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Alan’s Blog: Olympics and the Junkie weekend

Alan’s Blog: Olympics and the Junkie weekend

  Junkies celebrate 20th anniversary By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor Looking around the world of squash this weekend, several events bring a smile to the face as soon as you wake up. Me, I’m leaping out of bed early to play in a racketball tournament at The Mote in Maidstone. Six matches in one [...]

August 1, 2015 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News 0

Diego Elias and Nouran Gohar win World Junior titles

Diego Elias and Nouran Gohar win World Junior titles

Elias wins back to back titles as Gohar topples top seed By HOWARD HARDING  – Squash Mad Correspondent Diego Elias and Nouran Gohar have been crowned the champions of the 2015 WSF World Junior Individual Squash Championships after triumphs in today’s finals in the Netherlands. Peruvian Elias overcame Egypt’s Youssef Soliman at the Squashtime Centre in Eindhoven [...]

July 30, 2015 Howard Harding News 0

Alan’s Blog: One year on from the greatest show in squash

Alan’s Blog: One year on from the greatest show in squash

Glasgow Games anniversary coincides with squash’s 2020 vision for an Olympic place in Tokyo By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor One year ago this week, squash was in the middle of a magnificent love-in. A warm glow surrounded the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow as noisy, exuberant crowds packed the Scotstoun venue every day for [...]

July 28, 2015 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Comment, News 0
Squash Mad Australia Video Blog

Squash Mad Australia Video Blog

Steve Walton’s Video Blog: Jumbo Doubles heading to Oz  By STEVE WALTON – Squash Mad Australia Head Honcho on location in Singapore We’re giving it large this week as we report from Singapore, where Steve hooks up with the Singapore squash community and sees [...]

July 28, 2015 Fun Stuff, News
Squash Mad City Blogs: Spotlight on Manchester

Squash Mad City Blogs: Spotlight on Manchester

Squash? Mad for it in Manchester as growth of top-class strategy and academy delivers results By CHRIS LENGTHORN (2008-2015 Manchester Head Coach)   Manchester has been named the “home of squash” since the Commonwealth Games took place here in 2002. [...]

July 26, 2015 City Blogs, Coaching and Development, Growing the game, News
Bitter rivals Nick Matthew and James Willstrop clash in San Francisco

Bitter rivals Nick Matthew and James Willstrop clash in San Francisco

First round fireworks in Battle of the Bay By NATHAN CLARKE   One of the most intense grudges in squash history will be rekindled this September during the opening round of the 2015 NetSuite Open, PSA Men’s 100 tournament, when [...]

July 22, 2015 News
Special report on South Africa: So much energy but so little money

Special report on South Africa: So much energy but so little money

Jarvis Cup rekindles the love for LJ Anjema, but South Africa needs cash as well as passion to grow By ALAN STAPLETON – Squash Mad Correspondent   William Shakepeare’s “edited” words , “ Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble …” possibly best describe [...]

July 20, 2015 Comment, Growing the game, News
Amanda Sobhy makes Pan-Am history as USA and Canada strike team gold

Amanda Sobhy makes Pan-Am history as USA and Canada strike team gold

Triple triumph for golden girl Amanda Sobhy at Pan-Am Games By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent   New York squash star Amanda Sobhy made Pan-American Games history by becoming the first player to win three gold medals in a single event [...]

July 18, 2015 News
World Squash Day 2015: Get on the ball for Unicef

World Squash Day 2015: Get on the ball for Unicef

As the Olympic bid hots up, squash gets on the ball for Unicef By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor World Squash Day 2015 promises to be one of the biggest, most action-packed events on the sport’s calendar. National Squash Federations and [...]

July 16, 2015 Alan's Blog, Growing the game, News
Pan-Am Doubles gold for Colombia and USA

Pan-Am Doubles gold for Colombia and USA

  Second gold for Colombia and Amanda Sobhy, and an Olympic push from Canada By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent   Colombian duo Andrés Herrera and Juan Vargas and US pairing Natalie Grainger and Amanda Sobhy were the unexpected gold medallists [...]

July 15, 2015 News
Pan-Am golds for Rodriguez and Sobhy

Pan-Am golds for Rodriguez and Sobhy

Easy for Sobhy but Rodriguez has to battle past Elias By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor Miguel Rodriguez and Amanda Sobhy won the individual gold medals at the Pan-American Games in Toronto. Colombia’s Rodriguez beat Peru’s world junior champion Diego [...]

July 14, 2015 News
Pan-Am Games: Colombia, Peru and USA going for gold

Pan-Am Games: Colombia, Peru and USA going for gold

Rodriguez meets Elias in men’s final, and it’s an all-USA clash in the women’s By ALAN THATCHER in London and STEVE WREN in Toronto   Miguel Angel Rodriguez of Colombia meets Peru’s world junior champion Diego Elias in the Pan-Am Games [...]

July 13, 2015 News
Interview with rising Kiwi star Megan Craig

Interview with rising Kiwi star Megan Craig

Megan Craig cracks top 40 a year after heart surgery By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor New Zealand’s Megan Craig was voted the PSA Female Player Of The Month after some impressive results bak home took her into the world [...]

July 12, 2015 Interviews, News
IOC boss visits Pan-Am Games

IOC boss visits Pan-Am Games

  IOC boss Thomas Bach visits Pan-Am squash in Toronto By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor IOC chief Thomas Bach popped in to watch the squash on the opening day of the Pan-American Games in Toronto.  Bach chatted to several payers, [...]

July 11, 2015 Alan's Blog, News
Wimbledon Week Part 3: Luxury at Lakeside

Wimbledon Week Part 3: Luxury at Lakeside

Lakeside hosts booming squash section with 500-plus members By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor Our third visit to the Wimbledon squash scene takes us to The Wimbledon Club, popularly known The Lakeside Club, which is literally opposite the gates of the All-England [...]

July 11, 2015 Growing the game, News