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Alan Thatcher

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Founder of World Squash Day, Squash Mad, the Kent Open and co-promoter of the Canary Wharf Classic. Launched the Squash 200 Partnership to build clubs of the future. Talks a bit.

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Squash numbers fall as padel helps Edinburgh to recover after lockdown

Squash Mad’s post-Covid analysis of the state of the game By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor A global review of the effects on squash caused...

Paul Coll ready for a night at the Museum after sweet victory over Mango

Ruthless Nouran Gohar and Amanda Sobhy lead women’s top seeds through in style By ALAN THATCHER and ELLIE MAWSON World number ones Paul Coll and Nouran...

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Mohamed ElShorbagy the latest of Egypt’s trio of world champions to express outrage against Israel

By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor Mohamed ElShorbagy is the latest Egyptian squash superstar to comment on political issues involving the Arab world and...

Top seeds Paul Coll and Nouran Gohar power through opening clashes on day one of richest-ever World Championships

‘It feels weird being an underdog,’ says Mohamed ElShorbagy By ALAN THATCHER and ELLIE MAWSON Top seeds Paul Coll and Nouran Gohar made a winning start...

Extra Commonwealth funding helps England Squash to make the game accessible to disadvantaged communities

‘We must break down barriers to enable people from all backgrounds to enjoy sports’ By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor England Squash has been given...

PSA link up with Jesse Engelbrecht to promote psychological training app called SquashMind

By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor When discussing mental health issues, those of us involved in squash for many decades will recall the tragic...

Sport England backs England Squash with £7m funding aimed at breaking down barriers to healthy activity

Project aims to make the sport inclusive and available to groups that are typically less active By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor England Squash is...

Top seeds Ali Farag and Nouran Gohar sparkle under the Grand Central chandeliers to lift ToC titles

No fairytale finish for Amanda Sobhy as Diego Elias pushes Farag all the way By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor Top seeds Ali Farag and...

Team England announce squad for Commonwealth Games in Birmingham

By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor Team England have announced the nine squash players who will be representing the country at this summer’s Commonwealth...

Amanda Sobhy soaks up the cheers as she soars into ToC final against Nouran Gohar

Ali Farag looks in supreme form as he reaches men’s final against Diego Elias By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor American Amanda Sobhy continued her...

Olivia Fiechter fights back again to join Amanda Sobhy in the ToC semi-finals

Home fans cheer historic achievement as two Americans reach semis at Grand Central for the first time By ALAN THATCHER and CHRIS McLINTICK India’s Saurav Ghosal...

Three Americans and one Canadian stay on track to reach last eight at Grand Central Terminal

Fiechter and Clyne make childhood dreams come true at ToC By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor America’s world No.10 Olivia Fiechter fought back from match...

Victor Crouin collects another major scalp after beating Karim Abdel Gawad in New York

‘I’m trying to figure out what’s going on as I aim for consistency’ admits Crouin By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor Victor Crouin added another...

James Willstrop marks record 18th ToC appearance with win over high-flier Greg Lobban

Headline By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor James Willstrop celebrated his 18th appearance in the Tournament of Champions by beating Scotland’s Greg Lobban in the...

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