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PSA make tentative plans to reopen World Tour

PSA make tentative plans to reopen World Tour

PSA ‘cautiously outline a roadmap for the return of the Tour’ By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor The PSA are exploring all options in a bid to relaunch the World Tour as soon as possible, although it could be several more months until tournaments are back on the calendar. PSA staff, working from home [...]

May 26, 2020 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Comment, News 0

Arscott finishes the fifth in fine fashion to win week two of Unsquashable PSL

Arscott finishes the fifth in fine fashion to win week two of Unsquashable PSL

Arscott keeps cool as temperatures drop to beat Thomas in final By DAVE WORSLEY – Squash Mad Correspondent in Auckland Joel Arscott prevailed in five games to win the final in week two of the Unsquashable Premier League in Auckland, New Zealand. There was plenty of intensity in the final as Arscott, a beaten finalist [...]

May 24, 2020 Guest Contributor News 0

WIN a set of Off The Wall Squash cards to boost your training programme

WIN a set of Off The Wall Squash cards to boost your training programme

Off The Wall Card Games are an ideal addition for players and coaches By LEE HORTON – Squash Mad Roving Reporter The Covid-19 lockdown has given the Squash Mad team a chance to check out some great squash coaching resources and today we shine the light on our friends from Essex, the Off the Wall [...]

May 24, 2020 Lee Horton Fun Stuff, News 0
No doubting Thomas as he beats Chileshe to reach XL final

No doubting Thomas as he beats Chileshe to reach XL final

Top seed Joel Arscott reaches second final By DAVE WORSLEY – Squash Mad Correspondent in Auckland, New Zealand Elijah Thomas stole the show in the semi-finals of week two of the Squash Premier League in Auckland with an intense four [...]

May 23, 2020 News
Chileshe stops the flight of the Conder

Chileshe stops the flight of the Conder

Temwa takes first match in four as Jack dives all over the XL court  By DAVE WORSLEY – Squash Mad Correspondent in Auckland Series leader Temwa Chileshe won an entertaining contest as the second week of the Unsquashable Premier League [...]

May 22, 2020 News
WSF issue guidelines on safe return to play

WSF issue guidelines on safe return to play

To shower or not to shower, that’s the big debate By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor The World Squash Federation has issued a range of guidelines to help those involved in planning a safe return to play. The recommendations [...]

May 22, 2020 Growing the game, News
Thrills of dusting off rusty skills as Aussies celebrate return to action

Thrills of dusting off rusty skills as Aussies celebrate return to action

Managing the outbreak leads to squash getting ahead of the curve in plans to reopen By CHRIS YEEND – Squash Mad Correspondent in Australia Squash returned to action on the courts across Australia over the past week with Northern Territory [...]

May 22, 2020 News
Low Wee Wern reminisces on Singapore’s Kallang Squash Centre

Low Wee Wern reminisces on Singapore’s Kallang Squash Centre

Malaysian star Low Wee Wern shares her memories of soon-to-be-demolished Kallang and what would be an ideal replacement By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Singapore’s Kallang Squash Centre may be aged, but it is an iconic and [...]

May 20, 2020 Growing the game, Interviews, News
Squash-mad doctor writes from the heart of the Italian Covid-19 epicentre

Squash-mad doctor writes from the heart of the Italian Covid-19 epicentre

‘Radio report told us the virus had reached our city … and my hospital’ By FEDERICO REBUSTELLO – Squash Mad Correspondent It is a real honour to publish this article from a squash-playing doctor, Federico Rebustello, who has experienced the [...]

May 19, 2020 News
Elite French players given green light to resume on court squash training

Elite French players given green light to resume on court squash training

Elite French players given green light to resume on court squash training By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Correspondent In a Q&A style communique released today by the Fédération Française de Squash, it was announced that elite French players can [...]

May 18, 2020 News
Temwa Chileshe cleans up at XL (not for the first time!)

Temwa Chileshe cleans up at XL (not for the first time!)

Domestic duties inspire Chileshe to win over room-mate Arscott By DAVE WORSLEY – Squash Mad Correspondent in Auckland The opening tournament of the Unsquashable Squash Premier League, arguably the first elite sport in New Zealand since the lockdown, proved successful [...]

May 17, 2020 News
Home sweet home as Joel Arscott and Temwa Chileshe reach XL final

Home sweet home as Joel Arscott and Temwa Chileshe reach XL final

Groundhog Day for XL lockdown residents By DAVE WORSLEY – Squash Mad Correspondent in Auckland The new squash Premier League finalists have been confirmed as the two players who call the venue their home won their way into the title [...]

May 16, 2020 News
Lockdown leads to launch of Boast and Drive card game

Lockdown leads to launch of Boast and Drive card game

Special offer: 10% off for Squash Mad readers in USA and Canada  By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Trapped at home during the lockdown, squash fanatic Mark Anderson dug out an old card game he had created for his [...]

May 15, 2020 Alan's Blog, Fun Stuff, News
Scott Fitzgerald: How squash returned in Italy

Scott Fitzgerald: How squash returned in Italy

Strict safety guidelines helped us break through the red tape to get back on court By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Scott Fitzgerald, a vastly experienced Welsh international who is now head coach at the Padova club in Italy, [...]

May 15, 2020 News
Home advantage pays off for Arscott and Chileshe on day one of squash’s brave new world

Home advantage pays off for Arscott and Chileshe on day one of squash’s brave new world

Unsquashable Premier League gives a global platform to New Zealand’s rising stars  By DAVE WORSLEY – Squash Mad Correspondent in Auckland Competitive squash made a comeback after seven weeks of lockdown with a global audience tuning in to the first [...]

May 15, 2020 News