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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

Piotr sets world marathon record in Poland

Piotr sets world marathon record in Poland

Piotr loses 30 balls in the river but claims Guinness World Record for playing 100 matches By ROSANNA RADLINSKA – Squash Mad Reporter. Pictures by Marek Madphoto Dudek   During the Tall Ships Regatta in Szczecin, Piotr Misilo, the leader of the Polish Squash Federation Men’s Over-40 ranking, set a new record by playing 100 consecutive [...]

July 1, 2015 Guest Contributor Fun Stuff, Growing the game, Interviews, News 0

Alan’s Blog: Squash stars go undie-cover

Alan’s Blog: Squash stars go undie-cover

Nick Matthew and Sarah Kippax are model professionals By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor Commuters on the London Underground will have had a pleasant surprise last week when they opened up the free Sport magazine and clapped eyes on an action picture of England international Sarah Kippax.   Instead of being pictured on court, Sarah was clearly [...]

May 27, 2015 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Fun Stuff, News 0

BLOG: Dives and Bumps and Bruises

BLOG: Dives and Bumps and Bruises

Ouch! Here’s a new one from Mexico Latest trophy shot from Blanca Vallarta, from Mexico. Whew, that’s a stinger! ALAN THATCHER EXPLAINS WHY THERE’S NO PAIN WITHOUT GAIN OUCH!  This the bruise left behind on the leg of Mexican player Alfredo Avila after being struck by Egyptian powerhouse Omar Mosaad in the quarter-finals of the recent Colombian [...]

May 27, 2015 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Fun Stuff, News, Squash Around The World 1

Video: News from Australia by Steve Walton

Video: News from Australia by Steve Walton

Video news from Australia By Steve Walton, Squash Mad Australia The latest news and views from Down Under! [...]

May 7, 2015 Guest Contributor Fun Stuff, News 0

We find the world’s oldest squash club

We find the world’s oldest squash club

Founded in 1793, the world’s oldest racket-sports club is in Kolkata By Bert Armstrong, Squash Mad Travel Editor An intrepid traveller from Australia has happened across the world’s oldest squash club. The Calcutta Racket Club was founded in 1793 by the East India Company, and predates the Harrow School courts by more than 70 years! [...]

April 8, 2015 Guest Contributor Fun Stuff, News, Squash Around The World 0

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

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

What women want: Equal prize money!

What women want: Equal prize money!

International Women’s Day backs lobby for equal prize money By SCARLETT SMITH – Squash Mad Correspondent   Female squash players joined British Open sponsor Dr. Allam as they took part in celebrations to mark International Women’s Day. Dr. Allam and the world’s top squash players showed their support to Women’s Day with the powerful message of #MakeItHappen for [...]

March 11, 2015 Guest Contributor Fun Stuff, News, Squash Around The World 0

Wing-Ding squash is Hong Kong’s top fund-raiser

Wing-Ding squash is Hong Kong’s top fund-raiser

.Hong Kong fancy dress squash competition raises more than HK$1.2m for charity By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor The Wing Ding Charity Squash Tournament has been honoured with the “Top Sport Fundraiser” by the organisers of Operation Santa Claus, the largest year-end fundraising drive in Hong Kong. This year, Operation Santa Claus has [...]

March 4, 2015 Alex Wan Fun Stuff, News, Squash Around The World 0

Are you tied up in knots with your laces?

Are you tied up in knots with your laces?

  Change the way you tie your laces, and it could change your life! SAYS ANDY WHIPP – Squash Mad Guest Correspondent Last week it was pointed out to me that I tie my shoe laces wrong! An automatic action I’ve been doing for 30 years has been wrong, and the crazy thing is, most people do, [...]

February 27, 2015 Guest Contributor Fun Stuff, News, Squash Around The World 1

Gregory Gaultier wins Cambridge Cup

Gregory Gaultier wins Cambridge Cup

Gaultier tames The Beast in Cambridge Cup classic  By Squash Mad Reporter in Toronto Gregory Gaultier ended Mohamed Elshorbagy’s winning run to lift the 2015 Cambridge Cup in Toronto. The final followed an entertaining third-place showdown between Miguel Rodriguz of Colombia and Egyptian legend Amr Shabana, ranked six and five in the world respectively. Believe [...]

February 21, 2015 Guest Contributor Fun Stuff, News, Squash Around The World 0