Madinaty Sporting Club, affiliated to Talaat Moustafa Group (TMG), hosted the Egyptian Squash Championship from 20 to 23 March, with the participation of 60 international players.
Wadi Degla star Ali Farag, who ranks first internationally, won the men’s championship after beating Karim Abdelgawad, who ranks 11th in the world.
Nouran Gohar, who ranks second globally, won the first place in the women’s category, after beating Hania El-Hamamy, who ranks third globally.
The closing ceremony held under the sponsorship of the Egyptian Squash Federation, was attended by Assem Khalifa, President of the Egyptian Squash Federation, as well as Rasha Hegazay, Amina El-Tarabolsy, Hossam Ragab, and Mohamed Essam, who are members of the federation. In addition, Nader Shaaban, the director of the clubs sector at Talaat Moustafa Group; Tamer Saleh, the deputy director of the clubs sector; Khaled Oweis, the general manager of the club; and Hatem Hassan, the chairperson and managing director of TM Sport, attended the event.
Nader Shaaban said that Madinaty Club looks forward to organizing world squash championships next year. The club’s squash courts were designed according to the international standards.
Madinaty Club was built on an area of 200 feddan, the largest club in Egypt.
The club includes the largest and newest squash complex in Egypt, including a four-sided glass course that can host international championships. It can accommodate over 500 spectators.
The complex has previously hosted local and international championships, including the Egyptian Championship twice. The club also hosted the Egyptian Championship for juniors during 10-18 March, with the participation of about 1,600 players, breaking the world record.