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  • HARROW BACKS MORE TOP SQUASH

    Harrow Sports signed two more top international squash players, Adrian Grant and Chris Simpson, both of the UK.

    Chris Simpson is currently ranked #38 in the world and was the winner of the PSA World Tour Kent Open this year.
    Simpson stated, "I'm very excited to be joining Harrow, they have a range of rackets that both look and play great, so I'm looking forward to starting my PSA season with my new Harrow equipment."

    Adrian Grant is currently ranked #15 in the world, has achieved a highest professional rank of #9, and highest English ranking of #4. Grant has won 16 PSA World Tour titles, gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in men's doubles, currently holds 'most tour titles won' and is second on the all time list of 'Englishmen with tour titles won'. He has participated in a variety of squash fundraisers and is helping to inspire the next generation. He works with www.spiritofsquash.com whose goal is to introduce children to the sport of squash and provide sporting opportunities for young people.

    "I'm thrilled to have signed with the Harrow team and look forward to exciting developments with the Harrow brand, they have a strong reputation within the US and I hope to help establish their image within the UK and Europe. It was an easy decision to partner with Harrow after sampling their range of rackets. I'm 100% confident Harrow will help me reach my goals as a professional squash player," affirmed Grant. Harrow is very excited to be bringing these exceptional athletes on board.

  • Harrow Sports partners with SPHL

     

    Harrow Sports has signed a new multi-year partnership agreement with the Southern
    Professional Hockey League (SPHL). This league sponsorship names Harrow Sports as an
    Official Provider of Apparel and Bags to the SPHL.

    The Southern Professional Hockey League is comprised of nine teams located throughout the
    southeastern United States. Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, the mission of the SPHL
    is to provide a quality entertainment product structured inside an economic model that is viable
    for small and mid-size markets and arenas.

    "Harrow is very pleased to finalize this sponsorship/partnership with the SPHL,” said Jeff Corey,
    Hockey Brand Manager at Harrow Sports. “Each year our products, service, and market share
    continues to grow, and we look forward to growing even further with this mutually beneficial
    relationship. The SPHL has been around for years. Everyone knows how difficult it is (even at
    the NHL level) to operate a professional sports organization, yet the SPHL continues to prove
    their professionalism through longevity. This is exactly the type of organization we want to
    associate our brand with.”

    “We are excited to begin a relationship with Harrow Sports and help to increase their exposure
    throughout professional hockey,” added SPHL President Jim Combs.

    Harrow Sports is a Denver, Colorado based sports equipment manufacturer focusing on the
    sports of hockey, lacrosse, squash, field hockey, as well as the custom team uniforms, apparel,
    and bags to go along with each sport.

    For more information please contact Jeff Corey at jcorey@harrowsports.com or visit
    www.harrowsports.com.

    To visit the SPHL website go to www.thesphl.com

  •  

    Harrow Sports has signed a new partnership agreement with the ECHL, North America’s
    Premier ‘AA’ Hockey League. This agreement names Harrow Sports as a “Licensed Bag
    Provider to the ECHL”.

    The ECHL celebrates its 25th Anniversary in 2012-13 and is the third-longest tenured
    professional hockey league behind only the National Hockey League and the American Hockey
    League. The ECHL began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states and has grown to be a coast-
    to-coast league with 23 teams in 16 states in 2012-13.

    "Harrow is very pleased to finalize this partnership with the ECHL. Each year our products,
    service and market share continues to grow, and we look forward to growing even further with
    this mutually beneficial relationship. The ECHL has an endless list of players they graduate on
    to the NHL and we are proud to associate ourselves with such a professional organization.” says
    Jeff Corey, Hockey Brand Manager at Harrow Sports.

    “We are pleased to have Harrow Sports on board as a licensed bag provider to the ECHL,” said
    ECHL Vice President of Marketing & Licensing Tara Crane. “Their high-quality bags should be
    of great interest to both our teams and fans.”

    “At Harrow Sports, we take pride in our ability to provide the best possible product and service
    to our customers. The ECHL/Harrow relationship is one we expect to nurture for years to come”
    says Wes Wolfe, Account Manager with Harrow Sports.

    Harrow Sports is a Denver, Colorado based sports equipment manufacturer focusing on the
    sports of hockey, lacrosse, squash, field hockey, as well as the custom team uniforms, apparel,
    and bags to go along with each sport.

    For more information please contact Wes Wolfe at wwolfe@harrowsports.com or visit
    www.harrowsports.com.

    To visit the ECHL website go to www.echl.com

  • Columbia University and Harrow Sports Announce Official Partnership

    -- Harrow Sports to become the preferred equipment supplier of the Columbia University
    field hockey team --DENVER, April 5, 2012 – Harrow Sports today announced an official partnership with
    the Columbia University field hockey team, making them the preferred equipment and
    apparel supplier for the Ivy League team.

    “We are please and excited to begin the partnership between Columbia and Harrow,” said
    head coach, Marybeth Freeman. “Having met with them and talked at length about how
    they could meet our hockey needs, the choice was easy and we are confident our athletes
    will benefit because of their quality products.”

    The partnership will begin in 2012 and will last through the 2014 season. Harrow Sports
    will now be the preferred supplier of sticks, protective gear, apparel and accessories.

    “We are looking forward to the addition of the Columbia Lions to the Harrow Field
    Hockey team,” said Alli Tanner, Harrow Field Hockey Brand Manager. Teaming with
    Columbia provides Harrow with a great opportunity to showcase our field hockey line
    while continuing to advance the sport on a national level.

    About Harrow Sports
    Harrow Sports, Inc. is a leading marketer, manufacturer, and distributor of sporting goods
    and uniforms to the institutional and team sports market. Harrow’s lacrosse, field hockey,
    ice hockey, and squash equipment lines, along with comprehensive apparel, bag, and
    footwear offerings are sold internationally and throughout America. Harrow is a devoted
    sponsor of USA Field Hockey and several NCAA programs.

    About Columbia University Field Hockey
    Columbia finished the 2011 season with a 9-8 (5-2) record under Head Coach, Marybeth
    Freeman. Six Lions earned All-Ivy Honors, setting a new school record. The Lions will
    open their 2012 campaign on September 8th against Bucknell University.

  • Greenwich Skating Club U14 team wins regionals.

    Congratulations to Greenwich skating club U14 team on winning the regionals. They are headed to the tier 2 nationals in Texas after winning in triple overtime and scoring the the winning goal at 6.35 in the third.

    This is the second time this team have been to nationals - going as a U12 team 2 years ago, as the first team in the history of the club to compete at nationals.

    Congratulations from everyone at Harrow.

  • Tania Bailey Wins Second and Sustains Injury at Manor Open

     
    Tania Bailey (third from left) after winning second place at the 2011 BSBA Boston Open
    English squash player Tania Bailey had to concede during the fifth and final match against Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) at the 2011 Manor Open due to an unknown injury she sustained during the fourth.
    After surpassing Belen Etchechoury (ARG), Nada Elkalaawy (EGY), and Birgit Coufal (AUT), Bailey found herself facing the eighty-third ranked Perry who won two matches pushing the game into a fifth. But something was noticeably different about Bailey who arduously chose to cut the match short, which meant taking home second-place.
    Bailey is no stranger to injury having torn a hole in her knee last year during the 2011 Women's World Team Championship in Palmerston, North New Zealand. The ensuing surgery forced her to spend the majority of the year in recovery. Yet she managed to make a triumphant return in September at the Carol Weymuller Open where she won first place and her sixth WISPA world title.
    No news on the severity of her injury or how it will affect her early appearances on the 2012 WISPA World Tour schedule. Harrow Sports wishes her a speedy recovery.
    Manor Open 2011
    1st Round: vs. Belen Etchechoury (ARG) 11/4, 11/7, 11/2
    Quarter-Finals: vs. Nada Elkalaawy (EGY) 11/5, 11/2, 11/4
    Semi-Finals: vs. Birgit Coufal (AUT) 11/4, 8/11, 11/4, 11/1
    Final: vs. Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) 8/11, 11/8, 8/11, 12/10, 8/5 ret.

     

  • Brown Rises to #5 and Weleily to #7 in WISPA World Rankings

     

    Brown (Right) v. Duncalf, Photo credit: worldsquash.org
    Last month was an exciting time for Harrow’s women squash players as a few managed to take home hard-earned titles, and many succeeded in raising their Women’s International Squash Player’s Association World rankings.

    Raneem El Weliely (EGY) continued to prove herself as runner-up to Nicol David (MAS)at the Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Open, where Kasey Brown managed to reach round two in the tournament, and number five on WISPA’s world rankings.

    England’s Tania Bailey won her sixth WISPA title and first tournament since 2009 at the Coronation London Open last week after breezing through Farah Abdel Mequid (EGY), Tesni Evans (WAL), Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG), and Cigany Sillevis (NED).

     
    Tania Bailey, Photo credit: squashsite.co.uk

    1st round: Tania Bailey (ENG) v. Cigany Sillevis (NED) 11-3, 11-3, 11,-3

    Quarter-Finals: v. Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) 11-9, 11-9, 11-6
    Semi-finals: V. Tesni Evans (WAL) 11-5, 11-5, 11-5
    Final: v. Farah Abdel Mequid (EGY) 9-11, 13-11, 11-8, 11-2
    Korea’s Ahn Eun Chan, also took home her second trophy this year by winning the Women’s Indian Summer Tournament in St. Paul  a mere sixth months after capturing  the biggest WISPA World Squash Tour title ever won by a Korean at the Women’s Black Knight Open in Perth, Australia.

     
    Ahn Chan (R) Photo credit: squashsite.co.uk

    1st Round: Maria Fernanda Rivera (MEX) 11-4, 11-23, 11-3

    Quarter-finals: Celia Allamargot (FRA) 7-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-6
    Semi-Finals: Alex Clark (SCO) 7-11, 12-10, 11-4, 10-12, 14-2
    Final: Zephanie Curgenven (ENG( 11-12, 11-8, 11-6, 10-12, 11-6
    As for the rest of Harrow’s players, they succeeded in substantially raising their position on the squash charts. See below for honorable mentions.

    Updated WISPA World Rankings
    Nov
    Dec
    +
    Kasey Brown
    AUS
    6
    5
    1
    Raneem El Weleily
    EGY
    8
    7
    1
    Samantha Terán
    MEX
    17
    13
    4
    Gaby Huber
    SUI
    32
    30
    2
    Victoria Lust
    ENG
    31
    30
    1
    Coline Aumard
    FRA
    71
    56
    15
    Alexandra Norman
    CAN
    64
    63
    1
    Samantha Cornett
    CAN
    46
    44
    2
    Olga Ertlova
    CZE
    49
    48
    1
    Ahn Eun Chan
    KOR
    63
    53
    10
    Megan Craig
    NZL
    123
    84
    39
  • Harrow Sports Welcomes Chris Fuller

    Harrow Sports is proud to announce that it has recently signed two-time British Junior Champion Chris Fuller as its newest sponsored squash player.
    The 20-year-old athlete, who hails from Nottingham, UK has been a dedicated squash player since the age of 12 and quickly rose through the ranks to eventually join theProfessional Squash Association’s world tour in November of 2009.
    But Fuller’s ascent was not without a few setbacks. In 2005 and 2006 he sustained two injuries that kept him on the side lines for a short-time. Yet he managed to recover and win the British Junior Open under 17 category in 2006, and the British Junior Open under 19 category in 2009.
    Thus far, his career highlights include being a 2 time European Junior Team Gold Medalist, Sao Paulo Open 2010 Semi Finalist, and Progetto Open 2010 Finalist.
    Harrow Sports looks forward to supporting Fuller's promising career.
  • National Field Hockey Festival Starts Up

     

    If you’d rather watch sports than fight crowds on Black Friday, keep your eyes on theNational Field Hockey Festival taking place November 25-28 at the Reach 11 Sports Complex in Phoenix, AZ.

    The annual USA Field Hockey event is expected to attract more than 230 club teams, 3,500 amateur athletes from the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Caribbean and 4,000 visitors. Also in attendance of the four-day showcase will be Olympic athletes, college recruiters, and Harrow Sports supplying the official event merchandise.
    Next year, expect to catch all the action in Palm Beach, FL because USA Field Hockey recently announced it is moving the world’s largest amateur field hockey event to Wellington County November 2012.
  • Get in Shape for Hockey Season

     By: Sam Chapman
    Hockey season is officially underway leaving little time for workouts between practices, games, and being on the road. So whatever workout an athlete manages to squeeze in must maximize time and productivity. That means, trading in endless sessions of pumping iron and aerobics for efficient workouts done twice a week.These workouts should incorporate multi-joint strength movements combined with interval conditioning like strong man (aka strength athlete) maneuvers that work the entire body done medley style. Medley style, or circuit style, is when several targeted exercises are done one after the other with little rest time in between to build endurance.

    Heavy leg training isn't always necessary because hockey players suffer the most losses in the areas of the upper body pushing and pulling strength while the legs manage to maintain their power. Therefore, the legs should only receive minor attention.

    Another thing to keep in mind is that when training during the season, the eccentric or lowering portion of a lift can cause increased soreness. So as a preventative measure, consider replacing eccentric motions with partial lifts and sled training.

    Finally, make sure to supplement main lifts with injury prevention work to protect vulnerable areas like shoulders, rotator cuffs, the lower back, groin, and forearms.

    THE PROGRAM: COMPLETE TWICE A WEEK

    POWER 

    Medicine Ball Rotational Throw 
    2 x 4 each side
    Standing Broad Jump
    2 x 6
    Explosive Push-up 
    2 x 6
    Medicine Ball Slam
    2 x 6
    Take a stance parallel to the wall and explosively throw the medicine ball against it from waist-level. Stand with your legs hip-width apart and dip explosively into a quarter squat (knees at a 20 to 30 degree angle) Standard clapping push-up Raise a heavy medicine ball over your head, throw it explosively against the floor, and catch it on the rebound

    STRENGTH 


    COMPLEX A
    Dumbbell Clean and Press
    2x5
    Single Leg Romanian Dead Lift-Bent Row
    2 x 5
    Hang a heavy set of dumbbells at arm's length. Dip slightly, jump up, and shrug explosively Take a single dumbbell, and on one leg, keeping the back neutral and the chest and head arched, hinge at the hips, bending the knees slightly to lower the dumbbell to mid-calf. Then perform a bent-over row with your knees slightly bent, hinging at the waist, and pulling the dumbbell up to your chest.
    COMPLEX B
    Single Leg Dead Lift
    2 x 5 each side
    Wide Grip Towel Pull-ups
    2 x 5-10
    Using one dumbbell, squat down as if picking up a box with your head down, back arched, and extending one dumbbell in front of you, then lift up. Complete a regular pull-up with your arms extended further than chest-width, gripping a towel draped over the bar.
    COMPLEX C
    Dumbbell Incline Bench Press
    2x5
    Lateral Shoulder Raise
    3 x12
    Rotator Cuff Raise
    3 x 12
    Traditional bench press, but with the bench at a 45 degree angle to work the shoulders Keep the elbows at a 90 degree angle and raise them laterally to try and touch the shoulder to the ear With the dumbbell at your side, raise it to eye level, and rotate it perpendicular to the body.
    ASSISTANCE CIRCUIT
    Angle Lunge
    3 x 8
    Adduction and Abduction
    3 x 10
    Glut-Ham Raises
    3 x 10
    Simple dumbbell lunge out to a 45 degree angle and back Loop a resistance band around the ankle of one foot, stand perpendicular to an anchor point, and then pull and push against the band with that ankle. Kneel on the floor and then lower and raise your body using the muscles in the gluts and hamstrings.

    CORE COMPLEX

    Hanging Leg Raise
    3 x 10
    Turkish Get-Up
    2 x 5
    Hang from a bar with your knees locked, and then raise your legs to a 90 degree angle with as little momentum as possible. Using one hand raise a dumbbell over your head while lying on the ground, do a sit up using your free hand, rise to a lunge, then stand up. Return to first position in reverse.
    CONDITIONING MEDLEY
    complete these exercises in succession, 3-5 rounds
    Sled Push-Backpedal Tire Flips
    (set of 6)
    Farmer's Carry
    Push a weighted sled for a set distance, then drag the sled in reverse while running Squat in a dead lift position, pull the tire up to waist height, then flip it over using the hands and knee of one leg to explosively push it forward Grab a set of heavy dumbbells and walk a set distance, and come back.

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