(12 JUN) 22ND ASIAN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS KICKS OFF IN DALIAN, CHINA

The 22nd Asian Team Squash Championships officially commenced yesterday in Dalian, China, with top squash teams from across Asia gathering to compete for the prestigious title.

The tournament, which runs from June 12th to June 16th, features men's and women's team events. Some of the top ranked squash players in Asia have assembled to represent their respective countries in this highly anticipated biennial event.

Defending men’s team champion India and women’s team champion Hong Kong, China will be looking to retain their titles. However, they will face stiff competition from other powerhouses such as Malaysia and Pakistan, all of whom have sent strong squads to Dalian.

The tournament schedule features pool play followed by knockout rounds, culminating in the finals on June 16th. Spectators are expected to fill the state-of-the-art squash venue in Dalian, as the local fans eagerly anticipate witnessing top squash action.

"This is a great opportunity for the growth of squash in Asia," said the President of the Asian Squash Federation, David Mui, MH JP. "The 22nd Asian Team Squash Championships will not only crown the best teams, but also inspire the next generation of squash players in the region."

Stay tuned for updates on the thrilling action as the 22nd Asian Team Squash Championships(www.asiansquash.org) unfolds in Dalian, China.

The finals on the 16th will be streamed next week on WORLDSQUASH.TV, the free streaming platform of the WSF.

 

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(3 MAY) A REMARKABLE FINALE TO THE QATAR INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR SQUASH CHAMPIONSHIP

The Qatar International Junior Squash Championship, hosted at the Khalifa International Complex, concluded its thrilling matches after a week-long tournament organized by the Qatar Squash Federation under the umbrella of its Asian counterpart. The event saw 113 international players competing fiercely on the courts.

The awards ceremony, graced by Mr. Tariq Zainal, the General Secretary of the Qatar Tennis, Squash, Badminton, and Table Tennis Federation, and Mr. Saad Al-Muhannadi, the tournament director, was attended by a gathering of squash aficionados.

In the Boys under 11 category, Kuwaiti player Salman Al-Saleh clinched the title, followed by Pakistani player Ahmed Ali Naz in second place. Chinese player Liu Yunxi emerged victorious in the Boys under 13 category, with Kuwaiti player Saleh Al-Kandari securing the runner-up position.

Jordanian player Osama Bataineh claimed the Boys under 15 title, while Abdullah Zaman secured the second position. Kuwaiti player Khaled Al-Fawzan triumphed in the Boys under 17 category, with Mohammed Al-Nusfani finishing second.

In the Boys under 19 category, Kuwaiti player Qader Joul claimed the championship title, while Mohammed Shanghaniyan secured the runner-up position.

Mr. Tariq Zainal extended his congratulations to all the players for their outstanding performances and expressed his hopes for their continued success in the future. He remarked, “We witnessed a week filled with intense competition among players from various squash schools, and we anticipate that all participants will reap the desired benefits.”

He reiterated the federation’s commitment to hosting a diverse range of tournaments in line with its vision to support Qatari players and contribute to the growth of squash in the region.

 

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(23 APR) ASF AWARDS 2023

 

We are very delighted to announce the recipients of the ASF Awards 2023 proposed by the Selection Panel and endorsed by the Management Committee as below:
 
ASF Coaches Awards 2023
ASF Coach of the Year: 
- Mr. Andrew Cross (Malaysia)
ASF Junior Coach of the Year:
- Mr Farhan Zaman (Pakistan)
ASF Development Coach of the Year:
- Mr. Lawrence Kwan (Malaysia)
 ASF Coaches Certificate of Recognition:
- Mr. Yeung Ho Wai, Simon (Hong Kong, China)
- Mr. Bella Gustiansyah (Indonesia)
- Mr. Kenny Foo (Malaysia)
- Jess Tay (Malaysia)
- Nafiizwan Adnan (Malaysia)

ASF Performance Awards 2023
DATO ALEX LEE Award - Men:
- Mr Ng Eain Yow (Malaysia)
DATO ALEX LEE Award - Women:
- Ms Sivasangari Subramaniam (Malaysia)
HASSAN MUSA Award - Boy:
- Mr Hamza Khan (Pakistan)
HASSAN MUSA Award - Girl:
- Ms. Aira Azman (Malaysia)
The ASF Award - Men's Team:
- Indian Men's Team for the 19th Hangzhou Asian Games
The ASF Award - Women's Team:
- Malaysian Women's Team for the 19th Hangzhou Asian Games
Congratulations to all the award winners and special thanks to the Selection Panel. The awards will be presented at the forthcoming 22nd Asian Team Championships on 16 June 2024 at Dalian, China.

 

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(16 OCT) Squash officially included in the sports lineup for the LA28 Olympic Games

Squash has been officially confirmed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to be included in the sports programme of the LA28 Olympic Games. This historic decision provides world-class squash players with the unparalleled opportunity to showcase their skills and sportsmanship on the grandest sporting stage.

Expressing his overwhelming joy, Mr. David Mui, MH JP, President of the Asian Squash Federation stated, “The inclusion of squash in the LA28 Olympic Games is fantastic news for the entire squash community. We firmly believe that this will further promote squash and inspire more individuals to participate and support the sport. On behalf of the Asian squash Federation, I would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to the IOC and LA28OCOG for their unwavering support and recognition. We also extend appreciation to all the parties involved, whose dedicated efforts and contributions have turned this dream into reality.”

 

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President's Foreword

I have great pleasure in welcoming all of you to this new website of the Asian Squash Federation. With the successes that our Member National Federations have achieved in the past many years, the ASF has become a very active....

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