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  • NEW! MIX & MATCH FLEX TANK & FUEL SKORT

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    Flex Tank: Craving a tank with a more relaxed fit? The Flex Tank's empire-waist style offers a secure fit across your chest, with a slight, breezy flare on the hips and midsection. The peek-a-boo triangle key-hole keeps you looking and feeling cool from all angles. Available in Black, White, Purple, Pink 

    • Fit: Athletic
    • Length: Hits Below the Hip
    • Built-In Bra: No
    • Fabric Content: 88% Nylon, 12% Spandex
      Sizes: XS - XL
    • Features: Back cut-out, fitted top, flared bottom

    "The Harrow Flex Tank top is very comfortable to wear, lightweight, and absorbs sweat well which makes it perfect for squash apparel. It's also really pretty and a unique style to make it stand out from any other clothing."
    - Professional Squash Player, Nele GIllis 

    [ CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE ]

    Fuel Skort: 
    Get out of your workout wear style rut with versatile Fuel Skort! Providing the look of a skirt with the full coverage of shorts, the Fuel Skort pulls double duty. With a secret zip waistband pocket for cash or cards, the Fuel effortlessly takes you from the gym to the grocery, no need to change. Available in Black, White, Purple/Aqua, Pink/Coral

    • Fit: Athletic
    • Length: Mid-thigh
    • Fabric Content: 94% Polyester, 6% Spandex
    • Sizes: XS - XL
    • Features: Built-in short, mesh panels, zip waistband pocket, drawstring waist[ CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE ]
  • Harrow ELITE TEAM Dominates at the J.P Morgan Tournament of Champions

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    This year’s international J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions was history-making in two ways. 1. It’s the first time the tournament has offered parity for the men’s and women’s prize fund (an all-time tournament high at $150,000 to each champ) 2. Harrow’s own Amanda “The Beast” Sobhy became the first American-born athlete ever to make it to the finals [Read more here…]. The rest of #teamharrow athletes blanketed the Qualifying and Main Draw rounds, making a strong showing in both the men’s and women’s matches.

    Here’s a recap:

    Harrow Squash ELITE TEAM Men:

    • In the qualifying rounds, Harrow’s Alan Clyne (SCO) bt. Joe Lee (ENG) 3-1 (11-8, 5-11, 6-11, 3-11) but lost to #12 Seed, Nasir Iqbal (PAK) in the next round.
    • In Round 1 of the Main Draw, Leo Au (HKG) bt. Gregoire Marche (FRA) 3-0 (11-6,11-9,11-7) and was out in Round 2 against Borja Golan (ESP).
    • Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) bt Daryl Selby (ENG) 3-2 (11-7, 9-11, 11-4, 3-11, 11-8) but got knocked out in Round 2 by #2 Seeded Nick Matthew (2).
    • Round 2 saw two Harrow athletes battle, 8th Seeded Marwan ElShorbagy (EGY) vs. Ryan Cuskelly (AUS). ElShorbagy bt. Cuskelly 3-1 (12-10, 12-14, 11-9, 12-10).
    • The Quarter Final saw ElShorbagy face off with Karim Abdel Gawad’s opponent from the previous round, Nick Matthew. ElShorbagy was defeated 2-3.

    Harrow Squash ELITE TEAM Women:

    • In Round 1 Qualifying, #14 Seed Nikki Todd (CAN) bt. Olivia Fiechter (USA) 3-2  (6-11, 11-8, 9-11, 11-6, 11-5) but got knocked out in round 2 by #6 seed Misaki Kobayashi (JPN)
    • Round 2 Qualifying saw Harrow vs. Harrow in #14 Seed Samantha Teran (MEX) vs. #12 Seed Fiona Moverley (ENG). Teran prevailed beating Moverley 3-0  (11-9, 11-6, 11-8) but lost to #7 seed Nour El Sherbini (EGY) in Round 1 of the Main Draw.
    • Round 1 saw Rachael Grinham (AUS) lose to Delia Arnold (MAS) 3-1 and Donna Urquhart (AUS) beat by Camille Serme (FRA) 3-10.
    • #9 Seed Annie Au (HKG) beat Joey Chan (HKG) 3-0 (11-9, 11-7, 12-10) and went on to lose to Nicole David in Round 2, 0-3.
    • Round 1 pitted ELITE TEAM Players, #5 Seed Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY) bt. Low Wee Wern (MAS) 3-2 (11-9, 7-11, 9-11, 11-7, 11-6) while fellow ELITE player Joshna Chinappa (IND) beat Kanzy Emad El Defrawy 3-2 (11-8, 11-8, 8-11, 8-11, 7-11). In round 2, Omneya would beat Joshna 3-0 (11-9, 11-3, 11-9) and then lose to Nicole David in the Quarter Finals, 2-3.
    • Heba El Torky (EGY) advanced to round 2, beating #12 Seed Joelle King (NZL) 3-1 (9-11,11-5,12-10,11-9) then losing to #8 Seed Nouran Gohar (EGY) in Round 2.
    • Round 1 of the Main Draw also saw #1 Seed and 2015’s Champion, ELITE Team member Raneem El Welily defeat Tesni Evans (WAL) 3-1 (11-6,11-6,11-5) and #10 Seed Amanda “The Beast” Sobhy beating Deon Saffery (WAL) 3-0 (5-11,4-11,9-11). They would face off in Round 2, with Sobhy winning 3-1 (5-11, 11-6, 5-11, 6-11) and going on to victories in the Quarter Final (beating Alison Waters (ENG 3-0) and Semi Final (beating Nouran Gohar (EGY) 3-0), placing 2nd overall.
  • #Teamharrow’s Amanda Sobhy Just Made History

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    We at Harrow Sports HQ are thrilled to announce that last night, Harrow ELITE Team Professional Squash Player Amanda “The Beast” Sobhy became the first American-born athlete in history to make it to the finals of a World Series-level tournament of the Professional Squash Association Tour.  Amanda was seeded 10th in the annual international J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions, with each of her phenomenal multi-round wins against the world’s top players considered an upset. Sobhy absolutely rocked the tournament finishing in second place last night--a massive victory for a player who has been Pro for less than a year.

    After her historical run, Amanda had this to say, “This week has been incredible. While it wasn't the fairytale ending I had hoped for, it was still one of the best squash weeks of my career so far. To be able to make the finals of a PSA World Series event like the prestigious Tournament Of Champions in front of a sold out hometown crowd at Grand Central Station was an unbelievable feeling. The support all week has been spectacular, especially from the Harrow Team who have been by my side for the majority of my squash career. I couldn't have imagined embarking on my professional career without Harrow in my corner and I feel so fortunate to not only have represented myself in this tournament, but also squash in the United States and Harrow Sports."

    Already ranked a career-high 8th in the world, Sobhy is currently the only American-born man or woman to crack the top 10.   Amanda signed with Harrow Sports in May of 2015 after graduating & finishing her college career at Harvard. One of the most decorated players in US Squash history, Sobhy is a four time national champion and was the only player under the age of 17 to win three major Women’s Squash Association (WSA) titles. In addition to her prowess on the court, Amanda received the honor of being distinguished as Squash Magazine’s #1 Most Intriguing, Interest, and Influential People of 2015.

    Sobhy’s remarkable winning streak and second place finish signifies a new era for US Squash. With last night’s performance, Sobhy has cemented herself in US Squash history and made the nation a fierce contender in the international scene.  Be forewarned—This is only the beginning for The Beast.

    CLICK HERE for our Full Athlete Profile on Amanda Sobhy

  • Citadel Hockey Custom Jersey

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    The Citadel hockey program has been a proud member of the ACHA for over a decade. This year the team introduced the "Big-Red" jersey. The jersey was first created as a limited edition item, but with an overwhelming positive response, the team has decided to make the jersey a mainstay to be used in regular rotation. This "3rd Jersey" is worn by the team for close divisional rivalry games and when playing against other military programs. (Visit www.citadelhockey.com for more team information)

    The Big Red Battle Flag is The Civil War-era red palmetto flag – believed to be the one that flew over Morris Island when Citadel cadets fired upon the supply ship The Star of the West.

    “Big Red” has become a symbol of pride for The Citadel. A replica with a white palmetto tree and outward facing crescent was adopted as a spirit flag for the Corps of Cadets in 1992. Its design was the same as the South Carolina state flag, but on a red field, rather than blue. The original flag, however, has an inward facing crescent. In 2009, the college’s Board of Visitors adopted the original flag design as the official spirit flag.

    "The Citadel Hockey Program, it's administration, coaches, players, and fans can not be anymore satisfied with the quality, value, professionalism, and customer service provided by the Harrow team. The Big Red Battle Jersey constructed by Harrow is recognized both on and off the ice as a beautiful, well crafted jersey. Having dealt with another vendor on this exact jersey; I can tell you there is no comparison ... Harrow has earned The Citadel's business. Thank You Team Harrow!" - Karl Buchanan, Citadel President

     

  • Harrow Athlete Profile: Amanda Sobhy

    Harrow Athlete Profile: Amanda Sobhy

    Jump onto the squash court, and get caught up with Amanda Sobhy! Harrow Sports pro athlete, and Squash's most-promising rising star. Amanda joined Harrow in March of this year after finishing her college squash career at Harvard University, with four individual national championships and a degree in Social Anthropology and Global Health to her name.

    At world #11, Amanda is the highest ranked American on the PSA World Tour and the only American to win a World Championship title after becoming World Junior Champion in 2010. But the accomplishments don't stop there. Earlier this summer, Sobhy represented the US at the Pan-American Games in Toronto where she won three gold medals, making her the best performing individual since Squash joined the games in 1995. Sobhy claimed her 14th PSA tour title, the 2015 NetSuite Open, in San Francisco, CA this past September. And most recently, Squash Magazine named her #1 on their list of Most Intriguing, Interesting, & Influential People of 2015.

    The Long Island native comes from a family of Squash players. Both parents were highly accomplished athletes who met at a NY tournament that Amanda's mother (Jodie Larson) managed and Amanda's father (Khaled Sobhy) competed. Older brother Omar played at George Washington University and briefly played on the PSA tour in 2013. Younger sister Sabrina is the 2014 US National Champion and is following in her big sister's footsteps playing for Harvard.

    Sobhy currently resides in Boston, MA where she is coached by former world #1 and MIT coach Thierry Lincou, and Shahid Zaman Off the court, Amanda is a thrill-seeker at heart who loves to paddle-board, go skydiving and bungee-jumping.

  • Harrow Cup 2015 Recap!

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    College field hockey season is in full swing, with most teams almost half way through their regular season schedule. The time, effort, and passion these players and coaches devote to the sport is admirable. However, once their NCAA eligibility is finished, we, as a country, have failed to provide an opportunity for them to continue their playing careers. The club system in Europe is something we all envy. Kids and adults of all ages have the opportunity to play as often and as competitively as they desire. While there are several annual tournaments with adult divisions in the US, there are far fewer structured leagues. The major cities often find enough players to put on a weekly co-ed match, but most players would tell you they want more.

    At Harrow, our team of former college field hockey athletes decided we should do something about it. The Harrow Cup was created in 2012 with the goal to kick start a post-collegiate playing community in the States. We have successfully organized a draft based tournament for the past 3 years, and will continue to adapt and improve the event to meet the needs of our new community.
    This is just the beginning. We aim to organize and support leagues that will string together existing tournaments to create a full calendar of playing opportunities.

    Take a look at the 2015 highlight video to hear a few words from our friends on why post-collegiate field hockey is important for our sport.

    Stay tuned for exciting information on the 2016 Harrow Cup, and other playing opportunities. Have a suggestion? Email us at Email us at harrowcup@harrowsports.com

  • Sobhy Signs with Harrow Sports!

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    Denver, CO—May 14, 2015

    Harrow Sports is pleased to introduce the newest addition to its Elite Team, Amanda Sobhy. One of the most decorated players in US Squash history, Sobhy signed with Harrow after finishing her college career at Harvard, with four individual national championships to her name.

    Sobhy began her international career with a splash, becoming the only player under the age of 17 to win three major Women’s Squash Association (WSA) titles. The 2010 World Junior Women’s Champion, Amanda continues to dazzle the squash community and make history. Not only is she the only American squash player to reach the quarterfinals in the Tournament of Champions, but Amanda also took home gold at her first official event as a professional in the Texas Open last month. She is currently ranked at #10 in the world, showing obvious promise to climb the rankings.

    “We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Amanda to the Harrow Family,” states Mark Hayden, Harrow Sports CEO. “She is a stellar competitor and we couldn't be more excited to have a player of her caliber join us.”

    "Amanda is one of the smartest and hardest working people I have met in the squash community and I am personally gratified that she has chosen to work with Harrow", added Dave Rosen, Harrow Vice President of Racquet Sports. "I've come to know Amanda and her family very well over her unparalleled career as a junior and collegiate player and look forward to working with Amanda as she continues to establish herself as an internationally renowned squash professional."

    After inking her name on the dotted line, Sobhy commented “"I am really excited to be a part of Team Harrow. Signing with Harrow was an obvious choice for me as they continue to grow into one of the worldwide leaders in squash. Their support of the squash community, dedication to delivering the best possible products and their personalized service truly sets them apart from the competition. I am happy to be representing Harrow as I begin my professional career and am looking forward to working with this great company for years to come."

  • Marwan El Shorbagy Signs with Harrow

    April 14, 2015----Denver, Colorado, Harrow Sports is pleased to announce the newest edition to its Elite Team, Marwan El Shorbagy of Egypt. Currently poised at 12th in the world, Shorbagy is the highest ranked male player to endorse Harrow products, both on and off the court.

    Shorbagy made his PSA debut at the young age of 17 and has continued to make a name for himself in the squash community, being only the third player in history to capture two World Junior Championships back to back. He is also the only player to win multiple individual and team World Titles.

    "We are thrilled to welcome Marwan to our team," Harrow CEO, Mark Hayden states, "He embodies what our brand is about, demanding excellence, delivering results and most importantly, growing the game of squash. We welcome Marwan with the utmost excitement and look forward to a long and successful relationship."

    "I am very excited to be a part of the Harrow Team," comments Marwan after signing his contract. "Harrow has proven themselves as big squash company and I know we will enjoy a great partnership together for an extended period of time. I already can't wait to get that first racquet in my hands!"

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  • Harrow Sports partners with New USA FIeld Hockey Youth Initiative

    USA Field Hockey and the Sport Development Team proudly announce the launch of a new youth development initiative, RISE Instructional Clinics.  RISE, which stands for “Responsible, Impactful, Sustainable, Empowering,” was created as a next step for FUNdamental Field Hockey and other programs, such as high schools and clubs, that are looking to create the youth base of our sport (ages 11 and under) in a recreational environment. RISE Instructional Clinics not only provide young players the opportunity to enjoy a USA Field Hockey clinic with local coaches, but every registrant will receive a U-12 membership, a t-shirt and stick. Harrow Sports, which also provides the equipment for FUNdamental Field Hockey, has agreed to provide each registered player with a t-shirt and stick.  Furthermore, each of our 10 RISE sites in 2015 will be awarded a Coaching Education Program Level 1 Instructional Clinic in 2016. More detailed information on how the program works is provided in the application available here.

    “RISE Instructional Clinics are an important step in our sport development strategic plan for creating a recreational base of youth field hockey players in the United States,” shared newly appointed National Development Director, Kyle Boyer. “They will empower the local level to host their own events with our support of curriculum and equipment. The Coaching Education piece in the second year is imperative since as we grow the number of players, we need to ensure we grow the number of qualified coaches to responsibly grow the game.”

    Boyer recently took over the sport development reigns in January having spent the past 6 years with US Lacrosse in coaching education. Harrow Sports Field Hockey Brand Manager, Alli Tanner, shared, “Harrow Sports is thrilled to partner with USA Field Hockey as the Official Sponsor and Equipment Supplier of the Rise program. Our involvement stems from our dedication to grow the game and provide young athletes with the opportunity to play consistently in a structured atmosphere. Harrow Sports now proudly sponsors three USA Field Hockey development programs including the FUNdamental Field Hockey Program, Rise and Futures.”

    RISE Instructional Clinics for 2015, will be held from June through December, but in following years, can be hosted from April through November.  All clinic expenses will be absorbed by USA Field Hockey including payment of sites, coaches and athletic trainers. The clinics will cost $75 per player through online registration, which will be held on USA Field Hockey’s website once the application for RISE is approved. In 2015, there will be 10 sites selected.

  • Gaining on Goliath

    qxL89eQ_In anticipation of this week’s matches against Argentina at Spooky Nook Sports, I thought I’d give some insight into the history of our contentious yet budding rivalry. Games will be held February 13th (6:30pm), 14th (4pm), 16th (6:30pm), and 18th (6:30pm). Check your local TV listing for details on the live broadcast. 

    Our rivalry with Argentina, it’s like a modern-day adaptation of David and Goliath, only our version picks up in the aftermath of the epic showdown - the 2011 Pan American Game Final - and comes with a slight plot twist, Goliath, Argentina in our case, didn’t vanish after we became victors.

    With each contest, the rivalry grows. Here’s what you need to know:

    The Characters.

    Argentina, ranked #2 in the world, is one of the most dominant nations, alongside the Netherlands and Australia, in international hockey. Their play, typical of its South American roots, is tenacious and energetic, seductively skillful, blazing with fanciful flashes of flare and fire.  The crown of Las Leonas, as they are colloquially known in Argentina, glints with the gold of World Championships, the silver and bronzes of Olympics.

    USA, ranked #8, is one of the emerging nations on the world hockey scene. Traditionally known for our physical prowess and relentless discipline, our typically brutish play has been technically and tactically refined in recent years. The sophistication enhances our inherent physical abilities and mental fortitude, making us, in my opinion, one of the most dynamic and interesting forces in the game right now.

    The Plotline

    The storyline hasn’t always been so riveting. In fact, until a few years ago, it was downright predictable. The trailer would’ve read something like this:

    America, dutifully playing the role of pesky, Pan-American under study, valiantly takes the field to overcome the seemingly invincible Las Leonas. Chest’s puffing with the forged bravado of belief, the Americans’ style, physical and resilient, keeps the contest close, yet inevitably, the Argentines always pull away victorious.

    Argentina had an edge on us. We’d try, try, try, but deep down, I think we questioned whether we belonged. Something needed to change. We needed to reformulate our strategy, figure out what was holding us back, and do something about it.

    Our task was to bring Goliath, in our own minds, down to size. Because, you see, here’s the thing about David and Goliath, Goliath so believed his own invincibility, that David was, to him, a mere nuisance. Yet, David didn’t buy the bluster. He saw Goliath for what he was, a massive, skilled, trained, yet most importantly, a mortal fighter. David called Goliath’s bluff.

    For years, we’d been buying into the Argentine bluff, trying, and failing, to outdo them at their own game. David didn’t beat Goliath with brute force. We had to find a way to create an even playing field, that meant playing to our strengths – using our discipline to win the small battles, and our resilience to stay in the moment, resisting the urge of getting caught up in the Argentine storyline.

    Eventually, the mental block began to unravel. It didn’t happen overnight. It took patience. We lost many more games, but with each loss we learned, and in time we were able to take the field without the weight of the albatross around our necks. We were free to play the game.

    In 2011, we had an historic victory over the Las Leonas in the Pan American Games Final. Since then, the scorecard has been pretty even. We won in the 2012 Olympics, tied in pool play at the 2014 World Cup, and in our last meeting, for the World Cup Bronze Medal, we lost 2-1.

    With a new cast of characters, the upcoming games will open a new chapter in our ever-evolving rivalry. As they seek to stay atop the world rankings, and we yearn to climb the ladder, much still remains to be written. The only difference now is that Goliath knows the name of David. It’s the United States of America.

    Courtesy of Rachel Dawson and Fig Lancaster:  http://bit.ly/1zGnDAx

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