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Plan to bring back the glory days is ready to roll out By JAMES ROBERTS - Squash Mad Columnist There is no doubt that Covid-19 has proven a huge challenge and frustration for the sport of squash at grass-roots level up and down the UK, but there is no area where this more keenly felt than in the County of Staffordshire. Known as the ‘Creative County’, Staffordshire is located just to the...

HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh: The Prince and the tale of the missing British Open trophy

Andrew Shelley reminisces on fond memories of Prince Philip’s links to squash By ANDREW SHELLEY - Squash Mad Correspondent The Duke of Edinburgh was an enthusiastic...

Manchester Open moves to June as Mauritius event is held up by travel ban

By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor The 2021 Manchester Open, originally scheduled for 19-25 April, has been postponed until June as part of an...

Andy Whipp: Coaches will follow the money but top nations need to hang on to their major assets

By ANDY WHIPP – Squash Mad Columnist This week I wanted to have a look at elite professional squash players who have become coaches. Any...

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Andy Whipp: Are squash committees full of old men ruining the game? Absolutely!

By ANDY WHIPP - Squash Mad Columnist Sport is a funny thing. Any sport wants to constantly grow in popularity ... and in wealth. Wealth,...

Now’s the time for England Squash to rescue and rebuild our sport at every level

By ANDY WHIPP - Squash Mad Columnist Keir Worth’s decision to step down from his role as CEO of England Squash offers a great opportunity...

Big debate: Does College Squash help or hinder young professional players?

By ANDY WHIPP – Squash Mad Columnist Now that the opinions from social media are in, let's take a look at Mazen Hesham’s Twitter debate...

Andy Whipp: The secrets of Egypt’s success, from Ahmed Barada to today’s wave of champions who are dominating the game

By ANDY WHIPP - Squash Mad Correspondent Most of us know that Ahmed Barada was a trailblazer in squash and a huge factor in inspiring...

Bob Kingsley: How the hardball politics of US Squash tinned our Olympic bid

By BOB KINGSLEY - Squash Mad Correspondent Some years ago I wrote an article for Squash Mad about how “back in the day” the United...

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World Squash Library launches World Junior Compendia

World Squash Library launches World Junior Compendia By HOWARD HARDING - Squash Mad International Correspondent Following the success of its senior packages, the World Squash...

Sports lawyer Rowena Samarasinhe joins PSA Board

Sports lawyer Rowena Samarasinhe joins PSA Board By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor London-based commercial sports lawyer Rowena Samarasinhe, based in London, has joined the...

WSF joins forces with Global Esports Federation

‘This could help squash to evolve’ says WSF chief Louis-Marie  By ALAN THATCHER The World Squash Federation (WSF) has announced that it has joined as a...

World Squash Library launches Women’s Worlds section

Library features every result since World Open launch in 1976 By HOWARD HARDING - Squash Mad International Correspondent The World Squash Library has launched a second...

World champion Tarek Momen heads Troilus Canada Cup entry

Momen, Coll, Elias and Makin are top four seeds in Toronto By MATT COLES - Squash Mad Correspondent The entry list for the 2020 Troilus Gold Canada...

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Jethro Binns interview: Building SquashSkills into a force for good in the game

‘Our ambition is to qualify two new coaches in every club around the world’ INTERVIEW by ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor Jethro Binns has been a busy man during lockdown,...

HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh: The Prince and the tale of the missing British Open trophy

Andrew Shelley reminisces on fond memories of Prince Philip’s links to squash By ANDREW SHELLEY - Squash Mad Correspondent The Duke of Edinburgh was an enthusiastic...

Manchester Open moves to June as Mauritius event is held up by travel ban

By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor The 2021 Manchester Open, originally scheduled for 19-25 April, has been postponed until June as part of an...

Andy Whipp: Coaches will follow the money but top nations need to hang on to their major assets

By ANDY WHIPP – Squash Mad Columnist This week I wanted to have a look at elite professional squash players who have become coaches. Any...

Jethro Binns interview: Building SquashSkills into a force for good in the game

‘Our ambition is to qualify two new coaches in every club around the world’ INTERVIEW by ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor Jethro Binns has been...

Rooney roars past James and Perry halts Kennedy to win Super 8 titles in Manchester

By ANDY PILLING - Squash Mad Correspondent Patrick Rooney produced a phenomenal performance to beat top seed Declan James in straight games in the men’s...

Super 8 final showdowns: Perry meets Kennedy and James faces Rooney

By ANDY PILLING - Squash Mad Correspondent Two outstanding finals are in prospect at the AJ Bell England Squash Super 8, with Sarah-Jane Perry meeting...

Gina Kennedy topples Alison Waters in Super 8 stunner on day one in Manchester

By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor Georgina Kennedy claimed another important victory on day one of the AJ Bell Super 8 competition promoted by...

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