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Camille Serme sinks Amanda Sobhy to halt home hopes in Philly

Camille Serme sinks Amanda Sobhy to halt home hopes in Philly

‘I tried to make the rallies long and hard’ says former champion By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent French No.2 seed Camille Serme put in an immaculate performance to defeat the only American player left in the FS Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships draw, Amanda Sobhy, to book her place in the semi-finals of [...]

October 11, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Peru’s Diego Elias topples Karim Gawad to score historic US Open triumph

Peru’s Diego Elias topples Karim Gawad to score historic US Open triumph

First South American to reach US Open semi-finals By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent IntroPeru’s World No.7 Diego Elias will become the first South American to appear in the semi-finals of the FS Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships after he came back from a game down to overcome World No.4 Karim Abdel Gawad at [...]

October 10, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Spirit of World Squash Day shines in India as Ritwik Bhattacharya teaches the game to tribal children

Spirit of World Squash Day shines in India as Ritwik Bhattacharya teaches the game to tribal children

‘It’s a privilege to be doing what I’m doing’ says the man changing the face of squash in India By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Former Indian number one Ritwik Bhattacharya, a regular and talented competitor on the PSA World Tour for many years and now a successful coach and promoter, is staging one [...]

October 9, 2019 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Growing the game, News 0
Amanda Sobhy carries home hopes into US Open quarter-finals

Amanda Sobhy carries home hopes into US Open quarter-finals

Rematch of Nantes final as Sobhy meets Serme again By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent United States No.1 Amanda Sobhy booked her place in the quarter-finals of the FS Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships after beating India’s Joshna Chinappa [...]

October 9, 2019 News
Hong Kong Open postponed due to security fears

Hong Kong Open postponed due to security fears

Riots force event to look at new dates in 2020 By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor The Hong Kong Open has been postponed because of security fears brought on by the current unrest in the Chinese territory. Weeks of [...]

October 8, 2019 News
Egyptian teenager Rowan Elaraby conquers world No.6 Joelle King

Egyptian teenager Rowan Elaraby conquers world No.6 Joelle King

US Open shock as 19-year-old saves two match balls By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Two-time World Junior Champion Rowan Elaraby claimed the biggest PSA Tour win of her career to date earlier at Philadelphia’s Drexel University as she [...]

October 8, 2019 News
Veteran Golan makes ElShorbagy graft for US Open win

Veteran Golan makes ElShorbagy graft for US Open win

Momen finds it tough against Al Tamimi   By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Defending champions Mohamed ElShorbagy and Raneem El Welily got their title challenges under way at the FS Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships earlier today as they [...]

October 7, 2019 News
PSA stars past and present join the fun on World Squash Day

PSA stars past and present join the fun on World Squash Day

Nick Matthew leads massive day of action in England  By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor PSA stars past and present are making a racket to support World Squash Day. Former world champion Nick Matthew is spearheading a week-long project [...]

October 7, 2019 Growing the game, News
American quartet advance on day one of US Open

American quartet advance on day one of US Open

‘Fans helped me through’ says delighted Douglas By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent The opening day of the 2019 FS Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships saw an American quartet – Andrew Douglas, Olivia Blatchford Clyne, Sabrina Sobhy and Olivia [...]

October 6, 2019 News
Canary Wharf tickets on general sale today

Canary Wharf tickets on general sale today

Another East Wintergarden sell-out on the cards  By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Squash is one of the fastest games on the planet – and squash fans need to be up to speed to grab the hottest tournament tickets [...]

October 4, 2019 Alan's Blog, News
Black Ball Club, home to the stars and setting their sights on keeping Egypt on top of the world

Black Ball Club, home to the stars and setting their sights on keeping Egypt on top of the world

11 Points With Ashraf Hanafi: ‘Our target is to be the biggest squash club in the world’ By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor The Black Ball Sporting Club in New Cairo has enjoyed an outstanding first year of operations, [...]

October 4, 2019 Alan's Blog, Growing the game, Interviews, News
Nick Matthew Academy sparks a week of special events in the build-up to World Squash Day

Nick Matthew Academy sparks a week of special events in the build-up to World Squash Day

Former world champion offers free taster sessions at Hallamshire By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Former world champion Nick Matthew is leading a whole week of activities at the Hallamshire Club in Sheffield in the build-up to World Squash [...]

October 3, 2019 Growing the game, News
Farag tops 2019-20 PSA Men’s World Championship draw in Qatar

Farag tops 2019-20 PSA Men’s World Championship draw in Qatar

Top four seeds all from Egypt in men’s showpiece event By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent The world’s greatest players, led by World No.1 and defending champion Ali Farag, will battle for the most prestigious title on the men’s [...]

October 3, 2019 News
Superman Paul Coll flies back into world top five

Superman Paul Coll flies back into world top five

French success gives Kiwi a super start to the season  By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent New Zealand’s Paul Coll has moved up a spot to a joint career-high World No.5 ranking after the PSA Men’s World Rankings for [...]

October 1, 2019 News
Nour El Tayeb breaks back into top three in PSA world rankings

Nour El Tayeb breaks back into top three in PSA world rankings

Once again, top trio are all from Egypt By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent The PSA Women’s World Rankings will once again feature an Egyptian top three after Nour El Tayeb moved up two places to World No.3 to [...]

October 1, 2019 News