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We must work together to save the game

We must work together to save the game

Mixed messages about the game’s health as we aim for the Olympics  By RICHARD MILLMAN – Squash Mad Correspondent   Recently the Professional Squash Association announced appreciable increase in the prize money funds of both the men’s and women’s professional squash tours. Within a few days of this announcement several other related announcements were made. [...]

June 27, 2015 Richard Millman Comment, Growing the game, News 11

Understanding Ramy Ashour: An unconscious hero

Understanding Ramy Ashour: An unconscious hero

Ramy ‘feels’ every shot and every situation, that’s what makes him probably the greatest player in the history of the game By RICHARD MILLMAN – Squash Mad Coaching Analyst At the risk of attracting all kinds of critical commentary I am going to make a bold statement: Ramy Ashour doesn’t know what he is doing [...]

December 1, 2014 Richard Millman Comment, News 13

US Junior Open: At last, great squash and sportsmanship rises to the surface

US Junior Open: At last, great squash and sportsmanship rises to the surface

All sins forgiven as juniors finally turn on the style at Yale University RICHARD MILLMAN reports from the Black Knight US Junior Open presented by Ashaway Strings After my disappointment at behaviour and simulation from junior players yesterday, I arrived at the Brady Squash Centre at Yale with more than a little feeling of trepidation. [...]

December 18, 2013 Richard Millman News, Squash Around The World 2

US Junior Open Day Three: Cheating children and pushy parents spoil the day

US Junior Open Day Three: Cheating children and pushy parents spoil the day

Great athleticism, but gamesmanship and interfering parents overshadow US Junior Open RICHARD MILLMAN reports from the Black Knight US Junior Open presented by Ashaway Strings AS day three commenced and crunch time arrived a sudden onslaught of acting out, poor sportsmanship and out and out cheating infected some of the sport at the US Junior [...]

December 17, 2013 Richard Millman News, Squash Around The World 5

‘S no problem for the amazing US Junior Open staff

‘S no problem for the amazing US Junior Open staff

US Junior Open back on track following snow-storm chaos on Saturday RICHARD MILLMAN reports from the Black Knight US Junior Open presented by Ashaway Strings Herculean, if not downright Olympic, efforts by the US Squash tournament staff at the Black Knight US Junior Open saw a return to play today, after a clean up delay [...]

December 16, 2013 Richard Millman News 1

US Junior Open: Titans walk in Ivy halls

US Junior Open: Titans walk in Ivy halls

Stars from yesteryear join together to support the biggest junior event worldwide RICHARD MILLMAN reports from the Black Knight US Junior Open, presented by Ashaway Strings BEAUTY, as the old saying goes, is in the eye of the beholder. Thus, depending on how broad your perspective of world squash is and/or where you have spent [...]

December 15, 2013 Richard Millman News, Squash Around The World 0

Join the One Dot Revolution

Join the One Dot Revolution

Recreational squash players, just like beginners, often struggle to cope with a double-dot ball. Why do clubs, and especially teaching pros, fail to offer an alternative to help people enjoy their game more? RICHARD MILLMAN offers a simple solution in his latest column The One Dot Revolution is coming! By RICHARD MILLMAN For quite some [...]

November 14, 2013 Richard Millman Comment, Growing the game, News 53

MILLMAN: Zaman’s courage deserves the world’s support

MILLMAN: Zaman’s courage deserves the world’s support

COMMENT: By RICHARD MILLMAN HAVING had a couple of days to consider the fall out of the sad news that one of the greatest players of all time, Qamar Zaman, has found it necessary to cancel junior events in Pakistan due to the insidious presence of age fixing, I feel more able to comment. First and [...]

October 19, 2013 Richard Millman Comment 1

MILLMAN: Damning verdict on health of world squash

MILLMAN: Damning verdict on health of world squash

We are not a mainstream sport throughout the world In Australia there is hardly a coach earning a full-time living Administrators are sadly impotent Governing bodies make decisions detrimental to the sport England’s “merger” of Squash and Racketball is utterly crazy Relationship between squash and racquetball is disastrous THESE are just a handful of the [...]

October 13, 2013 Richard Millman Comment 4