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James Willstrop keen to appear on stage at Dubai Opera

James Willstrop keen to appear on stage at Dubai Opera

‘It’s a new iconic place to add to the list of amazing venues for squash’ By NATHAN CLARKE   England’s World No.6 James Willstrop says he can’t wait to appear at the PSA Dubai World Series Finals and test himself against the world’s best players for one of the sport’s most lucrative prizes at Dubai [...]

May 30, 2017 Guest Contributor News 0

The Fear of Coming Out: Alexia Clonda reveals the pain she endured on tour

The Fear of Coming Out: Alexia Clonda reveals the pain she endured on tour

‘People spat at me and insulted me’ says former professional player who came out in 1997 EXCLUSIVE: By ALEXIA CLONDA   The revelation in an interview by American writer James Zug that squash stars Rachael Grinham and Jenny Duncalf were squash’s first openly gay couple produced an overwhelming wave of support from throughout the squash [...]

May 28, 2017 Guest Contributor Comment, Growing the game, News 2

Alan’s Blog: In praise of PSA introducing shorter knock-ups

Alan’s Blog: In praise of PSA introducing shorter knock-ups

Time waits for no man, apart from the never-ending knock-ups in squash By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor At long last, the PSA are planning to reduce the length of pre-match knock-ups. A trial will be held in the forthcoming World Series Finals taking place on stage at Dubai Opera House. And I hope all [...]

May 28, 2017 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Comment, News 1
Nicol David and Ivan Yuen bag Malaysian national titles

Nicol David and Ivan Yuen bag Malaysian national titles

Ivan Yuen bags his first national title and Nicol David makes a winning return By Alex Wan – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor World number 43 Ivan Yuen bagged his first ever Malaysian national title after a gruelling 97-minute cruncher [...]

May 28, 2017 News
Jenny Duncalf and Rachael Grinham open their hearts to reveal their life in love on the World Tour

Jenny Duncalf and Rachael Grinham open their hearts to reveal their life in love on the World Tour

‘If it helps just one person then it’s worth doing’ By NATHAN CLARKE   Former World No.1 Rachael Grinham and former World No.2 Jenny Duncalf have become the first active professional squash players to openly identify themselves as gay, with [...]

May 27, 2017 Growing the game, Interviews, News
Simon Rösner ready to rock in PSA World Series Finals

Simon Rösner ready to rock in PSA World Series Finals

‘I tend so start well so the format suits me’ By ELLIE MAWSON   World No.11 Simon Rösner says he is delighted to have qualified for the 2016/17 PSA Dubai World Series Finals where he will compete against the top [...]

May 26, 2017 News
Raneem ready to dazzle in Dubai

Raneem ready to dazzle in Dubai

‘I would be really happy to make the final again’ By ELLIE MAWSON   After narrowly losing out to England’s Laura Massaro in the final of last season’s PSA Dubai World Series Finals, Egypt’s World No.2 Raneem El Welily says [...]

May 26, 2017 News
Marwan ElShorbagy writes his own story

Marwan ElShorbagy writes his own story

Marwan steps out of his brother’s shadow to challenge for the highest honours By ELLIE MAWSON   Ahead of his debut appearance at the season-ending PSA Dubai World Series Finals – which takes place at Dubai Opera from June 6-10 [...]

May 23, 2017 Interviews, News
Laura Massaro relishes Dubai defence

Laura Massaro relishes Dubai defence

Laura aims to be on song at Dubai Opera By ELLIE MAWSON   Reigning PSA Dubai World Series Finals Women’s champion, Laura Massaro, says she is relishing the prospect of defending her title when this year’s tournament gets under way [...]

May 23, 2017 Interviews, News
Stars line up for PSA World Series Finals in Dubai

Stars line up for PSA World Series Finals in Dubai

Group of death features Gaultier, Ashour, ElShorbagy and Willstrop By NATHAN CLARKE   The 2016-17 PSA Dubai World Series Finals, taking place at Dubai Opera from June 6-10, looks certain to deliver a blockbuster climax to the squash season after [...]

May 22, 2017 News
Satomi Watanabe nets her maiden title in Manila

Satomi Watanabe nets her maiden title in Manila

Japanese teenager wins her maiden PSA title in Manila By Alex Wan – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Japan’s young rising star Satomi Watanabe clinched her maiden PSA tour title as she triumphed over Wales’ Deon Saffrey in a 73-minute [...]

May 22, 2017 News
Six of the best as Gregory Gaultier heads back to Number One

Six of the best as Gregory Gaultier heads back to Number One

French star beats Ali Farag to add Bellevue Classic to his run of success By SEAN REUTHE   Frenchman Gregory Gaultier lifted his sixth PSA World Tour title in a row after he defeated Egypt’s World No.8 Ali Farag in [...]

May 21, 2017 News
Brad Hindle Interview: Why Gregory Gaultier is shining so brightly

Brad Hindle Interview: Why Gregory Gaultier is shining so brightly

Gaultier’s golden run is down to being relaxed and confident By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor Top coach Bradley Hindle is gaining a reputation as one of the best brains in squash. He is in big demand. As well as [...]

May 20, 2017 Alan's Blog, Growing the game, Interviews
Gregory Gaultier and Ali Farag to clash in Bellevue Classic Final

Gregory Gaultier and Ali Farag to clash in Bellevue Classic Final

French General makes it seven finals in a row  By SEAN REUTHE   World No.2 Gregory Gaultier and World No.8 Ali Farag will meet in the final of a PSA World Tour event for the second tournament in succession after [...]

May 20, 2017 News
Nick Matthew launches UK Masterclass events after Dubai finale

Nick Matthew launches UK Masterclass events after Dubai finale

Nick Matthew Academy Masterclasses to launch in UK after PSA World Series Finals in Dubai By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor Nick Matthew is getting ready for a busy summer, preparing to star on stage at the Dubai Opera House [...]

May 19, 2017 Alan's Blog, Growing the game, Interviews, News