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James Willstrop Interview: How a vegan diet powers him to success

James Willstrop Interview: How a vegan diet powers him to success

‘I try not to get hung up on food and sometimes you have to accept what’s available’ By GEOFF BEW – Squash Mad Health and Fitness Editor Squash is recognised as one of the world’s most physically gruelling sports – so imagine competing at the highest level on a vegan diet. You might consider it [...]

August 15, 2018 Geoff Bew Interviews, News 0

Stay of execution for David Lloyd Gidea Park

Stay of execution for David Lloyd Gidea Park

Court closures put on hold for six months By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Squash players at the David Lloyd Club in Gidea Park, Essex, are celebrating tonight after learning that plans to close the courts have been put on hold.   Campaign leader Laura Northeast was enjoying a family meal in a restaurant when she [...]

August 13, 2018 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News 0

New teams from Wales and Newcastle enter PSL

New teams from Wales and Newcastle enter PSL

Cam Pilley ready for slog on the Tyne By DONNA HELMER The Premier Squash League (PSL) returns for the 2018-19 season bolstered by the addition of two new teams and a revised format. Joining the PSL this season are Squash Wales and Newcastle University / Northumberland Club, in addition to the 10 teams who contested [...]

August 13, 2018 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0
Squash world mourns brave young fighter Sumner Malik

Squash world mourns brave young fighter Sumner Malik

Sumner Malik, 2006-18: An amazing young man whose brave smile lit up the world of squash By ALAN THATCHER The squash world is mourning the passing of a brave young man whose battle against an aggressive form of childhood cancer [...]

August 11, 2018 Alan's Blog, News
More corporate spin as squash players lose the fight to halt David Lloyd court closures

More corporate spin as squash players lose the fight to halt David Lloyd court closures

CEO: ‘We will look at saving the courts at Gidea Park’ Club manager: ‘They close on September 10th’ By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Campaigning squash players appear to have lost the fight to persuade David Lloyd Clubs to [...]

August 11, 2018 Alan's Blog, Comment, News
World champions Mohamed ElShorbagy and Raneem El Welily top seeds in San Francisco

World champions Mohamed ElShorbagy and Raneem El Welily top seeds in San Francisco

Stars set to shine in San Francisco at Oracle NetSuite Open By SEAN REUTH Some of the greatest squash players across the globe will compete at the 2018 edition of the Oracle NetSuite Open, with reigning World Champions Mohamed ElShorbagy [...]

August 9, 2018 News
Silence from David Lloyd Clubs as furious squash players fight to stop court closures

Silence from David Lloyd Clubs as furious squash players fight to stop court closures

‘Lying to players on Twitter is very disappointing for a company of your standing’ By ALAN THATCHER, Squash Mad Editor I am not sure if Glenn Earlam, the chief executive of David Loyd Clubs knows, or cares, that Laura Massaro, [...]

August 8, 2018 Comment, News
Squash celebrates Diversity, Respect and Solidarity at Paris 2018 Gay Games

Squash celebrates Diversity, Respect and Solidarity at Paris 2018 Gay Games

French sports minister supports Gay Games By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent The French Squash Federation (FFS), the World Squash Federation (WSF) and the Professional Squash Association (PSA) proudly support squash’s participation at the 2018 Gay Games taking [...]

August 8, 2018 Growing the game, News
Squash and technology: PSA announces partnership with Sports Data Labs

Squash and technology: PSA announces partnership with Sports Data Labs

Ali Farag hails profit-sharing plan for PSA players By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Reporter The Professional Squash Association (PSA) has today confirmed a groundbreaking partnership with global technology provider Sports Data Labs that will see squash become the first [...]

August 8, 2018 Growing the game, News
World Masters vets show how to play, and how to party!

World Masters vets show how to play, and how to party!

Hips, knees and woes all part of the marvellous Masters experience By AUBREY WADDY – Squash Mad Special Correspondent Serena Williams received huge praise for her achievements in June at Wimbledon. Serena not only competed at the 2018 Championships, within [...]

August 8, 2018 Comment, Fun Stuff, Growing the game, News
Alan’s Blog: Squash players make a racket as David Lloyd closes courts for an untried fitness circuit

Alan’s Blog: Squash players make a racket as David Lloyd closes courts for an untried fitness circuit

Fury at ‘dishonest’ media response from David Lloyd Clubs By ALAN THATCHER, Squash Mad Editor Squash players all over the UK are up in arms at plans by David Lloyd Clubs to close the majority of their squash courts to [...]

August 6, 2018 Alan's Blog, Comment, Growing the game, News
Aussies and England lead gold haul in World Masters

Aussies and England lead gold haul in World Masters

LJ Anjema and Alister Walker roll back the years in Over-35 final By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Australia emerged with six gold medals in the WSF World Masters Squash Championships in the USA state of Virginia – [...]

August 5, 2018 News
Charlottesville paints a Masters masterpiece

Charlottesville paints a Masters masterpiece

Big wins for local hero Patrick Chifunda and  Mexico’s Juan Mendez By ALEXIA CLONDA – Squash Mad Reporter in Charlottesville You run out of superlatives talking about what a marvellous facility the McArthur Squash Centre is in Charlottesville, venue for [...]

August 4, 2018 Comment, News
Stars shine as World Masters reaches semi-finals stage

Stars shine as World Masters reaches semi-finals stage

Former PSA stars enjoy the limelight again By HOWARD HARDING (Squash Mad International Correspondent) and ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor)  After more than 750 players from a record 63 nations got the 2018 WSF World Masters Squash Championships underway in [...]

August 3, 2018 News
Mohamed ElShorbagy longest-reigning Egyptian world number one

Mohamed ElShorbagy longest-reigning Egyptian world number one

World champion tops PSA rankings for 34 months overall By SEAN REUTHE World Champion Mohamed ElShorbagy has overtaken the legendary Amr Shabana to become the longest-reigning Egyptian World No.1 after the PSA Men’s World Rankings for August were released today [...]

August 1, 2018 News