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ESF European Team Championship to expand in 2025

The European Squash Federation (ESF) has announced that the 2025 ESF European Team Championships will see Division 1 men’s and women’s events expanded to 12 teams and the potential addition of a Division 4. The changes, approved at the ESF’s AGM in Zurich earlier this month, mean that the nations who finished in the top Continue Reading......

Barbados Squash Association seeks Head Coach

The Barbados Squash Association Inc. (BSA) is seeking to recruit a Certified Level 3 or higher Squash Coach to lead the development of Squash in Barbados, for a minimum contract period of three (3) months with the possibility of being extended for a longer period. This is a unique and exciting opportunity for an individual Continue Reading......

Top squash pros talk mental health

Last week was Mental Health Awareness Week, an international campaign that aims to tackle stigma and help people understand and prioritise their and others’ mental health. As part of this mission, top squash players Lisa Aitken, Amanda Sobhy and Todd Harrity opened up about their own mental health journeys. Watch their interview videos below or Continue Reading......

Squash schedule and venue confirmed for The World Games 2025

The venue and tournament dates for The World Games 2025 have been confirmed, following today’s announcement by the International World Games Association (IWGA). The World Games, an international multi-sport competition comprising sports that are traditionally not contested in the Olympic Games, is heading to Chengdu, capital of southwestern China’s Sichuan province, next year. In exciting Continue Reading......

Brazil “back on the map” as 12-year absence from WSF World Junior Squash Championships set to end

After a 12-year-absence from the WSF World Junior Squash Championships, excitement is building in Brazil ahead of its return to the flagship junior squash championship this summer. The South American nation, which has not sent a men’s team to the event since the 2012 edition in Qatar and has not sent a women’s team since Continue Reading......

Elias and Gohar win PSA World Championships

Diego Elias became South America’s first ever squash World Champion and Nouran Gohar won her maiden World Championship title as the CIB PSA World Championships came to an exciting close in Cairo. Peruvian World No.4 Elias, who last year became the first South American to reach World No.1, was in scintillating form against World No.3 Continue Reading......

Get ready for the Masters Nations Cup!

There are just two weeks to go until registration closes for the 2024 WSF World Masters Championship, with the entry deadline June 01 23:59 (GMT+2). For the hundreds of players set to descend on Amsterdam from 15-22 August, there will be more than just individual glory on the line, with the Masters Nations Cup offering Continue Reading......

Amanda Sobhy appointed Team USA Squash Ambassador to newly-formed U.S. Squash Foundation

USA’s former World No.3 Amanda Sobhy has been appointed Team USA Squash Ambassador by the newly-formed U.S. Squash Foundation. The U.S. Squash Foundation, which was launched earlier this month, has been set up with the mission to drive the most important initiatives for the growth of squash in the United States. The Foundation will focus on Continue Reading......

Thrilling conclusion to first Indian National Doubles Championship for 17 years

Abhay Singh won two golds as the first HCL Indian National Doubles Championship for 17 years came to an exciting conclusion at the Indian Squash Academy, Chennai. Singh began the day with a dominant 11-4, 11-8 win with men’s doubles partner Velavan Senthilkumar over Rahul Baitha and Suraj Chand, before returning to court 90 minutes later Continue Reading......

ElShorbagy & King visit inspiring Squash Dreamers refugees

Former World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy and former World No.3 Joelle King visited their old club in Bristol to surprise two girls from Squash Dreamers, a Squash for Development Organisation, to hear about their stories and how squash has changed their lives. Squash Dreamers is an NGO based in Jordan dedicated to empowering young refugee and underprivileged Continue Reading......

Sudden death shock as Indian National Doubles Championship begins

The 2024 HCL Doubles Squash Championship began yesterday at the Indian Squash Academy, Chennai, as 33 pairs took to court across three categories: Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles, and Mixed Doubles. India is one of doubles squash’s dominant powers and no doubt plenty of eyes will be on Chennai this week, with observers keen to get Continue Reading......

Squash is really good for my mental health, says Community Project of the Year winner Khan

England Squash Community Activator Malikah Khan has praised the positive impact squash has on mental health after winning the inaugural Community Project of the Year award. Malikah, who was recently recognised by England Squash for her work to introduce and coaching squash to diverse communities in the West Midlands, explains that the sport has a Continue Reading......

Bangladesh hosts inaugural inter-university championship

Bangladesh’s first ever inter university squash tournament took place yesterday as schools from around the country competed for the title of university champions. The Inter University Squash Tournament 2024 featured 30 players from eight higher education institutions (AIUB, BUP, CU, Daffodil International University, DU, EWU, IUB and UIU) and was jointly organised by the Bangladesh Continue Reading......

US Squash launches U.S. Squash Foundation

US Squash, the national governing body for squash in the U.S. and a member of the US Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC), yesterday announced the launch of the U.S. Squash Foundation. The Foundation is anchored upon its mission to drive the most important initiatives for the growth of squash in the United States. Long in Continue Reading......

Junior Pan American Games to increase squash player quota by 25 percent

The Panamerican Squash Federation (FPS) is thrilled to announce that squash has been awarded a 25 percent increase in its athlete quota for the 2025 Junior Pan American Games in Asunción, Paraguay. The 2025 event, an international multi-sports event for athletes aged 17 to 22 in the Americas and organised by Panam Sports, will increase Continue Reading......

US Squash and National Squash League form strategic partnership

US Squash, the national governing body for the sport of squash in the United States, and the National Squash League (NSL), a new team and city-based league similar to other major league sports in the United States, have formed a strategic partnership to grow the sport of squash in the United States. The partnership will Continue Reading......

Malaysia’s Sivasangari Subramaniam wins The World Games Athlete Of The Month

Malaysian squash star Sivasangari Subramaniam has been crowned Athlete of the Month by The World Games following the 25-year-old’s spectacular title-winning run at the London Classic. Sivasangari went into the event ranked 16th in the world, but put together an incredible series of performances as she took down World No.1 Nour El Sherbini in the Continue Reading......

Belgium win maiden ESF European Team Championship title

Belgium made squash history at the ESF European Team Championships in Zurich on Saturday as the formidable Gilis sisters earned the nation’s first ever title. Victories for both World No.4 Nele and No.9 Tinne sealed a 2-1 victory at the Uster Squash Arena – denying England a 41st title out of 43 championships and becoming Continue Reading......

Karlsruhe to host The World Games 2029

Karlsruhe, Germany, has been announced as the host of the 13th edition of The World Games 2029, following the decision of the IWGA executive committee. The World Games is an international multi-sport competition comprising sports that are traditionally not contested in the Olympic Games. Squash, which will make its Olympic debut at the LA28 Olympic Continue Reading......

WORLDSQUASH.TV and Eurovision Sport to stream ESF European Team Division 1 and 2 Squash Championships

The ESF European Team Division 1 and 2 Squash Championships in Zurich will be streamed live on WORLDSQUASH.TV and  Eurovision Sport from 1-4 May. The Championships, which date back to 1973, will be contested by 37 teams from 23 nations who will descend on the Squash Arena in Uster to battle for the top team Continue Reading......
Nicol David at the Laureus World Sports Awards.

Nicol David Attends Prestigious Laureus World Sports Awards 2024

Malaysian great Nicol David flew the flag for squash as she attended the 25th anniversary of the Laureus World Sports Awards in Madrid earlier this week. Laureus is a global organisation that celebrates the greatest and most inspirational sporting triumphs and uses the power of sport to transform the lives of children and young people Continue Reading......

Squash coaches learn more about Psychology of Coaching with Dr. Jenny Denyer

Last month, squash coaches from around the world gained valuable insights about the mental side of squash at a free webinar with sports psychologist Dr. Jenny Denyer. The webinar was provided free of charge to all SPIN-registered squash coaches, who joined from all over the globe. Describing the role of psychology in squash, Dr. Denyer, Continue Reading......

Free Women In Coaching Course proves a hit in Cairo

Last week, 14 aspiring female squash coaches qualified as WSF Level 1 Coaches after completing a fully funded Women In Coaching Course at Black Ball Sporting Club, Cairo. The course, led by WSF Level 2 Tutor Ashraf Hanafi and WSF Level 2 Coach and Level 1 Tutor trainee Omneya Abdel Kawy and funded by the Continue Reading......

Three months to go until historic WSF World Junior Squash Championships

There are just three months to go until this year’s WSF World Junior Squash Championships, which are taking place in Houston Squash Club, USA, between 12-23 July. This year’s championships, which will comprise of an individual and team competition, will feature concurrent men’s and women’s team events for the first time in event history. At Continue Reading......

WSF granted Associate Membership to ASOIF

The World Squash Federation (WSF) has been granted Associate Membership to the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF), following a vote at yesterday’s ASOIF annual general meeting, which took place during the SportAccord World Sport & Business Summit 2024. Also admitted as Associate Members were the International Cricket Council, the International Federation of American Continue Reading......

World Squash Federation and Alibaba Cloud sign Memorandum of Understanding

The World Squash Federation (WSF), the international federation responsible for squash, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of top-tier International Olympic Committee sponsor Alibaba Group, to further develop the sport and champion environmentally responsible sports practices.  WSF is poised to harness Alibaba Cloud’s cutting-edge cloud and Continue Reading......

Record numbers set for Houston as WSF World Junior Team Championships entries confirmed

A record 46 teams will compete at this year’s WSF World Junior Team Championships, which will take place as part of the WSF World Junior Individual and Team Championships at Houston Squash Club, USA, 12-23 July. During the World Junior Team Championships, national federation squads of four players aged under 19 compete against each other Continue Reading......

France beat England to win ESF European Under-19 Mixed Team Championship

France etched a new name on the ESF European Under-19 Mixed Team Squash Championship trophy as they ended England’s 12-year domination with a dramatic victory in Sunday’s final in Bucharest, Romania. France have finished runners-up 10 times in Europe’s premier junior team squash competition since its first staging in 1983, but yesterday at Aerosquash Baneasa Continue Reading......

Pakistan’s Noorena Shams Foundation delivers free coaching for girls in Peshawar

Thirty girls from the state of Peshawar, Pakistan, have been provided with a free three-day coaching clinic led by WSF accredited coaches thanks to the Noorena Shams Foundation. The clinic, which began on International Women’s Day and was organised by the Foundation’s founder, Pakistan’s former World No.120 Noorena Shams, and funded by VOA News, saw Continue Reading......

English duo Bryant and Haworth capture ESF European U19 Championship titles

English duo Jonah Bryant and Amelie Haworth have been crowned ESF European U19 Individual Champions after both players came from behind to record 3-2 wins against Melvil Scianimanico and Lauren Baltayan, respectively, in Bucharest. In the women’s final, 18-year-old No.2 seed Haworth fought back incredibly to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. In a Continue Reading......

World Squash President Wooldridge applauds Birmingham’s Commonwealth Games Legacy ahead of Sport Accord appearance

World Squash Federation President Zena Wooldridge OBE has praised the legacy programmes from the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games on the local area following news that five new outdoor squash courts are to be built around Birmingham thanks to a Sport England funding boost for England Squash. Wooldridge, a life-long member of her local squash club Continue Reading......

500 days to go until The World Games 2025

The countdown to Chengdu 2025 has begun, with just 500 days remaining until the next edition of The World Games, which is taking place in Chengdu, the capital of China’s Sichuan province, from 7-17 August 2025. The World Games is an international multi-sport competition traditionally comprising sports that are not contested in the Olympic Games. Continue Reading......

Watch the ESF European U19 Championships live on WORLDSQUASH.TV

The ESF European U19 Championships are underway, with the individual event starting today in Bucharest, Romania. In the women’s event, the top four seeds are France’s Lauren Baltayan, England’s Amelie Haworth, Poland’s Sofiia Zrazhevska and Germany’s Maya Weishar. In the men’s event, the top seeds are England’s Jonah Bryant, Switzerland’s David Bernet, France’s Melvil Scianimanico Continue Reading......

Number of World Squash Coaching courses increases by 62 percent

Last year, the number of World Squash Coaching courses delivered increased by 62.5 percent on 2022’s figures. World Squash Coaching is the WSF coach education programme and is run in partnership with regional and national federations to provide a unified and standardised coaching structure. There are three levels within World Squash Coaching, as well as Continue Reading......

Ignacio Sabate: Squash57 is a perfect complement to Squash

In a country where racquetball reigns supreme, one coach has been applying “empathetic coaching” to encourage a new generation of squash57 players, who are being drawn in by the sport’s tactical depth, aerobic exercise benefits and gentle learning curve for beginners. As a coach and keen participant in a number of sports, including squash, squash57 [sometimes Continue Reading......

New Olympic sports Inspire Inclusivity on International Women’s Day 2024

The five new sports heading to the LA28 Olympic Games have come together on International Women’s Day to inspire inclusivity in sport. Squash World No.1 Nour El Sherbini was joined by baseball softball’s Kelly Maxwell, cricket’s Smriti Mandhana, flag football’s Diana Flores and lacrosse’s Erica Evans in a video message promoting this year’s International Women’s Continue Reading......

Cairo to host free World Squash Coaching course for women

Next month, Cairo’s Black Ball Sporting Club will host a subsidised women-only World Squash Coaching course. The course, which will be led by World Squash Tutor Ashraf Hanafi and World Squash Level 2 Coach and Level 1 Tutor Trainee Omneya Abdel Kawy, and funded by the PSA Foundation, will see 20 women complete the World Continue Reading......

Registration opens for 2024 WSF World Masters Championship

Registration is now open for the 2024 WSF World Masters Championship, which is taking place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 15-22 August. The championship features hundreds of squash players aged 35+ competing in age categories for the title of world champion. The last edition, which took place in 2022 in Wroclaw, Poland, featured 650 athletes, with Continue Reading......

President Wooldridge praises spirit of cooperation following IOC meetings

World Squash Federation (WSF) President Zena Wooldridge applauded the strong spirit of cooperation within and around squash following a two-day meeting of its Board at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. The venue presented the opportunity to combine WSF Board business with key meetings with the IOC Sports Department, Olympic Solidarity, Sustainability Continue Reading......

Nunes: European Squash’s first fully gender balanced coaching course a “really good sign”

This article has been adapted from one first published on europeansquash.com Portugal’s Catarina Nunes says it is a “really good sign for squash” that last week’s World Squash Coaching Level 2 course run by the ESF had an equal gender balance of learners for the first time. Seven men and seven women from seven different Continue Reading......

Tickets go on sale for Squash Summit 2024

Tickets are now on sale for Squash Summit 2024, a two-day networking event covering a range of topics from grassroots participation to the LA28 Olympic Games. Guest speakers at the event, which will run 3-4 June in Birmingham to coincide with the British Open, include WSF President Zena Wooldridge, PSA CEO Alex Gough, US Squash Continue Reading......

Professional Squash Association celebrates 50th anniversary

Today, the Professional Squash Association (PSA) celebrates the 50th anniversary of its founding. The PSA is the governing body for the men’s and women’s professional squash circuit and is a close partner of the World Squash Federation (WSF), with the two governing bodies collaborating on coaching, officiating and development, most notably during the successful LA28 Continue Reading......

Malaysia’s Sivasangari Subramaniam “one to watch” – Tatler Asia

Tatler Asia has designated Malaysian squash star Sivasangari Subramaniam as one of Asia’s top sportswomen in 2024. Subramaniam is one of squash’s toughest competitors, having returned from a career-threatening traffic accident that ruled her out of the Commonwealth Games to win two gold medals at last year’s Hangzhou Asian Games and climb to a PSA Continue Reading......

England Squash begins search for National Coach

England Squash has begun its search for the federation’s next National Coach, following long-term coach David Campion’s decision to step down. Campion, who joined England Squash in 2000 and played a pivotal role in England securing 25 medals across four Commonwealth Games, is leaving to spend more time with his family. The application process for Continue Reading......

Oversubscribed Dublin club greenlights new facility

West Wood Health Club in Leopardstown, Dublin, will build a new seven-court facility after consistent over-subscription to the existing courts. The club, which has over 10,000 members, has enjoyed strong growth thanks in part to the innovative NextGen programme, which is a team squash competition involving groups of six players playing against each other on Continue Reading......

‘When possible, seek professional advice’ – Ali Farag on mental health

“It is going to hit you hard at some point.” World No.1 Ali Farag has had a career matched by very few in squash; the Egyptian has won multiple individual and team world championships, as well as major titles from all over the world. On and off court, though, Farag says he feels the same Continue Reading......

Be a key part of squash’s future at Squash Summit 2024

In June, leaders in squash from around the world will gather in Birmingham, UK, for Squash Summit 2024, a two-day networking event covering a range of topics from grassroots participation to LA28. Guest speakers at the event, which will run 3-4 June to coincide with the British Open, include WSF President Zena Wooldridge, PSA CEO Continue Reading......

Squash star Joshna Chinappa honoured by Government of India

Last week, Indian squash star Joshna Chinappa was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian honour, in recognition for her contribution to the sport and to India. Chinappa, 37, is one of Indian squash’s most successful players, with the Chennai-based player a Commonwealth Games gold medalist, a WSF World Doubles Champion, a two-time Asian Individual Continue Reading......

Tom Walsh: Counselling and therapy arguably saved my career

“I’d never had anything before, so I was a little bit apprehensive going in; a bit of a proud male thing and I didn’t need it. But knowing I did, I went in and I never looked back.” In an interview with the PSA Foundation, England’s Tom Walsh reflects on the importance of seeking help, Continue Reading......

WSF recognised as third-fastest growing International Federation on Instagram

Last year, the World Squash Federation (WSF) was the third fastest growing International Federation on Instagram, according to the latest report from BCW Sports. During 2023, the WSF’s Instagram account’s follower count grew by 160 percent, behind only FIFA and Federation of International Bandy. This marks the second year in succession that the WSF has Continue Reading......

Nicol David: I began to lose hope for Olympic inclusion

“Finally, my dream of seeing a squash player win a gold medal at the Olympics is becoming a reality.” For two-time Commonwealth Games Champion and eight-time World Champion Nicol David, squash’s Olympic merit was obvious. As one of the game’s most iconic figures, David was front-and-centre of a number of Olympic Inclusion campaigns, with the Continue Reading......

Birmingham community reaps Commonwealth Games legacy benefits with outdoor courts grant

New state-of-the art outdoor squash courts are to be built at five venues around Birmingham, England, after England Squash announced that it was to receive £75,000 ($95,000 USD) in National Lottery funding from Sport England. The new innovative outdoor courts, which are part of a collaboration between England Squash and industry experts Play Innovation, are Continue Reading......

Coach Roman Allinckx on why Squash57 is thriving in Barcelona

In the latest edition of ‘Get to Know’, we hear from Switzerland’s Roman Allinckx, squash57 coach and owner of the Squash Systems Academy in Barcelona, who discusses the thriving scene in Barcelona. Roman, thank you for speaking with us today, can you tell us a little about how you first got involved in squash57? “I Continue Reading......

Orfi into final of TWG Athlete of the Year

Teen squash sensation Amina Orfi has reached the final of The World Games Athlete of the Year after finishing inside the top 10 of the first round of public voting. Orfi, 16, is regarded as one of the brightest young talents in the game and enjoyed a breakout year in 2023 on the junior and professional circuit Continue Reading......

WSF World Masters Championship dates confirmed

The dates for the upcoming WSF World Masters Squash Championship, originally scheduled for 17-24 August in Amsterdam’s Frans Otten Stadion, have been revised, with the new tournament dates 15-22 August 2024. The change in dates has been made necessary due to Formula 1’s Dutch Grand Prix, scheduled for 23-25 August. The overlapping schedules had led to Continue Reading......

Karim Darwish on coaching – Part One: Learning on the WSC Level 2

For the past 10 years, former World No.1 and current World Squash Federation Vice President Karim Darwish has run the Wadi Degla Darwish Squash Academy, where he teaches the next generation of coaches the fundamentals of being a squash educator. Like all top coaches, though, Darwish knows that his own coaching education is never ‘complete.’ Continue Reading......

WSF to run free coaching webinars

The World Squash Federation is pleased to announce that three specialist coaching webinars will be run for free this spring. On 30 January, Head of World Squash Officiating (WSO) Lee Drew will be delivering a ‘Revolution of Refereeing’ webinar, with viewing options available at 09:00 (GMT) and 15:00 to cater for audiences around the world. Continue Reading......

England coach Campion steps down after 23 years

England Squash has announced that David Campion will step down from his role as National Coach after 23 years to concentrate on family commitments. A former professional player and World Junior finalist, Campion joined the England Squash coaching team in 2000. During his time, he played a pivotal role in England securing 25 medals across Continue Reading......

Hong Kong, China to host combined 2024 WSF World Team Championships

The WSF Men’s and Women’s World Team Championships will be held concurrently for the first time in event history between December 9-15 when the Hong Kong Football Club hosts the historic tournament. The WSF World Team Championships have been held biennially since 1967 (men’s) and 1979 (women’s), contested between teams of three players. North African squash powerhouse Continue Reading......

Voting opens for Athlete of the Year as Egypt’s Orfi targets place in final

The polls have opened for The World Games Athlete of the Year poll, with Egyptian teen squash star Amina Orfi among the contenders for the prize. Polls are now open, with members of the public able to vote once every 24 hours. For a vote to register, a vote must be cast for both a Continue Reading......

Amina Orfi nominated for Athlete of the Year by The World Games

Egyptian teen sensation Amina Orfi has been nominated for Athlete of the Year by The World Games. At just 16 years of age, Orfi is regarded as one of the brightest young talents in the game and enjoyed a breakout year in 2023 on the junior and professional circuit that has led to a rapid Continue Reading......

WORLDSQUASH.TV to stream British Junior Open

The upcoming British Junior Open will be streamed for free on WORLDSQUASH.TV. The England Squash platinum event, which will feature 675 players from 49 national federations, is taking place across four venues in Birmingham between 3-7 January: University of Birmingham Sport, Edgbaston Priory Club, Solihull Arden Club and West Warwickshire Sports Club. Headlining the event Continue Reading......

Nele Gilis wins Belgian Female Athlete of the Year

Belgium’s Nele Gilis has won the Female Athlete of the Year award after winning the final round of voting on the Belgian Olympic and Interfederal Committee (Team Belgium) Facebook page. The 27-year-old enjoyed a spectacular 2023, capped by a rise to a career-best World No.4 ranking in November of this year. Belgium’s top squash player Continue Reading......

Nele Gilis nominated for Belgian Athlete of the Year

Belgium’s Nele Gilis has been nominated for Female Athlete of the Year by the Belgian Olympic and Interfederal Committee (Team Belgium). Gilis has enjoyed a spectacular 2023, with the 27-year-old rising to a career-best World No.4 ranking in November of this year. The Belgian No.1 squash player also finished the year with three major pieces Continue Reading......

Egypt win 2023 WSF Men’s World Team Championship

Egypt have won their third consecutive WSF Men’s World Team Championship after a thrilling contest with England in the final in Tauranga, New Zealand. That win for Egypt, a high-quality affair clinched by World No.4 Mostafa Asal and World No.1 Ali Farag, was also their third consecutive victory over England in a final, and the Continue Reading......

WSF Men’s World Team Championship final – preview & how to watch live

After an exhilarating week of squash in Tauranga, New Zealand, just two teams remain as old rivals Egypt and England clash for a fifth final in a row at the WSF Men’s World Team Championship. The tie takes place at 15:00 (GMT+13) on the stunning show court at the Mercury Baypark Arena as the two Continue Reading......

Egypt and England to renew rivalry in WSF Men’s World Team Championship final

Egypt and England will lock horns once more for the WSF Men’s World Team Championship title after comprehensive wins over Switzerland and France, respectively. In the day’s first semi-final, England blew away European rivals, France, in the two sides’ sixth meeting at this stage of the competition. In a one-sided opening match, England No.1 Mohamed Continue Reading......

WSF Men’s World Team Championship SFs: Preview & watch live

It’s semi-finals day in the WSF Men’s World Team Championship in Tauranga, New Zealand, as the four teams left make one final push for the championship tie. Both ties today will take place on the stunning show court at the Mercury Baypark Arena, beginning with old rivals France and England at 15:00 (GMT+13) and then Continue Reading......

Switzerland reach first ever semi-final at WSF Men’s World Team Championship

No.4 seeds Switzerland made national sporting history as they overcame USA to reach a maiden WSF Men’s World Team Championship semi-final, where they will join Egypt, England and France. Prior to this year’s tournament, which is taking place in Tauranga, New Zealand, Switzerland’s best finish was 12th in 2019. Today, though, they reached new heights Continue Reading......

USA break home hearts to reach quarter-finals of 2023 WSF Men’s World Team Championship

USA broke home hearts in Tauranga’s Mercury Baypark Arena with a hard-fought victory over New Zealand as they reached the last eight of the championship for the first time since 2011. The No.5 seeds started well through third string Spencer Lovejoy, with the World No.69 giving his side a platform with an 11-5, 11-4, 11-7 Continue Reading......

Group stage over as WSF Men’s World Team Championship moves into round of 16

The last 16 teams standing in the WSF Men’s World Team Championship have been confirmed after the conclusion of the group stage in Tauranga, New Zealand. With a number of highly seeded teams taking on lower seeded opponents, ties today were largely one-sided affairs, with all eight ending 3-0. On the spectacular all-glass court in Continue Reading......

Rösner and Omlor star as Germany upset Hong Kong, China on day two of WSF Men’s World Team Championship

Yannik Omlor and Simon Rösner helped Germany to a seedings upset as they helped their side beat No.8 seeds Hong Kong, China, to top Group H at the WSF Men’s World Team Championship. With today’s playing order 3-1-2 it was World No.86 Omlor up first, and the third string gave seeds Germany the lead Continue Reading......

Hosts New Zealand begins WSF Men’s World Team Championship in style

The WSF Men’s World Team Championship made a triumphant return today, with eight ties taking place in Tauranga at the Mercury Baypark Arena and the Devoy Squash and Fitness Centre. Hosts New Zealand got the biennial event off to an exciting start with a hard-fought win over Republic of Korea. With New Zealand No.1 and Continue Reading......

Groups and seedings confirmed for WSF Men’s World Team Championship

The draws and seedings have been confirmed for this year’s WSF Men’s World Team Championship, which is taking place in Tauranga, New Zealand, 11-17 December. As anticipated, Egypt have been announced as top seeds. The defending champions, who are in Group A alongside Malaysia and Ireland, have named with a strong squad of World No.1 Continue Reading......

Worldsquash.tv to stream Oceania Junior Championship and Canadian Junior Open

Worldsquash.tv, the official streaming platform of the World Squash Federation, will stream the upcoming Oceania Junior Championship and the Canadian Junior Championship. The Oceania Junior Championship, which is taking place in Tauranga, New Zealand, 5-7 December as part of the Festival of Squash – which also includes the New Zealand Open (5-10 December) and the Continue Reading......

WSF Men’s World Team Championship to be streamed for free

The upcoming WSF Men’s World Team Championship, which is taking place in Tauranga, New Zealand 11-17 December, will be streamed for free. The biennial competition, which pits four-man squads against each other in best-of-three-match ties, will see 24 teams competing across six courts in the Mercury Arena and Devoy Squash & Fitness Centre. Action from Continue Reading......

All squads announced for 2023 WSF Men’s World Team Championship

The final squads have been announced for the 2023 WSF Men’s World Team Championship, which is taking place in Tauranga, New Zealand, 11-17 December. A total of 24 teams will compete in the biennial championship, with Cook Islands, Philippines, Samoa and Tahiti set to make their event debuts. As expected, defending champions Egypt have selected Continue Reading......

Chair of Masters Commission Irwin and top referee Sinclair honoured at Squash Australia Awards

Chair of the WSF Masters Commission Garry Irwin and top referee Chris Sinclair have been honoured at the Squash Australia Annual Awards, which were held in Brisbane on Saturday. Sinclair, who has been an international referee since 1987, served on the WSF Refereeing Committee, and refereed at major WSF championships, PSA World Tour events and Continue Reading......

Colombia’s Martin Knight nominated for best coach at the Pan American Games

Martin Knight, head coach at Federación Colombiana de Squash, has been nominated for the best coach award at the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games. New Zealander Knight, who has coached the Colombian national side for the last six years, helped the squad to a best ever finish at this month’s Pan American Games, with Colombia Continue Reading......

Get to know: Elise Ng

In the latest edition of the ‘Get to Know’ series, former World No.1 and Chair of the Coaching Commission Sarah Fitz-Gerald speaks to Hong Kong, China’s Elise Ng, who in 2019 completed the elite WSC Level Three qualification. As a player, Ng won gold in the 2010 Asian Team Championship, is an Asian Masters Champion, Continue Reading......

Best of Barbados! Barbadian star Meagan Best on aspirations after historic Pan American Games

The Santiago 2023 Pan American Games was a historic occasion for team Barbados, with the Caribbean nation winning its first ever squash medals with bronzes in the women’s doubles and women’s team events. 21-year-old Meagan Best played a vital part in both medals – combining with Margot Prow in the doubles and with Prow and Continue Reading......

Roy Gingell on Developing Referees at Asian Games

This article was first published on worldsquashofficiating.com. This year’s Hangzhou Asian Games delivered plenty of tremendous action on the squash court, but also proved to be a brilliant opportunity for the development of referees and officials from around the region. Spanning a 10-day period, the 19th edition of the Asian Games included five different squash Continue Reading......

Teams begin naming squads for WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship

Teams have begun naming their squads for the WSF Men’s World Team Championship, which is taking place in Tauranga, New Zealand, 11-17 December. With the squad selection window closing Friday 24 November, a number of teams – including the championship’s most successful team, Australia – have already named their squads for the competition. This year’s Continue Reading......

WADA launches ‘Natural is Enough’ social media campaign

This article was first published by the World Anti-Doping Agency Via a new digital campaign launched yesterday under the tagline ‘Natural Is Enough’, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is inviting young people across Europe to join the ‘natural training movement’ by shunning the use of anabolic steroids.WADA President Witold Bańka said: “Supported by a grant from Continue Reading......

“Everyone deserves a chance to play” – tournament director Choon reflects on successful Gay Games 11 Hong Kong 2023

Last week, squash’s inclusivity was front and centre at the Gay Games 11 Hong Kong 2023 as squash players from around the world in competed in Hong Kong, China. The Gay Games is a quadrennial multi-sport and cultural event which has been held since 1982 with the mission of promoting equality, respect and understanding. This Continue Reading......

Watanabe hopes Olympic inclusion can provide big boost for squash in Japan

Satomi Watanabe is one of Asia’s top players, with the 24-year-old a bronze medallist at last month’s Asian Games and rising to World No.16 in this week’s PSA World Rankings. In the latest episode of the PSA Foundation’s More Than Just A Ranking series, the Japan No.1 opens up about leaving her home country aged Continue Reading......

Registration open for Cleveland 2024 Pan-American Masters Games

Registration has opened for the Pan-American Masters Games Cleveland 2024 next summer, which is taking place in Ohio, USA, July 12-21. Hosted by Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, the multi-sport festival for masters athletes, those competing over 30 years old, is expected to be the largest international gathering in Northeast Ohio’s history. Held every four years Continue Reading......

10,000 new courts for 2033 – ESF launches Squash Facilities Network

This article has been adapted from one originally published by the European Squash Federation (ESF). The ESF has launched the Squash Facilities Network (SFN) to bring together experts and share best practice from across the industry. The SFN seeks to unite squash leaders, enthusiasts, owners, investors, coaches, architects and visionaries to focus on the pivotal Continue Reading......

Gohar and husband Elsissy targeting squash and fencing medals in Los Angeles

World No.2 Nouran Gohar and her husband Ziad Elsissy have the opportunity to tread new ground in Los Angeles and become the first married couple to win medals for Egypt at the same Olympic Games. Although Gohar has a more than impressive squash CV to her name – having already won three WSF World Team Continue Reading......

Top squash stars grow Movember ‘Squashtaches’ for charity

Some of the biggest names in squash are growing moustaches for charity as part of campaign to raise money for men’s health charity Movember and the PSA Foundation. After the success of last year’s campaign, ‘Squashtache’ returns this year, with the goal of raising $15,000 USD. Paul Coll, who also took part in the campaign Continue Reading......

Pan Am Squash elects new board

Federación Panamericana de Squash (FPS) voted in a new Executive Committee on Saturday during the Annual General Meeting of the Federacion Panamericana de Squash (FPS) in Santiago, Chile. Twenty-one national federations (Argentina, Barbados, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Jamaica, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, St. Vincent Continue Reading......

USA and Colombia win team golds at Santiago 2023 Pan American Games

USA and Colombia capped an excellent Santiago 2023 Pan American Games with gold medals in the women’s and men’s team championships, respectively. In the women’s event, Olivia Fiechter – winner of the singles event earlier this week – gave her side the ideal start with a comfortable 3-0 win over Nicole Bunyan. In a competitive Continue Reading......

USA v Canada and Colombia v Argentina in team finals at Santiago 2023 Pan American Games

Argentina stunned No.2 seeds Peru to reach the final of the men’s team event at the Santiago 2023 Pan American Championship, where they will meet top seeds Colombia. Meanwhile, the women’s gold medal match will be contested by top two seeds USA and Canada for the third event in succession after they dispatched Barbados and Continue Reading......

Santiago 2023 Doubles: Two golds for Colombia, one for USA

Colombia enjoyed a spectacular finals day at the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games as unseeded pair Juan Camilo Vargas and Ronald Palomino won gold in the men’s doubles event and No.2 seeds Laura Tovar and Lucia Bautista won gold in the women’s, while unseeded American duo Olivia Clyne and Timothy Brownell ended a spectacular run Continue Reading......

Santiago 2023 Pan American Games: Two unseeded pairs reach doubles finals

On a dramatic day in Chile, two unseeded pairs reached the gold medal matches as the men’s, women’s and mixed doubles squash events at the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games approach conclusion. In the mixed doubles, unseeded US duo Olivia Clyne and Timothy Brownell were in impressive form as they came from behind twice to Continue Reading......

Olivia Fiechter and Diego Elias win Pan American Games golds

USA’s Olivia Fiechter launched a memorable fightback as she came back from two games down to stun top seed and defending champion Amanda Sobhy to win gold at the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games, while Peru’s Diego Elias overcame spirited rival Miguel Rodriguez of Colombia to win the men’s event for the second time in Continue Reading......

Santiago 2023: Sobhy v Fiechter and Elias v Rodriguez in Pan American Games finals

The top four seeds will contest the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games singles finals after an exciting first session on day two in Chile. In the women’s event, No.2 seed Olivia Fiechter set up an all-American final against US No.1 and World No.5 Amanda Sobhy after coming from behind to beat Canadian seed Hollie Continue Reading......

WSF President Zena Wooldridge on Olympic ratification

“I think many other people did feel that perhaps LA was our least likely… we felt the stars were aligning.” Two weeks ago, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) ratified squash’s inclusion in the LA28 Olympic Games, ending a run of unsuccessful inclusion campaigns. In a feature interview with World Squash Federation Media, WSF President Continue Reading......

Santiago 2023 semi-finalists confirmed as Stefanoni and Salazar upset odds

The semi-finalists of the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games have been confirmed following an exciting start to the competition in Chile. With the opening rounds and the quarter-finals taking place on day one yesterday, it was a frenetic beginning to the competition. In the women’s draw, 20-year-old seed Marina Stefanoni, making her Pan American Continue Reading......

Squash competitions at Santiago 2023 Pan American Games begin today

Today marks the beginning of the squash competitions at the 2023 Pan American Games as the region’s top players descend on Santiago, Chile to compete for the title of Pan American champion. Santiago 2023 begins with the individual championship and play starts at 09:00 AM (GMT-3) with the sole RO32 match, which sees Ecuador’s Cari Continue Reading......

US Squash President and CEO Kevin Klipstein on what Olympics inclusion means for squash

After squash was confirmed as one of five new sports that will be introduced to the LA2028 Olympic Games, we sat down with US Squash President and CEO Kevin Klipstein to discuss the historic moment. Below, he talks to us about what being #LA28BOUND means for the sport, how the close collaboration between the World Continue Reading......

Coll praises “work behind the scenes in squash” following Olympic inclusion

Following the announcement that squash will make its Olympic debut at the LA28 Olympic Games, former World No.1 Paul Coll has praised the work being done behind the scenes in growing the sport. The World Squash Federation (WSF), working closely with US Squash and the Professional Squash Association (PSA), was successful in presenting the sport’s Continue Reading......

Seeds announced for Santiago 2023 Pan American Games

The seedings have been announced for the squash competitions at the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games, which begin in Chile on 31 October. In the men’s event, defending champion and former World No.1 Diego Elias of Peru is favoured to retain his gold medal, with the 26-year-old travelling to Santiago as the top seed. Colombia’s Continue Reading......

Clean Sport Education Webinars to be held 09 November

Squash players are known as some of the fittest athletes on the planet, with the fast-paced action delighting crowds around the world. However, that action can only be enjoyed when there is a level playing field. On 09 November, the World Squash Federation (WSF) is partnering with the International Testing Agency (ITA) to deliver a Continue Reading......

El Sherbini would trade every World Championship title for Olympic gold

The great Nicol David once famously revealed that she would happily trade all eight of her World Championship titles for just one Olympic gold. Current World No.1 Nour El Sherbini is hot on her heels with seven World Championship titles already attached to her name, and now faces the real possibility of fulfilling David’s Olympic Continue Reading......

Georgina Kennedy on lifetime ambition of competing in the Olympics

As a child, it was Georgina Kennedy’s dream to compete in the Olympic Games. Although this was initially with a view to compete on the running track and not within the four walls of a squash court, Kennedy’s love for the Olympics was clear for all to see. When she stepped back from running to Continue Reading......

World Squash Day 2023 roundup

One week ago, the global squash community came together to celebrate 2023 World Squash Day. Throughout the week, clubs around the world have been sending in their photos and videos – scroll down to see some of the celebrations from around the world. Contact media@worldsquash.org to have your World Squash Day photos and videos added to Continue Reading......

Squash has got everything – World No.1 Ali Farag on squash’s Olympic inclusion

Although Ali Farag is unsure whether he will still be playing squash come the LA28 Olympic Games, he remains insistent the momentous decision is a major turning point in the sport’s history. Squash’s inclusion on the LA28 Olympic roster is a historic milestone for squash, with the International Olympic Committee officially ratifying the LA28 Organising Continue Reading......

“A Dream Come True” – Sobhy reflects on historic Olympic decision

“I think it’s a bit of disbelief, to be honest,” Amanda Sobhy said after hearing the news that squash had been recommended for inclusion in the LA28 Olympic Games. “When you have been working so hard for so many years to try and get into every Olympic Games and to only be rejected, the fact Continue Reading......

England Squash launches national ‘Squash from the Mosque’ and ‘Mixed Ability Squash’ programmes

England Squash has launched two national programmes, Squash from the Mosque and Mixed Ability Squash, to help clubs introduce more people to the many benefits of playing squash. Sport England research highlights that two in five people from ethnically diverse communities feel they have fewer opportunities to participate in sport and physical activity than people Continue Reading......

Squash goes #LA28BOUND

After yesterday’s historic decision by the International Olympic Committee to ratify squash’s inclusion in the LA28 Olympic Games sports programme, our sport has been invited to join LA28’s official launch campaign: #LA28BOUND. In the buildup to the LA28 Olympic Games, we and our partners, including US Squash and the Professional Squash Association, will be sharing Continue Reading......

Squash confirmed for LA28 Olympic Games

The World Squash Federation (WSF), US Squash and the Professional Squash Association (PSA) welcome the decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to officially select squash for inclusion in the LA28 Olympic Games sports programme. WSF, US Squash and PSA extend their gratitude to the Organising Committee of the LA28 Olympic Games and the IOC Continue Reading......

Choose the right squash ball for World Squash Day

It’s World Squash Day! Did you know that large numbers of players are using the wrong type of squash ball? To celebrate World Squash Day, we’ve teamed up with Team Dunlop’s Tinne Gilis and Eain Yow Ng to encourage players of all levels to pick the right ball Click here to find out more about Continue Reading......

Elias: Winning the Pan American Games was huge for me

“Winning the Pan American Games was huge for me!” There’s just one week to go until Pan American Games, which are taking place in Santiago, Chile October 20-05 November. Peru’s Diego Elias, the 2019 Pan American singles champion and the only South American squash player to reach World No.1, discusses how he began his career, Continue Reading......
United States No.1 Amanda Sobhy.

LA28 Organising Committee Recommends Squash for Inclusion in 2028 Summer Olympic Games

The World Squash Federation (WSF), US Squash and the Professional Squash Association (PSA) welcome the decision by the LA28 Organising Committee to recommend squash for inclusion in the LA2028 Olympic sports programme. The decision is a significant and exciting milestone in squash’s history as the sport nears inclusion in the Olympic Games for the first Continue Reading......

Two golds for Malaysia and one for India on final day of Asian Games squash

On a thrilling final day of squash at the 19th Asian Games, Malaysia’s Sivasangari Subramaniam and Eain Yow Ng captured the two singles golds, while Indian duo Dipika Pallikal Karthik and Harinder Sandhu won gold in the first ever Asian Games mixed doubles event. In a tense and emotionally charged women’s final, Malaysia’s Subramaniam edged Continue Reading......

Hangzhou Asian Games Singles and Mixed Doubles Finals: Preview and how to watch live

It’s the last day of squash at the Hangzhou Asian Games as the singles and mixed doubles events come to what is sure to be a thrilling conclusion. Play begins at 14:00 (GMT+8) at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre with the mixed doubles final, as top seeded Indian duo Dipika Pallikal Karthik and Harinder Sandhu Continue Reading......

Top seeds crash out as Hangzhou Asian Games finalists confirmed

The top two seeds in the women’s singles draw at the 19th Asian Games crashed out in the semi-finals as Sivasangari Subramaniam and Sin Yuk Chan upset the seedings to reach the final, while in the men’s draw top seeds Eain Yow Ng and Saurav Ghosal clinched their places in the gold medal match with Continue Reading......

Singles and doubles semi-finalists confirmed at Hangzhou Asian Games

The mixed doubles and singles squash semi-finalists of the 19th Asian Games have been confirmed after an entertaining day at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre. In the mixed doubles, which is making its Asian Games debut, top seeded Indian duo Dipika Pallikal Karthik and Harinder Sandhu survived a scare when they fought back to beat Continue Reading......

Former champion Almezayen and Heo upset odds to reach last eight of Hangzhou Asian Games

2014 Asian Games champion Abdullah Almezayen rolled back the years in the men’s singles draw of the 19th Asian Games with a gritty performance as he overcame 5/8 seed Muhammad Asim Khan, while Republic of Korea’s Mingyeong Heo continued her nation’s fine form to beat 2018 bronze medal winner and 5/8 seed Joshna Chinappa in Continue Reading......
Dongjun Lee stretches for the ball for Republic of Korea against Malaysia in the mixed doubles event at the 19th Hangzhou Asian Games

Republic of Korea shock No.3 seeds Malaysia as mixed doubles makes Asian Games debut

Rank outsiders and No.11 seeds Republic of Korea put in a superb defensive performance against No.3 seeds Malaysia as mixed doubles squash made its Asian Games debut, while the singles competition also got underway in Hangzhou. The mixed doubles tournament, the first doubles event of any kind to be played at the Asian Games, is Continue Reading......

Asian Games Team Championship Finals: Incredible comebacks as Malaysia and India win golds

India came back from the brink to win their second men’s title and Malaysia won their third women’s title as the team squash events concluded at the 19th Asian Games. In one of the Asian Games’ greatest ever finals, top seeds India recovered from being two championship balls down as they overcame Pakistan and avenged Continue Reading......

Resurgent Pakistan reach first Asian Games final for 13 years

Pakistan’s brilliant form at the 19th Asian Games continued today as they took down No.3 seeds Hong Kong, China to reach the men’s team squash final for the first time in 13 years, where they will face rivals India after the top seeds downed defending champions Malaysia. The women’s final, meanwhile, will be contested by Continue Reading......

Republic of Korea pip Japan as Asian Games team squash semi-finalists confirmed

Republic of Korea came from behind to beat rivals Japan 2-1 and pip them to the last remaining semi-final spot of the 19th Asian Games women’s team championship, where they join Malaysia, India and Hong Kong, China. Meanwhile, Pakistan, India, Malaysia and Hong Kong, China qualified for the semi-finals in the men’s event. The No.5 Continue Reading......

Pakistan foil favourites India to set up thrilling last day in pools stage at Hangzhou Asian Games

No.4 seeds Pakistan produced a spectacular performance to shock top seeds India and blow the race to join Malaysia and Hong Kong, China in the semi-finals wide open on the second day of the men’s team event at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou. Meanwhile, in the women’s event, the pre-tournament favourites continued to impress Continue Reading......

Kuwait come back and top seeds make strong starts as Asian Games squash begins

Pre-tournament favourites India and Hong Kong, China made strong starts in China as the first squash events of the 19th Asian Games got underway at the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre. Today marked the first day of the men’s and women’s team competitions, with 20 ties taking place and most teams playing two ties. In Pool Continue Reading......

Aifa Azman on the Asian Games team event

It’s time for Asian Games squash! The Hangzhou Asian Games team events begin tomorrow (26 September) and in our final preview interview, we speak to Malaysia’s Aifa Azman about the team event, what she’s learned from her previous Games experience, and why this Games is a special one for the Azman family. Keep up squash Continue Reading......

Saurav Ghosal targeting two gold medals at Hangzhou Asian Games

“It would be a very nice way to – maybe – finish my Asian Games experience” Squash at the Hangzhou Asian Games begins tomorrow! Indian squash legend Saurav Ghosal, a veteran of four previous Asian Games and a 2014 team gold medalist and individual silver medalist, shares his experiences of one of the biggest events Continue Reading......

Tong: “Mixed doubles is all about the mind, not the body!”

“Mixed doubles is all about the mind, not the body!” Mixed doubles squash will be making its Asian Games debut in one week’s time at Hangzhou 2022. To learn more about it, we speak to Hong Kong, China’s Tsz-Wing Tong   Follow squash at the Hangzhou Asian Games at worldsquash.org and at asiansquash.org...

Ng: I enjoy playing under pressure of Asian Games

The Asian Games officially begins today! Ahead of the beginning of the squash competition on September 26, Malaysian No.1 and men’s singles top seed Eain Yow Ng previews the Games, including the most dangerous teams, the tactics and what bringing home gold would mean. Follow squash at the Hangzhou Asian Games at worldsquash.org and at Continue Reading......
USA's Hollis Robertson (left) in action against Rowan Damming at the 2023 WSF World Junior Squash Championships.

Houston, USA to host 2024 WSF World Junior Squash Championships

The World Squash Federation (WSF) board has awarded US Squash the rights to host the 2024 WSF World Junior Squash Championships, with the event set to be held in Houston, Texas July 12-23. The 2024 edition, which will feature both men’s and women’s junior individual tournaments, will take place at the Houston Squash Club, which is also Continue Reading......

Peter Genever on coaching at the Asian Games

We’re just days away from the start of the squash competition at the Hangzhou Asian Games! To get an insight into what it’s like from the other side of the glass, we’ve been speaking to Peter Genever, who will be Team Manager for the Squash Association of Hong Kong, China as they compete in Hangzhou. Continue Reading......

Li Dongjin: Hangzhou’s Crystal Palace “best squash venue I’ve played at”

As Li Dongjin prepares to compete in her fourth Asian Games, the Chinese player has taken on the added responsibility of coaching her national team. Squash, which has appeared at every Asian Games since Bangkok in 1998, will once again be on the calendar, this time in Hangzhou, China, after the event was postponed by Continue Reading......

Satomi Watanabe: “I didn’t realise how nervous I was!”

“I didn’t realise how nervous I was!” Japan’s top squash player Satomi Watanabe chats with World Squash about targets and goals ahead of the Hangzhou Asian Games The 24-year-old will be top seed at the Asian Games, where the squash competition takes place September 26-05 October. Find out more about the seedings and draws for Continue Reading......

Amanda Sobhy: “To have a female coach who’s a role model is really important”

“No matter how close you are with a coach, they just don’t go through the same stuff as you. To have a female role model who’s a coach is really, really important.” In a Women’s Squash Week interview, US No.1 and World No.5 Amanda Sobhy explains the importance of female role models in encouraging Continue Reading......

Andrea Santamaria: The first female professional referee

In July this year, England’s Andrea Santamaria squash’s first ever female professional referee when she and Welshman Roy Gingell were appointed the first professional referees in the game by World Squash Officiating. Santamaria, who began her refereeing journey in 2013 and combines officiating at the top level with working with Member Nations to support the Continue Reading......

2023 Women’s Squash Week begins

Today marks the first day of Women’s Squash Week 2023 Women’s Squash Week (18-24th September) is an international campaign that aims to celebrate and raise the profile of women and girls in squash.   All week, organisations, federations, clubs and individuals from around the world will be working to raise awareness of how squash can Continue Reading......

Seedings, draws and pools announced for 19th Asian Games

The seedings, draws and pools for squash at the 19th Asian Games have been announced. Squash, which has appeared at every Asian Games since Bangkok 1998, is once again on the calendar in the event’s 19th edition, with the brand-new addition of mixed doubles set to provide even more action for fans to enjoy. The Continue Reading......

Squash Media & Marketing to run Squash Player Magazine

Squash Media & Marketing (SMM) has signed a licensing agreement with McKenzie Publishing Ltd – proprietor of Squash Player magazine – which will see SMM take over the running of the global publication. Launched in 1971, Squash Player – the magazine endorsed by the World Squash Federation – has established itself as squash’s leading print publication. Squash Continue Reading......

START Foundation: providing free squash education to India’s rural Kalote Mokashi community

Since 2017, former Indian No.1 and World No.38 Ritwik Bhattacharya’s Sports Temple and Rural Training Foundation (START) has been providing free squash coaching to the rural Kalote Mokashi community. Though the programme has already had considerable success since launch, with START credited with helping the local community with squash and English education and compete nationally, there Continue Reading......

One year to go until FISU World University Squash Championships, Johannesburg

Today marks one year until the 2024 FISU World University Squash Championships. The upcoming event – which comprises of men’s and women’s individual championships and a mixed team championship – will take place in Johannesburg, South Africa, 2-8 September 2024. The championships, staged biennially by the International University Sports Federation (FISU), are open to university students aged 18-25 Continue Reading......

Over eight million squash fans engaged with 2023 WSF World Junior Squash Championships

Last month’s WSF World Junior Squash Championships were the best performing on social media in event history, with over eight million people interacting with the championships via social media and on worldsquash.tv. The championships – which are held every year and see the best young talents from around the globe battle it out for the Continue Reading......

Gilis and Crouin crowned European Champions

Belgium’s Nele Gilis and France’s Victor Crouin have been crowned European Champions after victories in the finals of the 2023 ESF European Individual Closed Championship against Enora Villard and Auguste Dussourd in Wroclaw, Poland. In front of a packed crowd at Europe’s biggest squash club, Hasta La Vista, top seed Gilis was at her brutal Continue Reading......

Women in Coaching Fund to support coaches in Malaysia

The PSA Foundation’s Women In Coaching Fund has announced an exciting move into the next phase of the programme, with the next coaching courses taking place in Malaysia  The fund launched earlier this year in the US as a legacy of the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions Women’s Leadership Program, with the aim of encouraging more Continue Reading......

Dussourd downs defending champ Mueller to reach ESF European Individual Closed Championship final

Auguste Dussourd upset defending champion and No.2 seed Nicolas Mueller of Switzerland as he led a French charge on semi-finals day of the ESF European Individual Closed Championship in Wroclaw, Poland. The 3/4 seed took a valuable 1-0 lead after edging a tight opening game 12-10 against ‘the Swiss Rocket’. Mueller fired back with a Continue Reading......

Squash Zimbabwe signs MOU with Bulawayo as part of Sports Economy Initiative

Squash in Zimbabwe is set to grow following the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Squash Rackets Association of Zimbabwe (SRAZ) and the City of Bulawayo. The MOU, signed as part of the City of Bulawayo Sports Economy Launch and in conjunction with the Zimbabwe Open Squash Championship which was hosted by Continue Reading......

Nicol David completes World Squash Coaching Level 2 course

From world class player to world class coach? Last month, Malaysian squash legend Nicol David passed her World Squash Coaching (WSC) Level 2 exams, following the completion of the course in Kuala Lumpur in June. We spoke to the eight-time world champion about the course and how it will help her continue her mission to Continue Reading......

Pan American and Asian Junior Championships conclude

The 30th Asian Junior Individual Championships and the 19th Pan American Individual, Doubles and Team Championships concluded this weekend in Dalian, China and Buenos Aires, Argentina, respectively. In Argentina, where play was streamed for free on worldsquash.tv, the Colombia was the most successful nation as they picked up three gold medals with wins in the Continue Reading......

WSF update on Egyptian Squash Federation request

Following the World Squash Federation (WSF) statement dated 28 July on the clarification request from the Egyptian Squash Federation, the following update is provided: After the Egyptian Squash Federation request, the WSF began extensive consultation with experts, including the WSF Medical Commission and the International Olympic Committee. This consultation found no evidence that the age Continue Reading......

2023 Canadian Junior Open presented by Forthlane Partners: Information and Registration Now Available

The following was first published at sqaush.ca Squash Canada is pleased to announce The Club at White Oaks as the host of the 2023 Canadian Junior Open presented by Forthlane Partners, which will be held December 9 – 12, 2023, in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. The Canadian Junior Open is the most prestigious international junior squash tournament Continue Reading......

Marwan ElShorbagy to represent England

England Squash has announced that Marwan ElShorbagy will play under the English flag with immediate effect. World No.6 ElShorbagy, who today celebrates his 30th birthday, had previously represented Egypt, including at the 2017 WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship, where he helped Egypt win the title. The move comes 13 months after ElShorbagy’s older brother, Continue Reading......

Egypt win tenth WSF Women’s World Junior Team Championship title

Egypt have won their tenth WSF Women’s World Junior Team Championship title and their eighth in succession after a 2-0 win against No.2 seeds Malaysia at Melbourne Sports Centres. Malaysia came into today’s tie with revenge on their minds, having lost to Egypt in the final of the last two editions of the tournament, with Continue Reading......

WSF World Junior Team Championship final: Preview and how to watch live

It’s time for the final in the WSF Women’s World Junior Team Championship, as Egypt and Malaysia renew their growing rivalry. Today’s final will be played at 14:00 (GMT+10) inside Melbourne Sports Centres, with all the action streamed for free on www.worldsquash.tv and the Olympic Channel, alongside SQUASHTV’s coverage. Playing order today is: 2-1-3 and Continue Reading......

Malaysia and Egypt to contest 2023 WSF Women’s World Junior Team Championship final

Malaysia and Egypt will meet in the final of the WSF Women’s World Team Championship for the third time in succession after beating USA and England, respectively, in Melbourne, Australia. Despite the 2-0 scoreline for No.2 seeds Malaysia, their tie against No.3 seeds USA was anything but straightforward. With string order 3-1-2 today, it was Continue Reading......

WSF Women’s World Junior Team Championship semi-finals: Preview and watch live

We’re down to the final four! It’s semi-finals day in the 2023 WSF Women’s World Junior Team Championship as Egypt, England, Malaysia and USA go head to head for a place in tomorrow’s final. Ties will be played at 14:00 (GMT+10) and 17:00 inside Melbourne Sports Centres and all the action will be streamed for Continue Reading......

WSF statement on Egyptian Squash Federation request

The World Squash Federation (WSF) confirms that yesterday evening a request was submitted by the Egyptian Squash Federation to confirm the age of WSF World Junior Squash champion Hamza Khan of Pakistan. Prior to all WSF sanctioned junior events, players must submit their passport and Squash Personal Identification Number (SPIN) to prove identity, nationality and Continue Reading......

England upset Hong Kong, China to join Egypt, Malaysia, and USA in semi-final of WSF Women’s World Junior Team Championship

No.5 seeds England put in a spirited performance as they beat No.4 seeds Hong Kong, China to progress through to the semi-finals of the 2023 WSF Women’s World Junior Team Championship, where they will be joined by Egypt, Malaysia and USA. With teams playing a 1-3-2 string order today, it was up to Pontefract’s Asia Continue Reading......

WSF Women’s World Junior Team Championship quarter-finals: Preview and watch live

It’s quarter-finals day at the WSF Women’s World Junior Team Championship, as the top two teams from each of the four pools compete for a place in the semi-finals. Ties will be played at 14:00 (GMT+10) and 17:00 inside Melbourne Sports Centres and all the action will be streamed live on www.worldsquash.tv, with the Olympic Continue Reading......

Hosts Australia come back to down rivals New Zealand and reach quarter-finals in WSF Women’s World Junior Team Championship

Hosts Australia produced an entertaining comeback to defeat rivals New Zealand and progress through to the quarter-finals of the WSF Women’s World Junior Team Championship for just the second time since 2005. The No.8 seeds went into today’s tie with the No.9 seeds with both teams needing a win to progress after each lost to Continue Reading......

WSF Women’s World Junior Team Championship day three: Preview and watch live

The pools stage of the WSF Women’s World Junior Team Championship concludes today, as teams scramble to finish in the top two of their pool and progress to the knockout stage. Ties will be played at 14:00 (GMT+10) and 17:00 inside Melbourne Sports Centres and all the action will be streamed live on worldsquash.tv, with Continue Reading......

USA and Hong Kong, China fight back on day two of 2023 WSF Women’s World Junior Team Championship

USA and Hong Kong, China mounted entertaining comebacks on day two of the pools stage at the 2023 WSF Women’s World Junior Team Championship. With teams playing a 1-3-2 string order, it was up to each team’s top player to set the tone. On the first match on the glass court, No.3 seeds USA looked Continue Reading......

WSF Women’s World Junior Team Championship day two: Preview and watch live

The pools stage of the WSF Women’s World Junior Team Championship resumes today, with six more ties to look forward to at Melbourne Sports Centres. Play begins at 14:00 (GMT+10) and all the action will be streamed live on worldsquash.tv, with the Olympic Channel also showing the matches on the glass court, . Following a Continue Reading......

Seeds dominate opening day of 2023 WSF Women’s World Junior Team Championship

The higher seeded teams made a comfortable start to the 2023 WSF Women’s World Junior Team Championship, with the crowd in Melbourne Sports Centres witnessing a slew of dominant results on day one of the pools stage. With a number of seeding mismatches scheduled today, the action on all three courts in Melbourne was largely Continue Reading......

WSF Women’s World Junior Team Championship day one: Preview and watch live

After the drama of the individual championship finals yesterday, it’s time for the women’s team event of the WSF World Junior Squash Championships to begin! Action will be streamed live on worldsquash.tv and there are six ties to look forward to today at Melbourne Sports Centres. Play begins at 14:00 local time (GMT+10) with No.4 seeds Continue Reading......

Pakistan’s Khan and Egypt’s Orfi win 2023 WSF World Junior Squash Championships

Hamza Khan fought back to become Pakistan’s first WSF World Junior Squash champion since Jansher Khan in 1986 and Egyptian 16-year-old Amina Orfi defended her 2022 title on a thrilling finals day at the 2023 WSF World Junior Squash Championships. In an incredible men’s final at Melbourne Sports Centres, 15-year-old Mohamed Zakaria – who would Continue Reading......

WSF World Junior Squash Championships Finals: Preview and Watch Live

It’s finals day of the individual championship at the 2023 WSF World Junior Squash Championships in Melbourne as the four players remaining compete for the title of junior world champion. Play begins at 14:00 (Melbourne, GMT+10), with all the action from the Melbourne Sports Centres being streamed live and free on worldsquash.tv and the Olympic Channel, with SQUASHTV also Continue Reading......

History made as WSF World Junior Championship finalists confirmed

History was made at the WSF World Junior Squash Championships as Malaysia’s Aira Azman, Egypt’s Amina Orfi, Pakistan’s Hamza Khan and Egypt’s Mohamed Zakaria reached the final in Melbourne. In the opening match of the day at the Melbourne Sports Centres, seed Aira Azman became the first Malaysian woman to reach the final since Continue Reading......

WSF World Junior Squash Championships Semi-Finals: Preview and Watch Live

The last four men and women standing will battle it out for a place in the WSF World Junior Squash Championships finals today as the individual competition approaches the conclusion at Melbourne Sports Centres. There are four mouthwatering contests to look forward to today, with all the action from the glass court being streamed live Continue Reading......

Khalil stuns top seed Bryant to reach semi-final at WSF World Junior Squash Championships

Egyptian seed Salman Khalil provided this year’s WSF World Junior Squash Championships with another major shock as he stunned English top seed Jonah Bryant in straight games to reach the semi-final in Melbourne. The odds seemed stacked against Khalil ahead of his clash with the Englishman, with the Egyptian’s match against Bryant his first Continue Reading......

WSF World Junior Squash Championships Quarter-Finals: Preview and watch live

It’s quarter-finals day at the 2023 WSF World Junior Squash Championships as the last eight players in each draw battle it out for a spot in the semi finals at Melbourne Sports Centres. All the glass court action is being streamed live and free on worldsquash.tv and the Olympic Channel, with SQUASHTV also showing the action (subscription Continue Reading......

WSF World Junior Squash Championships: USA’s Robertson shocks defending champ Damming to reach quarter-finals

USA’s Hollis Robertson stunned defending champion Rowan Damming on the third day of the WSF World Junior Squash Championships to become the first American male to reach the quarter-finals in six years. In the final match of the day at Melbourne Sports Centres, the 18-year-old looked to be heading out of his maiden World Junior Continue Reading......

WSF World Junior Squash Championships RO16: Preview and How to Watch Live

We’re into the round of 16 at the 2023 WSF World Junior Squash Championships in Melbourne, Victoria. Play begins from 11:00 (GMT+10) inside the Melbourne Sports Centres, with nine RO16 ties taking place on the glass court and seven on Court Nine. All the action from the glass court will be streamed live and free Continue Reading......

WSF World Junior Squash Championships: Wai stuns Harris to reach last 16

On day two of the WSF World Junior Squash Championships, Wai Sze Wing provided the shock of the tournament, while the top seeds continued their progress and the last home hopes bowed out. The Hong Kong, China native looked in trouble on Court Six at the Melbourne Sports Centres when English seed Asia Harris took the Continue Reading......

WSF World Junior Squash Championships Day Two: How to Watch Live

It’s day two of the 2023 WSF World Junior Squash Championships in Melbourne, Victoria. Play begins from 11:00 (GMT+10) as round three gets underway inside the Melbourne Sports and Aquatics Centres, with glass court action and all the action from courts 6 and 9 being streamed live and free on worldsquash.tv. To keep up with Continue Reading......

Seeds through and history made as 2023 WSF World Junior Squash Championships get underway

The 2023 WSF World Junior Squash Championships got off to an entertaining start in Melbourne as the seeded players navigated tough challenges, hosts Australia saw two players progress to round three, and history was made for Lithuania. On a hectic day of action, in which 135 matches and two rounds took place across ten courts inside Continue Reading......

2023 WSF World Junior Championships day one: Preview and watch live

The WSF World Junior Squash Championships are back! It’s day one of the 2023 WSF World Junior Squash Championships in Melbourne, Victoria. Play begins from 11:00 (GMT+10) and there are a whopping 135 matches to look forward to today across 10 courts inside the Melbourne Sports and Aquatics Centres, with 41 of them being streamed Continue Reading......

Everything you need to know about the 2023 WSF World Junior Squash Championships

The WSF World Junior Squash Championships are back, with Melbourne, Australia set to host 12 days of thrilling action between 18-29 July. Read on for all the key information about the championship, including streaming, squads and schedule. The World Juniors at a glance The World Junior Squash Championships are the premier junior event on the Continue Reading......

Aira Azman: “Win or lose, there’s always the team behind you”

Aira Azman was destined to play squash. As the younger sister of professional players Aika and Aifa and growing up as the legendary Nicol David was at the peak of her powers, Azman knew from an early age that squash was what she wanted to do. Despite the shadow cast by her sisters, with Aifa Continue Reading......
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Lee Drew Appointed Head of World Squash Officiating

Professional Squash Association (PSA) Refereeing Director Lee Drew has been appointed as the Head of World Squash Officiating (WSO), an organisation dedicated to the regulation and development of squash officiating worldwide WSO – established in a partnership between the World Squash Federation (WSF) and PSA in 2019 – was created to professionalise and standardise squash officiating Continue Reading......

Take the 2023 WSF World Junior Squash Championships Quiz

Think you know your squash? Put that knowledge to the test with the 2023 WSF World Junior Squash Championship Quiz! For more information on the WSF World Junior Individual and Women’s Team Championships, visit the tournament website or follow the WSF on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram...

WORLDSQUASH.TV to stream WSF World Junior Squash Championships

The WSF World Junior Squash Championships return next week, as the world’s top junior talents battle it out for the title of Junior World Champion. Action is taking place at the Melbourne Sports Centres between 18-29 July and features the men’s and women’s individual championships as well as the women’s team championship. The main glass Continue Reading......

Defending World Junior Champion Damming: “Last year, I expected to lose in the first round”

Rowan Damming began August 2022 as a promising yet inconsistent talent and ended the month having captured squash’s most prestigious junior title. In the buildup to the 2022 WSF World Junior Championships, the 17-year-old was recognised as a player possessing potential, but considered unlikely to mount a serious threat to pre-tournament favourites such as top Continue Reading......

Bryant and Orfi favourites as draws and seedings announced for WSF World Junior Squash Championships

The draws and seedings for the individual events at the 2023 WSF World Junior Squash Championships have been confirmed, following ratification by the championship seeding panel. This year’s World Junior Championship, which will be played in Melbourne Sports Centres (MSAC) between 18-29 July, will feature 245 entries across the men’s individual championship, the women’s individual Continue Reading......

India win “Exciting Hangzhou” KINME Cup

India have been crowned champions of the “Exciting Hangzhou” KINME Cup Asian Squash Mixed Doubles Tournament after a 2-0 victory over Malaysia. Dipika Pallikal Karthik and Harinder Sandhu were in excellent form as they overpowered Rachel Arnold and Ivan Yuen inside the Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre, which has been nicknamed the Crystal Palace for its Continue Reading......

Squash New Zealand changes name to Squash New Zealand Poipātū Aotearoa 

Squash New Zealand has rebranded and changed its name as it progresses on a bicultural journey of inclusivity. The sporting organisation has incorporated te reo Māori into its title and will now be known as Squash New Zealand Poipātū Aotearoa. Poipātū is the Māori translation of squash. Squash New Zealand Poipātū Aotearoa Chief Executive Martin Dowson Continue Reading......

WSF mourns Rodolfo Vega

The World Squash Federation (WSF) pays its respects to Mexico’s Rodolfo Vega, who passed away on Friday at the age of 28. Vega began his professional career 2017 and had competed in a number of international tournaments, including in Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, and his native Mexico. This year, Vega won two Continue Reading......

Asian Games: test event semi finals and final to be streamed free on worldsquash.tv

Fans of squash and the Asian Games will be given an exciting preview of the 19th Asian Games tomorrow (29 June) when the World Squash Federation’s worldsquash.tv streaming platform shows the semi finals of the “Exciting Hangzhou” KINME Cup Asian Squash Mixed Doubles Tournament – a test event for the upcoming Hangzhou Asian Games. Squash, Continue Reading......

Tickets go on sale for 2023 WSF World Junior Championships

Tickets are now on sale for the 2023 WSF World Junior Championships. The tournament, which is being played at Melbourne Sports Centres, runs from 18-29 July with men’s and women’s individual draws taking place in the first week 18-23 July, followed by the women’s teams event on 24-29 July. Entry is free until the semi finals. Continue Reading......

24 nations to descend on Tauranga for 2023 WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship

A huge twenty-four teams have been confirmed for this December’s World Squash Federation (WSF) Men’s World Team Championship in Tauranga. The biennial tournament, which sees four-man squads from national federations battle it out for the title of World Squash Champions, will be played in New Zealand’s Mercury Baypark Arena, and the Devoy Squash & Fitness Continue Reading......

Egypt come from behind to win Squash World Cup

Egypt have been crowned the SDAT WSF Squash World Cup Champions after coming from behind to beat Malaysia in front of a capacity crowd in Chennai’s Express Avenue Mall. The SDAT WSF Squash World Cup, which had not been played since 2011, was brought back this year with a number of exciting changes, including gender-balanced Continue Reading......

Squash World Cup Final: Preview and how to watch live

After an exhilarating week of squash in Chennai, just two teams remain as Egypt and Malaysia battle to become the first Squash World Cup Champions for 12 years. The SDAT WSF Squash World Cup, sponsored by the Tamil Nadu Government and supported by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sport in India, has provided no Continue Reading......

Squash World Cup Playoffs: Australia and South Africa win playoff ties

It’s the last day of the SDAT WSF Squash World Cup in Chennai, India. While the final is set to begin at 14:00 (local, GMT+5:30) inside Express Avenue Mall, there’s plenty of squash to come first, with the 5-6 place playoff and the 7-8 place playoff taking place at the Indian Squash Academy. While live Continue Reading......

Squash World Cup: Malaysia stun India and Egypt beat Japan to reach final

No.4 seeds Malaysia and top seeds Egypt will contest the first Squash World Cup final in 12 years after Malaysia stunned hosts India and Egypt coasted past Japan at Chennai’s Express Avenue Mall. Tonight’s clashes in the SDAT WSF Squash World Cup, which has returned after its hiatus with gender balanced teams and an exciting new scoring Continue Reading......

Breaking: Malaysia and Egypt reach Squash World Cup final

It’s semi finals day at the 2023 SDAT WSF Squash World Cup! The first semi final of the relaunched event – which is back after a 12-year-hiatus and features exciting new changes including gender-balanced teams of two men and two women, playing games to seven points, and sudden death game balls at 6-6 – takes Continue Reading......

Squash World Cup 5-8 Playoffs Roundup: Colombia shock South Africa, Australia beat Hong Kong, China

No.8 seeds Colombia will play No.5 seeds Australia in the 5-6 SDAT WSF Squash World Cup playoff after they squeezed past No.7 seeds South Africa on games won after a 2-2 draw, while Australia eased past No.6 seeds Hong Kong, China on day four of the relaunched Squash World Cup. The event – which has Continue Reading......

Squash World Cup: Semi Finals and Playoffs preview

It’s semi finals day and playoffs day at the SDAT WSF Squash World Cup at Express Avenue Mall, Chennai. Play begins at 10:30 (GMT+5:30) with the 5-8 playoffs, with the semi finals starting at 15:30 Every semi final tie will be shown live and free worldwide on WORLDSQUASH.TV and on the Olympic Channel, while viewers in India Continue Reading......

Chinappa and Ghosal launch India fightback as Squash World Cup semi finals confirmed

Joshna Chinappa and Saurav Ghosal launched a thrilling fightback for SDAT WSF Squash World Cup hosts India as they set up a semi final with Malaysia after a 3-1 win over Japan, who will now face top seeds Egypt in the other semi final. On the final day of the Squash World Cup Pool Stage, Continue Reading......

Squash World Cup 2023: Day three as it happens

The Pools Stage of the Squash World Cup – which is back after a 12-year absence – concludes today at Express Avenue Mall, Chennai. We’ll be bringing reports and reactions from the SDAT WSF Squash World Cup as they happen right here, and you can watch live and free worldwide on WORLDSQUASH.TV and on the Olympic Channel, while Continue Reading......

Squash World Cup Day Three: Preview on final day of Pools Stage

The Pools Stage of the relaunched Squash World Cup concludes today, with top spot in both pools up for grabs. Every tie will be shown live and free worldwide on WORLDSQUASH.TV and on the Olympic Channel, while viewers in India can watch on JioCinema. Read on to find out more about the day’s ties or click here for the full guide Continue Reading......

Four teams to battle for top spots on final day of Squash World Cup Pool Stage

Egypt, Malaysia, India and Japan will battle it out to decide who finishes top of each pool on the final day of the SDAT WSF Squash World Cup Pool Stage tomorrow after all four continued their winning streaks at Chennai’s Express Avenue Mall. With only the top two sides from the two pools progressing, no Continue Reading......

Squash World Cup 2023: Day two as it happens

It’s day two of the Squash World Cup, which is back after a 12-year absence! We’ll be bringing reports and reactions from the SDAT WSF Squash World Cup as they happen right here, and you can watch live and free worldwide on WORLDSQUASH.TV and on the Olympic Channel, while viewers in India can watch on JioCinema. Japan continue to Continue Reading......

Squash World Cup Day Two: Preview

The relaunched Squash World Cup resumes today, with four more exciting ties to look forward to. Every tie will be shown live and free worldwide on WORLDSQUASH.TV and on the Olympic Channel, while viewers in India can watch on JioCinema. Read on to find out more about the day’s ties or click here for the full guide to the 2023 SDAT Continue Reading......

Hosts India enjoy dream start as World Cup returns after 12-year wait

Hosts India and top seeds Egypt enjoyed perfect starts as the Squash World Cup returned after a 12-year absence, while there were 3-1 wins for Japan and Malaysia. The SDAT WSF Squash World Cup, which was last played in 2011, has returned with a number of rule changes, including gender balanced teams of two men Continue Reading......

Squash World Cup 2023: Day one as it happens

After a 12-year absence, the Squash World Cup is back. We’ll be bringing reports and reactions from the SDAT WSF Squash World Cup as they happen right here, and you can watch live and free worldwide on WORLDSQUASH.TV and on the Olympic Channel, while viewers in India can watch on JioCinema. Japan prove World Cup credentials with entertaining Continue Reading......

Squash World Cup Day One: Preview

The Squash World Cup is back! After 12 years away, the flagship international mixed team event gets underway today at Express Avenue, Chennai. Every tie will be shown live and free worldwide on WORLDSQUASH.TV and on the Olympic Channel, while viewers in India can watch on JioCinema. Read on to find out more about the day’s ties or click Continue Reading......

Everything you need to know about the Squash World Cup

Tomorrow, Chennai’s Express Avenue Mall hosts the long-awaited SDAT WSF Squash World Cup, the relaunched international mixed team event. Between 13-17 June, eight teams and 32 player will battle it out for the title of World Cup Champions. Read on for everything you need to know about the event, including teams, streaming information, schedule and Continue Reading......

Pan American Senior Championship: Golds for Canada’s Naughton and Peru’s Elias

Hollie Naughton secured Canada’s first Pan American individual title for 17 years while Peru’s Diego Elias won his third individual title at the conclusion of the 2023 Pan American Senior Championships yesterday in Cartagena, Colombia. No.2 seed Naughton, 28, delivered Canada’s first individual title since Jonathon Power beat Eric Galves in Medellin in 2006  with Continue Reading......

Malaysia’s Ng and Hong Kong, China’s Chan win 2023 Asian Individual Championship

Eain Yow Ng of Malaysia and Sin Yuk Chan of Hong Kong, China, have been crowned winners of the 2023 Asian Individual Championship at the Hong Kong Squash Centre after wins over India’s Velavan Senthilkumar and Malaysia’s Sivasangari Subramaniam, respectively. In the women’s final, Chan ensured there would be cause for home celebration after playing Continue Reading......

Joshna Chinappa: “My biggest dream was to play for India”

For India’s Joshna Chinappa, representing her country has been a goal ever since she was 11 years old. As a child, the Chennai native was motivated to pursue her squash career by a desire to compete for India. “From the time I was really young, I decided that squash was going to be my career. Continue Reading......

Schedule and pools announced for Squash World Cup

The pools and schedule have been announced for next week’s SDAT WSF Squash World Cup, which is taking place at Express Avenue Mall in Chennai, 13-17 June. The eight teams will be divided into two pools of four. Pool A will be contested by defending champions Egypt, Australia, Colombia and Malaysia, while hosts India are Continue Reading......

Players announced for 2023 WSF World Junior Squash Championship

The players who will be competing in the individual and team events at the 2023 WSF World Junior Championship have been confirmed. This year’s World Junior Championship, which will be played in Melbourne Sports Centres (MSAC) between 18-29 July, will feature 245 entries across the men’s individual championship, the women’s individual championship and the women’s Continue Reading......

A Q&A with Squash World Cup Technical Delegate Robert Arrffan

Next week’s SDAT WSF Squash World Cup will bring together players, coaches and staff from all over the world. Robert Arrffan has been involved in the sport since beginning his career as a club player in 1984 and will be representing Singapore as the World Cup’s technical delegate, responsible for overseeing the competition, which is Continue Reading......

Aboelkheir on following in footsteps of “legends” at next week’s Squash World Cup

“They are legends… putting my name next to his is something I’ve been looking forward to my whole life.” For rising Egyptian star Fayrouz Aboelkheir, the upcoming SDAT WSF Squash World Cup – 13-17 June – represents the opportunity to fulfil a major career goal as she follows in the footsteps of some of her Continue Reading......

Pan American Senior Championships and Asian Individual Championships underway

Two major events are underway on opposite sides of the globe this week, with the Pan American Senior Championships taking place in Cartagena, Colombia and the Asian Individual Championships in Hong Kong, China. The Pan American Senior Championships, which are being played between 4-10 June, includes men’s and women’s individual championships, as well as men’s, Continue Reading......

WSF President Wooldridge speaks on UK Sport’s International Leadership Mentoring Programme launch

World Squash Federation (WSF) President Zena Wooldridge, OBE, has written an article for UK Sport following the launch of the International Leadership Mentoring Programme. The International Leadership Mentoring Programme brings together ten experienced international sports leaders with ten future leaders who will receive mentoring support as part of the programme over the next nine months. Continue Reading......

Teams announced for 2023 WSF World Junior Squash Championships

Young squash stars from 33 national federations will descend on Melbourne, Australia, for next month’s WSF World Junior Championships, following the confirmation of squads. Between 18-29 July, athletes from all over the world will compete in the WSF World Junior Championships, which will take place at Melbourne Sports Centres (MSAC) and include junior men’s and Continue Reading......

WORLDSQUASH.TV to stream Hong Kong Masters

The 2023 Hong Kong Masters will be streamed live and free on WORLDSQUASH.TV, the World Squash Federation’s online squash streaming platform. The Hong Kong Masters, which will take place at the Hong Kong Football Club between 1-4 June, is an individual tournament open to men and women aged 35 and above, with draws by age Continue Reading......

Squads announced for Squash World Cup

The squads for the 2023 SDAT WSF Squash World Cup have been announced. Between 13-17 June, 32 players from eight nations will descend on Chennai’s Express Avenue Mall for the relaunched event, which is being sponsored by the Tamil Nadu Government and supported by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sport in India. The Squash World Continue Reading......

Squash SM&E Holdings Commits to Major Investment in Professional Squash

The Sports, Media and Entertainment Group led by businessman and philanthropist Mark Walter has acquired a stake in Squash Media & Marketing (SMM), a commercial entity created and managed by the Professional Squash Association (PSA), as part of a major investment in the sport. The investment will be used to optimize the structure of the Continue Reading......

Watch – Saurav Ghosal: Squash World Cup “pressure is a privilege”

There are just days to go until the 2023 Squash World Cup! In an interview with World Squash media, Indian No.1 and 2022 Commonwealth bronze medalist Saurav Ghosal talks about what it means to India to be hosting the World Cup, the growth of Chennai as a squash city, and why the pressure of competing Continue Reading......

Hesham El Attar on ghosting for speed and endurance

This article, in which Hesham El Attar explores how to develop speed endurance and confidence in your fitness through solo work, was published courtesy of Squash Player magazine, the associate magazine of the World Squash Federation. Click here to subscribe to Squash Player magazine. In our last article on ghosting we discussed the heavy and Continue Reading......

Milou van der Heijden on the World Squash Coaching Fast-Track Course

From top player to top coach! What a time Milou van der Heijden has had since retiring from the professional tour. In an interview World Squash Federation media, the Netherlands’ Milou van der Heijden discusses transitioning from life as a professional player to a coach, the World Squash Coaching Fast-Track Course, her role in the Continue Reading......

“Into the tunnel” – Della Lee’s top coaching tips

In the latest instalment of the ‘Get to Know’ series, former World No.1 and Chair of the Coaching Commission Sarah Fitz-Gerald speaks to Singapore’s WSC Level 3 Coach and Level 2 Tutor Della Lee. After a playing career that included an Asian Games bronze medal as well as gold, silver and bronze medals in the Continue Reading......

Aifa Azman: “Hijab is not something that can stop you playing sport”

As a 14-year-old preparing for the U15 British Junior Open, Aifa Azman made a promise. Win it, and she would commit to wearing hijab as a professional athlete. After beating USA’s Marina Stefanoni 3-1 in the final in Sheffield, Azman was determined to keep her word, despite concerns that it could affect her movement. While Continue Reading......

Squash Australia launches LGBTQ Inclusion Policy

Squash Australia has announced the launch of its LGBTQ+ policy, marking the occasion on the same day as International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. The below report was first published on squashaus.com.au As a Pride in Sport member, Squash Australia is committed to creating welcoming, inclusive environments and supporting LGBTQ+ athletes, coaches and officials. Continue Reading......

Former IOC VP Pound inducted into Canadian Squash Hall of Fame alongside Gillen, Crombie and Butt

Sabir Butt, Jamie Crombie, Lolly Gillen and Dick Pound have been inducted into the Canadian Squash Hall of Fame at a ceremony held during the semi finals of the Canadian National Squash Championships. At a ceremony on the Jonathon Power show court at the historic Montreal Forum, former IOC Vice President Pound, Federacion Panamericana de Continue Reading......

What is the Squash World Cup?

Soon, the Squash World Cup makes its long-awaited return as the mixed team competition heads to the Chennai, capital of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. There, eight teams will battle it out for the title of World Cup Champions. But what is the SDAT WSF Squash World Cup? The Squash World Cup at a Continue Reading......

Egypt’s El Sherbini and Farag retain PSA World Championship titles

Egyptian duo Nour El Sherbini and Ali Farag have retained their titles at the PSA World Championships following wins over compatriots Nouran Gohar and Karim Abdel Gawad, respectively, at Chicago’s spectacular Union Station. El Sherbini, 27, got the better of Gohar 3-0: 11-6, 11-4, 12-10 in 38 minutes to secure a fifth World Championship title Continue Reading......

World Junior Championships: Hosts Australia name squad

2023 WSF World Junior Championship hosts Australia have unveiled the 12 athletes who will represent the green and gold this July in Melbourne. The team features five players who return from the 2022 tournament in France, with seven newcomers set to feature in the event at Melbourne Sport Centres – MSAC from 18-29 July. The Continue Reading......

WSF renews partnership with Dunlop

The World Squash Federation (WSF) is delighted to announce the renewal of its relationship with Dunlop. The three-year deal will see Dunlop continue to be the official ball of all WSF Championships, as well as the official ball of all Continental Federation Championships, including at the junior, senior and masters levels. The new agreement will Continue Reading......

Squash confirmed for The World Games 2025 in Chengdu

Squash will be present at The World Games in 2025, Chengdu, following the confirmation of sports at The World Games AGM in Madrid this week. The World Games is an international multi-sport competition comprising sports that are not contested in the Olympic Games and will be held in Chengdu, the capital of China’s Sichuan province, Continue Reading......

Watch the ESF European Team Championships live on WORLDSQUASH.TV

The ESF European Team Division 1 & 2 Squash Championships will be held 26.-29.4.2023 in Helsinki, with glass and second court action from Pitäjänmäki streamed live and free on WORLDSQUASH.TV. The show court of the event, meanwhile, is in Pasila on the Cultural Square of the Mall of Tripla and will be shown on PSA’s Continue Reading......

Nantambi Shifah becomes Uganda’s first female WSC accredited coach thanks to online course

Uganda’s Nantambi Shifah has become Uganda’s first ever WSC accredited squash coach after completing the online WSC Foundation Course from her home in Kampala. The 25-year-old is one of a growing number of squash enthusiasts who have been able to start their coaching careers thanks to the global accessibility of WSC online coaching. Shifah, who Continue Reading......

Latest issue of Squash Player Magazine out now

The second instalment of Squash Player, the magazine endorsed by the World Squash Federation, of 2023 is out now! Mostafa Asal, who moved to World No.1 before a PSA ban saw him miss out on the Optasia Championships and the British Open and slip to World No.3, adorns the front cover and is the featured interview. Continue Reading......

Check out some of the best books about squash for UNESCO World Book Day

It’s UNESCO World Book Day today (23 April) and to celebrate, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite books about squash! Barrington Jonah: The Book of Jonah  Newly republished, The Book of Jonah, Barrington’s first autobiography, details the legendary Barrington’s thoughts on his rise to the pinnacle of the game. Barrington Jonah: Murder Continue Reading......

Kemp appointed National Performance Coach for Squash New Zealand

Squash New Zealand has announced that Jonathan Kemp has been appointed National Performance Coach. Kemp, a former professional squash player and highly respected coach, brings a wealth of experience to the role and is set to play a crucial role in developing the next generation of elite squash players in New Zealand. Originally from the Continue Reading......

How a Birmingham school with no squash exposure grew to love the sport

This article is adapted from one that first appeared on England Squash. There’s something of a squash revolution taking place in Birmingham. After the success of squash at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, squash has gone from strength to strength in and around the city. While the most eye-catching example of this may have been Continue Reading......

Peru’s Diego Elias becomes first South American to reach World No.1

For the first time in squash history, a South American player has reached World No.1. Peru’s Diego Elias was today officially announced as the new World No.1 in the PSA World Rankings (week commencing 17 April 2023). Elias, 26, is known as ‘the Peruvian Puma’ for his incredible reflexes and retrievals and has reached the Continue Reading......

Bangladesh expands Squash and Education Scholarship for girls

The Bangladesh Squash Rackets Federation (BSRF) has today announced the expansion of the Squash and Education Scholarship. The Squash and Education Scholarship, which was introduced last year alongside the BSRF’s flagship Classroom Squash programme, provides funding to underprivileged girls for sporting goods, food and education assistance. Following the success of the pilot scheme, a further Continue Reading......

Teams announced for Chennai Squash World Cup

Nine teams from five continents will contest the relaunched Squash World Cup in June following the final confirmation of places. From Asia, hosts India will be joined by Japan, Malaysia and Hong Kong, China, with Africa represented by Egypt and South Africa, Europe by England, Oceania by Australia and South America by Colombia. The Chennai Continue Reading......

Squash celebrates International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

Today, 6 April, the global squash community celebrates International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. International Day of Sport for Development and Peace is an official UN recognised day which encourages the world to consider and utilise the impact and influence of sport on sustainable development and peace. One way in which squash plays Continue Reading......

US Squash to host women-only coaching courses in May and June

This story first appeared on ussquash.org US Squash has announced its first series of women-only coaching courses to be held in May and June at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center in Philadelphia. Led by Linda Elriani, US Squash’s Senior Director of Professional Development and Coaching, the courses were designed for women only in an Continue Reading......

SquashAUS.TV to be powered by WORLDSQUASH.TV

Squash Australia’s broadcast of national events is set to gain an even bigger audience, joining the network of global events being broadcast through WORLDSQUASH.TV. Squash Australia’s broadcast through SquashAUS.TV will now be powered by the World Squash Federation’s (WSF) video platform. The first event to be broadcast will be the Australian Junior Open, commencing on Continue Reading......

Tinne Gilis named The World Games Athlete of the Month

Belgium’s Tinne Gilis has been named ‘Athlete of the Month’ by The World Games. The 25-year-old – who won the women’s singles gold in her event debut at The World Games 2022 in Birmingham – has been enjoying a strong season following her success in Alabama, winning the European Individual Championship and the Squash On Continue Reading......

Squash confirmed for 2024 Pan-American Masters Games

The Pan-American Masters Games announced it will offer squash as one of twenty-six sports at the Cleveland 2024 Games, July 12-21, with the release of its official sports program last week. Hosted by Greater Cleveland Sports Commission, this Olympic-like sports festival for masters athletes, those competing over 30 years old, is expected to be the largest Continue Reading......

“Addictive”, “thrilling” and “fast paced” – Wheelchair Squash a hit in Canada

The inclusivity of squash has been on full display at this week’s Canadian Women’s Open, with a number of inclusivity programme participants taking part in on court activities throughout the week. One such group were wheelchair squash players, who had the chance to play on the stunning glass court in Toronto’s Brookfield Place that has Continue Reading......

WORLDSQUASH.TV to stream multiple European events

Squash fans in Europe and beyond will be able to stream more content than ever before on the World Squash Federation’s free streaming platform, WORLDSQUASH.TV, after agreements were reached with a number of upcoming major European tournaments. Following discussions between the WSF, the European Squash Federation and tournament organisers, WORLDSQUASH.TV will provide a free Continue Reading......

WSF Mourns Dr Cecil Cyrus

The World Squash Federation (WSF) would like to extend its best wishes to the family of Dr Cecil Cyrus who sadly passed away on Friday morning at the age of 94. Dr Cyrus was the founding father of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Squash Association as well as junior squash in the Caribbean. He Continue Reading......

Sandra Wu, from “naughty kid” to being “inspired to change lives through squash”

In the latest instalment of the ‘Get to Know’ series, former World No.1 and Chair of the Coaching Commission Sarah Fitz-Gerald speaks to former Malaysian No.1, WSF Level 3 Coach and a Level 2 Coaching Tutor Sandra Wu. Thanks for chatting with me today, Sandra, could you start off by telling me a bit about Continue Reading......

Rodney Martin on coaching: “Everyone has little idiosyncrasies. Do not change those if they don’t affect the outcome.”

This article, in which Ian McKenzie interviews World-Champion-turned-elite-coach Rodney Martin, was published courtesy of Squash Player magazine, the associate magazine of the World Squash Federation. Click here to subscribe to Squash Player magazine. It is not an easy transition from being a great player to becoming a coach. It is easy to fall into ‘do it Continue Reading......

Squash Smiles: Celebrate International Day of Happiness!

Today (20 March) sees the world celebrate International Day of Happiness! To mark the occasion, we’ve picked out some of our favourite squash smiles from the past year. Click the images below to scroll through the gallery...

Why so many Formula 1 drivers play squash

While squash fans the world over are familiar with the exploits of some of the world’s best players, less well known is how important a role squash plays in another sport. Formula 1 correspondent and presenter Lawrence Barretto, who has been watching the squash action at the Canary Wharf Classic this week, sat down with Continue Reading......

Nicol David appointed Deputy Chef de Mission for Paris 2024 Olympic Games

Squash legend Nicol David has been announced as Malaysia’s Deputy Chef De Mission for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. David, who is a former World No.1, eight-time World Champion, two-time Commonwealth Games Champion, and The World Games Greatest Athlete of All Time, will assist Chef De Mission Datuk Hamidin Amin in coordinating the preparation and Continue Reading......

Watch: Leandro Romiglio on the future of squash in South America

Argentina’s 2022 South American Games champion Leandro Romiglio sits down with the PSA Foundation to discuss the influence of Cesar Salazar and Miguel Rodriguez on his own career, training with Diego Elias, and the future of squash in South America...

Squash Celebrates International Women’s Day

Today, March 8th, the global squash community celebrates International Women’s Day. International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women and serves as a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. Below, WSF President Zena Wooldridge pens an open letter on International Women’s Day, the progress being made towards equity in Continue Reading......

England Squash and SquashLevels team up to encourage clubs to go paper-free in 2023

England Squash has teamed up with SquashLevels, the world-leading global squash ratings system and partner to the WSF in delivering the official World Squash Ratings, to encourage clubs to adopt digital box leagues and ladders and do away with non-environmentally friendly pen and paper solutions in 2023. A staple of the squash community, box leagues Continue Reading......

WSF looks to future with Virtual Reality Sport Racket:Next

The World Squash Federation (WSF) is delighted to announce a new partnership with the Virtual Sports Association and game design studio One Hamsa. The partnership, which will focus on the Virtual Reality (VR) Sport Racket:Next (also known as Racket: Nx), has been made to ensure the WSF is well placed in the rapidly evolving Esports Continue Reading......

Subscribe to the WSF Newsletter

Do you want to hear the latest news from the world of squash? If so, the WSF Newsletters are perfect for you. The WSF publishes three newsletters: The primary newsletter, containing news stories from around the world of squash The coaching newsletter, aimed at WSF accredited coaches and full of coaching stories, helpful advice and Continue Reading......

The future of Australian Squash?

After first picking up a racket aged five and nine, respectively, Australia’s Madison Lyon and Erin Classen are preparing for their final junior tournament together this summer, when Australia hosts the 2023 WSF World Junior Squash Championships. Ahead of their final World Juniors bout, which will take place in Victoria, 18-29 July, we caught up with Continue Reading......

100 days to go until 2023 Chennai Squash World Cup

In 100 days, the newly relaunched Squash World Cup will take place in Chennai, India. The Chennai Squash World Cup is an international tournament in which national team squads represented by two men and two women play ties of four matches against each other and will be played in Chennai between 13-17 June 2023. The 2023 Continue Reading......

Eain Yow Ng opens up about mental health on tour

In an open talk about player wellbeing with the PSA Foundation, Malaysian No.1 and World No.25 Eain Yow Ng discusses the effect that being a professional athlete can have on mental health. Keep up with the latest in world squash news by following the World Squash Federation on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and WORLDSQUASH.TV...

Ali Farag on attacking opportunities

This article, in which Ian McKenzie discusses attacking opportunities with reigning World Champion Ali Farag, was published courtesy of Squash Player magazine, the magazine endorsed by the World Squash Federation. As your game is based on speed rather than power, do you have to take the ball early to be effective? You often take the Continue Reading......

Major funding boost for Squash Australia ahead of Victoria 2026

The Australian Government and Australian Institute of Sport will invest AUD$2.36 million in squash over the next four years. Squash Australia – which will also host the 2023 WSF World Junior Championships – has received the investment alongside Bowls and Netball, as part of the preparation for the Victoria 2026 Commonwealth Games. Australia is tied Continue Reading......

Karen Cagliarini: Turning a ‘devastating’ experience into a 32-year coaching career

In part four of the new ‘Get to Know’ series, former World No.1 and Chair of the WSF Coaching Commission Sarah Fitz-Gerald speaks to former World No.36 Karen Cagliarini, who combines coaching at her own Squash Logic Melton club with being a member of the WSF Coaching Commission and member of the Board of Directors Continue Reading......

Canadian government announces funding for squash at grassroots and high performance level

The Canadian squash scene was given a major boost last week when the government of Canada announced $706,000 CAD in funding for Squash Canada for 2022–23, including $19,000 for safety in sport. Per a statement by Ministry of Sport, the investment will provide Squash Canada with the financial means to conduct its daily operations, promote Continue Reading......

Watch: Welcome to the Nicol David Organisation

In a mini-documentary shot by the PSA Foundation, legendary former World No.1 Nicol David invites some of the game’s top players to get to know the ‘Nicol David Organisation’: a subsidised after-school programme in which children aged 8-12 from lower and middle income families receive squash coaching and language tutoring. To find out more on Continue Reading......

Watch the French Junior Open free on WORLDSQUASH.TV

The French Junior Open returns after a three year hiatus this week (16-19 February), as 240 players from 24 nations across five age categories compete for honours in Wambrechies, France. You can watch the action live and free at WORLDSQUASH.TV. Follow updates from the tournament on the FFSquash website and social media. Click here for Continue Reading......

World Squash Federation launches Squash57 Fast Track Fundamentals course.

The World Squash Federation (WSF) has recently launched a new Squash57 Fast Track Fundamentals course, which will introduce qualified squash coaches to the specifics of playing and coaching Squash57.  The course modules, which can be taken by candidates at their own leisure and pace, are done online and take approximately half a day to complete. Continue Reading......

Pakistan and Malaysia win 21st Asian Junior Team Championships

Pakistan and Malaysia have been crowned the Men’s and Women’s Asian Junior Team champions, respectively, after final wins in Chennai, India. In the men’s final, which pitted defending champions Pakistan against hosts India, it was the top seeds who were able to come out on top. Noor Zaman – grandson of former World No.1 Qamar Continue Reading......

Hesham El Attar on ghosting for fitness

This article, in which Hesham El Attar explores how to build and measure improvement in your squash fitness through solo work, was published courtesy of Squash Player magazine, the magazine endorsed by the World Squash Federation. Having looked at fundamental components of squash-related fitness in our last issue, this time we will explore how they Continue Reading......

Jesse Engelbrecht on consistency

This article, in which High-Performance Coach Jesse Engelbrecht explores methods for achieving greater consistency, was published courtesy of Squash Player magazine, the magazine endorsed by the World Squash Federation. Consistency is that elusive force that all athletes are trying to attain. It’s the Holy Grail, the Promised Land, Mecca!  How to consistently be consistent – Continue Reading......

WSF tops 2022 growth rankings on Instagram amongst international sporting bodies

The World Squash Federation was the top performing sporting governing body for growth on Instagram in 2022, according to a study by leading sports communication agency BCW Sports. After an initial period of steady growth following the launch of the WSF’s Instagram platform in 2018, the number of followers has increased dramatically in the last Continue Reading......

Squash Australia announce Melbourne as the host of the 2023 WSF World Junior Squash Championships

Squash Australia is pleased to announce Melbourne, Victoria as the host city for the upcoming 2023 WSF World Junior Squash Championships, with the support of the Victorian Government. The event will be held at Melbourne Sports Centres (MSAC) from 18 to 29 July and will include a junior men’s and women’s individual tournament, as well as Continue Reading......

The Outdoor Squash Survey: Overwhelming public support for outdoor game as results published

The results of the Outdoor Squash Survey have been published, with over 1,000 responses from 65 countries around the world providing valuable insights into the perception and potential of outdoor squash. A spokesperson for the PSA Foundation, which conducted the survey, said: “Outdoor squash symbolises accessibility and opportunity to enjoy the game at a grassroots Continue Reading......

ToC Women’s Leadership Award & Reception to support women in coaching

Last week, the annual J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions (ToC) Women’s Leadership Award and Reception was held. The event, which is held every year in conjunction with the ongoing PSA World Tour tournament in New York’s Grand Central Terminal, raises money for good causes and celebrates female leaders in squash. This year’s award and reception Continue Reading......

Crouin into final of The World Games Athlete of the Year award

Squash star Victor Crouin is into the final of The World Games Athlete of the Year award after finishing 8th in the first round, from a total of 23 candidates. The 23-year-old Frenchman deservedly reached the final after enjoying a stellar 2022: At The World Games in Alabama, USA, he upset top seed and compatriot Continue Reading......

“I thought I wouldn’t be back!” – Subramaniam makes winning return seven months after accident

Sivasangari Subramaniam made her official return to court at the weekend, seven months after suffering severe injuries in a traffic accident. The Malaysian No.1 – who was originally supposed to be her country’s flagbearer at the 2022 Commonwealth Games before a car she was travelling in collided with a lorry near Kuala Lumpur last June Continue Reading......

Match of the year? Relive the best of the 2022 WSF Women’s World Team Championship Final

One month ago today, we were treated to one of the matches of the year as World Team Championship hosts Egypt battled USA in the final in Madinaty Sporting Club, Cairo. Egypt, defending champions and pre-tournament favourites, went into the final having not dropped a match, despite World No.1 Nouran Gohar being given an uncomfortable Continue Reading......

Key mental skills for coaches and players with Jesse Engelbrecht

High performance coach Jesse Engelbrecht, founder of SquashMind, has created a number of videos for squash coaches and players to use to better understand the psychological aspects of squash. The South African, who since retiring has balanced coaching with educating on the importance of the mental side of the sport, created the series with SquashMind. Continue Reading......

Carol Owens on coaching: “There’s more than one way to fillet a fish!”

In part three of the new ‘Get to Know’ series, former World No.1 and Chair of the Coaching Commission Sarah Fitz-Gerald speaks to Carol Owens. After a glittering career capped by Commonwealth, World Championship and World Team Championship gold medals, former World No.1 Owens wanted to give back to her sport by becoming a coach. Continue Reading......

Vote Victor Crouin for The World Games ‘Athlete Of The Year’

France’s Victor Crouin has been nominated as a potential Athlete Of The Year by The World Games. The 23-year-old enjoyed a breakout year in 2022, upsetting top seed and compatriot Gregoire Marche to win a gold medal at The World Games in Birmingham, Alabama, reaching the final of the European Individual Championship, and claiming the Continue Reading......

Annual Women’s Leadership Award and Reception to fund more women coaches in squash

The 10th annual Women’s Leadership Award and Reception, which honours exceptional women on and off court, takes place on January 20. This year’s JP Morgan TOC Leadership Program, which is celebrating its tenth year, will honour Ashley Bernhard, who has been a leading force in achieving parity in squash and has brought the Women’s Leadership Program to Continue Reading......

US Squash and Girls Inc. to provide squash opportunities to 3,000 girls

This article has been adapted from one first published by US Squash. US Squash and Girls Inc. of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey (GIGPHSNJ) have partnered to provide 3,000 girls the opportunity to learn the sport of squash at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center in Philadelphia. The partnership began with an introductory Open Continue Reading......

The portable outdoor court taking Luxembourg by storm

This article was published courtesy of Squash Player magazine, the magazine endorsed by the World Squash Federation. Innovative coach Marc Thrill has constructed his own portable outdoor court to promote squash across his native Luxembourg. The court measures 6m long, with a 3m high front wall and its back wall has a walkway in the Continue Reading......

Start the new year with the 2022 Annual from Squash Player Magazine

There’s no better way to start 2023 than with a look back at the best of 2022 in the latest edition of Squash Player, the magazine endorsed by the World Squash Federation. France’s Victor Crouin, who broke into the top 10 for the first time in his career, adorns the front cover and is the Continue Reading......

From serious injury to a new career: Liz Mackenzie on her coaching journey

In part two of the new ‘Get to Know’ series, former World No.1 and Chair of the Coaching Commission Sarah Fitz-Gerald speaks to South Africa’s Liz Mackenzie, who reflects on more than 30 years of squash coaching. Q: Great to chat with you today Liz. Could you start by telling me about where and who Continue Reading......

South Africa named ‘Team of the Tournament’ at WSF Women’s World Team Championship

While Egypt and USA may have captured most of the plaudits at the recent WSF Women’s World Team Championship, they were far from the only teams to have impressed. South Africa, who went into the tournament with only one full-time professional and were predicted to finish 12th, beat that prediction by three places. After beginning Continue Reading......

Japan’s Satomi Watanabe announced as MVP of 2022 WSF Women’s World Team Championship

Although Egypt may have won their fifth WSF Women’s World Team Championship title last week, they were far from the only team to record an impressive achievement at the tournament, which successfully returned after four years away due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the Madinaty Sporting Club, Japan were one of a number of teams Continue Reading......

Egypt defeat USA in thriller to retain WSF Women’s World Team Championship

Egypt defended their WSF Women’s World Team Championship as a star-studded lineup overpowered maiden finalists USA in front of a sellout crowd at the Madinaty Sporting Club, Cairo. The hosts, represented by World No.1 Nouran Gohar, World No.2 Nour El Sherbini, World No.3 Hania El Hammamy and World No.6 Nour El Tayeb had reached their Continue Reading......

Follow action from the WSF Women’s World Team Championship on wsfwomensteams.com

Keep up to date with all the action from the WSF Women’s World Team Championship at the dedicated tournament website: wsfwomensteams.com Watch live on WORLDSQUASH.TV, PSA’s SQUASH.TV, ON Sport and the Olympic Channel. Keep up with the event by following the World Squash Federation on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, WORLDSQUASH.TV, and the official tournament website...

WSF Women’s World Team Championship Final: Preview and how to watch live

After an amazing week of squash, we’ve reached the final day of the WSF Women’s World Team Championship at the Madinaty Sporting Club in Cairo, Egypt. Tonight’s final, between top seeds Egypt and No.2 seeds USA, will be played on Madinaty’s outdoor court, with Vanessa Atkinson and Simon Parke providing expert commentary. Play begins at Continue Reading......

USA to face Egypt after downing England to reach first WSF Women’s World Team Championship final

USA will take on top seeds and defending champions Egypt for the WSF Women’s World Team Championship title after making history by beating England to reach their first ever final. No.2 seeds USA, who had never before beaten England at the World Team Championship, went in as favourites to reach the final and impressed yesterday Continue Reading......

WSF Women’s World Team Championship semi-finals: Preview and how to watch live

It’s semi-finals day of the WSF Women’s World Team Championship at the Madinaty Sporting Club in Cairo, Egypt. Tonight’s semi-finals, which will see four-player squads from each country battle it out in best-of-three-match ties, will be played on Madinaty’s outdoor court, with Vanessa Atkinson and Simon Parke providing expert commentary. The quarter-finals begin at 17:30 (GMT+2) Continue Reading......

WSF Women’s World Team Championship – USA reach maiden semi-final as they join England, Egypt and Malaysia in last four

USA made history as they overcame rivals Canada to reach the semi-finals of the WSF Women’s World Team Championship for the first time. The No.2 seeds, who have finished fifth at the last three tournaments, had impressed in comfortable pool stage victories over wins over Australia, Germany and 7/8 seeds Scotland, but were pushed to Continue Reading......

WSF Women’s World Team Championship quarter-finals: Preview and how to watch live

We’re into the quarter-finals of the WSF Women’s World Team Championship at the Madinaty Sporting Club in Cairo, Egypt. The tournament, which sees four-player squads from each country battle it out in best-of-three-match ties, will be played across two all-glass courts and four traditional courts in Madinaty. The quarter-finals begin at 17:30 (GMT+2) and will Continue Reading......

Quarter-finalists confirmed as Hong Kong, China upset England in WSF Women’s World Team Championship

No.5/6 seeds Hong Kong, China, overcame No.3 seeds England to top Pool C on the final day of the pools stage of the WSF Women’s World Team Championship. On the indoor glass court at the Madinaty Sporting Club, the defending Asian Team champions made a strong start as World No.37 Sin Yuk Chan came from Continue Reading......

Top spot in all pools up for grabs tomorrow in WSF Women’s World Team Championship

The pools stage of the WSF Women’s World Team Championship will reach an exciting conclusion tomorrow, with the top spot up for grabs in all four pools. Malaysia and France will battle it out for the top spot in Pool D tomorrow after Malaysia edged past Japan in a competitive encounter on day three of the Continue Reading......

WSF Women’s World Team Championship day three – how to watch live

It’s the penultimate day of the pools stage of the 2022 WSF Women’s World Team Championship at the Madinaty Sports Club in Cairo, Egypt. The tournament, which sees four-player squads from each country battle it out in best-of-three-match ties, will be played across two all-glass courts and four traditional courts in Madinaty. There are five Continue Reading......

Canada survive scare on day two of WSF Women’s World Team Championship

No.7/8 seeds Canada survived a challenging encounter with Wales to win their first tie of the WSF Women’s World Team Squash Championship at the Madinaty Sporting Club in Cairo, Egypt. Wales – who prior to the tournament had been expected to be seeded fourth until they lost World No.13 Tesni Evans to injury on the Continue Reading......

WSF Women’s World Team Championship day two – how to watch live

Day two of the WSF Women’s World Team Championship gets underway today at the Madinaty Sports Club in Cairo, Egypt. The tournament, which sees four-player squads from each country battle it out in best-of-three-match ties, will be played across two all-glass courts and four traditional courts in Madinaty. Play begins at 11:00 (GMT+2) and all Continue Reading......

One year to go until WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship

Today, 11 December, marks one year to go until the WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship, which will take place in Tauranga, New Zealand 11-17 December 2023. Tauranga, located in the Bay of Plenty on New Zealand’s North Island, is being increasingly recognised as one of squash’s top venues. The city, which was due to Continue Reading......

Defending champs Egypt make crushing start as WSF Women’s World Team Championship begins

Hosts and defending WSF Women’s World Team Champions Egypt made the perfect start to their title defence as they breezed past Switzerland as the championship made its long-awaited return. After a lengthy hiatus for the World Team Championship, which was last played in China in 2018 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Egypt squad quickly Continue Reading......

WSF Women’s World Team Championship day one: preview and how to watch live

The WSF Women’s World Team Championship begins today at the Madinaty Sports Club in Cairo, Egypt. The tournament, which sees four-player squads from each country battle it out in best-of-three-match ties, will be played across two all-glass courts and three traditional courts in Madinaty. Play begins at 17:30 (GMT+2) and all the action from both Continue Reading......

Netherlands to host 2024 WSF World Masters

This article was updated 19 January 2024 Netherlands has been confirmed as the hosts for the 2024 WSF World Masters Squash Championships, with the Frans Otten Stadion in Amsterdam hosting all of the action between August 15-22. It will be the first time that Netherlands has hosted the WSF World Masters, with hundreds of players aged Continue Reading......

Scotland ready after 10 years away from World Team Championship

This article has been adapted from one that first appeared on scottishsquash.org After ten years away from the WSF Women’s World Team Championship, Scotland is ready to compete at the highest level once again. Following recent Scottish squash successes at the World Doubles in Glasgow and the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, a Scotland team led by Continue Reading......

Get to know: Hania El Hammamy

Why would Hania El Hammamy like the ability to read minds? Ahead of this year’s Women’s World Team Championship, we’ve been talking with Egypt’s World No.3 El Hammamy, who’ll be making her World Team Championship debut on home court later this month!   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by World Squash Continue Reading......

Watch: 2018 WSF Women’s World Team Championship semi-final highlights

There are just 10 days to go until the 2022 WSF Women’s World Team Championship!   As excitement builds for this year’s championship in Madinaty, we’re revisiting the 2018 World Team Championship semi-finals.   Featuring: 🇪🇬 Egypt v Hong Kong, China 🇭🇰 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England v France 🇫🇷    ...

Nour El Sherbini on Women’s World Team Championships

Nour El Sherbini can’t wait to compete in a home WSF Women’s World Team Championships! Reigning Team and Individual World Champion Nour El Sherbini talks to WSF media about her history with the WSF Women’s World Team Squash Championship, her favourite tournament memories and what it will mean to represent Egypt on home court. Watch Continue Reading......

WSF Women’s World Team Championship: Meet debutants Ukraine!

This year’s WSF Women’s World Team Championship will feature two teams making their first appearance in the competition, Chinese Taipei and Ukraine. Ukraine, who will be represented by 29-year-old World No.125 Anastasiia Kostiukova and talented juniors Milena Velychko, Anastasiia Krykun and Daria Vlasenko, has been undergoing a squash boom recently, with the country also making Continue Reading......

Camille Serme to return for WSF Women’s World Team Championship

For former World No.2 Camille Serme, leaving squash on a low note was never an option. The 33-year-old French legend, who led France to their first ever European Team Championship title in 2019, has been absent from top-class squash since suffering a brutal Achilles injury in the semi-finals of the 2021 Egyptian Open, over a Continue Reading......

Relive the 2018 Women’s World Team Championship Final

In exactly one month, the 2022 WSF Women’s World Team Championship final will be contested in Madinaty Sports Club, Cairo, Egypt. Four years ago, defending World Squash Champions Egypt – represented by Nour El Sherbini, Nour E Tayeb, Nouran Gohar and Raneem El Welily – took on seven-time champs England – represented by Laura Massaro, Continue Reading......

Canadian Inclusivity Squash Program helping make squash for all

For the past three years, the Canadian Inclusivity Squash Program (CISP) has been on the cutting edge of making squash as accessible and open as possible. CISP is an innovative squash programme that teaches squash to people with disabilities (including mental, emotional, or physical) in a fully inclusive and safe environment. CISP, established in 2019 Continue Reading......

Players announced for 2022 WSF Women’s World Team Championship

The squad list for the 2022 WSF Women’s World Team Squash Championship has been announced, with teams from all over the globe selecting some of the world’s best players to battle it out in Madinaty Sport Club, Cairo, Egypt. The championship, which will be played 10-16 December and is set to feature 17 teams, is Continue Reading......

Asal and Ibrahim capture FISU World University Championship titles

Egypt’s Mostafa Asal and Sana Ibrahim have been crowned the 2022 FISU World University Championship Squash individual champions after defeating compatriots Moustafa El Sirty and Nour Aboulmakarim, respectively. 21-year-old World No.3 Asal, a student of the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport,  went into his final against El Sirty with a dominant head-to-head Continue Reading......

One month to go until 2022 WSF Women’s World Team Championship

There’s just one month to go until the WSF Women’s World Team Squash Championship, which is returning after a COVID-enforced four-year hiatus. Between 10-16 December, 17 teams will head to Cairo’s Madinaty Sports Club to compete in the premier international squash tournament in the women’s game. The Women’s World Team Squash Championship is a biennial Continue Reading......
Mostafa Asal celebrates a win

FISU World University Championship finals: Asal v El Sirty and Aboulmakarim v Ibrahim

It’s an all-Egyptian affair in the individual finals of today’s FISU World University Squash Championships, as Mostafa Asal and Moustafa El Sirty contest the men’s final and Sana Ibrahim and Nour Aboulmakarim meet in the women’s. The FISU World University Championship Squash comprises of men’s and women’s individual championships as well as a mixed team Continue Reading......

Jason Fletcher on I.D.E.A.S coaching strategy

For many new squash coaches, planning a coaching session can sometimes be a daunting task. To help with the planning of coaching sessions, Jason Fletcher, Coach Development Leader at Squash New Zealand, shares his insights on the I.D.E.A.S framework for lesson sequence. “Beginning your coaching journey can be difficult with a lot of different factors Continue Reading......
Egypt's Kenzy Ayman in action on the PSA World Tour

Egypt complete double at Squash Federation of Africa Seniors Championships

Egypt completed a squash double in the team events at the Squash Federation of Africa Seniors Championship, which concluded yesterday, 7 November 2022. The Squash Federation of Africa Seniors Championship, formerly known as the All Africa Seniors Championship, was played in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, with the Southeast African nation hosting the first edition of the tournament Continue Reading......

Classroom Squash: How innovative low-cost solutions are helping the sport grow in Bangladesh

By the time the global COVID-19 pandemic struck, squash in Bangladesh was in a bad way. Facing numerous court closures, a rapidly shrinking player-base and declining fortunes in international competitions, the Bangladesh Squash Racket Federation (BSRF) had no choice but to think outside the box. “The sport was effectively dead in Bangladesh,” explains BSRF General Continue Reading......

FISU World University Championship begins

The 2022 FISU World University Championship Squash gets underway today in Giza, Cairo. The FISU World University Championship Squash comprises of men’s and women’s individual championships as well as a mixed team championship played over seven days. Competitors at the championship represent the nation of their citizenship rather than their individual university. From today until Continue Reading......

Top players grow a ‘squashtache’ in support of Movember and PSA Foundation

This November, some of the world’s top squash players are growing their “Squashtache” in support of Movember- a charity focused on supporting Men’s health, and the We Are One Fund– a hardship fund which supports squash players across the globe in financial need. A number of players are taking part in the Squashtache challenge to Continue Reading......

Tributes paid to John Herrick

John F. Herrick, one of the great players and leaders of U.S. squash, died on Tuesday, October 25, at the age of eighty-four. A Cleveland native and junior tennis phenom, Jack captained and played #1 on the squash team Dartmouth before graduating in 1960. He was the chair of the Friends of Dartmouth Squash from Continue Reading......

Asian Team Championships: India secure first ever men’s title, Hong Kong, China, upset favourites

In a dramatic final day in Cheongju, South Korea, India and Hong Kong, China, became the new Asian team champions after wins in the men’s and women’s final, respectively. In the men’s final, top seeds India went into the match hunting a first ever title in the men’s event after near misses in 2021 and Continue Reading......
Jahangir Khan of Pakistan strikes the ball

WSF agrees affiliation with SquashInfo.com and World Squash Library

The World Squash Federation (WSF) has agreed to an affiliation with SquashInfo.com and World Squash Library (WSL), alongside the European Squash Federation (ESF), the Asian Squash Federation (ASF) and the Professional Squash Association (PSA). For the WSF, the Library will begin to unearth missing results from past world championships in publications and personal records. SquashInfo, which provides Continue Reading......

Esteban Casarino reflects on squash’s success at South American Games and value of regional Games for the sport

The South American Games, a multi-sport event usually held every four years between South American nations, concluded last month, where squash made its third appearance at the Games, which were held this year in Asunción, capital city of Paraguay. Esteban Casarino, former Paraguay No.1 and Former General Director – XII South American Games Asunción 2022, Continue Reading......

Karen Meakins on moving from England to Barbados to coach

In part one of the new ‘Get to Know’ series, former World No.1, WSF Vice-President and current Chair of Coaching Commission, Sarah Fitz-Gerald speaks to Karen Meakins – who recently won the O50 WSF World Masters Squash Championship – to learn more about her decision to move from England to Barbados to coach squash. Q: Continue Reading......

Squash Canada to establish coach education scholarships after support from Sport Canada

Squash Canada has announced that it is thrilled to receive financial support from Sport Canada in the form of Recovery Funding to establish coach education scholarships. According to representatives of Squash Canada, due to the extended absence of squash caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of professional squash coaches left the profession, in addition Continue Reading......

Mostafa Asal headlines next week’s FISU World University Championships

In one week, the 2022 FISU World University Squash Championships will get underway in Giza, Egypt (7-13 November). The FISU World University Squash Championship comprises of men’s and women’s individual championships as well as a mixed team championship played over seven days. Competitors at the championship represent the nation of their citizenship rather than their Continue Reading......

The World Squash Federation announces new board members, affiliation of three National Federation members and the launch of a new World Cup to conclude its three day Conference and AGM

The World Squash Federation (WSF) Conference and AGM has concluded with the election of two Vice Presidents and a number of exciting changes. India’s Debendranath Sarangi has been re-elected for a second term. Sarangi is the current President of the Squash Rackets Federation of India and has held a number of senior administrative roles in Continue Reading......

21st Asian Team Championships begin tomorrow

The 21st Asian Team Squash Championships begin tomorrow (October 31) in Cheongju, Korea. The Asian Team Championships, which includes a men’s and women’s event, see squads of four players compete in best-of-three-match ties. Action begins with a pools stage, with the top two teams from each group competing in a knockout stage in the semi-finals Continue Reading......

Teams Confirmed for 2022 WSF Women’s World Team Squash Championships

The list of entries for the 2022 WSF Women’s World Team Squash Championships has been confirmed. Between 10-16 December, 17 teams will head to Cairo’s Madinaty Sports Club to compete in the premier international squash tournament in the women’s game, which has not been held since 2018 due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The Women’s Continue Reading......

The World Cup, Coaching Strategy 2022-2025 and Outdoor Courts on the agenda for 2022 WSF AGM

This Friday (28 October) the WSF Conference and AGM take place in Chennai, India, in-person for the first time since 2019. This year’s Conference and AGM, which are being hosted by the Squash Rackets Federation of India (SRFI), will provide an intriguing glimpse into some of the exciting developments to come in the near and Continue Reading......

World Squash Federation to launch free global digital video platform WORLDSQUASH.TV

As part of its ambitious plan to raise squash awareness and visibility on a global basis, the World Squash Federation (WSF) has today launched WORLDSQUASH.TV, its digital video platform delivering free live events and VOD content to squash fans around the world, at any time and on any device. SPORTALL, a leading multisport streaming platform and Continue Reading......

Increased funding for pathway players and new job opportunities at Squash New Zealand after Commonwealth Games

Squash New Zealand looks well-placed for a the future following investment from High Performance Support NZ (HPSNZ). After a successful Commonwealth Games, in which New Zealand’s Paul Coll won men’s singles gold, Coll and Joelle King won the mixed doubles gold, and King and Amanda Landers-Murphy won the women’s doubles gold, Squash New Zealand has Continue Reading......

Global squash community comes together for World Squash Day 2022

This weekend was the 21st edition of World Squash Day, a global celebration of the biggest grassroots promotion of the sport on the planet. Every year we see amazing and creative celebrations held all over the world, and 2022 was no different, with high-tech courts, exciting exhibitions, brilliant baking and lots more being enjoyed around Continue Reading......

World Squash Day 2022 Preview

World Squash Day 2022 will bring colour and excitement to the game all over the globe on Saturday (October 15). Multiple events are taking place on every continent as clubs and federations get creative in a bid to attract a new generation of players to the sport. Interactive walls will be in use in various Continue Reading......

Squash stars raise awareness for World Mental Health Day

Today, October 10th, the world of squash is celebrating World Mental Health Day: an international day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma. As part of this campaign, some of the world’s top squash players have been speaking to the PSA Foundation to share their thoughts on the topics of “How Continue Reading......

Exciting CGI fly-through celebrates one week to go until World Squash Day

There’s just one week to go until World Squash Day (15/08/2022)! To celebrate the milestone, Cambridge, England-based computer-generated imagery (CGI) designers CGI Pros of Cambridge Creative  have released a CGI fly-through video of a computer-generated court, showing the WSF and World Squash Day logos. You can watch the video below One week to go and Continue Reading......
Joshua Masters (left) of Great Britain takes on Tsz Fung Yip during the 2018 FISU University Championship Squash

One month to go until the FISU World University Championships

In one month, the 2022 International University Sports Federation (FISU) Squash Championships get underway in Giza, Egypt (7-13 November 2022). The FISU World University Squash Championship comprises of men’s and women’s championships as well as a mixed team championship played over seven days. Competitors at the championship represent the nation of their citizenship rather than Continue Reading......

Final list of sports announced for Victoria 2026 Commonwealth Games

The final list of sports has been announced for the Victoria 2026 Commonwealth Games. Squash, a mainstay of the Commonwealth Games since its debut in the Kuala Lumpur 1998 Games, was one of the sports already approved for 2026, and will be joined by 19 other sports, with Coastal Rowing, Golf, and BMX making a Continue Reading......

England Squash combine ‘Get your Game on’ with World Squash Day to energise squash community

There are just ten days to go until World Squash Day – an annual festival of squash and the biggest grassroots promotion of the sport on the planet – returns! One of the ways England Squash, a long-time supporter of World Squash Day, will be celebrating the day is through the Get your Game on campaign, Continue Reading......

Victoria stages star-studded celebrity match for World Squash Day

Squash and Racketball Victoria are holding a special Celebrity Squash Challenge to celebrate World Squash Day – the biggest global grassroots celebration of the sport – at Melbourne Squash and Aquatic Centre in Albert Park. Karl Mayne, General Manager of Squash Victoria, said: “After a difficult few years for the sport [in Australia, once the Continue Reading......

Cornett and Vargas to represent players on the FPS Athletes’ Commission 

Canada’s Samantha Cornett and Colombia’s Andres Vargas have been selected to represent players on the newly established Federacion Panamericana de Squash (FPS) Athletes’ Commission. The FPS described the importance of the commission as follows: “The commission’s goal is to serve squash athletes through the Americas and provide a forum where their voices can be heard without Continue Reading......

World celebrates Women’s Squash Week

All week, countries around the world have been celebrating Women’s Squash Week – an international campaign that aims to champion and raise the profile of female squash – in a variety of creative ways. Read on to see some of the ways Women’s Squash Week 2022 has been celebrated so far! In Pakistan, the Pakistan Continue Reading......

Ronny Vlassaks on coaching fundamentals and the ‘Squash On Fire Model’

Top WSF coach Ronny Vlassaks, Director of Squash at Squash On Fire in the US capital Washington DC, talks coaching fundamentals, the future of US Squash, and the unique model of Squash On Fire that is creating a bustling squash scene in the heart of the US capital!...

US Squash Run Women & Girls Summit Workshops to Address Impact of Social Media, the Role of Families and Personal Growth in Sport

The inaugural Women and Girls Summit will take place September 24 at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center in Philadelphia, bringing a diverse group of players, coaches, leaders and parents together from around the country. The Summit will include three workshops led by experts Dr. Jamie Zuckerman, Dr. Matt Munich and Marci Sier, and will Continue Reading......

Anahat Singh talks Commonwealth Games and career aspirations

Just 14 years old and already with a Commonwealth Games appearance under her belt, India’s Anahat Singh is tipped for a great future in the game. In an interview with the PSA Foundation, Singh shares her experience of Birmingham 2022, career goals and hopes for the future. Keep up with the latest World Squash news Continue Reading......

Squash makes a big splash in Singapore with some creative marketing

We saw plenty of graffiti around the glass court in Nantes last week for the Open de France inside Hangar 24. Singapore Squash have taken that creative theme one step further by welcoming a bunch of kids inside a pristine all-glass showcourt and inviting them to hit paint-covered balls at the walls in a new Continue Reading......

Liz Irving on modern squash coaching with SquashLab

As a world-class coach, Liz Irving is perhaps most famous for her formidable partnership with Malaysian legend Nicol David, who was World No.1 for a record-breaking 108 months in succession. Recently, though, Irving has been a leader in using modern technology to make the game more accessible than ever, with SquashLab Communities –  which connects Continue Reading......

Non-stop squash for 40 hours in world record charity bid

Two squash players will attempt to play for 40 continuous hours in a charity bid to break the world record. Alex Preston and Michael Pearce will begin playing at 4am tomorrow (Friday 16 September) at Tring Squash Club in Hertfordshire, England, and will not leave the court until 8pm the next day as they raise Continue Reading......

Taking Squash to the People

This article has been adapted from a piece written by Mike Dale for the WSF-endorsed Squash Player Magazine. A year ago, Aron Harper-Robinson was in a rut. Working as a chef to subsidise a music career that wasn’t taking off and with a family to support, he felt “totally demoralised.” During a lunch break, he Continue Reading......

World Squash Federation Mourns Her Majesty the Queen

“On behalf of the World Squash Federation, we are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. “Our thoughts and heartfelt condolences are with the Royal Family at this sad time. Her Majesty’s passing will be an immense loss to the Nation, the Commonwealth and indeed the world as we Continue Reading......

Get ready for Women’s Squash Week

Soon, the squash world will come together to celebrate the 2022 Women’s Squash Week (17-24th September), an international campaign that aims to celebrate and raise the profile of female squash.   Alongside national federations and our partners, we a delighted to help raise awareness of Women’s Squash Week and help empower women and girls to Continue Reading......

Once again it’s coffee time with Catalina to promote World Squash Day

Colombian squash star Catalina Pelaez has once again invited the world of squash to share a coffee to promote World Squash Day! Pelaez, the former world No.56 who has won numerous medals for Colombia, has drawn on her skills as a photographer and graphic artist to produce another set of images to promote squash’s biggest Continue Reading......

Combatting Nerves with Jesse Engelbrecht

This article, in which High-Performance Coach Jesse Engelbrecht explores physical coping techniques for dealing with stress, first appeared in the WSF-endorsed Squash Player Magazine.  You may have seen in 2022 Issue 1 my discussion of mental techniques to help with nerves. It’s now time to look at physical interventions that may also prove helpful. 1. Continue Reading......

Four Golds for South Africa on last day of BETARD WSF World Masters

This article first appeared on wsfworldmasters.com The BETARD WSF World Masters Championships 2022, a week-long celebration of squash with over 1500 matches played and 650 players competing, is officially over. It was a long wait for Hasta La Vista, the largest squash club in the world, after the event – originally scheduled for 2020 – was Continue Reading......

Finalists confirmed for BETARD WSF World Masters Championships

This article first appeared on wsfworldmasters.com After Friday’s semifinals we now know which players will play for the BETARD WSF World Masters Championships 2022 titles. In the day’s first encounter on the all-glass court, Adrian Hansen again carried the RSA flag high as he advanced to the M50+ final after beating Christian Borgvall of Continue Reading......

Exciting interactiveSQUASH partnership for this year’s World Squash Day 2022

World Squash Day organisers have announced an exciting partnership with interactiveSQUASH as today (Friday August 26th) marks 50 Days To Go until World Squash Day 2022. The 21st birthday edition of World Squash Day takes place on Saturday October 15th with some exciting projects being planned around the globe for every facility with an interactiveSQUASH Continue Reading......

Fernandes Saves Two Match Balls on Day Five of WSF Masters

This article first appeared on wsfworldmasters.com Thursday at the BETARD WSF World Masters Championships 2022 was full of exciting quarterfinal matches and heartbreak for the home fans. The five setters started early as Dominika Witkowska , who carried Poland’s hope for a medal on her shoulders, lost in her W45+ quarterfinal clash against Germany’s Melanie Kreisel Continue Reading......

Upsets Abound on Day Four at the BETARD WSF World Masters Championships

Day 4 at the BETARD WSF World Masters Championships 2022 saw two of the biggest upsets yet, coming from players from two distant parts of the world: Poland and Japan. Przemysław Atras, the seed in the M35+, former national Champion and long time Polish number 1, delighted the fans in Wrocław after he beat Continue Reading......

Australia to host 2023 WSF World Junior Squash Championships

The World Squash Federation (WSF) board has awarded the 2023 WSF World Junior Squash Championships to Squash Australia (SqA), following the conclusion of the 2022 championships last week, which saw Egypt’s Amina Orfi and the Netherlands’ Rowan Damming win the individual titles and England win the men’s team title. The 2023 event will feature a Continue Reading......

WSF President Wooldridge and FFSquash President Muller reflect on successful return of World Juniors

After an incredible 11 days of squash in Nancy, World Squash Federation (WSF) President Zena Wooldridge, OBE, and French Squash Federation (FFSquash) President Julien Muller reflected on the successful return of the WSF World Junior Squash Championships following a three-year COVID-enforced hiatus. Beginning with the men’s and women’s individual events and concluding with the men’s Continue Reading......

Ryan Stars on Day Three of BETARD WSF World Masters Championships

Tuesday at the BETARD WSF World Masters Championships 2022 was a showcase of skills and extreme determination. There was high drama in M50+ clash between RSA’s Brendon Paul and Poland’s Marcin Kozik . Paul was one game up and led 8-4 in the second when he suffered a self-inflicted injury. A long injury break Continue Reading......

Seeded Players Get Under Way at BETARD WSF World Masters Championships

This article first appeared on wsfworldmasters.com On Monday, participants from almost all age groups taking part in the BETARD WSF World Masters Championships 2022 graced the courts of the Hasta La Vista Club in Wrocław, Poland. This meant a whopping total of 235 matches played in one day, with the majority of the almost 700 players, Continue Reading......

BETARD WSF World Masters Championships begin

This article first appeared on wsfworldmasters.com The wait was finally over as the BETARD WSF World Masters Championships 2022 began on Sunday in Wrocław, Poland. After being originally scheduled for the year 2020, the event had to be postponed twice due to the global pandemic. Hosts Hasta La Vista, the largest squash club in the Continue Reading......

England end 22 years of hurt to win WSF Men’s World Junior Team Championship

England ended a 22-year-wait for a WSF Men’s World Junior Team Championship title as they downed top seeds and defending champions Egypt 2-1 in an enthralling final in Nancy, France. England’s situation looked bleak when their No.1 Finnlay Withington fell 2-0 and match ball down to Karim El Torkey in the first match. The attack-minded Continue Reading......

WSF Men’s World Junior Team Championship Final: Preview and How To Watch Live

After an incredible 10 days of squash, we’ve reached the final of the WSF Men’s World Junior Team Championships in Nancy, France! Play begins at 14:00 and will be streamed live on the WSF YouTube Channel, the Olympic Channel, Sportall and other streaming partners, with commentary available in both English and French. If No.2 seeds Continue Reading......

Egypt and England to contest WSF Men’s World Junior Team Championship final

Defending champions Egypt came through a nail-biting contest with No.3 seeds Pakistan as they reached their ninth consecutive WSF Men’s World Junior Team Championship final, where they will play No.2 seeds England who recorded a 2-1 win over Malaysia. Pakistan were the last team to deny Egypt the trophy when they ended a run of Continue Reading......

WSF Men’s World Junior Team Championship Semi-Final Preview

It’s semi-finals day of the WSF World Junior Men’s Team Championships in Nancy, France, as the last four teams bid for a shot at the title. Play takes place on the glass court at Jarville TSB and begins at 12:00 (GMT+2). Both semi-finals will be streamed live and free on the WSF YouTube channel and other streaming partners. Continue Reading......

World Junior Team Champs: Malaysia down France to end home hopes and reach first semi-final since 2014

Malaysia came through an intense quarter-final tie against hosts France to break home hearts and reach their first semi-final in eight years, where they will join the top three seeds Egypt, England and Pakistan. No.4 seeds Malaysia made a flying start to their match on the glass court with No.5 seeds France, with Ameeshenraj Chandaran Continue Reading......

France, India, Netherlands & USA through to quarter-finals

France, India the Netherlands and the USA are through to this afternoon’s WSF Men’s World Junior Team Championship quarter-finals, where they will meet the top four seeds, after a dramatic morning in Jarville and Maxeville. At Maxeville, hosts France came through a testing encounter with Colombia as they battled through to win 2-1. France had Continue Reading......

WSF Men’s Junior Team Championship Knockout Stage: How To Watch Live

We’ve reached the knockout stage of the 2022 WSF Men’s World Junior Team Championship, as the last 12 teams remaining compete in today’s second round and quarter-final. Play begins at 10:00 (GMT+2) and will be streamed live and free on the WSF YouTube channel and other streaming partners. The day’s action starts in the morning with eight teams Continue Reading......
The 2017 European Masters Squash Championships taking place at the Hasta la Vista club

BETARD WSF World Masters: Draws and seedings announced

The draws for the BETARD WSF World Masters Championships 2022 have officially been made ahead of this year’s championship at the world’s biggest squash club, Hasta La Vista, in Poland. There are 21 different categories being contested (Men 35+, Women 35+, Men 40+, Women 40+, Men 45+, Women 45+, Men 50+, Women 50+, Men 55+, Continue Reading......

Hosts storm through to second round of WSF Men’s World Junior Team Championship

WSF Men’s World Junior Team Championship hosts France put in a brutal performance as they swatted Ukraine aside to top Pool E and reach the second round. No.5 seeds France went into the tie already in a strong position after opening day wins over Spain and the USA and today looked even more confident, with Antonin Continue Reading......

Top seeds make strong start to 2022 Men’s Junior Team Championship

The favourites made a strong start to the 2022 WSF Men’s World Junior Team Championship as all six of the top seeds recorded victories on the first day of the pool stage. Defending champions Egypt secured two 3-0 wins as their men look to bounce back from the disappointment failing to reach the individuals finals, Continue Reading......

WSF Men’s World Junior Team Championship preview

The 2022 WSF Men’s World Junior Team Championship begins today as 23 nations compete for the title in Nancy, France, following the conclusion of the men’s and women’s individual championships yesterday. The tournament begins with a group stage, with action taking place at TSB Jarville and Le Rêve, Maxéville, before moving on to the playoffs on Continue Reading......

The Netherlands’ Damming and Egypt’s Orfi crowned 2022 WSF World Junior Squash Champions

Rowan Damming became the first-ever Dutch player to win a WSF World Junior Squash Championship as he downed pre-match favourite Finnlay Withington 3-0 to lift the title, while in the women’s draw Amina Orfi became the first-ever player to fight back from two games down in a final as she beat Egyptian compatriot Salma El Continue Reading......

World Juniors Finals: Preview and how to watch live

After a fantastic week of squash in Nancy, France, it’s finals day of the 2022 WSF World Junior Squash Championships at Jarville TSB. Play begins at 14:20 (GMT+2) and all the matches will be streamed on the WSF YouTube channel, which will also show plate matches from 10:00 Read on as we preview today’s quarter-finals. All stats kindly Continue Reading......

World Juniors: Top seeds tumble to set up first all-European final in 20 years in men’s draw, Egypt guaranteed winners in women’s

The top seeds in both the men’s and women’s draws were felled on a day of drama in the WSF World Junior Squash Championship semi-finals in Nancy, France. In the men’s draw, 3/4 seed Finnlay Withington survived a fightback from Pakistan’s No.1 seed Hamza Khan to become the first English player to reach the men’s Continue Reading......

WSF World Junior Championship: Semi-Finals Preview & How To Watch Live

It’s semi-finals day of the 2022 WSF World Junior Squash Championships at Jarville TSB in Nancy, France. Play begins at 13:40 (GMT+2) and all the matches will be streamed on the WSF YouTube channel, which will also show plate matches from 11:00. Read on as we preview today’s quarter-finals. All stats kindly provided by Squash Info. 13:40: Continue Reading......

Zakaria stuns to become youngest Men’s World Junior Championship semi-finalist since 2004

Egypt’s Mohamed Zakaria became the youngest player to reach the men’s World Junior Championships semi-finals since 2004 as he broke home hearts by coming from a game down to beat France’s Brice Nicolas 3-2 in Nancy, while in the women’s draw his compatriots enjoyed a perfect day as Egypt took all four semi-final places. Home Continue Reading......

WSF World Junior Championships: Quarter-Finals Preview & How To Watch Live

The quarter-finals of the WSF World Junior Squash Championships begin today at Jarville TSB in Nancy, France. Play begins at 11:00 (GMT+2) and all the matches will be played on the glass court in Jarville, which will be streamed on the WSF YouTube channel.  The plate matches will take place in Maxéville, where court 4 will Continue Reading......

France’s Nicolas shocks No.2 seed to reach WSF World Juniors quarter-final

It was a day of upsets and history in the WSF World Junior Championships in France as French 9/16 seed Brice Nicolas stunned No.2 seed Noor Zaman to reach the quarter-finals, India’s 14-year-old Anahat Singh shocked 5/8 seed Torrie Malik, and Juan Jose Torres Lara and Rowan Damming became the first players from Colombia and Continue Reading......

“Squash is in their DNA” – Pakistan duo impress in Nancy with help of reformed strategy

At this year’s WSF World Junior Championships, Pakistan are seeded to have their first individual champion since the great Jansher Khan in 1986, with Hamza Khan and Noor Zaman seeded one and two in the men’s draws. Air Marshal Amir Masood, Senior Vice President of the Pakistan Squash Federation, explains that this is not fluke, Continue Reading......

WSF World Juniors Day 2: Colombia’s Torres stuns 3/4 seed El Torkey

Juan Jose Torres Lara produced the shock of the tournament so far as the unseeded Colombian stunned Egypt’s 3/4 seed Kareem El Torkey 3-2 in a rollercoaster encounter to progress to the last 16 of the 2022 WSF World Junior Championships. Torres, 17, had looked impressive in a 3-0 win over Canada’s Joseph Tooth yesterday Continue Reading......

2022 WSF World Junior Squash Championships Begin

The WSF World Junior Squash Championships made a triumphant return today after a three-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic as the world’s best young players gathered in Nancy, France. While last night the young stars were wowed by the opening ceremony in the Hôtel de Ville, today, it was their turn to put on Continue Reading......

2022 WSF World Junior Championships Preview & Watch Live

The 2022 WSF World Junior Squash Championships begin today (August 11, 2022) as young athletes from 37 countries around the world gather in Nancy, France to contest the Men’s and Women’s Individual Championships, as well as the Men’s Team Championship. The competition will be played at two venues this year, Le Rêve, Maxéville and Jarville Continue Reading......

Colombia Star at 2022 Pan American Junior Squash Championships

Colombia picked up three gold medals at the recently-concluded 2022 Pan American Junior Squash Championships which took place between July 31 – August 6 in Cochabamba, Bolivia. This year’s edition of the championships ended a three-year absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with under 19 athletes being given the opportunity to battle for medals for Continue Reading......

King equals record as New Zealand win women’s doubles, while England secure historic men’s title

New Zealand’s Joelle King equalled Rachael Grinham’s record as the most decorated female squash player in Commonwealth Games history as she and Amanda Landers-Murphy defended their 2018 women’s doubles title against England, who ended the day with a gold and two silvers after Declan James and James Willstrop beat Daryl Selby and Adrian Waller in Continue Reading......

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games: Men’s and Women’s Doubles Finals Preview

After an incredible week of superb squash, the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games draws to a close today with the men’s and women’s doubles medal matches. Play begins with the women’s bronze medal match from 10:00 (GMT+1) and will be will be shown live on BBC iPlayer in the UK and by broadcasters around the world. Continue Reading......

New Zealand win Commonwealth Games mixed doubles gold

New Zealand are the Commonwealth Games mixed doubles champions after Joelle King and Paul Coll downed England’s Alison Waters and Adrian Waller in a one-sided final. Coll and King, bronze medal winners in 2018, have looked in brilliant form throughout the tournament and today were unstoppable as they overpowered England to return the title to Continue Reading......

Commonwealth Games: Mixed doubles final preview & men’s/women’s semis

It’s a busy day of squash action at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games as we reach the gold and bronze medal matches in the mixed doubles and the semi-finals of the men’s and women’s doubles. England will take on New Zealand tonight as they bid to win a first ever mixed doubles gold at the Continue Reading......

Second Birmingham 2022 final for Coll as New Zealand beat top seeds in mixed doubles

New Zealand’s Paul Coll will compete in his second Commonwealth Games final in the space of four days after he and mixed doubles partner Joelle King downed Indian top seeds and defending World Champions Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal Karthik of India 2-0. Coll, who on Wednesday beat Joel Makin to become the first Kiwi Continue Reading......

Commonwealth Games: Mixed doubles semi-final preview and men’s quarters

The semi-finals of the Birmingham 2022 mixed doubles competition get underway today at the University of Birmingham Hockey and Squash Centre, alongside the quarter-finals of the men’s doubles event. Play begins from 12:00 (GMT+1) and will be will be shown live by broadcasters around the world. Top seeds and reigning World Champions India take part in Continue Reading......

Commonwealth Games Doubles: Malaysia stun top seeds

Malaysia enjoyed a spectacular day as their two women’s doubles teams stunned the top seeds and 3/4 seeds to reach the semi-finals of the Commonwealth Games for the first time in the country’s history. 5/8 women’s doubles seeds Rachel Arnold and Aifa Azman had already recorded one of the results of the round – when Continue Reading......

Commonwealth Games Doubles Preview: Mixed and women’s events reach quarters, men’s into round two

The mixed doubles and women’s doubles events of squash at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games have reached quarter-final stage, while the men’s event is into the second round. There’s plenty of action to look forward to today, as 16 matches featuring 64 athletes from 12 nations take place across two courts, with play from the Continue Reading......

Commonwealth Games Doubles: Australia upset England & husband v wife in quarters

Australian mixed doubles pairing Rachael Grinham and Zac Alexander put in a fine performance to surprise higher-seeded home hopes Georgina Kennedy and Patrick Rooney as the Commonwealth Games mixed doubles competition resumed, while the men’s and women’s doubles competitions got underway. Yesterday, Kennedy captured headlines when she became the first Englishwomen to win a Commonwealth Continue Reading......

Commonwealth Games Doubles: Mixed competition continues, men’s and women’s events begin

After the excitement of yesterday’s singles finals, there’s plenty more squash action to look forward to in the University of Birmingham Hockey and Squash Centre as the mixed doubles resumes, while the men’s and women’s events begin. Action beings at 12:00 (GMT+1) and will be will be shown live on BBC iPlayer in the UK and around the Continue Reading......

Kennedy and Coll take Commonwealth Games titles

England’s Georgina Kennedy and New Zealand’s Paul Coll are the 2022 Commonwealth Games singles champions after they beat Canada’s Hollie Naughton and Wales’ Joel Makin in front of a sell-out crowd of 2,000 inside the University of Birmingham Hockey and Squash Centre. Appearing in her debut Commonwealth Games, 3/4 seed Kennedy put in yet another Continue Reading......

Jahangir Khan praises ‘amazing’ Commonwealth Games atmosphere

Pakistani legend Jahangir Khan has hailed the wonderful atmosphere that has greeted the players during the Commonwealth Games this week at the University of Birmingham. Khan is one of the sport’s greatest ever players, with six World Championships to his name, and the 58-year-old is no stranger to playing in front of a packed crowd. Continue Reading......

Commonwealth Games Doubles: A Royal visit for day one

Ahead of the thrilling Commonwealth Games singles finals, the first doubles matches of the tournament got underway, with nine mixed doubles pairings taking to court. Defending champions Cameron Pilley and Donna Lobban began their title defence with a comfortable victory over Papua New Guinea’s Amity Alarcos and Feonor Siaguru, with the experienced duo taking the Continue Reading......

Commonwealth Games Singles Finals Preview: History awaits in Birmingham

History will be made in today’s Commonwealth Games singles finals, which are taking place at the University of Birmingham Hockey and Squash Centre. In the women’s draw, Canada’s 5/8 seed Hollie Naughton plays England’s 3/4 seed Georgina Kennedy as they bid to become the first ever female winners from their respective countries. Similarly, there will Continue Reading......

Commonwealth Games: Canada’s Hollie Naughton shocks top seed to make historic final

Hollie Naughton became the first Canadian woman to reach a Commonwealth Games final after the 5/8 seed stunned New Zealand’s top seed and defending champion Joelle King at the University of Birmingham Hockey and Squash Centre. Naughton, 27, had never taken a game, let alone beaten King, in four previous meetings and even after her Continue Reading......

Commonwealth Games Semi-Final Preview: Birmingham’s Perry hoping for local boost

England’s No.2 seed at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games silver medallist Sarah-Jane Perry is hoping the support of her hometown crowd will give her a boost in today’s semi-finals, which begin at 16:00 (GMT+1) at the University of Birmingham Hockey and Squash Centre and will be shown live on BBC iPlayer in the UK and Continue Reading......

Khan & Ayman Lead The Way As Seedings Announced For World Junior Championships

Pakistan’s Mohamed Hamza Khan and Egypt’s Kenzy Ayman have been announced as the No.1 seeds for the upcoming WSF World Junior Championships taking place from 11-21 August in Nancy, France.   16-year-old Khan currently sits at No.162 in the PSA World Rankings and claimed victory at last year’s US Junior Open, beating compatriot Nour Zaman 3-1 in Continue Reading......

Crouin Hails Upcoming World Junior Championships as an “Important Step” for Junior Development

Current World No.18 and 2017 World Junior Championships runner-up Victor Crouin has hailed the upcoming championships in Nancy as an “important step towards their ultimate goal” when talking about the opportunity for the French players at a home championships.    Crouin also expressed how much he would have loved to compete in this year’s event Continue Reading......

Commonwealth Games: Inspiring comebacks aplenty as semi-finalists confirmed

After a day of epic performances, featuring comebacks, upsets and history being made, the Commonwealth Games semi-finalists have been confirmed. Play began with one of the most entertaining matches of the tournament so far, as defending champion and top seed Joelle King was put through the ringer by English 5/8 seed Lucy Turmel as the Continue Reading......

Squash at the Commonwealth Games: Quarter-Final Preview

We’re into the business end of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games as the last eight players in each draw compete for a spot in the semi-finals at the University of Birmingham Hockey and Squash Centre in England. All eight matches will take place on the stunning show court from 12:00 (GMT+1), where a crowd of Continue Reading......

Commonwealth Games: Incredible comeback as Stewart downs Rooney in last 16 shock

Scotland’s World No.66 and 9/16 seed Rory Stewart delivered the shock of the tournament so far as he produced a stunning comeback to knock out England’s 3/4 seed Patrick Rooney 3-2 and set up a quarter-final against defending champion James Willstrop. World No.24 Rooney went into the match with a 3-0 head-to-head record over Stewart, Continue Reading......

Squash at the Commonwealth Games: Day Three Preview

We’ve reached the last 16 stage of squash at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games at the University of Birmingham Hockey and Squash Centre in England. Ten nations are represented across the men’s and women’s draws as the last 32 players standing bid for a place in tomorrow’s quarter-finals. Play begins at 12:00 (GMT+1) on the Continue Reading......

World Squash Day And SquashLab Team Up To Grow the Game

World Squash Day is joining forces with SquashLab Communities in a dynamic partnership aimed at growing the game. SquashLab is a brilliant new App with multiple functions to support the growth of squash communities. It has been designed and launched by Australia’s former world No.2 Liz Irving, who later coached Malaysian superstar Nicol David to Continue Reading......

Birmingham 2022 Round Two: Hosts enjoy perfect day

Birmingham 2022 hosts England enjoyed a dream start in their bid to capture Commonwealth Games medals on home court after every member of the England Squash team picked up victories in straight games in round two at the University of Birmingham Hockey and Squash Centre. Former World No.1 James Willstrop was one of the stories Continue Reading......

Squash at the Commonwealth Games: Day Two Preview

After yesterday’s thrilling opening round, the seeded players enter the fray today for round two of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games at the University of Birmingham Hockey and Squash Centre. After receiving a bye in round one, women’s top seed Joelle King of New Zealand goes straight into the action. She plays in the day’s Continue Reading......

Singh, 14, steals show on day one of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Day one of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games got off to a flying start across 28 matches on day one at the University of Birmingham Hockey and Squash Centre. Ahead of most seeded players entering the draw tomorrow, much of the attention was on the outcome of Indian 14-year-old Anahat Singh’s clash with 21-year-old Jada Continue Reading......

Squash at the Commonwealth Games: Day One Preview

Squash at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham gets underway today at 12:00 (GMT+1), with 28 matches across the men’s and women’s singles to look forward to at the University of Birmingham Sport & Fitness. On the stunning show court, play begins with an all-African clash between two Commonwealth Games debutants, as 17-year-old Leungo Katse Continue Reading......

Squash stars on show as Birmingham 2022 begins with bang

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games began with a bang as a cast of 1,500 wowed 30,000 fans inside Alexander Stadium and a global audience of over a billion. The ceremony, planned by Artistic Director Iqbal Khan, told the story of Birmingham’s embrace of generations of Commonwealth communities and featured a range of artistic displays, including Continue Reading......

Several squash stars designated flagbearer at Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Squash players from around the world have been honoured as their nation’s flagbearers ahead of tonight’s Birmingham 2022 opening ceremony. World No.5 Joelle King is set to be the top seed for the women’s event in Birmingham this week, and she will be aiming to add to her impressive tally of Commonwealth Games medals, along Continue Reading......

Nick Matthew Commonwealth Games Q&A

England’s Nick Matthew, OBE, a three-time World Champion and winner of Commonwealth Games singles and doubles golds in Delhi 2010 and a singles gold and doubles silver in Glasgow 2014, is one of the game’s most decorated players. Today, though, Matthew is in Birmingham as part of an England coaching team that is looking to Continue Reading......

India’s teenage star ready for the biggest stage

Teen sensation Anahat SINGH (IND) cannot wait to test her reputation as a world-beating junior on squash’s biggest stage at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. The 14-year-old is the only Indian girl to win a US junior open title and has also collected the British, German and Dutch junior open and Asian championship trophies. Added Continue Reading......
WSO Director Roy Gingell

Meet Commonwealth Games Singles Tournament Referee Roy Gingell

When squash at the Commonwealth Games gets underway on Friday, Wales’ Roy Gingell will be heading up a team consisting of officials from seven different Commonwealth Nations as the singles Tournament Referee, supported by England’s John Massarella as the doubles Tournament Referee. For Gingell, who will be refereeing at his sixth Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, Continue Reading......

James Willstrop on looking beyond Commonwealth Games and filling some of squash’s biggest shoes

This article, written by Mike Dale, first appeared in the WSF-endorsed Squash Player Magazine  James Willstrop will head to Birmingham this summer as defending Commonwealth Games men’s singles champion but admits the “whole landscape has changed” both on and off court since his unforgettable golden moment four years ago. The Yorkshireman still recalls his straight-games Continue Reading......

Draws announced for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

The singles draws for the first round of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games have been made. While the majority of the game’s biggest names are receiving a bye through to round two, there is still plenty of action to look forward to on day one as 56 players take part in the opening round in Birmingham, Continue Reading......

Uganda’s Commonwealth Games star thanks generous Canadian squash community

Uganda’s Michael Kawooya, who this week will be competing in his fourth Commonwealth Games, has paid tribute to the kindness of the Canadian squash community, who have helped him grow the sport in Uganda through generous donations of squash gear. Kawooya, who first competed in the 2010 Games in Delhi, has been working to grow Continue Reading......

Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre hosts first official squash competition

The first official squash tournament has been held at the brand-new Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre, host of the upcoming 19th Asian Games in 2023. The Hangzhou Squash Championships, co-organised by Hangzhou Squash Association and Hangzhou International EXPO Centre was held earlier this month at Hangzhou Olympic Sports Centre Squash Court in the Chinese east coast Continue Reading......

Squash New Zealand coach Glen Wilson’s incredible grassroots programme

RJ Mitchell Exclusive Despite spending the bulk of his coaching career in the high-performance sector, former New Zealand national champion Glen Wilson has revealed that his return to grassroots coaching has ignited a passion in him for squash that has evoked memories of his youth treading the boards of Maidstone Squash Club, Wellington. In 2019, Continue Reading......

Seedings announced for Commonwealth Games singles

New Zealand duo Paul Coll and Joelle King will headline the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games draws after being designated top seeds in the men’s and women’s draws, respectively. Defending Commonwealth Games singles and women’s doubles champion World No.5 King is a three-time gold medal winner at the Games, winning a women’s doubles gold in the Continue Reading......
Reigning WSF World Junior Squash Champions Hania El Hammamy (left) and Mostafa Asal (right)

WSF World Juniors: 37 countries to compete in Nancy, France

Young athletes from 37 countries will head to Nancy, France, when this year’s edition of the WSF World Junior Squash Championships gets underway. Between 11-21 August, athletes from countries in every populated continent will take part in the World Junior Championships, which will feature a junior men’s and women’s individual event and a men’s team Continue Reading......

The World Games finals: golds for Crouin and Gilis

France’s Victor Crouin and Belgium’s Tinne Gilis are the new The World Games champions after they beat France’s Grégoire Marche and Great Britain’s Lucy Beecroft, respectively, while Colombia’s Miguel Rodriguez and France’s Coline Aumard won bronze. 3/4 seed Crouin came into the final having impressed in victories over Yannick Wilhelmi, 5/8 seed Shahjahan Khan and Continue Reading......

The World Games: finals preview and livestream

It’s finals day at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA, as the last players standing compete for The World Games 2022 title. The first final, which will be contested by Belgium’s Tinne Gilis and England’s Lucy Beecroft, will begin at 11:30 (GMT-5), following the conclusion of the bronze medal matches between Coline Aumard and Continue Reading......

Kiwi refereeing duo Nicky McNaught and Heather Findlay reflect on The World Games

It’s been a brilliant week of squash at The World Games 2022, with fantastic matches, a passionate crowd and a number of countries achieving record finishes. Ahead of today’s finals, we spoke with New Zealand’s refereeing duo Nicky McNaught and Heather Findlay, who have been officiating in Birmingham this week. For McNaught, who began refereeing Continue Reading......

The World Games: Belgium, France and Great Britain through to finals

After an exciting week of squash at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, the finalists for The World Games 2022 have been confirmed. In the women’s draw, top seed Tinne Gilis will face England’s Lucy Beecroft after she beat close friend and 3/4 seed Coline Aumard in straight games, maintaining a superb run of form Continue Reading......

The World Games: semi-finals preview

The semi-finals squash at The World Games 2022 are being played today at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA. There are seven countries represented across the men’s and women’s draws, which will get underway at 15:00 local time (GMT-5) and be played to a best-of-five format. Those following the event from home can keep Continue Reading......

The World Games quarter-finals: Mendez downs No.2 seed Alves

The USA’s 5/8 seed Haley Mendez kept the home hopes alive as she came from behind for the second match in succession to beat French No.2 seed Mélissa Alves 2-1 and reach The World Games 2022 semi-finals in Birmingham, USA. World No.25 Alves made a strong start to the match, comfortably taking the first game Continue Reading......

The World Games: Quarter-Final Preview

The quarter-finals squash at The World Games 2022 get underway today at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA. There are eight countries represented across the men’s and women’s draws, which will get underway at 10:30 local time (GMT-5) and be played to a best-of-three format. Those following the event from home can keep up Continue Reading......

The World Games day two: Masotti downs defending champ Rösner and Tycova run continues

Germany’s reigning World Games champion Simon Rösner’s title defence came to an end last night as the 34-year-old went down to French World No.20 Baptiste Masotti in an entertaining encounter. In a tight first game, it was Masotti who struck first, with the 27-year-old able to keep his nose ahead of Rösner the entire time Continue Reading......

Tycova shocks 3/4 seed Serme on day one at The World Games

Germany’s World No.130 Katerina Tycova produced a fine display to come from behind and defeat Czech 3/4 seed Anna Serme as the squash competition got underway yesterday at The World Games 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama. In the pair’s first ever meeting, World No.41 Serme took the first game 11-8 and looked on her way to Continue Reading......

Squash at The World Games 2022: Day One

It’s the first day of action at The World Games 2022 in Birmingham, USA, with a whopping 26 matches kicking things off! With the four top seeded men and the top two seeded women watching on from the stands after receiving byes, attention is on the likes of Germany’s Simon Rosner, a champion in 2017 Continue Reading......

A Q&A with The World Games Championship Referee David Howard

With 30 years of refereeing under his belt, Canada’s David ‘Dave’ Howard is one of the most experienced officials in squash. Having refereed at the top of the game, with highlights including the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia and the glamorous Tournament of Champions on the PSA World Tour, Howard will take on the role Continue Reading......

The World Squash Federation and SquashLevels partner to deliver the official World Squash Ratings

The World Squash Federation (WSF) and SquashLevels have agreed an exciting new partnership to deliver the official World Squash Ratings. The SquashLevels rating system can be described as a cross between the golf handicap system and popular multi-sport tracking and performance app, Strava, providing a unified ratings system for all players at every level. They Continue Reading......

Squash and Education Alliance provides youth with learning opportunities at The World Games

Students from six Squash and Education Alliance (SEA) programmes will be given a fantastic opportunity to witness the game at the elite level while learning about U.S. history at the upcoming squash competition at the World Games, as part of an SEA coordinated trip. The SEA – which has been supported by US Squash and Continue Reading......

LGBTQ+ European Open 2022 Berlin – the story of the decade’s biggest LGBTQ+ tournament

In just four days, the biggest LGBTQ+ Squash tournament in over a decade will get underway. The brainchild of Berlin-based coach Alexander Panasuk and OutPlay Squash London’s Fabian Valencia, the LGBTQ+ European Open 2022 Berlin will see players from around the world play in a two-day tournament they hope will act as a catalyst to Continue Reading......

Draws announced for World Games

The draws and seedings have been announced for the 2022 World Games, which take place 7-17 July with squash beginning on the 13th. In the men’s draw, following the withdrawal of Peru’s World No.4 Diego Elias, France’s World No.13 Gregoire Marche is the top seed, with Colombia’s former World No. 4 Miguel Rodriguez the second Continue Reading......

2026 Commonwealth Games dates confirmed as process opens for additional sport selection

The Victoria 2026 Commonwealth Games dates have been confirmed as the process for additional sports to be added to the programme has been opened. Victoria 2026 will be held between 17-29 March 2026, beginning with the Opening Ceremony at the Melbourne Cricket Ground where athletes and visitors from around Australia and the world will gather Continue Reading......

Tinne Gilis: “Representing Belgium at World Games is a big honour!”

The 2022 World Games gets underway tomorrow and Belgium’s Tinne Gilis can’t wait! The World No.13, who’ll travel to Birmingham, Alabama, as the top seed, will be hoping to secure her country’s first ever squash gold. The WSF caught up with her to get the full story. The 2022 World Games will be held in Continue Reading......

100 Days to go until World Squash Day!

Tomorrow (July 7th 2022) is 100 days to go until World Squash Day 2022. This annual festival of squash is the biggest grassroots promotion of the sport on the planet. Clubs and federations on every continent join forces to showcase the fun, friendships and fitness that squash delivers. And this year’s event promises to be Continue Reading......

Subramaniam recovering following treatment

The WSF wishes Malaysia’s Sivasangari Subramaniam a speedy recovery, following an update on the 23-year-old’s condition. Subramaniam is reported to be recovering from successful facial surgery today, following a road accident on Sunday June 26. The World No.16 has been receiving treatment in hospital since the accident, which forced her to withdraw from the upcoming Continue Reading......

Nigeria becomes first African nation to host WSF Level 2 coaching course

This summer, the Nigeria Squash Federation (NSF) became the first African nation to host a WSF Level 2 coaching course. Last August, the NSF and top squash coach Matt McFahn laid the groundwork for sustainable growth with a new coach education structure, with McFahn designing and delivering an intense four-day practical NSF Level 3 course. Continue Reading......

Ukraine to compete in World Junior Championships after financial support from France

The Ukrainian Squash Federation (USF) has confirmed that it will be sending players to this year’s World Junior Championships in France, after the French Squash Federation (FFSquash) and the French National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSF) agreed to provide funding for six young athletes to attend the championships, which will take place between 11-21 August Continue Reading......

Squash Player Magazine – Commonwealth Games Special – out now

The latest edition of Squash Player – the magazine endorsed by the World Squash Federation – is out now. Egypt’s Ali Farag, who recently recaptured the World No.1 ranking as well as his third World Championship title, is featured on the cover. Also included in this edition: COMMENT: Mike Clemson proposes changes to Masters scoring; Patrick Osborn Continue Reading......

US Squash’s Todd Harrity talks LGBTQ+ Pride Month

This article first appeared on USsquash.org. June marks LGBTQ+ Pride Month around the world and is a time to celebrate LGBTQ+ people and diversity, remember the history of the LGBTQ+ rights movement, and continued advocacy for LGBTQ+ equal rights and inclusion. Inclusion is one of US Squash’s three core values. We envision people of all Continue Reading......

Watch: Gregoire Marche on 2022 World Games

With just one week to go until the 2022 World Games in Birmingham, Alabama, excitement is rising amongst the athletes. WSF media caught up with 2017 runner up and World No.13 Gregoire Marche to talk everything World Games! The 2022 World Games will be held in Birmingham, USA, between 7-17 July 2022. The event, which Continue Reading......

Former World No.7 Derek Ryan appointed International Testing Agency ambassador

Ireland’s former men’s World No.7 Derek Ryan has been appointed as an ambassador to the International Testing Agency (ITA), where he will join other sports professionals in conducting clean sport education. The ITA is an international organisation constituted as a not-for-profit foundation, based in Lausanne, Switzerland. Its mission is to manage anti-doping programs, independent from Continue Reading......

Saint Lucia Squash joins the Panamerican Squash Federation

A warm welcome to the Saint Lucia Squash & Racquets Association (Saint Lucia Squash), which has officially joined the Federación Panamericana de Squash (FPS), having received its Certificate of Affiliation last week. Squash has long been a popular sport in Saint Lucia, with the Caribbean nation sending Charles Sonson to squash’s Commonwealth Games debut in Continue Reading......

BETARD WSF World Masters: 34 nations currently represented

Over two months out from the beginning of the BETARD WSF World Masters Championships 2022 and already 34 nations are represented, with that number expected to rise as further players join. This year’s championship will be played 21-27 August at Hasta La Vista, the world’s biggest squash club, and marks the first time the tournament Continue Reading......
The Nicol David Organisation launch

Nicol David Organisation offers subsidised squash coaching and English classes

Sixty-four children from lower and middle income families in Malaysia enjoyed their first squash and English language classes yesterday as part of the newly founded Nicol David Organisation’s drive to offer greater sporting and educational opportunities. The non-profit was launched last week in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, by the organisation’s namesake, Malaysia’s former World No.1 Continue Reading......

Hania El Hammamy on the impact of the WSF World Junior Championships

For Egypt’s Hania El Hammamy, the World Junior Squash Championships have been a vital part of her progress to becoming one of the game’s top players. Still aged just 21, El Hammamy has received plaudits for her excellent movement and the grace with which she plays the game. Having risen to World No.3 this year Continue Reading......

BETARD WSF World Masters: Go behind the scenes at Hasta La Vista, the world’s biggest squash club!

Soon, the BETARD WSF World Masters Championships 2022 will get underway at one of squash’s most unique clubs: Hasta La Vista, in beautiful Wrocław. In a behind-the-scenes look at Hasta La Vista, we’ll be exploring what makes the club so special and how you can play here when the club hosts the BETARD WSF World Continue Reading......

Former World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy to represent England

Former World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy says he is excited to fight for squash’s top honours under the flag of England after it was announced earlier today that the current World No.3 had switched his allegiance from Egypt to his adopted home country. The 2017 World Champion, who successfully applied for British citizenship earlier year, has Continue Reading......

Squads announced for 2022 World Games

The USA’s Shahjahan Khan says he is ready to compete to bring home the USA’s first ever gold medal in squash at the 2022 World Games in Birmingham, following the announcement of the squads for the 23 nations that will be competing in Alabama, USA. Khan, who was born in Pakistan but is a long-term Continue Reading......

Syrian refugee enrolled in top educational institution with help of charity Squash Dreamers

Squash Dreamers, a partner organisation of the PSA Foundation, has announced that one of its participants, 12-year-old Syrian refugee Israa, has been selected to attend a programme run by one of the Middle East’s best educational facilities. Squash Dreamers is charity dedicated to training Syrian refugees and underprivileged Jordanian girls in Amman to become competitive Continue Reading......

Redemption and Revenge: Jonathon Power’s Commonwealth Games story

More than 15 years after retiring from the professional game, Jonathon Power is still one of the best known names in the squash public consciousness. The former World No.1, who last year had a dazzling new court named after him, captured the public imagination with his spectacular shotmaking and personality on and off the court. Continue Reading......

England Squash launch ‘Get Games Ready’ campaign

England Squash has today announced the ‘Get Games Ready‘ campaign. Get Games Ready is a microsite containing resources, ideas and helpful information to assist squash clubs to prepare for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and ensure that the Games leave a positive and lasting legacy for squash. On the Get Games Ready microsite, visitors can find Continue Reading......

Nour El Sherbini and Ali Farag win PSA World Championship titles

Egypt’s World No.2s Nour El Sherbini and Ali Farag have lifted the 2021-22 CIB PSA World Championships Cairo titles after beating compatriots Nouran Gohar and Mohamed ElShorbagy, respectively. Both finals were a repeat of the 2020-21 PSA World Championship finals in Chicago with the outcome also the same as El Sherbini and Farag conquered their compatriots in memorable performances at Continue Reading......

50 days to go until 2022 World Games

18 May 2022 There are just 50 days to go until 2022 World Games get underway in Birmingham, USA, 7-17 July 2022. The event, which is held every four years and this year will celebrate its 40th anniversary, has been described by event organisers as: “An extraordinary Olympic-style sports experience where elite athletes from all Continue Reading......

Hosts England announce squad for 2022 Commonwealth Games, Birmingham

2022 Commonwealth Games hosts England have officially announced their nine-person squad for the upcoming Commonwealth Games, which will be played in Birmingham between 28 July – 8 August 2022. The team balances youth and experience, with three debutants appearing alongside six medallists. Former World No.1 James Willstrop, who earlier spoke to the WSF about how Continue Reading......

J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions Women’s Leadership Program raises $41,000 for mental health

The Professional Squash Association Foundation (PSA Foundation) has revealed that the recent J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions (ToC) Women’s Leadership Program raised over $41,000 for mental health support. Held ahead of the first matches of the ToC, a Gold-level event on the PSA World Tour, this year the Women’s Leadership Program honored Margaret H. “Peg” Continue Reading......

Sport England backs England Squash with long-term investment

England Squash is among a group of over 120 organisations working in partnership with Sport England to level up access to sport and physical activity across the country. England Squash will receive expertise, support and an investment of £7,351,682 of government and National Lottery funding from Sport England to co-deliver the ambitions of its Uniting Continue Reading......

England Squash launch junior participation programme ‘Squash Stars’

England Squash has launched Squash Stars, a nationwide junior squash participation and coaching initiative to attract thousands of children to the game. The six-week programme, delivered by participating clubs and venues from June, will introduce children aged 5-11 to the fun game of squash, which is recognised as the world’s healthiest sport. Participants will be Continue Reading......

Michelle Martin on being squash’s first Commonwealth Games gold medallist

The 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur represented a landmark in our sport. After 68 years of exclusion, squash was to be brought in from the cold and given the spotlight it deserved, finally included after so many years on the outside looking in.  Australia’s Michelle Martin, who beat compatriot Sarah Fitz-Gerald in the women’s Continue Reading......

England crowned European Team champions

England took both titles on an enthralling final day of the ESF European Team Championships in Eindhoven, following a 2-1 win for the women against Wales and a 3-0 win for the men against France. In the women’s final, fans were treated to an engrossing display in the opening tie as a high-intensity chess match Continue Reading......

A Squash Coaching Q&A with India’s Chris Walker

It’s safe to say that Chris Walker boasts a pretty enviable CV. As a player, the Englishman – who rose as high as World No.4 – picked up medals in the World Championships, the World Team Championships, the World Doubles Championships and the Commonwealth Games, before going on to begin a successful post-playing career that Continue Reading......

European Team Championships Finals: Preview and Watch Live

It’s finals day of the European Team Championships in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, as four days of thrilling squash come to an end. In the women’s final, England go up against Wales in a Great British derby. England, who are playing their 10th consecutive final, go into the the match looking to reclaim their crown, having Continue Reading......

Paul Coll: How intelligent coaching helped take ‘not the most talented junior’ to World No.1

World No.1 Paul Coll is one of the modern game’s most successful ‘late bloomer’ stories. From ranked World No.37 as a 24-year-old to reaching World No.1 at the age of 29, the improvement to the Kiwi’s game has been sublime. In a feature interview with WSF media, Coll explains the role coaching has played on Continue Reading......

France to host 2022 WSF World Junior Championships

The World Squash Federation (WSF) board has awarded the 2022 WSF World Junior Championships to the French Squash Federation (FFSquash), following the tournament’s relocation from St Petersburg. The event, which will feature a junior men’s and women’s individual event and the men’s junior team championships, will be hosted in the city of Nancy between 11-21 Continue Reading......

James Willstrop and Birmingham school children set to star on stage in new squash play

Commonwealth Games gold medallist James Willstrop and children from inner city Birmingham schools will be creating a drama on the squash courts at the University of Birmingham with a brand-new play, Outside The Box. As the region gets ready for the Commonwealth Games, Outside The Box premieres as part of the Birmingham 2022 Festival at the end Continue Reading......
Heather McKay

Book Release: The Golden Age of Australian Women’s Squash

A new book detailing the fascinating history of women’s squash in Australia was officially launched earlier today. ‘The Golden Age of Australian Women’s Squash’ visits some of the incredible performances of Australia’s top female players over the course of five decades, revisiting some of Squash Australia’s biggest stories, as well as telling a new audience Continue Reading......

200 Days Until 2022 FISU World University Championship Squash, Egypt

There are 200 days to go until the 2022 International University Sports Federation (FISU) Championship Squash gets underway in Giza, Egypt, 7 – 13 November 2022. Squash has been on the World University Championships sports programme since Maastricht, Netherlands, 1996 and was last held in Birmingham, England, in 2018, where Great Britain took the team Continue Reading......

100 days to go until Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Today marks 100 days to go until the 2022 Commonwealth Games gets under way in Birmingham, England. The 2022 Commonwealth Games will feature 20 sports – including squash – and will take place between Thursday July 28 – Monday August 8, 2022. Squash – including men’s and women’s singles and men’s, women’s and mixed doubles Continue Reading......

2022 Pan Am Championships Roundup: Colombia Rampant and First Gold for Guyana

The Panamerican Squash Federation (FPS) has expressed its thanks to Guatemala and a number of organisations within Guatemala following the hugely successful 2022 Pan American Squash Championships in Guatemala City. In a week of thrilling squash, Colombia dominated the championships by winning five of the seven events, including the mixed doubles, women’s doubles, men’s doubles, Continue Reading......

CGF confirm Victoria, Australia as host of 2026 Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) has confirmed that the 2026 Commonwealth Games will be hosted by the State of Victoria in Australia and that squash will be one of the initial 16 sports on the programme. The announcement follows a successful exclusive dialogue period between the CGF, Commonwealth Games Australia (CGAus) and Victoria, where an Continue Reading......

WSF World Doubles Championship Review: Moments of the tournament

The 2022 WSF World Doubles Championships have come to a close after a thrilling five days in Glasgow, Scotland. To celebrate the remarkable success of the event, we’ll be looking back over some of the bests of the tournament. Moment of the tournament The emotional embrace between sister-and-brother-in-law Dipika Pallikal Karthik and Saurav Ghosal after Continue Reading......

Watch: Championship Balls and Reactions from the 2022 World Doubles finals

It was a thrilling day at the finals of the WSF World Doubles Squash Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. Watch the moment history was made as India won their first and second ever world titles in a matter of hours, while England ended a 25-year-wait for title. Catch up on the championship balls and hear the Continue Reading......

The value of teamwork: How Scottish Squash delivered a successful World Doubles Championships

With the WSF World Doubles Squash Championships making a triumphant return last week after more than two years of COVID-19 disruption, WSF media explore how hosts Scottish Squash were able to deliver a hugely successful World Championships under challenging circumstances. The manner in which Scotland was awarded the event was far from ideal for the Continue Reading......

The best shots and rallies from the WSF World Doubles Squash Championships

It’s been a fantastic week in Glasgow for the WSF World Doubles Squash Championships! With no shortage of drama, this has been a special tournament for a number of teams. On court, the action has been incredible! Catch up on the best each day had to offer, from triple dives to winners from knees! Finals Continue Reading......

WSF World Doubles Squash Championships Review: A Q&A with President Zena Wooldridge

After an incredible five days of squash that saw India claim their first ever titles and England win their first Championship since the inaugural event in 1997, WSF President Zena Wooldridge, OBE, sat down for a question-and-answer session to reflect on the week’s action.   What a week it’s been! What have you thought of Continue Reading......

World Doubles Finals: Two Historic Golds For India, One For England

India’s squash players enjoyed a fairytale day as they won India’s first – and then second – ever gold medals in the finals of the 2022 WSF World Doubles Squash Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. The country, the first in Asia to win a World Doubles title, beat England in the mixed and the women’s doubles, Continue Reading......

England, India and Scotland Reach Finals of WSF World Doubles Championships

The three finals of the WSF World Doubles Squash Championships will be contested by hosts Scotland, England, and India, in the Scotstoun Leisure Centre, Glasgow, with England eying up a hat trick of titles after they qualified for all three. In the men’s draw, Scotland’s No.6 seeds Greg Lobban reached his third and Rory Stewart Continue Reading......

Romiglio & Fernandes Capture Panamerican Individuals Titles

Argentina’s Leandro Romiglio and Guyana’s Nicolette Fernandes have captured the Panamerican Individual Squash Championships titles following respective wins over Colombian duo Juan Camilo Vargas and Laura Tovar in Guatemala City. For Romiglio, it is a second Panamerican Individuals title after he took out Vargas by an 11-3, 11-8, 11-3 scoreline. The World No.100 took out Continue Reading......

World No.1 Coll Speaks to Olympic Channel

World No.1 Paul Coll, who is playing in the WSF World Doubles Championships, recently caught up with the Olympic Channel about the value of putting yourself in uncomfortable positions.  "I'm a big believer in putting yourself in uncomfortable positions" Get into the mind of the world number one squash player @paulcollsquash! We spoke to the Continue Reading......

Top seeds survive scare as WSF World Doubles Championships get underway

The top-seeded mixed doubles duo of World No.1 Paul Coll and World No.5 Joelle King avoided an opening-day shock as they came from behind to beat a spirited Hong Kong, China pairing of Chi Him Wong and Ka Yi Lee 2-1 in 36mins. Wong and Lee took the Kiwis by surprise when they put Lee Continue Reading......

Introducing the WSF Coaching Group

Following the results of the WSF global coaching survey, a number of coaches expressed the desire for greater cooperation and access to support. As part of this, the WSF would like to introduce the WSF Coaching Group. This is a private facebook page for squash coaches from all over the world to share their experience, Continue Reading......

‘Intriguing’ Squash Court Could Inspire a New Generation of Players

Birmingham 2022 medal contender Sarah-Jane Perry believes that the new temporary glass squash court installed at Birmingham New Street station this week can inspire a new generation of squash players to watch the sport and even give it a try themselves. “The glass court at New Street is colourful, it’s vibrant but it looks sharp Continue Reading......

Welcome to Glasgow 2022: WSF and Scottish Squash Presidents Zena Wooldridge and Mark Adderley

The WSF and Scottish Squash are delighted to welcome the world to tomorrow’s WSF World Squash Doubles Championships. Below, Scottish Squash President Mark Adderley and WSF President Zena Wooldridge pen letters to signal the event launch. “A warm welcome to the 2022 WSF World Doubles Championships. Scottish Squash is thrilled to be awarded this prestigious Continue Reading......

2022 WSF World Doubles Championships: Preview and Broadcast Information

There’s just one day to go until the 2022 WSF World Doubles Squash Championships begin in Glasgow, Scotland, and it is New Zealand who are tipped to claim the major honours, with the Kiwi mixed doubles and women’s teams seeded top, while England are predicted to take the honours in the men’s event. Day one Continue Reading......

A Q&A with World Doubles Championship Referee Mike Collins

With 27 years’ experience in squash officiating, Mike Collins is one of the most respected referees in world squash. The South African, who has refereed World Championships and Commonwealth Games, sits on the WSO Advisory Board and chairs the WSF’s Rules Commission, will be returning to Glasgow – where he refereed for the 2014 Commonwealth Continue Reading......

Watch: Scotland’s Greg Lobban talks Glasgow Doubles

We caught up with Scotland’s 2016 men’s doubles champion Greg Lobban, who talks everything Glasgow Doubles, including: the tactics, court dynamics, the not-so-obvious differences with singles, and what travelling fans can expect from Scotland! The WSF World Double Championships are being held in Glasgow, Scotland, for the first time. The tournament, in which Member National Continue Reading......

Eye-Catching All-Glass Squash Court Popping up in Birmingham’s New Street Station

Thousands of commuters and Birmingham residents are set to discover the exciting sport of squash and meet the world’s best players ahead of this year’s Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games when a world-class glass court is erected inside New Street station’s state-of-the-art atrium from 4 – 11 April. An action-packed week of activity is planned to Continue Reading......

WSF Mourns Loss of Muhammad Fayyaz

The World Squash Federation (WSF) would like to extend its condolences to the family of Muhammad Fayyaz after he sadly passed away earlier this week at the age of 57. Mr Fayyaz was a well-respected squash referee and, since his appointment in 2003, officiated multiple major championships around the globe. His final match as a WSF Continue Reading......

Squash doubles stars reflect on pride of being selected for Glasgow 2022

There’s less than one week to go until the WSF World Doubles Squash Championship gets underway in Glasgow. The 2022 World Doubles – which was postponed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic – will 15 countries competing in Men’s, Women’s and Mixed events between 5-9 April in Glasgow Life’s Scotstoun Leisure Centre. The hosts Continue Reading......

100 days to go until the World Games 2022

Today marks 100 days to go until The World Games 2022 gets under way in Birmingham, Alabama July 7-17. The World Games is a multi-sport event held every four years and features over 30 sports – including squash – as 3,600 athletes descend on Birmingham. Squash was first included in the World Games in 1997 Continue Reading......

Squads Announced for Glasgow’s WSF World Doubles

Eighty-six of the world’s best squash players will descend on Glasgow for the WSF World Doubles, following the confirmation of the 15 participating teams’ squads. Men’s World No.1 Paul Coll headlines a stellar lineup, with the 29-year-old partnering with women’s World No.6 Joelle King for New Zealand in the mixed doubles as part of an Continue Reading......

Register Now for the Anti-Doping Webinar and Certification Series

The World Squash Federation (WSF) is delighted to announce the upcoming Anti-Doping webinar series starting on Thursday, 31 March 2022. This is a series of five weekly webinars, covering the compulsory topics per the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) code. The webinar series has been prepared and delivered by the International Testing Agency (ITA) in partnership Continue Reading......

WSF mourns Murray Day

The World Squash Federation (WSF) extends its condolences to the family of former President Murray Day, OBE, who has passed away at the age of 90 in Waikato, New Zealand. Day served as the second President of the WSF (then known as the ISRF) from 1975-1981 and was instrumental in modernising squash by making it Continue Reading......

SFA President Lucky Mlilo leads Ghana’s first official refereeing course ahead of 2023 African Games

In preparation for the upcoming African Games, the Ghana Squash Association and the Squash Federation of Africa recently organised a refereeing workshop in Accra to introduce the next generation of referees to the game and the World Squash Officiating programme. With squash set to be included in next year’s African Games for the Continue Reading......
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WSF & PSA Issue Joint Statement Regarding Russian & Belarusian Athletes

Following recommendations made by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the World Squash Federation (WSF) and Professional Squash Association (PSA) will exclude athletes and officials from Russia and Belarus from taking part in all officially sanctioned squash events until further notice. This follows the decision of the WSF on the 25th of February to relocate the 2022 WSF World Continue Reading......

Squash Australia adopts World Squash Coaching certification

Squash Australia is pleased to announce that it will adopt the World Squash Coaching (WSC) certification into its education framework. The WSC certifications are set to form a core element of certification for coaches in Australia with current Squash Australia certifications set to expire over the coming years. The adoption of the WSC certifications complements the Continue Reading......

Seven nations represented as Commonwealth Games’ squash referees announced

The World Squash Federation (WSF) is delighted to announce that today, on Commonwealth Day, the team of squash referees and other officials for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has been confirmed. Two of squash’s most experienced and respected referees have been designated as Tournament Referees and will be tasked with leading officiating throughout the Games. Continue Reading......

Meet Chan Sin Yuk: The future of Hong Kong Squash aiming for the game’s summit

At just 19 years old, Chan Sin Yuk is already regarded as a future star to watch in squash. The Hong Konger is ranked World No.65 and is projected to continue to rise, in spite of beginning her professional career in the midst of a global pandemic and balancing her sporting career with studying at Continue Reading......

WSF President Zena Wooldridge talks #BreakTheBias

Zena Wooldridge, OBE, has been President of the World Squash Federation (WSF) since December 2020, having previously served as the President of the European Squash Federation and as the Chair of England Squash. Since her election to WSF presidency, Wooldridge has made inclusion an important part of WSF’s strategy and culture, including aspects of WSF Continue Reading......

Andrea Santamaria’s advice for aspiring referees

“Refereeing is something I really, really enjoy. But it is challenging, and can be bittersweet.”  Andrea Santamaria is one of the few female referees at the top of the game. Last year, she was just one of two women to have refereed at a Platinum event on the PSA World Tour. Today, the Yorkshire, England, Continue Reading......

England Squash launches Rally Together Pledge campaign

England Squash has today launched its Rally Together Pledge campaign on International Women’s Day which calls on everyone in the squash community to break the bias and support more women and girls to reach their full potential in squash. Research conducted by England Squash reveals that female players and coaches still experience sexist comments and Continue Reading......

Janet Sairsingh, Cayman Islands Chef de Mission talks Commonwealth squash.

Janet Sairsingh, a member of the WSF Governance and Audit Commission and former president of the Caribbean Area Squash Association, is a well-known figure in Cayman Islands sport. As the Cayman Islands chef de mission for the Tokyo Olympic Games and the upcoming Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, Sairsingh has been at the forefront of ensuring Continue Reading......

Squash For All: Egoli Youth Empowerment run first session of the year in Johannesburg

Egoli Youth Empowerment, an outreach programme that uses squash as a catalyst to empower children and provide them with opportunities, recently completed their first session of the year in Johannesburg, as squash programmes around the world continue to recover from the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Supported by the PSA Foundation – the charitable arm of Continue Reading......

Positive outlook for Nigeria Squash with coaching overhaul

Top squash coach Matt McFahn is optimistic for the future of squash in Nigeria after the Nigeria Squash Federation (NSF) laid the groundwork for sustainable growth with a new coach education structure. Late last year, NSF President Boye Oyerinde arranged for 22 coaches from around Nigeria to gather in Lagos for an intense four-day practical Continue Reading......
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WSF statement regarding WSF World Junior Championships

February 25, 2022. Earlier today, the Board of the World Squash Federation (WSF) held an extraordinary meeting to confirm WSF’s response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The WSF World Junior Championships 2022, scheduled to be played 9-20 August in St. Petersburg, Russia, will be relocated from Russia to an alternative venue, details of which shall be released in due course. The Continue Reading......

Fifteen Nations Set To Compete for WSF World Doubles Titles in April

Fifteen nations will compete for honours at the upcoming WSF World Doubles Squash Championships, which will be held in Glasgow, Scotland for the first time between April 5-9. The 2022 WSF World Doubles will be organised by Scottish Squash and will feature three events – a men’s event, a women’s event and a mixed event Continue Reading......

Namibia Squash: Talent identification and growth critical for future

For the Namibian Squash Association (NSA), the focus is very much on the future, as the sport’s governing body looks to grow the game among the country’s young population and increase the number of coaches. Currently, approximately 500 players regularly take part in squash in the African country, with the sport particularly popular with those Continue Reading......

SquashCommonwealth: New website launched to celebrate Commonwealth legacy

The World Squash Federation, as part of the Squash United by Birmingham 2022 group, is delighted to announce the launch of squashcommonwealth.com. Squashcommonwealth.com is a website designed and created by Squash United to help share the incredible community, legacy and development work being delivered for squash by members of  the group and extending to Commonwealth nations around the world. The website features detailed information about the community and legacy projects Continue Reading......

WSF mourns Ann Jackson

The World Squash Federation (WSF) would like to extend its condolences to the family of Ann Jackson, who has passed away at the age of 93. Ann served as the first President of the Squash Rackets Association (SRA, now England Squash) after the merger of the SRA and Women’s Squash Rackets Association, where she had Continue Reading......

World Squash Officiating Builds Momentum

By WSO Media As squash continues to emerge from the restrictions and damage caused by the pandemic, the WSO – jointly launched by the WSF and PSA as an online education and appraisal portal designed to standardise officiating qualifications worldwide – can report significant progress. There are now well over 1,500 individuals registered on the Continue Reading......

Squash Player Issue 4 – The Annual – out now

The latest edition of Squash Player – the magazine endorsed by the World Squash Federation – is out now. Current World No.2 Paul Coll is featured on the cover, with the 29-year-old Kiwi set to be the first male from New Zealand to reach World No.1 next month. Also included in this edition: WORLD SQUASH: Squash’s participation Continue Reading......

Squash booming in Russia ahead of WSF World Junior Championships

Six months out from hosting the WSF World Junior Championships and squash in Russia is on the rise. Over the last three years, the number of squash players and clubs has shot up in Russia. In 2019, it is estimated that there were 600 ranked players in the country. That figure has jumped year-on-year, to Continue Reading......

Entries open for 2022 WSF Men’s World Junior Team Championships

Entries are now open for the 2022 WSF Men’s World Junior Team Championships, to be held in St. Petersburg, Russia, as part of the WSF World Junior Squash Championships in August of this year. The World Junior Championships sees players aged 18 and below compete in some of squash’s most iconic venues and is held Continue Reading......

Entries open for WSF World Masters Squash Championships 2022

Entries are now officially open for the 2022 WSF World Masters Squash Championships, to be held at the Hasta La Vista Club in Wroclaw, Poland 21-27 August. Excitement is high for the return of the tournament, which has not been held since Charlottesville 2018 – where 755 players aged 35 and above from 59 nations Continue Reading......

Watch: Diving Explained

In a World Squash Officiating (WSO) video, PSA Referee & Refereeing Director Lee Drew explains the rules behind one of squash’s most exciting plays: the dive! WSO was jointly launched by the WSF and PSA as an online education and appraisal portal designed to standardise officiating qualifications worldwide. Anyone wishing to improve their knowledge of Continue Reading......

Stewart Boswell Q&A

For Stewart Boswell, who was appointed as Squash Australia’s National Coach in spring 2020, the last two years have proven uniquely challenging. With all the disruptions to the international squash calendar over the last two years, Boswell is yet to take his international team into competitive action, though the former World No.4 is optimistic for Continue Reading......

The success of Iran’s women’s coaching programme

Ten years ago, there were fewer than 100 female squash coaches in Iran. Now, however, women represent more than 60 percent of the country’s roughly 1000 qualified coaches. One of the main reasons behind this dramatic rise is the proactivity of the Iran Squash Federation (ISF), which has implemented significant reforms at all levels to Continue Reading......

Watch: Victor Crouin on the future of French squash

France’s Victor Crouin is one of the rising stars of squash. In a wide-ranging interview with World Squash media, the 22-year-old World No.20 discussed the future of French squash after Gregory Gaultier’s retirement, the challenges of balancing a squash career with academic commitments, and his aspirations of being the French No.1. Find out more about Continue Reading......

Squash United to build show-court inside Birmingham train station & fund community projects

The World Squash Federation (WSF), as part of the Squash United by Birmingham 2022 project, is delighted to announce that an all-glass squash show-court is to be constructed inside Birmingham’s New Street train station. The court will be in the station’s main concourse, which sees a daily footfall of 170,000 people, between 4-9 April 2022 and will Continue Reading......

Top squash referee Foster on “squash’s best seat in the house”

Over the last two decades, English squash referee Jason Foster has become recognised as one of the top officials in the game and has presided over major finals all over the world. The 52-year-old, who in 2021 refereed two Platinum finals – the men’s CIB PSA Black Ball Squash Open in Cairo and the women’s Continue Reading......

India to host first in-person WSF AGM since 2019

The Squash Rackets Federation of India (SRFI) will host the 52nd World Squash Federation (WSF) Annual General Meeting and Conference in Chennai, India, following confirmation from the WSF Board of Directors. The AGM, which will be the first conducted in person since 2019 due to the continued disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, is scheduled Continue Reading......

Squash Australia Learning Centre Launched

Budding squash coaches and referees in Australia have been given a major boost, following an announcement from Squash Australia that Phase 1 of the Squash Australia Learning Centre has been launched. Phase 1 will allow entry-level learners to have the opportunity to begin their coaching and refereeing development through the Foundation Coach and Club Referee Continue Reading......

Barbados Squash Association Honoured By National Olympic Committee

The Barbados Squash Association (BSA) has been recognised for its remarkable efforts during the last two years with a Spirit of Resilience Award at the Barbados Olympic Association’s (BOA) annual awards. The Spirit of Resilience prize comes as fair reward for the BSA, which has not only survived the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but thrived, thanks Continue Reading......

Glasgow Announced as WSF World Doubles Hosts

Scotland will host the WSF World Doubles Squash Championships for the first time in April this year, after Scottish Squash was awarded the tournament by the World Squash Federation. The 2022 World Doubles – which was postponed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic – will feature countries from around the world competing in Men’s, Continue Reading......

Squash Girls Can Coach: England Squash targets gender balance with part-funded coaching course

According to England Squash’s latest figures, approximately 80 percent of England Squash coaches throughout the coaching pathway are male. To address this imbalance, England Squash have launched “Squash Girls Can Coach,” a discounted coaching programme for women and girls. The part-funded six-month-long programme, which is scheduled to begin at the end of January, will cost Continue Reading......

Squash For All: Rwanda’s free youth coaching programme

After a COVID-19-enforced break of nearly two years, the Rwanda Squash Federation (RSF) has recently been able to relaunch a free coaching programme that aims to bring squash to communities that would otherwise be excluded from the game. In Rwanda, squash is largely perceived to be a sport for the wealthy elite, something RSF Secretary Continue Reading......

Watch: BBC on Importance of Kent Open

As squash continues to attract increased global media coverage, competitors at the Colin Payne Kent Open in Tunbridge Wells, England, found themselves the centre of a BBC feature on the sport’s growth and gender equality. Find out what tournament director and World Squash Day founder Alan Thatcher and top-seeded siblings Torrie and Curtis Malik had Continue Reading......

Tsz-Wing Tong and Eain Yow Ng Win 21st Asian Individual Championships

Hong Kong’s Tong Tsz-Wing and Malaysia’s Eain Yow Ng have won the gold medal matches in the 21st Asian Individual Championships in Islamabad, Pakistan. The Championships featured 24 men and 16 women from six member nations and came two weeks after Malaysia claimed a historic double in the Asian Team Championships. In the women’s final, Continue Reading......

2023 Men’s World Team Championships Awarded to New Zealand

New Zealand has been awarded the 2023 WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championships, marking a return of the elite team tournament to the country.The biennial tournament, which sees four-man squads from top squash-playing nations around the world battle it out in best-of-three-match clashes, is set to be played in an exhibition centre on the North Continue Reading......

WSF and the Olympic Channel Announce Broadcasting Partnership

The World Squash Federation (WSF) and the Olympic Channel announce a collaborative broadcasting partnership. With this agreement, the Olympic Channel will work with the WSF to live broadcast a number of international and continental tournaments across the digital platform, including men’s and women’s events, as well as junior and masters tournaments. The partnership will see the Olympic Continue Reading......

WSF Launches Global Coaching Survey

The World Squash Federation (WSF) has today launched a landmark survey to inform its new coaching strategy. The survey aims to provide a better understanding of the current coaching environments, the challenges faced, and how coaches around the world can be better supported.The survey, available here, will run until December 23rd and asks squash coaches of Continue Reading......

The Future of Squash Coaching? Victoria Unveils Plans for Digital Coaching Hub

Squash coaches in Victoria and beyond will be excited to hear of a planned digital coaching hub, expected to be launched by Squash and Racquetball Victoria next year. The hub, which will be known as the Coaching Community of Practice, is projected to increase coordination and reinvigorate squash coaching in the south-eastern Australian state, though Continue Reading......

England Squash partners with World Squash Officiating

England Squash has announced a new long-term partnership with World Squash Officiating (WSO) – a joint initiative run by the World Squash Federation (WSF) and the Professional Squash Association (PSA) – to standardise squash officiating qualifications in England. Adopting WSO’s new refereeing framework will help England Squash to bring hundreds of existing referees in England Continue Reading......

English Coach Paul Hornsby Back on New Zealand Commonwealth Games Duty

Squash New Zealand have confirmed that Paul Hornsby shall return to the national coaching setup, after the  Englishman was appointed as the assistant coach and manager for the team as they strive for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games medals next year. Hornsby, the North Shore Club, Auckland and Northland coach, has had extensive experience around the Continue Reading......

Bangladesh Breathes New Life into Squash with Coaching Overhaul

One year ago, squash in Bangladesh was in a very difficult position. The country was without a single qualified coach and had recently finished last at the South Asian Games. Now, thanks to a specialist course arranged by the Bangladesh Squash Rackets Federation (BSRF), the future is looking brighter once more. 23 aspiring coaches recently Continue Reading......

Historic Double for Malaysia at Asian Team Championships

Hosts Malaysia capped an incredible Asian Team Championships by upsetting the top seeds in the men’s and women’s events to claim an unlikely double, their first ever at the tournament. In the women’s final, Malaysia – who played the entire tournament without their top-ranked player Sivasangari Subramaniam – downed top seeds Hong Kong to secure Continue Reading......

USA and Mexico Secure Teams Golds at Junior Pan American Games

The USA and Mexico have secured the last available gold medals in squash, winning the women’s teams and men’s teams events, respectively. The Games, held every four years for athletes between the ages of 17-22, features 315 events across 28 sports, including squash singles, doubles and team events. This year’s event is being held in Continue Reading......

Squash to be Included in African Games for First Time in 20 Years

Squash is set to be included in the 13th edition of the African Games, held in Ghana in 2023, following a decision by the organising committee. The African Games are a continental multi-sport event held every four years, organised by the African Union, the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa and the Association of African Sports Confederations. Squash has been Continue Reading......

Mexico and Colombia Take Doubles Golds at Junior Pan American Games

Mexico and Colombia have taken golds in the doubles events at the Junior Pan American Games, Cali-Valle. Both countries dominated the doubles events throughout, with the two contesting all three finals. Mexico took gold in the women’s and mixed events, with Fabiola Cabello and Poala Franco defeating Maria Ramirez and Valentina Sanchez, while Dina Anguiano Continue Reading......

WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championships Cancelled

29 November 2021. The World Squash Federation (WSF) and the Squash Rackets Association of Malaysia (SRAM) regret to announce that the 2021 WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship – which was scheduled to take place in Kuala Lumpur between December 7-12 – has been cancelled. The WSF believes in an open and inclusive Men’s World Continue Reading......

Stefanoni and Cardenas Take Singles Golds at Junior Pan American Games

The USA’s Marina Stefanoni and Mexico’s Leonel Cardenas have won squash singles golds at the Junior Pan American Games in Cali-Valle, Colombia. The pair, both highly ranked on the PSA World Tour, dominated their respective competitions, with Stefanoni securing a comprehensive 3-0 win over Mexico’s Dina Anguiano and Cardenas overcoming Colombia’s Matias Knudsen by the Continue Reading......

Farag: Squash is usually a selfish sport. But at WSF Men’s Teams, we win for Egypt

For World No.1 Al Farag, the WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championships is one of the most important tournaments in a player’s career. Speaking ahead of the upcoming 27th edition of the tournament in Kuala Lumpur, which will take place 07-12 December, the reigning Men’s Teams champion said that more than anything, he enjoyed being Continue Reading......

WSF Statement on WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship

The World Squash Federation (WSF) makes the following update to clarify reports in some media outlets that the Israeli Squash Team has been barred from the upcoming WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championships, to be held next month in Malaysia. The WSF has not been informed by the Malaysian authorities that the Israeli team will be denied visas. The Continue Reading......

European Squash Federation Delivers Elite Coaching in Switzerland

After numerous delays due to the uncertainty of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the European Squash Federation (ESF) was able to welcome 11 coaches for an elite Level Three course In Langnau, Switzerland, earlier this month. The Level Three, the highest level of WSF coaching certification, guides coaches to work with players up to a national Continue Reading......

World Squash Library: a Fascinating Look at the History of our Sport

The World Squash Library has today published a unique record of the evolution of international squash management over the past six decades, including decisions, rules and regulations. The full set of 50 AGM minutes of the World Squash Federation, from its formation in 1967 until 2020, can be found at the Squash Library site, and Continue Reading......

Khan Set for First USA Appearance as US Squash Names Men’s Teams Squad

Shahjahan Khan will make his first appearance for the USA team when the squad travels to Kuala Lumpur for the WSF World Team Squash Championship 07-12 December, after switching his official national affiliation from Pakistan. Khan, 26, who was born in Pakistan but gained US citizenship in 2019, says he is looking forward to competing Continue Reading......

WSF Pays Respects to Prasad Pillai

The World Squash Federation (WSF) extends its condolences to the family of former Secretary General Prasad Pillai, who has passed away at the age of 72. Mr. Pillai served tirelessly as Secretary General of the WSF from 1989-1992 and for the ASF from 1997-2001. He also served as SRAM’s second Honorary Secretary, where he is Continue Reading......

Kang and Au Yeong in rapid-fire wins at MARIGOLD SGSquash Satellite 2021

Days after victories in the Singapore National Championships, Samuel Kang and Au Yeong Wai Ann have recorded impressive wins at the MARIGOLD SGSquash Closed Satellite 2021. Kang plays through pain Having been through a grueling week at the National Championships, 30-year-old Samuel Kang was initially a doubt for the final due to a rib injury. Continue Reading......

Players Announced for 2021 Junior Pan American Games, Cali Valle

Fifty seven squash players from 17 nations will compete at the upcoming Junior Pan American Games, held in Colombia between November 25 – December 5. The Games, held every four years for athletes between the ages of 17-22, will feature 315 events across 28 sports, including squash singles, doubles and team events. This year’s event Continue Reading......
Rösner takes on Eain Yow Ng of Malaysia in the WSF Men's Team Championship

Rösner returns as WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship

 squads announced

Simon Rösner – widely considered Germany’s greatest ever squash player – will return to the squash circuit when he plays in the Germany team at the upcoming WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championships, as the 26 participating teams begin announcing their squads for Kuala Lumpur. After retiring from the PSA World Tour in December 2020, Continue Reading......

Singapore National Squash Championship: Kang and Au Yeong make it four titles in a row

Top seeds Samuel Kang and Au Yeong Wai Yhann continued their dominance on the domestic circuit as they saw off spirited opponents at the Kallang Squash Centre to each claim their fourth MARIGOLD Singapore National Championship in a row. Kang has dominated the local scene for some time and continued his supremacy after a nail-biting Continue Reading......

Teams Confirmed for 2021 WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championships

Twenty six teams will contest this year’s WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championships, the most since 2013, after the team list was confirmed today.The biennial tournament, which sees four-man squads from each country battle it out in best-of-three-match clashes, will be played at the National Squash Centre in Kuala Lumpur 07-12 December, hosted by the Squash Continue Reading......

Singapore National Squash Championship 2021: Preview and How to Watch

The Kallang Squash Centre will come to life once more on 10 November 2021 with the MARIGOLD National Squash Championships 2021, as 27 of Singapore’s top players compete in the invitational event. Top seeds in the Men’s and Women’s draws, Samuel Kang and Au Yeong Wai Yhann, are favourites for the crown and to continue Continue Reading......

Optimism as Squash Australia Announces 200+ Events for 2022

Squash fans throughout Australia will have much to look forward to in the new year, after Squash Australia announced that over 200 events would take place across the country at both state and national level, with the release of the 2022 National Event Calendar. Presented together for the first time by Squash Australia and the Continue Reading......

Watch: The Inclusive Game, Squash at Rocafort

Squash first arrived in Spain in the late 1970s and has seen a steady increase in popularity ever since. On the national stage, there have been a number of achievements, including Borja Golán’s rise to World No.5, Cristana Gómez winning the Under-19 European Championships, and the men’s team achieving second place in the European Teams Continue Reading......

WSF Welcomes New German Squash Association President

World Squash Federation Chief Executive Officer William Louis-Marie today paid tribute to newly elected German Squash Association (DSQV) President Michael Gaede. Gaede, a former member of the German junior national team, recently began his term following his election in late September. He replaces outgoing interim president Christian Oswald and will see out the remaining two Continue Reading......

Squash Blossoming in Innovative Iran

In Iran, the rapid development of squash infrastructure continues, as the Squash Federation of Iran brings the sport to the community with a combination of traditional glass and outdoor courts. In Iran’s capital, Tehran, a brand new squash complex has opened after seven months of construction, under the direction of the Squash Federation and with Continue Reading......

Gregory Gaultier Announces Retirement

France’s former World Champion and World No.1 Gregory Gaultier has announced his immediate retirement from professional squash. Known on tour as the ‘French General’, Epinal-born Gaultier was one of the most charismatic players on the PSA World Tour and the 38-year-old spent 20 months at World No.1 between 2009-2018. He also holds the distinction of Continue Reading......

Events Held All Over the Globe Attract New Players on World Squash Day

Events held all over the globe on World Squash Day helped to attract new players and raise the profile of the sport. Key events on opposite sides of the world, in Birmingham and Brisbane, were built around the Commonwealth Games and a subtle nod towards the Olympics. Sarah-Jane Perry and Alison Waters joined Mike Harris, Continue Reading......

Top Squash Stars Take to Outdoor Courts to Promote World Squash Day

Outdoor squash was top of the agenda as many of the world’s leading professionals took to the court to support the 20th anniversary edition of World Squash Day on Saturday.  The 2017 World Champion and current World No.2 Mohamed ElShorbagy, from Egypt, joined Joelle King (New Zealand), and Indian stars Saurav Ghosal and Joshna Chinappa Continue Reading......

Ghana Squash impresses SFA President Lucky Mlilo

Lucky Mlilo, Squash Federation of Africa President, says he is impressed with the progress squash is making in Ghana. Mlilo, who was elected to the president of Squash Federation of Africa in the summer of this year, was visiting Ghana to assess the development of squash in the country and to discuss the sport’s potential Continue Reading......

Squash Canada Unveils New Strategic Plan

Squash Canada has announced an ambitious new strategic plan to establish Canada as a world-leading squash nation while expanding participation as the country recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. The new strategy, which is projected to run from 2021-2024, is growth focused, with stated goals of increasing the number of public and private squash facilities, increasing Continue Reading......

Sri Lanka Squash signs partnership with World Squash Officiating

Sri Lanka Squash has signed a partnership with World Squash Officiating (WSO), the joint initiative of the World Squash Federation (WSF) and the Professional Squash Association (PSA) to create an online education and assessment portal to standardise officiating qualifications worldwide. Sri Lanka Squash is planning to use the framework and methods promoted by the WSO platform Continue Reading......

Global Squash Community Celebrates Huge World Squash Day 2021

This weekend, the squash world came together to celebrate the 20th anniversary of World Squash Day, an annual celebration that originated in the USA to honour the memory of the large number of squash players who lost their lives in the attacks on 9/11.  A World Squash Day auction is still running, with lots of Continue Reading......

Stars Back Outdoor Court Project on World Squash Day

The 20th anniversary edition of World Squash Day is primed to deliver a global revival for the sport with an action-packed range of events across the globe on Saturday, October 9th. World Squash Day originated in the USA to honour the memory of the large number of squash players who lost their lives in the Continue Reading......

Arlen Specter US Squash Center Opens to Fanfare

The Arlen Specter US Squash Center, the state-of-the-art new Philadelphia home of US Squash, held an official grand opening celebration Saturday, October 2, 2021. The Specter Center, which is currently hosting the 2021 U.S. Open Squash Championships presented by Truist, is housed in the historic Pennsylvania State Armory Building on Drexel University’s campus and features two show Continue Reading......

Squash Australia Launches Referee Development Partnership with World Squash Officiating

Squash Australia has announced a new long-term partnership with World Squash Officiating (WSO), the joint initiative of the World Squash Federation (WSF) and the Professional Squash Association designed to provide referees with educational resources online and standardise squash officiating qualifications worldwide. Squash Australia is one of the first WSF Member Federations to partner with WSO, which was launched in Continue Reading......

WSW: Scotland fighting inactivity with H//T Squash

In 2020, women and girls represented only 23 percent of club members in Scotland. Could H//T, a bespoke programme developed by women for women and launched last year, be a step towards squashing this gap? Cara Shearer certainly thinks it could be. Shearer, Women and Girls Development Manager for Scottish Squash, explains that H//T Squash, Continue Reading......

Sri Lanka Squash Federation Seeks Head Squash Coach

An exciting employment opportunity has just arisen, as Sri Lanka Squash seeks a qualified individual to fulfil the position of consultant coach for the national team. Role and Responsibilities The role represents a key position in Sri Lanka’s Squash Team, for a contracted renewable one-year period. Sri Lanka Squash and the selected candidate will lead Continue Reading......

Simply Squash Academy: The Zambian club championing women’s squash

Simply Squash Academy is a Zambian squash club that boasts an impressive 60 percent female membership and 75 percent female coaching staff. This stands in stark contrast to a 2020 survey of 24 clubs in England, which revealed only 17 percent of players were female. Founder Mayase Mibenge explains how the club has achieved this Continue Reading......

Apply now for Commonwealth Games Tickets

The main ballot for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games tickets is now open until 30 September! Birmingham will host th