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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

The Big Interview: Nick Matthew in the mood for Dubai return

The Big Interview: Nick Matthew in the mood for Dubai return

‘If I was fit I’d play till I was 100’ By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor Nick Matthew returns to action after an ankle injury when he competes in the PSA World Series Finals in Dubai. It will be his first match since losing to Egypt’s Ali Farag in the second round of the British [...]

May 23, 2016 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Interviews, News 1

Scotland appoint Paul Bell and Martin Heath

Scotland appoint Paul Bell and Martin Heath

Top-class coaching team can reignite Scotland’s international ambitions By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor Scottish Squash have appointed a new coaching team, with Paul Bell as new National Coach and Martin Heath the Elite Performance Coach. Bell’s appointment was confirmed today on a permanent basis. Former world No.4 Heath, who is Head Coach at the [...]

April 21, 2016 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, Interviews, News 0

Interview: Azlan all systems go for World Championship in Malaysia

Interview: Azlan all systems go for World Championship in Malaysia

Putting players first, Azlan builds a world-class team Interview by ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor   Azlan Iskandar needs no introduction to the squash fraternity. Having retired from the tour about four years ago, the former world number 10 speaks just days before his biggest challenge in hand – the Naza PSA Women’s World [...]

April 20, 2016 Alex Wan Growing the game, Interviews, News 0

Interview: Michelle Martin predicts ‘wide open’ World Championship

Interview: Michelle Martin predicts ‘wide open’ World Championship

It could be anybody’s says three-time Aussie champion Interview by NATHAN CLARKE   Three-time World Champion Michelle Martin says that the incredible strength in depth in the Women’s game means that almost anyone could win the forthcoming PSA Women’s World Championship, which begins on Monday April 25 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Martin, who lifted the [...]

April 15, 2016 Guest Contributor Interviews, News 0

Interview with Egypt’s Nour El Sherbini

Interview with Egypt’s Nour El Sherbini

British Open champion sets sights on world crown Interview by NATHAN CLARKE   In-form Egyptian World No.2 Nour El Sherbini is relishing the prospect of competing in the upcoming PSA Women’s World Championship which gets under way in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Monday April 25. And she insists she is a different person from the [...]

April 14, 2016 Guest Contributor Interviews, News, Squash Around The World 0

Squash Zone Tour of Poland

Squash Zone Tour of Poland

Marcin on the move to grow the game By ROSANNA RADLINSKA – Squash Mad European Correspondent   Squash Mad’s Rosanna Radlinska talks to Marcin Wojtowicz, co-organiser and co-developer of an impressive project designed to make squash more popular in Poland, the Squash Zone Tour 2016. Squash Mad: We noticed that Squash Zone Tour has just [...]

April 13, 2016 Guest Contributor Growing the game, Interviews, News 0