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National Squash League: US city team drafts, running clocks and fan led

If you’ve been a part of the squash social media ethos as of late (outside the trick shots), you’ve likely encountered promotions for an...

Voting to close on England Squash Awards

Nominations for the sixth annual England Squash Awards close on Sunday. The awards celebrate individuals and clubs across the country who have gone the...

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....

The domestic homes courting squash

It is the ultimate luxury of having a squash court in a domestic home. And there is continued evidence of the wealthy keeping up...

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...

How Hamburg’s Kaifu Lodge fuses squash, fitness and fun

The mix of squash, fitness and a vibrant social scene has proven to be a successful recipe for Kaifu Lodge in Hamburg, Germany, since...

‘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...

Rising Egyptian star Amina Orfi wins maiden PSA squash tour title

Egypt's Amina Orfi, the 16-year-old rising star of women's squash, claimed her maiden PSA World Tour title after holding off a comeback from Tinne ...

Ali Farag in masterful touch to capture Houston Squash Open title

Ali Farag secured his fifth title of the season as he kept a lagging Mazen Hesham at bay in an all-Egyptian final at the...

Bow Valley to continue as Canadian Men’s Squash Open venue

The draw and schedule for the 2024 Canadian Men’s Squash Open, presented by AirSprint Private Aviation, has been released. Action kicks off on March 3,...

English Junior Squash 2024: Jonah Bryant and Amelie Haworth net U19 titles

Sussex’s Jonah Bryant and Hampshire’s Amelie Haworth captured the BU19 and GU19 titles respectively as the 2024 English Junior Championships came to an end...

Karim Abdel Gawad downs Marwan ElShorbagy in Pittsburgh

World No.6 Karim Abdel Gawad downed England's Marwan ElShorbagy in straight games to claim the Pittsburgh Squash Open title. The tournament was the top...

Ipswich to host largest grade squash tournament in East Anglia

Squash wonderkid Mohamed Zakaria, the 16-year-old Egyptian currently being tipped as the sport’s next superstar player, is targeting this month’s 12k Ipswich Sports Club...

Diego Elias motors to fourth successive title in Detroit

World squash No.2 Diego Elias captured his fourth consecutive Sturbridge Capital Motor City Open title and his first title of the season after a...

Essay: The power, precision and perplexity of squash

Hector Cappelletti normally writes about cricket, but here he visited St George's Hill to watch the then Channel VAS Championship. For a sport to reach...

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...

Birmingham squash boosted by mini court funding

Squash in Birmingham has been bolstered after being awarded £75,000 of National Lottery funding by Sport England to build state-of-the-art mini courts across five...

ToC Squash 2024: Nour El Sherbini and Ali Farag capture titles

World No.1s Nour El Sherbini and Ali Farag came through 3-2 thrillers to capture the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions titles in New York. It had...

ToC Squash 2024: Rowan Elaraby storms into NYC semis

World No.12 Rowan Elaraby has reached a semi final of a Platinum-level event for the first time since 2022 after overcoming her Egyptian compatriot...

ToC Squash 2024: El Sherbini and Crouin march on in New York

Defending J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions champion Nour El Sherbini ended home interest after ousting USA's Olivia Weaver to progress to the semi finals,...

ToC Squash 2024: Egyptian rising star Amina Orfi battled into last eight

Egyptian rising star Amina Orfi battled back from 2-1 down against Tinne Gilis to advance to the quarter finals of the 2024 J.P. Morgan...

‘An honour’: Rob Owen to help shape England players to LA Olympics

Rob Owen, the coach who has taken Paul Coll to global heights as well as taking on a stable of other top talents, has...

ToC Squash 2024: Malak Khafagy sets up World No.1 date

Egyptian trio Salma Hany, Malak Khafagy and Yahya Elnawasany claimed impressive wins on day two of the 2024 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions as...

Why play squash? Here’s a welcome for all new players 

In a recent Squash Mad article, Mike Dale rightly worried about “the decay of our sport at participation level', writes Dan Regan. Even squash writing...

‘I nearly quit’: Mostafa Asal hails first title of season after third ban

Mostafa Asal and Nour El Sherbini claimed the first PSA World Tour titles of 2024, winning their respective finals at the SmartCentres Kinetic Florida Open. Asal...

Lessons for squash: How Olympic inclusion helped Rugby Sevens

For rugby the road to Olympic inclusion was completed when Sevens was admitted to the Rio games in 2016. In its full 15-a-side format Rugby...

Dutch Squash Federation looks for event boost after Olympic inclusion

Dutch Squash Federation has appointed Arjan Janssen as Squash Bond Nederland associate director and says the sport’s Olympic inclusion is an “extra boost” as...

Squash Junkies: Meet the Brit who conjured the sport’s most fun and brutal event

It takes a brave man to quit his job, pack up his old squash kit bag and head for Europe on a wing and...

Hong Kong to host first combined World Team Squash Championships

Finally. After years of standalone events, the WSF Men’s and Women’s World Team Championships will be a combined tournament for the first time in...

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...

Leading US court builder and Open Squash tie up

A US-based squash court design and construction company has linked up with Open Squash, the non-profit community organisation with a mission to grow 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...

‘How can we convince people to play squash beyond US college system?’

Sean Choi speaks to recently-retired American Olivia Blatchford Clyne on her decision, the future of US Squash, tour moments and her biggest rivals On December...

British Junior Open Squash 2024: Egypt create history with perfect 10

Egypt swept the board for the first time across all 10 age categories at the British Junior Open on Sunday. Mohamed Zakaria and Fayrouz Aboelkheir...

Right Ball campaign: Clubs need to provide best experience for returning players

Dayne Far writes on the right squash ball conundrum from a New Zealander's perspective In New Zealand, we use a range of balls for both...

Sarah-Jane Perry: To say you are a squash Olympian would be incredible

I never thought I would see Olympic inclusion during my playing career. It’s great to have validation, even though we all know squash is...

Squash and the Olympics: It’s hard to fathom it took 40 years

In the late 80’s, the US leadership of squash was being politically pressured to pursue Olympic affiliation, writes Bob Kingsley. They did begrudgingly so, in order...

How to run a successful squash tournament

With squash at the Olympics, it could pave the way for more events and promoters eager to latch on to growing opportunities in the...

2023: Squash Mad’s most read stories of year

From BJO to British Open and a host of talking point stories featuring a year to forget for one star Egyptian 10- County Scene: Delving...