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Welcome to Woodfield Squash and Leisure Club

Welcome to Woodfield Squash and Leisure Club

Doncaster new-build project survives funding setback to launch thriving four-court club By ROB WALLER, Joint Founder of Woodfield Squash and Leisure Club   Woodfield Squash and Leisure Club have just opened their brand new state of the art squash club and are arguably the fastest growing squash and leisure club in the UK. The Doncaster facility [...]

March 2, 2017 Guest Contributor Growing the game, News 10

Derek Ryan: Return of an Irish legend

Derek Ryan: Return of an Irish legend

An Olympic place is key to the growth of squash says Ryan By MARK KELLY, Squash Mad Ireland Correspondent Irish squash legend Derek Ryan, a former top 10 player almost two decades ago, is back at the pinnacle of the game, having secured a contract as Lead Physiotherapist and Medical Coordinator, providing on-site treatment and advice [...]

February 13, 2017 Mark Kelly Growing the game, Interviews, News 0

WSF publish new court specifications

WSF publish new court specifications

Global update for court builders By HOWARD HARDING   The World Squash Federation has extensively updated its specifications for squash courts, featuring various new clauses and drawings. The WSF Squash Court Specifications 2017 provide an invaluable source of information for all architects, specifiers and builders, giving details of dimensions, materials and tolerances for court flooring, [...]

January 24, 2017 Howard Harding Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

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

Squash Squared project grows in London

Squash Squared project grows in London

Wimbledon Club hosts urban squash programme to help kids from Battersea By a Special Correspondent   The Squash Squared Cup on Saturday 10th December this year is a wonderful opportunity for squash fans to help support a team that raises money for the most socially and economically disadvantaged children in London and gives them the chance to [...]

December 8, 2016 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

Countdown to the Scottish Junior Open

Countdown to the Scottish Junior Open

Young stars descend on Edinburgh By ALLAN McKAY    January 2017. Not far away. Just when the good folk of Edinburgh were planning to tidy up after the revels of Hogmanay, comes news of another invasion. Not the Jacobites, this time, with their claymores and uisge-beatha, but an army of young Squash players from around [...]

December 6, 2016 Guest Contributor Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

Ritwik Bhattacharya pushes back the boundaries with cricket club success

Ritwik Bhattacharya pushes back the boundaries with cricket club success

Former star is on the ball, growing the game in India By ALAN THATCHER Squash in India is being given a massive injection of energy thanks to the efforts of former professional Ritwik Bhattacharya. The staging of the $50,000 Men’s CCI International at the Cricket Club of India in Mumbai was the most ambitious project [...]

December 2, 2016 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Comment, Growing the game, Interviews, News 0

Building a new kind of squash and racketball club

Building a new kind of squash and racketball club

Join the fight to save the healthiest of all sports By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor It was wonderful to see Britain’s national newspapers present the health benefits of playing squash and racketball in their coverage of a recent survey published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Regularly playing squash and racketball could help [...]

December 2, 2016 Alan Thatcher Comment, Growing the game, News 2

Channel VAS Championship to donate ticket sales to charity

Channel VAS Championship to donate ticket sales to charity

Top seed Mohamed ElShorbagy so keen to win at Weybridge By SEAN REUTHE    The title sponsor of the upcoming Channel VAS Championship at St George’s Hill has announced that they will be donating 100 per cent of all ticket sales from the PSA M100 tournament to children’s charity CLIC Sargent, who offer cancer support [...]

November 30, 2016 Guest Contributor 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

James Willstrop aims to finish the year on a high

James Willstrop aims to finish the year on a high

James aims for St George’s thrill By SEAN REUTHE   Former World No.1 James Willstrop is looking forward to appearing on home soil during December’s Channel VAS Championship at St George’s Hill Open, the PSA M100 tournament that takes place between December 8-12 at the St George’s Hill Lawn Tennis Club in Weybridge. The Yorkshireman, [...]

November 21, 2016 Guest Contributor Growing the game, News 0

Canary Wharf sells out five months ahead of tournament

Canary Wharf sells out five months ahead of tournament

  East Wintergarden tickets are snapped up inside five weeks The 2017 Canary Wharf Squash Classic is again a complete sell-out, five months ahead of the world’s top players heading back to London’s favourite tournament. In a replica of last year’s rush, all tickets were snapped up within five weeks of going on sale. The [...]

November 16, 2016 Lee Horton Growing the game, News 0

Mohamed Elshorbagy leads star-studded draw in Channel VAS Open

Mohamed Elshorbagy leads star-studded draw in Channel VAS Open

Danny Lee lifts St George’s Hill prize fund to $100k By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor World number one Mohamed Elshorbagy leads a star-studded field competing in the $100K Channel VAS Championship which will take place on the all-glass court at the prestigious St George’s Hill Club in Weybridge, Surrey, from December 6-12. With an [...]

November 12, 2016 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

Alan’s Blog: On the BBC with Danny Lee

Alan’s Blog: On the BBC with Danny Lee

BBC World News salutes Jahangir Khan By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor I enjoyed visiting the BBC command centre in Portland Place, London, to discuss the phenomenal achievements of squash legend Jahangir Khan.  My co-author Rod Gilmour was away covering a golf tournament and it was a real pleasure to have Danny Lee alongside me [...]

November 2, 2016 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Growing the game, News 0

Champions join in to support World Squash Day

Champions join in to support World Squash Day

World champions help to grow the game By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor Stars of the game joined forces to support World Squash Day, with fantastic events taking place all over the planet. Three-times world champion Nick Matthew helped with the launch, urging clubs to promote the sport, attract new players and raise money for [...]

October 28, 2016 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0