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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

Premier Squash League Preview: A New Den for the Birmingham Lions

Premier Squash League Preview: A New Den for the Birmingham Lions

Premier Squash League Preview: A New Den for the Birmingham Lions By James Roberts – Squash Mad Reporter   Anyone traveling along the A38 Bristol Road to the South of Birmingham city centre over the past 2 years could not have failed to notice an impressive new structure taking shape at the main entrance to the [...]

September 24, 2017 James Roberts News 0

National Club Championships 2017/18 – entries close in 2 days!

National Club Championships 2017/18 – entries close in 2 days!

National Club Championships 2017/18 – entries close in 2 days! By James Roberts – Squash Mad Reporter   Calling all squash clubs – entries for the No5 Barristers Chambers National Club Championships close this Friday 22nd September. Last season over 75 clubs entered teams, which culminated in a fantastic finals weekend, where Colets became the Men’s [...]

September 20, 2017 James Roberts News 0

Nantes International Open Preview – A Guaranteed Spectacle!

Nantes International Open Preview – A Guaranteed Spectacle!

Nantes International Open Preview – A Guaranteed Spectacle! By James Roberts, Squash Mad Reporter The qualification rounds of one of the most innovative tournaments on the PSA World Tour, which also has the privilege of kicking off another amazing season of live squash action on Squash TV, started yesterday. The Nantes International Open is now [...]

September 5, 2017 James Roberts News 0

Squash Confirmed As ‘Showcase Sport’ For 2018 Youth Olympic Games

Squash Confirmed As ‘Showcase Sport’ For 2018 Youth Olympic Games

Squash Confirmed As ‘Showcase Sport’ For 2018 Youth Olympic Games By James Roberts, Squash Mad Reporter Squash has been confirmed as a showcase sport for the Buenos Aires 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games – due to be held between October 6-18, 2018 – following the fourth International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission visit to the Argentinian [...]

July 6, 2017 James Roberts News 0

5 Questions to Coline Aumard

5 Questions to Coline Aumard

5 Questions to Coline Aumard By James Roberts, Squashmad Reporter There is just 1 day to wait for the release of the official list of players entering the 3rd edition of the PSA Open International de Nantes, which in early September will kick off an exciting 2017/18 season of events to be broadcast live on Squash [...]

July 4, 2017 James Roberts News 0

Revitalising Squash in Northamptonshire

Revitalising Squash in Northamptonshire

Revitalising Squash in Northamptonshire By James Roberts – Squash Mad Reporter   I moved home to Northamptonshire, a largely rural county in the East Midlands of England, just over a year ago. When researching the squash scene to determine where I was going to play and what opportunities there would be for competitive team squash, [...]

June 13, 2017 James Roberts News 0

Back to the Future … version française

Back to the Future … version française

Back to the Future … version française By James Roberts – Squash Mad Reporter   A nostalgic trip back to Angers, France, provided Squashmad.com reporter James Roberts with a ‘Back to the Future’ style experience in more ways than one as he took the opportunity to visit many old stomping grounds, including the squash club where [...]

May 30, 2017 James Roberts News 0