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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 World Tour with a combined purse of $360,000 — the highest prize money in tournament [...]

November 14, 2018 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

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 the relocation of an entire facility, made possible by the world’s leading court manufacturer ASB, [...]

November 11, 2018 Howard Harding Growing the game, News 0

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 outpost of Cairns to rejoin family, friends and team up with his old squash coach. [...]

November 9, 2018 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0
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
Joel Makin hits another milestone at the Qatar Classic

Joel Makin hits another milestone at the Qatar Classic

Joel Makin gatecrashes into his first Platinum quarters By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor There seems to be no stopping Joel Makin as he takes out yet another higher seed to make his maiden Platinum level quarter-final [...]

October 30, 2018 News
Joel Makin rocks Miguel Rodriguez in Qatar

Joel Makin rocks Miguel Rodriguez in Qatar

Another milestone win for Makin By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Joel Makin provided the first major upset of the Qatar Classic after dispatching fifth seed Miguel Angel Rodriquez in the longest match of the tournament so [...]

October 29, 2018 News
Coaching survey reveals: “Parents drop their kids off and rush home for seven minutes of frantic copulation”

Coaching survey reveals: “Parents drop their kids off and rush home for seven minutes of frantic copulation”

Coaches rename their job as “child-minding operatives” By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad New Brands Editor Squash coaching took a massive leap into the future by redefining the value of care given by coaches to the children in their charge. [...]

October 29, 2018 Alan's Blog, Coaching and Development, Fun Stuff, News
Georgia Adderley takes British title back to Scotland

Georgia Adderley takes British title back to Scotland

Champions crowned on enthralling finals day By DONNA HELMER in Nottingham The third and final day of the Dunlop British Junior Championships 2018 saw 10 players crowned across seven English counties as the junior tournament in Nottingham drew to a [...]

October 28, 2018 News