Monday, December 19, 2011

Tania Bailey Wins Second and Sustains Injury at Manor Open


Tania Bailey (third from left) after winning second place at the 2011 BSBA Boston Open


English squash player Tania Bailey had to concede during the fifth and final match against Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) at the 2011 Manor Open due to an unknown injury she sustained during the fourth.

After surpassing Belen Etchechoury (ARG), Nada Elkalaawy (EGY), and Birgit Coufal (AUT), Bailey found herself facing the eighty-third ranked Perry who won two matches pushing the game into a fifth. But something was noticeably different about Bailey who arduously chose to cut the match short, which meant taking home second-place.

Bailey is no stranger to injury having torn a hole in her knee last year during the 2011 Women's World Team Championship in Palmerston, North New Zealand. The ensuing surgery forced her to spend the majority of the year in recovery. Yet she managed to make a triumphant return in September at the Carol Weymuller Open where she won first place and her sixth WISPA world title.

No news on the severity of her injury or how it will affect her early appearances on the 2012 WISPA World Tour schedule. Harrow Sports wishes her a speedy recovery.


Manor Open 2011
1st Round: vs. Belen Etchechoury (ARG) 11/4, 11/7, 11/2
Quarter-Finals: vs. Nada Elkalaawy (EGY) 11/5, 11/2, 11/4
Semi-Finals: vs. Birgit Coufal (AUT) 11/4, 8/11, 11/4, 11/1
Final: vs. Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) 8/11, 11/8, 8/11, 12/10, 8/5 ret.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Brown Rises to #5 and Weleily to #7 in WISPA World Rankings

Brown (Right) v. Duncalf, Photo credit: worldsquash.org


Last month was an exciting time for Harrow’s women squash players as a few managed to take home hard-earned titles, and many succeeded in raising their Women’s International Squash Player’s Association World rankings.

Raneem El Weliely (EGY) continued to prove herself as runner-up to Nicol David (MAS)at the Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Open, where Kasey Brown managed to reach round two in the tournament, and number five on WISPA’s world rankings. 

England’s Tania Bailey won her sixth WISPA title and first tournament since 2009 at the Coronation London Open last week after breezing through Farah Abdel Mequid (EGY), Tesni Evans (WAL), Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG), and Cigany Sillevis (NED).



Tania Bailey, Photo credit: squashsite.co.uk
1st round: Tania Bailey (ENG) v. Cigany Sillevis (NED) 11-3, 11-3, 11,-3
Quarter-Finals: v. Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) 11-9, 11-9, 11-6
Semi-finals: V. Tesni Evans (WAL) 11-5, 11-5, 11-5
Final: v. Farah Abdel Mequid (EGY) 9-11, 13-11, 11-8, 11-2

Korea’s Ahn Eun Chan, also took home her second trophy this year by winning the Women’s Indian Summer Tournament in St. Paul  a mere sixth months after capturing  the biggest WISPA World Squash Tour title ever won by a Korean at the Women’s Black Knight Open in Perth, Australia.



Ahn Chan (R) Photo credit: squashsite.co.uk
1st Round: Maria Fernanda Rivera (MEX) 11-4, 11-23, 11-3
Quarter-finals: Celia Allamargot (FRA) 7-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-6
Semi-Finals: Alex Clark (SCO) 7-11, 12-10, 11-4, 10-12, 14-2
Final: Zephanie Curgenven (ENG( 11-12, 11-8, 11-6, 10-12, 11-6


As for the rest of Harrow’s players, they succeeded in substantially raising their position on the squash charts. See below for honorable mentions.



Updated WISPA World Rankings
Nov
Dec
+
Kasey Brown
AUS
6
5
1
Raneem El Weleily
EGY
8
7
1
Samantha Terán
MEX
17
13
4
Gaby Huber
SUI
32
30
2
Victoria Lust
ENG
31
30
1
Coline Aumard
FRA
71
56
15
Alexandra Norman
CAN
64
63
1
Samantha Cornett
CAN
46
44
2
Olga Ertlova
CZE
49
48
1
Ahn Eun Chan
KOR
63
53
10
Megan Craig
NZL
123
84
39

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Harrow Sports Welcomes Chris Fuller


Harrow Sports is proud to announce that it has recently signed two-time British Junior Champion Chris Fuller as its newest sponsored squash player.

The 20-year-old athlete, who hails from Nottingham, UK has been a dedicated squash player since the age of 12 and quickly rose through the ranks to eventually join the Professional Squash Association’s world tour in November of 2009.

But Fuller’s ascent was not without a few setbacks. In 2005 and 2006 he sustained two injuries that kept him on the side lines for a short-time. Yet he managed to recover and win the British Junior Open under 17 category in 2006, and the British Junior Open under 19 category in 2009.

Thus far, his career highlights include being a 2 time European Junior Team Gold Medalist, Sao Paulo Open 2010 Semi Finalist, and Progetto Open 2010 Finalist.  

Harrow Sports looks forward to supporting Fuller's promising career. 




Wednesday, November 23, 2011

National Field Hockey Festival Starts Up


If you’d rather watch sports than fight crowds on Black Friday, keep your eyes on the National Field Hockey Festival taking place November 25-28 at the Reach 11 Sports Complex in Phoenix, AZ.

The annual USA Field Hockey event is expected to attract more than 230 club teams, 3,500 amateur athletes from the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Caribbean and 4,000 visitors. Also in attendance of the four-day showcase will be Olympic athletes, college recruiters, and Harrow Sports supplying the official event merchandise.

Next year, expect to catch all the action in Palm Beach, FL because USA Field Hockey recently announced it is moving the world’s largest amateur field hockey event to Wellington County November 2012.


Get in Shape for Hockey Season

Untitled Document
 By: Sam Chapman
Hockey season is officially underway leaving little time for workouts between practices, games, and being on the road. So whatever workout an athlete manages to squeeze in must maximize time and productivity. That means, trading in endless sessions of pumping iron and aerobics for efficient workouts done twice a week.

These workouts should incorporate multi-joint strength movements combined with interval conditioning like strong man (aka strength athlete) maneuvers that work the entire body done medley style. Medley style, or circuit style, is when several targeted exercises are done one after the other with little rest time in between to build endurance.

Heavy leg training isn't always necessary because hockey players suffer the most losses in the areas of the upper body pushing and pulling strength while the legs manage to maintain their power. Therefore, the legs should only receive minor attention.

Another thing to keep in mind is that when training during the season, the eccentric or lowering portion of a lift can cause increased soreness. So as a preventative measure, consider replacing eccentric motions with partial lifts and sled training.

Finally, make sure to supplement main lifts with injury prevention work to protect vulnerable areas like shoulders, rotator cuffs, the lower back, groin, and forearms.

THE PROGRAM: COMPLETE TWICE A WEEK



POWER

Medicine Ball Rotational Throw
2 x 4 each side
Standing Broad Jump
2 x 6
Explosive Push-up
2 x 6
Medicine Ball Slam
2 x 6
Take a stance parallel to the wall and explosively throw the medicine ball against it from waist-level. Stand with your legs hip-width apart and dip explosively into a quarter squat (knees at a 20 to 30 degree angle) Standard clapping push-up Raise a heavy medicine ball over your head, throw it explosively against the floor, and catch it on the rebound



STRENGTH


COMPLEX A

Dumbbell Clean and Press
2x5
Single Leg Romanian Dead Lift-Bent Row
2 x 5
Hang a heavy set of dumbbells at arm's length. Dip slightly, jump up, and shrug explosively Take a single dumbbell, and on one leg, keeping the back neutral and the chest and head arched, hinge at the hips, bending the knees slightly to lower the dumbbell to mid-calf. Then perform a bent-over row with your knees slightly bent, hinging at the waist, and pulling the dumbbell up to your chest.




COMPLEX B
Single Leg Dead Lift
2 x 5 each side
Wide Grip Towel Pull-ups
2 x 5-10
Using one dumbbell, squat down as if picking up a box with your head down, back arched, and extending one dumbbell in front of you, then lift up. Complete a regular pull-up with your arms extended further than chest-width, gripping a towel draped over the bar.




COMPLEX C
Dumbbell Incline Bench Press
2x5
Lateral Shoulder Raise
3 x12
Rotator Cuff Raise
3 x 12
Traditional bench press, but with the bench at a 45 degree angle to work the shoulders Keep the elbows at a 90 degree angle and raise them laterally to try and touch the shoulder to the ear With the dumbbell at your side, raise it to eye level, and rotate it perpendicular to the body.




ASSISTANCE CIRCUIT
Angle Lunge
3 x 8
Adduction and Abduction
3 x 10
Glut-Ham Raises
3 x 10
Simple dumbbell lunge out to a 45 degree angle and back Loop a resistance band around the ankle of one foot, stand perpendicular to an anchor point, and then pull and push against the band with that ankle. Kneel on the floor and then lower and raise your body using the muscles in the gluts and hamstrings.

CORE COMPLEX

Hanging Leg Raise
3 x 10
Turkish Get-Up
2 x 5
Hang from a bar with your knees locked, and then raise your legs to a 90 degree angle with as little momentum as possible. Using one hand raise a dumbbell over your head while lying on the ground, do a sit up using your free hand, rise to a lunge, then stand up. Return to first position in reverse.

CONDITIONING MEDLEY
complete these exercises in succession, 3-5 rounds
Sled Push-Backpedal Tire Flips
(set of 6)
Farmer's Carry
Push a weighted sled for a set distance, then drag the sled in reverse while running Squat in a dead lift position, pull the tire up to waist height, then flip it over using the hands and knee of one leg to explosively push it forward Grab a set of heavy dumbbells and walk a set distance, and come back.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Squash Open 2011 Wrap Up



Raneem El Weleily and Nicol David


The 2011 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Squash Open wrapped up yesterday at the Hong Kong Squash Center in China with exciting results for some of Harrow’s players.

Eighth-ranked Raneem El Weleily (EGY) managed to overtake Sina Wall (GER), Madeline Perry (IRL), Joey Chan (HKG), and Low Wee Wern (MAS) to reunite with her frequent rival, Nicol David  (MAL) in the finals where she fought her way up to second place. 

“I played a good tournament, she told Squash Stars it’s been a great weekend [and] I’m happy to be the runner up.”

What also makes the 22-year-old athlete happy is finally getting a break from the court—at least for a little while. “Now, I’m off for a while, a long long while,” she said. “I don’t want to see a squash racket, a squash court, a ball, anyone. I just want to have fun…and by the beginning of the year…we have two tournaments coming up in the US [so I’ll be] getting ready for those."

Kasey Brown



Raneem El Weleily:
Round One: Sina Wall (GER) 11/6, 11/4, 11/7
Round Two:Madeline Perry  (IRL) 11/7, 11/7, 11/8
Quarters: Joey Chan (HKG) 11/7, 11/3, 7/11, 9/11, 11/8
Semis: Low Wee Wern (MAS) 11/6, 9/11, 11/3, 11/9
Final: Nicol David (MAL): 11/5, 11/4, 11/9

Kasey Brown:
Round One: Melody Francis (AUS) 11/5, 11/6, 11/7
Round Two: Joey Chan (HKG)  11/8, 11/5, 11/8 

Monday, November 7, 2011

World Open Squash 2011 Wrap Up


Duncalf, David, Teran,  Grinham
The 2011 World Squash Open ended at the Luxor Theatre in Rotterdam, the Netherland’s City of Sports yesterday with Malaysia’s Nicol David and England’s Nick Matthew taking top honors on the awards podium—but before they got there, they had to put up quite a fight against a few of Harrow’s own.

It all began during round one where Raneem El Weleily (EGY) and Kasey Brown (AUS) both swiftly won their respective matches to meet each other in round two. But despite El Weleily’s well-known ability to play the angles of the court to her advantage, it was Brown who remained victorious 4/11, 11/7, 11/3, 6/11, 11/8. 

El Weleily and Brown, Round
But, unfortunately for Brown, the quarter-finals was where her journey ended, which was a few steps further than that of Omneya Abdel Kawyu (EGY) who fell in round one to Egypt’s Kanzy El Dafrawy. But David admits going against Brown was not easy.

“The score doesn’t reflect how hard it was out there,” said David on the World Open Squash official website. “It was maybe 3-0, but it felt more like 5 or 6 games actually. Kasey had a very hard game yesterday, but still, she is such a strong player. She has stepped up her game so much, if you lower your guard ever so slightly, she gets on it.”




Teran and Grinham, Round 2
Meanwhile, Samantha Terán (MEX) was busy moving through the ranks past Tesni Evans (WAL)—11/5, 11/3, 11/7; Rachael Grinham (AUS) –4/11, 11/2, 11/3, 12/10; and Dipika Pallikal (IND)—11/6, 11/8/ 11/9 to meet Jenny Duncalf (ENG) in the semi-finals. Duncalf managed to score 11/9, 11/4, 11/7, which put her in front of David who ended up taking home her sixth World Open Squash Title.

As for the men, Chris Ryder (ENG) might have lost to Olli Touminen (FIN) in round one—8/11, 11/4, 11/4, 11/4—but he didn’t lose his sense of humor.
“Off for my ‘loser burger’. Maybe a shandy too. Every cloud [has a silver lining]…” he posted on his Twitter page shortly after the match.

Overall, Harrow’s-sponsored players put on a good show and will continue to do so as both the WISPA and PSA world tours move forward


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Big Dog Lacrosse, Graveyard 7x7 Tournament to be held this weekend

Attention Lacrosse fans: If you live in Ohio, or will be in the area this weekend, then make sure you check out Big Dog Lacrosse’s 2011 Graveyard 7x7 Tournament November 5-6 at Diamond Community Park in Canton.


This free, two-day event will showcase 16 youth Lacrosse teams, grades 5-6 and 7-8, from across the country as they compete for top honors in their respective divisions.


Harrow Sports is proud to be the official sponsor of Big Dog Lacrosse.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Samantha Terán Continues Winning Streak


Photo: MexSport
Samantha Terán (MEX) beats Rachel Grinham (AUS) 4/11, 11/2, 11/3, 12/10 at the World Squash Open in Rotterdam, Netherlands to advance to the quarter finals just days after her unpredictable victory at the XVI Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico.

 Last week, the well-seasoned 30-year-old player defeated new-comer Samantha Cornett (CAN) 11/6, 11/4, 11/6 to win her first gold medal in women’s singles and quickly won a second against Columbia in Women’s Doubles with Nayelly Hernandez (MEX) at her side. See if the top-ranked Mexican woman of all-time continues her hot streak, Nov 4.

Congratulations to the USA Field hockey team

Article from ESPN.com. Read the original article here

The victory automatically qualifies the U.S. for the London Games, and leaves Argentina scrambling next year to win a spot in pre-Olympic qualifying.


"Right now this team is in pain," said Luciana Aymar, considered to be the best player in the world. "The United States is not at our level, but they have improved a lot. These things happen to all teams."
Argentina has won the world title twice, including last year, while Aymar is a seven-time recipient of the game's world player of the year award. Las Leonas, as the team is known in Spanish, had never lost a game in Pan American play since the sport was included in 1987. The U.S. is ranked 13th.
After the win, the American women stood with their arms on each other's shoulders on the medal podium, and then raised joined hands to the sky when the United States was announced as the winner.
Aymar, meanwhile, wiped away tears, put her hand to her forehead and then stared at the ground. Eventually, she crossed her arms across her chest, the posture assumed by almost the entire team. A few stood with hands on hips, openly disgusted.
The Americans shocked Argentina with two early goals. Paige Selenski scored in the 12th minute and Shannon Taylor added another in the 15th. Maria Barrionuevo scored on a penalty corner in the 18th for Argentina, but O'Donnell made it 3-1.
Barrionuevo scored her second on a penalty in the 42nd before Michelle Vittese secured the win with a goal in the 66th.
"In our minds we never had the lead, it was always 0-0," U.S. captain Lauren Crandall said. "We were always fighting, always working. Argentina is capable of scoring three goals in a minute. We stayed focused to the end -- well let's say the last 5 seconds."
Crandall has been to London before, and she said her parents -- Amy and Tim Crandall of Doylestown, Penn. -- were already looking to book a hotel room just seconds after the match ended.
"I can guarantee you my mom is doing it right now," she said. "They are probably blowing up my phone right now."
The United States finished eighth at the 2008 Olympics, but Australian-born coach Lee Bodimeade figures this bunch could contend.
"Our goal is a medal in London," he said. "Now that we've beaten the world's No. 1 team, well, by definition we've got a chance."
The Americans play the South Americans several times a year, and in February the United States lost to Argentina 3-2 in the Four Nations tournament in Mendoza, Argentina.
"We play Argentina so often," Bodimeade said, "and we've been beaten often enough by them to know what works and what doesn't."

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Harrow Syncro Hybrid Hockey Glove review




We gave player / coach Sean Bucher a pair of Syncro Hybrids and told him to put them through their paces. Check out his review below...

Like all hockey players I am extremely particular to the gear I use. The specifications have to be dead on for me to perform within the comforts of my game.

That being said, my experience with player equipment has been a lesson in trying to find a good mix of comfort and protection. I have used gear from numerous manufacturers when playing out (wing, defense) and coaching. I found myself sampling these different equipment manufacturers, particularly with gloves. I tried Eagle, Easton, Bauer, Reebok and Mission, but not one felt as comfortable as the Harrow Syncro-Hybrid.

Hands are everything in hockey, if the wrists can rotate properly and get the right amount of flex, it makes a world of difference when passing and shooting.

With all of that in mind, the Syncro-Hybrid is a great glove for the player looking for added flexibility without sacrificing protection. The glove blends traditional hockey protection with lacrosse style flexibility that other manufacturers have yet to spot.

The glove plays “game-ready” and gave me no issues with break-in time or discomfort on the ice. The first time I used the glove was for five hours of pre-season coaching. As the day progressed, the glove did not feel heavier or become water logged.

The lining of the glove aired out quickly in-between ice-makes and was not a hassle. It also allowed for a snug fit that was extremely comfortable to wear.

The leather in the palm is reinforced and mesh lined, allowing for both longevity and comfort. The leather did not (crust-up) like some gloves, creating rotten holes within the palm which make the hand susceptible to blisters or burns.

Despite the gloves higher wrist, the flex in the cuff allowed for ample wrist rotation while shooting.

I highly recommend this glove for a few different styles of player. This glove is a great choice for someone who prefers greater wrist coverage without sacrificing flex. If you like the old Gretzky style glove with high cuffs, then you’ll be impressed.

I would also recommend the glove to someone whom is transitioning from lacrosse to hockey and likes the flex and mobility of a lacrosse glove.

Overall, if you are tired of dealing with the same old stiff and uncomfortable options by the unimaginative brains that continue to release the same glove with a new graphic every year, then give the Syncro-Hybrid a try. It is easily the most comfortable and protective glove on the market today.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Kasey Brown Takes Down Top Seed Nicol David

The 2011 U.S. World Open [1] is off to an electrifying start as Kasey Brown(AUS) finally took down her frequent opponent, and World Number 1 champion Nicol David yesterday at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. Despite losing all 9 previous matches against the Malaysian five-time World Champion, the 26-year-old Harrow-sponsored player [6] earned the biggest win of her career after four quick games where she scored 11/9, 6/11, 11/9 and 11/4. Watch her keep up
the pace on PSA Squash TV.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Raneem El Weleily Wins Carol Weymuller Open


Harrow Sports would like to congratulate Raneem El Weleily (EGY) on her substantial win at the Gold 45 Carol Weymuller Open in Brooklyn, New York. Not only did Weleily, who is one of Harrow’s sponsored squash players, finally overtake England’s Jennifer Duncalf to win the overall event— including the biggest prize of her career, but she also scored the highest ranking of her professional career, shooting from number 12 to seven [3] on the Women’s International Squash Player’s (WISPA) official world rankings.

Duncalf, who is Great Britain’s top female squash player and last year’s Carol Weymuller Open champion, was favored to win once again—that is, until Weleily arrived ready to take the lead.

Harrow racquet in hand, she went full-strength and managed to win all three games against the world number 2, at 11/7, 15/13 and 11/4.

Weleily is currently competing in the 2011 U.S. World Open from Oct. 2-3 in Philadelphia.

Friday, July 29, 2011

National Club Championship video



Harrow was the official sponsor of this amazing event which is now a prominent event on the USA field hockey calendar. If you weren't there then you missed the heat but you also missed some awesome skill and 3 days of field hockey. Really trendy tanks, pullovers and shorts with the NCC 2011 logo on were also sold at the tournament. If you missed out on your official merchandise then you can still order some at harrowsports.com

Check out the NCC highlight video  here.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

U.S. To Face New Zealand in Quarterfinals



The United States defeated Wales and Australia by identical 3-0 scores
to remain unbeaten in pool play at the 2011 Women's World Junior
Squash Championships in Boston MA. With the victories, the U.S. now
moves on to the quarterfinals where they will face New Zealand today.

The U.S. lived up to their #2 overall seeding as they had no trouble
against their fellow Pool B opponents. Olivia Blatchford
continued to impress as she took no time in beating Hannah Davis,
11-3, 11-4, 11-4, while Haley Mendez needed just 16 minutes to beat
Jennifer Haley, 11-4, 11-7, 11-1.

In the night session, the U.S. did not skip a beat in sweeping
Australia. Blatchford struggled a bit against Bethany
Btazier in the first two games, before proving her dominance in game
three, winning 11-8, 11-8, 11-3.

Results:

[2] USA bt [10] WALES 3/0
Haley Mendez bt Jennifer Haley 11-4, 11-7, 11-1 (16m)
Olivia Blatchford bt Hannah Davies 11-3, 11-4, 11-4 (23m)

[2] USA bt [7] AUSTRALIA 3/0
Olivia Blatchford bt Bethany Brazier 11-8, 11-8, 11-2 (23m)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Third Time is the Charm for El Tayeb




U.S. Seeded to Meet Egypt in Team Finals as Pool Play Begins Today


Nour El Tayeb (r) defeated former champion Nour El Sherbini, 11-5, 3-11, 11-7, 11-8, to win the Women's World Junior Individual Squash Championship in Boston, MA. Tayeb, who had also reached the final the previous two years, losing to El Sherbinin in 2009, wasn't about to let her final crack the the world title get away, winning the final two games after El Sherbini had leveled the match at 1 all.

As in their previous meeting in the 2009 final, the first game went well for El Tayeb, who took an early lead of 4-1, extending it to 9-3 before closing out the game. But, again as it had in 2009, the second game went away from the top seed as 3/4 seed El Sherbini, still aged only 15, built up a 9-3 lead before taking the game to draw level. It was nip and tuck throughout the third and fourth games until two winners in a row brought El Tayeb her first match-ball at 10-7. A daring, but unsuccessful, long drop temporarily reduced the gap for El Sherbini, but when the underdog's boast later then clipped the tin, El Tayeb was finally able to celebrate her status as World Champion.

Final:
[1] Nour El Tayeb (EGY) bt [3/4] Nour El Sherbini (EGY) 11-5, 3-11, 11-7, 11-8 (42m)


U.S. Seeded #2 as Pool Play Gets Underway

Team pool play begins today with the U.S. seeded to meet Egypt in the finals. The U.S. team will look to improve on their fourth place finish at the 2009 World Championships in Chennai, India.

Monday, July 25, 2011

All Egyptian final in the WWJ championships...




The final will mark the second all-Egyptian world junior squash final in eight days after Marwan El Shorbagy took on Mohamed Abouelghar at the Junior Men's final in Belgium.

El Sherbini and El Tayeb have faced each other in tournament finals on three different occasions, with El Sherbini coming out on top twice, including the 2009 World Junior Championship singles final in Chennai, India.

The U.S. now sets their sights on the team competition, which will begin with pool play on Tuesday morning. Seeded # 2 overall, they will take on Guyana at 11:00 AM, followed by matches against Wales and Australia on Wednesday. Based on their pool play results, the U.S. would then advance to the knockout portion of the competition that begins Thursday and will conclude with the team finals on Saturday. Competing in the team event for the U.S. are Olivia Blatchford, and Hayley Mendez.

Results:

[1] Nour El Tayeb (EGY) bt [5/8] Emily Whitlock (ENG) 11-8, 11-3, 11-5 (25m)


To see all the results from the 2011 Women's World Junior Squash Championships, along with the upcoming Pool Play schedule, please click here.

Friday, July 22, 2011

WWJ championships - Friday 22nd...



more great games slated for today in the WWJ championships...

14.45 [5/8] Kanzy El-Dafrawy (Egy) v Mariam Metwally (Egy)

15.30 [3/4] Nour El Sherbini (Egy) v [9/16] Ho Ka Po (Hkg)
16.15 [5/8] Nouran El Torky (Egy) v [9/16] Tesni Evans (Wal)

17.00 [1] Nour El Tayeb (Egy) v [9/16] Anaka Alankamony (Ind)
17.45 [9/16] Salma Hany (Egy) v Haley Mendez (Usa)

18.30 [3/4] Olivia Blatchford (Usa) v [9/16] Melissa Alves (Fra)
19.15 [5/8] Emily Whitlock (Eng) v [9/16] Megan Craig (Nzl)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

WWJ championships, Boston, MA



tonights updates from the WWJ Squash Championships...


Main Draw.
Round 3:
Blatchford beat Lee (Hong Kong) 4, 12-10, 8
Mendez beat Saxby (Seeded 5-8) 8, 12-10, 9
Ubina lost to Megan Craig (Seeded 9-16) 6, 5, 1

Main Draw Plate
Round 2:
Chu lost to Choi (Hong Kong) 13-11, 8, (3), (7), (9)





Some updates from our guys out in Boston at the WWJ Squash Championships...

Main Draw:
Round 1
Olivia Blatchford (Number 3/4 seed): Bye
Haley Mendez: Bye
Maria Elena Ubina beat Stephan (France), 8,2, 12-10
Julianne Chu lost to Ragavendran (India) (6), 5, (10), 9, (6)

Main Draw:
Round 2
Blatchford beat Ragavendran (India) 1, 4, 3
Mendez beat Proana (Ecuador) 5, 1, 3
Ubina beat Landman (South Africa) 8, 4, 6
Fiechter lost to Alankamony (India) (8), (10-12), (4)

Main Draw Plate
Round 1
Fiechter: Bye
Chu beat Davies (Wales) 6, 1, 5

Main Draw Plate
Fiechter beat Temple-Murray (England) 8, 12-10, 4

Friday, July 15, 2011

Harrow presents the first official National Club Championship 2011

For so long American field hockey has been missing one thing…a club championship. All over the world club field hockey has had a competitive league resulting in a play off and the crowning of a club champion. The honor of winning a national tournament brings pride and status to the respective club.

Playing for a club team during the off -season or during field hockey season can only be beneficial to any player, more playing time as well as exposure to playing with stronger players at a higher level. In turn club teams strengthen the grass root levels of field hockey in the United States.

So the first annual National Club Championship will be held in Richmond, Virginia from 21, July 2011- 24, July 2011. Guess who the official sponsors of the event is? HARROW obviously. There will be a Harrow booth where you can get all your field hockey necessities. Harrow will be selling official event merchandise as well as showcasing the brand new stick line favored by Rachel Dawson in the recent Champions Challenge.

“Harrow has stood for performance since our inception," said Alli Tanner, Harrow Director of Field Hockey. "The National Club Championship provides an opportunity to showcase the best in amateur athletic performance and our goal is for field hockey players across America to aspire to be participants."

Tweet @harrowfh and let us know that you’ll be there.

Any questions regarding merchandise or stick orders please contact atanner@harrowsports.com or call 303-892-3472

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Harrow Sponsored Simon Fraser’s Craig, Genereux Named MCLA Scholar Athletes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

By William Howard, SFU Lacrosse Media Relations

Simon Fraser University Men’s Lacrosse



BURNABY, BC (July 12, 2011) – The Simon Fraser University men’s lacrosse team placed two players – freshman standout Calvin Craig (Coquitlam, BC / Gleneagle Secondary) and senior captain Luke Genereux (Port Coquitlam, BC / Terry Fox Secondary) - on the 2011 list of MCLA Scholar Athletes. Craig and Genereux are two of 45 players from MCLA Division I to receive this prestigious award given to players who were selected to their conference's First or Second All-Conference team, while maintaining a minimum overall cumulative GPA for the last completed semester/quarter of 3.20 or better. Twenty-seven institutions from the ninety-seven teams that compete in the MCLA Division I boasted Scholar Athletes in 2011, while Simon Fraser was one of only 10 schools with multiple recipients.



Craig, an attackman, recently concluded one of the greatest seasons in school history, leading the way for the Clan amassing 100 goals and 32 assists for 132 points in 17 games, topping the MCLA in goals-per-game (5.882) and finishing second in points-per-game (7.765). In only his freshman season, Craig became the first SFU player to score 100 goals in a season, also setting the single game records for both goals (15) and points (19). Craig was the only freshman on the MCLA All-America first or second team, in addition to being named PNCLL Freshman of the Year, PNCLL Offensive Player of the Year and to the PNCLL All-Conference First Team.

Genereux, a defenseman, was named an MCLA All-American for the second straight year after receiving honorable mention status last season. Genereux was also named a PNCLL First Team All-Conference selection for the third and final time in his collegiate career, after earning the same honor in both his freshman and junior year. In addition to his first MCLA Scholar Athlete Award, Genereux was also recently awarded standing on the Simon Fraser University President's Honour Roll. This award is for students who have completed at least 30 units at SFU, and have achieved a term GPA of 4.0 or above while taking at least 12 units of classes.



In seven seasons under current SFU Co-Head Coaches Jeff Cathrea and Brent Hoskins, their teams have now produced eleven (11) MCLA Scholar Athletes, with 2011 marking the seventh straight season that a lacrosse student-athlete from Simon Fraser has received an MCLA Scholar Athlete Award.



ABOUT SIMON FRASER MEN’S LACROSSE

Simon Fraser University men's lacrosse will compete in its seventeenth season in 2012 and competes in the Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA). The Clan have captured a record eight PNCLL Conference Titles (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2008 and 2009) and rank sixth all-time with ten MCLA National Championship tournament appearances, placing 2nd in 1999 and playing in the 2010 MCLA Semi-Finals after reaching the Quarterfinals in 2008 and 2009. The Clan proudly wear equipment and apparel by Harrow Sports and Cascade helmets.

CONTACT: Co-Head Coach, Brent Hoskins +1 (604) 836-7748, bhoskins@alumni.sfu.ca

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Rachel Dawson Joins Harrow Field Hockey



HARROW INKS RACHEL DAWSON AS THEIR FACE OF FIELD HOCKEY
USA field hockey player has signed with Harrow to become their first official
sponsored player.

Harrow field hockey is proud to announce the signing of their first official sponsored
player. Rachel Dawson, a University of North Carolina graduate and seven year
American national team player, has teamed up with the American field hockey brand to
promote, energize and grow the sport in this country.

Dawson, who already is a prominent face in American field hockey, epitomizes the
Harrow brand with passion, energy, determination and a love for the game.

"I am beyond ecstatic to become Harrow's first officially sponsored field hockey athlete.
The Harrow Brand is dynamic and innovative, and most importantly, dedicated to the
growth of field hockey at every age and level in America. As marketer, manufacturer,
and distributor of its own line of quality field hockey sticks and equipment, Harrow is, in
a word, All-American. I am excited to join forces with Harrow, and to represent a brand
that I believe will have an important role in driving the USA to international podium
status" said Dawson.

Harrow Sports, Inc. is a leading marketer, manufacturer, and distributor of sporting goods
and uniforms to the institutional and team sports market. Harrow’s lacrosse, field hockey,
ice hockey, and squash equipment lines, along with a comprehensive apparel, bag, and
footwear are sold internationally and throughout America.

Mark Hayden, CEO of Harrow said, "Signing Rachel Dawson demonstrates Harrow's
continued commitment to field hockey and women’s athletics. Rachel is one of the elite
athletes in the history of field hockey and continues to serve as an outstanding symbol
for the character, dedication, and performance that both Harrow and Rachel bring to the
game. She is an excellent ambassador for female athletes all over the world."

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If you’d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Rachel Dawson, please call or email Allison Tanner.

Contact: Allison Tanner
Tel: 303-892-3472
Email: atanner@harrowsports.com

Monday, June 6, 2011

Dominika Witkowska crowned 2011 Polish National Champion

Harrow Sponsored squash player Dominika Witkowska won the 2011 Polish National squash championship, racking up her fifth title. See below for some pictures of Dominika with her custom squash racquet, aptly named the 'passion'.

Congratulations Dominika!



Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Womens Lacrosse brand manager Katrina Dowd is featured in the May issue of Lacrosse Magazine in their article, 'A Decade of Clutch', honoring some of the most memorable plays on the NCAA stage.

You can check out the video of her incredible game tying goal at the 2009 NCAA semifinal on our youtube channel




Lacrosse Magazine article by Matt Forman -


Katrina Dowd earned two nicknames during her time at Northwestern - Trix, for her incredible stick skills, and Miss May, for her uncanny ability to play her best in the NCAA tournament. One highlight reel, game-tying goal embodies both of them.

When the Wildcats trailed Penn 12-11 in the first three minute overtime period of the 2009 semifinal, it looked like their run of four straight national titles would come to an end. But Dowd wouldn't let that happen. With seconds remaining, she picked up a loose ball and fired a no-look, falling down shot to the upper right corner.

"There were about 10 seconds to play, and on the draw control I was actually behind the line. Hannah (Nielsen) got it clean. I made a low cut, and I grabbed the loose ball, but I didn't know how much time I had left - it was probably around five seconds," said Dowd, now a volunteer assistant coach at the University of Denver and a brand manager at Harrow Sports.

"I took a far outside shot. It went right into the goalie's (Emily Szelest) stick, but the rebound popped out when Alex Frank got a piece of it. I made a dive at the ball, it fell into my stick and I put it on cage. Then I saw it in the back of the net, and I just knew that I got it off in time. After that, everyone kind of took a big deep breath. It was just kind of unbelievable."

Two minutes later, in sudden death, Frank buried the decisive goal.

Friday, April 22, 2011

2011 Canadian Squash Championships May 4-7th in Toronto, Ont


Harrow is proud to host the 2011 Canadian Squash Championships May 4-7th in Toronto, Ont. Click here for more info

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Harrow Syncro lacrosse glove rundown - by Chris Fox




The Syncro glove is the latest and most advanced release yet from an ever expanding glove line from Harrow Sports.

Harrows focus was on beefing up the glove from its popular Torrent model. The Syncro offers a high impact foam system, a super-light high density foam with plastic inserted into each pad-zone. A triple flex floating cuff maximizes wrist mobility by flexing with the movement of your wrist while constantly providing maximum protection.





The thumb is extremely flexible. Additional padding along the inside of the thumb, bordering the palm, has been added to protect the thumb against slashes as you follow through on shots and you expose the inside of your thumb to checks.

The Syncro features a two-layer palm - an inner mesh liner and soft calf skin palm. This duel-layer system reduces wear and tear while providing the comfort and sensation of the stick in your bare hand. No break-in-time necessary!

The inner-liner, decorate with the Harrow insignia, features sweat-wicking technology that keeps the hand bone dry. The same material keeps the hand cool during the spring and summer and warm during cold Fall Ball practices.



The Syncro is available in 12" and 13.5" inches. Stock colours are White/Black, White/Navy, and White/Red.

Setting Harrow apart from its competitors is that the Syncro Glove is fully and completely customizable. With over 9 colour zones, 3 logo zones (logo, number, name or team name), all the way down to the two colours of the "harrow" cuff logos stitching - You name it, you got it!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

World Squash Awards 2010

Thursday evening, January 20th marked the 5th annual World Squash Awards Dinner to honor the best and brightest stars of the squash world.

Harrow Sports extends huge congratulations to all the winners but especially to Harrow Squash players Damien Mudge, Kasey Brown, Greg Park, and Raneem El Weleily.

Damien Mudge:
ISDA 2010 Team of the Year


Ranked #1 for the 2010 season, Damien Mudge, and partner Viktor Berg, have a total of 17 tour victories in their three playing seasons together. Damien Mudge has occupied the top of the rankings for 12 seasons and has won 100 ISDA titles.


Kasey Brown:
WISPA 2010 Most Improved Player of the Year


2010 Commonwealth Games triple medal winner, Kasey Brown moved to a #7 world ranking last year.

Greg Park:
ISDA 2010 Rookie of the Year

Raneem El Weleily:
FINALIST WISPA 2010 Most Improved Player of the Year

Friday, January 21, 2011

Squash Canada announces three year deal with Harrow Sports

Harrow Sports is pleased to announce a 3 year partnership between Harrow Sports and Squash Canada to become the “Official National Team Clothing Supplier”.

As part of this agreement Harrow Sports will also become the “Official Ranking Sponsor” for Squash Canada’s new national ranking which was unveiled in January 2011. Effective immediately, Squash Canada’s new national rankings will be renamed the “Harrow Canadian National Rankings”.

“We are very excited about entering into partnership with Harrow Sports and look forward to providing better service to our national team players through our clothing arrangement and the agreement will increase Harrow’s brand identity through our National Rankings”, said Squash Canada Executive Director Danny Da Costa.

In addition to sponsoring Squash Canada, Harrow also sponsors US Squash, the Ontario University Association and College Squash Association.

Craig Corey, Canadian Account Manager for Harrow Sports said, “we work with the finest professional and amateur associations in the game and firmly believe that the support we give back is a mark of how important the game of squash is to us and how imperative it is for us to continue to be a part of its global growth. More and more squash pros, coaches and athletic directors are turning to Harrow Sports for their athlete’s equipment and apparel needs”.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Harrow Sports squash player of the week award




The College Squash Association and Harrow Sports are proud to announce the creation of a new award, the Harrow Sports College Squash Player of the Week. Each week, a deserving male and female player will be selected for this award.

A Harrow Sports College Squash Player of the Week should have a significant impact on his or her team’s performance during the prior week and demonstrate sportsmanship.

Please note that it will be rare for a player to win the award multiple times in the same season. In addition, winning players may play on either a varsity or club team.

Coaches and Sports Information Directors may nominate players by contacting Michael T. Bello at the CSA.

Nominations are due each Monday by 6 PM ET.