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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...

Eyewitness: How Sarah Fitz-Gerald won 1998 world squash title

'Give that match to a sports psychologist to explain,' was one seasoned observer's comment. It was the match of the year, no doubt about...

Great squash duels: ‘A world title won, I handed over my bandana’

In the latest in our long read series, Sarah Fitz-Gerald recalls her 1998 World Championship success against Michelle Martin in Stuttgart A fellow Australian and...

British Junior Squash Open 2024: Draws revealed for Birmingham showdown

The draws for the 2024 British Junior Open (BJO) in Birmingham have been released with Egypt’s Mohamed Zakaria and Fayrouz Abouelkheir headlining the Boys...

India squash benefits from LA Olympics inclusion

Nations are beginning to see the fruits of Olympic inclusion -- and India will now benefit leading up to LA 2028. HCL, a software and...

Squash Social: Mostafa Asal on unwanted list, squash novel falls short

Our offbeat diary on squash in the media, on socials and general musings in the sport Asal on unwanted list Egyptian star Mostafa Asal was placed...

How coaching double act is lifting Paul Coll

Rod Martin has revealed that he is working with Paul Coll in a three-way collaboration with the Kiwi and his long-standing coach Rob Owen....

World Squash Teams 2023: Egypt men win hat-trick of titles

Egypt won their third consecutive WSF Men’s World Team Championship on Sunday after holding off England in the final in Tauranga, New Zealand. This win...

Squash World Teams 2023: England and Egypt men in title battle

England and Egypt will contest the final of the Men’s World Team Championship final for the fifth time in a row since 2011. In the...

World Team Squash 2023: Swiss make history in Tauranga

Switzerland made national sporting history as they overcame USA to reach a first ever WSF Men’s World Team Championship semi-final, where they will join...

ToC 2024: Egyptians top billing for New York showpiece

Egyptian world champions Ali Farag and Nour El Sherbini have been named as the No.1 seeds for the 2024 Tournament of Champions, which will...

World Team Squash 2023: USA men end New Zealand home hopes

USA broke home hearts in Tauranga’s Mercury Baypark Arena with a hard-fought victory over New Zealand as they reached the last eight of the...

Joey Barrington: My five-point plan to improve England Squash

We recently sat down with Joey Barrington for his first interview in his new role at England Squash. Here, he outlines ways the sport...

Squash to feature at major RacquetX event in Miami after Olympic inclusion

Squash will be among the attractions in March at the first ever RacquetX - a spectacular multi racket sports conference at the gigantic Miami...

World Team Squash 2023: Simon Rösner rolls back years for Germany

Yannick Omlor and Simon Rösner delivered a seedings upset for Germany as they helped their side beat No.8 seeds Hong Kong, China, to top Group H...