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    DENVER, CO - JUNE 28, 2016 - After a stellar 15-year professional squash career, Harrow ELITE Team member Laurens Jan Anjema today announces his retirement. The 33-year-old Dutchman had a triumphant career, lifting 12 titles and becoming the highest ranked Dutch player of all time.  A ten-time Dutch champion with his most recent win this past February, LJ reached a career high ranking of World No. 9 in 2010.

    "After a very testing season I've decided it's the end of the road for me. There's a fine line between heroically trying to achieve something or repeatedly banging your head against the wall."- Laurens Jan Anjema


    Harrow VP of Racquet Sports Dave Rosen worked closely with #TeamHarrow's Laurens over the years, having this to say:

    "It's always sad when the greats call it a career but I admire LJ for knowing when that time was upon him. We are extremely honored to have sponsored him and be connected with someone as highly ranked and, more importantly, highly regarded as LJ. There is no doubt the PSA Tour and its fans will miss him and I am certain he will succeed in whatever endeavor he chooses next."


    Good luck and all the best!

    To celebrate LJ's career, we're releasing an exclusive new racquet he designed:


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  • Marwan El Shorbagy Crowned Professional Squash Association Young Player of the Year


    #TeamHarrow's Marwan El Shorbagy, World No. 7, has been named the PSA Men's Young Player of the Year following the conclusion of the World Series Finals in Dubai. At 22-years-old, Marwan was a breakout star athlete this season, winning both the Grasshopper Cup and the Houston open. Marwan also cracked the top ten ranking for the first time this year. Congratulations Marwan, and go #TeamHarrow!!

  • Harrow Sports Athlete Triumphs at The UCS Swedish Open 2016

    Professional Squash Player Karim Abdel Gawad Wins Biggest Title of His Career


    DENVER, CO - February 8, 2016 -

    Harrow Sports is thrilled to announce Professional Squash Player Karim Abdel Gawad is the 2016 UCS Swedish Open Champion. Ranked ninth in the world, Gawad was seeded second and beat Tarek Momen in the final with a 12-10, 8-11, 11-9, 3-11, 11-4 victory. Gawad’s winning this prestigious Professional Squash Association World Tour title marks the first time an Egyptian has won the Swedish Open in twelve years, and is also the biggest win of 24-year-old Gawad’s career; his first PSA M70 crown.

    “I am delighted to win my first ever 70 K tournament,” said Karim. “It’s one of the happiest moments of my career so far!”

    Joining the Professional Squash Association in 2008 at the age of seventeen, Karim immediately made a name for himself by winning the first PSA World Tour event that he competed in, the 2008 Goshen Cup. In 2013, he was the youngest player to crack the World top 20, and received the 2013 PSA Young Player of the Year award. In November of 2015, Gawad won the Edmonton Open, the biggest title of his career up until the Swedish Open. Most recently, Gawad won the January 2016 Men’s Harrow Greenwich Invitational. The UCS Swedish Open title is the 13th PSA World Title of Karim’s career. Karim uses Harrow Sports Vibe Squash Racquet ( AVAILABLE HERE: http://bit.ly/1oluahy ).

    “It was a tough battle between Karim and Tarek Momen, with great squash from great players. Karim really dug deep and we at Harrow Sports could not be prouder of Karim, or more excited for his continued success,” Harrow C.E.O Mark Hayden said.

    Karim joined Harrow’s ELITE Team in March of 2012. The ELITE Team is made up of top Harrow­-sponsored Professional Squash Players from around the world. In the UCS Swedish Open, Harrow ELITE Team members Laurens Jan Anjema, Alan Clyne also competed, making it through to Round One.

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  • Harrow ELITE TEAM Dominates at the J.P Morgan Tournament of Champions


    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


    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

  • 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.

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