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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

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

Marwan ElShorbagy writes his own story

Marwan ElShorbagy writes his own story

Marwan steps out of his brother’s shadow to challenge for the highest honours By ELLIE MAWSON   Ahead of his debut appearance at the season-ending PSA Dubai World Series Finals – which takes place at Dubai Opera from June 6-10 – World No.5 Marwan ElShorbagy says he is determined to build on what has been [...]

May 23, 2017 Guest Contributor Interviews, News 0

Laura Massaro relishes Dubai defence

Laura Massaro relishes Dubai defence

Laura aims to be on song at Dubai Opera By ELLIE MAWSON   Reigning PSA Dubai World Series Finals Women’s champion, Laura Massaro, says she is relishing the prospect of defending her title when this year’s tournament gets under way at Dubai Opera from June 6-10. Massaro won the 2015-16 World Series Finals in the [...]

May 23, 2017 Guest Contributor 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

The Big Interview: Nick Matthew talks about his future life as a coach

The Big Interview: Nick Matthew talks about his future life as a coach

Knowledge is power for the memory man of squash as he plans for life after stellar playing career Interview by ALAN THATCHER, Squash Mad Editor Nick Matthew is enjoying a successful end-of-season flourish after making it a priority to manage his schedule carefully to peak at the right times. He has also stepped back from massive [...]

April 3, 2017 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Interviews, News 0

Squash and study brings winning results

Squash and study brings winning results

Squash and academia partnerships in the UK By ROSANNA RADLINSKA – Squash Mad Columnist   As a parent of a sixth form student/squash player, I feel it is the right time to explore the opportunities of combining squash and studies in the UK. I have had a look at the University of the West of England and the Elite [...]

March 20, 2017 Guest Contributor Coaching and Development, Comment, Interviews, News 1

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

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

Karim Abdel Gawad: Winning at the Pyramids was a dream come true

Karim Abdel Gawad: Winning at the Pyramids was a dream come true

‘I couldn’t sleep the night before my first match at the Pyramids’ says champion Karim By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor Sleepless nights turned into a dream come true for Karim Abdel Gawad as he won the Al Ahram Open New Giza in front of the Great Pyramids. The world No.6 overcame fellow Egyptian Ali [...]

September 26, 2016 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0

David Palmer not ready to take a back seat

David Palmer not ready to take a back seat

Aussie veteran targets Gold Coast Games By ROSS SOLLY, Squash Mad Australian correspondent It speaks volumes about the extraordinary abilities of David Palmer that in 2016, just after his 40th birthday, he is still regarded as one of Australia’s finest squash players. What makes it even more incredible is that he rarely plays competitive squash tournaments [...]

August 3, 2016 Guest Contributor Interviews, News 1

Rachael Grinham: I enjoy doubles more than singles

Rachael Grinham: I enjoy doubles more than singles

Aussie star chases more medals in Darwin By ROSS SOLLY – Squash Mad Correspondent in Australia   If Rachael Grinham had her way, she would play doubles squash all the time. So having the chance to represent Australia in the World Doubles Championships in Darwin next month is an enormous thrill for the 39-year-old. “I [...]

August 1, 2016 Guest Contributor Interviews, News 0

Jessica Turnbull pumped up for Bendigo

Jessica Turnbull pumped up for Bendigo

Turnbull in top form ahead of Bendigo tourney By BEN ROWLES – Squash Mad Correspondent in Australia   The prospect of entering the 2016 Bendigo International Open as Australia’s highest ranked female will not daunt emerging star Jessica Turnbull. The 21-year-old, who will enter the July 28 – 31 tournament as the fifth seed overall, returns [...]

July 15, 2016 Guest Contributor Interviews, News, Squash Around The World 0

The Big Interview: Laura Massaro will give it her all in Dubai

The Big Interview: Laura Massaro will give it her all in Dubai

Top seed loves the variety of the women’s game By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor The women’s event in the PSA World Series Finals presents a wonderful contrast of international styles to delight spectators lucky enough to be in Dubai and a global audience of fans tuning into watch on their TVs, laptops or screens [...]

May 24, 2016 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Interviews, News 0