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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.

Author Articles

World Junior Championships heading to St Petersburg in 2022

By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Correspondent The World Squash Federation has awarded the WSF Men’s World Junior Team and Individuals Championships to Russia for...

Mohamed Raef shares more secrets of Black Ball’s system of success

‘We have a unique system of quality and professionalism in everything we do’ By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor Mohamed Raef, CEO of the Black...

Ali Farag and Nour El Sherbini stay on top in May’s PSA world rankings

El Gouna the next Platinum event on the PSA calendar By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor Egypt’s Ali Farag and Nour El Sherbini have held...

US Open back on the PSA calendar for October at new national centre in Philly

Specter Center aims to be a top venue and the driving force for growing squash across America By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor The 2021...

WSF and PSA jointly launch World Squash Officiating platform

‘The goal is a standardised refereeing level across the world’ By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor The World Squash Federation (WSF) and Professional Squash Association...

Nick Matthew and Daryl Selby launch Back To Squash Roadshow with Sweatband

Legends want to encourage players to get back on court  By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor On the day that squash courts reopened across England,...

Amanda Sobhy helps to launch Countdown to 2021 World Squash Day

‘Fun, fitness and friendship make this so much more than just your 45 minutes on court’ By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor The countdown to...

As courts reopen in the UK, WSF postpones World Junior Championships due to Covid

By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor As squash players in many parts of the UK celebrated a return to the courts yesterday after a...

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...

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...

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...

Marwan ElShorbagy gets a Black Ball bounce back in to the world top five

By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor Egypt’s Marwan ElShorbagy has broken back into the top five for the first time since December 2018 after...

Amanda Sobhy soars to career-high position of five in PSA world rankings

Due to an error which incorrectly calculated the April PSA Women’s World Rankings earlier today, the Professional Squash Association (PSA) has issued an update following a...

Marwan ElShorbagy’s Black Ball win sends him through to CIB World Tour Finals

By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor Egypt’s Marwan ElShorbagy has qualified for the 2020-21 CIB PSA World Tour Finals following his CIB Black Ball...

Marvellous Marwan ElShorbagy sets sights on world number one spot after downing Fares Dessouky to win Black Ball Open

‘I told my team I would win and I’m proud of how I’ve handled things this week’ By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor Marwan ElShorbagy...

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