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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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India’s 14-year-old squash sensation Anahat Singh competes in the Commonwealth Games on Friday

Kijan Sultana flies the flag for Malta at Thursday’s opening ceremony alongside sisters Colette and Lijana By ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) Back in June, Squash...

Commonwealth Games Countdown: Now it gets real as the squash players arrive at the athletes’ village

A fun look back at some magical memories from Manchester and Glasgow By ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) Excitement is building as the Commonwealth Games 2022...

Commonwealth Games: New Zealand’s Paul Coll and Joelle King top the singles seedings in Birmingham

Second seeds Joel Makin (Wales) and Sarah-Jane Perry (England) will enjoy home advantage in Midlands  By ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) New Zealand duo Paul Coll...

Squash Australia aims to revive the sport with four-year plan to develop ‘a strong and sustainable’ future

Focus on four pillars: participation, performance, profile and facilities By ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) Squash Australia, in partnership with its State and Territory Members, has...

Snorkelling, cliff jumping and a party on a pirate ship: Adam Murrills on making squash grow in the beautiful British Virgin Islands

‘Staging the Carey Olson Tortola Classic was a dream come true after rebuilding the club following the wreckage of Hurricane Irma’ By ALAN THATCHER (Squash...

Commonwealth Games Countdown: Sue Rose remembers striking gold when squash made its debut in Malaysia in 1998

‘It was one of the proudest moments of my career and to stand on the podium was unforgettable’ INTERVIEW by ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) England’s...

Behind the scenes with Omar El Sherbini, a man with a passion and vision for squash

Founder of InSocial says: “We are building ideas to market squash on a worldwide basis” INTERVIEW by ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) Everyone in squash knows...

Tomorrow marks 100 days to go when the sport unites for World Squash Day 2022

‘Covid challenged people to create ways of playing outdoors and we look forward to seeing lots of fun events in streets, playgrounds and parks,’...

Paul Coll, Gregory Gaultier, Tinne Gilis and Melissa Alves take to the screen to promote Open de France in Nantes

Warehouse dance video and ongoing mystery around the venue create superb media campaign for Nantes   By ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) It might not win an...

Lee Witham Part 5: How to grow squash playing numbers and provide genuine community benefits

‘We need to use funds more astutely to attract more juniors’ By LEE WITHAM (Squash Mad Special Correspondent) Squash can be a sport that’s all-inclusive and...

Curtis Malik fights back to beat Ben Coleman for his fifth PSA Challenger title of the season

‘Delighted to win from 2-0 and 9-7 down but I’d rather not play four five-setters in a row,’ says Curtis By ALAN THATCHER - Squash...

Team Malik on the march as Curtis and Torrie reach Hove finals

By ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) Brother and sister Curtis and Torrie Malik will be competing in the finals of the Ampito Hove Open today...

Exclusive Interview with Squash+ mastermind Lee Witham: “We need new courts, new club designs, and new ideas to rescue the game at club level”

“With glass side walls players can feel the energy of other people playing alongside, whether on another squash court or maybe a padel court” INTERVIEW...

Nick Matthew Exclusive: The rules need to be much clearer to avoid shocking injuries like this one when Nouran Gohar drilled Hania El Hammamy’s...

‘As Rodney Martin said, it was no good the referee telling Gohar to effectively play the ball by awarding a no-let in this situation...

Mostafa Asal and Nour El Sherbini have a ball at The Mall as they win CIB PSA World Tour Finals

‘After winning the first game I looked at the screen and it said 40 minutes,’ says Asal By ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) and SEAN...

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