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Why this panic-driven lockdown must be lifted to allow squash to return to normal as soon as possible

Why this panic-driven lockdown must be lifted to allow squash to return to normal as soon as possible

  ‘We are being duped; 900 people are killed or maimed on UK roads every day but we don’t put a lockdown on motoring’ By GORDON KERR – Squash Mad Correspondent In the past few days we have seen how politicians (and their unelected advisers) treat the public as fools. But even more irritating than [...]

May 28, 2020 Gordon Kerr Comment, News 0

PSA make tentative plans to reopen World Tour

PSA make tentative plans to reopen World Tour

PSA ‘cautiously outline a roadmap for the return of the Tour’ By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor The PSA are exploring all options in a bid to relaunch the World Tour as soon as possible, although it could be several more months until tournaments are back on the calendar. PSA staff, working from home [...]

May 26, 2020 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Comment, News 0

Arscott finishes the fifth in fine fashion to win week two of Unsquashable PSL

Arscott finishes the fifth in fine fashion to win week two of Unsquashable PSL

Arscott keeps cool as temperatures drop to beat Thomas in final By DAVE WORSLEY – Squash Mad Correspondent in Auckland Joel Arscott prevailed in five games to win the final in week two of the Unsquashable Premier League in Auckland, New Zealand. There was plenty of intensity in the final as Arscott, a beaten finalist [...]

May 24, 2020 Guest Contributor News 0

WIN a set of Off The Wall Squash cards to boost your training programme

WIN a set of Off The Wall Squash cards to boost your training programme

Off The Wall Card Games are an ideal addition for players and coaches By LEE HORTON – Squash Mad Roving Reporter The Covid-19 lockdown has given the Squash Mad team a chance to check out some great squash coaching resources and today we shine the light on our friends from Essex, the Off the Wall [...]

May 24, 2020 Lee Horton Fun Stuff, News 0

No doubting Thomas as he beats Chileshe to reach XL final

No doubting Thomas as he beats Chileshe to reach XL final

Top seed Joel Arscott reaches second final By DAVE WORSLEY – Squash Mad Correspondent in Auckland, New Zealand Elijah Thomas stole the show in the semi-finals of week two of the Squash Premier League in Auckland with an intense four game victory over the previous tournament’s winner, Temwa Chileshe. The 17-year-old Thomas from the Eden [...]

May 23, 2020 Guest Contributor News 0

World Squash Library launches Women’s Worlds section

World Squash Library launches Women’s Worlds section

Library features every result since World Open launch in 1976 By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent The World Squash Library has launched a second compendium of the sport’s World Championships, this time covering all the Women’s World Opens from the maiden event in Brisbane, Australia, in 1976. The production features the dates, venue [...]

May 23, 2020 Howard Harding News, Squash Around The World 0

Chileshe stops the flight of the Conder

Chileshe stops the flight of the Conder

Temwa takes first match in four as Jack dives all over the XL court  By DAVE WORSLEY – Squash Mad Correspondent in Auckland Series leader Temwa Chileshe won an entertaining contest as the second week of the Unsquashable Premier League launched at the Squash XL club in Auckland, New Zealand. Chileshe beat top seed Joel [...]

May 22, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

WSF issue guidelines on safe return to play

WSF issue guidelines on safe return to play

To shower or not to shower, that’s the big debate By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor The World Squash Federation has issued a range of guidelines to help those involved in planning a safe return to play. The recommendations are published on the WSF website. The document has been put together following close co-operation [...]

May 22, 2020 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 1

Thrills of dusting off rusty skills as Aussies celebrate return to action

Thrills of dusting off rusty skills as Aussies celebrate return to action

Managing the outbreak leads to squash getting ahead of the curve in plans to reopen By CHRIS YEEND – Squash Mad Correspondent in Australia Squash returned to action on the courts across Australia over the past week with Northern Territory and Western Australia having restrictions eased that enabled players to return to the court in [...]

May 22, 2020 Guest Contributor News 0

Low Wee Wern reminisces on Singapore’s Kallang Squash Centre

Low Wee Wern reminisces on Singapore’s Kallang Squash Centre

Malaysian star Low Wee Wern shares her memories of soon-to-be-demolished Kallang and what would be an ideal replacement By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Singapore’s Kallang Squash Centre may be aged, but it is an iconic and memorable squash venue for many. Back in 1989, the World Men’s Team Championship was held [...]

May 20, 2020 Alex Wan Growing the game, Interviews, News 0

Squash-mad doctor writes from the heart of the Italian Covid-19 epicentre

Squash-mad doctor writes from the heart of the Italian Covid-19 epicentre

‘Radio report told us the virus had reached our city … and my hospital’ By FEDERICO REBUSTELLO – Squash Mad Correspondent It is a real honour to publish this article from a squash-playing doctor, Federico Rebustello, who has experienced the strain of working at the hospital in Padua at the epicentre of the Italian coronavirus [...]

May 19, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 1

Elite French players given green light to resume on court squash training

Elite French players given green light to resume on court squash training

Elite French players given green light to resume on court squash training By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Correspondent In a Q&A style communique released today by the Fédération Française de Squash, it was announced that elite French players can now resume on court training, subject to compliance with strict health protocols. This is thanks [...]

May 18, 2020 James Roberts News 0

Temwa Chileshe cleans up at XL (not for the first time!)

Temwa Chileshe cleans up at XL (not for the first time!)

Domestic duties inspire Chileshe to win over room-mate Arscott By DAVE WORSLEY – Squash Mad Correspondent in Auckland The opening tournament of the Unsquashable Squash Premier League, arguably the first elite sport in New Zealand since the lockdown, proved successful for Temwa Chileshe, the 19-year-old who resides at the host venue, SquashXL. Chileshe and his [...]

May 17, 2020 Guest Contributor News 0

Home sweet home as Joel Arscott and Temwa Chileshe reach XL final

Home sweet home as Joel Arscott and Temwa Chileshe reach XL final

Groundhog Day for XL lockdown residents By DAVE WORSLEY – Squash Mad Correspondent in Auckland The new squash Premier League finalists have been confirmed as the two players who call the venue their home won their way into the title match. Nineteen year-olds Joel Arscott and Temwa Chileshe had to work hard to win their [...]

May 16, 2020 Guest Contributor News 0

Lockdown leads to launch of Boast and Drive card game

Lockdown leads to launch of Boast and Drive card game

Special offer: 10% off for Squash Mad readers in USA and Canada  By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Trapped at home during the lockdown, squash fanatic Mark Anderson dug out an old card game he had created for his family some 15 years ago. A Eureka moment followed when he decided that a card [...]

May 15, 2020 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Fun Stuff, News 0