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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 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 favourite 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... ...
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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 the Games from 28 July to 8 August in what is set to be the largest multi-sport event to be staged in this country in a decade. And you could be there to experience it! This is Continue Reading... ...

Women’s Squash Week Begins

Today is the first day of Women’s Squash Week, an annual international campaign held between 19-26 September to celebrate, raise the profile of, and increase participation levels in women’s squash. While gender equity in squash is strived for all year round, Women’s Squash Week is an opportunity to make a coordinated effort and highlight the Continue Reading... ...

South American Juniors Hailed as Success

The South American Junior Squash Championships are being hailed as a major victory for squash as the sport emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic. While the pandemic continues to cause disruption, the tournament, held in early September in Cartagena, Colombia and organised by the Colombian Squash Federation and South American Squash Federation, was successfully completed with Continue Reading... ...

Squash to be included in 2024 Pan-American Masters Games

The organising committee for the 2024 Pan-American Masters Games has confirmed that squash will be included in the schedule when the Games takes place in Cleveland, Ohio that summer. The Games, which are projected to feature over 7,500 athletes from 50 different countries, are a multi-sport event for athletes aged 30 and above and are Continue Reading... ...

WSF President pays tribute to incoming Pakistan Squash President

World Squash Federation President Zena Wooldridge has offered her best wishes to incoming Pakistan Squash Federation (PSF) President, Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmed Babar Sidhu. Sidhu was elected unanimously at the 48th Annual General Meeting, held in Islamabad earlier this month, replacing outgoing president Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan. Woolridge Continue Reading... ...
Action from the 2019 Juniors

2021 WSF World Junior Squash Championships Cancelled Due to COVID-19

The World Squash Federation (WSF) and the Egyptian Squash Federation regret to announce that the 2021 WSF World Junior Squash Championships, rescheduled for November in Egypt, has been officially cancelled due to the on-going impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The WSF had been working closely with the Egyptian Federation to find alternative dates during the Continue Reading... ...

Women’s Squash Week Toolkit

Women’s Squash Week, which this year will be held between 19-26 September, is an international campaign to celebrate, raise the profile of, and increase participation levels in women’s squash. Since the campaign’s origins as ‘Women’s Squash Night’ in New York in 2008, Women’s Squash Week has successfully hosted events around the world to promote the Continue Reading... ...
New US coach Ong Beng Hee

Incoming US Head Coach Ong Beng Hee Wants To Challenge Egypt

US Squash has appointed Ong Beng Hee—a two-time Asian Games gold medalist and former world No. 7 —as the Ganek Family US Squash Head National Coach. Ong, who is originally from Malaysia, has most recently served as the Head National Coach of Qatar. He succeeds Paul Assaiante, who will now serve in an Emeritus role Continue Reading... ...
David Mui (centre-left) makes the symbol for love and unity.

Two New Members Join Asian Squash Federation Leadership

There have been two changes in the leadership of the Asian Squash Federation, following Saturday’s AGM. Two new Vice Presidents, Heo Tae-Sook from Korea and Cyrus Poncha from India, have been elected. They will replace the outgoing Kim Won-Kwan and Debendranath Sarangi, both of whom are retiring after serving as ASF Vice Presidents for 12 Continue Reading... ...

WSF Mourns Loss of Philip van der Ven

The World Squash Federation (WSF) would like to extend its condolences to the family of Philip van der Ven after he sadly passed away on Sunday August 22 at the age of 75. Philip – who lived in Zoeterwoude, Netherlands with his family – served with distinction as WSF Vice-President between 1992-1996 and was the Continue Reading... ...
A group of female squash players

England Squash Gives Squash Girls Can a Makeover

England Squash has given their female-only programme, Squash Girls Can, a new look ahead of Women’s Squash Week (19-26th September) to inspire more women to get on court. As part of a drive to increase gender diversity in the sport and engage more women from ethnically-diverse communities, England Squash has produced a new toolkit of Continue Reading... ...

World Squash Day 2022 Toolkit

HOW TO MAKE WORLD SQUASH DAY LAST ALL YEAR ROUND FIRST THINGS FIRST Appoint a Development Team to share the workload required to launch a major campaign for your club on World Squash Day. SKILLS REQUIRED 1: The ability to make new friends by inviting other community groups to try squash. 2: The patience and determination to build the momentum Continue Reading... ...
James Willstrop, defending Commonwealth Champion

James Willstrop: “Commonwealth Games is a Different Realm”

England’s No.1 men’s player and defending Commonwealth Games singles champion James Willstrop is looking forward to fighting for his place at next year’s Commonwealth Games and says competing in the Games is a wonderful feeling. The 38-year-old, who has competed in the last four Games, upset Paul Coll – last month’s British Open champion – Continue Reading... ...

Get ready for Women’s Squash Week!

Excitement is building as members of the squash world announce their plans for Women’s Squash Week 2021. Women’s Squash Week, which this year will be held between 19-26 September, is an international campaign to celebrate, raise the profile of, and increase participation levels in women’s squash. Since the campaign’s origins as ‘Women’s Squash Night’ in Continue Reading... ...

Squash Australia launches ambitious rebranding

Squash Australia has announced a major rebranding campaign as part of the National Federation’s long-term strategy. The campaign, symbolised by a new logo built around the ideas of dynamism and unity, will aim to raise the profile of squash, support participation campaigns and establish a coordinated visual identity across all stakeholders and levels of the Continue Reading... ...

100 Days to Go Until WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championships

There are just 100 days to go until this year’s edition of the WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championships makes a triumphant return in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The championship, moved from Tauranga, New Zealand, due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, will be held December 7-12 and is one of the flagship events for the WSF as athletes Continue Reading... ...

Commonwealth Games: Welsh No.1 Evans targets medals at “special” event

For Welsh No.1 Tesni Evans, playing at the Commonwealth Games is one of her favourite memories and when she travels to Birmingham next year, it will be to compete in her third Games.  The World No.11 made history in the Gold Coast Games in 2018, winning Wales’ first squash medal in 20 years with a Continue Reading... ...

Access Youth Academy: newly opened facility to help thousands through squash

Access Youth Academy, a San Diego programme that aims to transform the lives of underserved youth through academic enrichment, health and wellness, social responsibility and leadership through squash, has opened a brand new facility to better serve the local community. The three-step programme provides 1.5 hours of individual after-school tuition and 1.5 hours of squash Continue Reading... ...

Squash Venue Announced for The World Games 2022

Anticipation for the World Games 2022, Birmingham, Alabama, is rising after the venue for squash was announced ahead of next July’s event. The squash events shall be played at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, alongside Lacrosse, Racquetball, Flying Disc, Tug of War, and Boules Sports. Squash was first played at the games in 1997 Continue Reading... ...
We are 50 days away from World Squash Day

50 Days to Go Until World Squash Day

National squash federations across the globe are announcing plans to help the sport bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic with several initiatives on World Squash Day. World Squash Day is 50 days away today and the theme for this year’s celebration on Saturday October 9th is to focus on the fun aspects of the sport after Continue Reading... ...
Heather McKay

McKay Relives Major Career Moments

By RJ Mitchell ——— Speaking shortly after her 80th birthday, British Open legend Heather McKay has taken a trip down memory lane to provide squash fans with a unique and insightful look back at her record 16-year reign at ‘The Wimbledon of Squash’ between 1962 and 1977. The Australian legend has also provided a fascinating Continue Reading... ...
Sarah-Jane Perry (left) and Joel Makin right) with the 2021 British Nationals titles

Top Seeds Perry and Makin Claim British National Championship Titles

England’s Sarah-Jane Perry and Welshman Joel Makin were victorious on finals night at the National Squash Centre in Manchester, with the pair claiming the 2021 British National Championships titles. Perry, the World No.6, defended the British National crown she claimed last year, with her third victory overall in the tournament, six years after she took her first back in Continue Reading... ...
Kennedy celebrates her win to reach the British Nationals Final

Kennedy Downs Two-Time Champ Evans To Reach First British Nationals Final

Georgina Kennedy is through to the final of the British National Championships for the first time after she took down two-time champion Tesni Evans in the semi-finals at the National Squash Centre in Manchester, becoming the first woman ranked outside the top 50 to make the final in the tournament’s 46-year history. The in-form Kennedy Continue Reading... ...
George Parker

Parker Takes Out Defending Champion Willstrop To Reach British Nationals Semis

George Parker ended James Willstrop’s British National Championships title defence after beating the former World No.1 in the quarter-finals of this year’s event at the National Squash Centre in Manchester. Parker, who lost to Willstrop in the last four in 2020, got revenge for that defeat, but he had to work hard for it, as Continue Reading... ...
Sarah-Jane Perry in action at the British Nationals

Defending Champions Advance On Opening Day Of British National Championships

Defending British Nationals champions Sarah-Jane Perry and James Willstrop are through to the quarter-finals of this year’s event, after both taking wins on the opening day at Manchester’s National Squash Centre. The English duo both came through their first round contests on Tuesday to book their last eight spots, defeating England’s Jasmin Kalar and Miles Continue Reading... ...
Heather McKay

The woman, the myth, the legend: Heather McKay

Squash Australia and the World Squash Federation would like to wish squash powerhouse Heather McKay a happy 80th birthday. McKay ranks amongst the most successful squash players in the history of the sport and is one of Australia’s greatest athletes. She dominated the women’s game in the 1960s and 1970s, winning 14 consecutive Australian titles Continue Reading... ...
Squash set up at Birmingham's Centenary Square

Squash Showcased at Birmingham 2022 One Year to Go Event

Squash was one of the sports showcased in Birmingham city centre at Centenary Square as part of the One Year to Go event ahead of the start of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. The celebratory event was open to the public to come along and try out a number of sports and meet the professional Continue Reading... ...
Joel Makin

Perry and Makin Named Top Seeds for 2021 British National Squash Championships

England’s Sarah-Jane Perry and Welshman Joel Makin have been seeded first for the 2021 British National Squash Championships which will take place at Manchester’s National Squash Centre between Tuesday August 3 – Friday August 6. The British National Squash Championships feature a 16-man and 16-woman draw consisting of 15 of the highest-ranked British player in Continue Reading... ...
Squash set up at Birmingham's Centenary Square

Squash set for showcase at Birmingham 2022 sports spectacular

Squash is set to feature in a huge sports spectacular in Birmingham today which marks one year to go until the start of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Whatever their age, people from across the region are invited to join the free sports festival in Centenary Square from 10am-6pm and try their hand at some Continue Reading... ...
Sarah-Jane Perry in action

Tomorrow Marks One Year to Go Until 2022 Commonwealth Games

Tomorrow will mark one year to go until the 2022 Commonwealth Games gets under way in Birmingham, England. The 2022 Commonwealth Games will feature 25 sports – including squash – and will take place between Thursday July 28 – Monday August 8, 2022. Squash joined the Commonwealth Games programme in 1998 when Scotland’s Peter Nicol Continue Reading... ...

Sairsingh Appointed Chef de Mission for Cayman Islands Tokyo 2020 Delegation

Janet Sairsingh, a member of the WSF Governance and Audit Commission, has been appointed Chef de Mission for the Cayman Islands delegation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.  ...
The medal winners in the women's teams event

Eight Countries Claim Medal Success at Federacion Panamericana de Squash U23 Championships

Eight of the nine countries represented at the Federacion Panamericana de Squash U23 Championships captured medals in El Salvador, with Colombia and Ecuador being the most prolific throughout the event, with seven medals apiece. Matias Knudsen (gold) and Lucia Bautista (silver) won medals for Colombia in the individuals event, while Colombia also won gold in Continue Reading... ...

Squash Player Issue 2 – Out Now

Issue four of Squash Player – the magazine endorsed by the World Squash Federation – is out now. Malcolm Willstrop adorns the cover of 2021 Issue 2 as Squash Player pays tribute to the legendary coach and hears from the countless players he has influenced. How is squash faring? Squash Player’s ‘State of the Game’ series continues Continue Reading... ...

11 Points With Zafer Kabbara: 
World Squash Day 2021

Squash players in Lebanon are looking forward to welcoming new players to the sport on World Squash Day. Last week, national coach Zafer Kabbara held some special indoor and outdoor training sessions to celebrate the landmark date that highlighted 100 Days To Go before the big event on October 9th. In an interview with Squash Continue Reading... ...
Matias Knudsen (left) & Alejandro Enriquez (right)

Knudsen and Moya Win Individuals Event at Federacion Panamericana de Squash U23 Championships

Colombia’s Matias Knudsen and Ecuador’s Maria Moya have taken gold medals at the Federacion Panamericana de Squash U23 Championships held in San Salvador, El Salvador after winning the men’s and women’s individual events, respectively. It sees both players qualify for the PanAm Junior Games which have been scheduled in Cali, Colombia between September 9-19. Knudsen Continue Reading... ...
2017 The World Games in progress

One Year to Go Until The World Games 2022

Today marks one year to go until The World Games 2022 gets under way in Birmingham, Alabama. The World Games is held every four years and is a multi-sport event which features over 30 sports – including squash – on the programme, while over 3,600 athletes will descend on Birmingham next year between July 7-17, Continue Reading... ...

100 Days to Go Until World Squash Day

World Squash Day (WSD) 2021 is just 100 days away today and squash federations all over the globe are already making plans for some spectacular events to promote the sport on Saturday October 9. The theme of this year’s 20th anniversary edition is to put the fun back into squash after a difficult year for the Continue Reading... ...

Squash New Zealand Reveals 2021-24 Strategic Direction

Squash New Zealand has revealed its new strategic direction for 2021-2024. There are four strategic priorities with a key focus being the cultural shift ‘kotahitanga’. Squash New Zealand has a common vision and approach from all 11 Districts who have signed on to the Strategic Direction. They will establish stronger links with the wider squash Continue Reading... ...
Squash at the 2018 Gay Games

LGBT+ SQUASH THRIVING ACROSS THE GLOBE

Yearly international squash events around Europe, the Gay Games every four years, an international community of clubs socialising and competing together. Did you know about the LGBT+ community established within squash? In celebration of Pride Month, we talk with the tournament director of 24 international LGBT+ European squash events to find out more. Graham Rhind, a squash Continue Reading... ...
Nick Matthew with the 2013 World Championship title

Nick Matthew appointed Team England Assistant Coach ahead of Birmingham 2022

England Squash has appointed three-time Commonwealth Games Gold medallist Nick Matthew as Assistant Coach to help prepare the Team England squash squad ahead of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Matthew, who retired from professional squash in 2018, is one of the most successful English squash players of all time, with three Commonwealth Gold medals, three World titles, three Continue Reading... ...
Emilia Soini (right) takes on Emilia Korhonen (left) during the women's 2021 Finnish Nationals final -please credit Petteri Repo.

Squash’s Popularity on the Rise in Finland

Squash’s popularity is growing strongly in Finland – the sport is of interest to more than half a million Finns. According to an objective study conducted by the research company ‘Sponsor Insight’ at the beginning of the year, interest towards squash is growing strongly in the Northern European country. Compared to the average of the Continue Reading... ...
2013 Men's World Team Champions England - Robertson pictured centre

Chris Robertson appointed as Talent and Performance Strategic Lead at England Squash

England Squash has announced the appointment of Chris Robertson as Talent and Performance Strategic Lead. Robertson, a former Head of Player Development at England Squash, is one of the most respected and experienced coaches in the sport, leading England to podium success from 2011 to 2017 including Gold at the 2013 Men’s World Team Championships Continue Reading... ...
Paul Vear

Paul Vear awarded an Order of Australia Medal in the 2021 Queens Birthday Honours

Congratulations to Squash and Racquetball Victoria’s Paul Vear, who was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in the 2021 Queens Birthday Honours List. Paul’s commitment to both squash and Squash 57 over 50 years has been previously recognised by the sport with his Squash and Squash 57 Victoria Legend and Hall of Fame status, Continue Reading... ...

Squash NZ Seeks Coach Development Lead / National Development & Operations Manager

Squash NZ are seeking to recruit a Coach Development Lead and a National Development & Operations Manager to help the Federation achieve their new 2021-24 strategic vision. About the Coach Development Lead Role Reporting to the Chief Executive, the Coach Development Leader’s purpose is to grow the quantity and quality of Squash coaches throughout the Continue Reading... ...
Joshua Masters (left) of Great Britain takes on Tsz Fung Yip during the 2018 FISU University Championship Squash

One Year to Go Until 2022 FISU World University Squash Championships

Today marks one year to go until the final of the 2022 FISU World University Championship Squash takes place in New Giza, Egypt, with the new dates for the championship being confirmed as June 9-15, 2022. Staged by the International University Sports Federation (FISU), the World University Championships sports programme has included squash since 1996. The Continue Reading... ...
Yemisi Olatunji in action

Getting to Know Nigerian No.1 Yemisi Olatunji

By Amos Joseph —— To Yemisi Olatunji, the game of squash is everything. A game she only stumbled upon while trying to discover her path in life as a young girl in Akure, South-Western Nigeria but one more thing will be the icing on the cake.  She is one of Nigeria’s best female squash players. Continue Reading... ...
Nicol David

ACE Pictures Entertainment to Produce Nicol David Biopic

A biopic about the life of eight-time World Champion Nicol David – titled I Am Nicol David – is in the early stages of production after Malaysian digital media and film production investment company, ACE Pictures Entertainment, secured the exclusive rights to the development of the film. With 81 professional titles, an unprecedented nine-year reign at World Continue Reading... ...
Squash Federation of Africa President Lucky Mlilo

Lucky Mlilo Elected as Squash Federation of Africa President

Lucky Mlilo has been elected as the new Squash Federation of Africa (SFA) President following the SFA’s 2021 Annual General Meeting on Friday evening. Mlilo, the Squash Rackets Association of Zimbabwe (SRAZ) Chairman, has been elected into the position following the sad passing of previous SFA President Hany Hamouda, who tragically lost his battle with Continue Reading... ...

Barbados Squash Association Seeks Head Squash 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 six (6) months with the possibility of being extended for a longer period. About the Role This is a unique and exciting opportunity Continue Reading... ...

Irish Squash Utilising WSO Platform to Increase Standard of Refereeing

The World Squash Federation (WSF) and Professional Squash Association (PSA) last month jointly launched World Squash Officiating (WSO), an online education and appraisal portal designed to standardise officiating qualifications worldwide. WSO has been launched with the aim of creating a worldwide standard in refereeing and a clear referee pathway. WSO contains a host of resources such Continue Reading... ...
SRAZ Chairman Dr. Lucky Mlilo (left) with Hillside Principal Linda Sibindi

Squash Rackets Association of Zimbabwe Looks to Get Squash Back Up and Running in Schools

The Squash Rackets Association of Zimbabwe (SRAZ) has donated squash rackets and balls to Hillside Teachers’ College in the city of Bulawayo in a bid to resurrect the sport there. SRAZ hopes to get the sport revived at the college and included on the physical education curriculum. The courts are also in need refurbishment having Continue Reading... ...
Egypt with the 2019 WSF Men's World Teams trophy

2021 WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship to Be Moved to Malaysia​

The 2021 WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship – originally scheduled to take place in Tauranga, New Zealand in December – will now be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia between December 7-11 to safeguard against the strict travel restrictions in New Zealand due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Under directives from the New Zealand government, entry Continue Reading... ...
England Squash CEO Mark Williams

Mark Williams appointed CEO of England Squash

England Squash has announced the appointment of Mark Williams as Chief Executive Officer of England Squash. This follows a rigorous and open recruitment process driven by the Board and involving Sport England. Mark joined England Squash in 2008 and held a number of positions before being appointed Director of Participation in 2014 and more recently Continue Reading... ...
Camille Serme in action

University of Alabama at Birmingham to Host World Games 2022

The Birmingham Organising Committee for The World Games 2022 has announced that the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) will host several competitions across its campus and will partner with the global event on multiple initiatives – meaning squash will take place on the courts and gymnasiums of UAB’s University Recreation Center. The World Games Continue Reading... ...

WORLD SQUASH DAY: 150 DAYS TO GO

World Squash Day 2021 is 150 days away today with the World Squash Federation encouraging all Member Nations to unite on Saturday October 9 with a day of fun events designed to relaunch the sport. The World Squash Day Toolkit was published today with ideas to promote the sport in partnership with a global media Continue Reading... ...

WSF President Zena Wooldridge Speaks to Under the Tin

WSF President Zena Wooldridge caught up with SquashSkills founder Jethro Binns on the latest episode of Under the Tin. Zena discussed how vital the digital element is to the growth of squash, how graded tournaments for people ages between 19 and 34 could help to grow the game and also the launch of the World Continue Reading... ...
2019 WSF World Junior Squash Champions Hania El Hammamy (left) and Mostafa Asal (right).

2022 WSF Men’s World Junior Team & Individuals Championships to Be Held in Russia

The World Squash Federation (WSF) board has awarded the WSF Men’s World Junior Team & Individuals Championships to Russia for the first time in history, with the 2022 edition of the sport’s most prestigious junior competition set to take place in St. Petersburg next summer. The event will feature both a men’s and women’s individual Continue Reading... ...

EUSA meets with World and European Squash Federations

The European University Sports Association (EUSA) conducted an online meeting with both the World Squash Federation (WSF) and the European Squash Federation (ESF) on Thursday, May 6, with fruitful discussions held between the three organisations. Present on behalf of the WSF in the virtual meeting was President Zena Wooldridge and CEO William Louis-Marie, while President Continue Reading... ...
Nicol David

Nicol David Named as One of Newest Members of Laureus Academy

Malaysian superstar Nicol David has been officially announced as a member of the Laureus World Sports Academy. David joins three other female sports stars – Lindsey Vonn, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Paralympic hero Daniel Dias – in being named as a member of the Laureus World Sports Academy, which pledges to use the power of sport Continue Reading... ...
Malcolm Willstrop (Picture credit: Steve Cubbins)

WSF Mourns Loss of Malcolm Willstrop

The World Squash Federation (WSF) would like to extend its condolences to the family of Malcolm Willstrop after he sadly passed away on Monday evening at the age of 83 following a battle with cancer. An enormous character and pivotal to the success of Pontefract Squash & Leisure Club in England, Malcolm mentored and inspired Continue Reading... ...
Zena Wooldridge (centre) pictured with former World No.1 Nick Matthew (right) and Dunlop UK Sales Manager Steve Heatley (left)

Squash Player: The Optimistic President

Squash Player’s Ian McKenzie interviews World Squash Federation president Zena Wooldridge. Published courtesy of Squash Player magazine and edited for use by World Squash. Full details on the latest magazine here. It has been a long journey for Zena Wooldridge, who was elected President of the World Squash Federation in December. She brings a wealth of experience to the Continue Reading... ...

Sarah Fitz-Gerald Pays Tribute to Jonah Barrington

WSF Vice President Sarah Fitz-Gerald has paid tribute to the legendary Jonah Barrington on the day of his 80th birthday. Fitz-Gerald, a five-time World Champion and two-time British Open champion, was mentored by ‘Mr Squash’ who played a key role in the Australian’s success on the professional circuit. After their first meeting in 1996 after Continue Reading... ...

Squash Player Issue 1 – Out Now

Issue one of Squash Player – the magazine endorsed by the World Squash Federation – is out now. Fares Dessouky is the cover star of the first Squash Player magazine of 2021. In a feature on him and a special analysis, Squash Player gets to know him better and look at how he has bounced back from defeat Continue Reading... ...

Competitive SQUASH 57 to Return in August

Competitive SQUASH 57 in the United Kingdom will return in August, 2021 when the British SQUASH 57 Nationals Challenger event – the opening tournament on the 2021 HEAD UK SQUASH 57 Series – takes place on August 7 at the Leamington Lawn Tennis and Squash Club. The one-day event will act as a warm up Continue Reading... ...

Squash Canada Hosts First Squash 57 Webinar

Squash Canada has hosted its first ever Squash 57 webinar, a collaborative effort between Squash Canada and the WSF’s SQUASH 57 Commission. Over 150 people (coaches, players, club managers, officials etc) signed up for the event presented by coaches Dave Morrish and Pete Goodings, Lolly Gillen (Secretary General of the Pan American Squash Federation, Steve Continue Reading... ...
Andrea Santamaria

Andrea Santamaria on Life as a Squash Referee

Andrea Santamaria has long been involved in squash since she started playing aged 18 and is now one of the leading referees in the professional game, officiating matches at some of the biggest tournaments in the world on the PSA World Tour. Despite her success, Santamaria is one of a handful of female referees in the Continue Reading... ...

2021 WSF Conference and AGM to Be Held in Pakistan in November

The 2021 World Squash Federation (WSF) Conference and Annual General Meeting will be held in Islamabad, Pakistan at the Hotel Serena between November 24-28 following confirmation from the WSF Board of Directors. WSF Emeritus President Jahangir Khan – a six-time World Champion born in Karachi, Pakistan – will act as ambassador of the event. A Continue Reading... ...
WSO Director Roy Gingell

WSF & PSA Jointly Launch World Squash Officiating Platform

The World Squash Federation (WSF) and Professional Squash Association (PSA) have today jointly launched World Squash Officiating (WSO), an online education and appraisal portal designed to standardise officiating qualifications worldwide. WSO has been launched with the aim of creating a worldwide standard in refereeing and a clear referee pathway. Anyone wishing to improve their knowledge of the sport Continue Reading... ...
The World Games Greatest Athlete of All Time Trophies - Nicol David's is pictured centre

Trophy En Route to Nicol David After Malaysian Wins The World Games GOAT Poll

The trophy for The World Games Greatest Athlete of All Time winner is en route to Malaysian squash superstar Nicol David, who finished in first place following a month-long voting process in a poll conducted by the International World Games Association in January. David beat out Ireland’s tug of war athlete James Kehoe and Ukrainian Continue Reading... ...

WSF Launches Countdown to World Squash Day 2021

The countdown to World Squash Day 2021 is officially launched today by the World Squash Federation (WSF), with support from the Professional Squash Association (PSA). The 20th anniversary edition of World Squash Day takes place on Saturday October 9 and is an ideal focus for squash communities across the globe to create inspiring events to attract Continue Reading... ...
2019 WSF World Junior Squash Champions Hania El Hammamy (left) and Mostafa Asal (right).

2021 World Junior Squash Championships Postponed due to COVID-19

The 2021 World Junior Squash Championships – originally scheduled to take place in August, 2021 in Cairo, Egypt – has been postponed due to the ongoing impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic. The World Junior Squash Championships is the most prestigious junior squash tournament in the world and the World Squash Federation (WSF) will work Continue Reading... ...

England Squash launches SQUASHfit to get players squash-ready

England Squash has launched SQUASHfit, a free online boot camp to re-engage players and get them squash-ready in the return to play following the reopening of courts in England next week. Launching on Monday 12th April, SQUASHfit sessions will be delivered on Zoom by the national coaching team and England‘s finest players including Sarah-Jane Perry, Nick Matthew and Laura Massaro. Tailored to squash players, this five-week online Continue Reading... ...
SquashSkills Founder Jethro Binns

SquashSkills Founder Jethro Binns on the New World Squash Foundation Coaching Award

This article originally appeared on SquashMad. Jethro Binns has been a busy man during lockdown, keeping his squash community engaged with online training sessions and extending the reach of SquashSkills to create the World Squash Foundation Coaching Award in partnership with the World Squash Federation. The programme went live yesterday and Jethro hopes this development Continue Reading... ...

Introducing the World Squash Foundation Coaching Award, Powered by SquashSkills

The World Squash Federation (WSF) and SquashSkills have teamed up to create the World Squash Foundation Coaching Award. The World Squash Foundation Coaching Award makes it easy and affordable for squash fans to take their first steps into coaching, with the convenience of learning from home. For only £99, squash fans will have the opportunity Continue Reading... ...
Zoom call with juniors and Paul Coll and Nele Gilis

Children Worldwide Join in Workout with Coll & Gilis for International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

To celebrate International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, the PSA Foundation brought together the children from the outreach programmes they support across the world for a workout and Q&A with New Zealand’s Paul Coll and Belgium’s Nele Gilis. Translated into Arabic, Spanish, English and Portuguese for all the children taking part, for the Continue Reading... ...
first smart outdoor squash court complex in a park in the centre of the Israeli city Tel Aviv

TPoint Takes Squash Outside In Spectacular Tel Aviv Unveiling

The dream of taking squash to the public has become a reality with the launch of the first smart outdoor squash court complex in a park in the centre of the Israeli city Tel Aviv. The spectacular TPoint initiative is the brainchild of entrepreneur Yossi Fixman (pictured below), in partnership with the world’s leading squash Continue Reading... ...
Men's U19 Boys Winner Oscar Curtis

Upsets Continue in the Australian Junior Open Finals

It was the finals of the singles event at the  Australian Junior Open today at the Devonport Squash Centre in Tasmania as upsets across the age groups kept surprising the spectators. The day started off with the Under 13 boys’ semi-finals resulting in a final match-up between first seed Marcus Wang and fourth seed Kasper Continue Reading... ...
The Australian Junior Open in progress (credit: Jay Kross)

WA siblings cause a stir at the Australian Junior Open

The Australian Junior Open continued today at the Devonport Squash Centre in Tasmania, with semi-final upsets to intrigue the local crowds from WA siblings, Erin and Dylan Classen. The upset of the day came from the Under 19 Girls semi-final with No.4 seed Erin Classen defeating No.1 seed Maggie Goodman. Classen looked to have an Continue Reading... ...
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Gohar and Asal Capture Egyptian Nationals Titles

World No.2 Nouran Gohar and World Junior Champion Mostafa Asal captured the 2021 Egyptian Nationals titles after respective wins over compatriots Nada Abbas and Mazen Hesham at Cairo International Stadium yesterday. Top seed Gohar dispatched Zeina Mickawy and Nadine Shahin en route to the final before she achieved a 3-1 win over Abbas to win Continue Reading... ...
Laura Massaro in action

All In: Becoming World Champion by Laura Massaro – Available for Pre-Order Now

All In: Becoming World Champion – the autobiography of legendary Englishwoman Laura Massaro – is available for pre-order now. All In is Massaro’s honest, raw and personal story of how she became one of the greatest female squash players the UK has ever produced. From a shy, young athlete sometimes crippled by nerves and self doubt, Continue Reading... ...
Squash Urbano Colombia

Squash Urbano Colombia: Success On and Off the Court

Six members of the Squash Urbano Colombia programme have been accepted into prestigious US schools to continue their academic studies as the programme continues to display success both on and off the court thanks to the hard work of the programme’s staff and board members. Squash Urbano Colombia was founded in 2014 in Cartagena with Continue Reading... ...
The Hasta la Vista Club in Wroclaw

2022 WSF World Masters to Be Held in Poland

The World Squash Federation (WSF) has announced that the 2022 WSF World Masters Squash Championships will take place in Wroclaw, Poland in August next year. This comes following the cancellation of the 2020 World Masters, which had originally been postponed from its original dates of August 25-31, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and was Continue Reading... ...

Watch the 2021 WSF Coaching Webinar Now

The 2021 WSF Coaching Webinar took place over the weekend when some of the most renowned squash coaches in the world presented to hundreds of coaches online. The webinar started with an introduction from World Squash Chief Executive William Louis-Marie, before an opening speech from WSF Vice President Sarah Fitz-Gerald. Jesse Engelbrecht then spoke about Continue Reading... ...

Access Youth Academy Launches Partnership with PSA Foundation

Access Youth Academy, an urban squash programme based in California, has announced a new partnership with the PSA Foundation. Access Youth Academy was created in 2006 to transform the lives of underserved youth through academic mentorship and urban squash in San Diego, California. In a 12-year commitment that begins in 7th grade, Access students embark Continue Reading... ...
David Pearson (right) with former world champion Nick Matthew

Scottish Squash Appoint Pearson as Assistant Doubles Coach

Scottish Squash have appointed former England National Coach David Pearson as Assistant Doubles coach. Pearson will work closely with Director of Squash Paul Bell and his coaching team in the build-up to next year’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. The former England number two player brings a wealth of experience to the new role having coached Continue Reading... ...
Australia's Cameron Pilley and Donna Lobban take on compatriots Zac Alexander and Alex Haydon during the 2019 WSF World Doubles Squash Championships semi-finals.

2021 WSF World Doubles Squash Championships Postponed

The 2021 WSF World Doubles Squash Championships – originally scheduled to take place in July of this year – have been postponed due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The event was due to be held on the Gold Coast in Australia between July 1-5 but the WSF Board of Directors and Squash Australia have taken Continue Reading... ...
Rui Soares

Portugal Squash Federation Recognised as Public Sport Utility

The Federação Nacional de Squash in Portugal has been recognised as a Public Sport Utility which will enable the organisation to receive public funding as they look to develop squash in the country. By being recognised as a Public Sport Utility, squash is now seen as a main tier sport by the Portuguese government and Continue Reading... ...
Jansher Khan (centre) coaching

Jansher Khan Aiming to Unearth the Next Pakistani Squash Champion

By RJ Mitchell Jansher Khan has set himself a five-year target to unearth the next great Pakistani squash champion. Khan, a record eight-time World Champion, was installed as head coach at the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sports Directorate at the end of 2020. It is a move that has underlined the determination in Pakistan to right a Continue Reading... ...
England Squash Chief Executive Keir Worth

England Squash CEO Keir Worth to step down

Keir Worth is to step down from his role after seven years as England Squash CEO to take up a senior leadership role at British Canoeing. Keir joined England Squash in 2006 as a High Performance Coach before becoming Head of Coaching & Performance, and was instrumental in Team England’s unprecedented success on the world Continue Reading... ...
Camille Serme (left) takes on Melissa Alves in the French Nationals final (picture credit: Nicolas Barbeau)

French Nationals: Serme and Marche Capture Titles

Camille Serme and Gregoire Marche are the 2021 French Nationals champions after beating Melissa Alves and Mathieu Castagnet, respectively, yesterday at Bordeaux’s Squash Bad 33. Serme’s victory was a record-breaking triumph that sees her become the first woman to win 12 French Nationals titles after previously sharing the record with Isabelle Stoehr and Corinne Castets. The World Continue Reading... ...

French Nationals: Serme On The Verge of Record-Breaking Win

World No.3 Camille Serme is one win away from claiming a record 12th French Nationals title after she set up a final clash with compatriot Melissa Alves at Bordeaux’s Squash Bad 33 with a 3-0 victory over Ambre Allinckx yesterday. It’s a 47th successive victory at the French Nationals for Serme and one more win Continue Reading... ...
Gregoire Marche takes on Victor Crouin during the French Nationals quarter-finals (picture credit: Nicolas Barbeau)

French Nationals: Top Seeds Storm Into Semis

It was plain sailing for the seeded players at the French Nationals as the likes of Gregoire Marche and Camille Serme booked their semi-final spots at Bordeaux’s Squash Bad 33 club yesterday. Marche, a former Nationals champion in 2014, came through a banana skin quarter-final fixture with the talented Victor Crouin, completing a straightforward win Continue Reading... ...
Manu Paquemar beats Johan Bouquet

French Nationals: Paquemar Causes Upset

The opening day of the French Nationals saw 19-year-old Manu Paquemar become the only unseeded player to make it through round one unscathed after he upset No.8 seed Johan Bouquet in a thrilling five-game battle at Bordeaux’s Squash Bad 33 club. Paquemar completed a 16-14 7-11 8-11 11-7 11-9 victory over his compatriot to earn Continue Reading... ...

Winchester, Hampshire Becomes Hot Spot for Squash Court New Builds

The global COVID-19 pandemic has done little to slow down the construction of squash courts in Winchester, with squash court and sports flooring contractor Courtcraft revealing that 14 of the 35 new courts they will have built throughout 2020/21 will have been constructed in the city. While the pandemic has seen squash clubs shut their doors due Continue Reading... ...

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Unveils Squash Schedule

Birmingham 2022 has released the latest version of the competition schedule for the Commonwealth Games, the biggest multi-sport event to be staged in the UK for a decade, with squash taking place between Friday July 29 – Monday August 8. There will be 20 sessions in all, with three medal sessions. England’s James Willstrop and Continue Reading... ...

England Squash Launches Level 1 Coaching Course Online

England Squash has moved their England Squash – Level 1 Participation Coach Award fully online to increase the number of coaches in England and make it more accessible for aspiring coaches to study and learn at a time and place to suit them. The course, which takes on average five hours to complete, equips budding Continue Reading... ...
Zena Wooldridge (centre) pictured with former World No.1 Nick Matthew (right) and Dunlop UK Sales Manager Steve Heatley (left)

WSF President Zena Wooldridge to Appear At Sportageous Summit

WSF President Zena Wooldridge will be one of the keynote speakers at the upcoming Sportageous Summit between March 5-6, 2021. The Sportageous Summit features influential executives from across the world of squash to discuss the sport’s future, and Zena will appear alongside WSF Women’s World Team Squash Championship Gold medalist Sarah-Jane Perry, PSA Chief Executive Continue Reading... ...
James Willstrop

Interviews With Inspiration By James Willstrop – Out Now

Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist James Willstrop has released his second book – Interviews with Inspiration: Heroes and Icons and What Drives Them to Succeed – which is available to purchase now. Interviews with Inspiration is a forensic study of what it means and what it takes to be outstanding in the world of sport. Willstrop, the most capped Continue Reading... ...
Squash in front of the Great Pyramid of Giza

Infront and PSA to Usher in New Era for Squash with Landmark Agreement

The Professional Squash Association (PSA) has signed a landmark multi-year agreement with Infront, a Wanda Sports Group company, which will see the leading sports marketing agency become a strategic commercial partner of the global governing body for professional squash. As part of the collaboration, Infront will acquire a minority stake in Squash Media & Marketing Continue Reading... ...
Dr. Salehi Amiri attends the squash camp at the Enghelab Sports Complex

Iranian Squash Federation to be Supported By National Olympic Committee in 2021

The Iran Squash Federation will be supported by the country’s National Olympic Committee throughout 2021 after the committee’s President – Dr. Salehi Amiri – pledged to make a number of equipment available to the federation to help them grow squash in the region. In January, Dr. Amiri attended a squash camp held at the Enghelab Continue Reading... ...
AJ Bell England Squash Championship

Willstrop and Perry to headline AJ Bell England Squash Championships

England Squash has announced that the AJ Bell England Squash Championships will be staged at the National Squash Centre in Manchester from Tuesday 9 to Friday 12 February with all the action streamed live on SQUASHTV and Facebook. The competition will feature a men’s and women’s tournament containing 12 players in the men’s and 10 players in Continue Reading... ...
The Kuwait Women's Squash Open in progress

Kuwait Squash Federation Launches Women’s Squash Committee

The Kuwait Squash Federation has established a Women’s Squash Committee in order to grow the participation levels of women in the sport. Headed up by Hamed Omran Abdullah, Vice Chairman of the Kuwait Squash Federation Board of Directors, the committee will work to establish greater participation by women in the sport and establish an official Continue Reading... ...

WSC Forced Into Distance Learning

The Coronavirus pandemic has hit squash hard, but it has made World Squash Coaching (WSC) think outside the box to progress its aim to provide a unified and standardised coaching structure to WSF member regions and nations. “Covid has slowed down things, but also pointed in the direction of using distance learning,” revealed WSC programme Continue Reading... ...
Nicol David

‘It feels amazing but surreal at the same time’ – Nicol David on The World Games GOAT Win

Malaysian legend Nicol David was crowned as The World Games Greatest Athlete of All Time on Monday following a month-long voting process in a poll conducted by the International World Games Association. The eight-time World Champion, from Penang, prevailed against 23 other athletes after capturing over 300,000 of the 1,200,000 votes, meaning she had over Continue Reading... ...
Great Britain won the most recent World University Championship Squash

2022 FISU World University Championship Squash to Take Place in Egypt

The International University Sports Federation (FISU) has awarded the 2022 FISU World University Championship Squash to New Giza, Egypt with the Championship taking place from June 27 – July 3. Squash has been on the World University Championships sports programme since 1996 with Birmingham, England hosting the Championship in 2018 where Great Britain took the Continue Reading... ...
Nicol David with her eighth World Championship title

Nicol David Named Greatest Athlete of All Time in The World Games Poll

Malaysia’s eight-time World Champion Nicol David has been named as The World Games greatest athlete of all time after topping a poll conducted by the International World Games Association (IWGA). Held between January 8 – February 1 via The World Games website, the poll featured 24 of the finest athletes ever to appear at The World Continue Reading... ...
Referee Roy Gingell

Gingell’s Refereeing ‘Crusade’ is Realised

Published courtesy of Squash Player magazine. Full details on the latest magazine here. Roy Gingell’s five-year “crusade” to improve the standard of refereeing globally has finally been realised with the formation of World Squash Officiating (WSO). “It’s been a tough, sometimes lonely but interesting journey in establishing a ‘one-stop shop’ for officiating,” said the WSO director, who has refereed Continue Reading... ...
2018 WSF Women's World Team Squash Championship winners Egypt

2020 WSF World Championship Events Cancelled

The World Squash Federation (WSF) and the Squash Racquets Association of Malaysia (SRAM) regret to announce that the 2020 WSF Women’s World Team Squash Championship – which was originally scheduled to take place in Kuala Lumpur in December before being postponed until 2021 – has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the Continue Reading... ...
International Testing Agency Banner

ITA Continues Raising Clean Sport Awareness with Public Webinar Series

After a successful pilot series of publicly available clean sport webinars tailored to the needs of athletes and support personnel, the International Testing Agency (ITA) continues to cover important anti-doping topics in 2021. Supporting the delivery of this important initiative is Informed Sport, a global testing and certification program for sports supplements. In an effort to Continue Reading... ...
The Squash Player Issue 4 Cover Features Mostafa Asal

Squash Player Issue 4 – Out Now

Issue four of Squash Player – the magazine endorsed by the World Squash Federation – is out now. Feisty young Egyptians Mostafa Asal and Hania El Hammamy are the cover stars. Asal defends his extravagant and controversial style which has got the squash world talking, while El Hammamy tells us her seemingly inevitable rise to Continue Reading... ...
Squash Australia Chief Executive Robert Donaghue

Robert Donaghue Named as New Squash Australia CEO

Squash Australia have announced that Robert Donaghue will be joining them as their new Chief Executive Officer on Monday January 25. Donaghue has 20 years of executive experience and has been in the sports industry for the last 13 years, working across professional clubs as well as National and State Sporting Organisations. He has a Continue Reading... ...
Nicol David

David Leads World Games GOAT Poll as Voting Enters Second Phase

Malaysia’s eight-time World Champion Nicol David is leading The World Games Greatest Athlete of All Time poll as voting enters its second phase. David, 37, has currently received over 200,000 votes and sits in first place on the poll, over twice the amount of her nearest competitor, Russian sumo athlete Batyr Altyev, who currently has Continue Reading... ...
Zaynab Khan and Noor Ul Huda go head-to-head in the women's Pakistan Nationals final

Pakistan National Championship: Khan Captures Title

Zaynab Khan is the 2021 Hyderabad Gymkhana Pakistan Women Squash Championship winner after the World No.178 overcame fellow Pakistani player Noor Ul Huda in a comfortable 3-0 victory at the Hyderabad Gymkhana Club. 17-year-old Khan, from Karachi, is the women’s Pakistani No.10 but took out the country’s leading player, Amna Fayyaz in the quarter-finals following Continue Reading... ...
Zaynab Khan takes on Amna Fayyaz - photo credit: Yasir Rajput

Pakistan National Championship: Khan & Ul Huda Set Up Final Clash

Zaynab Khan and Noor Ul Huda will go head-to-head for the 2021 Hyderabad Gymkhana Pakistan Women Squash Championship trophy after they achieved respective victories over Rushna Mehboob and Komal Khan to reach the title decider. Karachi-based Khan’s run to the final is notable for her win over top seed Amna Fayyaz in the quarter-finals, who Continue Reading... ...

WSF Mourns Death of Hany Hamouda

The World Squash Federation (WSF) has learned with great sadness of the passing of Squash Federation of Africa President Hany Hamouda, who sadly lost his battle with COVID-19 earlier today at the age of 64. Hany, from Egypt, was an Executive Committee member of the WSF and had served as the President of the Squash Continue Reading... ...

WADA Launches New and Improved Anti-Doping Education and Learning Platform (ADEL)

Today, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) launched its Anti-Doping Education and Learning platform (ADEL), which is a new and improved version of the current Anti-Doping e-Learning platform (ADeL) that was launched in January 2018. Via the new ADEL platform, WADA will provide education and learning opportunities for the anti-doping community worldwide; including: athletes, coaches, parents, medical Continue Reading... ...
Nicol David with her eighth World Championship title

David Shortlisted for World Games Greatest Athlete of All Time Poll

Malaysia’s eight-time World Champion Nicol David has been shortlisted for the World Games Greatest Athlete of All Time poll alongside 23 other candidates representing sports that are included in the World Games programme. David, 37, spent an unprecedented nine-year period atop the women’s World Rankings between 2006-2015 and secured three World Games gold medals as well as Continue Reading... ...
World Squash Library Founder Andrew Shelley

Former WSF CEO Andrew Shelley Awarded MBE in Queen’s New Year Honours List

Former World Squash Federation (WSF) Chief Executive Andrew Shelley has been awarded an MBE for services to squash in the Queen of England’s New Year Honours list, published yesterday. Shelley has worked in squash for over 40 years and served as WSF Chief Executive between 2010-2019.  He began working in the sport in 1976 at Continue Reading... ...

New Squash Courts to Be Constructed At National Stadium Delhi

The Indian Minister of External Affairs, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, has laid the foundation stone for six squash courts at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, which is home to the Indian hockey team. Squash Rackets Federation of India (SRFI) Secretary General Cyrus Poncha attended the ceremony in the presence of the Union Minister of Youth Affairs Continue Reading... ...
Simon Rösner of Germany takes on Malaysia Eain Yow Ng at the 2019 WSF Men's World Team Squash Championship

German No.1 Simon Rösner Announces Retirement

Simon Rösner, the greatest German squash player of all time, has announced his immediate retirement from the PSA Tour. Paderborn-based Rösner, 33, is the highest-ranked German player ever and reached No.3 in the PSA World Rankings in December 2018. He also became the first German player in history to win a major PSA World Tour Continue Reading... ...
Zena Wooldridge (centre) pictured with former World No.1 Nick Matthew (right) and Dunlop UK Sales Manager Steve Heatley (left)

Q&A with New WSF President Zena Wooldridge

Following the 50th World Squash Federation (WSF) AGM earlier this month, Zena Wooldridge was elected as the 10th WSF President, replacing outgoing President Jacques Fontaine. Wooldridge, from England, was voted into office by delegates representing 64 National Federations – a record number. Wooldridge has extensive experience working in sport and served as President of the Continue Reading... ...
Pablo Serna, WSF Secretary General & Vice-President and Francisco Paradisi, FPS President

Squash in the Santiago XIX Pan Am Games Program

Squash will be included in the program of the XIX Pan American Games Santiago 2023 along with four other additional sports for a grand total of 38 sports in Santiago 2023. Squash has participated in every Pan Am Games since the XII Pan American Games Mar del Plata 1995. After months of negotiations, the president of Continue Reading... ...
Enzo Corigliano

WSF Mourns the Passing of Enzo Corigliano

The World Squash Federation (WSF) would like to extend its deepest condolences to the friends and family of French squash player Enzo Corigliano following the 23-year-old’s tragic passing. Enzo was born in New Caledonia, France and was a successful junior player, captaining the French U15 and U17 National Teams and representing his country at the Continue Reading... ...
The WSF Level 2 Coaching Course taking place in Larvik, Norway

Norwegian Viking Spirit Makes Level 2 Coaching Course Happen

The Norwegian Squash Federation pulled out all the stops to deliver a WSF Level 2 coaching course in Larvik last week. Through both the tenacity of the new General Secretary, Tord Bakke Arvesen, and the commitment of Matt McFahn, the Norwegian Squash Federation Club and Coach Education lead as well as a WSF Tutor, the Continue Reading... ...
Zena Wooldridge

Zena Wooldridge Elected as World Squash Federation President

Zena Wooldridge has been elected as the new World Squash Federation (WSF) President following the WSF’s 2020 Annual General Meeting on Saturday evening. Wooldridge, from England, will become the 10th WSF President to serve since the Federation’s inception in 1967 and the second female. Wooldridge will serve a minimum four-year term after being elected by Continue Reading... ...
Nick Down

Squash Player: A String in the Tale

Squash Player’s Mike Dale picks the brains of the man who strings for the world’s top stars Published courtesy of Squash Player magazine. Full details on the latest magazine here. —— When the pros want their weapons fine-tuning, they go to Nick Down. He is the most highly qualified squash racket stringer in the world; the first and only Continue Reading... ...
Samantha Teran speaks to the media during the Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games

Federación Panamericana de Squash Holds First Virtual AGM

The Federación Panamericana de Squash (FPS) carved another piece of history into the books as it hosted its first-ever virtual Annual General Meeting on Saturday November 28, 2020 with over 28 participants representing 16 countries. The Zoom webinar was highlighted by guest speakers:  ACODEPA’s President of the Athletes’ Commission,Samantha Teran, World Squash Federation President, Jacques Fontaine and Continue Reading... ...
Ali Farag

Ali Farag Named World Games Athlete of the Month for November

Men’s World No.1 Ali Farag has been named as the International World Games Association’s (IWGA) Athlete of the Month for November. Harvard-graduate Farag, 28, returned to World No.1 on November 1 following his title-winning displays at the Great Pyramid of Giza last month where he won the CIB Egyptian Open title. He then made it Continue Reading... ...

State of Squash: Guyana

When you think of squash countries, Guyana is not at the forefront of the mind, but over the next decade, the Caribbean nation could well jump towards the top of the game, and there are several reasons why this could happen. Firstly, the level of the junior game in the country is thriving. Four players Continue Reading... ...

Squash Player: Guide to the Greats

Published courtesy of Squash Player magazine. Full details on the latest magazine here. Mike Dale meets legendary coach Hesham El Attar, whose tutelage helped mould many of Egypt’s modern-day stars. What do Ramy Ashour, Tarek Momen, Nouran Gohar, Karim Abdel Gawad, Karim Darwish and Omneya Abdel Kawy have in common? The answer is coach Hesham Continue Reading... ...
WSO Director Roy Gingell

World Squash Officiating Online Education Tools Set for Beta Launch

The World Squash Federation (WSF) and Professional Squash Association (PSA) have been working hard in partnership to create World Squash Officiating; an online education and assessment website that is primarily aimed to standardise squash officiating qualifications worldwide. As well as containing useful resources such as a video library of decisions using recent SQUASHTV clips, World Continue Reading... ...
Patrick Williams has been appointed the new Executive Director of SquashDrive

SquashDrive Announce Patrick Williams as new Executive Director

SquashDrive have announced that they have hired Patrick Williams as their new Executive Director, with Williams becoming the first graduate of an urban squash programme to lead a Squash and Education Alliance (SEA) organisation. Williams brings valuable first-hand knowledge and experience to the programme and community, and SquashDrive Board Chair, Stephen Seelbach, said: “After a Continue Reading... ...

Cornes Takes Up Role as HKFC Squash Director

Spanish No.4 Carlos Cornes Ribadas has been named as the new Squash Director at the prestigious Hong Kong Football Club. Cornes, 31, hails from Santiago in Spain and helped his country to eighth place at the WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship last December in Washington D.C. Now, the Spaniard is looking to pass on Continue Reading... ...
Jansher Khan in action

25 Years On: Jansher Khan’s Record-Breaking World Championship Title

By RJ Mitchell ——— This week marks the 25th anniversary of Jansher Khan’s record-breaking seventh World Championship title which saw the great Pakistani overtake compatriot Jahangir Khan to become the most successful man ever at the sport’s premier event. Jahangir had notched six World Championship trophies between 1981 and 1988, when he claimed his final Continue Reading... ...

US Squash Launch New Website

US Squash have unveiled their new website – www.ussquash.org – promising a cleaner presentation, fresh content and superior integration with Club Locker. Speaking following the launch of the new site, US Squash President & CEO, Kevin Klipstein, said: “In the last decade we have worked hard to innovate in the sport and build core infrastructure Continue Reading... ...

Squash57: Winners of Teuton Shoes Competition Announced

The winners of last month’s Squash57 competition have been revealed, with three lucky participants winning a pair of shoes from Teuton – the official shoe partner of the WSF – in collaboration with WSF, Squash Mad and UK Racketball. To enter, participants had to record a video to entertain and inform viewers about why Squash57 Continue Reading... ...
Team Egypt with the 2019 WSF Men's World Team Squash Championship Trophy

World Squash Library Presents Men’s World Teams Compendium

Highlighted by images of the 26 champion teams since 1967, a presentation covering the full history of the WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championships is has been launched today by the World Squash Library. The full presentation features the dates, venue and results for each event since the inaugural championship – including winner photos and Continue Reading... ...

Squash Player 2020 Issue 3 – Out Now

Issue three of Squash Player – a magazine endorsed by the World Squash Federation – is out now. Camille Serme is the cover star of 2020 Issue 3 – her expression summing up the joy and relief at the return of the PSA World Tour after an unprecedented six-month hiatus. Professional squash may have made Continue Reading... ...
A mock up of the complex

Squash Para Todos Starts Build For Pioneering Outdoor Community Squash Complex

The concept of building outdoor squash courts, putting them in plain view of the wider public and improving the sport’s accessibility is something that has been talked about a lot recently. With the current varying global restrictions for organised sport due to COVID-19, moving squash outdoors has become a hot topic. However, El Salvador based Continue Reading... ...

Portuguese Squash Federation to Launch ‘Club Squash Map’ to Increase Participation

The Federação Nacional de Squash in Portugal has outlined a new ‘club squash map’ vision which will aim to increase participation in the nation to combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Like in many countries around the world, squash came to a halt for two months in Portugal before returning in May, 2020 but Continue Reading... ...
The 2021 Kansai World Masters Games logo

World Masters Games Postponed Until 2022

The World Masters Games – originally scheduled to take place in Kansai, Japan between May 14-30, 2021 – has been postponed until 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The World Masters Games features squash alongside 35 other official World Masters Games sports as well as almost 40 showcase sports. The World Masters Games (WMG) is Continue Reading... ...
The front cover of Ready, Set, Squash!

Win a copy of Ready, Set, Squash!

We’re giving away a copy of Ready, Set, Squash! – the new book by Wael El Hindi & Sonya Sasson which aims to introduce young players into the exciting world of squash. Ready, Set, Squash! A Fun Guide to the World’s Healthiest Sport takes readers on a thrilling adventure as they learn all the skills they need Continue Reading... ...

WORLD SQUASH DAY to CELEBRATE 
20th ANNIVERSARY IN 2021

World Squash Day celebrates its 20th anniversary next year, with Saturday September 11 2021 confirmed as the date. Plans are already under way to launch major global campaigns to help the sport recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. WSD Founder Alan Thatcher, from England, said: “We want to build on all the energy that Continue Reading... ...
Wael El Hindi in action against Nick Matthew during the 2012 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions

Ready, Set, Squash! Wael El Hindi Releases Fun Guide to the World’s Healthiest Sport

Former World No.8 Wael El Hindi, together with pupil Sonya Sasson, has written a new book designed to introduce young players into the exciting world of squash. Ready, Set, Squash! A Fun Guide to the World’s Healthiest Sport takes readers on a thrilling adventure as they learn all the skills they need to jump on Continue Reading... ...
The 2021 Kansai World Masters Games logo

World Masters Games To Be Held in Asia For First Time

Squash will feature at the World Masters Games next year, with the event set to take place in Asia for the first time between Friday May 14 – Sunday May 30, 2021. The World Masters Games (WMG) is an international, multi-sport competition for athletes aged 30 and up. The Games are held every four years, Continue Reading... ...
World Squash Day celebrated in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Squash Federation Aiming to Revive Squash

The Bangladesh Squash Rackets Federation (BSRF) were active on World Squash Day earlier this month in the hope of reviving the sport in the South Asian country. On October 10, they marked World Squash Day with a number of programmes involving players both new and old, as well as the media to reignite interest in Continue Reading... ...

Squash Schedule unveiled for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

The daily schedule for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games has been released, with the organisers confirming that squash will be only one of three sports – alongside badminton and table tennis – to be held across all 11 days of the competition. The first day of competition is packed with action and is set to Continue Reading... ...
Team New Zealand at the 2019 WSF Men's World Team Squash Championship

Kiwis Keen on Squash Following COVID-19 Enforced Lockdown

Squash clubs in parts of New Zealand – including Auckland and Bay of Plenty – have reported a surge in interest from new players following the sport’s emergence from the COVID-19 enforced lockdown that halted sport in the country. Clubs opened up back in May after the alert level in New Zealand had gone down to Level Continue Reading... ...

Squash Bounces Back in Style on World Squash Day

World Squash Day took place on Saturday October 10 to help relaunch the game following the global COVID-19 pandemic. Enthusiastic players took to the streets, uploaded squash-related videos to social media sites, and also enjoyed doing what they love most, playing full or conditioned games on recently reopened courts while observing COVID-19 safety guidelines – with even the Continue Reading... ...
The Nigerian National Team at the 2019 WSF Men's World Team Squash Championship

State of Squash: Nigeria

Squash has taken major steps towards returning in Nigeria and the Nigerian Squash Federation held a special webinar recently to ensure that all squash clubs are equipped to create a safe environment for players during the COVID-19 pandemic. Like many countries around the globe, squash had been on hold in Nigeria from March, 2020 due Continue Reading... ...
Egypt won the 2018 WSF Women's World Team Squash Championships

World Squash Library Launches Women’s World Teams Compendium

The 40-year history of the WSF Women’s World Team Squash Championships is highlighted in the latest initiative of the World Squash Library – encapsulated in a poster featuring photographs of all 21 winning teams. The full presentation features the dates, venue and results for each event since the inaugural championship in 1979 – including winner photos and programme Continue Reading... ...

Hany Reaches Top 10 of PSA Women’s World Rankings

Egypt’s Salma Hany has broken into the top 10 of the PSA Women’s World Rankings for the first time following a quarter-final finish at the Manchester Open last month. The PSA World Rankings had been frozen as a result of the six-month suspension due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. But the rankings are unfrozen from today onwards with a new ranking system Continue Reading... ...

Jahangir Khan Supports Unsquashable Donation Project for World Squash Day and Beyond

Jahangir Khan, a 10-time British Open Champion and a former WSF President, is supporting the latest World Squash Day project to help the game bounce back from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Khan is spearheading a special campaign launched by UNSQUASHABLE, whose rackets he used throughout his record-breaking career. With one week to go Continue Reading... ...
Joel Makin

Makin On the Rise in PSA Men’s World Rankings

Welshman Joel Makin has moved up a place to a career-high No.9 ranking after the PSA Men’s World Rankings for October were released today. The PSA World Rankings had been frozen as a result of the six-month suspension due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. But the rankings are unfrozen from today onwards with a new ranking system coming into place to Continue Reading... ...

Win Teuton shoes in special WSD Squash 57 video competition

Squash 57 players can win some great prizes in a special World Squash Day competition. Entrants are invited to create a brilliant video capturing a fantastic rally, a coaching explanation or an outstanding new drill. Teuton shoes will be awarded to makers of the top three videos. To celebrate ‘World Squash Day’ the WSF (Squash57 Continue Reading... ...
Laura Massaro (left) and Nick Matthew (right). Photo credit: squashpics.com

Team Laura vs Team Nick: Massaro and Matthew set for world’s biggest squash showdown

England greats Laura Massaro and Nick Matthew will go head-to-head in the world’s biggest team squash contest, set to launch on World Squash Day (October 10), as players from around the globe are invited to pick sides and do battle. The England Squash initiative, supported by SquashLevels, has been created to re-engage all players, whatever their age or ability, to join in on Continue Reading... ...
Ali Farag signs a shirt for the World Squash Day auction

World Squash Day Auction to Take Place October 3-10

The annual World Squash Day Auction will take place from Saturday October 3 – Saturday October 10 with all proceeds being split between the PSA Foundation’s We Are One Fund and the World Squash Library. Taking place alongside World Squash Day since 2016, the World Squash Day Auction has raised thousands of pounds for a Continue Reading... ...
The 2020 World Squash Day Logo

World Squash Day Plans Are Underway

Jahangir Khan, 10-time British Open Champion and a former WSF President, is supporting the latest World Squash Day project by spearheading a campaign launched by UNSQUASHABLE, whose rackets he used throughout his record breaking career. UNSQUASHABLE customers will be given special discounts and encouraged to donate their old rackets which will be donated to clubs Continue Reading... ...
Joel Makin (right) takes on Tarek Momen during the 2019 WSF Men's World Team Squash Championship

ITA to Run Clean Sport Programme for WSF

The World Squash Federation (WSF) will delegate its entire anti-doping program to the International Testing Agency (ITA) in January 2021, including results management and the development of an education plan for its athletes. From January 2021 onwards, the ITA will take over the entire anti-doping programme from the WSF and run it independently. Under the Continue Reading... ...
Mohamed ElShorbagy (left) and Nour El Tayeb (right) with the 2020 Manchester Open trophies

ElShorbagy and El Tayeb Capture First PSA World Tour Titles Post COVID-19 Suspension

Egyptian duo Mohamed ElShorbagy and Nour El Tayeb have won the first PSA World Tour event to take place following the suspension of the PSA World Tour due to COVID-19 after respective wins over Karim Abdel Gawad and Camille Serme in the Manchester Open finals. Held at the National Squash Centre under strict COVID-19 protocols, the Manchester Open is the first PSA World Continue Reading... ...
Jansher Khan in his playing days

Jansher Khan Appointed Head Coach of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sports Directorate

Eight-time World Champion Jansher Khan has been appointed Head Coach of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sports Directorate by Chief Minister Mehmood Khan. Jansher – a former World No.1 and a legendary figure in squash – will take steps to revive the sport and nurture talent in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on a daily basis. During a media briefing Continue Reading... ...
Diego Becerra on court in Colombia

Colombia to Host Latin America’s First Ever All-Female Level One Coaching Course

Latin America’s first ever all-female WSF Level One coaching course will be held in Colombia between September 21-24 to coincide with Women’s Squash Week.   Ran by WSF Level One tutor Diego Becerra, the sessions will see 15 female Colombian nationals, with one of the candidates including World No.73 Catalina Pelaez, descend on the club Continue Reading... ...

French Squash and Colombian Squash Sign Memorandum of Understanding

The French Squash Federation and Colombian Squash Federation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding which will see the two federations work closely together to develop squash in their respective nations. Both bodies are member nations of the World Squash Federation (WSF) and, following an agreement signed by French Squash Federation President Jean Denis Barbet and Continue Reading... ...
Egypt's Nouran Gohar (left) takes on Alison Waters of England (right) during the 2018 WSF Women's World Team Squash Championship in Dalian, China

WSF Update: 2020 World Junior Championships and Women’s World Team Championship

Following the postponement of the 2020 WSF World Junior Squash Championships – originally scheduled to take place in Australia in July 2020 – and the 2020 Women’s World Team Squash Championship – originally slated to take place in Malaysia in December 202 – the WSF Board will this  week review the possibility of organising both Continue Reading... ...

It’s Banksy Week in the Countdown to World Squash Day

It’s Banksy Week in squash! The squash-loving cartoonist David Banks will be issuing a new drawing every day this week to promote World Squash Day. Passionate squash fan David, from Colchester, England, is delighted to be back on court after the long coronavirus lockdown and his first cartoon in the series shows the coronavirus getting Continue Reading... ...

Egypt to Host the WSF 2021 World Junior Championships and 2022 World Women’s Team Championship

The World Squash Federation Board are pleased to confirm that the 2021 World Junior Championships – the most prestigious junior squash event in the world – and the 2022 World Women’s Team Championship will both take place in Egypt. Following the postponement of the 2020 World Junior Championships, due to have taken place in Australia this Continue Reading... ...

New Zealand’s Grayson Retires from Professional Squash

After 17 years on the PSA World Tour, New Zealand’s Campbell Grayson has called time on his professional squash career. The Kiwi won 14 titles on the PSA World Tour, with two of those coming last year, as he took home the Cannon Kirk Irish Squash Open and the Northwestern Mutual Life Time Houston Open crowns. The latter was Continue Reading... ...
Egypt won the 2018 WSF Women's World Team Squash Championships

2020 World Women’s Team Championship Due to be Held in Malaysia Postponed

The World Squash Federation (WSF) and the Squash Racquets Association of Malaysia (SRAM) regret to announce that the 2020 WSF World Women’s Team Championships have been postponed due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. The 22nd edition of the biennial event was scheduled at the 10-court Bukit Jalil National Squash Centre in Kuala Lumpur from 15-20 December Continue Reading... ...
Nafiizwan Adnan celebrates during the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions

Malaysian Squash Star Nafiizwan Adnan Launches Startup to Help Struggling Former Athletes

Malaysia’s ex-squash star Nafiizwan Adnan has turned his attentions to helping struggling ex-national athletes to make a living after the former World No.26 hung up his racket in 2019. Adnan, known as ‘The Komodo’ in his playing days, was one of Malaysia’s greatest ever male players and became the first Malaysian man ever to win Continue Reading... ...
World Squash Day has launched its #WHYILOVESQUASH social media campaign

World Squash Day launches #WHYILOVESQUASH campaign across social media

Following the 50 days to go landmark on Friday, World Squash Day reaches out to the entire global squash community with today’s launch of a social media campaign with the hashtag #WHYILOVESQUASH. The project will be rolled out across social media and every player on the planet, from humble club beginners up to the game’s Continue Reading... ...
50 Days to Go Until World Squash Day

50 Days to Go Until World Squash Day​

Today marks a big milestone in the countdown to World Squash Day 2020 – with just 50 days to go to the big event. Squash takes to the streets on Saturday October 10 as part of one of the biggest social media campaign in the sport’s history. Players representing clubs and federations will be hitting balls in Continue Reading... ...
The 2020 World Squash Day Logo

World Squash Day 2020 Toolkit

NOTICE TO ALL NATIONAL SQUASH FEDERATIONS: LET’S TAKE TO THE STREETS FOR WORLD SQUASH DAY All member nations are urged to support World Squash Day on Saturday October 10th 2020. This is an ideal opportunity for the global squash community to work together to help relaunch and reinvigorate our fantastic sport after the issues we Continue Reading... ...
Colombian National Coach Martin Knight (back row, centre) and his Colombia team which appeared at the 2020 WSF Men's World Team Squash Championship

Colombian Squash Players Return to Europe Following COVID-19

After being confined to their home country for four months during the global COVID-19 pandemic, a number of Colombian squash players have been able to travel to Spain to step up their return to action. Led by former World No.38 Martin Knight – the Colombian National Coach – six of Colombia’s leading players headed to Continue Reading... ...

World Squash Day and i-Mask Support Health Heroes

Squash players can win selfie prizes and support their local health heroes thanks to a partnership agreement between World Squash Day and i-Mask. Richard Millman and Simon Stanbridge, owners and distributors of the i-Mask, have created a branded version to support World Squash Day. The name of every purchaser of an i-Mask Face Shield sold Continue Reading... ...

World Squash Library Set To Record Covid Impact

COVID-19’s impact on world sport in general, and on squash specifically, will be remembered for generations to come. In a bid to record the wide range of effects produced by the pandemic on the sport, the World Squash Library (WSL) is asking for contributions from around the world from which to create a unique record of the unprecedented period – Continue Reading... ...
SquashSkills Presents 'A Bronx Tale'

WSF Welcomes A Bronx Tale’s Nomination for Peace and Sport Documentary Prize

The World Squash Federation (WSF) has welcomed the news that ‘A Bronx Tale’ – a documentary directed by SquashSkills – has been nominated for the prestigious Peace and Sport Documentary Prize. ‘A Bronx Tale’ is a heartwarming story which explores the efforts of CitySquash – a founding member of the Squash and Education Alliance (SEA) Continue Reading... ...
The 2020 World Squash Day Logo

World Squash Day Set to Relaunch Game

World Squash Day will help ‘relaunch the game’ when events take place across the globe on Saturday October 10. That’s the prediction of World Squash Day founder Alan Thatcher, who is determined to help clubs and federations move out of lockdown with a campaign aimed at renewed growth. World Squash Day is endorsed by the World Squash Continue Reading... ...
Squash Urbano

Squash Urbano Colombia Sends Second Student to U.S. Boarding School

Dailyn of Cartagena’s Squash Urbano Colombia recently gained admission to the Indian Mountain School in Lakeville, Connecticut, becoming the second Colombian student from the Squash and Education Alliance (SEA) network to attend boarding school in the U.S. A standout competitor on court, Dailyn qualified for the 2019 South American Jr. Championships in Bolivia and won Continue Reading... ...
Squashinhos staff alongside their juniors

Community Spotlight: Squashinhos

Squashinhos is a squash and educational development project which helps underserved children from the communities of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. In Rio, more than 1.2 million people live in the favelas on less than £1 per day. The residents lack access to the most basic public services, such as health care, education, and space for Continue Reading... ...
The new Persian Gulf Squash Centre

Iranian Squash Set to Thrive Following Opening of Persian Gulf Squash Centre

A new state-of-the-art squash complex opened in Iran earlier this month, with the Iranian Minister for Sport and Youth, Masoud Soltanifar, in attendance as the Persian Gulf Squash Centre opened its doors for the first time. Located in Birjand, the capital of the Iranian province of South Khorasan, the Persian Gulf Squash Centre contains four Continue Reading... ...

Luxembourg Plays Host to First Level One Coaching Course Following COVID-19

With courts re-opening in a number of countries and the squash landscape looking as positive as it has done following the global COVID-19 pandemic, Luxembourg took a major step forward in the country’s efforts to return to squash as the WSF Level 1 Coaching Course took place Schengen.   Restrictions have been eased in the Continue Reading... ...
Reigning WSF World Junior Squash Champions Hania El Hammamy (left) and Mostafa Asal (right)

World Squash Library Unveils World Junior Compendia

Following the success of its senior packages, the World Squash Library now launches synopses of the Men’s and Women’s World Junior Individual Championships, the originally biennial events which began in 1980 in Sweden for boys and a year later for girls in Canada. The presentation features the dates, venue and results for each event over the five decades, Continue Reading... ...

Community Spotlight: ZEST

The Zimbabwe Education Squash Trust (ZEST) was established in Harare, Zimbabwe, with the aim of developing the talents of underprivileged children from vulnerable areas through squash and academic support. The programme mentors young boys and girls from under-privileged backgrounds in Zimbabwe to bridge the gap between the rich and the poor by introducing them to Continue Reading... ...
The Global Esports Federation logo

WSF Joins as Global Esports Federation Member​

The World Squash Federation (WSF) is delighted to announce that it has joined as a member of the Global Esports Federation (GEF) in a move that will see the two organisations collaborate to bring squash into the esports world. WSF and GEF will work together with Refract – GEF’s Global Partner for Interactive Technology – to Continue Reading... ...
Former World Champion Nick Matthew on court playing SQUASH 57

Squash 57: On The Rise

SQUASH 57 has been in existence since the mid 80’s, rebranded to SQUASH 57 (SQ57) in 2016, and is now being played in over 40 countries (according to the WSF’s 2020 annual survey). The most active nation is England where UK-Racketball (with England Squash’s blessing) runs over-subscribed regional singles & doubles competitions every month. The Continue Reading... ...
David Campion (right) speaks to James Willstrop during the 2019 European Team Squash Championships

Campion on England Squash, The Next Generation and COVID-19

Exclusive by RJ Mitchell As squash activity around the globe gradually starts to pick up, England Squash National Senior Coach David Campion has provided a unique insight into the work that has gone on behind the scenes at England Squash to insure the nation’s top players have been fully supported. Courts opened in Egypt last Continue Reading... ...
Stewart Boswell competes at the 2005 British Open

Boswell Hoping to Call on Hunt Experience in Role as Squash Australia Coach

Exclusive by RJ Mitchell Stewart Boswell has revealed that he plans to go back to the future and use the core values passed onto him by Aussie squash icon Geoff Hunt in his new role as National Coach for Squash Australia, to help return his nation to its previous status as a true squash heavyweight. Continue Reading... ...
The 2020 World Squash Day Logo

World Squash Day to Take Place On October 10, 2020

As squash courts reopen in many countries following the COVID-19 lockdown, the sport will be relaunched in dramatic style when World Squash Day (WSD) takes place on Saturday October 10. World Squash Day, endorsed by the World Squash Federation (WSF) and Professional Squash Association (PSA), will once again focus on all the key benefits including Continue Reading... ...

Gohar Claims Women’s World No.1 Spot Following El Welily Retirement

Egypt’s Nouran Gohar has today (July 1) become the new women’s World No.1 for the first time following the retirement of previous incumbent Raneem El Welily. El Welily had topped the rankings for 19 months, while Gohar had sat at World No.2 for the previous five months following wins at the U.S. Open and Carol Continue Reading... ...
Raneem El Welily (right) pictured with Nour El Tayeb (left), Nouran Gohar (centre left) and Nour El Sherbini (centre right) after winning the 2018 WSF Women's World Team Squash Championship

Tributes Pour in For El Welily Following Retirement

Tributes have been pouring in on social media following yesterday’s announcement that women’s World No.1 Raneem El Welily has retired from professional squash. El Welily is regarded as one of the most talented players ever to pick up a squash racket, while she was a trailblazer for Egyptian women, becoming the first female Arab in Continue Reading... ...
Raneem El Welily with the 2017 PSA Women's World Championship trophy

World No.1 Raneem El Welily Announces Immediate Retirement from Squash

World No.1 Raneem El Welily has today (June 25) announced her immediate retirement from professional squash, bringing to an end a phenomenal 18-year career that saw her capture a total of 24 PSA titles, including the 2017/18 PSA World Championship. The 31-year-old, who in 2015 made history by becoming the first Arab female in any sport to become World Continue Reading... ...
The 2018 Subbotnik Open in progress at Moscow's Metropolis shopping mall

Public Events Key for Growth of Squash in Russia

Squash is on the up in Russia, and key to the growth of the sport in the nation are a range of public events which have attracted new players to the sport by hosting a number of professional players in eye-catching locations. Squash is typically a sport held inside – save for certain locations on Continue Reading... ...
CitySquash Children Laughing

A Bronx Tale: SquashSkills Explores the Power of Sport in New York City

SquashSkills recently held the digital premiere of their documentary ‘A Bronx Tale’ – a heartwarming story which explores CitySquash’s efforts to use the power of sport to enrich the lives of children in one of New York City’s poorest boroughs, the Bronx. Spearheaded by pioneering coach and former World No.16 Bryan Patterson, CitySquash have helped open up Continue Reading... ...
Samantha Teran speaks to the media during the Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games

Samantha Teran on Her New Role as President of ACODEPA’s Athletes Commission

Last month, Samantha Teran, the most successful Mexican squash player of all time, was named as President of the Association of Pan American Sports Confederations’ (ACODEPA) Athletes Commission. In her new role, the former World No.11 will work with a number of athletes who represent a range of sports in Pan-American countries. We caught up Continue Reading... ...
Mini Squash in action

Squash Colombia Introduces Mini Squash to Attract Young Children to the Sport

The Federacion Colombiana de Squash have introduced a new half-court initiative designed to get younger children into playing squash following the global COVID-19 pandemic. Located at the Becerra Stillman Squash Academy in Bucaramanga, ‘Mini Squash’, a form of squash featuring a court half the size of a conventional court, has been designed in order to allow Continue Reading... ...
The 2017 European Masters Squash Championships taking place at the Hasta la Vista club

World Masters Squash Championships Rescheduled for August 2021​​

The World Squash Federation (WSF) can confirm that the World Masters Squash Championships – originally postponed from August 2020 due to the global COVID-19 pandemic – has been rescheduled to 15-21 August 2021. Additionally, the WSF has approved the qualifying age for the postponed event, which will remain as per the original start date of the Continue Reading... ...
World Squash Library Founder Andrew Shelley

World Squash Library: Putting Together the History of Squash

Being passionate about preserving squash’s long and rich heritage, ex World Squash Federation (WSF) CEO Andrew Shelley has decided to donate his time and experience to archive and preserve the history of squash for future generations, as well as providing an information resource by launching the World Squash Library (WSL). It is an independent, ‘not-for-profit’ initiative to Continue Reading... ...
Squash Players Serve - Dr. Toby Lynch

Squash Players Serving the Community: Dr. Toby Lynch

US Squash explore the way that squash player Dr. Toby Lynch has served the community of St. Louis during the global COVID-19 pandemic. The ongoing pandemic has transformed the way healthcare workers operate and treat patients in Emergency Rooms and Intensive Care Units around the world. Dr. Toby Lynch, an emergency medicine critical physician, has Continue Reading... ...
Leo Au in action

Leo Au Announces Retirement

Hong Kong’s World No.21 Leo Au has announced his immediate retirement from professional squash. Au, 30, had a successful international career with Hong Kong, winning a gold and a silver medal at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, as well as two bronze medals in 2010 and 2014. He was also part of the Hong Continue Reading... ...
Squash Your Way

Squash Auckland Launch ‘Squash Your Way’ Campaign

Squash Auckland – with the assistance of Squash New Zealand – have launched their new ‘Squash Your Way’ campaign as they aim to use social media to help people get started with playing squash in a way that suits them and their unique lifestyle following the global COVID-19 pandemic. The campaign is taking place on Squash Continue Reading... ...

WSF Mourns Former President Susie Simcock

The World Squash Federation is mourning the death of former WSF President Susie Simcock. It was in October 1996 that the New Zealander was elected the WSF’s first, and only, woman President – succeeding HRH Prince Tunku Imran of Malaysia, under whom she had served as Vice-President for the previous seven years. On completing her maximum Continue Reading... ...
A child plays squash during the 2018 Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games

#StaySafeWithSquash – No Court. No Problem EP.6

#StaySafeWithSquash Not got a court to play on during lockdown? That’s not a problem for these squash players, who have created their own courts. Introducing episode six of ‘No Court. No Problem’ – along with the Professional Squash Association (PSA), we’ve been showcasing the incredible creativity of the squash community as they #StaySafeWithSquash during the Continue Reading... ...
Rackets Cubed juniors from Hovingham Primary School

Community Spotlight – Rackets Cubed

Rackets Cubed – supported by the PSA Foundation – is a rapidly growing charity, currently based in six cities in the UK that run integrated squash, tennis, education (STEM / Maths) and nutrition programmes for local inner-city children from high IDACI (Income deprivation affecting children index) schools. Squash builds great principles, values and physical literacy Continue Reading... ...
Squash in action in Washington D.C. during the 2019 WSF Men's World Team Squash Championship

Getting Back to Squash: WSF Announces Recommendations for Squash Post-COVID-19

Preamble This document is the World Squash Federation’s recommendations for squash to restart following the COVID-19 pandemic. The recommendations included are not intended to substitute professional medical advice or guidelines set out by local or national authorities. This document is designed to assist with planning for the restart of squash and help federations and clubs Continue Reading... ...

Community Spotlight: SquashBond

Through intensive training in the sport of squash, educational programmes, and ongoing mentorship, SquashBond in Israel develops Arab and Jewish children into young adults who have self-confidence, perseverance, and respect for peers of different religious and socio-economic backgrounds. In 2014, Nitzan Moree, a long-time squash coach and previous member of Israel’s national junior team, co-founded Continue Reading... ...
A child during the squash demonstration at the 2018 Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games

#StaySafeWithSquash – No Court. No Problem EP.5

#StaySafeWithSquash Squash courts are in the process of reopening in some countries around the world, but other countries are still under strict lockdown measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. This has led to many squash players and fans finding alternative ways to get their squash fix, with some incredible results. Episode five of ‘No Court. No Continue Reading... ...
Samantha Teran speaks to the media during the 2018 Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games

Teran Named President of ACODEPA’s Athletes Commission

Two-time Pan American Games gold medallist Samantha Teran has been named as the President of the Association of Pan American Sports Confederations’ (ACODEPA) Athletes Commission. With a former World Ranking of No.11, Teran is the highest ranking Mexican squash player of all time and enjoyed a prolific career on the PSA World Tour, capturing 16 Continue Reading... ...
Gregory Gaultier of France (left) takes on Spain's Iker Pajares (right) during the 2019 WSF Men's World Team Squash Championship

COVID-19 and How it Affects Squash

Following guidance from Dr. Anne Smith, the Chair of the WSF Medical Commission, the World Squash Federation (WSF) has published the following guidelines relating to the effect of COVID-19 on squash and how best to prevent the coronavirus from spreading. COVID-19 – THE BASIC FACTS: It is a virus that particularly affects the upper airways Continue Reading... ...
Nouran Gohar takes on Sarah Cardwell during the 2018 WSF Women's World Team Squash Championship

#StaySafeWithSquash – Skills and Tricks EP.5

Squash players and fans across the world have been showing off their skills on social media over the past two months, so it’s time for another showcase of the creativity of the squash community. Since launching its #StaySafeWithSquash campaign, the World Squash Federation (WSF) has seen squash fans across all continents show their creativity and love Continue Reading... ...

WSF President Jacques Fontaine Issues Update on COVID-19

The following is an update from WSF President Jacques Fontaine on the impact of COVID-19 on squash. The entire world has been going through a crisis of an unprecedented scale and unfortunately the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is far from being over. While the level of uncertainty remains very high the different governments are Continue Reading... ...
A young child with a squash racket during the 2018 Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games

#StaySafeWithSquash – No Court. No Problem EP.4

#StaySafeWithSquash It’s time for episode four of ‘No Court. No Problem’ – together with the Professional Squash Association (PSA), we’ve made a compilation of all the creative ways that the squash community has ensured that they can still work on their skills during this pandemic. Lockdown measures are in place across the globe, but we Continue Reading... ...
Unsquashable Premier Squash League

Live Squash: Unsquashable Premier Squash League – Final

UNSQUASHABLE and SquashXL have come together to bring you some much needed live squash from New Zealand. The final takes place on Sunday May 17 and will start at 04:00 (GMT+1) and 15:00 (NZST). This footage is being provided by the team at SquashXL and hosted on the YouTube channel of SQUASHTV, the broadcasting arm of Continue Reading... ...
Unsquashable Premier Squash League

Live Squash: Unsquashable Premier League Semi-Finals

UNSQUASHABLE and SquashXL have come together to bring you some much needed live squash from New Zealand. The action continues Saturday May 16 until Sunday May 17 for the semi-finals and final, respectively, and will start at 04:00 (GMT+1) and 15:00 (NZST) on Saturday. This footage is being provided by the team at SquashXL and hosted Continue Reading... ...
Unsquashable Premier Squash league

Live Squash: Unsquashable Premier League Round One

UNSQUASHABLE and SquashXL have come together to bring you some much needed live squash from New Zealand. The action will get under way on Friday May 15 until Sunday May 17 and will start at 07:00 (GMT+1) and 18:00 (NZST) on Friday. This footage is being provided by the team at SquashXL and hosted on Continue Reading... ...
WSO Director Roy Gingell

WSO Director Roy Gingell on the New Game-Changing WSO Platform

The new World Squash Officiating (WSO) website – a project ran by the World Squash Federation (WSF) in partnership with the Professional Squash Association (PSA) – will launch on July 1, 2020 and will provide an unparalleled resource committed to the training, qualification, development and assessment of referees. We caught up with WSO Director Roy Continue Reading... ...
Egoli Squash's 'Women in Squash' Initiative

Community Spotlight: Egoli Squash

Egoli Squash is an outreach programme of Central Gauteng Squash, established in 2009 in South Africa, which uses the platform of sport as a catalyst to empower children to see opportunities outside of the cycle of poverty and crime in their communities. Supported by the PSA Foundation – the charitable arm of the Professional Squash Association (PSA) Continue Reading... ...
Nicol David in action

#StaySafeWithSquash – Skills and Tricks EP.4

#StaySafeWithSquash It’s time to check in to see what squash fans and players are up to at home during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past two months, the squash community across the world has been showing off its best skills and trick shots on social media as those that love the sport aim to Continue Reading... ...
Nicol David and Mohamed ElShorbagy play squash outside Dubai's Burj Khalifa - the world's tallest building

#StaySafeWithSquash – No Court. No Problem EP.3

#StaySafeWithSquash With lockdown measures in place across the globe during the COVID-19 pandemic, most squash players and fans are unable to get their squash fix on the court at the moment – leaving many to experiment and find new ways of playing the game they love. Introducing episode three of ‘No Court. No Problem’ – Continue Reading... ...
Head Coach Eric Hart with CISP children

COVID-19 Fails to Squash CISP Closing Ceremony & Awards Celebration

The Canadian Inclusivity Squash Program (CISP) – North America’s first ever inclusive squash program – refused to let COVID-19 derail its plans to hold its second annual closing ceremony and awards ceremony last week. CISP was founded by Canada’s Eric Hart alongside Lolly Gillen, who shared the hypothesis that squash can be modified, adapted, taught Continue Reading... ...
Swiss Squash's 'Squash Training' online portal

Courts to Reopen in Switzerland Following Work Between Swiss Squash and Government

Squash courts will reopen in Switzerland on May 11 as the government relaxes a number of the lockdown restrictions put in place following the global COVID-19 pandemic. Approximately 50,000 people play squash recreationally in Switzerland and they will be allowed to return to court next week as long as they follow social distancing protocols. A Continue Reading... ...
A group photo of juniors from the Squash Para Todos programme

Community Spotlight: Squash Para Todos

Squash Para Todos are an urban squash programme located in El Salvador, who aim to use squash to create new opportunities for the underserved communities in the country. They are supported by the PSA Foundation – the charitable arm of the Professional Squash Association (PSA) -and their main objectives are orientated around reducing poverty, seeking Continue Reading... ...
The 2019 WSF Men's World Team Squash Championship in action in Washington D.C.

#StaySafeWithSquash – Skills and Tricks EP.3

#StaySafeWithSquash Squash players and fans across the world have been showing off their best skills and trick shots on social media over the past few weeks, ensuring they still get their squash fix during their time in lockdown due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Since launching its #StaySafeWithSquash campaign, the World Squash Federation (WSF) has seen Continue Reading... ...
Squash proved very popular at the Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games

#StaySafeWithSquash – No Court. No Problem EP.2

#StaySafeWithSquash Introducing episode two of ‘No Court. No Problem’ – together with the Professional Squash Association (PSA), we’ve made a compilation of all the creative ways that the squash community has ensured that they can still work on their skills at this difficult time as they #StaySafeWithSquash. Lockdown measures are in place across the globe Continue Reading... ...
PSA Chief Executive Alex Gough (left) shakes hands with WSF Chief Executive William Louis-Marie (right)

WSF Appoints PSA to Oversee Communications​

The World Squash Federation (WSF) has appointed the Professional Squash Association (PSA) to oversee its communications efforts following a restructuring of the organisation’s PR, media and marketing activities which will come into effect from May 1. Since signing a Memorandum of Understanding in 2017, the WSF and PSA have forged a strong working relationship which has resulted Continue Reading... ...
Squash in action during the 2019 WSF Men's World Team Squash Championships

#StaySafeWithSquash – Skills and Tricks EP.2

#StaySafeWithSquash Over the past weeks, squash players and fans across the world have been showing off their best skills and trick shots on social media as they aim to get their squash fix during their time in lockdown due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. The World Squash Federation (WSF) has seen squash fans #StaySafeWithSquash across Continue Reading... ...
Noorena Shams addresses the United Nations

Shams Offers Support To Pakistan Communities During COVID-19 Pandemic

The work of Pakistan’s World No.239 Noorena Shams extends far beyond the squash court as shown in her recent efforts to help communities in Pakistan affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. At just 22-years-old, she was recently appointed as the youngest member of the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Sports Management Committee in Pakistan and has been listed among 24 Continue Reading... ...
A child tries out squash during the 2018 Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games

#StaySafeWithSquash – No Court. No Problem

#StaySafeWithSquash With lockdown measures in place across the globe during the COVID-19 pandemic, most squash players and fans are unable to get their squash fix on the court at the moment – leaving many to experiment and find new ways of playing the game they love. Introducing ‘No Court. No Problem’ – together with the Continue Reading... ...
#StaySafeWithSquash Skills & Tricks

#StaySafeWithSquash – Skills and Tricks

#StaySafeWithSquash Squash players and fans across the world have been showing off their best skills and trick shots on social media over the past few weeks, ensuring they still get their squash fix during their time in lockdown due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Since launching its #StaySafeWithSquash campaign, the World Squash Federation (WSF) has Continue Reading... ...
The Hasta La Vista Club in Poland will host the postponed 2020 WSF Masters

WSF Statement: COVID-19

The World Squash Federation Board (WSF) recently met via video conference and took essential decisions concerning the impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic on the 2020 WSF sporting calendar. After approval of the request of Squash Australia to cancel the 2020 World Juniors Championship scheduled in July 2020, the WSF Board has agreed to postpone Continue Reading... ...

Men’s World Teams Appearance a ‘Dream Come True’ for Baptiste Masotti

Into the top 40 in the World Rankings, a first Platinum quarter-final, and playing for France at the Men’s World Team Championships. The 2019-20 season has had a bit of everything for Baptiste Masotti, but he is most proud of the latter achievement, calling it a “dream come true”. He was part of the French Continue Reading... ...
Teuton Sports

WSF Extends Agreement With German Brand Teuton

The World Squash Federation (WSF) is delighted to announce a three-year extension agreement with the performance footwear brand Teuton Sports. In addition, the German brand will also become the WSF’s official clothing partner from January 2021. The WSF will shortly open its online store through which official products, such as Teuton footwear, will be available to purchase.  Additionally, no Continue Reading... ...
2019 WSF Men's World Team Squash Championship in action

WSF President Jacques Fontaine Issues COVID-19 Update​

Dear Presidents, Dear Secretaries General, Dear friends I am writing to you during one of the most unbelievable eras in living memory, with more than half of world in ‘lockdown’ and the entire sporting world shut down. My first thoughts are for those who are affected by the Covid-19, hence I am sending my best Continue Reading... ...

WSF Support for World Games

April 7,2020 I would like to put on record our delight that the International World Games Association (IWGA) and Birmingham Organising Committee (BOC) have been able to reschedule the 11th edition of The World Games to the year after next, from 7th to 17th July. The 2020 world sporting calendar has been devastated by the Continue Reading... ...

The World Games in Birmingham : New Dates

Following the rescheduling of the Tokyo Olympics, the 11th edition of The World Games in Birmingham, USA, have been rescheduled for July 2022 ... ...

WSF World Juniors 2020 : Cancelled

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the WSF and Squash Australia have regretfully agreed to cancel the WSF World Junior Championships that had been scheduled to take place in July 2020 on the Gold Coast ... ...

#StaySafeWithSquash

WSF launches #StaySafeWithSquash - let’s show the rest of the world that squash is innovative, dynamic, appealing and safe ... ...

Monaco to host 2020 WSF AGM

The 2020 World Squash Federation Annual General Meeting will be held in Monaco for the first time following a decision made at the recent WSF Board meeting in London ... ...

RIP Azam Khan

Pakistan’s Azam Khan, regarded by many as the most gifted squash player of all-time, has died from Coronavirus, aged 95. Based for many years in London, where he owned the New Grampians Squash Club, Azam was the younger brother of Hashim Khan, winner of six British Open titles.  Azam finished as runner-up in three of those Continue Reading... ...

World University Squash Champs 2020 Cancelled

Due to the Coronavirus issue, FISU has cancelled the World University Squash Championships that had been scheduled to take place in July 2020 in China. ...

Squash selected for 2021 Pan Am Junior Games

Squash is one of 30 sports which have been selected to participate in the inaugural Junior Pan American Games next year in the Colombian city of Cali ... ...

Black Ball Women’s Open : Final

El Hammamy beats El Sherbini to be crowned Black Ball Open Champion in Cairo ...

Coronavirus statement from the WSF

The World Squash Federation would like to express its strongest support to our worldwide squash community and the people currently suffering from the Coronavirus pandemic ... ...

Squash Supports International Women’s Day

Squash players the world over will be in action tomorrow (Sunday 8 March) in support of International Women's Day (#SquashSupportsWomen) ... ...

WSF World Juniors : Australia to welcome 24 teams to Gold Coast

Hosted by Australia for the first time since 1986, the 2020 WSF Men's World Junior Team Squash Championship will see 24 nations compete for the biennial World Squash Federation title in Queensland from 25-30 July ...

Farag and El Sherbini Capture 2020 Windy City Open Titles

Egyptian duo Ali Farag and Nour El Sherbini have been crowned the 2020 Windy City Open champions in Chicago ... ...

Windy City Open Semi-Finals

New Zealand's Paul Coll reaches first PSA Platinum final as Egyptian trio Farag, Welily and Sherbini claim wins in Chicago ... ...

Windy City Open Quarter-Finals

Kiwi Paul Coll and England's Sarah-Jane Perry join six Egyptians in the PSA Platinum semi-finals in Chicago ... ...

March 2020 World Rankings

Wales' Joel Makin and Belgium's Tinne Gilis make the headlines in the March PSA World Rankings ... ...

ToC Finals : Serme and ElShorbagy capture NY titles

Mohamed ElShorbagy and Camille Serme lifted the 2020 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions titles as they overcame World Champions Tarek Momen and Nour El Sherbini ... ...

Tournament of Champions New York : Semi-Finals

Five game upsets for Camille Serme and Tarek Momen in New York set up ToC finals against Nour El Sherbini and Mohamed ElShorbagy ... ...

WSF President Hails New Era for Squash

In a New Year message to the global squash community, World Squash Federation President Jacques Fontaine hails a new era for squash after a challenging 2019 ... ...

Egypt retain Men’s World Team Title in Washington

Egypt have retained the WSF Men's World Team Squash Championship title in the USA, fulfilling their top seeding by beating second seeds England in the final at Squash on Fire in Washington DC ... ...

Egypt and England win dramatic World Teams semis in Washington

Egypt and England survive thrilling semis to set up fourth final in a row Two dramatic semi-finals in Washington both  went the distance. First top seeds Egypt recovered from a game down after Wales‘ Joel Makin put in another heroic performance to beat world champion Tarek Momen in five compelling, dramatic games – you simply have to watch Continue Reading... ...

Wales gatecrash the semi-finals in Washington

While Egypt, England and France secured semi-final slots as predicted by the seedings, it was 11th seeds Wales who created the headlines on day five in Washington ... ...

Day Four : Wales shock Hong Kong as the Quarter-finals are settled

Wales shock Hong Kong, as Germany, Spain and New Zealand reach the quarters The first main draw match saw Germany beat Malaysia 2-0 to move into a quarter-final against Egypt tomorrow. Wales produced a stunning upset as they ousted 6th seeds Hong Kong thanks to a mammoth five game win from Emyr Evans and a tough three-nil Continue Reading... ...

Day Three : Swiss stun Hosts USA

Swiss Sweep Into World Teams Top 12 & Dedicate Success To No.1 After being demoted to 15th seeds on the eve of the event, Switzerland stunned hosts USA in today’s final qualifying round of the WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship in Washington DC to guarantee themselves a top 12 finish for the first time. The team then dedicated their success to Nicolas Müller, Continue Reading... ...

Day TWO: Swiss & Scots stun seeds

Day of upsets as Scotland, Spain and Kuwait upset higher seeds while Egypt, England, France and Hong Kong win their Pools ... ...

MWT 2019 COVERAGE

Visit our dedicated WSF World Teams site for full MWT 2019 Washington Coverage ...

Day ONE: Seeds safely through opening matches

Firm favourites Egypt eased through their opening tie in Washington DC – but hosts USA did not make it easy for the title-holders in front of a partisan home crowd ...

Egypt seeded to retain WSF Men’s World Teams Crown in Washington

Defending champions Egypt are seeded to win the WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship title for the fifth time since 1999 when the 2019 championship takes place in the US capital Washington DC from 15-21 December. The biennial World Squash Federation championship will be staged in the USA for the first time in its 52-year history. 23 nations will compete in the 26th Continue Reading... ...

World Squash Federation appoints Louis-Marie as CEO

The World Squash Federation has appointed William Louis-Marie as its new Chief Executive Officer ..
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Qatar PSA Men’s World Champs Final

Momen beats Coll in Doha to be Crowned 2019-20 PSA Men’s World Champion ... ...

Qatar PSA World Champs Semis

Coll and Momen to contest PSA Men’s World Championship final in Doha ... ...

WSF Update Issue 83

Issue 83 of the WSF Newsletter, for Nov/Dec 2019, is now available ... ...

Cape Town hosts successful WSF AGM

The World Squash Federation Annual General Meeting took place today in Cape Town, South Africa, hosted by Squash South Africa ... ...

Egypt’s El Sherbini Claims Fourth World Championship Crown

Egypt’s El Sherbini Claims Fourth World Championship Crown Egypt’s Nour El Sherbini celebrated her 24th birthday in style as she captured her fourth World Championship trophy after overcoming compatriot and World No.1 Raneem El Welily in front of Cairo’s spectacular Great Pyramid of Giza to win the 2019-20 CIB PSA Women’s World Championship. El Sherbini Continue Reading... ...

WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship to be broadcast live globally

The 2019 WSF Men’s World Team Squash Championship will be broadcast live across the globe between December 15-21, 2019 ... ...

Legends join in to make World Squash Day a feast of fun, food and friendship all over the planet

World Squash Day attracted thousands of new players as clubs across the planet opened their doors to showcase the sport on Saturday 12th October ... ...

Squash Legends : Sarah Fitz-Gerald

Read the latest WSF Hall of Fame interview – with legendary Australian Sarah Fitz-Gerald : "Ruthless and Efficient"  ...

U.S. Open Finals

Egyptian duo Nouran Gohar and Ali Farag are 2019 U.S. Open Champions ... ...

U.S. Open Semi-Finals

Married couple El Tayeb and Farag reach U.S. Open Finals as Egyptians dominate semi-finals Two years on from their historic title triumphs at the FS Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships, married couple Nour El Tayeb and Ali Farag have once again reached the finals of the PSA Platinum event as all four semi-final fixtures went Continue Reading... ...

Black Ball Club shows off Egyptian prowess on World Squash Day

Egypt is currently dominating world squash and the Black Ball Sporting Club in New Cairo will play a starring role on World Squash Day, this Saturday 12 October. ...

World Squash Update #82

Latest edition of the WSF Newsletter, for Sep/Oct 2019 ... ...

Squash Legends : Geoff Hunt

Read the latest WSF Hall of Fame interview – with legendary Australian Geoff Hunt. His past; his view of the future ... ...

World Squash Day 2019

World Squash Day returns on Saturday October 12th with ambitious plans to attract one million new players to the game over the next decade ... ...

WSF Ambassadors Kenya visit – video roundup

Watch the highlights of the successful WSF Ambassadors trip to Kenya, with Nicol David, Camille Serme and Borja Golan ... ...

World Junior Teams Final : It’s Egypt again

It's seven in a row for Egypt after the favourites denied a fierce comeback from hosts Malaysia in the final of the  Women's World Junior Teams in Kuala Lumpur ... ...

World Junior Teams Semis

The top two seeds will contest the Women's World Junior Team Championship final after hosts Malaysia survived a nervy test against Hong Kong China to set up a date with title-holders Egypt ... ...

World Junior Teams KL

England produce double drama as top three seeds cruise into semis in KL ... ...

World Junior Finals

It's two for Asal & third time lucky for El Hammamy in KL World Juniors ... ...

World Junior Semi-Finals

All-Egyptian finals to bring World Junior Championships to a KL climax ... ...

World Juniors Quarter-Finals

Aifa keeps home hopes alive as giantkiller Anderson powers on ... ...

World Juniors : England’s Anderson gatecrashes last eight in KL

Unseeded Lewis Anderson pulled off two successive upsets in his debut appearance in the World Juniors ... ...

Pan American Games Squash

USA mark Historic PanAm Games Double as Sobhy Celebrates Triple Gold Double ...

World Juniors : Aifa leads ten Malaysians into Round Three

Aifa Azman led the way for Malaysia as all but one player from the host nation survived the second round of the WSF World Junior Championships in KL ... ...

WSF World Juniors under way in Kuala Lumpur

Mixed fortunes for Malaysians on opening day at World Junior Champs in KL There were mixed fortunes for home players on the opening day of action in the 2019 CIMB Foundation WSF World Junior Squash Championships at the Bukit Jalil National Squash Centre in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur – a day which featured over 70 round one Continue Reading... ...

Washington welcomes WSF Men’s World Team Championship nations

Defending champions Egypt are likely to be favourites for the 2019 WSF Men's World Team Squash Championship title in December ... ...

WSF CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER SEARCH

The World Squash Federation is searching for a new Chief Executive Officer ... ...

WSF looks to bright future

The World Squash Federation is taking the recent disappointment of another failed Olympic bid as an opportunity to think afresh about the future of squash leadership and governance ... ...

World Squash Update #81

Latest edition of the World Squash Federation Newsletter, for Jul/Aug 2019 ... ...

‘Not A Four-Day Thrill’ Says Kenya Squash Ambassadors Host

“It’s not just a four-day thrill,” said Gakuo Ndirangu, a driving force of squash in Kenya, as the 2019 WSF Ambassador Programme visit to the country’s capital Nairobi drew to a close at the Nairobi Club after a comprehensive programme of squash activities led by three of the sport’s leading players. An action-packed programme of coaching sessions, refereeing workshops, player clinics, exhibition matches and Continue Reading... ...

Hosts Canada strike Gold at PanAm Juniors

Canada, hosting the event for the first time, struck gold on the final day of the Pan American Junior Squash Championships with success in the Women's Team event in Toronto ... ...

Kenya Set To Welcome WSF Squash Ambassadors

Kenya is set to welcome the WSF Ambassador Programme this week when three of the world's leading squash players visit the country's capital Nairobi ... ...

WSF Ambassadors 2019 Kenya : Tweets

Follow the #WSFAmbassadors in Kenya on their Tweets … ...

World Doubles Finals : Aussie hat-trick on the Gold Coast

Lobban & Pilley strike double Gold on the Gold coast The 2019 WSF World Doubles concluded with the top seeds taking all three titles in three all-Australian at the Carrara Squash Centre on the Gold Coast. WSF World Doubles 2019 : Day FIVE, FINALS Women’s Final :  Donna Lobban & Christine Nunn (AUS) 2-0 Sarah Continue Reading... ...

WSF World Doubles : Semi-Finals

Australia is guaranteed a gold medal in all competitions, after dominating day four of the WSF World Doubles Championships at the Carrara Squash Centre on the Gold Coast ... ...

WSF World Doubles : Semi-Finalists decided on Day Three

Host nation Australia will head into the knockout stage as gold medal favourites after the top seeds charged into all semi-finals ... ...

CIB PSA World Tour Finals : FINALS

Egypt’s Raneem El Welily and Karim Abdel Gawad are the 2018-2019 CIB PSA World Tour Finals champions ... ...

CIB PSA World Tour Finals : Semi-Finals

Serme gets revenge over Gohar as final spots are decided at PSA World Tour Finals in Cairo ... ...

Hosts Australia seeded for triple gold in WSF World Doubles

Australia are seeded win all three gold medals in the 2019 WSF World Doubles Squash Championships next month on home soil ... ...

Allam British Open Finals

Egyptian duo Nouran Gohar and Mohamed ElShorbagy are the 2019 Allam British Open champions ... ...

Allam British Open Semi-Finals

France’s World No.4 Camille Serme will be the only non-Egyptian in action on finals day at the 2019 Allam British Open ... ...

Instant Update #80

Latest edition of the WSF Newsletter, for May/Jun 2019 ... ...

India celebrate historic Asian double as Ghosal & Chinappa strike gold

India celebrated a first ever double as Saurav Ghosal and Joshna Chinappa won the crowns at the 20th Asian Individuals in the Malaysia ... ...

Historic day brings 2019 European Team Championships to a close

A dramatic finals dayin Birmingham saw hosts England reclaim the men's title and France dethrone 40-times champions England to win the women's trophy for the first time ... ...

Welily and Farag claim El Gouna titles

World No.1s Ali Farag and Raneem El Welily took the honours on an all-Egyptian finals night at the El Gouna International ... ...

All-Egyptian Finals Set For El Gouna International

Ali Farag, Karim Abdel Gawad, Nouran Gohar and Raneem El Welily won their semi final match-ups at the Abu Tig Marina in Egypt ... ...

Hall of Fame Interviews : Jahangir Khan

Read the latest interview with Pakistan’s all-time great and former WSF President Jahangir Khan … ...

Squash World Mourns Sri Lankan Tragedy Victims

The WSF extends its condolences and deepest sympathies to English squash player Ben Nicholson, whose wife and two children were tragically killed in the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday ... ...

Ramy Ashour retires

Egypt’s three-time World Champion Ramy Ashour has announced his immediate retirement from professional squash ... ...

Nicol David joins WSF Ambassador visit To Kenya

The sport's ultimate ambassador will join fellow players Camille Serme and Borja Golan for the 2019 WSF Ambassador Programme visit to Kenya ... ...

Instant Update #79

Latest bumper edition of the WSF Newsletter, for Mar/Apr 2019 ... ...

New Zealand to host 2021 WSF Men’s World Team Championship

World team squash returns to the North Island city of Tauranga after just four years when New Zealand hosts the WSF Men’s World Team Championship in 2021 .. ...

PSA World Championships Chicago

Egypt’s Farag & El Sherbini crowned World Championship Titles in Chicago ... ...

Joint statement from WSF and PSA on Paris 2024 Olympic sports proposal

WSF and PSA have met the announcement on the proposed selection of additional sports for the Paris 2024 Olympic Programme with great disappointment ... ...

Nicol David signals the end of a unique era in Squash

Today's announcement that Nicol David is bringing to a close her illustrious playing career in squash signals the end of a unique era in the sport ... ...

Squash Goes Gold

WSF & PSA Announce New 2024 Paris Olympic Games Inspired Campaign ... ...

“For 2024 Squash meets all the Criteria”

WSF President Jacques Fontaine speaks to Francs Jeux ... ...

Farag and Sherbini claim ToC titles in New York

Egyptian duo Ali Farag and Nour El Sherbini are the 2019 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions winners ... ...

World’s top four to contest ToC Finals

An Egyptian quartet will feature in the finals of the Tournament of Champions for the first time ever  ... ...