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ALAN’S BLOG: Simpson makes a racket with tennis ace

ALAN’S BLOG: Simpson makes a racket with tennis ace

By ALAN THATCHER, Mad Blog Columnist SQUASH star Chris Simpson appears on the BT Sport Channel this weekend. In a new series, BT bring together athletes from two different sports, and Simpson was filmed with British tennis No.2 Dan Evans at the West Warwicks Club. Simpson, the PSA world No.24 from Guernsey, now based in [...]

November 27, 2013 Alan Thatcher Alan's Archive, Alan's Blog, Comment 0

Squash’s Olympic 2020 dream could be revived

Squash’s Olympic 2020 dream could be revived

Squash’s 2020 Olympic bid could be set for a dramatic revival after International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach revealed that the number of Olympic sports could still be increased ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Toyko. The sport’s third Olympic campaign in the past decade was overlooked in September as wrestling was controversially re-elected into the Olympic [...]

November 27, 2013 Guest Contributor News 0

BBC snub world champion Nick

BBC snub world champion Nick

  World number four Nick Matthew was a glaring omission on the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2013 shortlist, as their expert panellists predictably overlooked his record-breaking achievements in favour of more ‘high-profile’ athletes. Matthew (pictured above), who became the first Englishman to win three World Open titles with a dramatic final victory over [...]

November 26, 2013 Guest Contributor News 0
Exclusive interview: How David Pearson plotted Nick Matthew’s world treble

Exclusive interview: How David Pearson plotted Nick Matthew’s world treble

Mike Dale interviews leading coach David Pearson and uncovers some astonishing secrets By Mike Dale – Squash Mad Columnist NICK MATTHEW’S coach has revealed to SquashMad.com details of his meticulous masterplan to bring Ramy Ashour’s world domination to an end. Matthew, [...]

November 26, 2013 News
Ramy hammy fixed and he’s fired up for Hong Kong

Ramy hammy fixed and he’s fired up for Hong Kong

WORLD number one Ramy Ashour has recovered from the hamstring injury that wrecked his World Championships dreams and is aiming for a return to winning ways in Hong Kong next week. “My injury rehabilitation has gone well over the past few [...]

November 26, 2013 News, Squash Around The World
WILLSTROP: Bashing our heroes is totally warped

WILLSTROP: Bashing our heroes is totally warped

By JAMES WILLSTROP (courtesy of Yorkshire Evening Post) The fiercest critics have a tendency to come out of the woodwork with great swagger after a poor result. As any readers may have heard me say before, it rankles that successful [...]

November 26, 2013 Comment, Growing the game, Squash Around The World
Shock as World Series Finals in London are called off

Shock as World Series Finals in London are called off

By LEE HORTON One of the most prestigious events in the squash calendar – The ATCO World Series Finals at  Queen’s Club in London – has been cancelled  just seven weeks before it was due to take place, Squash Mad can [...]

November 25, 2013 News
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 [...]

November 25, 2013 Interviews, News, Squash Around The World
WSA LIVE: Now Sabrina gets in on Sobhy winning act

WSA LIVE: Now Sabrina gets in on Sobhy winning act

  The Sobhy sisters are becoming an irresistible force in North America. World No 20 Amanda Sobhy secured her fourth WSA title in Los Angeles two weeks ago now little sister Sabrina is getting in on the act. Sixteen year [...]

November 24, 2013 News
Shorbagy reaches for the Sky in Cairo

Shorbagy reaches for the Sky in Cairo

  Mohamed Elshorbagy bagged his second PSA title in eight days – and established a career-best 10-match winning streak – when he upset top-seed Karim Darwish in the final of the Banque Misr Sky Open, in New Cairo, Egypt. Ranked [...]

November 24, 2013 News, Squash Around The World
Nursing a squash dream by sleeping on platforms

Nursing a squash dream by sleeping on platforms

By Maria Bilkis (Times of India) MUMBAI: Dressed in a pair of worn-out track pants and a jacket, Tehrunnisa calls herself a ‘sportswallah’ — a word she uses to describe her life and career as an athlete. A police constable by profession [...]

November 24, 2013 News, Squash Around The World
The life and death of a guy following his dream

The life and death of a guy following his dream

  PATRICK WHITE The Globe and Mail (Toronto) The morning rush-hour was just beginning to ease when Adrian Dudzicki hopped on his beat-up bicycle and pedalled towards Downsview Park in North York. This was his daily ritual, driving snow or [...]

November 22, 2013 News
RIP Adrian..players pay their tributes to lost star

RIP Adrian..players pay their tributes to lost star

The squash family were united in their grief following the tragic death of young Canadian player Adrian Dudzicki. Here are some messages from Twitter and emails which were posted within hours of the sad news breaking. Samantha Cornett Canadian #1 and [...]

November 20, 2013 News
More Olympic misery for squash as IOC discuss putting baseball-softball into Tokyo 2020

More Olympic misery for squash as IOC discuss putting baseball-softball into Tokyo 2020

  By LEE HORTON SQUASH is facing another Olympic-sized kick in the teeth after it was revealed that rivals Baseball and Softball are being considered for a place in the 2020 Tokyo Games. The squash bid for 2020, which cost [...]

November 20, 2013 News
ALAN’S BLOG: Hull lot of shaking going on

ALAN’S BLOG: Hull lot of shaking going on

By ALAN THATCHER, Mad Blog Columnist CONGRATULATIONS to the city of Kingston-upon-Hull, home of the Allam British Open Squash Championships and now UK City of Culture for 2017. The Open is scheduled to remain in Hull for at least one more [...]

November 20, 2013 Alan's Archive, Alan's Blog, Comment