Squash and Olympia – a never ending Story?

N Ramachandran President of the World Squash Federation) led the Squash bid to the 2020 Olympic Games programme in Buenos Aires last September
World Squash Federation President N Ramachandran (ri), who attended the Sochi Winter Olympic Games as the newly-elected President of the Indian Olympic Association, is encouraged by the IOC vision to introduce new sports to the Summer Games programme "sooner rather than later".

The Champions are back – KPMG GRAND SLAM CUP 2014!

After the initial KPMG Grand Slam Cup has been played in 2013, the 2nd edition of the impressive one-night-event will take place at the 7th of May 2014
Some of the best players in the world return to Frankfurt to battle for the title of KPMG Grand Slam Cup Champion for the 2nd time. On May 7th, the international squash stars will compete in this unique “One Night Only” event.

Simon Rosner won his 8th German Nationals title!

I'm proud to take the 8th consecutive German Nationals titel after beating my team-mate Raphael Kandra 3:1", Simon Rosner said after the match (pic: Fritz Borchert).
Germany's World No11 Simon Rosner (middle) won his 8th German Nationals title today, as be beat World No62 Rapahel Kandra (le) in 4 games (5-11, 11-8, 11-2, 11-4). At the women's event titleholder 2013 and World No119 Franziska Hennes (middle) came back from 1:2 games down to beat former World No41 Sina Wall (le) 7-11, 11-8, 6-11, 11-8, 11-6.

Matthew takes Swedish Open title!

"I'm proud to be Swedish Open Champion. It was one of the toughest matches I ever played - it tested everything; Physical, Mental, Technical & Tactical," said Matthew.
England's Nick Matthew (ri) regained exclusive rights to next month's World No.1 Squash Ranking after securing a dramatic 5-game victory over Ramy Ashour (le) in the final of the Case Swedish Open in Linköping.

James Willstrop’s homage to Amr Shabana!

Amr Shabana: "I feel it was time for a change and we will have a wonderful future as the Eye rackets are perfect for my style of game!
James Willstrop’s homage to Amr Shabana! This article is a MUST – all credit to James Willstrop. The name Amr Shabana isn’t, I assume, one with which the readers of the YEP are too familiar, so this week is a good time to fill you in. Racket sports require a very particular set of skills and Shabana is one of the subtlest and most individual racket players the game of squash has ever seen.

David and Shabana taking ToC title!

"Everything came together for me this week. You can do all the training you want but you still need things to go your way and that's what happened for me this week," said Amr Shabana (pic: Steve Line).
It was squash queen Nicol David and squash maestro Amr Shabana who dominated the finals at the 2014 JP Morgan Tournament of Champions (ToC) in New York.

Top seeds David and Massaro in ToC final!

"I had to put the pressure on with good depth. I found the front corners of the court today as well. After two rounds of play on the glass court, I always see the ball better", Nicol David said (pic: Steve Line).
The top 2 seeds will contest the final of the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions after Malaysian favourite Nicol David (front) and England's World No2 Laura Massaro survived testing women's semi-finals in the iconic Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Terminal in New York ...

Gaultier and Shabana to contest ToC final!

"I'm happy to make the final but I'm trying to take it day by and day and do my best. Playing in a final at Grand Central is an amazing experience”, Amr Shabana (ri) said after the victory (pic: Steve Line).
Top-seeded Frenchman Gregory Gaultier and 4-time World Champion Amr Shabana will contest the final of the 2014 JP Morgan Tournament of Champions after impressive semi-final victories at Grand Central Terminal in New York.
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