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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

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...

Marwan ElShorbagy on facing Fares Dessouky in Black Ball final: “He’s playing like the best player in the world, and so am I”

By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Egyptian duo Fares Dessouky and Marwan ElShorbagy will meet in the final of the men’s CIB PSA Black...

2022 World Masters heading to Poland’s 33-court Hasta La Vista Club

PSA issues 2021 calendar as WSF World Doubles is postponed  By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor The World Squash Federation has announced that the 2022...

Joel Makin makes it past Mohamed ElShorbagy on night of shocks in Cairo

Fares foils Farag and Marwan masters Coll in Black Ball quarters By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor Joel Makin mastered his training partner Mohamed ElShorbagy...

Paul Coll: “Beating Gregory Gaultier is a career highlight” says Kiwi after reaching Black Ball quarter-finals

By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor New Zealand’s Paul Coll and Welshman Joel Makin are the only two non-Egyptians to win through to the...

Patrick Rooney takes Joel Makin to five in Cairo cracker

By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor World No.9 Joel Makin narrowly avoided a shock defeat in the second round of the men’s CIB PSA...

Injury halts Gawad’s title challenge at CIB Black Ball Open

By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor World No.5 Karim Abdel Gawad saw his title challenge at the CIB PSA Black Ball Open come to...

Ramit Tandon topples Greg Lobban as men move in at the Black Ball Open

By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor India’s World No.56 Ramit Tandon overcame Scotland’s World No.21 Greg Lobban as day one of the men’s CIB...

Special moment as Nour El Sherbini wins her first Black Ball Open title in Cairo

By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor It was a long time coming but world No.1 Nour El Sherbini has finally got her hands on...

Super Sobhy sets up Black Ball final against El Sherbini

By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor Testing yourself against the best is a sign of personal progress in sport. Amrican Amanda Sobhy will relish...

Perry’s party is over as Hany, Sobhy and King join top seed El Sherbini in Black Ball semi-finals

By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor World No.1 Nour El Sherbini has taken a step closer to a maiden title at the women’s CIB...

World No.2 Nouran Gohar axed for Cairo Covid breach as Sarah-Jane Perry sets up clash with Nour El Sherbini

By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor World No.2 Nouran Gohar has been removed from the CIB Black Ball Open following a breach of Covid...

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