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Alan Thatcher

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Founder of World Squash Day, Squash Mad and the new Squash 200 Partnership, building clubs of the future. Founder of the Kent Open and co-promoter of the St. James's Place Canary Wharf Classic. Author and Public Speaker.

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Ali Farag foils tricky Mazen Hesham to set up semi-final clash with Paul Coll

‘I don’t think I played badly but he comes up with winners from nowhere’ says world champion By ALAN THATCHER and MATT COLES World No.1 Ali...

World’s top stars launch new era for the US Open at Philly’s $40m Arlen Specter Center

Eleven home players aim to shine in debut event at new National Center By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor The 2021 U.S. Open Squash Championships...

Nour El Sherbini leads top seeds into CIB Egyptian Open semi-finals

Mohamed ElShorbagy to clash with Tarek Momen in men’s semi-finals at the Pyramids By ALAN THATCHER and ELLIE MAWSON World No.1 Nour El Sherbini booked her...

Mazen Hesham takes out Gawad to reach CIB Egyptian Open quarter finals

Sobhy fights back to beat Clyne in all-American clash featuring a 20-18 tiebreak By ALAN THATCHER and EMILY MAWSON World No.14 Mazen Hesham overcame former world...

Mentor Mohamed meets giantkiller Yow as Bristol training partners reach quarter-final clash at the Pyramids

By ALAN THATCHER and SEAN REUTHE Malaysia’s Eain Yow Ng claimed another major scalp with an epic 3-2 victory over Colombia’s World No.11 Miguel Rodriguez...

Huge win as Eain Yow Ng topples Mostafa Asal to reach CIB Egyptian Open third round

Shock defeat for Sarah-Jane Perry but Jasmine Hutton and Lucy Turmel win through  By ALAN THATCHER and SEAN REUTHE  Malaysia’s Eain Yow Ng has claimed another...

No English men in the world top 20 as Ali Farag starts the new season back at number one

By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor For the first time since the launch of the men’s professional ranking system, England will not have a...

Epic day as Paul Coll wins his first British Open title and Nour El Sherbini her third

After 13 defeats to Farag, Kiwi Coll pulls out a massive performance to win squash’s most iconic trophy By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor New...

World Squash Day: Nations ramp up the plans with 50 Days To Go

Squash NZ link up with Mental Health Foundation By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor National squash federations across the globe are announcing plans to help...

Allam British Open: Joel Makin makes it tough for defending champion Mohamed ElShorbagy

Shock defeats in Hull for Karim Abdel Gawad and Fares Dessouky By ALAN THATCHER and ELLIE MAWSON World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy began the defence of his...

Wildcard Nick Wall upsets Daryl Selby as Allam British Open opens in Hull

Expect fireworks when George Parker meets Mostafa Asal in second round By ELLIE MAWSON - Squash Mad Correspondent Wildcard Nick Wall caused the upset of the...

Winning Welsh trio reach Manchester Open semi-finals

Makin, Evans and Whitlock put Wales on a par with Egypt By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor Welsh international trio Joel Makin, Tesni Evans and...

Special feeling as Canary Wharf Classic tickets go on sale

By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor The world of squash celebrated today as tickets went on sale for the 2021 Canary Wharf Classic. London’s...

Gina Kennedy topples Tesni Evans to reach first British Nationals final

Joel Makin and Adrian Waller seek first men’s title By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Correspondent Georgina Kennedy is through to the final of the British...

Gina Kennedy and Ben Coleman first to put their names on Linksap Berkhamsted trophies

By ALAN THATCHER and ADAM FULLER  Gina Kennedy continued her winning ways and Ben Coleman made his experience count as they lifted the titles at...

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