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Scotland’s Fergus Richards hails “home event” in the Highlands

Scotland’s Fergus Richards hails “home event” in the Highlands

Scotland’s Fergus Richards hails “home event” in the Highlands By ANDY WESTON – Squash Mad Correspondent Professional squash player Fergus Richards is delighted the Springfield Scottish Squash Open is heading to the Highlands next year. Fergus spent his junior years training at Inverness Tennis and Squash Club, the venue for next year’s tournament being held [...]

September 8, 2020 Andy Weston News 0

No Mo as World Tour Finals line-up is confirmed

No Mo as World Tour Finals line-up is confirmed

No Mo as World Tour Finals line-up is confirmed By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Egyptian stars Ali Farag and Nour El Sherbini will be the top seeds when Cairo’s Mall of Arabia hosts the 2019-20 CIB PSA World Tour Finals from September 28-October 3. The Mall stages this glorious squash showpiece starring the [...]

September 7, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

Egypt to host 2021 World Juniors and 2022 Women’s World Team Champs

Egypt to host 2021 World Juniors and 2022 Women’s World Team Champs

Egypt to host 2021 World Juniors and 2022 Women’s World Team Champs By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor As the squash calendar makes tentative steps to fill in dates, three major tournaments have been confirmed for Egypt in 2021 and 2022. The World Squash Federation Board today announced that Egypt will host the 2021 [...]

September 7, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

Nathan Clarke’s Behind The Glass book to raise funds for PSA Foundation We Are One campaign

Nathan Clarke’s Behind The Glass book to raise funds for PSA Foundation We Are One campaign

Nathan Clarke’s Behind The Glass book to raise funds for PSA Foundation We Are One campaign By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor PSA media man Nathan Clarke has been busy during the lockdown producing a glorious book of photographs to raise money for professional players who are suffering financial hardship. Nathan,  Content and Features [...]

September 6, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

PSA World Tour gains momentum after six months of lockdown

PSA World Tour gains momentum after six months of lockdown

PSA World Tour gains momentum after six months of lockdown By ALAN THATCHER and ELLIE MAWSON The PSA World Tour is gathering momentum as professional players prepare for a return to work following the six-month lockdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. As well as three events already scheduled for September and October, one in Manchester [...]

September 4, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

Women’s World Teams and British Junior Open fall to Covid restrictions

Women’s World Teams and British Junior Open fall to Covid restrictions

WSF hope to reschedule Women’s World Teams but BJO is cancelled By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor The 2020 WSF World Women’s Team Championships and the 2021 British Junior Open are the latest casualties of the Covid-19 pandemic. The BJO has been cancelled but the WSF and the Malaysian SRA hope to reschedule the [...]

September 2, 2020 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News 0

Myyr Squash: Finns foil falling figures by breaking down barriers to welcome new players

Myyr Squash: Finns foil falling figures by breaking down barriers to welcome new players

Myyr Squash: Finns foil falling figures by breaking down barriers to welcome new players By LUUKAS RAATIKAINEN – Squash Mad Correspondent Squash needs to be affordable, visible and welcoming, break down any perceived or real barriers to entry, and reach out into local communities to attract new players, according a Squash Club Development Day held [...]

August 24, 2020 Guest Contributor Comment, Growing the game, News 0

Battle of words over future of squash in New York: Reasons for optimism by Cleve Miller

Battle of words over future of squash in New York: Reasons for optimism by Cleve Miller

The NYC Squash Renaissance: Reasons for optimism By CLEVE MILLER – Squash Mad Correspondent I have read with interest the ​article by Eduardo Alvarez​ in Squash Mad and ​the response by Guy Cipriano​ published yesterday in the Daily Squash Report. I’d like to comment on Mr. Cipriano’s post. (Shame he didn’t post here. Ed). Mr [...]

August 23, 2020 Guest Contributor Comment, Growing the game, News 10

World Squash Day: 50 days to go until squash takes to the streets!

World Squash Day: 50 days to go until squash takes to the streets!

World Squash Day: 50 days to go until squash takes to the streets! By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Today marks a major milestone in the countdown to World Squash Day 2020 – with just 50 days to go to the big event. Squash takes to the streets on Saturday October 10th as part [...]

August 21, 2020 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

Squash crisis in Rome as courts face uncertain future

Squash crisis in Rome as courts face uncertain future

Due to Covid, the survival of squash in Rome is increasingly uncertain By MONICA DRUSIAN – Squash Mad Correspondent Squash in Rome is experiencing a period of deep crisis. With a population of around four million people, the capital of Italy has got a total number of 10 courts (three of which are not open [...]

August 20, 2020 Monica Drusian Comment, Growing the game, News 1

Brad Hindle’s magical makeover transforms squash at Daisy Hill

Brad Hindle’s magical makeover transforms squash at Daisy Hill

Brad Hindle’s magical makeover transforms squash at Daisy Hill By CRAIG STEWART – Squash Mad Correspondent Brad Hindle made a brave decision to head back home to Australia from the sun-kissed Mediterranean island of Malta. The brave part was buying a squash club. To be polite, the Daisy Hill Squash and Racquet Centre, situated in [...]

August 17, 2020 Craig Stewart Growing the game, News 0

World Squash Day and i-Mask to help our health heroes

World Squash Day and i-Mask to help our health heroes

Help our health heroes and win i-Mask prizes in World Squash Day selfie competition By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Squash players can win selfie prizes and support their local health heroes thanks to a partnership agreement between World Squash Day and i-Mask. Richard Millman and Simon Stanbridge, owners and distributors of the i-Mask, [...]

August 17, 2020 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

Club owner Eduardo Alvarez has a vision for a Squash Revolution: Make the game public, visible and affordable

Club owner Eduardo Alvarez has a vision for a Squash Revolution: Make the game public, visible and affordable

To grow squash, we need to be public, visible and affordable says Toronto club owner Eduardo Alvarez By EDUARDO ALVAREZ – Squash Mad Correspondent COVID-19 has given many of us an opportunity to pause and reflect on many things in our lives including squash. For those of us involved directly in the sport as volunteers, [...]

August 15, 2020 Eduardo Alvarez BALLS AND WALLS, Comment, Growing the game, News 51

How an eleven year old in Malaysia scored big with her squash

How an eleven year old in Malaysia scored big with her squash

Harleein Tan Nick(s) Uniqlo sponsorship and a prestigious education scholarship By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor At just a tender age of eleven, Malaysia’s Harleein Tan has joined the ranks of Roger Federer and previously, Novak Djokovic, as ambassadors of major Japanese label Uniqlo. While her deal is nothing in comparison to [...]

August 15, 2020 Alex Wan Interviews, News 0

Squash has lessons to learn as pickleball picks up big numbers

Squash has lessons to learn as pickleball picks up big numbers

Squash has lessons to learn as pickleball picks up some big numbers By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Pickleball is a new racket sport. Many squash players dismiss it, because the name sounds silly. However, boasting more than three million players in the USA, it is a rapidly growing activity that deserves closer attention. [...]

August 7, 2020 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Growing the game, News 0