Botswana Claim Historic All Africa Championship Gold

RESULTS: All Africa Squash Championships, Windhoek, Namibia

Men’s Individual Championship quarter-finals:
[1] Alister Walker (BOT) bt Jonathan Peters (NGR) 12-10, 11-5, 11-6
[4] Christo Potgieter (RSA) bt [7] Lekgotla Mosope (BOT) 11-5, 11-4, 11-4
[3] Kelvin Ndhlovu (ZAM) bt [5] Mwinga Lengwe (ZAM) w/o
[2] Rodney Durbach (RSA) bt [6] Michael Wood (RSA) 11-9, 11-7, 11-5
Semi-finals:
[1] Alister Walker (BOT) bt [4] Christo Potgieter (RSA) 11-2, 11-4, 11-4
[3] Kelvin Ndhlovu (ZAM) bt [2] Rodney Durbach (RSA) 11-4, 11-8, 11-2
Final:
[1] Alister Walker (BOT) bt [3] Kelvin Ndhlovu (ZAM) 11-9, 11-4, 11-2 Continue reading

France Focuses On Men’s World Team Championship

22 February 2013

A maximum 32 nations – with representation from all five continents – will contest the 2013 WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship which will be held in France for the first time in the event’s 46-year history.

The 24th WSF Men’s World Team Championship, hosted by the Fédération Française de Squash, will be held from 9-15 June in Mulhouse, at both the Espace Squash 3000 Centre and the Palais Des Sports – where action will take place on three all-glass showcourts.

It was in the French city of Nimes last year that the French Squash Federation first unveiled its three state-of-the-art all-glass courts at the 2012 Women’s World Team Championship. Continue reading

All Africa Squash Championships

All Africa Squash Team Championships
Wanderers Club
Windhoek, Namibia

South Africa captured gold and bronze when the team event at the All Africa Squash Championships was concluded this afternoon at the Wanderers Club in Windhoek after an intensive 3 days of pool matches .

In the semi finals, played on Wednesday evening, the South African A side accounted for the South African Under 23 team by two matches to nil.
Siyoli Waters dropped the first game to Tukkies medical student Senade Haupt, but then rolled off the next 3  to give the senior side their first point. Potchefstroom University student, Christo Potgieter, clinched the match when he defeated fellow student, Jean Pierre Brits in straight games. Continue reading

VOTE 4 SQUASH

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