Dear member,

As you will realise, we are entering the critical last phases of our Olympic bid led by President Ramachandran, and so need to build on the pace we have set so that, to use an athletics phrase, we drive to the line.

To update you briefly, you will have seen that a few days ago the IOC decided that wrestling would be dropped from the Programme after Rio 2016 and so make the space for the new sport for 2020.

At the end of May all the sports on the shortlist, with wrestling added, will make a presentation to the IOC Executive Board, who had planned to recommend one sport to the IOC Congress as a whole to ratify when they meet in September. It is now possible that they could recommend two or three sports to the Congress to choose from. We don’t know yet, but whatever the number we need to be on that list by continuing to develop our case in every way we can. Continue reading

Last chance to enter Bloem Junior Open

By Margo Morgan

Dear Parents, Administrators, Coaches and Provincial Squash Committees

Firstly, THANK YOU to all those who do a GREAT JOB in the interests of the game of squash. More specifically, thank you to those who have complied with closing dates for event entries thus far for 2013.

However, regrettably, it has come to our attention that once again people claim to not have received details regarding the SA Schools Selection criteria, the tournaments required to be played in for selection, the entry formats, the closing dates for tournaments, etc.

This has happened, despite countless reminders sent to administrators/ players/ parents and Continue reading

Namibia Celebrates All-Africa Championships & Major Sponsorship Boost

17 February 2013

Teams throughout the region will compete in this week’s All-Africa Squash Championships, hosted for the first time by Namibia.

The championships will take place in the Namibian capital Windhoek from 19-23 February, following an Opening Ceremony at the Wanderers Sports Grounds in Pioneerspark. Continue reading

Squash Fan Federer Supports Olympic Bid

16 February 2013

World No2 Roger Federer is backing Squash to be added to the Olympic Games programme in 2020.

“I think it’s a wonderful sport. It’s unfortunate some sports don’t get the opportunity to be in the Olympics,” said Federer. “I think squash would deserve it. They run a great tour and they have great players and characters. I’d personally be very happy for them.” Continue reading

Steve reflects on Tournament of Champions

By Steve Coppinger
25 January 2013

It was a pretty incredible week last week playing in the Tournament of Champions staged under the impressive chandeliers in Grand Central Terminal in New York. The sense of occasion is immense walking onto that glass court in such a public arena. It was only my second year at the Tournament after losing out in the 1st round in 2012 to Nicolas Mueller from Switzerland.

My first challenge was the solid left handed Englishman Peter Barker, seeded 5th for the Continue reading