Badminton, a great s...

Badminton, a great spectator sport Badminton is certainly one of the more fun spectator sports among the racquet sports. It is quite thrilling and draws the crowds in more ways than one. First and foremost it is a sport which involves quick reflexes and incredible gameplay whilst the technique is also of the highest order. Although Far Eastern countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia and China are predominantly the areas where the best players in badminton hail from, there are quite a few players coming from Europe and the United States who are making their mark. All England – one of the most exciting tournaments There are quite a few...

Great squash players

As squash develops into a true world sport there are a number of players who have reached the highest echelons of their profession. None is perhaps better known than Nick Matthew who tops the PSA rankings at present. Matthew has had quite a prolific career since he turned professional in 1998 where he has amassed a considerable list of achievements. He was the first winner of the British Open for almost 70 years and also won the PSA World Championship for the first time in 2010, the first British player to achieve this milestone breakthrough for 35 years. He has been the undisputed number 1 in the PSA rankings since June 2010 and also...

Tips on how to impro...

Squash is definitely not a game for the faint hearted so you really must improve your fitness levels and overall physical condition if you want to excel at the sport. Squash is a ball game so the first thing you need to do if you are going to play a proper game is to watch the ball at all times. However it is also important to keep an eye on what your opponent is doing since this will enable you to anticipate his or her moves and enable you to think ahead. Apparently the secret for this is to stay close to your opponent and not let them out of your sight as that way you can easily anticipate what they are going to do next. Squash is also a...

International World ...

The Women’s World Open Squash Championship is probably one of the most important tournaments in the sport and has grown in importance by quite a large margin over the years. The 2010 finals of the championship were held in the Egyptian resort city of Sharm El Sheikh. The Malaysian player Nicol David was the title holder coming into the tournament and was thus the hot favourite to retain her title and to pack five championships under her belt. As expected David did not have much trouble since she cruised through the earlier rounds, reaching the final without even dropping a single game. Her opponent in the final was the Egyptian Omneya...

Watching squash

Like most sports out there, squash can be a fun spectator sport. Again, like most sports out there, it is much more interesting to watch if you understand the game – and if you have a stake in it. That stake could be everything from admiring a certain player to having bet some money on the outcome of the game. Usually, the two go hand in hand. Like all other games, squash needs considerable knowledge of the game as well as of the players if you intend on betting and making good winnings on a regular basis. It would be useful to keep abreast of developments so visiting some of the major squash tournament sites would be a good place to...

Soho Square Women’...

In September 2010, the Women’s World Open Squash Championship was held in Soho Square in the Egyptian city of Sharm el-Sheikh. Having won the championship the previous year, Malaysia’s Nicol David returned focussed and ready to defend her title. Nicol David Wins Fifth World Title David cruised through her early rounds and reached the final without dropping a single game. There she met Egyptian Omneya Abdel Kawy who was hoping the home crowd would spur her on to challenge the defending champion. David, however, was in top form and when Kawy went ahead in the second game she responded, winning the match 11-5, 11-8, 11-6 in just over 30...
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