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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

Total eclipse of the front wall

Total eclipse of the front wall

Solar eclipse leads to social media storm By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor In case you missed it, our intrepid team of Squash Mad photographers were out in force trying to capture an image of the solar eclipse. As large parts of the UK were covered by thick cloud, it was a tough assignment. However, [...]

March 21, 2015 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Comment, Fun Stuff, News, Squash Around The World 0

Lauren Selby is a girl on a mission

Lauren Selby is a girl on a mission

Jamie Oliver changed the way kids eat. Lauren Selby wants to do the same with sport By LAUREN SELBY – Squash Mad Guest Columnist   Off The Wall Squash head coach Lauren Selby is alarmed at the lack of PE opportunities in Primary Schools, and sounds the clarion call that she wants to do something about it. [...]

March 19, 2015 Guest Contributor Coaching and Development, Comment, Growing the game, News 1

G-Spot Squash Column: Don’t let talk of winning ruin your game

G-Spot Squash Column: Don’t let talk of winning ruin your game

Focus on each point, shot by shot, and only think about winning when the match is over By TONY GRIFFIN – Squash Mad Coaching Columnist and Author of G-Spot Squash How many times do you hear the phrase ‘It’s all about winning’? Parents, coaches, spectators and players themselves can often cause major distractions when talking about winning. Winning [...]

March 19, 2015 Guest Contributor Coaching and Development, Comment 0