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Dick Pound talks up Olympic hopes

Dick Pound talks up Olympic hopes

Squash has all the ingredients to be an Olympic sport says top Canadian sports official Dick Pound By Squash Mad Reporter Former IOC vice president Dick Pound, the Honorary Chair of the 2014 Women’s World Team Squash Championship, is upbeat about squash’s chances of becoming an Olympic sport, saying that squash “has all the elements” [...]

November 29, 2014 Guest Contributor News, Squash Around The World, WSF 0

Veteran Rachael is crucial for Aussies

Veteran Rachael is crucial for Aussies

With Kasey Brown retired and Donna Urquhart injured, golden girl Grinham leads Aussies into battle in World Team Championships By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent Former world number one Rachael Grinham will be ‘key’ to success for Australia in next week’s SHOP.CA WSF Women’s World Team Squash Championship in Canada, according to team coach [...]

November 28, 2014 Guest Contributor News, Squash Around The World, WSF 0

Egypt top seeds for Women’s World Championship

Egypt top seeds for Women’s World Championship

Hosts Canada drawn in same group as mighty Malaysia By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad WSA Correspondent Egypt, led by world No3 Raneem El Welily, are expected to retain their title in next month’s SHOP.CA WSF Women’s World Team Squash Championship in Canada after being named as top seeds by the World Squash Federation. Teams [...]

November 18, 2014 Guest Contributor News, Squash Around The World, WSF 0

Sandhu loves the sand: Life’s a beach for Harinder and Liu

Sandhu loves the sand: Life’s a beach for Harinder and Liu

Sun, sea, sand and squash for Asian Beach Games in Thailand By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Reporter with the beach shorts, shades and cocktails Harinder Pal Sandhu of India and Liu Tsz-Ling from Hong Kong claimed the gold medals in the inaugural Squash championships in the Asian Beach Games, which were staged on a [...]

November 17, 2014 Guest Contributor Fun Stuff, Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World, WSF 1

Hosts Canada hope to shine in Women’s World Teams

Hosts Canada hope to shine in Women’s World Teams

Strong Egyptian squad look to recapture title at Niagara  By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent A star-studded line-up representing 20 nations – featuring the entire world top ten – will compete in next month’s SHOP.CA Women’s WSF World Team Squash Championship in Canada, according to the finalised squads confirmed today by the World Squash [...]

November 12, 2014 Guest Contributor News, Squash Around The World, WSF 0

Squash is “ready to walk through Olympic door”

Squash is “ready to walk through Olympic door”

WSF pins hopes on IOC review of flawed voting process The World Squash Federation (WSF) say that squash is ready to “walk through the door” should the IOC offer a place in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.  Despite suffering a devastating rebuff in the most recent bid for a place in the Games (in [...]

November 7, 2014 Alan Thatcher Comment, News, WSF 1

England drop Jenny Duncalf from World Teams

England drop Jenny Duncalf from World Teams

Laura Massaro leads England’s World Team title bid in Canada From England Squash and Racketball  World champion Laura Massaro will lead England’s attempt to regain the Women’s World Team Squash Championship in Canada next month. The world No.2 from Lancashire will captain a strong team comprising four players in the world’s top 18 for the [...]

November 3, 2014 Guest Contributor News, WSF 0

Women’s Worlds launches with White Oaks open day

Women’s Worlds launches with White Oaks open day

Free Community Fun Day at Niagara-on-the-Lake By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor I love the White Oaks Squash Club at Niagara-on-the-Lake. It has one of my favourite show courts, with an interesting mixture of glass front and back walls, and concrete sidewalls. And it even has its own Starbucks in the squash reception. It [...]

November 1, 2014 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News, Squash Around The World, WSF 1

Women’s World Championship heads to Egypt

Women’s World Championship heads to Egypt

Wadi Degla club to host Women’s Worlds in Cairo By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent The 2014 Women’s World Squash Championship will take place in Egypt in December following an agreement reached this week between the Women’s Squash Association and Wadi Degla Holding. Offering a USD $150,000 prize-fund, the 2014 championship will be hosted [...]

October 29, 2014 Guest Contributor News, WSF 0

Alan’s Blog: Double the fun on World Squash Day

Alan’s Blog: Double the fun on World Squash Day

How squash can grow the game and have a positive effect on your local community World Squash Day is now cemented in the calendar as a major annual event where clubs and federations can use the occasion to grow the game.  I love it when individuals come up with creative ideas to capture the imagination, [...]

October 27, 2014 Alan Thatcher News, WSF 0

Speed thrills on World Squash Day

Speed thrills on World Squash Day

Amazing events showcase squash across the globe By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent World Squash Day 2014 was a resounding success, with thousands of players taking part in challenging and creative events all over the planet. In a trans-Atlantic speed challenge, Australia’s world No.22 Cameron Pilley attempted to improve on his world record of [...]

October 22, 2014 Guest Contributor News, WSF 0

WSF elects new board in Philadelphia

WSF elects new board in Philadelphia

Heather Deayton bows out with special thanks By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent The 44th World Squash Federation AGM and Conference, held this year alongside the US Open in Philadelphia, concluded with the AGM today (October 18). The meeting followed the two-day conference which featured presentations from key people from outside squash to provide [...]

October 19, 2014 Guest Contributor News, Squash Around The World, WSF 0

Stars take speed test for World Squash Day

Stars take speed test for World Squash Day

Radar gun challenges on both sides of the Atlantic as Cam Pilley’s 176mph record comes under fire By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent Some amazing events are taking place all over the planet on World Squash Day – the theme of which is Go For It! – this Saturday (October 18th). Key events being [...]

October 16, 2014 Guest Contributor News, World Squash Day, WSF 0

Squash Canada announce World Teams sponsor

Squash Canada announce World Teams sponsor

Squash and shopping the perfect mix for Women’s World Team Championship By Squash Mad Reporter OTTAWA (ON) – Squash Canada is pleased to announce that SHOP.CA has been named the title sponsor of the Women’s World Team Squash Championship 2014 held at White Oaks Resort & Spa in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON. “SHOP.CA is extremely proud to [...]

October 10, 2014 Guest Contributor News, Squash Around The World, WSF 0

Stuart Crawford relives Glasgow Games glories

Stuart Crawford relives Glasgow Games glories

Magical memories as the Scottish crowd lifts us beyond our dreams  By STUART CRAWFORD – courtesy of Scottish Squash It’s now two months since the Commonwealth Games came to an end and, with the recent launch of the new Scottish Squash website, I thought it would be appropriate to document some of my experiences of [...]

October 9, 2014 Guest Contributor Comment, Commonwealth Games, News, WSF 0