Posted on July 25, 2016
Posted on July 20, 2016
Yesterday, on July 19th, Squashsite broke the story that a member of the British Parliament had introduced a paper for discussion titled "Squash and the Olympic Games" which urged the Houses of Parliament to add the sport to the Games. This is after squash was formally rejected from the Tokyo 2020 Games last September. The squash advocate, Parliament member, and former Welsh No. 1 is the MP for Neath in Wales, Cristina Rees.
"Squash is gladiatorial, dynamic, physically demanding and mentally challenging; it is like chess on legs. It teaches players strategy, tactics and how to outmanoeuvre an opponent, so it is an ideal grounding for a political career." - Cristina Rees, MP for Neath in Wales
The next opportunity for squash to be included in the Olympics is 2024, and the host will be decided in 2017.
Posted on July 14, 2016
ANNIE AU - 2016 WOMEN'S HONG KONG NATIONALS CHAMP
HARROW ELITE TEAM'S ANNIE AU BECAME THE 2016 WOMEN'S HONG KONG NATIONALS CHAMPION. THIS WIN MARKS THE 5TH CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE FOR AU. TAKING PLACE JUNE 13 - 18 AT THE HONG KONG SQUASH CENTRE IN HONG KONG, ANNIE BEAT JOEY CHAN 11-6, 11-6, 8-11, 11-8. WORLD.
LJ ANJEMA RETIRES
After a stellar 15-year professional squash career, Harrow ELITE Team member Laurens Jan Anjema announced his retirement from professional squash on June 28th. 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.
To celebrate LJ's fantastic career- An Exclusive New Racquet Designed by Anjema
HARROW SIGNS PLATFORM TENNIS #1
On July 1st, #1 American Platform Tennis player Drew Broderick signed with Harrow. As part of our partnership, Broderick will wear Harrow apparel and accessories and has chosen the Ballistic paddle for competitive play. With over 30 titles to his name, including 3 APTA National championships (2012, 2015, 2016) Drew is one of the most accomplished players in an era of increased competition. Check out Harrow's full line of Paddles:
JOSHNA CRACKS THE TOP 10
With the announcement of the PSA rankings on July 1st, #TeamHarrow's Joshna Chinappa achieved a career high ranking--No. 10 in the world. Joshna is only the second Indian female player in history to crack the top 10. Elsewhere in the top 10 are ELITE Team players Raneem El Welily at No.3, Amanda Sobhy at No. 7, and Omneya Abdel Kawy at No. 8. Congrats to all!
HARROW PLAYERS AT HONG KONG OPEN
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.
First Round players include Heba El Torky, Annie Au, Joshna Chinappa, Omneya Abdel Kawy, Amanda Sobhy, Donna Urquhart, Rachael Grinham, Raneem El Welily, Leo Au, Karim Abdel Gawad, Marwan ElShorbagy, and Ryan Cuskelly.
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 July 12, 2016
Harrow's Polish Distributor held the 5th edition of Krakow's Squash & Art festival in late June, sponsored in part by Harrow Sports. The Festival saw top squash players meet on a glass court in the heart of Krakow in front of Galeria Krakowska.
In addition to the competition on the court, the event featured free squash lessons, entertainment and performers, and the launch of the new Harrow Laurens Anjema Custom Robocop Stealth Racquet which three-time Polish champion Magda Kamińska tested, and was auctioned off to benefit Krakow's junior players.
Posted on July 1, 2016
Harrow ELITE Team Member Joshna Chinappa was revealed today to be World No. 10-- her highest career ranking. Only the second Indian female player in history to crack the top 10, Chennai-born Chinappa's ranking was announced today with the Professional Squash Association's monthly world rankings. Elsewhere in the top 10 is ELITE Team players Raneem El Welily at No.3, Amanda Sobhy at No. 7, and Omneya Abdel Kawy at No. 8. Congrats to all!
Posted on July 1, 2016
Harrow Sports Signs Professional Paddle Tennis Player Drew Broderick
July 1, 2016 [ DENVER, CO ] - Today, Harrow Sports, a leading manufacturer in the racquet sports industry, announced the addition of Drew Broderick to its roster of world class athletes. As part of the partnership, Broderick will wear Harrow Sports apparel and accessories and has chosen the Ballistic paddle for competitive play.Currently ranked number one in the country by the American Platform Tennis Association, Broderick is a dominant figure in the game. With over 30 titles to his name, including 3 APTA National championships (2012, 2015, 2016) Drew is one of the most accomplished players in an era of increased competition.Broderick is the first left handed player to win the national championship playing the ad-side of the court. TwiceDrew has gone undefeated for an entire season, once in 2012 and again in 2016.
"Drew is an immense talent and we couldn’t be more excited to have a player of his caliber join our team," said Harrow International Director of Sales John BurkeHarrow Sports is pleased to have Broderick act as ambassador and spokesperson as they expand their product lines in the platform tennis arena.
Posted on July 1, 2016
Harrow Sports and The Training Center are excited to announce a new Fall league for competitive female hockey players.
The Harrow Cup League will be a double round robin with a championship game for 1st and 2nd place teams.
Who: Competitive Female Hockey Players
What: 11 v 11 Field Hockey League on Water Based Turf –2 x 25 minute halves
When: Saturday afternoons starting Sept 10th and running through November 19th
Where: The Training Center, just outside of Phoenixville, Chester County, PA
Team Member Registration: You may register as a team member if you have a group of players you would like to play with. If your team does not have enough players your team will be assigned players who register as individual players
Individual Registration: You may register as an individual and you will be assigned to a team for the duration of the League. There is no maximum roster size limitation
Registration Fee: $345 per player, including uniform and umpires’ fees
Register online at the following link: http://thetrainingcenterpa.
Uniforms: Harrow will supply uniforms for each team
Questions: Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on June 29, 2016
*Originally released by Junior Premier Outdoor League*
The curtains have officially come down on the 4th Annual Junior Premier Outdoor League (JPOL). This spring brought many challenges including the weather, playing through to the end in rain, snow, wind and ice. However, based on feedback it was another successful year.
2016 welcomed the addition of Region 8 – South and an invitation-only U14 Division comprising of 12 Clubs from five of the competing Regions. After several league dates of competitive field hockey, we can truly say that the benefits can be seen by all. The improvements in the quality of games from the first weekend in April to the Championships ten weeks later is commendable and reflects the commitment of the players, parents and coaches alike.
The continued success of this League would not be possible without the support of many who give of their time and experience. Many thanks to the Club Directors, their coaches and membership who join us each Spring to make this League possible. Thank you to the Umpire Managers, Technical Directors and their staff of dedicated Technical Officers, Umpires and parent Judges. You all give so much of you time and talent to be part of this event and its continued successes.
Special thanks to our JPH Directors, Lurah Hess – Technical Director, Dean Wenrich – Director of Umpiring and Kim Scott – AltiusRT Director who contribute countless hours of dedication behind the scenes to help make JPOL the event it has become to date.
Recognition must also be given to the College and University coaches who took the time to be present. We hope that you were pleased with the level of competition and the organization of the event. Those in attendance that we were aware of represented the following establishments:
DePauw University, Fairfield University, Lafayette College, Lehigh University, Monmouth University, Old Dominion University, Pace University, Princeton University, Rowan University, Rider University, Rutgers University, Saint Francis University, St. Joseph’s University, Slippery Rock University, Stockton University, University of Delaware, University of Pennsylvania, Villanova University and others whom we may have missed.
Much appreciation to the Universities and private institutions that grant us access to their facilities year after year. We hope to continue developing great relationships with them. Thank You!
Special recognition to World Camp USA & Sport EuroTour - our Title Sponsor, Dita USA - the Official Ball Supplier and Harrow - the Official Awards Sponsor. Thank you for your continued support and believing in this event!
We would now like to recognize and congratulate the 2016 Champions and Special Award recipients from each of the participating Regions for an outstanding performance.
Harrow’s Most Valuable Player
AUDREY ROSS, UPRISE FHC
Harrow’s Top Goal Scorer
DREW TAYLOR, XCALIBUR FHC
R5 – XCALIBUR FHC
R6 – SOUTH JERSEY EDGE FHC R7 – TNT FH
R8 – TCOYO FH
R9/10 – WINDY CITY FH
Harrow’s Most Valuable Players
R5 – SOPHIA GLADIUEX, XCALIBUR FHC R6 – AVERY POWELL, SOUTH JERSEY EDGE R7 – ABIGAIL CARPENTER, FREEDOM HKY R7 – EMILY ECKEL, SPARK
R7 – MACKENZIE MCKILLOP, TNT
R8 – BROOKE GASSER, TCOYO FH R9/10 – ABBY RENAUD, WINDY CITY FHC
Harrow’s Top Goal Scorers
R5 – KARA McCLURE, XCALIBUR FHC R6 - AVERY POWELL, SOUTH JERSEY EDGE R6 – KYLE KIRBY, FC UNITED
R7 – ANNA SMARRELLI, FREEDOM HKY R8 – EVIE HANSON, SAINTS FHC R9/10 - EMILY CHRISTIAN, IFHCK
R5 – XCALIBUR FHC R6 – PRINCETON HC R7 – FREEDOM HKY R8 – TCOYO FH R9/10 – PINNACLE FH
Harrow’s Most Valuable Players
R5 – MACKENZIE ALLESIE, ALLEY CATS R6 – JULIANNA TORNETTA, PRINCETON HC R7 – KYLER GREENWALT, FREEDOM HKY R8 – SYDNEY KEATING, RAMPAGE FHC R9/10 – ABBEY HUTTON, PINNACLE FHC
Harrow’s Top Goal Scorers
R5 – CASSIE HUNTER, XCALIBUR FHC R6 - SAMMY POPPER, PRINCETON FHC R7 – ERIN SHANAHAN, THE GAELS FHC R8 – RILEY FULMER, TCOYO FH
R9/10 – MATTIE TABOR, STEALTH R9/10 - JULLIAN SHIVE, FH LIFE
R9/10 - LIESE WAREHAM, MILWAUKEE FHC
On behalf of Junior Premier Hockey and its Directors, Rachael Bloemker and Nigel Traverso, we say many thanks to you all for your hard work, commitment, support and cooperation in making this Junior Premier Hockey event a continued success. We wish you all much success the rest of the year and look forward to seeing you in 2017.
If your Region is not represented and your Club would like to be part of Junior Premier Hockey structure, please contact us at your earliest.
Coming soon – JPOL National Championship Bringing together the Champions from all the JPOL Regions!
For all results and final ranking, please log on to our web site at www.juniorpremierhockey.com Congratulations to the 2016 JPOL Champions!
Posted on June 28, 2016
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
"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: