Ramy Ashour Reaches Historic Ranking Heights

1 April 2013

Egypt’s Ramy Ashour heads the April Dunlop PSA Men’s World Squash Rankings, published today by the Professional Squash Association, with the highest points average ever recorded.

Final appearances in all nine PSA World Tour events in which he has appeared over the past twelve months – with title triumphs in eight, including last month’s PSA World Series North American Open and Kuwait PSA Cup – take the 25-year-old from Cairo’s points average to 1,872.50, more than 700 above his nearest rival!

Unbeaten since losing the British Open final to England’s Nick Matthew last May, Ashour celebrated his 36th win in a row two weeks ago when he defeated Englishman James Willstrop 6-11, 11-8, 11-3, 11-3 in the Kuwait PSA Cup climax.

“The latest PSA World Tour rankings certainly reflect the remarkable consistency Continue reading

Squash: The Fastest Growing Sport In Poland

26 March 2013

The WSF World Junior Squash Championships are taking place in July in a country of unprecedented expansion for the sport. “Squash is the fastest growing sport in Poland,” says Maciek Maciantowicz, Vice President of the Polish Squash Federation.

Action from the 2011 European Individual Championships taking place on the all-glass showcourt erected in the Blue City shopping centre in Warsaw. Photograph courtesy of Pawel Dziurzynski

Action from the 2011 European Individual Championships taking place on the all-glass showcourt erected in the Blue City shopping centre in Warsaw. Photograph courtesy of Pawel Dziurzynski

With a growth rate of around 25% a year, the sport has taken off Continue reading

Enter the Dave Short Masters tournament

The annual Dave Short Masters tournament takes place from 14 to 16 June in Pietermaritzburg. Please kindly note that a decision has been taken to restrict entries to the first 250 players that enter due to limited space for the functions in the lounge at Maritzburg Golf Club. Closing date for entries is 20 April 2013.

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Peter Nicol & Tim Garner Boost Olympic Bid With 7 Continent Challenge

26 February 2103

Former internationals Peter Nicol MBE and Tim Garner will contest 7 Squash Matches in 7 Days on 7 Continents in a bid to help raise the profile of Squash’s campaign to join the programme of the 2020 Olympic Games.

The Xodus 7 Continent Challenge, inspired by legendary British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ Land Rover 7x7x7 (ie. seven marathons in seven days on seven continents), was conceived by Garner.

The Xodus 7 Continent Challenge will see the English pair travel more than 40,000 miles and spend over 70 hours on planes over the course of a week that will be a test of endurance both mentally and physically. Continue reading