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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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Another big battle looming between Tarek Momen and Mostafa Asal

By ALAN THATCHER and MATT COLES Just two weeks after their pulsating five-game battle in the final of the U.S. Open, Egypt’s Mostafa Asal and...

Tarek Momen clashes with Mostafa Asal yet again in Qatar quarter-finals

By ALAN THATCHER and MATT COLES Just two weeks after their pulsating five-game battle in the final of the U.S. Open, Egypt’s Mostafa Asal and...

Joel Makin stops Patrick Rooney to reach Qatar Classic quarter-finals

Kandra, Hesham and Elias all battle through in five By ALAN THATCHER and MATT COLES World No.9 Joel Makin put in an assured display to see...

Youssef Ibrahim stuns top seed Mohamed ElShorbagy in Qatar repeat

Makin meets Rooney in third round battle of Britain By ALAN THATCHER and MATT COLES Egypt’s World No.17 Youssef Ibrahim got the better of World No.2...

Ruthless Willstrop leads six English stars through on day one in Qatar

Willstrop and this Qatar show court are old friends  By ALAN THATCHER and MATT COLES  James Willstrop was in ruthless form as he he led six...

Squash faces risk of being dropped after change in Commonwealth Games format

Only athletics and swimming are safe after decision to reduce core sports and allow host city to choose events By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad...

Au revoir, General! French star Gregory Gaultier announces his retirement

But he’s still expected to play for France in the World Team Champs in December By ALAN THATCHER and JEROME ELHAIK French squash legend Gregory Gaultier...

‘You could hold a tournament on this steel court,’ says Mohamed ElShorbagy

Stars love steel court outing in NYC on World Squash Day By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor Outdoor squash was top of the agenda as...

Superstars set to shine as the sport goes outdoors on World Squash Day

Mega marathon in Brisbane kicks off a busy World Squash Day By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor The 20th anniversary edition of World Squash...

Changing of the guard as Mostafa Asal and Nouran Gohar take US Open titles

Champions forced to fight back to crown a spectacular week at the Specter Center By ALAN THATCHER and SEAN REUTHE Egyptian duo Mostafa Asal and Nouran...

Joel Makin’s valiant run ends as he loses US Open semi-final to Tarek Momen

‘He’s unreal, he never gives up,’ says a relieved Momen By ALAN THATCHER and SEAN REUTHE Joel Makin’s brave run ended in the U.S. Open presented...

Fiechter flies the home flag as Makin and Elias stun Farag and ElShorbagy in U.S. Open

‘I brought a lot of intensity into the match and took it to him’ says Makin By ALAN THATCHER and SEAN REUTHE Welshman Joel Makin and...

You Belong! Olivia Fiechter stuns fellow American Amanda Sobhy to reach U.S. Open quarter-finals

‘She’s one of my closest friends on tour and has been a real mentor since I turned pro’ By ALAN THATCHER and SEAN REUTHE USA No.3...

James Willstrop pulls more magic out of the bag to reach U.S. Open quarter-finals

‘I’ve been at it long enough so I can draw on my experience,’ says 38-year-old Marksman By ALAN THATCHER and SEAN REUTHE James Willstrop produced another...

President Biden pays tribute as ‘the world’s biggest community squash center’ opens in Philadelphia

Squash for all is the key target of the $40m Arlen Specter Center By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor Staging the U.S. Open in its...

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