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Coach’s Corner: Jonathan Kemp joins Squash Mad

Coach’s Corner: Jonathan Kemp joins Squash Mad

Eliminate the overswing and success will follow, says Jonathan Kemp By JONATHAN KEMP – SQUASH MAD COLUMNIST THE backhand drop should be one of the most effective shots in your arsenal. Executed confidently and several points can be won without dispelling too much energy. Unfortunately, many amateur players seem afraid of the perceived ‘risks’ attached [...]

January 21, 2014 Guest Contributor Coaching and Development, Comment, News 0

Exclusive: Kasey Brown revealed as the new WSA president

Exclusive: Kasey Brown revealed as the new WSA president

Kasey Brown given leading role at the WSA to kick-start new era By KRISTI MAROC – Squash Mad New York Correspondent AUSTRALIAN number one Kasey Brown has been appointed President of the Women’s Squash Association during their Annual General Meeting in New York on Saturday, Squash Mad can reveal. The 28 year old, who has [...]

January 20, 2014 Guest Contributor Interviews, News 1

Cassie’s Corner: How to beat travel trauma

Cassie’s Corner: How to beat travel trauma

Cassie Thomas: Underestimate jet lag at your peril – acclimatization is the name of the game By CASSIE THOMAS – Squash Mad Columnist What an exciting way for the players to start 2014 by playing the Tournament of Champions event. It is one of the favourite tournaments on the calendar and there are plenty of [...]

January 17, 2014 Cassie Thomas Cassie's Column, Comment 0
Low Wee Wern would love to peak in Penang

Low Wee Wern would love to peak in Penang

I would love an all-Penang World final with Nicol David – 11 Points with Low Wee Wern By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Malaysian Correspondent So, Penang will host the Women’s World Squash Championships. But while everyone was busy swarming around Nicol [...]

January 16, 2014 Interviews
Battle of the Brands Continues

Battle of the Brands Continues

Squash brands tangle for top billing By PIERRE BASTIEN – Squash Mad Guest Columnist A few weeks ago we tried to determine which squash brands won the PSA World Championship, but which brands are in the overall lead at this [...]

January 16, 2014 Comment
Qatar to host 2014 World Championship

Qatar to host 2014 World Championship

World Championship set to return to the scene of one of its most memorable climaxes By MICHAEL CATLING – Squash Mad Reporter The PSA have revealed that the 2014 edition of the Men’s World Championship will be held in Qatar [...]

January 15, 2014 News
Dress smarter and we might find squash’s Anna Kournikova

Dress smarter and we might find squash’s Anna Kournikova

Dress to impress: Why players must follow the example set by tennis and capitalise on the latest trend   By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad guest columnist Is it visually unappealing to watch someone badly dressed playing squash? Maybe not. [...]

January 15, 2014 Comment, Fun Stuff, Growing the game
‘Dream come true’ for reigning World champion Nicol

‘Dream come true’ for reigning World champion Nicol

Rekindling old memories: Delight for David as World Championship returns to Malaysia for the first time in a decade By MICHAEL CATLING – Squash Mad Reporter World number one Nicol David will finally a realise a near 10-year ‘dream’ when [...]

January 14, 2014 News
Matthew Lombardi: Why the PSA needs to revamp draw schedules

Matthew Lombardi: Why the PSA needs to revamp draw schedules

Why the PSA need to prevent non-event finals and create equal draw schedules By MATTHEW LOMBARDI – Squash Mad guest columnist For fans of the PSA Tour, two of the most memorable moments of the 2013 season involved the agony [...]

January 14, 2014 Comment
Mudge and Gould reclaim Putnam Pro-Am title

Mudge and Gould reclaim Putnam Pro-Am title

Mudge and Gould win epic battle to gain revenge after Briggs Cup defeat By MICHAEL CATLING – Squash Mad Senior Reporter Australian duo Damien Mudge and Ben Gould avenged their agonising Briggs Cup defeat last month with a five-game final victory over Putnam Pro-Am title-holders Paul Price and Clive [...]

January 13, 2014 Doubles, News
January 06-12: The Grapevine

January 06-12: The Grapevine

The budding relationship between Matthew and Clegg, a roof collapsing in Malaysia and why Selby’s loyalty could come back to haunt him Egyptian duo set to capatilise on Daryl Selby’s Motor City Open absence Swedish Open organisers hastily await news on [...]

January 12, 2014 Comment, News
Penang to host delayed Women’s World Championship

Penang to host delayed Women’s World Championship

Women’s World Championship set for March after WSA strike agreement with Penang State Government  By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor The Malaysian state of Penang will host the delayed 2013 Women’s World Squash Championship following an agreement concluded today by the Women’s Squash Association [...]

January 11, 2014 News
Something for the Weekend: Pakistan crisis as national coach Jamshed Gul is axed

Something for the Weekend: Pakistan crisis as national coach Jamshed Gul is axed

National coach Jamshed Gul set to be cast aside at Pakistan Squash Federation AGM later this month By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor CHAOS reigns in Pakistan squash. It seems that every week brings a fresh crisis, a new [...]

January 11, 2014 Alan's Blog, Comment
Major media milestone in Malaysia

Major media milestone in Malaysia

Major media milestone in Malaysia as juniors make front-page news By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Guest Contributor The front page of any newspaper in any country or even county is usually reserved for high profile breaking news. That’s what [...]

January 10, 2014 Comment, News
Gilly Lane: No flights of fancy as a squash pro

Gilly Lane: No flights of fancy as a squash pro

Travel the world and all you see is the airline terminal and the inside of a squash court By GILLY LANE – Squash Mad Columnist As a professional squash player one of the questions that you most often receive is [...]

January 9, 2014 Comment