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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

PSA announce long-term TV and streaming deals

PSA announce long-term TV and streaming deals

BT Sport, Fox Sports Australia and Sky NZ score long-term deal extensions with PSA By NATHAN CLARKE The Professional Squash Association (PSA) have this week renewed their existing broadcast partnerships with BT Sport, Fox Australia and Sky New Zealand, further strengthening the sport’s position within the global TV and digital streaming market. As a result, [...]

October 25, 2016 Guest Contributor Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

Great ideas all over the planet for World Squash Day

Great ideas all over the planet for World Squash Day

Dublin bike dash is the biggest event By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent Squash facilities around the world will be opening their doors to welcome newcomers to the sport on the 15th edition of World Squash Day tomorrow, Saturday 22nd October. The theme for 2016 is to promote the social side of the game [...]

October 21, 2016 Howard Harding Alan's Blog, Growing the game, News 0

Alan’s Blog: Showcasing the sport in sumptuous venues

Alan’s Blog: Showcasing the sport in sumptuous venues

Packed venues bring top-class squash to new levels of drama By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor The successful delivery of the US Open, with the jumbotron screen above the glass court inside the Drexel University sports arena, the San Francisco Bay Bridge towering over the court at the NetSuite Open, and the spectacular renaissance of [...]

October 16, 2016 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Comment, Growing the game, News 1

Racquetball salutes lessons learned from SquashTV

Racquetball salutes lessons learned from SquashTV

Squash’s video output dwarfs racquetball efforts in the USA By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor My friend Freddy Ramirez writes a terrifically engaging racquetball blog called Restrung Magazine. We have been communicating online for some years and frequently discuss ways in which racquetball (or racketball) can find some harmony with squash to produce some mutually [...]

October 11, 2016 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Comment, Growing the game, News, Racketball 8

Rebound celebrates birthday with return to US Open

Rebound celebrates birthday with return to US Open

First anniversary of global outreach scheme at US Open  By NATHAN CLARKE   Twelve months on from the first ever ‘ReBound Drive’ the Professional Squash Association’s charity arm is set to return to Philadelphia’s Drexel University on October 6 for the 2016 Delaware Investments U.S. Open, when fans and players alike will once again have [...]

September 30, 2016 Guest Contributor Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

Australian Open heads North to Darwin

Australian Open heads North to Darwin

Darwin Squash Centre gets $4.5m govt funding By ALAN THATCHER    Squash NT (Northern Territory) has been successful in bidding for the Australian Open Squash Championships in November 2017. Despite strong competition from two other major destinations, the NT bid was successful due to the Northern Territory Government funding of $4.5 million which will develop [...]

September 30, 2016 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

My Matterhorn adventure: Still a mountain to climb for Paul Main

My Matterhorn adventure: Still a mountain to climb for Paul Main

Turning back from the summit was painful, but fund-raising was the main aim By PAUL MAIN – Squash Mad Reporter   Squash Mad have kindly asked me to write a report of my recent attempt to climb The Matterhorn. The attempt was to mark my 50th and I chose to do some fundraising on the [...]

September 29, 2016 Guest Contributor Growing the game, News 1

Nick Matthew says: Join me on court for World Squash Day

Nick Matthew says: Join me on court for World Squash Day

‘Every top player started out by playing at their local squash club’ says three-time world champion By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor Three-times world champion Nick Matthew is encouraging every squash club on the planet to open their doors to support World Squash Day 2016. World Squash Day takes place on Saturday October 22nd and [...]

September 28, 2016 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Growing the game, News 0

How we can help a brave little boy called Sumner Malik

How we can help a brave little boy called Sumner Malik

Squash community rallies round By SQUASH MUM – Special Correspondent   For all that the participants are spread all over the country, the world of junior squash can be a tight knit community. Adults and kids alike get to meet people from all over the country and enduring friendships are formed between the parents and [...]

September 24, 2016 Guest Contributor Growing the game, News 0

Stars open new court at Leamington

Stars open new court at Leamington

Grass-roots club with world-class facilities By Squash Mad Reporter   Leamington Squash Club threw one hell of a party to celebrate the opening of their new sixth squash court. A full day of celebration was organised for members prior to the official court opening and a Squash exhibition involving some of the best players in [...]

September 16, 2016 Guest Contributor Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0