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MILLMAN: Damning verdict on health of world squash

MILLMAN: Damning verdict on health of world squash

We are not a mainstream sport throughout the world In Australia there is hardly a coach earning a full-time living Administrators are sadly impotent Governing bodies make decisions detrimental to the sport England’s “merger” of Squash and Racketball is utterly crazy Relationship between squash and racquetball is disastrous THESE are just a handful of the [...]

October 13, 2013 Richard Millman Comment 4

BLOG: How squash gold can change the world

BLOG: How squash gold can change the world

BLOG: How squash gold can change the world By ALAN THATCHER Should squash make its debut in the 2020 Olympic Games, my fervent wish is that the spread of medals can help to overcome prejudice and social issues in large parts of the world. Just imagine if the 2020 women’s Olympic squash semi-finals featured four [...]

April 8, 2013 Alan Thatcher Alan's Archive, Alan's Blog, Comment, Growing the game, News, World Squash Day 3

BLOG: Give me comedy doubles, not a squash lobotomy

BLOG: Give me comedy doubles, not a squash lobotomy

First published on June 5, 2012 By ALAN THATCHER I love playing doubles. And that’s not just because I’m growing old and slow and need somebody else (like a younger team-mate) to cover three-quarters of the court for me. I’ll make that abundantly clear, before somebody else dives in to make the point! To me, [...]

January 24, 2013 Alan Thatcher Alan's Archive, Alan's Blog, Comment, Fun Stuff, Growing the game, News 6

BLOG: Does London have a squash legacy?

BLOG: Does London have a squash legacy?

The success of the 2012 Olympic Games showcased London as a fabulous host city for major sporting events. From a squash perspective, that’s something we have known for many years, with the Canary Wharf Classic playing to sell-out crowds, following the traditions established by the British Open when it was staged at Wembley in the [...]

August 21, 2012 Alan Thatcher Alan's Archive, Alan's Blog, Coaching and Development, Comment 9