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Paul Coll and Camille Serme take Nantes titles

Paul Coll and Camille Serme take Nantes titles

Serme sinks Sobhy to claim home win By MATT COLES – Squash Mad Correspondent World No.3, and home favourite, Camille Serme, and New Zealand’s Paul Coll are the champions of the Open de France – Nantes 2019 presented by Tailor Capital, after they won their respective matches at the Chateau des ducs de Bretagne on [...]

September 14, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0

Nantes Blog Day 3: Makin our presence felt on semi-finals day

Nantes Blog Day 3: Makin our presence felt on semi-finals day

Great to see sports retail brand Decathlon teaming up with squash By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Roving Reporter It was a very early start for me yesterday as I had to catch a ‘Flixbus’ from Angers to Nantes at 7am. Flixbus is quite a new phenomenon in France, being their equivalent of National Express, [...]

September 14, 2019 James Roberts Fun Stuff, News 0

Mak-nifique! Joel Makin wins marathon battle to halt home hero Greg Marche

Mak-nifique! Joel Makin wins marathon battle to halt home hero Greg Marche

Serme meets Sobhy in Nantes women’s final By MATT COLES – Squash Mad Correspondent Welshman Joel Makin fought back from two games down to reach the final of the Open de France – Nantes 2019 presented by Tailor Capital after beating home favourite Gregoire Marche in front of a partisan crowd at the Chateau des [...]

September 14, 2019 Alan Thatcher News 0
Nantes Blog, Day Two: Another day, another chateau …

Nantes Blog, Day Two: Another day, another chateau …

Casting light on a great business model for squash By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Roving Reporter After a great night’s sleep, my friend Etienne takes me by car to revisit the club where I played as an exchange student [...]

September 13, 2019 Fun Stuff, News
No.2 seeds Coll and Perry survive scares in France

No.2 seeds Coll and Perry survive scares in France

Willstrop falls to Zahed; Nantes semi-finals switch to best of five By MATT COLES – Squash Mad Correspondent New Zealand’s Paul Coll and England’s Sarah-Jane Perry are through to the semi finals of the Open de France – Nantes after [...]

September 13, 2019 News
Cash boost takes US Open prize fund to $371,000

Cash boost takes US Open prize fund to $371,000

  World’s best head for season’s first PSA Platinum event in Philly By ELLIE MAWSON – Squash Mad Correspondent The world’s top squash players will compete for the first PSA Platinum title of the 2019-20 season between October 5-12 as [...]

September 12, 2019 News
Nantes Blog, Day One: Planes, trains and automobiles

Nantes Blog, Day One: Planes, trains and automobiles

I woke up to the headline ‘Greg Marches on’ By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Roving Reporter With five days of clothing, toiletries, playing gear, rackets, shoes, numerous World Squash Day shirts, several bottles of craft beer and two giant [...]

September 12, 2019 Fun Stuff, News
Women’s Squash Week sets new targets

Women’s Squash Week sets new targets

Move to attract more female coaches By DONNA HELMER – Squash Mad Correspondent Women’s Squash Week returns from September 23-29 to raise the profile of women’s squash across England and the world. The week-long campaign will celebrate and showcase women’s [...]

September 12, 2019 Growing the game, News
Joel Makin and Greg Marche make it a special night in Nantes

Joel Makin and Greg Marche make it a special night in Nantes

Top seed Rosner is out as Hammamy halts Waters By MATT COLES – Squash Mad Correspondent in Nantes France’s Gregoire Marche is through to the semi finals of the Open de France – Nantes 2019 presented by Tailor Capital after [...]

September 11, 2019 News
Reigning Nantes champions are shattered at the Chateau

Reigning Nantes champions are shattered at the Chateau

James and Gilis fall to Castagnet and Whitlock By MATT COLES in Nantes Both Nele Gilis and Declan James, the winners of the last year’s titles, are out of this year’s Open de France – Nantes, after being beaten by [...]

September 11, 2019 News
Selby falls to Lake as French wild cards advance in Nantes

Selby falls to Lake as French wild cards advance in Nantes

French celebrate early success in Nantes By MATT COLES – Squash Mad Correspondent in Nantes There was a major English shock as France’s Benjamin Aubert and Enora Villard have made the most of their wildcard spots, as they both won [...]

September 9, 2019 News
“Squash à la Franglaise”: Nantes Open builds on Anglo-French “Squash Twinning”

“Squash à la Franglaise”: Nantes Open builds on Anglo-French “Squash Twinning”

“Squash à la Franglaise”: Nantes Open builds on Anglo-French “Squash Twinning” By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Reporter France and Britain: two great nations so close geographically and yet so different. We may take the mickey out of each other, [...]

September 9, 2019 Growing the game, News
Laura Massaro to take on mentoring role at England Squash

Laura Massaro to take on mentoring role at England Squash

‘I have a lot of experience and knowledge to pass on and I’m looking forward to it’ By DONNA HALMER – Squash Mad Correspondent England Squash has finalised a long-term mentoring agreement with Laura Massaro that will see the former [...]

September 9, 2019 Growing the game, News
Egypt’s El Tayeb and ElShorbagy beat world No.1s to lift China Open titles

Egypt’s El Tayeb and ElShorbagy beat world No.1s to lift China Open titles

Nour powers past Raneem as Mo throws down gauntlet to Ali By ELLIE MAWSON in Shanghai  Egypt’s World No.5 Nour El Tayeb and World No.2 Mohamed ElShorbagy lifted the first titles of the new season after defeating compatriots and World [...]

September 8, 2019 News
Patrick Rooney rules in Madeira

Patrick Rooney rules in Madeira

Ford stalls in final after stirring comeback to tournament play By RICARDO SARDINHA – Squash Mad Correspondent Patrick Rooney confirmed his number one seed status and defeated Tom Ford, by 3-1, in the final of the International Tournament of Madeira. [...]

September 8, 2019 News