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Paul Coll is first Kiwi to reach top four since Ross Norman in 1989

Paul Coll is first Kiwi to reach top four since Ross Norman in 1989

Paul Coll is first Kiwi to reach top four since Ross Norman in 1989 By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor New Zealand’s Paul Coll has become the first Kiwi since Ross Norman in March, 1989 to reach the top four of the PSA Men’s World Rankings after the December rankings were released today. Coll, [...]

December 1, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

Nour El Sherbini stays at number one in December PSA rankings

Nour El Sherbini stays at number one in December PSA rankings

Nour El Sherbini stays at number one in December PSA rankings By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Egypt’s Nour El Sherbini has stayed at World No.1 after the PSA Women’s World Rankings for December were released today. El Sherbini makes it two successive months at World No.1 – and a 33rd month in total [...]

December 1, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

Coach Campion delighted as Kennedy and Parker take England Squash Challenge titles

Coach Campion delighted as Kennedy and Parker take England Squash Challenge titles

Coach Campion delighted as Kennedy and Parker take England Squash Challenge titles By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Correspondent England Squash national coach David Campion was delighted with the quality of play on display during the AJ Bell Challenge at the National Squash Centre in Manchester. George Parker overcame Patrick Rooney to win the men’s [...]

November 27, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

Tournament of Champions at Grand Central Terminal derailed by the coronavirus

Tournament of Champions at Grand Central Terminal derailed by the coronavirus

Tournament of Champions at Grand Central Terminal derailed by the coronavirus By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Correspondent The coronavirus carnage continues to derail the PSA World Tour with the news that the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions will not take place at New York’s Grand Central Terminal in 2021 due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.  [...]

November 27, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

Ivy Pochoda backs call for outdoor courts in USA

Ivy Pochoda backs call for outdoor courts in USA

Ivy Pochoda backs call for outdoor courts in USA By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor As the calls grow louder across the globe for more outdoor squash courts, two American national champions have been sampling the delights of playing on an open-air facility in California. The Daily Squash Report has kindly given permission to [...]

November 25, 2020 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Growing the game, News 0

England Squash chief fights for greater freedoms for our sport when the latest lockdown is lifted

England Squash chief fights for greater freedoms for our sport when the latest lockdown is lifted

England Squash chief fights for greater freedoms for our sport when the latest lockdown is lifted By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor England Squash chief Keir Worth is demanding greater freedoms and fewer restrictions for squash players when the latest coronavirus lockdown is lifted. Worth is working with other racket-sport federations to lobby the [...]

November 20, 2020 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

RIP Judith Fitzgerald: “She left dinosaur-sized footprints on world squash”

RIP Judith Fitzgerald: “She left dinosaur-sized footprints on world squash”

RIP Judith Fitzgerald: “She left dinosaur-sized footprints on world squash” By PAUL VEAR – Squash Victoria It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of Judith Louise FitzGerald (nee Tissot), who was not only a champion player on court, but a champion and beautiful person off it as well. Born on [...]

November 20, 2020 Guest Contributor News 0

Lake and Tomlinson top seeds for England Squash Challenge in Manchester

Lake and Tomlinson top seeds for England Squash Challenge in Manchester

Lake and Tomlinson top seeds for England Squash Challenge in Manchester By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor England Squash are staging a three-day Challenge event in Manchester next week for male and female national squad players.  The National Squash Centre will host the AJ Bell England Squash Challenge between Tuesday and Thursday  (November 24-26) [...]

November 20, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

Coll and Asal in line for Black Ball battle

Coll and Asal in line for Black Ball battle

Coll and Asal in line for Black Ball battle By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Correspondent Paul Coll will be looking for revenge if he faces world junior champion Mostafa Asal in the forthcoming CIB Black Ball Squash Open in Cairo. The draws for the men’s and women’s PSA World Tour Gold tournaments have been [...]

November 19, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

World Team champions feature in free poster from World Squash Library

World Team champions feature in free poster from World Squash Library

World Team champions feature in free poster from World Squash Library By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Highlighted by images of the 26 champion teams since 1967, a poster covering the full history of the Men’s World Team Squash Championships is the latest production by the World Squash Library. The full presentation features [...]

November 15, 2020 Howard Harding News 0

Ali Farag strengthens his lead in men’s CIB Road to Egypt standings

Ali Farag strengthens his lead in men’s CIB Road to Egypt standings

Ali Farag strengthens his lead in men’s CIB Road to Egypt standings By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent World No.1 Ali Farag has strengthened his lead at the summit of the men’s CIB Road to Egypt Standings following his victory over New Zealand’s Paul Coll in the final of the Qatar Classic, PSA World [...]

November 9, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

Black Ball Club to host back-to-back men’s and women’s events in December

Black Ball Club to host back-to-back men’s and women’s events in December

Black Ball Club to host back-to-back men’s and women’s events in December By ALAN THATCHER and SEAN REUTHE Egypt will host back-to-back men’s and women’s PSA World Tour Gold events between December 7 and 18, 2020 when the CIB PSA Black Ball Open takes place at the spectacular Black Ball Sporting Club in Cairo. A [...]

November 9, 2020 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

Farag conquers Coll in Qatar final

Farag conquers Coll in Qatar final

Farag conquers Coll in Qatar final By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Egyptian World No.1 Ali Farag has retained his Qatar Classic title after beating World No.5 Paul Coll earlier today in the final of the PSA World Tour Platinum tournament held in Doha, Qatar. Farag, 28, has now lifted his 21st PSA title [...]

November 7, 2020 Guest Contributor News 1

Kiwi Coll keen to go one better as he meets Farag in Qatar showdown

Kiwi Coll keen to go one better as he meets Farag in Qatar showdown

Kiwi Coll keen to go one better as he meets Farag in Qatar showdown By ELLIE MAWSON – Squash Mad Correspondent New Zealand’s World No.5 Paul Coll and Egypt’s World No.1 Ali Farag will contest the final of the 2020 Qatar Classic after wins over World No.12 Fares Dessouky and world champion Tarek Momen at [...]

November 6, 2020 Guest Contributor News 0

Coll and Dessouky reach Qatar Classic semi-finals for first time

Coll and Dessouky reach Qatar Classic semi-finals for first time

Coll and Dessouky reach Qatar Classic semi-finals for first time By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent New Zealand’s Paul Coll and Egypt’s Fares Dessouky will face off for a place in a maiden Qatar Classic final following respective victories over World No.6 Marwan ElShorbagy and World No.41 Youssef Ibrahim earlier today at the Khalifa [...]

November 5, 2020 Guest Contributor News 0