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    Samantha Cornett has announced her retirement from professional squash

    Apr 21, 2020 12:25:17 PM / by Jeff Warren posted in PSA, PSA Tour, Sam Cornett, Samantha Cornett

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    What a career.

    Samantha Cornett accomplished so much in squash. She won 13 PSA titles and is a 4-time Canadian National Champion. She has also represented Canada admirably winning multiple gold, silver and bronze medals at the Pan Am games.

    Photo Credit Squash Canada and @SquashBeast
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    Distance Makes The Heart Grow Stronger - The Squash World Unites!

    Mar 29, 2020 6:53:33 AM / by Alex Robertson posted in Squash Tips, Squash Training, Learn more about squash, Pro Squash Tour, PSA, PSASquashTV

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    The global COVID-19 pandemic has had an effect on everybody. With the PSA Tour suspended until the end of April and most local clubs now closed, it's definitely a very strange and uncertain time for squash worldwide.

    BUT... (and that's a big but), it's amazing to see so many amateurs, professionals, and fans shining a positive light on such a negative situation. The sense of community in the world of squash has been overwhelming on social media, with players from all over coming together to share training regimes, challenges, general help, and all-round awesome content.

    PSA Content

    With no live squash to watch, the PSA have done a great job of giving squash fans their regular fix of professional content. The PSA Youtube Channel is full of awesome segments like 'Signature Shots', 'PSA Rewinds', and, our personal favourite, the 'Greatest Battles' videos, the most recent of which highlights some of the closest matches between Mohamed Elshorbagy and Ramy Ashour.

    PSA also post regular content on their Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts which feature some great trickshot compilations, isolation games, and even videos to wash your hands to...

     

    Wash your hands

    Professionals Share Workouts & Training Tips

    It's clear that many people are using this time to work on their strength, fitness, and flexibility to make sure they're fully prepared for getting back on court.

    Many squash professionals such as Miguel Rodríguez, Grégory Gaultier, and Nouran Gohar have been sharing squash-orientated fitness exercises and challenges on social media, giving amateur players an insight into the world of the pros, and allowing them to tailoring their own stay-at-home training. English ex world no. 1 Nick Matthew has also been streaming his own regular live training workouts so you can train in real time with an all time great!

    Be sure to take a look on their social media accounts if you're trying to prepare your body for when squash clubs re-open.

    However, it must be mentioned, one of our personal favourites is Amanda Sobhy's 'In Home Workout' video, if you haven't seen it, be sure to take a look on her Instagram.

    You won't be disappointed!

    The #toiletpaperchallenge Revolution

    Possibly the most entertaining thing to come out of this situation is the numerous squash challenges and trickshots being posted by professionals and amateurs, which are getting more extreme by the day!

    (We believe) it all started with Daryl Selby posting a video of himself hitting a squash ball through the middle of a roll of toilet paper... and Bog Roll Bullseye was invented. Over the past week or so players from all over have been posting their own creative versions of the #StayAtHomeChallenge, hitting squash balls at various targets. Many of the best clips have been shared by Daryl and other pros and gone viral within the squash world.

    This creativity is doing an awesome job of bringing squash players together through a difficult time, while promoting the sport and giving it an entertaining edge, and we hope it continues even when we're all back playing again!

    To finish with, here's one of the best clips from 'The Colombian Cannonball' Miguel Rodríguez:

     

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    The 2020 Windy City Open - Emotion, controversy, and incredible squash

    Mar 6, 2020 5:02:39 PM / by Alex Robertson posted in Tournament, tournaments, pro squash, Pro Squash Tour, PSA, PSA Tour, PSASquashTV, Squash TV

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    A Short Rundown of the Event:

    This year's Windy City Open in Chicago was an absolute rollercoaster of unbelievable squash, and was packed full of marathon matches. With some stand-out performances from multiple players such as Borja Golan, Diego Elias, Mathieu Castagnet, Camille Serme, Sarah-Jane Perry, and of course Paul Coll... just to name a few! This tournament certainly wasn't one to be missed.

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    The latest version of an all-time favourite: the Tecnifibre Carboflex X-Speed 125 squash racquet

    Mar 12, 2019 10:33:03 AM / by Alex Robertson posted in mohamed elshorbagy, nour el sherbini, PSA, Squash Racquet, Squash Racquet Review, tecnifibre, tecnifibre carboflex 125

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    Superman faces Mr Fantastic in the 2019 PSA World Championship quarter finals!

    Mar 2, 2019 6:05:01 PM / by Alex Robertson posted in paul coll, Dunlop, Eye Rackets, Pro Squash Tour, PSA, Review, Squash TV

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    The Eye X.Lite 120 Control, what a racquet!

    Dec 19, 2018 9:42:59 PM / by Alex Robertson posted in Eye Rackets, PSA, Review, Squash Racquet

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    Full disclosure: I have never given lighter squash racquets a chance at all, I have always preferred racquets on the heavier side. But I think the X.Lite 120 might have just changed my mind...

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    Gawad takes the win at the Black Ball Open 2018

    Dec 12, 2018 9:18:28 PM / by Alex Robertson posted in Karim Abdel Gawad, Pro Squash Tour, PSA, Review

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    Inspiration Is A Powerful Thing

    Apr 15, 2018 11:22:04 AM / by Jeff Warren posted in Squash Tips, PSA, PSASquashTV, squash tips, Squash TV

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    Think about the basic sports we have been exposed to over the years.

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    Ramy Ashour - The Grasshopper Cup 2018 Champion!

    Mar 25, 2018 10:07:03 AM / by Jeff Warren posted in Grasshopper Cup, PSA, Ramy Ashour

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    I confess I did not believe I would be writing a post about Ramy Ashour winning the Grasshopper Cup when the tournament started. It has been a long time since I have seen Ramy Ashour play at that level for an entire match, let alone an entire tournament.

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    Control the 'T' Sports is Proud to Announce Our Sponsorship of Nick Sachvie

    Sep 26, 2017 6:54:37 PM / by Jeff Warren posted in News, Nick Sachvie, Harrow, Player Profile, Press Releases, PSA, Salming, Sponsored Athlete

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    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.

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