Tuesday, February 7, 2023

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.

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Camille Serme is relishing the chance to deliver a spectacular showcase for squash in Paris

By MIKE DALE (Squash Mad Correspondent) It is exactly 10 months until plans for the first PSA Platinum event in the shadow of the Eiffel...

Doctors offer hope that ex-world champion Karim Abdel Gawad can rescue his career

EXCLUSIVE BY MIKE DALE (Squash Mad Correspondent) Former world no.1 Karim Abdel Gawad retains hope that he can resurrect his career despite a succession of...

Rob Owen: ‘Mostafa Asal is destined for greatness but he needs to sort out his conduct on court’

‘Would I coach Asal? Yes, if he cleans up his act – let’s see what happens’ By MIKE DALE (Squash Mad Correspondent) Paul Coll’s coach Rob...

Rob Owen: ‘I enjoyed working with Joel Makin but he’d probably be a better player if he’d stayed with me’

By MIKE DALE (Squash Mad Correspondent) Top coach Rob Owen has lifted the lid on his split from former protégé Joel Makin and claimed he...

Exclusive: Golden girl Gina Kennedy reveals the health nightmare she has suffered since winning Commonwealth Games title

‘I couldn’t get out of bed for a week and playing in Egypt was a very bad decision’ EXCLUSIVE by MIKE DALE (Squash Mad Correspondent) England’s...

Cross Court Analytics: Players, coaches and federations flock to learn the secrets of their winners and errors

Yorkshire trio’s lockdown project is in big demand across the world By MIKE DALE (Squash Mad Correspondent) Squash Mad writer Mike Dale speaks to Jamie Abbott,...

Padel at the Pyramids highlights the growing gulf between the two sports as squash numbers continue to fall

By MIKE DALE  Padel’s extraordinary boom reminds many of us old enough to remember a similar explosion in another rebound racket sport in the 1970s...

‘Aussie Open could be my last PSA event,’ says Donna Lobban as she takes up Heriot-Watt head coach role

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW by MIKE DALE Donna Lobban says this month’s Australian Open could be her last PSA World Tour event after she began a...

Exclusive Interview: Nele Gilis talks about the joy of winning and the constant quest for improvement

INTERVIEW by MIKE DALE  Squash Mad caught up with Nele Gilis on her return from the CIB Egyptian Open to talk about her fabulous victory...

Tech Week: The online video squash coaching innovator

They say necessity is the mother of invention, and the idiom has certainly proved true for Ahad Raza. When Covid-19 wiped out his squash...

Yorkshire coaches lead racketball boom

Racketball playing numbers will overtake squash within five years, predicts coach Nick Bond  By MIKE DALE, Squash Mad Reporter A new series of racketball events is...

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