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  • @HARROWSPORTS TOP POSTS - JANUARY

     

    Harrow's favorite posts from fans and athletes. Want to be featured? Follow @HarrowSports & TAG us on Twitter, Instagram or FacebookWeeWernLow_Twitter

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    Harrow created the Custom Men's Hockey Jerseys for Hamilton College's Pink The Rink promotion for cancer awareness at the game, with proceeds benefitting the American Cancer Society.
    Click [ HERE ]  to see how you can donate to the American Cancer Society

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    Learn More about Harrow's Custom Jerseys  [ HERE... ]

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    We let Harrow ELITE Team Athlete Amanda Sobhy take over our Instagram for the Harrow Greenwich Invitational January 23 - 25

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    SObhy[ CLICK HERE ] to see more of Amanda's Posts

    We also teamed up with Beyond Sticks for a Harrow Field Hockey gear giveaway during the Jonas Blizzard! Here's the winning photo:Screen Shot 2016-01-28 at 9.47.17 AMScreen Shot 2016-01-28 at 9.44.50 AM

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  • HARROW ATHLETE NEWS

    January was a busy month for #teamharrow athletes...

    The 2016 Midwestern Grand Prix was the penultimate leg of the American Platform Tennis Association's Grand Prix series, taking place January 8-10 in Cincinnati, OH.
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    In the men's quarterfinals, Harrow's Martin Bostrom and Sebastian Bredberg won three-set battles in the second and the third rounds, and went on to beat their competitors in two sets in the quarters. Bostrom and Bredberg made it to the semi-finals, placing 4th in Blanchard Cup Standings. Both players use the Ballistic Platform Tennis Paddle.

    On January 9th, Harrow Canada sponsored professionals Nick Sachvie and Mike McCue capture Gold for Ontario in the Canadian Team Championships
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    #TeamHarrow absolutely dominated the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions January 7 - 14.
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    Check out our Full Event Recap HERE...

    Harrow Field Hockey's Rachel Dawson held a yoga clinic for athletes with Freedom Hockey Club in Annapolis, MD on January 18th.
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    Check out all the Harrow gear! Rachel uses the RD8 International Low Bow.

    The Harrow Greenwich Invitational squash tournament took place January 23 - 25th at The Field Club of Greenwich, Greenwich Country Club and Round Hill Club. One of the most prominent Squash events in the United States, the tournament saw #teamharrow ELITE TEAM's Amanda Sobhy, Nele Gillis, Donna Urquhart, Salma Hany Ibrahim, Heba El Torky, Samantha Teran, and Rachael Grinham compete in the Pro Women Main Draw, with Sobhy and El Torky facing off in the Finals. Here's a behind-the-scenes photo of the two.

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    The Men's Main Draw had ELITE TEAM athletes Karim Abdel Gawad, Abdulla Al Tamimi and Laurens Jan Anjema compete, with Gawad making it through to the Finals.

    For the most up-to-date Harrow News, Follow us on Twitter @HarrowSports 

  • 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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