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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

Equal pay at the Pyramids–sounds pharaoh to me

Equal pay at the Pyramids–sounds pharaoh to me

Egypt’s world number ones lead star-studded field in the Al Ahram By NATHAN CLARKE    The Great Pyramid of Giza, one of the seven wonders of the world, will provide the backdrop to a five-day squash extravaganza this September that will see Egyptian World No.1s Mohamed ElShorbagy and Nour El Sherbini lead a star-studded field [...]

August 8, 2016 Guest Contributor Growing the game, News 0

More podiums, please, say resurgent Scots

More podiums, please, say resurgent Scots

Paul Bell heralds new dawn in the North By MIKE GREGSON – Squash Mad Scottish Correspondent   These are heady days for Scottish Squash. As teams gather for the World Doubles in Darwin – including two Scots men’s pairs – there is optimism in the air. A breakthrough Men’s European Team Bronze, and a young [...]

August 6, 2016 Guest Contributor Coaching and Development, Growing the game, News 0

SquashTV set for biggest season ever

SquashTV set for biggest season ever

All the action, from the Pyramids to Grand Central By NATHAN CLARKE   The Professional Squash Association (PSA) have confirmed that the upcoming 2016/17 PSA World Tour season will see more live tournaments than ever before broadcast on SQUASHTV and Eurosport Player, the official home of live and on-demand squash. Over 450 matches, spread across [...]

August 5, 2016 Guest Contributor Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

Future of squash is bright despite Olympic snub

Future of squash is bright despite Olympic snub

Squash can be proud of booming PSA Tour says Alex Gough By NATHAN CLARKE   In the wake of yesterday’s confirmation from the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) that squash will not feature in the 2020 Olympic Games, Professional Squash Association (PSA) Chief Executive Alex Gough has reiterated his belief that the future of squash is [...]

August 4, 2016 Guest Contributor Comment, Growing the game, News 0

Comment: Why squash does NOT need the Olympics

Comment: Why squash does NOT need the Olympics

Few, if any benefits would accrue from a place at the tainted top table COMMENT: By A Squash Professional   On the eve of the 2016 Olympic Games, with the event already mired in the usual allegations of crime, corruption and drug-related controversy, a former professional squash player, now a leading coach, debates whether squash needs [...]

August 4, 2016 Guest Contributor Alan's Blog, Comment, Growing the game, News 6