June 2012

Two Legends in Cologne!

Two Legends – English Peter Nicol (le) and David Palmer (ri) – at one of the biggest junior tournaments in Cologne/Germany. Nicol and Palmer at the Pioneer Cup to hand their knowlegde and experience to their junior teams …

Exhibition stuff featuring Shabana and Gaultier!

As there is a lack of tournaments at the moment, the squash fans should enjoy some exhibition stuff. Watch out for some amazing rallies with Amr Shabana and Greg Gaultier – sit back and relax.

Al Muzayen wins biggest final in Kuwait!

As Kuwait’s Abdullah Al Muzayen (ri) beats Egyptian Karim Abdel Gawad (le) in straight games (11-8, 12-10, 11-4) in the final of the Jena International in Kuwait City. It was Al Muzayen’s 11th PSA tournament victory and by far the biggest one according the prize money.

The amazing John White turned 39 today!

This awesome game is a contribution to the amazing John White, who turned 39 today. All the best on behalf of the squash community …

Malawi WSF Ambassador visit inspires squash addition to Olympic centre!

The WSF Ambassador Programme visit to Malawi has inspired a squash facility to be included in a new OlympAfrica Sports Centre in the capital Lilongwe.

The WSF Ambassador Programme to Malawi, led by Malaysia's record 6-time women's world champion Nicol David (le) and Egypt's 2-times world junior champion Mohamed El Shorbagy (ri), is a World Squash Federation initiative designed to highlight the appeal of squash in countries where the sport is in its infancy.

"It is a great honour for us to host your visit. There are many countries in Africa, but the fact that you have chosen to come to Malawi is very special to us", Hon. Enoch K Chakufwa Chihana (mid), the Minister of Youth Development & Sports said.

Matthew vs Ashour in another great squash rally!

Here we are with another big rally featuring Nick Matthew and Ramy Ashour in El Gouna. Which one do you favour?

Matthew vs Ashour in a great rally!

As there is a break until the next big tournament will start, enjoy an awesome rally played by Nick Matthew and Ramy Ashour in the final of the El Gouna International 2012 …

Squash Players Target World Record To Back 2020 Olympic Bid!

Squash players all over the world are uniting to create the biggest squash match in history, with 2 teams playing in one global event showcasing the sport’s bid for a place in the 2020 Olympic Games.

World Squash Day takes place on Saturday October 20th and Clubs are invited to field 2 teams of 20 players, with team members playing against their opposite number in 1 game up to 20 points. The scores from every club will count towards an overall global result between Team Squash and Team 2020.

World leading professionals support the project: World champion Nick Matthew said: “This is a great idea for squash players all over the world to back the Olympic bid.”

World Squash Day organizers hope the total figure of competitors will run into tens of thousands, placing it as one of the biggest sports fixtures in history, as well as certainly the biggest squash match ever.

Andrew Shelley, CEO of the World Squash Federation, said: “There are more than 50,000 courts spread across the world and to give the players on all of them the chance to compete in the same championship will bring the world of squash together in such a unique way!”

Event founder Alan Thatcher commented: “Our aim is to get this event into the Guinness Book of Records, and we hope that kind of response will show a tremendous global support for squash and the Olympic bid!”

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