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Tears of joy on a tension-filled Finals Day at the European Team Championships

Tears of joy on a tension-filled Finals Day at the European Team Championships

Fantastic French women dethrone England whilst English men regain title on home soil By JULIE O’HARE – Edgbaston Priory Club A dramatic final day of the European Team Championships at Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham witnessed a remarkable victory by France’s women’s team while England regained the men’s trophy. England were hot favourites for the [...]

May 4, 2019 James Roberts News 0

Spain oust defending champions France to reach first-ever European Teams final

Spain oust defending champions France to reach first-ever European Teams final

Spanish eyes are smiling in Birmingham By JULIE O’HARE The Spanish men’s team created history on semi-finals day of the European Team Championships at Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham, as they sensationally beat defending champions France in a long and dramatic match to reach the final for the first time. In tomorrow’s final they’ll play [...]

May 4, 2019 James Roberts News 0

Scotland gatecrash the semis on Day Two at Edgbaston as top seeds progress

Scotland gatecrash the semis on Day Two at Edgbaston as top seeds progress

Both Scottish teams continue impressive runs at Edgbaston By JULIE O’HARE The second day’s play of the 2019 European Team Championships at Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham saw all the Division One teams playing their third and final pool matches, with the outcomes determining the line-up of tomorrow’s semi-finals. While Women’s and Men’s top seeds [...]

May 3, 2019 James Roberts News 0

Great day for Scotland as top seeds seal semi-final spots

Great day for Scotland as top seeds seal semi-final spots

Scotland the Brave steal the show on Day One in Birmingham By JULIE O’HARE It was a great day for Scotland as the 2019 European Team Championships got under way at the Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham with their men’s and women’s teams both causing upsets that put them within reach of unexpected semi-final places. [...]

May 2, 2019 James Roberts News 0

Here Come the Girls: 3-Day Festival Launches Empower Girls’ Squash Foundation

Here Come the Girls: 3-Day Festival Launches Empower Girls’ Squash Foundation

Stars on court at Edgbaston to support new foundation launched by Deon Saffery  By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Reporter An initiative to encourage girls, and particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, to get fitter and more active through participating in squash was launched with a 3 day festival of squash event at Edgbaston Priory Club [...]

March 30, 2019 James Roberts News 0

Behind the Scenes at the Citigold Wealth Management Canary Wharf Squash Classic

Behind the Scenes at the Citigold Wealth Management Canary Wharf Squash Classic

Behind the Scenes at the Citigold Wealth Management Canary Wharf Squash Classic By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Reporter As a PSA Foundation member, I was able to be among the first to secure Quarter Final tickets for this year’s Canary Wharf Squash Classic, purchasing 5 tickets for myself and 4 club mates. However, when [...]

March 15, 2019 James Roberts News 2

A Tribute to John Batty – the Epitome of the Squash Community

A Tribute to John Batty – the Epitome of the Squash Community

A Tribute to John Batty – the Epitome of the Squash Community By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Reporter Yesterday morning, on opening Facebook to catch up on the latest news from my friendship circle, the very first post that came up on my timeline was from John’s profile, which is not unusual as he [...]

March 8, 2019 James Roberts News 1

World Squash Day: some personal reflections

World Squash Day: some personal reflections

World Squash Day: some personal reflections By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Correspondent The day before yesterday, 20th October 2018, a Facebook memory from 6 years ago appeared on my timeline. I am not normally one to share these, but this time I felt it appropriate as it represented a bit of a watershed moment [...]

October 23, 2018 James Roberts News 0

Nantes: A new ‘Modus Operandi’ for Squash?

Nantes: A new ‘Modus Operandi’ for Squash?

Nantes: A new ‘Modus Operandi’ for Squash? By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Reporter Squash took centre stage last week quite literally with the ‘4th Opus’, as the organisers dubbed it, of the Open International de Squash de Nantes, which took place at the magnificent 18th Century Théâtre Graslin. Judging from the positive reactions of [...]

September 11, 2018 James Roberts News 0

Le Tour de Northants: A Match on Every Court

Le Tour de Northants: A Match on Every Court

  Le Tour de Northants: A Match on Every Court Introduction by JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Reporter Main report by MIKE BROADBENT – Chairman, Northants Squash Rackets Association As I have mentioned in a previous report on Squash Mad, when I moved to Northants from Staffordshire over 2 years ago, I was warned that I [...]

September 3, 2018 James Roberts News 0

The Truth About Getting Fit: Squash Fits the Bill!

The Truth About Getting Fit: Squash Fits the Bill!

The Truth About Getting Fit: Squash Fits the Bill! By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Reporter   The other night, I watched a programme on the BBC iPlayer, The Truth About Getting Fit, in which Dr Michael Mosley examines the latest research about health and fitness and attempts to separate fact from fiction. One thing [...]

February 7, 2018 James Roberts News 1

Corby Squash: A Local Campaign but a National Crisis?

Corby Squash: A Local Campaign but a National Crisis?

Corby Squash: A Local Campaign but a National Crisis? By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Reporter   As reported last week on Squash Mad, Corby fielded its first squash team in over 8 years last Saturday, visiting Brackley Squash Club at the opposite end of Northamptonshire. The event was part of the Corby Squash Campaign, [...]

February 1, 2018 James Roberts News 0

Corby Squash Campaign Gathers Momentum through Historic Team Match

Corby Squash Campaign Gathers Momentum through Historic Team Match

Corby Squash Campaign Gathers Momentum through Historic Team Match By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Reporter   A squash team from Corby, a town in the East Midlands of England now approaching a population of almost 70,000 people, making it the largest place in the UK with no squash courts, will tomorrow travel to Brackley [...]

January 26, 2018 James Roberts News 0

Corby MP calls for Parliamentary Debate about Squash Accessibility and Benefits

Corby MP calls for Parliamentary Debate about Squash Accessibility and Benefits

Corby MP calls for Parliamentary Debate about Squash Accessibility and Benefits By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Reporter   Last Thursday in the House of Commons, Tom Pursglove, MP for Corby and East Northamptonshire, successfully raised the issues of the lack of squash courts in Corby and the benefits of squash. Fresh from attending a [...]

November 1, 2017 James Roberts Growing the game, News 0

Birmingham take the Honours in a University Double First

Birmingham take the Honours in a University Double First

Birmingham take the Honours in a University Double First By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Reporter   There was a double first in last night’s ‘Battle of the Midlands Universities’ clash in the Premier Squash league held at the brand new £55m home of Birmingham Sport and Fitness, the sport department of the University of [...]

October 25, 2017 James Roberts News 0