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Pro squash events return to Pakistan

Pro squash events return to Pakistan

Men’s and women’s events in Islamabad in December By ALAN THATCHER   Pakistan will host professional squash tournaments for the first time since January between December 19-23 when the Pakistan Open Mens’ Squash Championship and the Chief of the Air Staff International Women Squash Championship take place in Islamabad following last month’s decision by the [...]

September 19, 2017 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

PSA Foundation Partners With Off The Wall Squash

PSA Foundation Partners With Off The Wall Squash

PSA Foundation Partners With Off The Wall Squash By SEAN REUTHE – PSA World Tour   The Professional Squash Association Foundation (PSA Foundation) have agreed a new partnership with UK-based coaching academy Off The Wall Squash that will see the two organisations work in unison towards promoting and growing junior squash around the world through [...]

September 13, 2017 Guest Contributor Growing the game, News 0

PSA and WSF team up on global strategy to grow the game

PSA and WSF team up on global strategy to grow the game

‘Partnership was a key objective’ says WSF chief Jacques Fontaine By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   The Professional Squash Association (PSA) and World Squash Federation (WSF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will see the two bodies work in unison towards achieving a joint vision for the future of squash on [...]

September 11, 2017 Howard Harding Growing the game, News 0

PSA lifts tournament ban on Pakistan

PSA lifts tournament ban on Pakistan

Jahangir welcomes new events in Islamabad By SEAN REUTHE   The Professional Squash Association (PSA) have confirmed that they are sanctioning two PSA World Tour events in Pakistan in December following their decision to lift a ban imposed in February 2017 which prevented the country from hosting international Tour events due to security concerns. Both a [...]

August 31, 2017 Guest Contributor Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

PSA Foundation links up with Rackets Cubed and England Squash

PSA Foundation links up with Rackets Cubed and England Squash

New move to grow squash By ELLIE MAWSON    The Professional Squash Association Foundation (PSAF) have announced a partnership with England Squash and Rackets Cubed that will see the three organisations work together to enhance grass-roots participation in squash throughout the United Kingdom. A UK registered charity, Rackets Cubed provides after-school enrichment programmes for disadvantaged [...]

June 30, 2017 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

PSA prize money reaches new high during 2016-17 season

PSA prize money reaches new high during 2016-17 season

$5.8m for 220 events on World Tour By SEAN REUTHE    The total level of financial compensation for squash players on the PSA World Tour was at an all-time high during the 2016-17 season after figures released today (June 20) by the Professional Squash Association (PSA) showed an overall growth rate of 5.2 per cent [...]

June 20, 2017 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

Russia proves that squash in Europe is growing fast

Russia proves that squash in Europe is growing fast

Look East to see the biggest growth in squash By ROSANNA RADLINSKA-TYMA – Squash Mad European Correspondent   The reason for checking the ESF junior events calendar since 2006 was simple – I was a mother of a teenage junior player and a junior player in the making. Right now, a teenage junior is an adult and [...]

June 6, 2017 Rosanna Radlinska-Tyma Growing the game, Interviews, News 1

French double at PSA Awards

French double at PSA Awards

Gregory Gaultier and Camille Serme are PSA Players Of The Year By NATHAN CLARKE in Dubai   There was double delight for France at the 2016-17 PSA Awards as Men’s World No.1 Gregory Gaultier and Women’s World No.3 Camille Serme collected the Player of Year Awards during a gala dinner at the Vida Hotel, Dubai. [...]

June 6, 2017 Guest Contributor Growing the game, News 0

The Fear of Coming Out: Alexia Clonda reveals the pain she endured on tour

The Fear of Coming Out: Alexia Clonda reveals the pain she endured on tour

‘People spat at me and insulted me’ says former professional player who came out in 1997 EXCLUSIVE: By ALEXIA CLONDA   The revelation in an interview by American writer James Zug that squash stars Rachael Grinham and Jenny Duncalf were squash’s first openly gay couple produced an overwhelming wave of support from throughout the squash [...]

May 28, 2017 Guest Contributor Comment, Growing the game, News 2

Jenny Duncalf and Rachael Grinham open their hearts to reveal their life in love on the World Tour

Jenny Duncalf and Rachael Grinham open their hearts to reveal their life in love on the World Tour

‘If it helps just one person then it’s worth doing’ By NATHAN CLARKE   Former World No.1 Rachael Grinham and former World No.2 Jenny Duncalf have become the first active professional squash players to openly identify themselves as gay, with the pair exclusively revealing their romantic relationship to U.S. Squash Magazine in a move that [...]

May 27, 2017 Guest Contributor Growing the game, Interviews, News 0

Brad Hindle Interview: Why Gregory Gaultier is shining so brightly

Brad Hindle Interview: Why Gregory Gaultier is shining so brightly

Gaultier’s golden run is down to being relaxed and confident By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor Top coach Bradley Hindle is gaining a reputation as one of the best brains in squash. He is in big demand. As well as being Malta’s national coach, he has recently launched his own academy and his growing reputation [...]

May 20, 2017 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Growing the game, Interviews 0

Nick Matthew launches UK Masterclass events after Dubai finale

Nick Matthew launches UK Masterclass events after Dubai finale

Nick Matthew Academy Masterclasses to launch in UK after PSA World Series Finals in Dubai By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor Nick Matthew is getting ready for a busy summer, preparing to star on stage at the Dubai Opera House and launching a new series of coaching camps in the UK in addition to his [...]

May 19, 2017 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Growing the game, Interviews, News 0

Colombia to host WSF coaching conference

Colombia to host WSF coaching conference

David Palmer and Sarah Fitz-Gerald lead coaching talks By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   The World Squash Federation has confirmed that Colombia will host the WSF Coaching Conference 2017. The now annual event will take place from September 14-16 at Club Campestre de Bucaramanga in Bucaramanga, one of Colombia’s rapidly expanding cities. “We [...]

April 7, 2017 Howard Harding Coaching and Development, Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

PSA selects Leverage as global sponsorship agency

PSA selects Leverage as global sponsorship agency

World Tour seeks global sponsor By SEAN REUTHE   The Professional Squash Association (PSA) have today announced an agreement with New York City-based sports and entertainment marketing firm Leverage Agency that will see the organisation become the PSA’s exclusive global marketing agency in a move to increase the sport’s profile and revenue potential. Under the [...]

March 29, 2017 Guest Contributor Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

Squash Classroom project launches in Pakistan

Squash Classroom project launches in Pakistan

Squash Classroom project backed by Australia’s sporting diplomacy policy By Squash Australia   The Pakistan Squash Federation has launched a new development initiative in collaboration with Squash Australia and Sport Matters. The Squash Classroom is a development project proudly supported by the Australian Government that will use squash to promote health, gender equality and education [...]

March 29, 2017 Guest Contributor Coaching and Development, Growing the game, News 0