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WIN a set of Off The Wall Squash cards to boost your training programme

WIN a set of Off The Wall Squash cards to boost your training programme

Off The Wall Card Games are an ideal addition for players and coaches By LEE HORTON – Squash Mad Roving Reporter The Covid-19 lockdown has given the Squash Mad team a chance to check out some great squash coaching resources and today we shine the light on our friends from Essex, the Off the Wall [...]

May 24, 2020 Lee Horton Fun Stuff, News 0

Lee Horton: My new lockdown training partner is keeping me hot and sweaty

Lee Horton: My new lockdown training partner is keeping me hot and sweaty

‘Covid-19 has taken one great love from my life, so there’s room for another’ By LEE HORTON – Squash Mad Lockdown Fitness Expert Finding new friends during lockdown has been tough, but I’ve struck gold with a new bestie who has most definitely put the spring back into my step. It’s great getting someone to [...]

May 3, 2020 Lee Horton Fun Stuff, News 0

Fury as Donald Trump visit stops James Willstrop and Daryl Selby exhibition

Fury as Donald Trump visit stops James Willstrop and Daryl Selby exhibition

Garrison Centre taken over by police PSA squash stars James Willstrop and Daryl Selby, along with more than one hundred young players from Essex, have been forced to down rackets due to Donald Trump’s controversial visit to London. The US President’s three-day stay in the UK has resulted in a massive security operation and a [...]

July 13, 2018 Lee Horton News 0

Cuskelly and Golan defy Canary Wharf rush hour

Cuskelly and Golan defy Canary Wharf rush hour

Aussie Ryan calls time on Borja for his first win over Spaniard By LEE HORTON – Squash Mad Reporter   Squash grinders Borja Golan and Ryan Cuskelly tore up the script that invited wham-bam, get-off-quick action in the new best-of-three format at Canary Wharf to deliver a 60-minute display of traditional, attritional squash. The two [...]

March 6, 2018 Lee Horton News 0

Pilley takes a dive in the third as Selby delivers knock-out punch

Pilley takes a dive in the third as Selby delivers knock-out punch

Canary Wharf trials best of three format but Selby and Pilley still clock up 49 minutes  By LEE HORTON – Squash Mad Reporter   PODCAST partners Daryl Selby and Cameron Pilley let their rackets do the talking as the two seasoned campaigners raised the curtain on this year’s Canary Wharf Classic in London. Selby and [...]

March 5, 2018 Lee Horton Growing the game, News 0

Gawad and Gaultier set up Swede final showdown

Gawad and Gaultier set up Swede final showdown

The G-men take out Momen and Rosner to make Swedish Open final  By SEAN REUTHE   Defending champion Karim Abdel Gawad and two-time winner Gregory Gaultier will lock horns in the final of the 2017 UCS Swedish Open after they both claimed wins on semi-finals day at the PSA M70 tournament held in Linköping. Gawad [...]

February 4, 2017 Lee Horton News 0

Canary Wharf sells out five months ahead of tournament

Canary Wharf sells out five months ahead of tournament

  East Wintergarden tickets are snapped up inside five weeks The 2017 Canary Wharf Squash Classic is again a complete sell-out, five months ahead of the world’s top players heading back to London’s favourite tournament. In a replica of last year’s rush, all tickets were snapped up within five weeks of going on sale. The [...]

November 16, 2016 Lee Horton Growing the game, News 0

Essex girls take on City boys in £500 challenge

Essex girls take on City boys in £500 challenge

Essex Squash comes up with novel way to raise funds as they challenge City slickers One sharp-thinking squash county has come up with a unique way of raising much needed funds by challenging a team of City slickers to a £500 winner-takes-all showdown.  The intriguing match-up is the brainchild of Matthew White, a lawyer with EC3/Legal and an [...]

October 14, 2016 Lee Horton Squash Around The World 0

Lauren Selby named new Norway National Coach

Lauren Selby named new Norway National Coach

Essex girl Lauren Selby becomes first female to be named National coach for both men and women   LAUREN SELBY, one of England’s brightest and most innovative squash coaches, has been put in charge of Norway’s national squash programme. The 32-year-old former professional tour player from Essex will spearhead a two-pronged project that aims to re-shape [...]

October 12, 2016 Lee Horton News, Squash Around The World 0

Top stars backing world’s biggest women and girls’ event

Top stars backing world’s biggest women and girls’ event

Laura Massaro and Nicol David give their backing to 4-Day festival at Edgbaston Priory THE world’s biggest women and girls’ squash event is heading for Edgbaston in Birmingham this May with a four-day festival of squash aiming to attract players from across Europe. The Squash Evolution event at the Edgbaston Priory (May 5-8) is open [...]

March 8, 2016 Lee Horton Squash Around The World 0

British Open: Change of date suits Nick Matthew

British Open: Change of date suits Nick Matthew

Wolf is still hungry for success World No.3 Nick Matthew is hoping that a change of date for the 2016 Allam British Open, which returns to its traditional March slot on the PSA World Tour calendar after being staged in May for several years, will help him challenge for the title when the tournament gets [...]

February 27, 2016 Lee Horton News, Squash Around The World 0

Laura Massaro extends deal with loyal sponsor

Laura Massaro extends deal with loyal sponsor

World number one Laura continues deal with UKFast boss Lawrence Jones   Manchester-based cloud computing firm UKFast is to extend its sponsorship deal with recently crowned world number one squash player Laura Massaro. The deal sees UKFast CEO Lawrence Jones MBE commit to mentoring personal friend and current Macau, Qatar and US Open champion Massaro, [...]

February 2, 2016 Lee Horton Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

Nicol David storms to 10th Hong Kong crown…and it’s glory for Shorbagy after night at police station

Nicol David storms to 10th Hong Kong crown…and it’s glory for Shorbagy after night at police station

Nicol David outguns Laura Massaro to bag 80th title as Super Mo ends Cam’s Hong Kong dream   A scintillating performance from Nicol David saw her triumph in the finale of the 2015 Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Open by defeating in-form Laura Massaro 3-0 to bring the Englishwoman’s 14 match unbeaten [...]

December 6, 2015 Lee Horton News 0

Men’s World Team Championships go ahead despite five teams withdrawing

Men’s World Team Championships go ahead despite five teams withdrawing

England, France, Germany, USA and Canada refuse to fly to Egypt but WSF says: World Teams go ahead THE men’s World Squash Team Championship, due to begin in Egypt in 12 days time, is in chaos after five teams, including current champions England, decided to withdraw because of security fears. However, the event will still go ahead following a [...]

December 1, 2015 Lee Horton News 0

Raneem El Welily sent crashing from Qatar Classic as Chinappa leads day of first-round shocks

Raneem El Welily sent crashing from Qatar Classic as Chinappa leads day of first-round shocks

Joshana Chinappa takes out world number one El Welily…and it’s carnage for five other seeds WORLD number one Raneem El Welily was one of six seeds sent crashing from the first round of the Qatar Classic, PSA World Series tournament as the form book got ripped apart at the Khalifa Tennis and Squash Complex in Doha. India’s [...]

October 31, 2015 Lee Horton News 0