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Greg Lobban Part 2: It could be months before we’re back on court

Greg Lobban Part 2: It could be months before we’re back on court

‘Having Nick Matthew in my corner is a real boost – he and Neil Guirey have stripped my game apart and rebuilt it’ By GEOFF BEW – Squash Mad Correspondent It could be up to six months before the PSA World Tour gets back under way, warns Scottish number one Greg Lobban. The professional game’s [...]

June 8, 2020 Geoff Bew Interviews, News 0

Greg Lobban is ready to push through to the top level says coach Nick Matthew

Greg Lobban is ready to push through to the top level says coach Nick Matthew

‘Greg’s professionalism will have stood him in good stead during the lockdown’ By GEOFF BEW – Squash Mad Correspondent The coronavirus pandemic could not have come at a worse time for flying Scotsman Greg Lobban. In the last tournament before the tour was suspended, the St. James’s Place Canary Wharf Classic, he claimed notable victories [...]

June 7, 2020 Geoff Bew Interviews, News 0

Tarek Momen: World champion talks about lockdown life in Egypt

Tarek Momen: World champion talks about lockdown life in Egypt

‘It’s difficult to stay motivated’ says world champion Tarek Momen By GEOFF BEW – Squash Mad Correspondent The start of next season’s PSA World Tour is certain to be delayed by the global impact of COVID-19, says reigning World Champion Tarek Momen. Squash has already been ranked among the most high-risk sports for the spread [...]

June 6, 2020 Geoff Bew Interviews, News 0

Saurav Ghosal: India is on a war footing but we must all contribute to keep squash clubs alive

Saurav Ghosal: India is on a war footing but we must all contribute to keep squash clubs alive

‘People will be more keen to play than ever once normal life returns’  By GEOFF BEW – Squash Mad Correspondent The PSA World Tour is unlikely to resume this season due to the coronavirus, says one of the world’s top players. Saurav Ghosal believes it would be optimistic to think tournaments could be up and [...]

March 26, 2020 Geoff Bew Interviews, News 0

Greg Lobban shows Power of Scotland as he guns down Gawad in Canary Wharf shoot-out

Greg Lobban shows Power of Scotland as he guns down Gawad in Canary Wharf shoot-out

Lobban to meet Marwan after Mosaad rolls his ankle By GEOFF BEW, ALAN THATCHER and MATT COLES  Greg Lobban pulled off the biggest victory of his career as he beat world No.4 Karim Abdel Gawad to make the quarter finals of the St. James’s Place Canary Wharf Classic. He had lost their six previous meetings, [...]

March 11, 2020 Geoff Bew News 0

Mathieu Castagnet reveals shock reason for health and fitness failure

Mathieu Castagnet reveals shock reason for health and fitness failure

Fatigue and injuries traced to dental braces By GEOFF BEW – Squash Mad Health and Nutrition Correspondent After suffering 15 calf injuries over a two-year period, many people had written off Mathieu Castagnet and were urging him to quit the sport. But the Frenchman, who was six in the world in 2016, thrives on proving [...]

March 9, 2020 Geoff Bew Interviews, News 0

Squash players experiment with radical ‘Keto’ diet

Squash players experiment with radical ‘Keto’ diet

Low-carb eating plan said to boost energy levels By GEOFF BEW – Squash Mad Health and Fitness Correspondent Professional squash players have been experimenting with a radical low carbohydrate eating plan as they seek to push new boundaries to gain an edge over their opponents. Nicole Bunyan is among those to have tried the Ketogenic [...]

October 10, 2018 Geoff Bew Growing the game, News 0

Declan James takes success in his stride

Declan James takes success in his stride

‘It was nice to win but I need to go back to basics’ By GEOFF BEW – Squash Mad Columnist Rising star Declan James plans to celebrate the biggest win of his career by “going back to the drawing board”. Fresh from his victory over James Willstrop at the PSA International Open in Nantes, you [...]

September 25, 2018 Geoff Bew Interviews, News 0

James Willstrop interview: Squash should not demean itself in the pursuit of a place in the Olympics

James Willstrop interview: Squash should not demean itself in the pursuit of a place in the Olympics

‘Squash must stop begging to join the party’ Interview by GEOFF BEW Squash should not demean itself in pursuit of being accepted into the Olympic Games, says one of the world’s top players. Three consecutive bids to get the sport into the global showpiece have been rejected in recent years, causing bewilderment among supporters. The [...]

August 22, 2018 Geoff Bew Interviews, News 3

James Willstrop Interview: How a vegan diet powers him to success

James Willstrop Interview: How a vegan diet powers him to success

‘I try not to get hung up on food and sometimes you have to accept what’s available’ By GEOFF BEW – Squash Mad Health and Fitness Editor Squash is recognised as one of the world’s most physically gruelling sports – so imagine competing at the highest level on a vegan diet. You might consider it [...]

August 15, 2018 Geoff Bew Interviews, News 0