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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.

Author Articles

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...

Club file: Nick Clifford working wonders at Wigginton for 40 years

Nick Clifford lives 200 yards from the front door of his beloved Wigginton Squash Club and has given it 40 years of devoted service....

How Open Squash is igniting New Yorkers’ passion for the sport

The key to turning a non-squash player into a passionate participant is to treat every potential new member of your club as “both a...

‘Gorgeous’ debut novel features squash, grief and growing up

Squash, grief and growing up are the themes of a new novel by debutante Chetna Maroo which is receiving critical acclaim. Western Lane is set...

PSA players welcome chance to receive ‘the recognition we deserve’

PSA World Tour players have united in their praise and gratitude after billionaire businessman Mark Walter's "game changing" investment into professional squash. Walter, who is...

That’s the pro game sorted – now what about squash’s grassroots?

The news that the co-owner of Chelsea FC and the LA Dodgers is to plunge 'significant investment' into top-level squash is a huge tonic...

Top of the podium after five years of hell: Peter Knox’s extraordinary squash story

As Peter Knox from Exeter had the World Transplant Games squash gold medal hung around his neck last month in Perth, Australia, he could...

Eight squash courts part of vast new ‘urban sports cathedral’ in Bordeaux

Eight squash courts feature in a spectacular new five-storey 'sports cathedral' in the Brazza district of Bordeaux next to the Garonne river. The UCPA Sport...

‘Squash addict’ bride has racket-themed wedding

When Richard Hayes popped the question to his 'squash addict' partner Laura, she naturally wanted to give the wedding a squash theme. Guests on the...

Teen sensation Amina Orfi: “I belong with the world’s top players”

Squash’s latest Egyptian phenomenon Amina Orfi has told Squash Mad she “belongs” with the world’s best players – at the tender age of 15. The...

“Emotionally, it wasn’t easy…” – Mohamed ElShorbagy on his switch to England

Watch: former world champion and world No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy tells Squash Mad about the 'tough decision' to switch from Egypt to England. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlemqSww_dI As he prepares...

Mostafa Asal accuses rivals of diving like footballers

Mostafa Asal has accused his opponents on the PSA World Tour of ‘diving’ like footballers to try to get him punished by referees –...

Squash’s top stars urge caution over LA 2028 Olympic bid

Watch: squash stars on squash's LA 2028 Olympic bid Squash will discover the fate of its latest bid for Olympic inclusion this autumn – but...

Future of Canary Wharf Squash Classic in doubt

The future of the Canary Wharf Squash Classic is in jeopardy due to logistical and financial issues. In March, the hugely popular PSA World Tour...

New international tour gives Masters squash a major boost

A newly-expanded international Masters circuit starts in May and is set to give age-group squash a much-needed shot in the arm after the pandemic. International...

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