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Paradise Lost: Mauritius Open is the latest major casualty of the Covid-19 pandemic

Paradise Lost: Mauritius Open is the latest major casualty of the Covid-19 pandemic

Organisers hope to move Mauritius Open to June next year By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent The Professional Squash Association (PSA) have confirmed that the Necker Mauritius Open 2020 Presented by Beachcomber has been cancelled due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The PSA World Tour Gold tournament – which had been rescheduled to take [...]

July 3, 2020 Guest Contributor 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 Guest Contributor 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 Guest Contributor Interviews, News 0

Temwa Chileshe’s hat-trick triumph in Unsquashable Series

Temwa Chileshe’s hat-trick triumph in Unsquashable Series

Teen Temwa hits back to win in five against training partner Joel By DAVE WORSLEY – Squash Mad Correspondent After four weeks of tough, grinding competition it was a third success success for teenage pro Temwa Chileshe in New Zealand’s Unsquashable Premier League as he staged a hard-fought comeback to defeat training partner and fellow [...]

June 7, 2020 Guest Contributor News 0

Arscott and Chileshe meet again in final match of Unsquashable XL Series

Arscott and Chileshe meet again in final match of Unsquashable XL Series

Chileshe bids for third XL title By DAVE WORSLEY – Squash Mad Correspondent in Auckland The two top players have emerged to a final showdown in the Squash Premier League in Auckland. After four weeks of tournament play, Joel Arscott and Temwa Chileshe will meet in the final match to maintain a keen rivalry which [...]

June 6, 2020 Guest Contributor News 0

Arscott and Chileshe advance in Unsquashable XL Series

Arscott and Chileshe advance in Unsquashable XL Series

Shot-makers Chileshe and Fatialofa turn on the style in final XL tournament By DAVE WORSLEY – Squash Mad Correspondent in Auckland The start of the final weekend of the Premier Squash League left no doubt that even in a round robin format that players were there to win and weren’t leaving anyone wondering about their [...]

June 5, 2020 Guest Contributor News 0

Temwa Chileshe takes second XL title

Temwa Chileshe takes second XL title

Chileshe repeats victory over training partner Arscott By DAVE WORSLEY – Squash Mad Correspondent in Auckland Rising New Zealand squash star, Temwa Chileshe scored his second Premier Squash League title after he repeated his week one victory with success over Joel Arscott. Chileshe, who is 19 years old and ranked at 337 in the world, [...]

May 31, 2020 Guest Contributor News 0

Repeat final in week three of Unsquashable Premier League

Repeat final in week three of Unsquashable Premier League

  Arscott looks for revenge against Chileshe By DAVE WORSLEY – Squash Mad Correspondent in Auckland It will be a repeat of week one’s Unsquashable Premier League final when Joel Arscott and Temwa Chileshe face off for the title on the third week of the competition held at the SquashXL Club in Auckland, New Zealand. [...]

May 30, 2020 Guest Contributor News 0

Lion-hearted Leo Fatialofa wins fifth game shoot-out against his old coach Lance Beddoes

Lion-hearted Leo Fatialofa wins fifth game shoot-out against his old coach Lance Beddoes

Beddoes back home for XL debut  By DAVE WORSLEY – Squash Mad Correspondent in Auckland Experienced New Zealand international Lance Beddoes made his debut in week three of the Unsquashable Premier League – and ended up on the wrong side of a 13-11 scoreline in the fifth game of a titanic tussle against a young [...]

May 29, 2020 Guest Contributor News 0

Lockdown can’t halt Lachlan Johnston and his top team Down Under

Lockdown can’t halt Lachlan Johnston and his top team Down Under

Connection the key as players are kept motivated By CHRIS YEEND – Squash Mad Correspondent Squash in Australia came to a screeching halt in March this year due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, but it did little to slow down the momentum that the Squash Australia High Performance Program had started to build in the 10-months [...]

May 29, 2020 Guest Contributor Interviews, News 0

Arscott finishes the fifth in fine fashion to win week two of Unsquashable PSL

Arscott finishes the fifth in fine fashion to win week two of Unsquashable PSL

Arscott keeps cool as temperatures drop to beat Thomas in final By DAVE WORSLEY – Squash Mad Correspondent in Auckland Joel Arscott prevailed in five games to win the final in week two of the Unsquashable Premier League in Auckland, New Zealand. There was plenty of intensity in the final as Arscott, a beaten finalist [...]

May 24, 2020 Guest Contributor News 0

No doubting Thomas as he beats Chileshe to reach XL final

No doubting Thomas as he beats Chileshe to reach XL final

Top seed Joel Arscott reaches second final By DAVE WORSLEY – Squash Mad Correspondent in Auckland, New Zealand Elijah Thomas stole the show in the semi-finals of week two of the Squash Premier League in Auckland with an intense four game victory over the previous tournament’s winner, Temwa Chileshe. The 17-year-old Thomas from the Eden [...]

May 23, 2020 Guest Contributor News 0

Thrills of dusting off rusty skills as Aussies celebrate return to action

Thrills of dusting off rusty skills as Aussies celebrate return to action

Managing the outbreak leads to squash getting ahead of the curve in plans to reopen By CHRIS YEEND – Squash Mad Correspondent in Australia Squash returned to action on the courts across Australia over the past week with Northern Territory and Western Australia having restrictions eased that enabled players to return to the court in [...]

May 22, 2020 Guest Contributor News 0

Temwa Chileshe cleans up at XL (not for the first time!)

Temwa Chileshe cleans up at XL (not for the first time!)

Domestic duties inspire Chileshe to win over room-mate Arscott By DAVE WORSLEY – Squash Mad Correspondent in Auckland The opening tournament of the Unsquashable Squash Premier League, arguably the first elite sport in New Zealand since the lockdown, proved successful for Temwa Chileshe, the 19-year-old who resides at the host venue, SquashXL. Chileshe and his [...]

May 17, 2020 Guest Contributor News 0

Home sweet home as Joel Arscott and Temwa Chileshe reach XL final

Home sweet home as Joel Arscott and Temwa Chileshe reach XL final

Groundhog Day for XL lockdown residents By DAVE WORSLEY – Squash Mad Correspondent in Auckland The new squash Premier League finalists have been confirmed as the two players who call the venue their home won their way into the title match. Nineteen year-olds Joel Arscott and Temwa Chileshe had to work hard to win their [...]

May 16, 2020 Guest Contributor News 0