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