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A review of the Prince Textreme Warrior 100 Tennis Racquet

May 25 4:36pm
The Prince Textreme Warrior 100 was a pretty easy racquet for me to review as it is my normal racquet that I play with. Serve I find serving with this racquet to be quite easy. With is 10.6-ounce weight and head light balance it is a very manouverable racquet that you can easily snap up at the ball with. On the first serve this allows you to generate lots of pace. I found on the second serve I could reliably kick the ball in. The open 16x18 string pattern of the Warrior 100 helps in this regard too. This really allows you to start off the point on the right foot.Return I found the racquet to be very effective on the return of serve. On harder hit balls where I was on the defensive I found I could block the ball and still get it back deep in the court. Even when returning harder hit balls, I found the racquet to be stable. On a serve that I could attack I found that I could take a good rip at it due to its head light balance and was able to keep the ball in due to the availability of spin. Being able to hit out at the ball confidently allowed me to push my opponent back.Ground Strokes This is where I found the Prince Warrior 100 really excelled. The Warrior is a very stable racquet and is very solid on contact even against heavy balls, which is terrific given that it is a sub 11-ounce racquet. This is in large part due to the Textreme material used in the racquet. The 16 x 18 string pattern on a 100 sq in. head gives you plenty of access to spin. I found that the racquet had a good balance between power and control. I could take a good rip at the ball and the spin I was able to generate would help drive the ball down and keep it in the court. If the ball was sitting up a bit I could flatten the shot out to try and put it away.Volley The manoeuvrability of the Warrior 100 due its head light balance make the Warrior 100 a real winner at the net. I found it was exceptional on punch volleys due to its solid yet responsive feel. For softer drop volleys I generally like a racquet with a thinner beam and a bit more flex but the Warrior did still provide enough feel to play a softer drop volley.Overall Impression I really enjoying hitting with the Prince Textreme Warrior 100. I find it to be a very versatile racquet that works well from every area of the court. On the serve its head light balance and ample spin potential work very well. On ground strokes...
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Junior Policy Changes Announced for 2017-2018 Season

May 25 4:26pm U.S. SQUASH
US Squash has adopted or considered junior policy changes for the 2017-2018 season.
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Love is Love is Love: Duncalf & Grinham Make History

May 25 1:34pm U.S. SQUASH
Today marks a milestone for inclusivity and acceptance in the global squash community.
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2017 U.S. Open Tickets On Sale Now

May 25 12:09pm U.S. SQUASH
Squash fans can take advantage of a one-time ticket release discount—15\% off all tickets through Memorial Day weekend using the promo code: MEMORIALDAY.
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2016-2017 High School All-Americans Announced

May 24 7:46pm U.S. SQUASH
Forty boys and girls have been named High School All-Americans.
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Dartmouth Holds Annual Celebration of Excellence

May 23 3:15pm
The Dartmouth College Department of Athletics and Recreation hosted its annual Celebration of Athletic Excellence on Tuesday evening on Memorial Field.
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Gaultier Captures Sixth Successive Title at Bellevue Classic

May 22 12:51pm US SQUASH
Gregory Gaultier followed up his 2015 world championship title in Seattle by winning the inaugural $150,000 Bellevue Classic.
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2017 Mens College Squash Team Championships (Hoehn Cup): George Washington and Western Ontario (Video)

May 22 7:00am College Squash Association Videos
Here is video of the match between Mahmoud Abdel-Maksoud (George Washington) and Gavin Maxwell (Western Ontario).
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Team Canadas World Doubles Trials Coming To Squash Moncton June 19-22

May 18 2:27pm
2017-05-18 Type:  General Squash Canada is pleased to announce that Squash Moncton will be hosting the world doubles’ team selection trials between June 19th and June 22nd in preparation for the World Doubles Squash Championship in Manchester, England August 1 to 5, 2017.  ...
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Jennifer Davis Elected Captain for 2017-2018 Season

May 18 12:00am headlines-featured
Rising senior Jennifer Davis has been elected captain of the Yale women’s squash team for the 2017-2018 season, as announced at the 2017 Women’s Squash Banquet.
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Pakistans Toorpakai Appointed to IOC Women in Sport Commission

May 17 2:59pm US SQUASH
2016 US Squash President's Cup recipient Maria Toorpakai Wazir has been appointed to the International Olympic Committee’s Women in Sport Commission...
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Russell & Arnold Close Out SDA Season With Buffalo Club Title

May 17 12:28pm US SQUASH
John Russell & Scott Arnold ended the 2016-2017 SDA season on a high note with a perfect run to the inaugural Buffalo Club Pro Doubles title...
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Berwyn Squash Seeks Squash Professional

May 16 1:32pm US SQUASH
Berwyn Squash is seeking a Squash Professional who will join a well established team Berwyn Squash & Fitness Club has six singles courts and two doubles courts. A vibrant program and a great atmosphere located in the suburbs of Philadelphia.  If you want to be part of a team in a successful club, email now. […]...
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PMI Bellevue Classic Poised With Largest Prize-Money Ever

May 15 4:42pm US SQUASH
Matt Lombardi previews the 2017 PMI Bellevue Classic in Seattle, May 14-20.
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Squash Back-Court Defence: Nicole David

May 12 1:02pm Science of Coaching Squash
The problem with most published work on notational or performance analysis of squash is that it is stroke or technique centered.  The simplest example of notational analysis would be when a squash coach charts one of their player’s matches by putting a “W” (for winnner) or “E” (for error) on a diagram of a squash […]...
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Harrison Kapp (20) Named 2017 Mens Squash Team Most Improved Player

May 10 10:21am Squash | University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA – Each season the Virginia men’s squash team presents two awards: Team MVP and Most Improved Player. This year's recipient of Most Improved honors is first year Harrison Kapp, who played at the #8 position for the Cavaliers. Gib Staunton, who serves as the academic advisor to both the men's and women's teams, […] The post Harrison Kapp (’20) Named 2017 Men’s Squash Team Most Improved Player appeared first on Squash | University of Virginia.
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Isabel Stack (18) Named 2016-2017 Womens Squash Most Improved Player

May 10 9:32am Squash | University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA – Each season the Virginia women's squash team presents two awards: Team MVP and Most Improved Player. This year's Most Improved Player, as selected by the UVA coaching staff, is third year Isabel Stack. Members of the program staff announced the winners and runners up for each award with brief speeches at the […] The post Isabel Stack (’18) Named 2016-2017 Women’s Squash Most Improved Player appeared first on Squash | University of Virginia.
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Mens College Squash 2017 Individual Championships: Pool Trophy Trinity and Rochester (Video)

May 8 7:00am College Squash Association Videos
Here is video of the match between Thoboki Mohohlo (Trinity) and Ryosei Kobayashi (Rochester).
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National Titles On The Line At the 2017 Canadian Squash Championships

May 6 12:35am
2017-05-06 Type:  General A new Men's Open champion will be crowned in Canadina squash as first-time finalists Mike McCue and Nick Sachvie will meet in the championship match of the 2017 Canadian Squash Championships.  After winning their way to their first ever semi-final appearances, both McCue and Sachvie earned their place in the finals with defeats over previous Canadian Men's Open champions.
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Mario Yanez Receives The John Vitone Award

May 5 10:02am University of Rochester
Mario Yanez of the men's squash team received The John Vitone Award at the 2017 UR Athletics Banquet...
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Match Ups Set for Semi-Final Action At 2017 Canadian Squash Championships

May 5 1:14am
2017-05-05 Type:  General After a thrilling day of quarter-final matches at the 2017 Mayfair Lakeshore Canadian Squash Championships, the top four seeds in both the Women’s and Men’s Open division have all advanced, taking them each one step closer to capturing the national title.
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Henry Woodworth (20) Named 2017 Virginia Mens Squash Team MVP

May 4 11:36pm Squash | University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA – Each season the Virginia men’s squash team presents two awards: Team MVP and Most Improved Player. The Team MVP Award is a signal honor and a career achievement for those so recognized. This year’s recipient, Henry Woodworth, is the first player in program history to earn this distinction twice in his career. […] The post Henry Woodworth (’20) Named 2017 Virginia Men’s Squash Team MVP appeared first on Squash | University of Virginia.
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Annie Tyson (20) Named 2017 Virginia Womens Squash Team MVP

May 4 10:08pm Squash | University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA – Each season the Virginia women’s squash team presents two awards: Team MVP and Most Improved Player. This year’s MVP, as selected by the UVA coaching staff, is second year Annie Tyson. Members of the program staff announced the winners and runners up for each award with brief speeches at the end-of-season Award […] The post Annie Tyson (’20) Named 2017 Virginia Women’s Squash Team MVP appeared first on Squash | University of Virginia.
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Provide Feedback on Proposed Junior Squash Policy and Calendar Changes

May 4 6:41pm US SQUASH
US Squash is seeking community input on five proposed junior policy and calendar shifts for the 2017-2018 season.
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U.S. Open Squash Championships Return to Drexel October 5-14

May 4 4:11pm US SQUASH
Mark your calendars now for what will be another celebration of squash in Philadelphia, October 5-14.
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Connecticut College Seeks Mens and Womens Head Squash Coach

May 4 2:54pm U.S. SQUASH
Connecticut College Head Coach of Men’s and Women’s Squash Connecticut College, a member of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC), is conducting a national search for an experienced coach to oversee the operation and coaching of an intercollegiate men’s and women’s squash program, including hiring of an assistant coach, recruitment of prospective student-athletes, […]...
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Fordham University Seeks Part-Time Mens Head Coach

May 4 2:45pm U.S. SQUASH
FORDHAM UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF ATHLETICS AND RECREATION JOB DESCRIPTION Position:                                 Part-Time Head Coach, Men’s Squash Position Reports to:              Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance Primary Responsibility:       Coaching, teaching, instructing and developing student-athletes on the men’s squash team. Responsibilities:                   To include but are not limited to: Provide strong leadership for all areas of […]...
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U.S. Wins Lapham Cup and Grant Trophy on Canadian Soil for First Time in Two Decades

May 4 2:36pm US SQUASH
For the first time in twenty years, Team USA won both the Lapham Cup and Grant Trophy on Canadian soil, April 23, in Calgary.
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2017 Canadian Squash Championships: Day #2 Webcast Schedule

May 4 11:38am
2017-05-04 Type:  General Today, live on court 2 at the 2017 Mayfair Clubs Canadian Squash Championships, catch the Quarter-Finals of the Men's and Women's Open online at http://bit.ly/2017CdnChamps\_LiveStream TODAY'S WEBCAST SCHEDULE Women's Open QF #1 - 11am EST Nikki Todd [3/4] vs. Micaala Sethn [5/8]...
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A Review of the Babolat Pure Drive Tennis Racquet

May 3 6:21pm
I have been play testing the Babolat Pure Drive for a couple of weeks now and have enjoyed hitting with it. Over the 2-weeks I have had a good chance to test it in all aspects of play. Serve This racquet has a huge amount of power on the serve. It is heavier than the racquet I play with regularly so that helped in producing the extra pop on the serve. Not only did it have a great deal of power it had a lot of bite on my slice serves and more spin on my kick serves. This gave me a lot of options on the serve to keep my opponent off balance. As it is heavier and stiffer than I am used to playing with I did notice my arm being a bit more tired than usual. Return The Pure Drive felt great on the return with my slice return. It also felt great when I took the ball on the rise and came over it with top spin. It really felt like I was coming through the ball nicely. One thing I did notice was that I had to be careful when I tried to flatten out and attack a weaker return due to how much power it had. When I got it right I put a great deal of pressure on my opponent but I had to watch that I did not hit it long. Ground Strokes I really like the stiff feel of the Pure Drive when hitting ground strokes. It worked very well for my on my slice backhand. I was putting a lot of pressure on my opponent and force a short weak return. Like on the serve return though I did have to watch that I did not overpower the ball when hitting out at it. It would take some time to adjust to that. Volley The racquet is very stiff so while I could volley okay with it did not have that soft feel I am looking for when up at the net. On my forehand side, it felt very stiff when volleying. I would require more practice on the forehand volley to get a better feel of it. I could get the backhand volley working more naturally once I had the angle of my racquet set. Overall Impression My overall impression of the racquet performance wise was that it was very powerful on my ground strokes and serves. If I was in a bit of trouble I could easily use my slice backhand to get myself out of it. Overall it is great racquet although as noted a little heavier and stiffer than I would normally use. This is not a pusher’s racquet. You do need to hit trough the ball. It had a great mix of power and I could mix it up on both sides which has been always a very important p...
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Over 300 Squash Athletes Set to Compete 2017 Canadian Squash Championships Start Today

May 3 1:53pm
2017-05-03 Type:  General Over 300 competitors, over 500 matches, 18 national titles, 12 courts, and 4 days – the 2017 Mayfair Lakeshore Canadian Squash Championships is THE Canadian squash event of the season. From May 3 to 6, squash players from across the country will rule the courts at the Mayfair Club Lakeshore (Toronto, ON) in hopes of capturing a national title.
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Portland Community Squash Seeks Director of Education

May 3 1:01pm U.S. SQUASH
DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION – JOB DESCRIPTION —————————————————————————————————————————— Portland Community Squash has created a facility and a community of adult and junior squash players representing diverse socioeconomic groups and backgrounds in Portland, Maine. Our mission is to sustain this diverse community and to provide academic, wellness, and squash instruction to challenge and empower Portland area youth […]...
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US Squash Hires Ned Edwards for National Center Initiative

May 2 1:05pm U.S. SQUASH
US Squash announced the retaining of Ned Edwards as the association considers building a National Center as part of its long term strategic plans.
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Mudge & Mathur Close Out First Season Together With Ninth Title in Cleveland

May 1 6:47pm U.S. SQUASH
World No. 1's Manek Mathur & Damien Mudge ended their SDA season with a ninth title in Cleveland and suffering just one loss all season.
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Hewitt & Hewitt Take Open Title at the Hennessey & Hinchcliffe 2017 Canadian Mixed Doubles Squash Championship

Apr 30 8:36pm
2017-04-30 Type:  General The 2017 edition of the Canadian Mixed Doubles Championships concluded Sunday, capping an exciting doubles squash season. The duo of Stephanie Hewitt and James Hewitt captured the national title in the Open division with a 3-0 victory over Rebecca Hazell and Kelly Shannon [15-7, 15-9, 15-6]. Juniors William Kuhn and Nicole Kendall captured the bronze 40+: Scott Dulmage and Margo Dewsnap over Eric Baldwin and Annette White 3-2 [12-15, 15-13, 15-13, 14-16, 11-6] Reinaldo Rivas and Susan Dessa 3rd place...
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The Redeemer Of Floridablanca

Apr 30 1:06pm The Squash Life Blog
I have to admit that until recently I’d never heard of the Colombian city of Floridablanca. True, thirty years ago I probably flew over it en route to a memorable stay in the Colombian capital of Bogota. but, at the … Continue reading →...
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Kingshott Elected Captain for 2017-18 Season

Apr 30 12:00am headlines-featured
NEW HAVEN, Conn.—The Yale men’s squash team has elected rising senior Thomas Kingshott as captain for the 2017-18 season.
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Blatchford Captures First National Singles Title After Eighty-Four-Minute Final

Apr 29 6:49pm U.S. SQUASH
Olivia Blatchford is the 2017 U.S. Women's Champion.
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Blatchford and Sedky Set Up Womens Nationals Final

Apr 28 7:38pm US SQUASH
Watch the U.S. Women's Championship final Saturday, April 29, at 4pm ET on www.ussquash.com/live.
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Coming to T.O. - 2017 Mayfair Lakeshore Canadian Squash Championships Set to Hit Toronto Squash Courts

Apr 28 4:26pm
2017-04-28 Type:  General With over 300 squash players set to compete, the 2017 Mayfair Lakeshore Canadian Squash Championships is set to hit the courts in a BIG way. From Wednesday May 3rd, concluding Saturday May 5th, it will take over 500 matches to award national titles in 17 divisions - from our elite Men's and Women's Open right through to Women's 65+ and Men's 75+ divisions.   ...
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How to Evaluate Squash Coaches Scientifically

Apr 26 3:54pm Science of Coaching Squash
It’s a funny position to be in – having yourself evaluated by someone who knows very little beyond their own minimal life experience about the subject that you are teaching.  College squash coaches, just like University and College Faculty are evaluated at the end of their annual teaching/coaching cycle. To muddy the “evaluation” waters even […]...
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Blatchford Leads U.S. Womens Championship Draw; Grainger Returns at Chelsea Piers

Apr 26 12:48pm U.S. SQUASH
Follow U.S. Women's Championship live streaming and scores on www.ussquash.com/live, April 27-29.
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In Her Own Words: Amanda Sobhy Reveals How She Found Happiness After Achilles Surgery

Apr 26 11:38am US SQUASH
Team USA's Amanda Sobhy documents her road to recovery following a successful surgery on her torn Achilles.
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Mudge Extends Kellner Cup Record to Ten Titles; Mathur Marks Maiden Title on Home Court

Apr 25 3:32pm US SQUASH
Manek Mathur & Damien Mudge are the 2017 Kellner Cup champions.
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Quick Defends WSDA Johns Island Open Title

Apr 25 12:35am US SQUASH
Report courtesy of WSDA. Meredeth Quick successfully defended her 2016 John’s Island Open title this weekend with new partner, Suzie Pierrepont. The event, in its fifth year, was Quick’s second John’s Island Open title and Pierrepont’s third. The event featured only two teams who had played together before and no teams who had played together […]...
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Canada's Women Win Crawford Cup; U.S Men Sweep Lapham-Grant Matches at 96th Lapham-Grant

Apr 24 6:19pm
2017-04-24 Type:  General Calgary (AB) was the honoured host of the 96th edition of the Lapham-Grant matches.  Over 200 athletes from Canada and the United States hit the courts at the Glencoe Club and Bow Valley Club.
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Egyptian Teenager Elaraby Claims Richmond and Charlottesville Titles Across Two Weeks

Apr 24 3:45pm U.S. SQUASH
Sixteen-year-old Egyptian Rowan Elaraby claimed two women's U.S. Pro Series titles in just as many weeks this month in Virginia.
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Egyptian Teenager Elaraby Wins Richmond and Charlottesville Titles Across Two Weeks

Apr 24 3:45pm US SQUASH
Sixteen-year-old Egyptian Rowan Elaraby claimed two women's U.S. Pro Series titles in just as many weeks this month in Virginia.
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Mexican Teenager Camacho Wins Largest Title in Madison

Apr 24 3:03pm U.S. SQUASH
Nineteen-year-old Mexican Jesus Camacho upset the top three Madison Open seeds to win the largest PSA title of his career in Wisconsin.
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Maccabi USA Announces 2017 World Maccabiah Games Squash Team

Apr 24 12:25pm US SQUASH
The twentieth World Maccabiah Games take place this summer in Israel, July 4-18.
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Gawad Wins Hutkay.fit Houston Open

Apr 24 11:54am US SQUASH
Egypt's soon-to-be world No. 1 Karim Abdel Gawad defeated Tarek Momen to win the $70k Houston Open.
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Bertocchi Named CSA Scholar Athlete

Apr 24 9:22am University of Rochester
Michaelangelo Bertocchi was named to the 2016-2017 Scholar Athletes for the Men's College Squash Association.
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Womens College Squash 2017 Individual Championships: Holleran Cup Mount Holyoke and Amherst (Video)

Apr 24 7:00am College Squash Association Videos
Here is video of the match between Nadindhi Udangawa (Mount Holyoke) and Kim Krayacich (Amherst).
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2017 Junior Season Concludes with Eight New National Champions

Apr 24 3:38am
2017-04-23 Type:  General After 4 days and over 350 matches, eight new national champions were crowned as the NKF Devencore 2017 Canadian Junior Squash Championships concluded sunday.   FINAL RESULTS...
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Final Match Ups Set For the 2017 Canadian Junior Squash Championhips

Apr 23 3:47am
2017-04-22 Type:  General Three days of competition have led to this day; by the time the last match point is played, eight national titles will be crowned at the Hollyburn Country Club as the NKF Devencore 2017 Canadian Junior Squash Championships come to a close. Sunday is championship day and starting at 10:00am PST, the first of eight nationals will be awarded.  From the Girls U13 division through to the Boys U19, some of Canada's best junior squash players will hit the court looking to claim the 2017 Canadian title.
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96th Edition of the Lapham-Grant Sets in Calgary

Apr 21 1:51pm
2017-04-21 Type:  General In a time full of playoff excitement in Alberta, squash is right there in the mix as over 200 players compete in the 96th edition of the Lapham-Grant this weekend in Calgary, at the Glencoe Club and Bow Valley Club, April 20-23. In a rival to test the ages, the Lapham Cup matches first began back in 1922 and boasts 90 consecutive years of cross-border competition, with the Grant Trophy matches starting in 1945, the Crawford Trophy matches in 1999, and the Lawrence-Wilkins Trophy matches in 2001.
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Junior Squash Converges in BC

Apr 21 1:12pm
2017-04-20 Type:  General Canada's west coast has been overtaken with Canadian junior squash players! The NKF Devencore 2017 Canadian Junior Squash Championships are fully underway in BC, as the Hollyburn Country Club plays host to over 200 Canadian junior squash players. National titles will be awarded in 8 divisions - Girls U13, U15, U17 and U19 and Boys U13, U15, U17 and U19 - over the course of the four-day event with players representing eight provinces and one territory.
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Berners and Parkhursts Lead Father & Son Doubles Open Draw

Apr 20 3:48pm U.S. SQUASH
Follow Father & Son Doubles live scores on www.clublocker.com, April 21-23.
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Biennial Kellner Cup Returns to NYC; Live Stream Select Matches

Apr 20 1:58pm U.S. SQUASH
Watch SDA Kellner Cup live streaming this weekend on www.sdaprotour.com/live.
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