Archive for August, 2015

The Maestro Retires – Amr Shabana one of the Greatest

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Harrow Players Strike Gold at The Central Junior Open in Bridge of Allan

Orla with her Harrow Camo Racket

Orla with her Harrow Camo Racket

Last weekend saw the Scottish Junior tour get off to a flying start at the Central Junior Open and Harrow sponsored juniors Orla Young and Fraser McCann were there to pick up the top prizes in their divisions.

Orla won Division 4 and Fraser completed the Newlands double by winning Division 2.

Peter O’Hara, the delighted coach, reported that Fraser didn’t drop and game and Orla beat all the boys in their respective divisions. He was very impressed with their performances and so the training is obviously going well!

Fraser with his Harrow Vapor racket

Fraser with his Harrow Vapor racket

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Whitecraigs LT&SC Tournament Photos 22nd August 2015

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Whitecraigs LT&SC Tournament Results – 22nd August 2015

Harrow’s Orla Young wins the 2015 West Junior Player of the Year

Orla - 2015 West Junior of the Year

Orla – 2015 West Junior of the Year

Orla Young from Newlands won the 2015 West Junior of the Year in June for her achievements in the 2014/15 season.

Orla, pictured with her winning salver, along with her trophy for winning the West Closed U13s (and her Harrow Stealth Camo racket) played for Newlands’ Ladies and mens/open teams and won over 30 matches!!


What a great achievement Orla – well played and Harrow is proud to sponsor you.



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Dougie Kempsell wins the Shepparton International PSA $5K Tournament in Melbourne

sheppe23Dougie Kempsell wins the P.S.A. $5K Shepparton International Tournament in Melbourne this weekend with a stunning run of form and determination to clinch the top prize.

He was seeded No.5 and so had to beat the No.4 and No.2 seeds on the way to the final. The first of  these matches was an hour and a half marathon against Tayyab Aslam the No.2 seed from Pakistan (and World No.84) which Dougie won 11-5 in the 5th.

And if that was a marathon then the very next day was a triathlon as Dougie beat the home player and No.4 seed Josua Larkin in a match lasting 2 and a half hours! And it went all the way to 13-11 in the last game – what an effort!

So to The Final and it’s amazing that Dougie had anything left after those last two matches, but he did and won the final 3-0 against Josh Masters from England in just 34 minutes.

Fantastic win Doug and many congratulations.

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Greg Lobban Runner Up at the $15K P.S.A. Victorian Open (Melbourne) 29th July-2nd Aug 2015

20150803_Greg-Lobban-SquashGreg Lobban was runner up to Ryan Cuskelly in the Victorian Open, PSA $15K title against in a dramatic final.

Ryan (No.1 seed and World Ranked No.35) swept past Mahesh Mangaonkar in the semi-final while Greg (No.4 seed and world Ranked 50) had a massive 5 game encounter to triumph against Steven Finitsis in his semi-final.

So in the final the first game was a tense affair with Cuskelly narrowly edging it on a tie-break. Game number two was even closer as both players traded a number of highly-charged blows with Cuskelly just edging it 13-11.

The third game again saw both players put each other through their paces, but Cuskelly eventually managed sneak home taking the match 11-9 and claiming his 13th PSA World Tour title in the process.

“It was a tough match,” said Cuskelly. “It was pretty physical and it was quite bouncy out there and, with the higher tin, difficult to really finish the ball. Greg was hitting the ball quite hard and trying to keep the ball really hot and I was trying to hit more winners so it was a real contrast of styles. I’ve just got a few minor things to change for next week and to step up for the $25k Australian Open.

Result – Final: Victorian Open 2015
[1] Ryan Cuskelly (AUS) bt [4] Greg Lobban (SCO) 3-0: 12-10, 13-11, 11-9 (65m)

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