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Ali Farag tops unchanged world top 20

Ali Farag tops unchanged world top 20

Seven months at the top for Farag By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Egypt’s Ali Farag heads up an unchanged top 20 after the PSA Men’s World Rankings for September were released today. Farag, the 27-year-old from Cairo, has now held on to the World No.1 spot for a seventh successive month, while Mohamed [...]

September 1, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Raneem El Welily makes it ten months at number one

Raneem El Welily makes it ten months at number one

Four Egyptians in top five (situation normal) By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Egypt’s Raneem El Welily has stayed at World No.1 for a 10th successive month after the PSA Women’s World Rankings for September were released today. El Welily leads an unchanged top 20, while Nour El Sherbini (No.2), Camille Serme (No.3), Nouran [...]

September 1, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

World Squash Day: England Squash and Karakal sign up 120 clubs

World Squash Day: England Squash and Karakal sign up 120 clubs

Massive response to global project designed to attract new players By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor With World Squash Day six weeks away, England Squash are leading the way with their support for a massive global project designed to grow participation numbers. At the time of writing, 120 clubs have signed up to take [...]

August 30, 2019 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0
Greg aims for another victory Marche in Nantes

Greg aims for another victory Marche in Nantes

  ‘I’ve been working hard and I’m looking forward to it’ By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Three-time champion Gregoire Marche is looking forward to competing at this year’s Open de France – Nantes 2019 Presented by Tailor Capital [...]

August 29, 2019 News
European Masters: Clemens survives Gregory’s tricks and treats

European Masters: Clemens survives Gregory’s tricks and treats

We need lower costs and a video review system, even for the Grand Masters By GORDON KERR – Squash Mad Correspondent in Vienna Without question the highlight of the 17 European Masters event finals (Men 35+ to 75+, women 35+ [...]

August 29, 2019 News
SquashTV announces bumper broadcast package for new season

SquashTV announces bumper broadcast package for new season

Nantes launches spectacular season with more than 600 matches live on air By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent More than 600 live squash matches will be broadcast through the Professional Squash Association’s digital platforms. The PSA today announced its [...]

August 28, 2019 News, WSF
European Masters: Fitness, finesse and fiery fortitude on display from squash’s senior citizens

European Masters: Fitness, finesse and fiery fortitude on display from squash’s senior citizens

Freddy Johnson needs an Abba theme tune for his weird walk-on By GORDON KERR – Squash Mad Correspondent in Vienna The European Masters has brought a phenomenal array of talent across many generations to the wonderful city of Vienna. By [...]

August 24, 2019 News
Women’s World Championship prize money rises to $430,000

Women’s World Championship prize money rises to $430,000

Title sponsors CIB pledge an extra $100,000 By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent The Professional Squash Association (PSA) and I-Events have announced that the prize money for October’s CIB PSA Women’s World Championship will now total $430,000 after title [...]

August 22, 2019 News
Win a VIP trip to the World Championships in Doha with Citigold

Win a VIP trip to the World Championships in Doha with Citigold

Trip of a lifetime to watch the stars in action in Qatar By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Squash fans have the chance to watch the finals of the 2019-20 PSA World Championships in Doha, Qatar, and get the [...]

August 22, 2019 Alan's Blog, News
Stringing: Malgorzata Cerlich adds another string to her bow

Stringing: Malgorzata Cerlich adds another string to her bow

Polish stringer turns her stencils into works of art By ROSANNA RADLINSKA-TYMA – Squash Mad Correspondent There are not many female stringers in squash, and we are delighted to discover a relative newcomer to the ranks in the shape of [...]

August 21, 2019 News
Amanda Sobhy and Nour El Tayeb set to renew rivalry in San Francisco

Amanda Sobhy and Nour El Tayeb set to renew rivalry in San Francisco

Quarter-final crunch on the cards  By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent The draws for September’s Oracle NetSuite Open, PSA World Tour Gold tournament have been released today, with United States No.1 Amanda Sobhy and World Championship runner-up Nour El [...]

August 21, 2019 News
Squash can lead the way with community health projects

Squash can lead the way with community health projects

Sport England team up with medical profession to launch Active Charter By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Squash clubs have an amazing opportunity to play a leading role in delivering community health benefits .  As part of the advice [...]

August 20, 2019 Alan's Blog, Comment, Growing the game, News
Squash star Alison Waters is London Open Racketlon runner-up at Roehampton

Squash star Alison Waters is London Open Racketlon runner-up at Roehampton

Racketlon growing in popularity with Olympic aspirations By GORDON KERR – Squash Mad Correspondent Racketlon combines the four ‘biggest’ racket sports in the world: Table Tennis, Badminton, Squash and Tennis. Administered by the Federation of International Racketlon (FIR), this amateur [...]

August 20, 2019 Growing the game, News
The Art of Stringing: Jon Sharpe shares his secrets with Squash Mad

The Art of Stringing: Jon Sharpe shares his secrets with Squash Mad

Part 1: Meet Jon Sharpe, coach, captain, dad and top stringer  By ROSANNA RADLINSKA-TYMA – Squash Mad Correspondent Following the excellent article by Joe Magor in 2013 about Greg Gaultier’s rackets, and how softly they were strung, I came up [...]

August 11, 2019 Interviews, News
UK Racketball Series kicks off with London Open

UK Racketball Series kicks off with London Open

  Bexley the perfect venue to launch new season By ALAN THATCHER and MARK FULLER  The UK Racketball Series kicks off with the London Open at Bexley this Saturday, with every category fully subscribed. Your humble author was looking forward [...]

August 9, 2019 Growing the game, News, Racketball