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Posted on June 5, 2017
Posted on November 4, 2016
Harrow Sports ELITE Team Athlete Karim Abdel Gawad is the 2016 Men's World Champion !
On Friday November 4, 2016 World No.3 Karim Abdel Gawad claimed the 2016 Wadi Degla PSA Men's World Champion title. Gawad overcame three-time winner Ramy Ashour at the Wadi Degla club in Cairo, Egypt to secure the win. Karim is only the third Egyptian in history to become World Champion.
Congratulations Karim and GO #TeamHarrow!
Result - Final: 2016 PSA Men's World Squash Championship
 Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) bt  Ramy Ashour (EGY) 3-1: 5-11, 11-6, 11-7, 2-1 retired (50m)
Karim uses a custom Harrow Vibe Squash Racquet
Posted on November 1, 2016
Congratulations to all #TeamHarrow Players announced in the Professional Squash Association's Top 20 World Rankings! In the Women's Rankings, Harrow ELITE Team players include Raneem El Welily, Amanda Sobhy, Omneya Abdel Kawy, Annie Au, Joshna Chinappa, and Rachael Grinham.
Making the Top 20 for Men are Karim Abdel Gawad, Marwan ElShorbagy, Tarek Moment, and Ryan Cuskelly.
This month is especially momentous for Karim, who made it to a career high World No. 3
Posted on October 17, 2016
Held October 8 - 15 in Philadelphia, the PSA Delaware Investments U.S. Open 2016 brought together the top squash players in the world to compete for $150,000 in both the men's and women's competitions. With 5 Harrow ELITE Team players seeded in the top 10, masterful performances were given by many #TeamHarrow athletes.
In the Men's tournament, World No. 4 and winner of last month's Al Ahram Open, Karim Abdel Gawad advanced clear through to Friday's semi's. Facing England's three-time World Champion Nick Matthew, Gawad fought all the way through to a fifth game tie-break, with Matthew advancing on to the finals.
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Result – Men’s 2016 Delaware Investments U.S. Open: Semi-finals
 Nick Matthew (ENG) bt  Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) 3-2: 11-4, 7-11, 16-14, 3-11, 12-10 (91m)
In the Women's draw, both Amanda Sobhy and Raneem El Welily made it to the Semi's. Home favorite and World No. 6, Sobhy competed against Camille Serme who went on to win the title.
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Facing off with Nour El Sherbini, last month's Al Ahram Open Champion El Welily may not have advanced to the Finals of the US Open, but her performance (particularly a trick shot) earned her a play in ESPN SportsCenter's Top Plays of the Night.
Result – Women’s 2016 Delaware Investments U.S. Open: Semi-finals Nour El Sherbini (EGY) bt  Raneem El Welily (EGY) 3-1: 8-11, 11-6, 11-8, 11-3 (37m) Camille Serme (FRA) bt  Amanda Sobhy (USA) 3-1: 11-6, 11-9, 10-12, 11-5 (42m)
Congrats to all and GO #TeamHarrow!
Posted on October 6, 2016
Harrow ELITE Team's Karim Abdel Gawad has been named Player of the Month by the Professional Squash Association. Breaking the top 5 ranking in the world for the first time, Gawad (now a career high World No. 4) gave a number of impressive performances during the last couple months of the PSA Tour, including a runner up finish at the Hong Kong Open and a title claiming win at the Al Ahram Squash Open NewGiza in his home country of Egypt. Congratulations to Karim and GO #TeamHarrow!
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Posted on July 13, 2016
Released today, the draw for the opening tournament of this year's Professional Squash Association Series includes twelve members of Harrow's ELITE Team in the first round. Taking place August 23rd, the Hong Kong Open features the top players in the world and is in it's 31st year.
For these elite players, Hong Kong marks the first step in the long journey to the World Series in Dubai at season's end, June 5-9 2017. Only the top 8 men and women in the world make it to Dubai, with points accumulating the moment they hit the court in Hong Kong.
Check out all the #TeamHarrow players in the first round:
[ ELITE Team member Amanda Sobhy ]
Women's First Round Draw
 Nour El Sherbini (EGY) v Heba El Torky (EGY)
[Qualifier] v  Annie Au (HKG)
 Joshna Chinappa (IND) v [Qualifier]
Line Hansen (DEN) v  Omneya Abdel Kawy (EGY)
 Amanda Sobhy (USA) v Joey Chan (HKG)
 Nour El Tayeb (EGY) v Donna Urquhart (AUS)
ELITE Team's Ryan Cuskelly
Men's First Round Draw
Leo Au (HKG) v Cameron Pilley (AUS)
Borja Golan (ESP) v  Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY)
 Marwan ElShorbagy (EGY) v [Qualifier]
Ryan Cuskelly (AUS) v [Qualifier]
Posted on June 9, 2016
A big congratulations to Harrow ELITE Team member Nikki Todd. Nikki made it to the semi-finals at the Women's Harrow Ukrainian Cup 2016 taking place earlier this week in Kiev, Ukraine.
The Number 2 Seed, Canada's Nikki Todd beat Enora Villard  in the Quarter-Finals before facing off against Anna Klimundova  in the Semi-Finals.
Currently World No. 54, Nikki joined the Professional Squash Association Tour in 2012 and cracked the world's top 100 the following year. Nikki has been sponsored by Harrow Sports for over a decade, dating back to her time as a Junior Player. Great job Nikki Todd and GO #TeamHarrow!
Posted on June 6, 2016This month sees the debut of a brand new Squash event like no other:
Taking place June 11th in Mexico, Copa Sin Límites (translation: "Cup Without Limits") is an Exhibition Cup made up of six of the best players in the world; three from Egypt and three from Latin America. Egyptian players will play Latin American players in a country versus country battle.
Harrow's Marwan ElShorbagy, World No. 6 and this year's recipient of the Professional Squash Association's PSA Young player of the Year distinction will face off against the former Junior World Champion, Peru's Diego Elias. A match that everyone in Mexico and Latin America is anticipating, Marwan and Diego last played in Guatemala's Sporta IX Torneo Internacional PSA Sporta 2016, with Elias beating ElShortbgay 3-0.
Distinguishing itself from other events, entrance into Copa Sin Límites in completely free to the public; something completely new. This initiative promotes visibility for the sport, offering people the opportunity to enjoy a world class event they might not be able to otherwise.
Harrow is proud to act as a sponsor of Copa Sin Límites, as well as to provide all player uniforms and apparel for volunteers.
For more information, visit copasinlimites.com.mxGo Marwan and Go #TeamHarrow!
Posted on May 5, 2016
HARROW ELITE TEAM’S MARWAN ELSHORBAGY NAMED AS THE APRIL PSA PLAYER OF THE MONTH
Marwan Elshorbagy racked up an impressive string of successes, claiming his first PSA M70 crown over Gregory Gaultier in the final of the Grasshopper Cup, and then making it to the quarter-final of the El Gouna International.
HARROW WOMEN ELITE TEAM AT THE WWC
Eleven Harrow Elite Women competed in the Naza PSA Women’s World Championship, with members Amanda Sobhy, Omneya Abdel Kawy, and Raneem El Welily making it to the Quarters and Welily going on to the Semis. Congratulations to all!
NELE GILIS WINS 2ND PSA WORLD TITLE
Nele Gilis clinched the 2016 Paderborn Open Title, her second PSA World Crown this second.
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MARIA TOORPAKAI WAZIR MAKES BIG REVEAL IN NY TIMES
Brave Toorpakai tells of the need to disguise herself as a boy while growing up in Pakistan, all so she could compete in the sport she loves.
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Rachael Dawson Builds Community Through Yoga
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DUBAI PSA WORLD SERIES FINALS
The tournament will take place from May 24 - 28th in a state-of-the-art squash court and innovative spectator venue to be constructed in Burj Park, Downtown Dubai.
All our support for: Raneem El Welily, Omneya Abdel Kawy, Amanda Sobhy !!
Posted on March 3, 2016
Professional Squash World No. 3 Triumphs at WCO Two Years in a Row
Harrow Sports is proud to announce that Harrow Elite Team member; Professional Squash player Raneem El Welily is the 2016 Windy City Open (WCO) Champion. Making history at the 2015 Windy City Open World Series Event as the first Egyptian woman to win the title, Raneem became the defending champion late Wednesday evening in Chicago at the Professional Squash Association sanctioned tournament. In an impressive 3-1 triumph over winner of the most recent World Series event, Nour El Sherbini, Raneem came from behind to win in four games, 9-11, 11-6, 11-3, 11-6. Raneem uses Harrow’s Vapor Squash Racquet.
Ranked third in the world, this victory marks a return to form for the 27-year-old. It is the first PSA World Title for Raneem since September 2015, when she was ranked No. 1 in the world.
Raneem had this to say: “I’m lost for words right now…I never thought I’d be No.1 after winning here last year so I’m just going to take it one step at a time. It’s all about baby steps and taking it one match and one point at a time. That’s the strategy. I need to work hard to make sure I have that same attitude and hunger on court for the rest of the season.”
Raneem is a member of Harrow Sports’ ELITE Team; made up of the top Professional Squash Players from around the world. Raneem turned profession in 2002, winning the World Junior Championship in 2005 and 2007 before going on to win her first senior Tour title in 2009. Raneem continued to rise in the ranks, reaching World No. 2 in 2012, and completing the most successful year of her career in 2015; winning the Tournament of Champions, the Windy City Open, and the Alexandria International to close the gap and claim the No.1 spot in the world. She was named the PSA Women’s Player of the year for the 2014/15 season and in 2016, is ranked currently ranked No.3 in the world.
Harrow ELITE Team Members that also competed in the 2016 Windy City Open include Alan Clyne, Karim Abdel Gawad, Marwan ElShorbagy, Leo Au, Ryan Cuskelly, Chris Hanson, Heba El Torky, Omneya Abdel Kawy, Samantha Teran, Fiona Moverley, Hania El Hammamy, Low Wee Wern, Donna Urquhart, Amanda Sobhy, Salma Hany Ibrahim, Annie Au, and Nele Gilis. Congratulations to all!