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The World is Not Enough for Matthew as he targets gold trail

The World is Not Enough for Matthew as he targets gold trail

While a fourth World Championship title in 2014 would be a dream come true for Sheffield’s world number one Nick Matthew, he explains to Phil Harrison that his main priority lies elsewhere By PHIL HARRISON – Courtesy of the Yorkshire Evening Post (26/12/13) NICK MATTHEW freely admits he achieved more in 2013 than he had [...]

December 30, 2013 Guest Contributor Interviews, News 0

Exclusive interview: Nick Matthew pulls no punches as he reviews a memorable 2013

Exclusive interview: Nick Matthew pulls no punches as he reviews a memorable 2013

Merging governing bodies, working in journalism and wearing compression stockings…11 points with Nick Matthew By MICHAEL CATLING – Squash Mad Reporter Less than six months ago, Nick Matthew was sitting at home contemplating his future after falling out of the love with the game. A final loss at the World Series Finals, punctuated by semi-final [...]

December 24, 2013 Guest Contributor Interviews, News 0

DAVID PEARSON: Leaving England Squash was like a family break-up, but I was so happy to team up with Robbo as Nick won his third world title

DAVID PEARSON: Leaving England Squash was like a family break-up, but I was so happy to team up with Robbo as Nick won his third world title

Three years on, David Pearson reveals all about his departure as England coach  Interview by MIKE DALE – Squash Mad Columnist Another big-name has joined the squashmad.com stable, and we could hardly have found a more authoritative or respected figure in the game. David Pearson has coached an array of world champions, including the current [...]

December 19, 2013 Mike Dale Comment, Interviews 1

Egyptian squash is like Brazilian football, says Ashraf Hanafi

Egyptian squash is like Brazilian football, says Ashraf Hanafi

From securing sponsorship to building legacies…11 points with tournament promoter Ashraf Hanafi By WOLFGANG DENK – Squash Mad Contributor ASHRAF HANAFI is the promoter of the first major squash tournament to take place in Egypt since the recent unrest. During a successful delivery of the Banque Misr Sky Open in New Cairo, he took time [...]

November 25, 2013 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News, Squash Around The World 0

11 Points with Samantha Cornett

11 Points with Samantha Cornett

11 POINTS WITH SAM CORNETT 1: First of all, you must have been pleased to hear that moves were being made to rescue the Women’s World Open in Egypt in December, before it all fell through. A: We won’t be having the World Champs in December, and yes, this is very disappointing. I am hopeful [...]

November 20, 2013 Alan Thatcher Interviews 0

Getting to know the real Nour El Sherbini

Getting to know the real Nour El Sherbini

By AHMED SERAG – Courtesy of the Cairo Post While a lot of Egyptians may not know her, she is well known to all Squash fans. Nour El Sherbini entered history after she became sport’s youngest ever world champion at the age of 13, after winning the women’s title in the World Junior Squash Championships [...]

November 14, 2013 Lee Horton Interviews 0

INTERVIEW: Jenny waits for women to take centre stage

INTERVIEW: Jenny waits for women to take centre stage

By MIKE DALE As men’s squash gathers its breath after a staggeringly successful World Championship in Manchester, the women’s tour remains in a state of agonising stasis. The intense drama of last Sunday’s men’s final capped a sensational week of shocks, injuries, great matches, compelling stories, a book launch and even a new baby – [...]

November 6, 2013 Mike Dale Interviews 1

SQUASH FASHION: A look in Iron Man Rosner’s wardrobe

SQUASH FASHION: A look in Iron Man Rosner’s wardrobe

German squash star Simon Rosner has had to make a heartbreaking decision and trade in his favourite pink shirt for a new clothing range this season. Here, in an interview with ALAN THATCHER, he reveals his love of tournament hotels that allow him to indulge in one of his favourite hobbies, ironing.    1: How [...]

October 26, 2013 Alan Thatcher Fun Stuff, Interviews 0

My training secrets by Nick Matthew

My training secrets by Nick Matthew

    ow many hours do you spend training a week? About four hours a day, six days a week. This has altered over the years: I think when you’re younger you do a few stupid things which, these days, the body wouldn’t be able to cope with. Training smart not hard, with lots of [...]

October 19, 2013 Lee Horton Coaching and Development, Interviews 1

INTERVIEW: Squash must copy skiing to avoid going downhill says Wolfgang Denk

INTERVIEW: Squash must copy skiing to avoid going downhill says Wolfgang Denk

11 POINTS WITH WOLFGANG DENK Owner of Courtwall Innovations 1: How long have you been involved in squash, and what attracted you to the sport in the first place? I started to play squash in 1985 when the first courts were built in Austria, after retiring from a semi-professional career in handball. I liked the [...]

October 14, 2013 Alan Thatcher Interviews 0

INTERVIEW: Parke life looks great

INTERVIEW: Parke life looks great

SQUASH MAD EXCLUSIVE: By MIKE DALE Former US Open champion Simon Parke is still a busy man on court British legend Simon Parke may have retired from the PSA Tour seven years ago, but his renowned energy levels are not waning yet. Still playing in seven leagues across the UK and Europe, he’s also coaching [...]

October 12, 2013 Alan Thatcher Interviews 0

Meet Mark Hayden, Mr Harrow and Mr Glo

Meet Mark Hayden, Mr Harrow and Mr Glo

By BOB HANSCOM Do you know who Mark Hayden is? How about Glo Cosmetics? How about Harrow Sports? An alumni of the University of California at Berkeley, Mark Hayden received a B.A. degree in Computer Science there. Mark is the CEO of both Glo Cosmetics and Harrow Sports. He’s the guy who put up the $35,000 for this year’s Glo Greewich Open. Glo [...]

January 23, 2012 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, Interviews, News 0