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Yoga keeps Laura Massaro on top

Yoga keeps Laura Massaro on top

Yoga helps prevention of injuries By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor Laura Massaro, the world number one female squash player, thanks yoga for helping her maintain a healthy mind and body as she enjoys the most successful spell of her professional career.  The former world champion in one of the most physically demanding sports acknowledges [...]

April 4, 2016 Guest Contributor Interviews, News 0

Interview: 11 Points with Paul Coll

Interview: 11 Points with Paul Coll

Drive and dive is the winning formula for Kiwi Coll By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor New Zealander Paul Coll faces James Willstrop in the first round of the Canary Wharf Classicd after a withdrawal by Nasir Iqbal allowed him to bypass the qualifying competition at Wimbledon. Here he tells Alan Thatcher about life on and [...]

March 8, 2016 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0

The BIG Interview with James Willstrop

The BIG Interview with James Willstrop

James is a danger man seeded five at Canary Wharf Interview by Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor Former world number one James Willstrop returns to the Canary Wharf Classic looking forward to entertaining the crowds at one of his favourite venues. Willstrop, 33, is almost back to his dominant best after a long spell out [...]

March 8, 2016 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0

Canary Wharf Countdown: 11 Points With Simon Rosner

Canary Wharf Countdown: 11 Points With Simon Rosner

Simon Rösner: Getting closer to the top By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor Simon Rösner is the number two seed in the Canary Wharf Squash Classic this year. After many years of rising up the rankings, he is on the verge of breaking into the elite leading pack. Here he tells Alan Thatcher about life [...]

March 5, 2016 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0

The Big Interview with Omar Mosaad

The Big Interview with Omar Mosaad

Hammer of Thor is top seed at Canary Wharf By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor CANARY WHARF SQUASH CLASSIC COUNTDOWN: 11 POINTS WITH OMAR MOSAAD 1: Omar, it’s wonderful to see you back at Canary Wharf, especially as you are the top seed this year. How does it feel to be at your highest-ever ranking [...]

March 3, 2016 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0

Big Interview: 11 points with Marwan Elshorbagy

Big Interview: 11 points with Marwan Elshorbagy

Marwan aims to take the number one spot from big brother Mohamed By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor Marwan Elshorbagy approaches the forthcoming Canary Wharf Classic in a vein of outstanding form. A losing semi-finalist to his brother in the Colombia Open, the world number 10 reveals that his long-term aim is to replace his brother at [...]

February 20, 2016 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0

Poland makes a major impact on European squash

Poland makes a major impact on European squash

Maciej Klis is teaching Poles how to Enjoy squash By ROSANNA RADLINSKA – Squash Mad Special Correspondent   Poland is certainly putting its own signature on the European squash scene. With newly built squash clubs using technology from major producers ASB, McWil and CourtTech, rapid development of squash is only a matter of time (Hasta La Vista [...]

January 23, 2016 Guest Contributor Growing the game, Interviews, News 0

Interview: I’d love to play at Grand Central says Samuel Kang

Interview: I’d love to play at Grand Central says Samuel Kang

Singapore’s Samuel Kang on life after Princeton and big dreams for squash By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor   Beneath the hard running slender frame is a former straight-As student who had just returned from the acclaimed Ivy League school, Princeton University, with an Economics degree. Despite picking up the sport at a relatively [...]

January 10, 2016 Alex Wan Interviews, News 0

Laura Massaro’s hard work pays off

Laura Massaro’s hard work pays off

Fitness, diet and a more attacking game plan take Laura Massaro to the top of the world rankings Interview by Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor Laura Massaro begins the New Year with enormous confidence, boosted by the knowledge that all the hard work she put in during 2015 produced significant rewards. Those rewards included three [...]

January 3, 2016 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Interviews, News 0

Madeline Perry exclusive: Planning life after squash

Madeline Perry exclusive: Planning life after squash

Emotional testimonial day at Fitzwilliam Club as curtain comes down on my professional career By MADELINE PERRY    Irish squash kindly held a testimonial for me at Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club to celebrate my career and achievements. It was a gathering of a lot of people who have supported me during my career and was great [...]

December 8, 2015 Guest Contributor Interviews, News 0

Squash Mad Interview: Alan Stapleton chats to South African star Steve Coppinger

Squash Mad Interview: Alan Stapleton chats to South African star Steve Coppinger

Steve Coppinger makes giant strides for South Africa By ALAN STAPLETON – Squash Mad South Africa correspondent   Steve Coppinger is one of the most successful South African squash players of all time. He is the first Springbok to break into the world top 20 since the 1970s, and has reached a career-high position of 14th.   He recently [...]

October 29, 2015 Guest Contributor Interviews, News 1

Exclusive Interview – Low Wee Wern on changing the sponsor-athlete-fans ecosystem

Exclusive Interview – Low Wee Wern on changing the sponsor-athlete-fans ecosystem

Wee Wern Gets Entrepreneurial By Alex Wan – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor In this two part series of interviews where we speak to two top ten players out on injury breaks, Squash Mad catches up with Low Wee Wern, the Malaysia number two who is still out on an injury break, after tearing her [...]

October 7, 2015 Alex Wan Interviews, News 0

Exclusive interview with New Zealand’s Joelle King

Exclusive interview with New Zealand’s Joelle King

Kiwi ace Joelle King loves being back on Tour after injury setback Interview by ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor   Squash Mad brings you a pair of interviews with two women from the world’s top ten, who at the height of their careers were forced to be out of the game for months due [...]

September 27, 2015 Alex Wan Interviews, News 0

Exclusive interview with Borja Golan

Exclusive interview with Borja Golan

Borja keeps his eyes on the ball as he embraces change and imminent fatherhood By LIESL GOECKER – Squash Mad Correspondent in India The World No. 13 of squash, who just won his first tournament in two years in Mumbai, talks about stretching, ageing, and playing in India. “Can we do the interview in 20, 30 minutes? [...]

September 26, 2015 Guest Contributor Interviews, News 0

Interview: 11 points with Hania El Hammamy

Interview: 11 points with Hania El Hammamy

Aged 15, Hania storms through qualifying into Mumbai semi-finals Interview by LIESL GOECKER – Squash Mad India Correspondent   A fascinating story, and a fascinating interview with a qualifier who has made it into the semi-finals of the Indian Squash Circuit tournament in Mumbai. On the day 17-year-old Nouran Gohar beat Nicol David in China, the [...]

September 5, 2015 Guest Contributor Interviews, News 0