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Legend Power rescues World Series Finals

Legend Power rescues World Series Finals

World Series Finals set for US debut as Power races to the rescue By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor SQUASH legend Jonathon Power has rescued the 2013 World Series Finals, Squash Mad can reveal. His company Power Courts has stepped in to sponsor the event, which will now be heading to the USA for the [...]

December 27, 2013 Alan Thatcher News 0

British Junior Open Preview

British Junior Open Preview

Juniors set for battle in Sheffield as Egyptians look to endorse the seedings By LAURA GILLETT – Article first appeared at England Squash & Racketball The Tecnifibre British Junior Open, the most prestigious junior squash event in the world returns to Sheffield for the 19th consecutive year. Tecnifibre, Official Partner of England Squash and Racketball [...]

December 27, 2013 Guest Contributor News 0

WINS AND TINS IN 2013

WINS AND TINS IN 2013

The best and worst of squash in 2013 By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Reporter Wins – the best moments of 2013 1. The Olympic Bid. For me, the best part of an impressive bid was the way so many outstanding athletes from other sports stepped up to support the squash bid. With backing from [...]

December 26, 2013 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Fun Stuff 0
Gilly Lane: All we want for Christmas is a healthy Ramy

Gilly Lane: All we want for Christmas is a healthy Ramy

Ramy needs to rest for six months to let his body heal By GILLY LANE – Squash Mad Columnist During his 2012-2013 campaign, it seemed as if Ramy Ashour was invincible. He had won every World Series event that he [...]

December 26, 2013 Comment
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 [...]

December 24, 2013 Interviews, News
Happy Christmas from Squash Mad

Happy Christmas from Squash Mad

A Merry Christmas to our army of Squash Mad readers. Thank you for your support during the launch of the first news-based international squash website. We are building a team of journalists and experts to bring you the best coverage [...]

December 24, 2013 Alan's Blog, Fun Stuff
CASSIE’S CORNER: Who fancies an extra training session on Christmas Day?

CASSIE’S CORNER: Who fancies an extra training session on Christmas Day?

Former world champion CASSIE THOMAS talks about the delights of that Christmas early morning run So, Christmas is nearly upon us. A time of parties, merriment and the odd mince pie. Time to let your hair down, or maybe not [...]

December 23, 2013 Cassie's Column, Comment
Rosner reigns in Kuwait International

Rosner reigns in Kuwait International

Lightning strikes twice for Golan as the Spaniard suffers second successive final loss By MICHAEL CATLING – Squash Mad Reporter World number 16 Simon Rosner hailed his final victory at the Alwatan & Asnan International as ‘the best win’ of [...]

December 22, 2013 News
COMMENT: Pushy parents spoiling squash? A Squash Mum speaks out

COMMENT: Pushy parents spoiling squash? A Squash Mum speaks out

Parents need coaching, not just the kids RECENT articles have highlighted the levels of poor conduct on court during some major junior tournaments, and incidents involving parents shouting at their own children, unfairly influencing the decisions of junior referees, and [...]

December 22, 2013 Comment, Growing the game
Something for the Weekend: Ramy and Nick join the juniors

Something for the Weekend: Ramy and Nick join the juniors

Ramy revs up Egyptian juniors By Alan Thatcher – Squash Mad Editor EGYPTIAN players  have pretty much dominated the British Junior Open for many years now, and giving them an extra boost ahead of their assault on the 2014 tournament [...]

December 21, 2013 Alan's Blog, News
GILLY LANE joins Squash Mad: How injuries wrecked my dream and left me seeking a new direction

GILLY LANE joins Squash Mad: How injuries wrecked my dream and left me seeking a new direction

Gilly Lane: Despite my injury hell, I have no regrets about cutting my career short By Gilly Lane – Squash Mad Columnist We are proud to welcome Gilly Lane to the Squash Mad editorial team. One of the finest squash [...]

December 19, 2013 Comment
CASSIE’S CORNER: Why Nicol David is a smiling assassin

CASSIE’S CORNER: Why Nicol David is a smiling assassin

The dream team combination that sets Nicol David apart from the rest  By CASSIE THOMAS – Former world champion and now Squash Mad Columnist TO write about Nicol David I could just list her achievements and that would make for [...]

December 19, 2013 Cassie's Column, Comment
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 [...]

December 19, 2013 Comment, Interviews
Illingworth nets inaugural US Pro Squash Series prize

Illingworth nets inaugural US Pro Squash Series prize

Illingworth hails US Pro Series feat as a ‘big honour’ after topping end of year rankings WORLD number 40 Julian Illingworth, the highest ranked American squash player of all-time, has topped the inaugural US Pro Squash Series, winning the top [...]

December 18, 2013 News
Beddoes targets more giant-killing acts in 2014

Beddoes targets more giant-killing acts in 2014

‘Best win ever’ gives Beddoes confidence ahead of the New Year WORLD number 25 Emma Beddoes cannot hide her eagerness for the WSA Tour to resume in the New Year, following several high-profile victories in the latter stages of 2013. [...]

December 17, 2013 News