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Vitesse Stortford Classic starts on May 15

A reminder to everyone that the Vitesse Stortford Classic 2017 – Men’s Squash, PSA $10k event at Bishops Stortford Squash club runs from Monday May 15 through to the final on Saturday 20 May. This year the event has attracted players that include Ben Coleman, Richie Fallows, Greg Lobban, Jaymie Haycocks, Chris Binnie, Lance Beddoes, Patrick Rooney,  Chris



Rush is on for 2017 Canary Wharf tickets

  A mad scramble is under way after tickets went on sale this morning for the 2017 Canary Wharf Squash Classic. A week of world-class sporting drama, with 70,000 dollars of prize money on offer, returns to the superb East Wintergarden venue from March 6-10 and fans need to act quickly to book their seats



Daryl’s magic in Macau lands him biggest ever PSA title

ESSEX professional Daryl Selby captured the biggest title of his career lifting the 2016 Macau Open, PSA M50 title with a walkover against Hong Kong’s Max Lee in the final. Daryl captured his first PSA World Tour title since April 2012 after Lee was forced to withdraw from the final due to injury. “I’m absolutely delighted with



SquashTV set for biggest season ever

The Professional Squash Association (PSA) have confirmed that the 2016/17 PSA World Tour season will see more live tournaments than ever before broadcast on SQUASHTV and Eurosport Player, the official home of live and on-demand squash. Over 450 matches, spread across 20 tournaments, will be broadcast throughout a breathtaking season of world-class squash that will



Ben Coleman’s amazing Marathon win in Canada

  Chelmford professional Ben Coleman held his nerve and kept his composure to win the Holtrand Gas City Pro-Am in a 130-minute battle with Canada’s Shawn Delierre, a record duration for a three-game match. Coleman took the title with an 11-9, 13-11, 12-10 victory but it was the second year running that Delierre had featured



Mohamed Elshorbagy grabs back world No.1 ranking

Egypt’s Mohamed Elshorbagy has regained top spot in the January 2016 PSA Men’s World Rankings just one month after losing out on the World No.1 Ranking to 2015 World Champion Gregory Gaultier. A disappointing third-round exit at the World Championship in November saw Elshorbagy’s 13-month reign atop the rankings come to an end but an



Laura Massaro hits world number one spot

Laura Massaro has become just the third Englishwoman ever to occupy the coveted World No.1 position after leapfrogging Egyptian Raneem El Welily to top the January 2016 PSA Women’s World Rankings released today (January 1). The 32-year-old Lancastrian ended 2015 in a rich vein of form claiming three PSA World Tour titles and competing in



PSA sign major deal with Eurosport

The PSA have heralded a major new agreement with Eurosport as a move that will “transform the face of the sport’s global broadcast presentation,” according to CEO Alex Gough. The agreement will result in a major increase in the amount of live coverage of major tournaments throughout the European broadcasting region, plus an extended package of highlights



Essex star Peter Barker calls time on his professional career

Former world no. 5 Peter Barker from Essex has announced his retirement from squash after more than 13 years competing on the international scene. The 32-year-old who turned pro in 2002, is retiring due to persistent injury and will formally bow out following next week’s Hong Kong Open.   Barker said, “I think it’s been apparent for



Daryl joins new-look PSA board

English World No.15 Daryl Selby from Essez was one of a trio of new faces elected onto the Professional Squash Association’s (PSA) Board of Directors as officially confirmed during the association’s annual AGM held in Doha, Qatar on Friday October 30. The 32-year-old is joined on the nine-strong board by J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions Director



DARYL TAKES OUT COPPINGER IN BRUISING US BATTLE

In the city that gave birth to legendary movie franchise Rocky it was Essex star Daryl Selby who held firm to land the knockout blow against South African Stephen Coppinger in a brutal 92-minute battle in the second round of the 2015 Delaware Investments US Open at Philadelphia’s Drexel University. Almost exactly twelve months since they



Super Ben storms to Salt Lake City title

Essex’s Ben Coleman continued his giantkilling run in the $10,000 Salt Lake City Open in the USA last night to win his first PSA Tour title since February. The 24-year-old from Chelmsford followed up his surprise 3/1 win over top seed Henrik Mustonen (Finland) in the semi-finals by upsetting second favourite Martin Knight 3/2 in



PSA announce TV breakthrough

The Professional Squash Association (PSA) have announced that squash will become the first racket sport ever to be broadcast live in UltraHD in the UK. The historic broadcast will occur during the 2015 AJ Bell British Squash Grand Prix, which takes place in Manchester this September, when the semi-finals and final will be shown live



BARKER BIDS FOR FIRST TITLE OF 2015 IN COLOMBIA

Essex’s Peter Barker will attempt to win his first PSA Tour title of 2015 this week in the $50,000 Colombian Open in Bogota. The world no.7 is the second favourite behind home hope Miguel Angel Rodriguez, a three-time winner of the PSA M50 tournament. The 31-year-old left-hander, who defeated Rodriguez in the final of the



BARKER AND SELBY BID FOR CHINESE GLORY

Peter Barker, the Essex left-hander who was runner-up in last year’s China Open, will lead a two-pronged English challenge for the 2015 trophy in Shanghai in September. The world no.7 (pictured) has been seeded fifth for the $100,000 event, which has attracted many of the world’s top players – including world no.1 Mohamed Elshorbagy and



Laura Massaro backs lower tin for women

The Professional Squash Association (PSA) are to conduct a four-month trial, beginning in September 2015, into reducing the height of the tin in competitive women’s matches from 19 inches to 17 inches – the current standard in the men’s professional game. The trial will take place across the professional game with some of the sport’s



A picture of fun. What happened when Tom met Nick Matthew and LJ

ONE swallow doesn’t make a summer but the sighting of Tom Bird certainly heralds the beginning of Spring. Essex squash player Tom from Frinton added to his growing catalogue of celebrity  ‘selfies’ when he made his annual pilgrimage to Canary Wharf for the 50k PSA Classic featuring many of the world’s top squash stars. Last



Willstrop drawn against World No.1 in Brit Open first round

Top seed and world no.1 Mohamed Elshorbagy faces the daunting prospect of taking on three-time British Open runner-up and home favourite James Willstrop (pictured above) in a titanic opening encounter in this year’s Allam British Open Men’s Championship in Hull in May. The opening day on May 11 will also see Essex’s world no.8, Peter



Daryl wins in Scotland but injured Barker out of Swedish Open

Daryl Selby made it three BSPA Edinburgh titles in a row and five overall with a finely balanced win over second seed Shaun Le Roux on Sunday.The packed crowd in Edinburgh Sports Club’s “bearpit” court five were treated to two fiercely contested first games with neither player able to make any significant headway against the scoreboard.It



Book now for the Canary Wharf experience

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to play on a glass court like the pros? Watch a worldclass match live? Ask a pro those burning questions? Well now you can… The Canary Wharf Classic is completely SOLD OUT for all dates, but Off The Wall Squash has 45 tickets (30 juniors, 15 adults) available on Monday 23rd March, for what



Tough beat for Barker as Miguel wins 120-min epic

Colombian World No.8 Miguel Angel Rodriguez became the first ever South American squash player to reach the quarter-finals of a PSA World Series event after beating Essex’s Peter Barker in a 120-minute epic at the J.P Morgan Tournament of Champions in New York. Two of the fittest and most fluid movers on tour, the duo



Take it to the limit…How Nick Matthew trains for squash

Are you fit enough for squash? Three-time world champion Nick Matthew tells us how he’s pushed to his physical limit. If your matches are harder than training sessions, you’re not working hard enough. I always attempt to go above and beyond what I experience in a match because that gives me the mental strength to tire



Richie Fallows drawn against Gaultier at British Grand Prix

Essex youngster Richie Fallows has been handed a dream draw in the first round of the AJ Bell British Squash Grand Prix in Manchester next week. The 19-year-old wildcard entry, who is ranked 97th in the world, takes on top seed and world no.2 Greg Gaultier, of France. Fallows is one of six English players



Pete and Daryl make early exits from World Championships

ESSEX pair Peter Barker and Daryl Selby became the victims of two giant-killing acts at the World Squash Championships in Qatar this week as the form book was turned upside down.   Barker, the world number eight player, crashed to Australian Cameron Pilley, the world No.20, in a brutal 86-minute second-round encounter, while injury-hit Selby was