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Interactive Squash gets in the picture with top award

Interactive Squash gets in the picture with top award

Front wall gamers win best new product award By NATHAN CLARKE   Fun With Balls GmbH, the company behind Interactive Squash, a German-based initiative hoping to transform the sport of squash by embracing a revolutionary piece of projection technology and turn squash courts into interactive playgrounds, have claimed top honours at the ISPO BRANDNEW 2017 [...]

December 19, 2016 Guest Contributor Fun Stuff, Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

Alan’s Blog: Canterbury Tales and the Court of King Joseph

Alan’s Blog: Canterbury Tales and the Court of King Joseph

Tribute to the busiest man in squash By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor When you are invited to a special function to name a court in honour of someone who has devoted years of their life to squash, it’s usually because that person has moved upstairs to the great glass show court in the sky. [...]

November 28, 2016 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Fun Stuff, Growing the game, Hero of the month, News 3

Dr Nick serves up great charity night at Abbeydale

Dr Nick serves up great charity night at Abbeydale

Wold champs Massaro and Massaro battle it out for Sheffield Children’s Hospital By FAYE ANDREWS and ALAN THATCHER   Sheffield hosts squash’s own Battle of the Sexes tomorrow (Thursday November 24th) when Nick Matthew and Laura Massaro captain opposing teams at the Steel City Cup – all in aid of the Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity. [...]

November 23, 2016 Guest Contributor Fun Stuff, News, Squash Around The World 0

Alan’s Blog: How Jacques Fontaine won WSF presidential election after dramatic recount

Alan’s Blog: How Jacques Fontaine won WSF presidential election after dramatic recount

President Trump beats President Fontaine by one hour By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor The world was gripped with anticipation this week, waiting for the longest and most bitterly-fought battle to see who would usher in a new era as president and with it possibly a first female American president. No, I’m not talking about [...]

November 11, 2016 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Fun Stuff, News 1

Alan’s Blog: Tune up for World Squash Day with the ideal song for squash

Alan’s Blog: Tune up for World Squash Day with the ideal song for squash

World Squash Day anthem by Darren Hanlon By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor Twitter was abuzz this week with lots of fun posts about the ideal song for squash. There are plenty of songs about walls, and thanks to Jerry Lee Lewis, we have Great Balls of Fire, which Cam Pilley might adopt (just for [...]

October 21, 2016 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Fun Stuff, News, Squash Around The World 1

Mathieu Castagnet’s Superman dive goes viral

Mathieu Castagnet’s Superman dive goes viral

Daryl Selby left stunned by rival’s amazing retrieval By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor French ace Mathieu Castagnet has dived and chased his way into squash folklore after producing the most phenomenal piece of retrieving ever seen. His opponent, Daryl Selby, could not believe it as Castagnet dived into the front left corner to scrape [...]

March 1, 2016 Alan Thatcher Comment, Fun Stuff, News 2

Squash Mad Australia: Steve Walton’s Video Blog

Squash Mad Australia: Steve Walton’s Video Blog

By STEVE WALTON – Squash Mad Roving Reporter Down Under Great to see Cam Pilley and Ryan Cuskelly flying the flag for Australia in major world events, with Ryan especially doing well in the States and Cam climbing back up to 14 in the world. Here at home, we have lots of exciting news on [...]

February 4, 2016 Steve Walton Comment, Fun Stuff, Growing the game, News 0

Squash Mad Australia: Thunder from Down Under

Squash Mad Australia: Thunder from Down Under

Sad news for Aussie aces missing the Worlds as a row over racket sales rumbles on the horizon By STEVE WALTON – Squash Mad Raving Reporter Down Under   This week, Squash Mad’s Australia Correspondent Steve Walton (his job description actually reads: Raving Reporter on Location at a Squash Club Near You) delivers his Christmas Message. It’s [...]

December 9, 2015 Steve Walton Comment, Fun Stuff, News 0

Squash Mad Australia: Steve Walton takes the Mickey

Squash Mad Australia: Steve Walton takes the Mickey

Bollywood drama unfolds as squash dissects failed Olympic bid By STEVE WALTON – Squash Mad Australian News Digger  Bill Gates meets Mickey Mouse with a little Oprah Winfrey on the side as Steve Walton brings you the latest hot news from Down Under. Squash Mad Australia’s Raving Reporter focuses on the not-so-Nice World Federation AGM, where the latest [...]

November 12, 2015 Steve Walton Fun Stuff, News 0

Squash Mad Australia: We are not minions, says Steve Walton

Squash Mad Australia: We are not minions, says Steve Walton

Praise for World Squash Day clubs, top coaches and top pros By STEVE WALTON – Squash Mad Australia Roving Reporter   Our roving reporter Steve Walton turns into a raving reporter this week as he dresses up to deliver a keynote speech from Down Under. He praises all the clubs and squash centres who got [...]

October 21, 2015 Steve Walton Fun Stuff, News 0

Steve Walton: Latest video report from Australia

Steve Walton: Latest video report from Australia

He’s online and in your face: Steve Walton makes a racket about the Olympics By STEVE WALTON – Squash Mad Roving Reporter at the Australian Junior Championships Not only did squash miss out in the voting by the Tokyo committee who recommended five new sports for the 2020 Olympic Games, but the choice of some of them [...]

October 2, 2015 Steve Walton Fun Stuff, News 0

Junkies joy at 20th anniversary

Junkies joy at 20th anniversary

Junkies weekend is the ultimate squash party  By JASON MORRIS – The Man Who Runs The Junkies Festival Last weekend saw the 20th edition of Junkies. Its an international team squash event combining great squash and intense socializing. We are based at ‘Meersquash, Hoofddorp, Netherlands. Its a 10 court club, 10 minutes from Schiphol airport and [...]

August 5, 2015 Guest Contributor Fun Stuff, News 0

Nick Matthew unveils the ‘Wolf Bentley Titan’

Nick Matthew unveils the ‘Wolf Bentley Titan’

Matthew motors ahead with new design for Duffield sponsor Felix Frixou By FAYE ANDREWS  Three-time world squash champion Nick Matthew OBE unveiled the ‘Wolf’ Bentley Titan on Friday in Derby with long-time sponsor Benz Bavarian. World No.2 Matthew, who last year won gold and silver at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, and whose on-court persona [...]

August 3, 2015 Guest Contributor Fun Stuff, News, Squash Around The World 0

Squash Mad Australia Video Blog

Squash Mad Australia Video Blog

Steve Walton’s Video Blog: Jumbo Doubles heading to Oz  By STEVE WALTON – Squash Mad Australia Head Honcho on location in Singapore We’re giving it large this week as we report from Singapore, where Steve hooks up with the Singapore squash community and sees some great development work close up.  The big, big news is that Jumbo Doubles, so [...]

July 28, 2015 Guest Contributor Fun Stuff, News 0

Blog: Nick Matthew is Britain’s greatest racket player

Blog: Nick Matthew is Britain’s greatest racket player

Wimbledon highlight as Nick Matthew is rated a better racket player than Andy Murray By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor Squash took centre stage on Centre Court today as three-times world champion Nick Matthew and his wife Esme joined the celebrities in the Royal Box.  As he was spotted in the crowd, the commentators discussed who [...]

July 4, 2015 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Fun Stuff, News, Squash Around The World 7