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World Squash Day: Let’s get creative

World Squash Day: Let’s get creative

Let’s get the creative juices flowing as we seek new initiatives to attract girls of all ages to take up squash and racketball. Here are some of the fantastic ideas which have helped to promote World Squash Day down the years. [...]

January 20, 2011 Alan Thatcher News, World Squash Day, WSF 0

Welcome to the new squashuk.com

Welcome to the new squashuk.com

Squash is at the crossroads... [...]

January 20, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

Lust lifts first WISPA title of the year

Lust lifts first WISPA title of the year

RESULTS: Liberty Bell Open, Berwyn, USA 1st round: [1] Manuela Manetta (ITA) bt Nayelly Hernandez (MEX) 13-11, 11-5, 11-8 [5] Lucie Fialova (CZE) bt Elpiniki Clement (USA) 8-11, 11-3, 11-9, 11-9 [3] Miranda Ranieri (CAN) bt Deon Saffery (WAL) 11-9, 12-10, 4-11, 8-11, 11-6 [7] Leonie Holt (ENG) bt [Q] Karen Kronemeyer (NED) 11-7, 9-11, 11-8, 11-13, 13-11 [8] Thaisa Serafini (BRA) bt [Q] Sabrina Sobhy [...]

January 15, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

World’s leading stars return to Canary Wharf

World’s leading stars return to Canary Wharf

MATTHEW DEFENDS TITLE AS WORLD’S LEADING SQUASH STARS RETURN TO ISS CANARY WHARF CLASSIC IN 2011 Tickets are now on sale for the 2011 ISS Canary Wharf Squash Classic as world No.2 Nick Matthew plans to defend his title fresh from striking gold at the Commonwealth Games. The eighth edition of the ISS Canary Wharf [...]

January 11, 2011 Alan Thatcher Canary Wharf Classic, News 0

World Squash Day: How it began

World Squash Day: How it began

WORLD SQUASH DAY By ALAN THATCHER September 11 is now etched on the psyche as the date our world changed forever and Americans realised that they are just as vulnerable as the rest of us to terrorist attacks. The world of squash was touched by those shameful events and the recent September 11 anniversary was [...]

January 11, 2011 Alan Thatcher Coaching and Development, News, World Squash Day, WSF 1

Top US award for Danielle Maur

Top US award for Danielle Maur

Picture shows Danielle and husband Andre Danielle Maur Wins W. Stewart Brauns, Jr. Award in Recognition of Contributions to Game of Squash CHANHASSEN, Minn. — Danielle Maur, national squash and racquetball director for Life Time Fitness (NYSE: LTM) has received the annual W. Stewart Brauns, Jr. Award for outstanding contributions to the game of squash. [...]

January 11, 2011 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Coaching and Development, News 0

Whitlock breaks Egyptian stranglehold on British Junior Open

Whitlock breaks Egyptian stranglehold on British Junior Open

RESULTS: Tecnifibre British Junior Open Squash Championships, Sheffield, England Men’s Under 19 quarter-finals: [1] Amr Khaled Khalifa (EGY) bt [9/16] Declan James (ENG) 11-7, 12-10, 11-1 (34m) [3/4] Marwan El Shorbagy (EGY) bt [5/8] Nathan Lake (ENG) 11-4, 11-3, 9-11, 11-9 (45m) [9/16] Karim Ali Fathi (EGY) bt [5/8] Zahed Mohamed (EGY) 8-11, 9-11, 11-5, 11-7, 12-10 (85m) [2] Ali Farag (EGY) bt [...]

January 7, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

SquashUK Events

SquashUK Events

SquashUK is one of the leading event promoters in the game. Past and present events include: British Open Liverpool Open (two days of live TV coverage on Sky Sports). The biggest tournament staged in Europe for more than five years sponsored by Liverpool Culture Company in the build-up to Liverpool being the European Capital of [...]

January 1, 2011 Alan Thatcher News, World Squash Day, WSF 0

Nicol David begins sixth year as WISPA No.1

Nicol David begins sixth year as WISPA No.1

Nicol David Begins Sixth Year As World Number One Malaysia’s Nicol David begins her sixth year as world number one this month, according to the new January Women’s World Squash Rankings published today by the Women’s International Squash Players’ Association (WISPA). The dominant force in women’s squash first topped the rankings in January 2006 – and, after dropping [...]

January 1, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

Sponsorship: Why Squash Works

Sponsorship: Why Squash Works

WHY SQUASH WORKS Great value for sponsors Opportunity to penetrate large sporting market Squash and business go hand in hand Fun, fast, healthy sport Glass court in spectacular locations Extensive media coverage Branded media promotions Worldwide website coverage SQUASH AND TV UK coverage on Sky Sports Worldwide broadcast distribution package TV programme includes extensive location [...]

January 1, 2011 Alan Thatcher News 0

Doubles stars launch Kent Open

Doubles stars launch Kent Open

International squash stars Alan Clyne and Harry Leitch delighted a packed gallery at The Mote Squash Club on Friday as dates were announced for next year’s Kent Open. Clyne, the current Kent Open champion from Edinburgh, aims to be back to defend his title in 2011 when the PSA world-ranking tournament is staged between May [...]

December 15, 2010 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Kent Open, News 0

Nick Matthew wins World Open

Nick Matthew wins World Open

RESULTS: Saudi PSA World Open, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia Final: [1] Nick Matthew (ENG) bt [6] James Willstrop (ENG) 8-11, 11-6, 11-2, 11-3 (74m) Nick Matthew Wins Historic World Open Title Nick Matthew overcame a tired fellow countryman James Willstrop in the final of the $327,500 Saudi PSA World Open Squash Championship in Saudi Arabia to become the first English World Openchampion in the 34-year history [...]

December 12, 2010 Alan Thatcher News 0

Flying Scot Clyne wins Kent Open in 2010

Flying Scot Clyne wins Kent Open in 2010

Top seed Clyne clinches Kent Open title By ALAN THATCHER Top seed Alan Clyne powered home to the Kent Open title with a straight games victory over surprise finalist Jonathan Harford in the climax of the $10,000 PSA World Tour event at The Mote Squash Club in Maidstone, Kent. The Scot won 11-8, 11-3, 11-8 [...]

June 6, 2010 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Kent Open, News 0