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Balls and Walls: A wonderful weekend with the Willstrops

Balls and Walls: A wonderful weekend with the Willstrops

King James Lord’s it at the Cumberland Club By GORDON KERR – Squash Mad Correspondent England’s capital city was at the epicentre of world squash at the weekend with the finals of the London Open at the historic Cumberland Club and, a few miles south in the Surrey suburbs, the Channel VAS tournament at the [...]

November 25, 2019 Gordon Kerr BALLS AND WALLS, Comment, News 0

European Masters: Clemens survives Gregory’s tricks and treats

European Masters: Clemens survives Gregory’s tricks and treats

We need lower costs and a video review system, even for the Grand Masters By GORDON KERR – Squash Mad Correspondent in Vienna Without question the highlight of the 17 European Masters event finals (Men 35+ to 75+, women 35+ -to 70+ but no 65+ event) was the match between host nation Austria’s Clemens Wallishauser [...]

August 29, 2019 Gordon Kerr News 1

European Masters: Fitness, finesse and fiery fortitude on display from squash’s senior citizens

European Masters: Fitness, finesse and fiery fortitude on display from squash’s senior citizens

Freddy Johnson needs an Abba theme tune for his weird walk-on By GORDON KERR – Squash Mad Correspondent in Vienna The European Masters has brought a phenomenal array of talent across many generations to the wonderful city of Vienna. By Friday, only the genuine elite remained in the main draws, battling for the trophies. When [...]

August 24, 2019 Gordon Kerr News 0

Squash star Alison Waters is London Open Racketlon runner-up at Roehampton

Squash star Alison Waters is London Open Racketlon runner-up at Roehampton

Racketlon growing in popularity with Olympic aspirations By GORDON KERR – Squash Mad Correspondent Racketlon combines the four ‘biggest’ racket sports in the world: Table Tennis, Badminton, Squash and Tennis. Administered by the Federation of International Racketlon (FIR), this amateur portmanteau sport is well organised and campaigning confidently for Olympic inclusion. The four sports are [...]

August 20, 2019 Gordon Kerr Growing the game, News 0

Balls and Walls: How all racket sports owe a debt of gratitude to a French king

Balls and Walls: How all racket sports owe a debt of gratitude to a French king

How royal court led to a court for sport  By GORDON KERR – Squash Mad Correspondent Squash Mad is launching a new series called Balls and Walls. With padel, a mixture of squash and tennis, on the march, new correspondent Gordon Kerr looks at the origins of racket sports and, in coming weeks, reveals how [...]

August 5, 2019 Gordon Kerr BALLS AND WALLS, Growing the game, News 1