21 Jun 2016

Why Squash deserves a chance in OLYMPICS Video

#SquashinOLYMPICS : Download- https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_FbdSuEQMXo&feature=youtu.be
Few intro on squash Racket...World most healthiest sport

Do you guys know what squash is? No, it is not the fruit; I am talking about the sport. Yes, squash is a racquet sport that involves two or four players. It takes place in a four-walled court and is played with a small rubber ball. Believe it or not, you could sweat even more than playing soccer.

As opposed to soccer, squash is a sport that could be played as individuals and the area of play is not as big as a soccer field and thus requires more running and less standing or walking around. So even though the court is much smaller, you still need to run a lot and depend on yourself.

Thus, since this is an individual game sometimes, you learn to make the right decisions at the right time and not rely on others. Failing to make quick decisions could result in you losing a point or the whole game. Finally, developing such skill of being self-dependent can take you long ways and make you feel better.


Top seed and home favourite Paul Coll captured a second Squashways Christchurch Open title, beating England’s Angus Gillams in three games.

A packed crowd at the Burnside Squash Club saw Coll start slowly, making some uncharacteristic errors to allow Gillams to take an early 4-1 lead in the first game.

But the New Zealander improved his accuracy and was soon dominating the court to get back to 7-7 before forcing a couple of mistakes from the left-handed Englishman to take the opening game 11-7.

Coll swept the third-seeded Englishman aside in the second game with some attacking crosscourts and counterdrops to take it 11-2 before claiming the title  - and a 10th PSA crown – with an 11-5 win in the third.

Result – Squashways Christchurch Open 2016
Paul Coll (NZL) (1) beat Angus Gillams (ENG) 3-0: 11-7, 11-2, 11-5 (33 mins)

19 Jun 2016

This man hits the fastest squash ball in the world (177mph) - and he's coming to Southport

See World No 14 Cameron Pilley and No 19 Daryl Selby at special Southport & Birkdale club event

Cameron Pilley of Australia. Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images
Top class squash is coming to Southport - and you could be there to see it.

World Number 14 Cameron Pilley will be playing World Number 19 Daryl Selby in an exhibition match at Southport and Birkdale cricket club on Thursday, June 30 from 6.30pm.

Australian Cameron Pilley holds the world record for hitting the fastest squash ball at 177mph and recently made it to World Series final in Dubai in May.

Darryl Selby is a former British champion and has won a Commonwealth Bronze medal.

The event is being held to raise funds to help the Southport and Birkdale squash clubs first team who won promotion into North West Counties Division 1 next season, which means people will be able to see top quality squash at the club on Tuesday nights next season.

Tickets are £25 for the night.

Cameron and Selby will be coaching the juniors early doors, then they will take to the court with players from the club who can buy a raffle ticket for £5 for the chance to spend 20 minutes on the court with world class players.

The main exhibition match follows which is sure to be a great spectacle.

Tickets are £25 and there are only a few left.

Please contact Matty Sherman on 07898186079 or email shermo86@hotmail.co.uk
Source: http://www.southportvisiter.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/knitted-bible-exhibition-comes-southport-11492736

3 Sports That Improve Your Outlook And Make You Feel Better: post by inspower

Exercise is a very important part of our lives and without it, our health is at jeopardy. We are not meant to sit down and be couch potatoes in front of the TV, munching on food the whole day. We need to start realizing that health will not come to us running; we need to work really hard for anything we want in life. Now, along with sports comes the sense of feeling better and it could change your outlook of life or maybe exercise and health.

This is why we should not underestimate sports and the positive effects they can have on our lives. Try to ensure that you incorporate it in your everyday life, whether it is just a 15 or 20 minutes jog or a full one hour cardio/weights workout.

The Power Of Sports: Improve Your Outlook And Make You Feel Better:

1. Soccer

 Soccer is one of those sports where you get some good exercise as well as build some team work skills. The team work skills founded in soccer is beneficial and could be applied to other aspects of life too. Soccer can help improve your outlook of team work and where life could take you.

You might ask. “Well how are they related?” I would answer that soccer, just like any other thing in life, involves winning and losing; failing and succeeding. This can act as a reminder that we will always be faced with both situations in life and that could result in you feeling better about yourself and your current situation. Interesting, right?

2. Squash
Do you guys know what squash is? No, it is not the fruit; I am talking about the sport. Yes, squash is a racquet sport that involves two or four players. It takes place in a four-walled court and is played with a small rubber ball. Believe it or not, you could sweat even more than playing soccer.

As opposed to soccer, squash is a sport that could be played as individuals and the area of play is not as big as a soccer field and thus requires more running and less standing or walking around. So even though the court is much smaller, you still need to run a lot and depend on yourself.

Thus, since this is an individual game sometimes, you learn to make the right decisions at the right time and not rely on others. Failing to make quick decisions could result in you losing a point or the whole game. Finally, developing such skill of being self-dependent can take you long ways and make you feel better.

3. Baseball
We have talked about a sport which involves mostly team work and a sport that involves individuality. Now, let us take a peek at baseball. I am sure you all know what baseball is so let us get into the main point. Baseball involves batting, pitching, as well as catching the batted ball and thus eliminating the other team’s members.

For batting, you need to depend on your own skills and intelligence. Whereas for catching the ball, it is more like the whole team that needs to come together and cooperate to succeed. So this is a good sport to practice both the individual skills as well as the team work skills.

Overall, sports could possibly improve your outlook on life or exercising at least and make you feel better about yourself by learning more and building on previous skills. Thus, find the sport you most enjoy and start engaging in it.

What sports are you into? Tell us about them below.

18 Jun 2016

Squash: Women's Prize Money Doubled For 2016 NetSuite Open

Women's Prize Money Doubled For 2016 NetSuite Open

The 2016 NetSuite Open looks set to draw some of the biggest names in women's squash this September after it was announced today that prize money will be doubled for the 2016 iteration of the iconic tournament.

Taking place in front of San Francisco's Ferry Building in one of the most stunning locations on the PSA World Tour, the 2016 NetSuite Open will see 16 of the world's best female players come together to compete for a $50,000 prize fund - double the $25,000 on offer during the inaugural staging of the tournament in 2015. The world’s best male players will also return for the sixth staging of the Men's NetSuite Open, which maintains its M100 status for a second consecutive year.

"We are very pleased to confirm that prize money at this year's NetSuite Open will be double that of 2015 in a move that I feel will greatly enhance the tournament's reputation as one of the most progressive events on the PSA World Tour," said Tournament promoter John Nimick.

"Female players play on the same sized court, under the same rules and train just as hard as their male counterparts so we are delighted to be in a position where we can begin to close the current disparity in prize money whilst also strengthening the standing of our tournament."

Evan Goldberg, co-founder of title sponsor NetSuite, said: "Increasing prize money ensures that we will attract some of the biggest names in women's squash to San Francisco this September and I look forward to welcoming all players to the city for what promises to be a spectacular week of competition this Autumn."

The 2016 NetSuite Open will take place from September 26 - October 1 on a specially constructed glass-court and spectator venue located in front of San Francisco's Ferry Building.

Qualification will begin on September 25 at the Olympic Club of San Francisco. Further information and ticket details can be found by visiting http://ww.netsuiteopensquash.com


17 Jun 2016


Who's coming to a court near you?
16TH JUN 2016
With the start of the 2016/17 PSA World Tour season just over eight weeks away, the world's best players will be ramping up their pre-season programmes ahead of what promises to be a block-buster season.

The good news for squash fans is that a vital element of pre-season training is competitive match-play and the opportunity to compete in a match-play environment – a perfect recipe for an exhibition match-up.

That in mind, the world's best players will be travelling to all four corners of the world over the next eight weeks to compete against their peers for your viewing delight – to see who's coming to a squash court near you over the summer check out our handy list below!

United Kingdom Scotland
August 6th – Edinburgh Sports Club
Gregory Gaultier v Alan Clyne

The ESSA Development Program is delighted to host an exhibition squash match between two of the best squash players in the world this August at the famous Edinburgh Sports Club venue.
All money raised is to help with East Development program for Junior squash players. Buy Tickets

England June 30th – Southport & Birkdale Sports Club
Cameron Pilley v Daryl Selby
World's hardest hitter Cameron 'Pistol' Pilley takes on the enigmatic Daryl Selby in whats promises to be a entertaining night of outrageous shot-making.
Contact the club for ticket details.

July 10th – Tynemouth Squash Club
Cameron Pilley v Daryl Selby
World's hardest hitter Cameron 'Pistol' Pilley takes on the enigmatic Daryl Selby in whats promises to be a entertaining night of outrageous shot-making.
Tickets from £15 for exhibition, Q&A and buffet and free entry into the 'Hardest Shot' competition. Contact the club for details.

United States  June 29th – San Diego Squash
Jenny Duncalf v Rachael Grinham
Former World No.1 Rachael Grinham and former World No.2 Jenny Duncalf will give San Diego Squash members the opportunity to jump on court for a pointer or two before playing an exhibition match to show the crowd how it's done.
Tickets: Exhibition Match only (Members – $50 presale or $60 at the door / Guests – $65 presale or $75 at the door) Exhibition Match plus one hour on court with the Pros (Members – $100)
To register, contact San Diego Squash Program Director Kristi Maroc – kristi@sandiegosquash.com.

Caribbean June 25th – Bermuda Squash Racquets Association
Ramy Ashour v Ryan Cuskelly
Ramy Ashour, a three-time world champion, will be the star turn at next week’s Axis Squash Challenge and Professional Exhibition at the Bermuda Squash Racquets Association.
Micah Franklin, the Bermuda champion and world No 173, will face fellow islander Noah Browne, the world No 287, in the opening match of the night, a replay of last year’s National Championships final.
Tickets for the exhibition night, costing $50, are on sale at the BSRA. For more details visit Bermuda Squash

Greece June 16 – June 19 Rhodes Squash Open
Simon Rösner, Cameron Pilley, Karim Abdel Gawad, Tom Richards, Raphael Kandra, Piedro Schweertman, Sebastian Weenink
Soak up the sunshine and enjoy the squash as some of the world's best players head to Rhodes to compete in the ancient city.
Tickets are free, with the action taking place at the Sheraton Rhodes Resort

16 Jun 2016


  [ Raneem El Welily
More on Raneem

How did you get in to squash?

 My parents were choosing between squash and tennis for my brother. Since Alexandria is a rainy city in the winter and the summers are really hot, they thought outdoors tennis would be really difficult.

At the same time in squash, the under 19 Egyptian junior team had just won the World Teams event, and so my parents decided squash it is.

My brother started and here I am going back and forth with him watching him all the time. Of course a Racquet ended up in my hand, my brother's coach (Ahmed Abdallah) took me on court once, and that was it!! I never left the court!!

Did you play any other sports growing up?

The idea of Gymnastics was a nightmare, without even trying it, all my mom needed to do is say the word "gymnastics" and I'd break into tears. I mean come on!!! Girls wearing swimsuits out of the water??? Why???

 Tried swimming, went to swimming summer school at my club (again following my brothers footsteps). At the end of the summer season, they would have a day filled with swimming competitions for all the levels.

They do that as a celebration and give everyone a certificate, a medal was given to those who finished in 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.

While my brother came in second place in the 50 meter race. I came in last place in probably the 20 meter race, I remember the coach coming to help me finish the last 10 meters, I don't think I would have ever made it to that finish line without him.

Why did you decide that you wanted to make Squash your profession?

[Raneem El Welily Harrow Squash Interview]  http://www.squashsite.co.uk/2016/raneemharrow.htm

Nick Matthew admits"Rammy Ashour is my most difficult opponent"

Nick Matthew has been one of the most consistent names in the top WSF rankings. Having stayed in top 10 almost uninterrupted during last twelve years itself an exhibition of excellence, Nick has achieved almost everything- British Open thrice, World Championship and Commonwealth Games Gold. Nick spoke with SportsCrunch on his career, feats and more.

Reaching to the top of the world rankings- how difficult is to reach there and how difficult is to maintain the same level?

Getting to World number 1 is the hardest thing in any sport, but staying there is even harder as everyone is chasing you and you become the hunted not the hunter. As I get older and other players get closer to their peak, it becomes harder to stay in the top 5 but I’m proud of being at the top so long.


First in 67 years to win the prestigious British Open title in 2006 as a home grown player, and then another British Open title in 2009, the first British player to win PSA World Championship in 2010 and then retaining the world champion title in 2011.Your career snippet in your words…

You always look at the rankings & titles as a gauge of success but my main motivator has been to improve as a player every single day and gain the experience to be a contender at the top.


Squash player you found tough to compete against & your favorites from those whom you have grown up watching and those you have played against…

Ramy Ashour has been my most difficult opponent in my career. He presents a unique challenge compared to anyone else I have ever played because of the speed he plays at and the creativity he displays.


I have always enjoyed playing Amr Shabana; a great Champion and always a fair battle. He always presented unique tactical challenges and our head to head was pretty 50/50.

How difficult is to maintain the level of fitness required for longevity of career?

Incredibly difficult. I’ve suffered with injuries in the last few seasons despite all of the yoga, training and expertise from my team. The conclusion is that squash is a very tough sport!

David Pearson & Neil Guirey, their roles in your career…

I couldn’t have done it without them it’s as simple as that. DP has been my main coach & mentor since I was 18.


I bought in to the bigger picture that he imagined for me.

Neil is my best friend as does some of the harder hitting sessions with me at my home club of Hallamshire in Sheffield. He has offered invaluable support throughout my career and squash life. We have been best friends since we were 9 years old & I am the best man at his wedding this summer. He is also the Head Coach of the Nick Matthew Squash Academy which we officially launched this year.

Hurdles and things which kept you moving forward…

I mentioned changing my technique at 18 which was an incredibly difficult thing to do especially as it meant I was losing to people I had beaten in the short term but it was all for long term gain.


For example when I injured my shoulder I was out for 7 months but there was nothing wrong with my legs, lungs or core so I turned myself in to the fittest player in the game.

Training for Game readiness…

To be game ready you need to tailor your training to be more specific in the build up to events. Shorter intervals with less re

First NYC Public Squash Court Coming to Hamilton Fish Park Next Month

In approximately one month, squash players across the city will have access to a flagship court on the Lower East Side. The first of its kind in New York City.

As previously reported, the year-old Public Squash Foundation aims to construct an all-glass, weather-proof squash court in the neighborhood to make the game more accessible to the public. And also to break down the elitist vibe the game oftentimes exudes. The initial plan was a semi-permanent installation inside East River Park tennis courts. But that proved futile. Instead, the court will take up residence inside the Hamilton Fish Park year-round. At the expense of a handball wall.

The move to Pitt Street is practical for the city-based organization. Hamilton Fish is a recreation facility with area to stow rental equipment, and that also locks up (i.e. security).

“I know this [squash court] will propel the sport,” Public Squash co-founder Ryan Underwood Wall tells us. He further explains that the demand for the sport in urban areas is untapped, and that there are also two enclosures on the West Coast.

Rendering of the new squash court, Photo: Public Squash
As for what to expect from the minimalist structure itself, the intent is a semi-permanent enclosure that is easily maintained. It’ll be publicly available for year-round play. With regard to the loss of handball courts, Wall explains that there are more than two thousand across the Five Boroughs, and losing this one is essentially a drop in the bucket. Plus, he notes that the game can still be played inside the confines of the enclosure.

Apparently the Public Squash “fought tooth and nail” to make this happen. We are told that the Parks Department has already given the green light for the Public Squash Foundation to proceed. Although, we’ve yet to see the proposal listed on any recent Community Board 3 agendas.

Installation is set for sometime next month.

15 Jun 2016


China Bids To Host First World Squash Championship
china, WSF Ambassador Programme
The Liaoning Province city of Dalian is bidding to make squash history by becoming the first in China to host a World Squash Championship.
The announcement of the tender to stage the WSF Women’s World Team Squash Championship in 2018 came during a press conference on the opening day of the three-day 2016 WSF Ambassador Programme visit to the coastal city of Dalian, hosted by the Dalian Squash Association in conjunction with the Chinese Squash Association.
The proposal to the World Squash Federation is to stage the biennial event in September 2018 at the Xigang Stadium, the city’s six-floor sports centre which boasts four all-glass squash courts. It is planned that action would also take place on an all-glass court at the new Olympia 66, the largest Shopping Mall in the region, with the final stages being held outside on an all-glass court erected on the Dalian quayside at Dong Gang Square.
“I was born in Dalian and have lived here all my life,” said Wang Guo Guang, the Dalian Squash Association Secretary General who is the driving force behind the bid. “The city has been a great supporter of squash and I would like to show my appreciation to the city by bringing the World Championship here.
“It would be a great milestone in my life and would make me very proud.”
Speaking on behalf of the Chinese Squash Association, Vice President Huang Kai added: “Currently, the most important event we hold in this country is the China Open. This initiative would give us a great opportunity to work closely with the World Squash Federation to bring a major new event to China.
“We already hold many national events in Dalian,” Huang continued. “It is currently widely known as ‘the Football city of China’ – we would like Dalian to become known as ‘the Squash city of China’!”
WSF Chief Executive Andrew Shelley warmly welcomed the proposal, saying: “The Chinese and Dalian Squash Associations have already shown how strongly they not only organise events, but promote our sport, so this – coupled with the enthusiasm of the city authorities and facilities available – make this a superb option for WSF, and an exciting opportunity for the players and officials who will come to Dalian.”
The press conference, to welcome WSF Ambassadors Low Wee Wern, the former world No5 from Malaysia, and Dick Lau, the four-time Hong Kong champion, was staged alongside an all-glass court at the 220,000 square metre Olympia 66 shopping mall, which is sited on the city’s former Olympic stadium.

(Pictured after the press conference (L to R): Huang Kai, Wang Guo Guang, Low Wee Wern & Andrew Shelley)
Sean Ang, Deputy General Manager of Olympia 66, said: “As a new landmark of Dalian city, we try to bring a special shopping experience for citizens, which is why we put this squash court in the centre of sixth floor of our building.
“We hope this court will help people to release stress and entertain themselves after work or during the weekend. Our shopping mall is always willing to introduce fashionable and healthy sport into the building to cultivate proactive and relaxed life style.”
The 2016 Women’s World Team Championship will be held in the French capital Paris, for the first time, in December.


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14 Jun 2016

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Police college ,Ikeja Lagos!
Growing future stars;
Ye all need to see these kids playing,you'll wonder how they move so swiftly at such pace in a squash court. Amazing kids
Thanks to the coach Mr Seun peters:

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seun peters: +234 802 241 7897

13 Jun 2016

Coll Captures NZ Classic Crown

Coll Captures NZ Classic Crown

World No.34 Paul Coll swept passed Australia’s Rex Hedrick on home soil in the final of the Fitzherbert Rowe Lawyers New Zealand PSA Classic, PSA M15 tournament to capture the ninth PSA World Tour title of his career.

Coll came into the tournament off the back of a runner-up finish at the recent HKFC International, and outlined his title credentials early on as he scythed through Mohd Syafiq Kamal and James Huang in the early stages, before recovering from 2-1 down to defeat Malaysia’s Ivan Yuen in a dramatic semi-final encounter.

Hedrick, meanwhile, chartered a similar course to the final, with routine 3-0 wins over Evan Williams and Eain Yow Ng, and the 27-year-old also prevailed in a five-game semi-final, this time against England’s Joshua Masters.

Coll and Hedrick had met six times previously on the PSA World Tour, with Hedrick triumphing in each fixture. Coll seemed determined to bring an end to that run though as he came out on top in a frantic opening game, grinding out an 11-5 win to take the lead.

The second game followed in a similar vein, with tense, fast-paced rallies being par for the course. With the scores poised delicately around the mid-way point, Coll eventually pulled away after wowing the gathered spectators in Palmerston North with some trademark dives, one of which saw him pick up a blood injury at 10-7 up, resulting in a short break in proceedings.

After returning to the court, Coll closed out the second game quickly, before romping to victory in the third for the loss of just one point to wrap up the victory and capture his first PSA World Tour crown of 2016.

“It was a fast paced game and my lungs were really feeling it," said Coll.

"I was able to recover in between points and I was glad to come out on top in three games. It was my first win over Rex and I have played him a fair bit, he used to dominate when I played the Aussie circuit.”

Result - Final: Fitzherbert Rowe Lawyers New Zealand PSA Classic 2016

[1] Paul Coll (NZL) bt [2] Rex Hedrick (AUS) 3-0: 11-5, 11-7, 11-1

Cairo international Junior open 2016

Cairo International Junior Open
26 August - 01 September 2016
65.00 $ per person (only for early reserved between 01/01/2016 till 01/04/2016)
80.00 $ per person (between 02/04/2016 till 01/07/2016 )
entry fee including transportation between hotel and the venues
Arab Squash Federation Wish you a Happy New Year
For More Info Please Check tournament Application on web site: www.arabsquash.org

Video clips from the just concluded, most active squash league: APAPA CLUB SQUASH SECTION

 Moses vs Endurance

Video clips from the just concluded, most active squash league in Nigeria which ended last weekend at the Apapa Club (Squash Section) proudly sponsored by Mr. Femi Adeyemo and Captain Dayo Awobokun. It featured the best squash players in Nigeria in both male and female category.

wale vs idowu https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zNgCZI9AQ8
Temilolu vs Moses  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Myc3cJrIKn4
Wasiu vs Sodiq  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SK7nFXnzO9k
Tunde vs Lanre  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zX-I8FgpuQ
Taiwo vs Bisi  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEQAlL0UyI8

11 Jun 2016

Solomon Dalung inaugurates MOC for 19th National Sports Festival

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, has inaugurated the Main Organising Committee (MOC) for the 19th edition of the National Sports Festival (NSF) holding in Calabar the capital of Cross River State.

The event slated for 8th to 21st November, 2016 has suffered several postponements due to the political uncertainty which characterised the nation preceding the 2015 general elections.The Permanent Secretary of the ministry, Mr. Christian Chinyeaka Ohaa will chairman the 13-man committee, while Lizzy Onyenwenwa, the Acting director SPRD will act as the secretary and Jude Amadi, the director of Sports Cross River State is the Ass. Secretary. Prof. Ivara Ejemot Esu, the state deputy governor who doubles as the chairman Local Organising Committee of the NSF will also be the vice chairman of the MOC. Others members of the committee include: Comrade Asu Okang, Engr. Habu Gumel, Monday Emoghavwe (MON), Mrs. Hauwa Akinyemi, Dr. Are Ademola, Engr. Ibrahim Shehu, Tunde Kazeem, Dr. Abdulkadir Muazu and Dr Kweku Tandor.
While inaugurating the committe, Barr. Dalung charged the committee to make sure the event surpass the previous NSF held in Lagos 2012 which was adjudged as one of the best, saying that with the calibre of persons in the committee he is sure of a successful event.

“The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports on it part will do everything within its power to ensure that the Festival take place this year. We will ensure that the flag keep flying
“I am equally aware of the efforts of the Cross River State government under the able leadership of Prof. Ben Ayade, towards ensuring a most successful games with the timely delivery on the facilities being built for the festival,” Dalung said. Meanwhile the commissioner for Youth and Sports in Cross River State, Asu Okang has stated that the state government is ready to host a memorable event come November.
He also said that the state is under pressure to deliver on their promises to host the event despise the huge amount involved.

Apapa Squash League - 11th and 12th of June, 2016

The prestigious and number one most active league in Nigeria comes up this weekend at the Apapa Club (Squash Section) by proudly sponsored by Mr. Femi Adeyemo and Captain Dayo Awobokun. It will feature the best squash players in Nigeria in both male and female category.
The group stage matches will be played on Saturday, 11th June while the finals will come up on Sunday, 12th June 2016.
Keep a date with us come see Squash at its best!

4 Jun 2016

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Forbes Tops List of World's Healthiest Sport!

Squash was voted by Forbes Magazine as the world's healthiest sport, in recognition of the fact that it provides a thoroughly modern and potentially competitive, effective workout in minimal time and space. This makes it ideal for urban lifestyles, of the kind that have generated increases in child obesity and other metabolic health issues. Squash is a great way to combat these trends for the good of mankind and children in particular. 
In Nigeria, Squash is played all over the entire country with various ranges of interest depending on the individual. All the age brackets from children's level down to the veteran's level are surprisingly very active in this sport that brings fitness and friendship. Lagos State is known to be the most active state with major and minor tournaments organized and sponsored by various clubs, individuals and companies.  Squash players are known to be very active, intelligent, smart, social, friendly and healthy people.
The Olympic Games represents all that is pure about sport, and all the world's major participation sports are represented. Adding squash to the Olympic Programme - as one of the most widely played sports in the world - supports this ideal and reinforces the notion that the Olympic Movement represents the sporting landscape. Squash is a part of the bi-annual National Sports Festival organized by the federal government of Nigeria. 
Squash is clean and fully WADA-compliant. The fight against doping in our sport is not neglected, but we are fortunate that the values of fair play and respect, for both the sport and one's opponent, rule the squash player's psyche. Incidents of squash athletes testing positive for banned substances are extraordinarily rare.


Brooklyn-based Finn, Emilia Soini, will make her debut in the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions main draw after upsetting higher-ranked C...