of Squash Player magazine released
Serme is the cover star of 2020 Issue 3 - her expression summing up the
joy and relief at the return of the PSA World Tour after an
unprecedented six-month hiatus.
Professional squash may have made a cautious comeback, but the sport
remains in peril. In this issue, we launch an investigation into the
'State of the Game', asking probing questions to stakeholders at all
levels. What we found is far from encouraging.
Elsewhere in the magazine, we have exclusive interviews with both of
October's world No.1s, Mohamed ElShorbagy and Nouran Gohar.
Manchester Open champion ElShorbagy reveals the previously unknown role
that the great Jansher Khan has played in his success. We also speak to
the legendary Pakistani himself, who recounts the moment he won a
record-breaking seventh world title 25 years ago, overtaking the
previous landmark set by his deadly rival and namesake Jahangir.
Gohar, who rose to the top of the rankings without hitting a ball during
lockdown due to the retirement of compatriot Raneem El Welily, tells us
of her "mixed feelings" at becoming world No.1 in such surreal
Richard Eaton chats to John Nimick, promoter of the world-famous
Tournament of Champions in New York, and asks, is he the most important
man in squash?
Our cover star Serme joins our team of writers. The Frenchwoman recounts
her frustrations at being unable to play during lockdown in Paris. She
is joined by fellow columnists Alex Wan, James Zug and 'The Podfather'
Our 'Gear' section features a special on strings. We tell you everything
you need to know about choosing the right strings and tension for your
game, review the best strings on the market and speak to the world's
pre-eminent racket stringer Nick Down. Kiwi star Paul Coll also allows
us a peek inside his bag and we road-test an innovative new ball
Our regular 'Workshop' section features an interview with Hesham El
Attar, coach to many of Egypt's top players, plus tips from our team of
experts: Jesse Englebrecht, Ronny Vlassaks, Andrew Cross and Phillip