World Team Championship Line-Ups

22 November 2015

15 of the top 20 players in the world will compete in the 2015 WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship in Egypt next month.

Initial squads for the 25th biennial World Squash Federation championship, which will take place at the Al Ahly Club in Cairo from 12-18 December, have been confirmed today – as has the participation of New Zealand, after earlier withdrawing from the Championship. The seedings for the Championship are due to be released on 30 November, while final squad orders Continue reading

2016 WSF World Masters Squash Championships

We have pleasure bringing you “SQUASHBOK NEWS # 1” to tell you a bit more about the upcoming 2016 World Masters Squash Championships.

The tournament is ‘owned’ by the World Squash Federation (WSF) and is hosted every two years by a WSF member nation who stages it on behalf of the WSF. To do so requires the payment of substantial ‘Rights Fees’ to the WSF as well as adherence to their rules and regulations which govern the event.

Read the full newsletter: SquashBok News # 1

Marche stops Coppinger at 2015 World Championship

For the first time ever there will be three Frenchmen competing in the third round of the Men’s World Squash Championship after World No.36 Gregoire Marche came through his second round encounter in Bellevue, Washington to join compatriots Gregory Gaultier and Mathieu Castagnet in the least 16.

25-year-old Marche recorded one of the biggest wins of his career as he bested World No.15 Stephen Coppinger after a gruelling 88 minute battle at the Meydenbauer Centre to secure his place in the third round for the first time in his career and create history for French squash.

“I have been waiting a long time for this kind of Continue reading

SA Schools Squash Team managers Coaching selection criteria

Attached is a document outlining the requirements and expectations of those applying to manage and/or coach SA Schools Squash teams in 2016 and beyond.  A big thank you to Liz Addison and Margo Morgan for their huge input in formulating this document.

Anybody in your province who might be considering making themselves available to manage/ coach SA Schools Squash teams should have a read of this document so they know and understand the expectations of the role.  We understand that the requirements are significant, but we need to aim high so that, if we fail, we still fall amongst the stars!!

Poland To Host 2016 World Junior Championships

16 November 2015

Just three years after first hosting a world championship in the sport, Poland has been selected by the World Squash Federation to stage the 2016 World Junior Squash Championships.

Under the auspices of the Polish Squash Federation, the event will be held in the city of Bielsko-Biała from 7-16 August.

The event will comprise the Men’s and Women’s Individual Championships, followed by the Men’s Team Championship.

“Hosting the World Juniors next year is a huge challenge Continue reading

Top Seeds Sail Through Opening Challenge At 2015 World Championship

World No.1 and number one seed Mohamed Elshorbagy began his bid to win a maiden World Championship crown with a comfortable victory over Mexican challenger Alfredo Avila during the opening day of action at the 2015 Men’s World Championship in Bellevue, Washington.

2012 and 2014 runner-up Elshorbagy was in impressive form as he saw off a doggedly determined Avila 3-0 after just 31 minutes to Continue reading

ASB Develops New Court For Unique US Public Squash Initiative

11 November 2015

A unique new initiative to take the sport of Squash to the masses in the USA is being supported by one of the world’s leading court manufacturers ASB.

“Squash is an extremely healthy, fun, sport that is growing in popularity, yet remains one of the most inaccessible sports in the United States,” said Alex Wakefield Wessner, co-founder of Public Squash, a non-profit foundation. “We are determined to change that by building public outdoor courts in NYC Parks, to meet a growing demand at lower costs and promote healthier communities. Continue reading

Hosts Egypt Looking To Recapture Men’s World Team Title

12 November 2015

Hosts Egypt will be looking to recapture the title they lost to England two years ago when the 2015 Men’s World Team Squash Championship takes place in Cairo in December.

23 nations will compete in the 25th biennial World Squash Federation championship which will be staged at the famous Al Ahly Club on Gezira island in the Nile River from 12-18 December.

The WSF Championship was relocated Continue reading

November World Squash Rankings

National champion Steve Coppinger moves up 1 place to number 14 on the November World Men’s squash rankings released today.

Shaun le Roux sits at 47 while Thoboki Mohohlo jumps 20 places to 163. Christo Potgieter has moved 3 places to 163 and JP Brits has dropped 16 places to 174.

Clinton Leeuw is South Africa’s 6th men’s player in the top 200 where he has moved 3 places to 177.

Siyoli Waters retains her 34th position with Cheyna Tucker dropping 3 to 69. Alexandra Fuller has moved up 1 place  to 75 and Milnay Louw remains at 99.