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ToC on track to provide their biggest and best platform for squash

ToC on track to provide their biggest and best platform for squash

Nine days of action at Grand Central Terminal in New York City By SEAN REUTHE  The 2019 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions returns to Grand Central Terminal for the 22nd consecutive year as the second richest event on the PSA World Tour with a combined purse of $360,000 — the highest prize money in tournament [...]

November 14, 2018 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

Carrara National Centre provides Commonwealth Games legacy in Australia

Carrara National Centre provides Commonwealth Games legacy in Australia

Major events planned for the future as Games courts are moved to new Gold Coast venue By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent The recent opening of the new National Squash Centre in Australia marks a historic first in the relocation of an entire facility, made possible by the world’s leading court manufacturer ASB, [...]

November 11, 2018 Howard Harding Growing the game, News 0

Steve Finitsis takes the trail home to Cairns

Steve Finitsis takes the trail home to Cairns

Aussie pro turns to coaching but still loves the challenge of playing rising stars Interview by ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Australian Steve Finitsis is enjoying his “retirement” from the PSA World Tour, heading back home to the northern outpost of Cairns to rejoin family, friends and team up with his old squash coach. [...]

November 9, 2018 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0

Mohamed ElShorbagy top seed in Black Ball Platinum event

Mohamed ElShorbagy top seed in Black Ball Platinum event

World-class squash heads back to Cairo By SEAN REUTHE Cairo will host a major PSA Tour event for the first time in over two years next month when World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy tops the inaugural Black Ball Open draw between December 3-9 at the Black Ball Sporting Club. The Black Ball Open, which will offer [...]

November 8, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 0

Ben Coleman and Alison Waters win at Wimbledon

Ben Coleman and Alison Waters win at Wimbledon

Experience triumphs over youth at Wimbledon  By PHIL RUSHWORTH – Squash Mad Correspondent It was a tale of experience vs youth in this year’s finals of the Wimbledon Cup. In the women’s final, world No. 11 Alison Waters was going for her third successive title, up against 21-year-old Kace Bartley. While in the men’s match, [...]

November 7, 2018 Alan Thatcher News, Squash Around The World 0

Nick Matthew joins new coaching network to deliver England’s next generation of stars

Nick Matthew joins new coaching network to deliver England’s next generation of stars

Five hub clubs provide ‘world-class environments for players’  By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor England Squash have chosen five leading clubs to act as “performance hubs” to help develop the next generation of world-class players. The five clubs are West Warwickshire Sports Club, Hallamshire Tennis and Squash Club, Berkhamsted Tennis and Squash Club, Pontefract [...]

November 7, 2018 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Growing the game, News 0

Citigold Canary Wharf Classic continues with best-of-three scoring

Citigold Canary Wharf Classic continues with best-of-three scoring

Handful of tickets left for 2019 By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor The best-of-three games scoring format will be trialled for a second successive year at the Citigold Wealth Management Canary Wharf Squash Classic in 2019 when the PSA World Tour Gold tournament returns to the superb East Wintergarden venue from March 10-15. The [...]

November 7, 2018 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Growing the game, News 0

Ali Farag is Qatar Classic champion

Ali Farag is Qatar Classic champion

Ali Farag produces masterclass performance to capture his first Qatar Classic trophy By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Ali Farag today produced a well thought out masterclass performance to deconstruct the German tree chopper Simon Rosner in straight games to capture his first Qatar Classic trophy. Playing to a full house in [...]

November 2, 2018 Alex Wan News 0

Tesni Evans cracks world top ten

Tesni Evans cracks world top ten

Welsh wonder rises to No.9 in world rankings By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Rhyl-based Tesni Evans has become the first Welsh woman ever to break into the world’s top 10 after the November PSA Women’s World Rankings were released. Evans made history last month in Philadelphia as she became the first Welsh player [...]

November 2, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 0

Top Dec! James becomes England No.1 as he reaches 16 in the world rankings

Top Dec! James becomes England No.1 as he reaches 16 in the world rankings

‘Hard work got me here and more hard work will get me to the top 10’ By SEAN REUTHE and ALAN THATCHER Nottingham-based Declan James has moved up four places to World No.16 to become England’s No.1 male player in the PSA Men’s World Rankings for November. After beating James Willstrop to win the final [...]

November 2, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 0

Ali Farag to face off with Simon Rosner in Qatar Classic final

Ali Farag to face off with Simon Rosner in Qatar Classic final

Farag avenges Momen defeat while Rosner chops Elias By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Ali Farag, the Egyptian world number two will face Germany’s world number two Simon Rosner in the final of the Qatar Classic tomorrow after the pair won their semi-final matches against Tarek Momen and Diego Elias respectively. Farag [...]

November 1, 2018 Alex Wan News 0

Diego Elias ejects Mohamed ElShorbagy in Qatar

Diego Elias ejects Mohamed ElShorbagy in Qatar

Elias dethrones ElShorbagy for his maiden Platinum semis berth By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor The “Peruvian Puma” Diego Elias reached his first Platinum level semi-final at the Qatar Classic and what better way to do it than to take out the defending champion and world number one Mohamed ElShorbagy. It’s even [...]

October 31, 2018 Alex Wan News 0

Joel Makin hits another milestone at the Qatar Classic

Joel Makin hits another milestone at the Qatar Classic

Joel Makin gatecrashes into his first Platinum quarters By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor There seems to be no stopping Joel Makin as he takes out yet another higher seed to make his maiden Platinum level quarter-final here at the Qatar Classic. The 24-year-old beat France’s ex-world number six Mathieu Castagnet in [...]

October 30, 2018 Alex Wan News 0

Joel Makin rocks Miguel Rodriguez in Qatar

Joel Makin rocks Miguel Rodriguez in Qatar

Another milestone win for Makin By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Joel Makin provided the first major upset of the Qatar Classic after dispatching fifth seed Miguel Angel Rodriquez in the longest match of the tournament so far. It was definitely not an easy day for the seeds as sixth seed and [...]

October 29, 2018 Alex Wan News 0

Coaching survey reveals: “Parents drop their kids off and rush home for seven minutes of frantic copulation”

Coaching survey reveals: “Parents drop their kids off and rush home for seven minutes of frantic copulation”

Coaches rename their job as “child-minding operatives” By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad New Brands Editor Squash coaching took a massive leap into the future by redefining the value of care given by coaches to the children in their charge. Bribing kids to do their homework is an art perfected by parents down the centuries. [...]

October 29, 2018 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Coaching and Development, Fun Stuff, News 0