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Former IT man James Singh builds open-source programme for developing squash at Giffnock

Former IT man James Singh builds open-source programme for developing squash at Giffnock

Former IT man James Singh builds open-source programme for developing squash at Giffnock By ANDY WESTON – Squash Mad Correspondent Giffnock’s James Singh worked as an IT specialist but when the opportunity arose to switch career and become a full-time squash coach, he didn’t hesitate to make the transition. James was a junior player at [...]

July 27, 2020 Andy Weston News 0

Lockdown gives Alan Clyne a chance to heal and look to the future

Lockdown gives Alan Clyne a chance to heal and look to the future

‘I had to stop training because of a rib injury but I can’t wait to start playing again’ By ANDY WESTON – Squash Mad Correspondent It’s been a contrasting lockdown for Scotland’s top two male squash players. For Greg Lobban it came at a time when he was in the form of his life having [...]

July 22, 2020 Andy Weston Interviews, News 0

‘Friend first, coach second’ is Jane Martin’s coaching philosophy

‘Friend first, coach second’ is Jane Martin’s coaching philosophy

Keeping squash alive at grassroots level is huge for coach Jane Martin  By ANDY WESTON – Squash Mad Correspondent As a player Jane Martin was one of the best, reaching a career-high world ranking of eight back in the 1990s. A born and bred Geordie with working class roots, Jane represented England at numerous levels [...]

July 13, 2020 Andy Weston Interviews, News 0

Lisa Aitken on racial equality: The game needs to be more diverse

Lisa Aitken on racial equality: The game needs to be more diverse

‘I’m proud of my sport but the old stereotype persists that squash is a game for rich white men’ By ANDY WESTON – Squash Mad Correspondent It’s the 100th day of lockdown when we speak to squash player Lisa Aitken, who has been back at her family home in Montrose ever since winning a fourth [...]

July 7, 2020 Andy Weston Interviews, News 0

Simon Boughton’s love affair with Edinburgh Sports Club

Simon Boughton’s love affair with Edinburgh Sports Club

‘I first became a coach in Italy by accident’ says Edinburgh stalwart Simon Boughton By ANDY WESTON – Squash Mad Correspondent When Simon Boughton went on an impromptu trip to Milan in the ’90s, little did he know that it would sow the seeds for a squash coaching career which currently spans 28 years. Based [...]

June 29, 2020 Andy Weston Interviews, News 0

Sue Strachan, working on the front line in Scotland, misses her stress-busting games of squash

Sue Strachan, working on the front line in Scotland, misses her stress-busting games of squash

‘Nothing beats a hard game of squash, then a shower and a drink’ says Masters champion Sue By ANDY WESTON – Squash Mad Correspondent If anyone from the squash community can help put the last three months into perspective, it’s Sue Strachan. Normally working as a kidney doctor at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, she’s had [...]

June 23, 2020 Andy Weston Interviews, News 0

Alan Clyne and Lisa Aitken take Scottish titles

Alan Clyne and Lisa Aitken take Scottish titles

Clyne topples top seed Lobban to clinch eighth title By ANDY WESTON Alan Clyne claimed his eighth title and Lisa Aitken won a second after some high-quality competition in the Sterling Trucks Scottish National Championships at Edinburgh Sports Club. Clyne beat fellow Black Isle ace and close friend Greg Lobban in the final to clinch [...]

August 28, 2018 Andy Weston News 0