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Jonah & Joey Team Up For Squash TV Webcast At Canary Wharf

22 Mar 2010

Squash's distinguished father and son Jonah Barrington & Joey Barrington will team up as commentators for the first time at this week's ISS Canary Wharf Classic, the 5-star PSA World Tour event which gets underway today at Canary Wharf's spectacular East Wintergarden venue in London.

Jonah, arguably still the most famous British player of all-time, who won a then record six British Open titles between 1967 and 1973, and England international Joey, currently ranked 28 in the world, will cover the semi-finals and final (on Thursday & Friday) for the new PSA webcasting service Squash TV.

The ISS Canary Wharf Classic, in its seventh year at East Wintergarden, has attracted a star-studded field led by England's top two players Nick Matthew and James Willstrop - ranked two and four in the world, respectively - plus three former world number ones, including the Australian defending champion David Palmer, a twice former world champion.

"It's going to be really interesting - I'm the lead commentator, so I'm going to have to keep him in order, which will be a first," joked Joey.

"But there's no better commentator on the game than him - everybody knows that. I know I'm going to learn a huge amount from him."

The pair will stage an exhibition match on the all-glass court at East Wintergarden on the afternoon of the semi-finals - in which 30-year-old Joey will be playing with a traditional wooden Dunlop racket as used by his illustrious father in the seventies, while Jonah, now aged 68, will have at his disposal the brand's latest high-tech model.

"I've never played with a wooden racket before so I don't know how I'm going to manage. But Dad still hits the ball so well - so it should be fun."

Follow all the Canary Wharf action LIVE on www.psasquashtv.com

Official event website: www.canarywharfsquash.com