ATHLETE NEWS – JULY 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.