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Yorkshire coaches lead racketball boom

Yorkshire coaches lead racketball boom

Racketball playing numbers will overtake squash within five years, predicts coach Nick Bond  By MIKE DALE – Squash Mad Reporter A new series of racketball events is offering players video footage of their matches captured using GoPro HD video technology. The Yorkshire Racketball Series will feature six tournaments at different venues around the county in [...]

December 12, 2014 Mike Dale Comment, Fun Stuff, Growing the game, News, Racketball 0

Danny Massaro: Dream Power will help you reach your targets

Danny Massaro: Dream Power will help you reach your targets

Dare to dream, and remember this: It is your duty to dream big, says Danny Massaro By DANNY MASSARO – Squash Mad Columnist How many times have we heard a successful sportsman or woman celebrate a major achievement by uttering these words: “This is a dream come true”? Turning your dreams into reality is the key [...]

December 2, 2014 Guest Contributor Comment, Fun Stuff, Growing the game, News 0

Sandhu loves the sand: Life’s a beach for Harinder and Liu

Sandhu loves the sand: Life’s a beach for Harinder and Liu

Sun, sea, sand and squash for Asian Beach Games in Thailand By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Reporter with the beach shorts, shades and cocktails Harinder Pal Sandhu of India and Liu Tsz-Ling from Hong Kong claimed the gold medals in the inaugural Squash championships in the Asian Beach Games, which were staged on a [...]

November 17, 2014 Guest Contributor Fun Stuff, Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World, WSF 1

Howe Cup turns into the Wow Cup for party weekend with a WSA boost

Howe Cup turns into the Wow Cup for party weekend with a WSA boost

With players aged from 15-75, the Howe Cup is possibly the biggest women’s tournament in the world Just imagine the scene. Playing squash all weekend with your friends, you are surrounded by hundreds of women in wet T-shirts, and you party hard all night long. Welcome to the Howe Cup, possibly the largest women’s squash [...]

November 13, 2014 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Fun Stuff, Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

Alan’s Blog: More plaudits for Nicol David, Linda Elriani goes the extra mile, and did racquetball kill Elvis Presley?

Alan’s Blog: More plaudits for Nicol David, Linda Elriani goes the extra mile, and did racquetball kill Elvis Presley?

Tributes pour in for Malaysian superstar after 100 months at the top of her game  Nicol David’s astonishing achievement of topping the WSA rankings for 100 months has  generated a mountain of headlines back home in Malaysia. Tributes poured in from throughout the world as she further cemented her place in the squash history books with [...]

November 3, 2014 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Fun Stuff, News, Racketball 0

We can’t all play like the pros

We can’t all play like the pros

The pain and pleasure of mixing it on court with the top guys (it hurts) By  CASS R. SUNSTEiN – Squash Mad Guest Correspondent (courtesy of Bloomberg View) Remember George Plimpton’s classic book, “Paper Lion”? In the 1960s, Plimpton decided to find out what would happen if an ordinary person tried to play professional football. [...]

October 8, 2014 Guest Contributor Comment, Fun Stuff, Squash Around The World 0

World Squash Day: Midlands men hit the road for massive marathon

World Squash Day: Midlands men hit the road for massive marathon

Lichfield pair aim to play 7 matches at 7 clubs in 7 hours  One of the most innovative and demanding events being held on World Squash Day is being undertaken by two English players who will be attempting to complete a formidable challenge at seven clubs in their local region. James Roberts and Mark Davey, [...]

October 6, 2014 Alan Thatcher Fun Stuff, News, WSF 0

Alan’s Blog: Aussie Open heads to Melbourne as NATO Summit closes squash club in Wales

Alan’s Blog: Aussie Open heads to Melbourne as NATO Summit closes squash club in Wales

Sports and Aquatic Centre to host Oz Open as Squash Victoria looks for extra funding The Australian Open is heading to Melbourne for a three-year term starting next year.   Squash and Racquetball Victoria has obtained the rights to host the Australian Open in Melbourne at the Sports and Aquatic Centre from 2015-2017. Squash Australia [...]

August 30, 2014 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Fun Stuff, News, Olympics 0

World Squash Day ready to rock all over the planet

World Squash Day ready to rock all over the planet

Clubs geared up to Go For It on October 18th festival of squash Squash clubs all over the world will be celebrating World Squash Day on Saturday October 18th with a stimulating and varied programme of events. World Squash Day is sanctioned and supported by the World Squash Federation, and gives clubs and federations the [...]

August 29, 2014 Guest Contributor Alan's Blog, Fun Stuff, Growing the game, News, World Squash Day 0

Squash stars at No.10 Downing Street

Squash stars at No.10 Downing Street

PM David Cameron meets Commonwealth Games athletes Squash stars Adrian Grant and Harry Leitch, plus husband and wife Nick and Sarah Taylor, were among a group of Commonwealth Games athletes and officials who were invited to meet Prime Minister David Cameron today. The last time Grant and Leitch met was on court in Glasgow, competing [...]

August 18, 2014 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Commonwealth Games, Fun Stuff, Squash Around The World 0

A-Z of the Games Part Two: How the Indian girls stopped a streaker

A-Z of the Games Part Two: How the Indian girls stopped a streaker

A-Z of the Commonwealth Games Part Two: Pain and medals, parties and music Alan Thatcher continues his guide to the Games, with highlights from all the action on and off court. Who knew that James Willstrop had a Glasgow Fan Club? Who knew we nearly had an Indian streaker? Who knew (and who can remember?) [...]

August 18, 2014 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Comment, Commonwealth Games, Fun Stuff 0

A-Z of the Commonwealth Games: I’d happily walk 500 miles to do it all again

A-Z of the Commonwealth Games: I’d happily walk 500 miles to do it all again

Proclaimers whip up the crowds as glorious Glasgow hosts a Golden Games for Scotland Time to reflect on the Golden Games of Glasgow, with a light-hearted look at some magnificent, memorable moments from a fantastically successful squash tournament. A TO Z OF THE 2014 COMMONWEALTH GAMES SQUASH A: AUSTRALIA. From the turmoil in the camp [...]

August 8, 2014 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Comment, Commonwealth Games, Fun Stuff 4

Nick Matthew to referee David Pearson charity match

Nick Matthew to referee David Pearson charity match

Top coach plays his first match in 15 years on charity night at Harrogate EXCLUSIVE by MIKE DALE – Squash Mad Special Correspondent David Pearson, coach of both current world champions, hasn’t played a squash match for 15 years. But that’s about to change. On October 25, Nick Matthew, Chris Simpson and Jenny Duncalf will [...]

July 8, 2014 Mike Dale Fun Stuff, Interviews, News 0

Comment: I believe that squash needs a Team USA moment

Comment: I believe that squash needs a Team USA moment

Rousing World Cup patriotism should be mirrored in squash … and racquetball Hands up, who wasn’t thrilled by the performance of the USA in a magnificent World Cup battle against Belgium the other night? If goalkeeper Tim Howard stood for president against Barack Obama tomorrow, he would dive in through the front door of the [...]

July 3, 2014 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Comment, Fun Stuff, Growing the game 2

Squash Ezine: Tributes pour in for squash legend Henri Salaun

Squash Ezine: Tributes pour in for squash legend Henri Salaun

American squash legend Henri Salaun on the front cover of Sports Illustrated in 1958 By JOE McMANUS – Editor of Squash Ezine Beloved squash figure Henri Salaun died on June 4, 2014. He was 88 years old. Mr. Salaun was a resident of Needham, Massachusetts. In 1958 along with Diehl Mateer, Salaun appeared on the [...]

June 28, 2014 Guest Contributor Fun Stuff, News, Squash Around The World 0