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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.

Author Articles

Rory Stewart roars back to rock Patrick Rooney in one of the most incredible matches in Commonwealth Games history

Day Three review from the University of Birmingham By ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) Scotland’s Rory Stewart produced the performance of a lifetime to roar back...

Commonwealth Games Live Blog from Day Three at the greatest squash show on earth

Big win for Lucy Turmel as she battles past Jess Turnbull to face top seed Joelle King in quarter-finals By ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) Day...

James Willstrop takes centre stage as England’s super six power through

The Bard of Pontefract delivers drama and comedy in three short acts By ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) Birmingham 2022 hosts England enjoyed a dream start...

Commonwealth Games Live Blog: All the action from Day Two at the University of Birmingham

Clean sweep for Team England as top seeds join the fray By ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) The big guns enter the fray today as the...

Gina Kennedy is likened to Emma Raducanu but wants to win a major title to justify the comparisons

‘I know I can beat the top girls and my results show that’ By ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) England’s Georgina Kennedy is aiming to live...

Teenage sensations Anahat Singh (14) and Lijana Sultana (15) win through on opening day of Commonwealth Games singles

Uganda veteran Mike Kawooya gains his moment in the limelight against No.2 seed Joel Makin on glass court By ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) The two...

Feeding off the energy and passion in Birmingham, World Squash Day teams up with SquashLab to grow the game

‘Teaming up with World Squash Day is a natural extension of our whole ethos, which is about helping squash communities to grow across the...

Trip back home to New Zealand has energised top seed Paul Coll for gold in Birmingham

‘I hadn’t been home in three and half years and it really energised me, gave me a lot of enjoyment back into my squash’ By...

Games Ambassador Sarah-Jane Perry would love to win a medal for the West Midlands

By ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) Sarah-Jane Perry, a local resident and an ambassador for the Commonwealth Games, tonight revealed how much it means to...

Tesni Evans joins the flag-bearers’ union as she shares tonight’s duties for Wales with cyclist Geraint Thomas

By ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) Tesni Evans is the latest squash star to be selected as a flag-bearer as she joins cyclist Geraint Thomas...

Commonwealth Games: Rachael Grinham flies the flag for Australia in tonight’s opening ceremony

‘I wasn’t expecting this and am in complete shock,’ says Grinham By ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) Australia’s Rachael Grinham is the latest squash player to...

Millie Tomlinson beats Grace Gear as Canterbury Women’s Open attracts 41 players to the UK’s first all-female graded event

By ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) World No.60 Millie Tomlinson of England battled past compatriot Grace Gear (World 59) to take the inaugural Canterbury Women’s...

Top seed Joelle King is joint flag-bearer for New Zealand at tomorrow’s opening ceremony

By ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) Commonwealth Games women’s singles top seed Joelle King has been selected as a joint flag-bearer for New Zealand in...

Commonwealth Games, Birmingham 2022: History of squash in the competition by numbers

By ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) The 2022 Commonwealth Games begins in Birmingham tomorrow. The five squash competitions (men’s and women’s singles plus men’s, women’s...

Squash Mad Big Interview: 11 points with British Nationals finalist and World Games runner-up Lucy Beecroft

‘I enjoyed the whole week in Alabama and especially the closing ceremony which starred Lionel Ritchie’ By ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) With the Commonwealth Games...

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