing the opportunity to get back out on court at the AJ Bell British [...]

February 10, 2020 News
Diego Elias wins in Detroit and backs Jonathon Power to take him to the top

Diego Elias wins in Detroit and backs Jonathon Power to take him to the top

‘Squash needs a new face up there and if he puts the time in so will I,’ says Power By MATT SCHOCH – Squash Mad Correspondent Bloomfield Hills, Michigan – With prodigious skill, size – and an electric smile to [...]

February 10, 2020 News
Swiss Banker Dimitri Steinmann opens his account in Calgary

Swiss Banker Dimitri Steinmann opens his account in Calgary

Evans’ run comes to an end after stampede to final By BOB BALLINGER – Squash Mad Correspondent It’s a wrap here in Calgary! The final of the 2020 Linear Logistics Bankers Hall Club Pro Am was a dominant win by [...]

February 10, 2020 News
Welsh wizard Emyr Evans reaches Bankers Hall final

Welsh wizard Emyr Evans reaches Bankers Hall final

Evans sinks Soares after two marathon matches By BOB BALLINGER – Squash Mad Correspondent Emyr Evans continued his storming run through the Linear Logistics Bankers Hall Club Pro Am, beating No.3 seed Rui Soares to reach the final. Semi Final [...]

February 9, 2020 News
Nationals are wide open says Scots ace Greg Lobban

Nationals are wide open says Scots ace Greg Lobban

‘Any one of 10 players could win it’ says flying Scot By DANIEL REES – Squash Mad Correspondent Scotland’s No.1 squash player Greg Lobban believes there are as many 10 competitors who are in the mix to win the AJ [...]

February 9, 2020 Interviews, News
‘Wild shark’ El Sherbini out to make history in Detroit against top seed Diego Elias

‘Wild shark’ El Sherbini out to make history in Detroit against top seed Diego Elias

‘I’m ready to peak in final’ says ElSherbini By MATT SCHOCH – Squash Mad Correspondent Bloomfield Hills, Michigan – In his sixth trip to the Birmingham Athletic Club, Diego Elias is one win away from his first title at the [...]

February 9, 2020 News