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Paderborner in Bid To extend Bundesliga record

London, April 25, 2013: German club Paderborner SC will be bidding for a record tenth title in the Squash Bundesliga, the finals of which will take place in Boeblingen, near Stuttgart, on 9th and 10th May. The defending champions – led by England’s world No3 James Willstrop and national hero Simon


Agassi, Clijsters & Edberg join Tennis elite

London, April 24, 2013: Andre Agassi, Kim Clijsters and Stefan Edberg have followed fellow tennis legend Roger Federer in backing Squash to be added to the Olympic Games programme in 2020. “Squash is absolutely one of the best/toughest sports,” said Agassi, the eight-time Grand Slam champion and Olympic gold medallist in 1996.


AISTS to Conduct Squash Referee Research

London, April 18, 2013: The World Squash Federation (WSF) has appointed world-renowned International Academy of Sports Science and Technology (AISTS) to conduct research that will provide a framework to help encourage more players and ex-players to become qualified as referees. The research will also look at new options that will help raise


7 Continent Challenge Now Homeward Bound

London, April 17, 2013: With four locations now behind them, and the pair’s on-court challenge finely-poised at two wins apiece, former world champion Peter Nicol MBE and fellow former professional Tim Garner are now past the half-way mark of their remarkable Xodus 7 Continent Challenge – the bid to contest 7 Squash


WSF Ambassadors programme sets sights on Panama & Venezuela

London, April 11, 2013: Malaysia’s record seven-time world squash champion Nicol David will lead this year’s WSF Ambassador Programme visit to Panama and Venezuela in June, accompanied by Egypt’s former world junior champion and current world No6 Mohamed El Shorbagy. The Ambassador Programme international promotional initiative was launched by the World Squash


KPMG Grand Slam Cup debuts in Frankfurt

London, April 09, 2013: Four of the leading squash players in the world will come together to compete for the inaugural KPMG Grand Slam Cup in Frankfurt, Germany, on 8 May 2013. The innovative one-night squash spectacular will feature Egypt’s current World No1, reigning World Champion and recent 2013 Tournament of Champions


England Rule in European Junior C’ships

Zurich, April 03, 2013: After winning both individual titles in the European Junior U19 Squash Championships in Switzerland, favourites England went on to claim the team title in impressive style at the Tennis & Squash Center Sihltal in the country’s largest city Zurich. The men’s individual event produced the predicted all-English final


All Africa Junior Championships 2013

Windhoek – Namibia, April 02, 2013: SWEEP, Egypt successfully retained all three titles in the 2013 All Africa Junior Squash Championships at the Wanderers Club in the Namibia capital Windhoek. Favourites in the mixed team championship, Egypt brushed aside South Africa 3/0 in the final – Omar Elatmas and Nouran Ahmed Gohar


The Fastest Growing Sport in Poland

London, Mar 26, 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. With a growth rate of around 25% a year, the


Jahangir Khan has been elected to the POA

London, Mar 18, 2013: “It is indeed recognition of your devotion and valuable contribution for the promotion of national and international squash and bring laurels for the country,” said POA President Lt Gen Syed Arif Hasan in a letter inviting Khan to become an individual member of the General Council. “I’m sure