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  • Harrow ELITE Team News - April 2016

    Today, the PSA World Rankings were released and many ELITE Team players cracked the top 20:

    Women's PSA Rankings:

    Raneem El Welily = World No. 3

    Omneya Abdel Kawy = World No. 6

    Amanda Sobhy = World No. 8

    Annie Au = World No. 10

    Joshna Chinappa = World No. 14

    Rachael Grinham = World No. 20

    Men's PSA Rankings:

    Karim Abdel Gawad = World No. 8

    Marwan ElShorbagy = World No. 12

    Ryan Cuskelly = World No. 16

    Congrats to all!

    The line-up for the Women's Dubai PSA World Series Finals has been confirmed, and Harrow ELITE Team's Raneem El Welily, Omneya Abdel Kawy, and Amanda Sobhy make the top 8. Amanda Sobhy will become the first American woman ever to compete at the World Series Finals.

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    The Dubai PSA World Series Finals takes place May 24 - 28 in Dubai. The top eight squash players in the world will come together in two groups of four, with players playing a round-robin best-of-three series for a place in the knockout semi-finals and beyond for a chance to win the prestigious title. Close to cracking the top 8 are ELITE Team members Annie Au, Joshna Chinappa, and Heba El Torky.

  • Harrow ELITE Team's Amanda Sobhy Wins 2016 U.S. Women's Nationals for Second Year in a Row

    Sobhy_USWOMENSProfession Squash Player and Harrow Sports ELITE Team member Amanda Sobhy yesterday won the U.S. Women’s Nationals, defending her 2015 title and winning her third U.S. Women’s Championship. To clinch the title, Sobhy defeated fellow American Olivia Blatchford in three games, 11-4, 11-5, 11-5 in twenty-five minutes. The match was reminiscent of last year’s event; in 2015 Sobhy and Blatchford met in the finals and Sobhy similarly won in three games. This latest win adds to Sobhy’s upward momentum in the world of Professional Squash; in the past year Sobhy has risen from world No. 10 to her current position as No. 7.

    “Happy to win my third US National Title today against compatriot, Olivia Blatchford. It was a great feeling to be back at the Harvard courts again competing for the prestigious US National Championship and defending my title. Thank you to US SQUASH for putting on the women's nationals this weekend and for always supporting equality and parity for the women,” said Sobhy.

    Taking place at Sobhy’s Alma Mater, Harvard University, the U.S Women’s Nationals marked another step for equality and prize parity. 2016’s tournament marked the last year that the women’s trophy will be visibly smaller than the Men’s.

    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.

  • Harrow Designs Iconic “Mighty Ducks” Replica Jerseys for North Iowa Bulls Hockey

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    Harrow is proud to unveil custom designed hockey jerseys created specifically for North Iowa Bulls Hockey. The  jerseys are a perfect replica of the uniforms worn in the classic 90’s hockey film The Mighty Ducks; with a special Bull logo in place of the iconic Duck. The custom jerseys were created to commemorate a special weekend paying homage to the film and drawing attention to the North Iowa Youth Center.

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    Wearing the jerseys for two games this weekend, The “Mighty Bulls” will auction them off following Saturday’s game, with all proceeds going to the North Iowa Youth Center. Earlier in the week, Bulls players took part in a free community event at the Center with a special showing of the film.

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    Click to learn more about North Iowa Bulls Hockey and the North Iowa Youth Center.

    For info on customizable Hockey gear by Harrow, click here

  • 2016 Harrow Cup Hosted by 4Goals Affords All-Inclusive Opportunity to Players

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    March 8, 2016 - [ DENVER,CO ] Global leader in specialty sports equipment, Harrow Sports, and 4Goals Field Hockey, specializing in  Olympic-level instruction and competition, today announce a long-term strategy to join forces and present the preeminent all-ages competitive field hockey tournament in the United States.  Previously, both parties held distinct annual tournaments.  Now, this unique partnership creates a purposeful expansion of playing opportunities and a dedicated effort to reach the largest group of players possible. The Harrow Cup will be hosted by  The 4Goals Cup this  July 30th and 31st at prestigious Brown University, 235 Hope Street, Providence, RI 02912.

    "We have been committed to cultivating a lifetime-sport ethos by providing opportunities for players to compete after college careers have finished. By joining 4Goals, we extend this opportunity to the youngest players, now able view field hockey as a long-term sport with a definitive tournament they can compete in well into adulthood, " says Harrow CEO, Mark Hayden.

    Since the inaugural Harrow Sports tournament in 2012, the Harrow Cup has provided a structured, annual domestic competition for post-collegiate athletes to extend their playing career. The original Harrow Cup also served as an initiative event for the establishment of a United States Women’s FIH-sanctioned semi-professional premier league. In three successful years, the Cup drew thousands of entrants and awarded over $30,000 in prize money.

    The 4Goals Cup began in 2013 as an all-ages competition with the mission to provide outstanding playing opportunities at all levels for both men and women; awarding a total of $35,000 in prize money for both divisions.  By teaming up, Harrow Sports and 4Goals will reach a broader audience of field hockey athletes and showcase to the larger field hockey community this unique opportunity to compete.

    "The 4Goals Cup will proudly host the Harrow Cup for 2016.  4Goals is excited to join forces with Harrow Sports to become the leaders in post-collegiate competition as well as providing excellent tournaments for all ages.  We are looking forward to a long-term partnership as we grow The 4Goals Cup Series throughout the nation,” says 4Goals founder and University of Michigan Head Field Hockey Coach, Marcia Pankratz.

    For more information and to register: https://campscui.active.com/orgs/4Goals

  • Harrow and USA Field Hockey's Youth Development Initiative #GrowTheGame

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    Since 2012, Harrow Sports has partnered with USA Field Hockey and Citi for FUNdamental, a program designed to #GrowTheGame and introduce field hockey to as many young athletes in schools, clubs and other multi-sport organizations across the country. Nationwide, over 1000 sets of equipment are distributed, along with an easy-to-follow teaching curriculum. Targeted at children aged 7-11, the initiative is designed to be a fun, introductory field hockey experience that emphasizes fun physical activity and exposes the sport to children who might not experience field hockey otherwise

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    Learn more at: teamusa.org

    Shop Harrow Sports Field Hockey gear by clicking HERE 

  • Harrow Sports Athlete Raneem El Welily Crowned 2016 Windy City Open Champion

    Professional Squash World No. 3 Triumphs at WCO Two Years in a Row

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    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.”

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    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!

    Shop Raneem's Harrow’s Vapor Squash Racquet and the full Harrow Squash Racquet Collection.

  • Harrow Sports Hires MLL Player in Commitment to Athlete-Driven Innovation

    Major League Lacrosse All-Star Brent Adams to Join Harrow in Versatile Role

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    DENVER - Feb. 8, 2016 -- Global sporting goods leader Harrow Sports is pleased to announce the hiring of Major League Lacrosse All-Star Brent Adams in a multifaceted role as Brand Ambassador, Sales Consultant, and Product Development Advisor, Lacrosse.  The position was created to amplify specialized, athlete-driven knowledge across departments and to continue Harrow Sport’s commitment to creating revolutionary products for elite athletes.  Brent comes to Harrow Sports from a Branding Development role at Lax.com, a top online retailer for lacrosse equipment.

    “I am honored to be a part of Harrow Sports. The commitment of everyone in this company to integrity, ingenuity, and customer service is what makes our organization special,” says Adams. “I look forward to continuing Harrow’s history of being on the cutting edge.”

    As a lifelong athlete, Adams embodies the Harrow Sports mission; to provide innovative and quality sporting goods equipment that cater to the needs and desires of customers. In this new role, Brent will identify market needs and evaluate products to fill these gaps, with an emphasis on accelerating innovation, elevating design, and aligning product and customer service excellence. The hiring of Adams is part of Harrow Sport’s long-term organizational strategy to sharpen focus on the needs of high performance athletes, while establishing meaningful relationships with customers.

    “Brent brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Harrow,” says Harrow Sports C.E.O, Mark Hayden. “His dedicated background in collegiate and professional athletics, in addition to his work in marketing make him an ideal addition to Harrow’s already outstanding team.”

    Adams’ lacrosse career stretches back to All-Country honors as Team Captain at Norwalk High School in Connecticut. He then attended Fairfield University where he was a 2012 All-American selection and two-time All ECAC First Team selection. Adams was the 53rd pick of the 2012 MLL Collegiate Draft by the Chesapeake Bayhawks before being acquired by the Boston Cannons. In 2015, Adams was selected to play in the MLL All-Star Game in Houston, Texas, as well as an exhibition game with Team USA versus The University of Denver.

    “After following his on-field success, we are very excited to add Brent to the team,” says Keith Krasney, Harrow Sports Director of Sales. “I can’t wait to see him bring his skill and tenacity to Harrow”

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  • Harrow Sports Athlete Triumphs at The UCS Swedish Open 2016

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

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    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 Sports Declares Dedicated Focus on International Sales

    New-Hire Seanna Keating to Develop National Racquet Sales in Canada

    Harrow Sports, a global leader in specialty sports equipment and apparel, announces an ambitious expansion of international sales of racquet sports with the appointment of Seanna Keating as National Racquets Sales Manager, Canada. Harrow’s Racquet Sports division manufactures and distributes first-class equipment and apparel for the sports of Squash, Platform Tennis, and Pickleball.

    "Harrow is an incredibly vibrant and innovative company that I have watched grow over the past 10+ years in Canada.  It is exciting for me to be part of a great brand with a bright future," says Keating.

    Keating comes to Harrow Sports with over fifteen years of sales and account management spanning corporate, sporting goods, and institutional sales industries, with her last ten years in Sales and Key Account Management for sporting good product lines such as Dunlop Racquets and K-Swiss. Seanna’s remarkable career embodies the extensive experience necessary to assure Racquet Sports, Canada’s success. Specifically, Seanna brings expertise in sales and sales management, marketing strategy, key account management, strategic planning, new business development, sales operations and merchandising.

    "Seanna will bring a wealth of experience to our distribution efforts in Canada. We look forward to adding her leadership to our growing sales team," says Jeff Corey, Harrow Sports National Sales Manager.

    Beyond her demonstrated business acumen, Seanna exemplifies Harrow Sports mission as she is a lifelong athlete. A squash player since age ten, she joined the Professional Squash Association in 2003 and went on to claim the World Doubles title, as well as three Canadian Open Doubles titles, and most recently the National Teams Championships. Additionally, she sits on the Squash Canada High Performance Committee as Vice Chair. Keating’s extensive history in the squash world and exceptional reputation for success in sporting goods sales are a tremendously strong set of qualifications.

    Harrow Sports VP of Racquet Sports, Dave Rosen had this to say, “This is a very exciting time for Harrow. Seanna is a lifelong friend and her passion, enthusiasm and impressive playing history bodes well for Harrow's racquet sports future in Canada.”

  • Harrow Squash Player Ryan Cuskelly Surges Past Opponents To Clinch U.S. Pro Squash Series Title

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    Pro squash player Ryan Cuskelly caps off a full year of outstanding performances and wins by claiming series title

    DENVER, CO, February 05, 2016 - ­­ Harrow Sports announces that world­-renowned Professional Squash player and Harrow ELITE Team athlete Ryan Cuskelly is the 2015 Champion. The U.S. Pro Squash Series consists of 20 Professional Squash Association sanctioned events, with players participating in a minimum of four tournaments and collecting points at each. Cuskelly completed in five tournaments throughout 2015, amassing 1,380 points total. The runner up is Harrow Player and ELITE Team member, Alan Clyne.

    "I'm really happy to win the U.S pro series it really tops off my best year so far on the PSA tour. Also being based in the U.S., it's extra special for me as I play most of my events here and can see the US pro series really growing as there are more and more tournaments every year," said Cuskelly.

    Ranked No. 16 in the World, Cuskelly's winning series included victories at the Oregon Open, a runner­up finish at the Charlottesville Open, a final four position at the Pittsburgh Open, a quarter­final place at the Houston Open, and a qualifying finals exit at last month's Motor City Open.

    Ryan Cuskelly joined Harrow's ELITE Team in March of 2015. The ELITE Team is made up of top Harrow­sponsored Professional Squash Players from around the world. In the U.S. Pro Squash Series, ELITE members Alan Clyne placed second, and Abdulla Al Tamimi came in seventh.

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