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PSA attack on WSF: The full document

PSA attack on WSF: The full document

As the IOC watched events unfold at FIFA, squash’s Olympic bid was marred by a tarnished leader at the helm By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor The PSA has accused the World Squash Federation of a “lack of institutional integrity” in a document that attacks WSF president Narayana Ramachandran for fouling up squash’s latest Olympic bid. Ramachandran, [...]

November 7, 2015 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Comment, News 21

Exclusive: PSA lead attack on World Federation

Exclusive: PSA lead attack on World Federation

PSA and federations demand action over “embarrassing” president Ramachandran and set up Global Task Force EXCLUSIVE: By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor The PSA and a number of leading national federations have made an astonishing attack on World Squash Federation president Narayana Ramachandran during a stormy WSF annual meeting in Nice, France. The PSA plan to [...]

November 7, 2015 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Comment, Growing the game, News 1

Alan’s Blog: Why Japan chose skateboarding over squash

Alan’s Blog: Why Japan chose skateboarding over squash

  Squash needs to get its skates on to catch up with popular street sports By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor Moaning about skateboarding being put forward for the 2020 Olympics ahead of squash has been a popular theme on many squash blogs and social media outlets.  Instead of complaining, perhaps it’s time we took an [...]

October 30, 2015 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Comment, Growing the game, News 5

The Unbelievable Lightness of Being … a Squash Player

The Unbelievable Lightness of Being … a Squash Player

The beauty of squash, distilled in a day of life on court By ALAN STAPLETON – Squash Mad South Africa Correspondent   I wrote this article, because I knew not what to write. Battered by financial year-end business bashings, bent by budgets and tangled into new targets, I stared, frustrated, at a blank, Writer’s Blocked Wall. [...]

October 28, 2015 Guest Contributor Comment, Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 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

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 the state of squash in South Africa at the moment. Squash is alive and well [...]

July 20, 2015 Guest Contributor Comment, Growing the game, News 9

How squash can build self-esteem in women

How squash can build self-esteem in women

A female-only environment can help nervous women to get to grips with squash By LAUREN SELBY – Off The Wall Squash Academy   My first coaching session today is ladies’ morning, a mixture of different characters, abilities and ages. All the ladies are a pleasure to coach, eager to learn, but nothing is taken too [...]

July 15, 2015 Guest Contributor Coaching and Development, Comment, Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

Canada so proud of their silver stars

Canada so proud of their silver stars

Canada runners-up in both doubles finals  By JAMIE HICKOX  – Squash Canada Performance Director    With full-house crowds in Toronto cheering on their home heroes and heroines, Canada is today glowing with pride at two silver medals in the Pan-Am Games doubles finals. First on at 7pm was the Women’s Gold Medal match. With Canadians [...]

July 15, 2015 Guest Contributor Comment, News, Squash Around The World 0

We must work together to save the game

We must work together to save the game

Mixed messages about the game’s health as we aim for the Olympics  By RICHARD MILLMAN – Squash Mad Correspondent   Recently the Professional Squash Association announced appreciable increase in the prize money funds of both the men’s and women’s professional squash tours. Within a few days of this announcement several other related announcements were made. [...]

June 27, 2015 Richard Millman Comment, Growing the game, News 11

Squash Mad Tactical Analysis: Andy Whipp on Omar Mosaad

Squash Mad Tactical Analysis: Andy Whipp on Omar Mosaad

Ramy Ashour reluctantly retired, but don’t take anything away from the Big Man Omar Mosaad  By ANDY WHIPP – Squash Mad Special Correspondent. Pictures by IRENA VANISOVA    Squash Mad invited Andy Whipp (right), the former world No.64 and a member of the Benz Bavarian Duffield squad in the Premier Squash League, to take an [...]

April 18, 2015 Guest Contributor Coaching and Development, Comment, News 1

Fearless Fares: Is his style just all-out attack?

Fearless Fares: Is his style just all-out attack?

Fares has flair and fire in abundance as he rockets up the rankings By NEAL BROOKER – Squash Mad Coaching Columnist   I think its fair to say over the last year or so; anyone who follows squash will have heard the name Fares Dessouki. Fares hails from Alexandria, in Egypt, and has enjoyed an [...]

April 12, 2015 Guest Contributor Coaching and Development, Comment, News 1

Giant-killing: David and Goliath battles on court

Giant-killing: David and Goliath battles on court

From Simon Rosner to Loughborough students, peaking at the right time can produce stunning results By JOSH TAYLOR – Squash Mad Coaching Columnist Have you ever heard the story of David and Goliath? It’s the story where adversity is overcome and the underdog triumphs. In a book written by Malcolm Gladwell, the celebrated author outlines how this [...]

April 11, 2015 Guest Contributor Coaching and Development, Comment, Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

SquashApp set to take the game by storm

SquashApp set to take the game by storm

Your coach is always on your shoulder when you download the SquashApp There are lots of choices online when it comes to seeking help to improve your squash. Now you can download the SquashApp to help take your game to the next level. Along with so many of the best things in squash, this new tool [...]

April 9, 2015 Lee Horton Comment, Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 1

Cam Pilley kiss awards..Nick takes one in the eye

Cam Pilley kiss awards..Nick takes one in the eye

The Bruise Brothers … and Sisters  SQUASH is no place for wimps, as our growing gallery of trophy ‘Campilley kisses’ will testify. If you have one to match it,  email lee@squashmad.com and I’ll add it to the the rogue’s gallery. Later, we’ll ask King of Sting, Cameron Pilley to vote for his favourite. Major prize for the [...]

March 27, 2015 Lee Horton Comment, Fun Stuff, News 4

Leading squash athletes would light up the Olympic Games

Leading squash athletes would light up the Olympic Games

Canary Wharf is the place to dispel any myths about squash deserving an Olympic place SQUASH MAD COMMENT By FRED NATHAN – Guest columnist from The Sun If any doubts remain about the popularity of elite squash in the UK, a trip to the Canary Wharf Classic will surely lay them to rest. Now in its [...]

March 25, 2015 Guest Contributor Comment, Growing the game, News 2