Friday, January 27, 2023

Alan Thatcher

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.

Author Articles

ToC Squash 2023: Paul Coll leads seeds through in New York

Three-time J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions winner Nour El Sherbini ended home hopes, as she got the better of US No.1 Amanda Sobhy in...

England’s Finnlay Withington lifts British Junior Open squash title

Finnlay Withington won the battle of the Brits to lift his first British Junior Open title, as Egypt’s Amina Orfi continued her superb unbeaten...

Like global warming, squash federations facing collapse need to act before it’s too late

COMMENT by ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) The decline of squash is just like global warming. The evidence is staring us in the face, but...

Mohamed ElShorbagy makes it a 10-match winning streak as he reaches Hong Kong quarter-finals

By ALAN THATCHER and SEAN REUTHE (PSA) in Hong Kong Mohamed ElShorbagy made it 10 wins in a row on the PSA World Tour courtesy...

Mo and Sarah lead England gang through to Hong Kong third round

By ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) and SEAN REUTHE (PSA) in Hong Kong England’s Mohamed ElShorbagy, Patrick Rooney, Sarah-Jane Perry, Jasmine Hutton and Katie Malliff...

Nick Wall wins through in Hong Kong as Katie Malliff gains first Platinum victory

By ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) and SEAN REUTHE (PSA) in Hong Kong England’s Nick Wall has landed a second round tie with France’s Victor...

Mazen Hesham and Nele Gilis beat top seeds to win Malaysian Open titles

By ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) and JONATHAN SMITH (PSA) in Kuala Lumpur Egypt’s Mazen Hesham fought back from 2-0 down to stun top seed...

Mazen Hesham gains first win over Joel Makin to reach Malaysian Open final against Tarek Momen

Nele Gilis goes into ‘survival mode’ to reach final as top seed Olivia Fiechter halts Tesni Evans   By ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) and JONATHAN...

‘It’s Hand Out from me,’ says Squash Mad founder Alan Thatcher

By ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor and Founder) At the end of this month I am taking a step back and retiring from editing Squash...

Welsh stars Joel Makin and Tesni Evans through to Malaysian Open semi-finals

By ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) and JONATHAN SMITH (PSA) in Kuala Lumpur Welsh stars Joel Makin and Tesni Evans are through to the semi-finals...

Joel Makin and Patrick Rooney fight back to reach quarter-finals in Malaysian Open

By ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) and JONATHAN SMITH (PSA) in Kuala Lumpur Wales’ No.2 seed Joel Makin had to battle extremely hard to overcome...

Not Yow again! Joel Makin meets home hero Eain Yow Ng in Malaysian Open

By ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) and JONATHAN SMITH (PSA) in Kuala Lumpur No.2 seed Joel Makin meets home hero Eain Yow Ng in the...

Joelle King rises to four in the world after double triumphs in New Zealand and Singapore

By ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) The in-form Joelle King has risen to world No.4 in the latest PSA world rankings after title triumphs in...

Mohamed ElShorbagy and Joelle King stay on winning trail by lifting Singapore Open titles

By ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) and MATT COLES (PSA) in Singapore Mohamed ElShorbagy and Joelle King continued their winning ways by lifting the Marigold...

Mohamed ElShorbagy battles past Joel Makin to reach fourth final of the season as Mostafa Asal retires with an arm injury against Diego Elias

Sobhy sisters are sunk in Singapore as Nour El Tayeb reaches women’s final against Joelle King By ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) and MATT COLES...

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