Sunday, March 3, 2024

Mike Dale

Mike Dale is a lifelong squash player and a long-time sports journalist. Loves watching, meeting and interviewing the game’s star players.

How Hamburg’s Kaifu Lodge fuses squash, fitness and fun

The mix of squash, fitness and a vibrant social scene has proven to be a successful recipe for Kaifu Lodge in Hamburg, Germany, since...

Five ways Olympic inclusion will change squash

"When I heard the news, I cried," England's top junior Asia Harris told Squash Mad recently of the moment she found out about squash's...

Off The Wall Squash: Turning schoolkids into smiling squash players

In many squash venues across the world, the average age of members is creeping up every year. As knees get creaky and players reluctantly...

Squash to feature at major RacquetX event in Miami after Olympic inclusion

Squash will be among the attractions in March at the first ever RacquetX - a spectacular multi racket sports conference at the gigantic Miami...

‘Squash making the Olympics has changed everything’

Two leading contenders for Team GB's first ever Olympic squash team at Los Angeles 2028 showed their immense potential by winning the titles at...

Squash is back to pre-Covid levels – but here come padel and pickleball

One of squash's biggest brands has revealed that UK equipment sales have returned to pre-pandemic levels - but pickleball and padel are threatening to...

Introducing the carbon-negative plastic outdoor squash court!

Creators of a multi-use mini outdoor squash court made from rejected plastic waste have hailed the concept as a "sustainable solution to introducing more...

Squash Facilities Network brings experts together in ‘thriving global community’ 

The European Squash Federation has launched the Squash Facilities Network (SFN) to bring together experts and share best practice from across the industry. The SFN...

‘Unique’: England’s most northerly squash club forced to close

England's most northerly club - Alnwick Squash Club - has sadly been forced to close after 46 years. The characterful old-fashioned "throwback" club was...

Brian Roberts: the man who helped squash unlock Olympic door? 

There is a fascinating story behind this evocative picture, taken in the 1990s, which might offer clues as to how squash came to be...

How squash sealed its place in the LA 2028 Olympic Games

The astonishing news that squash will be on the programme at the 2028 Olympic Games is the result of some brilliantly shrewd manouevring –...

LA 2028 reaction: ‘One of the most significant moments in squash’s history’

The squash community is waking up in a state of euphoric disbelief after Monday’s stunning news that our sport is on a list of...

PSA Foundation bring back #SquashTache campaign

The #Squashtache campaign is back for a second year, encouraging the squash community to grow facial hair in November for the PSA Foundation and...

US Open Squash 2023: preview, history, milestones

The US Open Squash Championships in Philadelphia is a landmark edition of one of the game’s most prestigious tournaments. World No.2s Diego Elias and Nouran...

Where there’s a wall, there’s a way!

Marc Thrill is on a mission to get more people playing squash – but rather than waiting for the public to walk through the...

US college squash shocked by death of Yale legend Dave Talbott

The American college squash community has been rocked by the sudden death of legendary Yale coach and Hall of Fame honoree Dave Talbott from...

Dunlop and WSF reveal masterplan to solve squash’s ‘wrong ball’ problem

As we’ve seen through our Right Ball campaign, opportunities to engage new squash players are being lost every day because they’re unwittingly playing with...

World’s leading racket stringer retires from PSA Tour after suffering stroke

The PSA Tour has lost a familiar face after the world’s most highly qualified racket stringer Nick Down was forced to quit due to...

Squash duo taking on the cream of British padel

The PSA's Head of Tour Development, Elliot Selby, and Yorkshire county player Declan Christie are teaming up this weekend to take on the elite...

How a double yellow dot ball left one father and son deflated

OPINION -- This is my mate Ady and his son Matthew pictured below. Along with my own lad Finlay, we go to watch Southampton...

Teen actor Oliver self-funds squash holiday with Mostafa Asal!

Welsh teenager Oliver Jones has had an extraordinary summer. He’s spent the last four weeks living and training alongside Mostafa Asal in Alexandria, having...

Why the Commonwealth Games must survive – for squash’s sake

It is one year since Georgina Kennedy and Paul Coll had Commonwealth Games gold medals carefully placed around their necks amidst scenes at Birmingham...

How mighty Merthyr keeps squash vibrant in The Valleys

Merthyr Squash Club has a motley cast of players with nicknames such as The Pirate, The Butler and Trolleys. But don’t be fooled –...

World Junior Squash Championships hit by IT issues and ‘inequitable’ criticism

The World Junior Championships has been blighted by technical issues and has prompted criticisms that its format is "inequitable." All play on Court 6 and...

Defending champion Gina Kennedy ‘absolutely devastated’ at Victoria 2026 cancellation

Defending women's singles champion Gina Kennedy says she is "absolutely devastated" that Victoria has pulled out of hosting the 2026 Commonwealth Games. The Australian state...

Hammer blow for squash as Aussies scrap 2026 Commonwealth Games

Squash has received a huge blow with the shock news that Victoria has pulled out of hosting the 2026 Commonwealth Games. The Australian state has...

Exclusive: Mostafa Asal’s new coach Mohamed Elkeiy on movement, referees and ‘that’ racket grab

Mohamed Elkeiy is undaunted by what some might call the hardest job in squash – cleaning up Mostafa Asal’s game. Asal’s entourage has turned to...

Mostafa Asal to fly to UK for workshops with Willstrop and Drew

Mostafa Asal will fly to the UK later this month to work on his movement with former world squash No.1 James Willstrop -- and...

Taking squash to the people – one club at a time

Despite the work of many passionate people in pockets of the world, squash participation tragically continues to nosedive. Some clubs are managing to buck...

Running on empty: Sport England figures show further squash decline

Squash participation in England has fallen by just over 10% since the year before the pandemic, official figures reveal. Statistics in the latest Sport England...

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