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Tennis copies template for the future of squash as FWB wins major award at ATP Finals

Tennis copies template for the future of squash as FWB wins major award at ATP Finals

Interactive Squash presentation wins Global Tennis Innovation Summit   By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor It was a real honour and a privilege being present in London today while a significant piece of sporting history was being recorded. Markos Kern, founder of Fun With Balls, the German company launching the game-changing Interactive Squash product into [...]

November 16, 2018 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Growing the game, News 0

Women take centre stage in Manchester Open

Women take centre stage in Manchester Open

Stand-alone women’s event to be broadcast live By ELLIE MAWSON A number of the world’s greatest female players will line up at Manchester’s National Squash Centre in May 2019 for the inaugural Manchester Open, PSA World Tour Silver tournament. Taking place between May 9-13, the Manchester Open will offer $76,000 in prize money and will [...]

November 16, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 0

New coaching column by Michael Nash: Taking the T

New coaching column by Michael Nash: Taking the T

Own the T and learn how to attack By MICHAEL NASH – Squash Mad Coaching Columnist More than 40 years ago, while at the Campbeltown Squash Centre in Adelaide, Australia, I remember sitting in a pool of sweat totally saturated after winning three love but still feeling dissatisfied. People often say that they have had [...]

November 16, 2018 Michael Nash Coaching and Development, News 0
Daryl Selby beats Omar Mosaad to win first title in two years

Daryl Selby beats Omar Mosaad to win first title in two years

Selby finishes strongly to halt Hammer of Thor Mosaad in Qatar final By SEAN REUTHE and ALAN THATCHER England’s World No.24 Daryl Selby has lifted his first PSA Tour title in over two years after he overcame top seed Omar [...]

November 15, 2018 News
ToC on track to provide their biggest and best platform for squash

ToC on track to provide their biggest and best platform for squash

Nine days of action at Grand Central Terminal in New York City By SEAN REUTHE  The 2019 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions returns to Grand Central Terminal for the 22nd consecutive year as the second richest event on the PSA [...]

November 14, 2018 Growing the game, News
Carrara National Centre provides Commonwealth Games legacy in Australia

Carrara National Centre provides Commonwealth Games legacy in Australia

Major events planned for the future as Games courts are moved to new Gold Coast venue By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent The recent opening of the new National Squash Centre in Australia marks a historic first in [...]

November 11, 2018 Growing the game, News
Steve Finitsis takes the trail home to Cairns

Steve Finitsis takes the trail home to Cairns

Aussie pro turns to coaching but still loves the challenge of playing rising stars Interview by ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Australian Steve Finitsis is enjoying his “retirement” from the PSA World Tour, heading back home to the northern [...]

November 9, 2018 Interviews, News
Mohamed ElShorbagy top seed in Black Ball Platinum event

Mohamed ElShorbagy top seed in Black Ball Platinum event

World-class squash heads back to Cairo By SEAN REUTHE Cairo will host a major PSA Tour event for the first time in over two years next month when World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy tops the inaugural Black Ball Open draw between [...]

November 8, 2018 News
Nick Matthew joins new coaching network to deliver England’s next generation of stars

Nick Matthew joins new coaching network to deliver England’s next generation of stars

Five hub clubs provide ‘world-class environments for players’  By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor England Squash have chosen five leading clubs to act as “performance hubs” to help develop the next generation of world-class players. The five clubs are [...]

November 7, 2018 Alan's Blog, Growing the game, News
Citigold Canary Wharf Classic continues with best-of-three scoring

Citigold Canary Wharf Classic continues with best-of-three scoring

Handful of tickets left for 2019 By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor The best-of-three games scoring format will be trialled for a second successive year at the Citigold Wealth Management Canary Wharf Squash Classic in 2019 when the PSA [...]

November 7, 2018 Alan's Blog, Growing the game, News
Ali Farag is Qatar Classic champion

Ali Farag is Qatar Classic champion

Ali Farag produces masterclass performance to capture his first Qatar Classic trophy By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Ali Farag today produced a well thought out masterclass performance to deconstruct the German tree chopper Simon Rosner in [...]

November 2, 2018 News
Tesni Evans cracks world top ten

Tesni Evans cracks world top ten

Welsh wonder rises to No.9 in world rankings By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Rhyl-based Tesni Evans has become the first Welsh woman ever to break into the world’s top 10 after the November PSA Women’s World Rankings were [...]

November 2, 2018 News
Top Dec! James becomes England No.1 as he reaches 16 in the world rankings

Top Dec! James becomes England No.1 as he reaches 16 in the world rankings

‘Hard work got me here and more hard work will get me to the top 10’ By SEAN REUTHE and ALAN THATCHER Nottingham-based Declan James has moved up four places to World No.16 to become England’s No.1 male player in [...]

November 2, 2018 News
Ali Farag to face off with Simon Rosner in Qatar Classic final

Ali Farag to face off with Simon Rosner in Qatar Classic final

Farag avenges Momen defeat while Rosner chops Elias By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Ali Farag, the Egyptian world number two will face Germany’s world number two Simon Rosner in the final of the Qatar Classic tomorrow [...]

November 1, 2018 News
Diego Elias ejects Mohamed ElShorbagy in Qatar

Diego Elias ejects Mohamed ElShorbagy in Qatar

Elias dethrones ElShorbagy for his maiden Platinum semis berth By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor The “Peruvian Puma” Diego Elias reached his first Platinum level semi-final at the Qatar Classic and what better way to do it [...]

October 31, 2018 News