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Nick Matthew carries the flag for Team England

Nick Matthew carries the flag for Team England

Fellow athletes vote for squash world champion to be Games standard bearer England’s world champion Nick Matthew is one of three squash players carrying flags at the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony at Celtic’s Parkhead stadium. Malaysia’s Nicol David, like Matthew a gold medal winner in Delhi, will be carrying the flag for Asia, while men’s [...]

July 22, 2014 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Commonwealth Games, News 0

Elias and El Sherbini aim for historic junior successes

Elias and El Sherbini aim for historic junior successes

Namibia hosts first major glass-court event with World Junior Championships By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent Teenagers Diego Elias and Nour El Sherbini are aiming for historic successes in next month’s WSF World Junior Squash Championships in Namibia. The draws for the sport’s first ever world championship to be held in the southern African [...]

July 22, 2014 Guest Contributor News, World Junior Championship, WSF 1

All hands on Dec as James grabs first overseas title

All hands on Dec as James grabs first overseas title

Declan James delivers but it’s Madeira misery for crocked Chris Fuller By MICHAEL CATLING – Squash Mad Reporter England’s Declan James claimed his first overseas PSA World Tour title when he beat compatriot Chris Fuller in the final of the Madeira International Open Squash, the inaugural PSA Challenger 5 event at the Onda Revital Club [...]

July 20, 2014 Lee Horton PSA 0
Madeira mayhem as Fuller raps Parker over ref rant

Madeira mayhem as Fuller raps Parker over ref rant

Top seed Declan James marches on but battling Brits turn Madeira into the Isle of Fight By MICHAEL CATLING – Squash Mad Reporter in Madeira English second seed Chris Fuller slammed fellow compatriot George Parker’s treatment of the referee during [...]

July 18, 2014 News, PSA
Commonwealth Games Countdown: Minnows from Mauritius meet reigning champions in first round

Commonwealth Games Countdown: Minnows from Mauritius meet reigning champions in first round

Nick Matthew and Nicol David favourites for gold in Glasgow By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent A pair of players from the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius will provide the first challenge to gold medallists Nick Matthew and Nicol [...]

July 17, 2014 Commonwealth Games, News, WSF
Cassie’s Corner: Manchester moments to treasure

Cassie’s Corner: Manchester moments to treasure

Royal visitors and battles for medals made the 2002 Games so special Cassie Thomas continues her Commonwealth Games Countdown with more memories of Manchester in 2002, as Team England fought hard to win as many medals as possible on home [...]

July 15, 2014 Cassie's Column, Comment, Commonwealth Games, News
Sarah Fitzgerald and Natalie Grainger call for PSA and WSA to merge

Sarah Fitzgerald and Natalie Grainger call for PSA and WSA to merge

Stars demand a unified approach to boost the sport’s Olympic bid By Squash Mad Correspondent Two leading squash players have called for the PSA and the WSA to merge in order to boost the sport’s Olympic aspirations. Sarah Fitzgerald and [...]

July 10, 2014 Alan's Blog, Comment, Growing the game, News, Olympics
Nick Matthew to referee David Pearson charity match

Nick Matthew to referee David Pearson charity match

Top coach plays his first match in 15 years on charity night at Harrogate EXCLUSIVE by MIKE DALE – Squash Mad Special Correspondent David Pearson, coach of both current world champions, hasn’t played a squash match for 15 years. But [...]

July 8, 2014 David Pearson Column, Fun Stuff, Interviews, Mike Dale column, News
Scots squash stars bid for home glory in Glasgow

Scots squash stars bid for home glory in Glasgow

Inverness boys Alan Clyne and Greg Lobban aim to ride the Tartan wave By MICHAEL GREGSON – Squash Mad Scottish Correspondent Something is hopeful in the state of Scotland. Glasgow 2014 is a major opportunity for Scotland’s squash stars to [...]

July 7, 2014 Commonwealth Games, News
Exclusive: Chris Simpson hunts a Guernsey medal at Commonwealth Games

Exclusive: Chris Simpson hunts a Guernsey medal at Commonwealth Games

Squash ace would love to repay Channel Islanders’ support with a medal in Glasgow By MIKE DALE – Squash Mad Special Correspondent Chris Simpson admits it would be “absolutely amazing” to win Guernsey’s first Commonwealth Games medal for 20 years [...]

July 4, 2014 Commonwealth Games, Interviews, News
Comment: I believe that squash needs a Team USA moment

Comment: I believe that squash needs a Team USA moment

Rousing World Cup patriotism should be mirrored in squash … and racquetball Hands up, who wasn’t thrilled by the performance of the USA in a magnificent World Cup battle against Belgium the other night? If goalkeeper Tim Howard stood for [...]

July 3, 2014 Alan's Blog, Comment, Fun Stuff, Growing the game
Comment: Arjen Robben’s World Cup dive was like a triple bounce in squash

Comment: Arjen Robben’s World Cup dive was like a triple bounce in squash

Coaches can learn from the honesty of pros like Jonathan Kemp and Steve Finitsis  By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Comment My mind has been wandering this week between the wonderful sportsmanship and honesty on show in the recent Kent [...]

July 1, 2014 Alan's Blog, Comment, Growing the game
Nick Matthew and James Willstrop tipped for Glasgow shoot-out

Nick Matthew and James Willstrop tipped for Glasgow shoot-out

English rivals top seeds in Commonwealth Games By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent England’s Nick Matthew is expected to repeat his double gold success in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland next month according to the seedings for the [...]

July 1, 2014 Commonwealth Games, News
Cassie’s Commonwealth Countdown: United in Manchester with David Beckham

Cassie’s Commonwealth Countdown: United in Manchester with David Beckham

Team England move on from Malaysia to Manchester Cassie Thomas continues her Commonwealth Games countdown with a look back at the opening ceremony ahead of the 2002 event in Manchester, where the squash venue would soon be handed over to [...]

June 30, 2014 Cassie's Column, Comment, Commonwealth Games
Keir Worth is new chief at England Squash

Keir Worth is new chief at England Squash

Former High Performance head is tasked with lifting the game England Squash and Racketball have made Keir Worth the new chief executive. The former Head of the Coaching and Performance division returns to the Manchester HQ tasked with increasing participation [...]

June 27, 2014 ESR, News