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Alan Thatcherhttps://squashmad.com
Founder of World Squash Day, Squash Mad and the new Squash 200 Partnership, building clubs of the future. Founder of the Kent Open and co-promoter of the St. James's Place Canary Wharf Classic. Author and Public Speaker.

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The eclipse sited above The Mote Squash Club in Maidstone, Kent
The eclipse viewed in the skies above The Mote Squash Club in Maidstone, Kent

Solar eclipse leads to social media storm

By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor

In case you missed it, our intrepid team of Squash Mad photographers were out in force trying to capture an image of the solar eclipse. As large parts of the UK were covered by thick cloud, it was a tough assignment. However, the clouds parted for a brief moment to enable the above image to be taken in the skies above The Mote Squash Club in Maidstone, Kent. This exclusive Squash Mad image went viral on social media. Something to do with The Cloud, apparently …

Mohamed thanks his Mum

10501801_745270755587296_7731992706381507327_nMother’s Day gave world number one Mohamed Elshorbagy the opportunity to thank his own mum for the way she has helped him to reach the top in squash.

He posted on Facebook: “You can see the amount of happiness in her face (in this picture) as that was after I won the last point at the U.S. Open that took me to the world number 1 last November.

“She is the strongest person I have ever met in my life…no one can imagine the amount of pressure and work she has to take care of and handle everything for me off court so I can perform the way I do on court. Happy Mother’s Day to the most amazing and strongest person I have met in my life!”

 

Meet Nicol’s new training buddies
CAZ7r40WoAErF_k.jpg-largeFrom Twitter comes this picture of Canadian number one Samantha Cornett and Tesni Evans (Wales) tucking into a tasty meal with Nicol David after a heavy training session in Amsterdam.

The picture was posted by Nicol’s coach, Liz Irving, who is busy planning her Elite Squash Academy summer camps.

As for the training, Sam said: “It’s amazing. I’m loving every second!”

Nicol was too busy training to return to Malaysia, where she was recently voted Athlete of The Year (again) by Malaysian sports writers.

Love the proximity of the bar to the courts. They do these things well in Holland. Love the idea of leaving court between games to have some suitable, nourishing refreshment lined up on the bar.

 

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