Control the 'T' Sports is excited to announce that we are sponsoring Nick Sachvie who is currently ranked #69 on the PSA World Tour and is Canada's #1 player. We are sponsoring Nick for his footwear and providing him his choice of string. Nick is a very talented player who made a tremendous move up the PSA rankings last season and is working hard to keep that momentum going this season.
I learned just before the Tournament of Champions that Salming had signed Amr Shabana. My contact was not sure if he would be playing with them at the tournament as he had just signed and indeed he did not. He did however play with the Salming Race R1 2.0 at the Case Swedish Open 2014 in his first round match.
Having restrained my urge to pen a review of the IOC's decision to exclude squash from the Olympics (for the third consecutive time), I thought now would be an appropriate time for a preview of the new season. My 2013/14 campaign begins in just a few days with the $15k Nash Cup in London, ON. This tournament is held in high regard by PSA players for its great enthusiasm and hospitality. Big crowds populate the seats from day 1, players are given free meals at the club, and the members seem genuinely excited to have a Tour event in their own backyard. I am ranked as #5 qualifier, so progressing to the main draw would classify as a success.
@BK_1976 the Twitter Account of Black Knight in the UK has been busy this week asking people who their newest sponsored player was in the video below.
Prince, Ramy's sponsor must be really happy with their decision to sign Ramy Ashour. Not only has he not lost a match since he switched back to them but he left court in the final game to get a new Prince Airstick 130 because the last one he grabbed after breaking a string did not have the logo stencilled on the strings! While not technically allowed in the rules of the game I am sure it was definitely appreciated by Prince!
Ramy Ashour is the 2013 Allam British Open Champion!
I was interested to see that James Willstrop looks to be playing with the Prince EXO3 Pro Tour Squash Racquet at this years' British Open. James is a Prince sponsored player of course so playing with Prince makes sense but he has been switching back and forth between racquets. I have seen him playing with the Prince EXO3 Rebel, an old Prince Speedport and now the Prince EXO3 Pro Tour recently. The Pro Tour is a little heavier than the Rebel but is slightly head light where the Rebel is head heavy.
The main round of the 2013 Allam British Open Squash Championship is now under-way and Ramy Ashour is seeded to win. There certainly is some very stiff competition he will have to beat though to win this year's British Open. Ramy has never won the British Open and if he does he will have gone a whole year without losing a match on the PSA tour. The last tournament he lost was the British Open last year when Nick Matthew beat him. Going a whole year without losing a match would be an incredible accomplishment especially considering how talented the current top 4 players are! Let's take a look at Ramy's career.
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Since the start of the 2013 Tournament of Champions there has been a great deal of conversation about Ramy Ashour and the racquet he is playing with. We have definitely seen a spike in visits to our site about him and the racquet he is playing with. So what is he playing with? As the title of this post would indicate he is playing with his old favourite as pictured here, the Prince Airstick 130. The picture above is old but was a good shot of him with the Airstick 130. From what I have read he is no longer sponsored by Dunlop and is therefore free to play with what ever racquet he chooses. His old favourite the Prince Airstick 130 is what he has gone back to. It is a great racquet. We have a review of it here , if you are looking to purchase one of these great racquets and are in Canada or the USA please click on Add to Cart button below.
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CONTROL THE 'T' SPORTS IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE OUR SPONSORSHIP OF MIKE MCCUE