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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 in the game. David Pearson has coached an array of world champions, including the current [...]

December 19, 2013 Mike Dale Comment, Interviews 1

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 prize of $5,000. The eight-time US National Champion narrowly edged New Zealand’s Campbell Grayson and [...]

December 18, 2013 Guest Contributor News 0

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. The Leeds-based 28-year-old won the Penang Open in October and caused a huge shock earlier [...]

December 17, 2013 Guest Contributor News 0
WILLSTROP: Matthew’s achievements equalled or eclipsed every athlete on SPOTY shortlist

WILLSTROP: Matthew’s achievements equalled or eclipsed every athlete on SPOTY shortlist

James Willstrop looks back on a year of two halves and some of the most amazing venues on the PSA Tour By JAMES WILLSTROP – Courtesy of Yorkshire Evening Post As 2013 nears its close it would be apt to [...]

December 17, 2013 Comment, News
Christmas Offer: Squashskills and SquashTV join forces

Christmas Offer: Squashskills and SquashTV join forces

With panic-buying now on the verge of setting in, Squashskills and Squash TV are embracing the seasonal festivities by offering the perfect gift for every squash nut this Christmas. The two websites have teamed up to offer a joint membership subscription [...]

December 16, 2013 News
Golan gunning for end of year title

Golan gunning for end of year title

Golan looking to put Hong Kong disappointment behind him in Kuwait By MICHAEL CATLING – Squash Mad Reporter THE first-round of the Alwatan & Asnan International Tournament gets underway in Kuwait today, as world number seven Borja Golan looks to [...]

December 16, 2013 News
London Open right up Adrian’s Coronation street

London Open right up Adrian’s Coronation street

Double success for England as Grant and Whitlock celebrate victory on home soil By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Contributor ADRIAN GRANT became the first Londoner to win the Coronation London Open title when he beat Chris Simpson in the all-English final at the Cumberland [...]

December 15, 2013 News
EXCLUSIVE: Gough escapes with a warning after PSL inquiry into bust-up with referee

EXCLUSIVE: Gough escapes with a warning after PSL inquiry into bust-up with referee

England Squash make secret ruling after PSA chief’s bust-up with ref Whiteley By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Reporter ALEX GOUGH, the PSA chief executive, has been handed a warning by England Squash and Racketball after complaints about his behaviour [...]

December 13, 2013 News
SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND: Why Nick Matthew is missing SPOTY

SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND: Why Nick Matthew is missing SPOTY

The truth about Nick’s absence and why squash needs a grading system By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Reporter ACCORDING to The Times, Nick Matthew is snubbing the BBC Sports Personality Of The Year Show in protest at the way [...]

December 13, 2013 Alan's Blog, Comment
London Open: Grant and Simpson march on

London Open: Grant and Simpson march on

Grant and Simpson keep home hopes alive By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Contributor LONDONER Adrian Grant and Guernsey’s Chris Simpson kept home hopes of success alive in the Coronation London Open after prevailing in contrasting quarter-finals at the Cumberland Lawn Tennis Club. Simpson, the Harrogate-based No.4 [...]

December 13, 2013 News
Tragedy strikes Canada Squash for third time with death of Riley Mercer, a kid who inspired thousands

Tragedy strikes Canada Squash for third time with death of Riley Mercer, a kid who inspired thousands

Tears for Riley as tragedy strikes Canada squash for the third time By LEE HORTON – Squash Mad Reporter SQUASH loving teenager Riley Mercer, whose battle with cancer prompted a large vigil in Canada last month and inspired thousands of [...]

December 12, 2013 News
Squash in England’s top 10 but numbers slip slightly

Squash in England’s top 10 but numbers slip slightly

Sport England figures show Squash in top 10 but numbers are dipping By LEE HORTON – Squash Mad Reporter SQUASH is the 10th most popular sport in England, according to figures published by Sport England today. The latest Active People [...]

December 12, 2013 News
Ramy top seed at ToC…if hamstring is okay

Ramy top seed at ToC…if hamstring is okay

Tournament of Champions field revealed as Ramy draws Adrian Grant in round one By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Reporter EGYPT’S Ramy Ashour is aiming to be back in action at the 2014 Tournament of Champions event in New York. The [...]

December 11, 2013 News
EXCLUSIVE: Pay a tension – Greg’s amazing racket secret

EXCLUSIVE: Pay a tension – Greg’s amazing racket secret

String expert Joe Magor reveals an astonishing secret about French ace Gregory Gaultier and his rackets By Joe Magor – Guest Reporter WORLD number two Gregory Gaultier has been grabbing the headlines recently with a series of career-best performances, taking [...]

December 11, 2013 Fun Stuff, News
COMMENT: How America killed the Olympic dream

COMMENT: How America killed the Olympic dream

How American excess killed the Olympic dream By BOB KINGSLEY SQUASH is feeling sorry for itself after the IOC again rejected the sport’s application for a place on the 2020 Olympic Games programme. The sympathetic responses bear a familiar look. [...]

December 10, 2013 Alan's Blog, Comment