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Exclusive: Nick Matthew backs Mohamed ElShorbagy swapping The Pyramids for the Three Lions as he switches international allegiance from Egypt to England

‘I have always had great support from England Squash and as a British citizen I will give it my all playing under the English...

Squash and the royals: As we salute Her Majesty’s jubilee, we bring you some fun stories from the royal court

‘As I dropped off TV presenter Sally Jones at a real tennis dinner where Prince Edward was guest of honour, an officer from the...

How Jason Foster reached the top of the squash refereeing pyramid by handling World Champs final

‘Both finals were a credit to the game and I felt privileged to have been a part of it’ By ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) Referee...

World Championships success: Karim’s magnificent Museum piece is a festival of fun for squash lovers

Karim’s Cairo carnival of squash raises the bar after months of innovative planning By ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor)  Karim Darwish is one of the key...

Padel and pickleball boom leaves squash standing still

Having downgraded squash, LifeTime aims to build 600-700 pickleball courts across USA By ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) As Covid regulations are being relaxed in many...

Nicol David, a brilliant champion and role model, plans a movie of her life

Film theme will focus on her long partnership with coach Liz Irving By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor Squash legend Nicol David is making a...

James Willstrop ready to take centre stage on court for new show about the history of squash

Athlete and actor, Willstrop portrays squash’s journey from a London prison to the Khyber Pass and beyond By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor James Willstrop...

Squash numbers fall as padel helps Edinburgh to recover after lockdown

Squash Mad’s post-Covid analysis of the state of the game By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor A global review of the effects on squash caused...

Mohamed ElShorbagy the latest of Egypt’s trio of world champions to express outrage against Israel

By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor Mohamed ElShorbagy is the latest Egyptian squash superstar to comment on political issues involving the Arab world and...

PSA link up with Jesse Engelbrecht to promote psychological training app called SquashMind

By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor When discussing mental health issues, those of us involved in squash for many decades will recall the tragic...

Squash gets the green (and gold) light as 2026 Commonwealth Games confirmed for Australian state of Victoria

Squash Oz celebrates as Bendigo is chosen as Games venue By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Many squash federations breathed a collective sigh of relief...

Nations Cup to trial new scoring system in New Zealand as SMM looks at innovative ways of promoting squash

New format trials eight teams of male and female players from the same nation By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor The PSA’s new marketing division...

Big Interview: French ace Victor Crouin ready to make his Canary Wharf debut fresh from winning US College title

Harvard hero clinches his second solo win after third team title By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor French ace Victor Crouin makes his debut appearance...

Likeable, impeccable world number one Paul Coll is an ideal role model who can change the face of squash

Conquering Kiwi is a fitting face to front campaigns that can raise the profile of the game the world over By ALAN THATCHER - Squash...

The hard graft pays off as Paul Coll takes over as world number one

Stars applaud as Kiwi Coll breaks Egyptian stranglehold on men’s rankings By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor New Zealand’s Paul Coll, known as the Superman...

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