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Nour El Sherbini shows her passion at the Pyramids

Nour El Sherbini shows her passion at the Pyramids

‘I was feeling nervous’ admits No.2 seed  By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Defending champion Nour El Sherbini recovered from a slow start against Canada’s Hollie Naughton to book her third round spot at the CIB PSA Women’s World Championship as the highest-profile tournament in the sport returned to the iconic Great Pyramid of [...]

October 27, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Joel Makin topples Tarek Momen for the first time in Egyptian shock

Joel Makin topples Tarek Momen for the first time in Egyptian shock

‘That was massive for me’ says Makin By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Welshman Joel Makin claimed a huge upset in the men’s CIB Egyptian Squash Open as he ousted Egypt’s No.2 seed Tarek Momen to get his first win over the World No.3 at the third attempt. It came on an amazing day [...]

October 27, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Egyptian stars turn on Pyramid power in World Championship

Egyptian stars turn on Pyramid power in World Championship

‘I’m concentrating on the court, not the view’ By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent World No.1 Raneem El Welily, World No.3 Nour El Tayeb and World No.5 Nouran Gohar all claimed wins on day two of the 2019-20 CIB PSA Women’s World Championship to secure a place on the iconic glass court held in [...]

October 25, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0
Malaysian Sangari sinks Sobhy in Women’s World Open day one shock

Malaysian Sangari sinks Sobhy in Women’s World Open day one shock

Cornell fresher beats Harvard legend Sobhy By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Malaysia’s World No.48 Sivasangari Subramaniam caused the biggest upset on day one of the 2019-20 CIB PSA Women’s World Championship as she shocked United States No.1 Amanda [...]

October 24, 2019 News
Andrew Shelley books his place in squash history

Andrew Shelley books his place in squash history

London library to house 4,000 items at the Southgate club By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent While Squash looks forward, with new generations enjoying this great sport and new champions crowned on the latest club and showcourts, the [...]

October 24, 2019 News, Squash Around The World
Malaysians dominate SRFI Indian Tour in Chennai

Malaysians dominate SRFI Indian Tour in Chennai

Rachel Arnold and Ivan Yuen win in Chennai ahead of Worlds By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor The Malaysian contingent at the HCL SRFI Indian Tour Chennai Leg had plenty to celebrate for after Rachel Arnold and [...]

October 24, 2019 News
Good people, doing great things for the game (and their communities)

Good people, doing great things for the game (and their communities)

Tribute to those behind World Squash Day events that reap social change and raise funds for good causes   By MIKE GREGSON, ALAN THATCHER and JAMES ROBERTS As a lone heron glided gently to its evening repose beside the swift-flowing River [...]

October 17, 2019 Growing the game, News
WSF Review: Legends join in to make World Squash Day a feast of fun, food and friendship all over the planet

WSF Review: Legends join in to make World Squash Day a feast of fun, food and friendship all over the planet

Strewth! Aussie MPs get on court as World Squash Day serves up a treat on and off court By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent World Squash Day attracted thousands of new players as clubs across the planet opened [...]

October 16, 2019 Growing the game, News
Massive success as World Squash Day attracts thousands of newcomers to the sport

Massive success as World Squash Day attracts thousands of newcomers to the sport

‘Squash is the greatest game in the world’ says Aussie legend Rhonda Thorne By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Maria Toorpakai, Nicol David, Joel Makin, Declan James, Daryl Selby, Greg Lobban, Campbell Grayson, Nick Matthew, Sarah-Jane Perry, Nick Taylor, [...]

October 14, 2019 Alan's Blog, Growing the game, News
Egyptian duo Nouran Gohar and Ali Farag are 2019 U.S. Open champions

Egyptian duo Nouran Gohar and Ali Farag are 2019 U.S. Open champions

Gohar fights back to win from match ball down in thriller By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Egyptian duo Nouran Gohar and Ali Farag captured the 2019 FS Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships titles earlier today at Philadelphia’s Drexel [...]

October 13, 2019 News
Husband and wife Ali Farag and Nour El Tayeb aim for another historic double

Husband and wife Ali Farag and Nour El Tayeb aim for another historic double

US Open finals are all-Egyptian battles after power-play spectacle By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Two years on from their historic title triumphs at the FS Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships, married couple Nour El Tayeb and Ali Farag [...]

October 12, 2019 News
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 [...]

October 11, 2019 News
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 [...]

October 10, 2019 News
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 [...]

October 9, 2019 Alan's Blog, Growing the game, News
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