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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

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