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PSA extend World Tour suspension until mid-August due to Covid-19

PSA extend World Tour suspension until mid-August due to Covid-19

Three Aussie events called off By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor The Professional Squash Association (PSA) have extended the suspension of the World Tour because of the global COVID-19 pandemic. After yesterday’s report that the Oracle NetSuite Open in San Francisco had been cancelled, the PSA today confirmed that all World Tour, Challenger Tour, [...]

June 10, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

San Francisco’s Oracle Netsuite Open is cancelled

San Francisco’s Oracle Netsuite Open is cancelled

San Francisco is off as a handful of events tiptoe back on to the calendar By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor The 2020 Oracle NetSuite Open is the latest major tournament to be cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic. The PSA confirmed today that the event in San Francisco, originally scheduled for September 22-28, [...]

June 9, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

Racial equality in squash: 96% of SEA students identify as people of colour but many feel alienated at wealthy white clubs

Racial equality in squash: 96% of SEA students identify as people of colour but many feel alienated at wealthy white clubs

SEA chief Tim Wyant paints a mural of a multi-coloured future for squash By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor As the Covid-19 headlines give way to news of Black Lives Matter demonstrations across the world, squash can add discussions about racial equality to the debates about the safe reopening of our courts. At the professional [...]

June 9, 2020 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 1

Greg Lobban Part 2: It could be months before we’re back on court

Greg Lobban Part 2: It could be months before we’re back on court

‘Having Nick Matthew in my corner is a real boost – he and Neil Guirey have stripped my game apart and rebuilt it’ By GEOFF BEW – Squash Mad Correspondent It could be up to six months before the PSA World Tour gets back under way, warns Scottish number one Greg Lobban. The professional game’s [...]

June 8, 2020 Geoff Bew Interviews, News 0

Greg Lobban is ready to push through to the top level says coach Nick Matthew

Greg Lobban is ready to push through to the top level says coach Nick Matthew

‘Greg’s professionalism will have stood him in good stead during the lockdown’ By GEOFF BEW – Squash Mad Correspondent The coronavirus pandemic could not have come at a worse time for flying Scotsman Greg Lobban. In the last tournament before the tour was suspended, the St. James’s Place Canary Wharf Classic, he claimed notable victories [...]

June 7, 2020 Geoff Bew Interviews, News 0

Temwa Chileshe’s hat-trick triumph in Unsquashable Series

Temwa Chileshe’s hat-trick triumph in Unsquashable Series

Teen Temwa hits back to win in five against training partner Joel By DAVE WORSLEY – Squash Mad Correspondent After four weeks of tough, grinding competition it was a third success success for teenage pro Temwa Chileshe in New Zealand’s Unsquashable Premier League as he staged a hard-fought comeback to defeat training partner and fellow [...]

June 7, 2020 Guest Contributor News 0

Tarek Momen: World champion talks about lockdown life in Egypt

Tarek Momen: World champion talks about lockdown life in Egypt

‘It’s difficult to stay motivated’ says world champion Tarek Momen By GEOFF BEW – Squash Mad Correspondent The start of next season’s PSA World Tour is certain to be delayed by the global impact of COVID-19, says reigning World Champion Tarek Momen. Squash has already been ranked among the most high-risk sports for the spread [...]

June 6, 2020 Geoff Bew Interviews, News 0

Arscott and Chileshe meet again in final match of Unsquashable XL Series

Arscott and Chileshe meet again in final match of Unsquashable XL Series

Chileshe bids for third XL title By DAVE WORSLEY – Squash Mad Correspondent in Auckland The two top players have emerged to a final showdown in the Squash Premier League in Auckland. After four weeks of tournament play, Joel Arscott and Temwa Chileshe will meet in the final match to maintain a keen rivalry which [...]

June 6, 2020 Guest Contributor News 0

World Masters Squash moved to August 2021​​

World Masters Squash moved to August 2021​​

Qualifying ages held as World Masters heads to 33-court Hasta La Vista in Poland By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor The 2020 World Masters, scheduled to take place in August this year, has been moved back 12 months and will now take place at the world’s biggest squash club in 2021. The World Squash [...]

June 5, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

Arscott and Chileshe advance in Unsquashable XL Series

Arscott and Chileshe advance in Unsquashable XL Series

Shot-makers Chileshe and Fatialofa turn on the style in final XL tournament By DAVE WORSLEY – Squash Mad Correspondent in Auckland The start of the final weekend of the Premier Squash League left no doubt that even in a round robin format that players were there to win and weren’t leaving anyone wondering about their [...]

June 5, 2020 Guest Contributor News 0

France: green light given for green zone clubs to reopen

France: green light given for green zone clubs to reopen

France: green light given for green zone clubs to reopen By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Correspondent The French Squash Federation enthusiastically announced yesterday that long-suffering squash clubs, who have been closed since 14th March following the COVID-19 outbreak, could finally reopen their doors from today, Tuesday 2nd June, allowing their members to once again [...]

June 2, 2020 James Roberts News 0

Squash world mourns Susie Simcock

Squash world mourns Susie Simcock

‘She was a pioneer in the world of sport and especially in squash’ says Fontaine By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent The World Squash Federation is mourning the death of former WSF President Susie Simcock. She was 82. It was in October 1996 that the New Zealander was elected the WSF’s first, and [...]

May 31, 2020 Howard Harding News 2

Temwa Chileshe takes second XL title

Temwa Chileshe takes second XL title

Chileshe repeats victory over training partner Arscott By DAVE WORSLEY – Squash Mad Correspondent in Auckland Rising New Zealand squash star, Temwa Chileshe scored his second Premier Squash League title after he repeated his week one victory with success over Joel Arscott. Chileshe, who is 19 years old and ranked at 337 in the world, [...]

May 31, 2020 Guest Contributor News 0

Repeat final in week three of Unsquashable Premier League

Repeat final in week three of Unsquashable Premier League

  Arscott looks for revenge against Chileshe By DAVE WORSLEY – Squash Mad Correspondent in Auckland It will be a repeat of week one’s Unsquashable Premier League final when Joel Arscott and Temwa Chileshe face off for the title on the third week of the competition held at the SquashXL Club in Auckland, New Zealand. [...]

May 30, 2020 Guest Contributor News 0

Lion-hearted Leo Fatialofa wins fifth game shoot-out against his old coach Lance Beddoes

Lion-hearted Leo Fatialofa wins fifth game shoot-out against his old coach Lance Beddoes

Beddoes back home for XL debut  By DAVE WORSLEY – Squash Mad Correspondent in Auckland Experienced New Zealand international Lance Beddoes made his debut in week three of the Unsquashable Premier League – and ended up on the wrong side of a 13-11 scoreline in the fifth game of a titanic tussle against a young [...]

May 29, 2020 Guest Contributor News 0