Monday, May 27, 2024

Rod Gilmour

Rod Gilmour has written on squash since 2005, mostly for the Daily Telegraph in the UK and Squash Player Magazine. He has written three books on squash, including with James Willstrop for the acclaimed Shot And A Ghost, and Jahangir Khan: 555.

Squash aims for European Games berth and Olympic qualification tickets

Squash hopes to be included in the European Games for the first time in 2027, as the sport aims for an iconic location in...

Game on! PSA inks Xbox deal for World Tour Squash Finals

Squash was handed a significant commercial boost on Monday after Xbox was revealed as the title sponsor for the season-ending PSA World Tour Finals. The...

The rise of Diego Elias: From being hit by police car to Peru’s world squash champion

When Diego Elias made history by winning the 2014 men’s world junior title in Namibia without dropping a game to become Peru’s first ever...

Clash between two old stagers on Rotterdam plaster court is one of my favourite squash matches

Picking the right match to watch in the early stages of a bustling World Championship can be a tricky call at times. On the...

How ‘wish’ set by Sivasangari Subramaniam to be like Nicol David bore fruits

After breaking into the world’s top 50 for the first time eight years ago, in 2016, then Malaysian 18-year-old Sivasangari Subramaniam made a detailed...

London Squash Classic: Malaysia star Sivasangari Subramaniam ushers career high

Has Alexandra Palace seen such sporting precision, power and physique as the one served up by the first women’s London Squash Classic on Easter...

Great squash duels: Nick Matthew v James Willstrop

James Willstrop recalls the classic Canary Wharf encounter in 2010 against his rival Nick Matthew Canary Wharf Classic semi-final, London, 2010 Lost to Nick Matthew 11-7,...

London Squash Classic: ‘More tournaments should be run like this’

The squash bug first hit Rory Gillen, squash’s latest tournament sponsor, in Freshers’ Week in the late 70s.  The Irishman was looking for a new...

Open Squash seeks $1m damages from CourtTech

Open Squash, the organisation which runs non-profit community squash centres in New York, is seeking damages of around $1 million from leading manufacturer CourtTech,...

US television chiefs tell squash to stop player chat with referees

In the first signs of change since squash was given Olympic status last October, 'strict' American TV bosses have told squash to cut out...

Satomi Watanabe: ‘I want to see squash courts in every region of Japan’

Satomi Watanabe’s stellar and emotional win at the Optasia Championships was not only a shot in the arm for Asian squash but for the...

Dimitri Steinmann on Swiss Olympic dreams, bans and speaking his mind

Wimbledon -- As a child growing up in Switzerland, Dimitri Steinmann could only watch 10 minutes of television every day. "I didn’t watch Teletubbies...

‘Squash is primed to grow’: Cleveland promoter enthused on sport’s future

The Cleveland promoter behind the ongoing Squash in the Land says the sport is “primed to grow further” over the next few years following...

No Commonwealth Games? Squash should lead racket sports World Cup

“Out of time?” rang out The Guardian’s headline. The Commonwealth Games 'are coming to an end' was the top line in a recent BBC...

Will Egyptian squash stars change nations to compete at LA 2028 Olympics?

SquashMad can reveal that LA 2028 had initially proposed both a singles and doubles format for the Games before organisers landed upon a 32-strong...

Squash’s top photographer hopes to capture LA 2028 Olympics

Steve Line, squash’s top snapper, hopes to capture the sport’s history-making entrance at the Los Angeles 2028 Olympics after doing so for 40 years...

Great squash duels: ‘Coping with world No.1 was horrendous’

England's Lee Beachill recalls beating Peter Nicol to win the 2004 US Open final in Boston Getting to world No.1 was the pinnacle for me....

Squash at LA 2028: The road to Olympics debut

With a little over four years to go until squash makes its entrance at Los Angeles 2028 Olympics, work has already started on how...

Egypt to stage 2024 World Squash Championships

Nour El Sherbini will aim to match Nicol David’s record of eight world titles on home soil after Egypt was handed hosting rights for...

‘When Olympic cricket was mentioned, it was a big distraction for squash’

Professional Squash Association (PSA) chief executive Alex Gough says he got “goosebumps” watching the sport’s presentation bid to LA2028 chiefs, but revealed he feared...

Great squash duels: Thierry Lincou and doing the double in Doha

LONG READ: Thierry Lincou recalls his 2004 men's world triumph in Qatar to become the first Frenchman to win showpiece  The change of scoring to...

David Campion to leave England Squash as search starts for national coach

David Campion, England Squash’s long-serving national coach, will step down from his role after 23 years following a period of sustained success in the...

New city additions add sparkle to squash’s 2024 calendar

A new year - the first as an Olympic sport - brings some fresh additions to the professional squash calendar in 2024, which includes...

Great squash duels: ‘A world title won, I handed over my bandana’

In the latest in our long read series, Sarah Fitz-Gerald recalls her 1998 World Championship success against Michelle Martin in Stuttgart A fellow Australian and...

Jahangir Khan at 60: Squash great at ease with padel and memories

“Time goes so quick man, reaching 60 just like that,” jests the man who usually took little time to sweep his opponents off court...

England Squash: The right ball is absolutely essential

England Squash has backed our Right Ball campaign as “absolutely essential”, with the national governing body saying that the whole squash community needs to...

‘The association playing squash or other sports when younger is vital’

England Squash, the sport’s national governing body, says it is finding activation success through its social media promotion of Squash Stars, its junior initiative...

‘We can make Premier Squash League bigger and better in 2024’

England Squash has admitted to “disappointment” that the Premier Squash League was postponed with just four teams on the roster, but hopes that fresh...

Great squash duels: ‘Marine’ David Palmer and the Cairo comeback

'Winning finals are not all about playing your best squash, it’s about winning the match. Cairo was a good example: the match didn’t pan...

GB Squash body to be formed ahead of LA 2028 Olympics

A Great Britain Squash governing body will be formed as the sport sets out on the path towards UK sport funding for the “chosen...

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