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Nick Matthew exclusive: ‘Coaches who try to influence referees should be banned’

I attended the recent British Junior Open in Birmingham and came away with many observations which caused me concern. But let me begin with...

Birmingham theatre is perfect marriage for British Squash Open

Twelve years ago last month, I watched from non-plastic, comfy seats in Rotterdam’s spacious Luxor Theatre as Nick Matthew defended his world title on...

Like global warming, squash federations facing collapse need to act before it’s too late

COMMENT by ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) The decline of squash is just like global warming. The evidence is staring us in the face, but...

New Zealand Open was a fun-filled festival of squash that had the whole nation buzzing

By ROD BANNISTER (Squash Mad Correspondent) Build it and they will come was certainly a relevant clarion call when it came to the New Zealand...

Padel at the Pyramids highlights the growing gulf between the two sports as squash numbers continue to fall

By MIKE DALE  Padel’s extraordinary boom reminds many of us old enough to remember a similar explosion in another rebound racket sport in the 1970s...

This gladiatorial warehouse arena, covered in graffiti, creates a unique atmosphere for squash in Nantes

‘I have never seen anything like this before – the louder the better, the drunker the better, it’s amazing,’ says Tesni Evans EXCLUSIVE By JEROME...

Mostafa Asal is a voice for calm as coaches are allowed back at courtside

EXCLUSIVE by ROD GILMOUR in Doha The Q Terminals Qatar Classic may be the first tournament back where coaches are allowed in players’ corners, but...

Colombia’s Catalina Peláez talks about how squash helped her to rebuild her life after being injured in a terrorists’ car bomb attack

‘Values such as discipline, teamwork, persistence, kindness and honesty apply to every single aspect of your life’ By Catalina Peláez Casasfranco (Squash Mad Correspondent) Playing squash...

Nick Matthew’s Exclusive Commonwealth Games Review: So much more to come from golden girl Gina Kennedy

Experience, consistency and composure from James Willstrop and Declan James brought us another gold in the doubles By NICK MATTHEW (Squash Mad Special Columnist) England’s blend...

BBC answers furious complaints from squash fans about lack of coverage from the Commonwealth Games

EXCLUSIVE by ROD GILMOUR (Squash Mad Correspondent) The BBC has assured squash fans of coverage of their sport after an outpouring of dissatisfaction at no...

Geoff Hunt Exclusive: Mostafa Asal reminds me of the great Jahangir Khan

‘Asal is every bit as single-minded as Jahangir,’ says Aussie legend Hunt EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY RJ MITCHELL (Squash Mad Correspondent) GEOFF HUNT has revealed that Mostafa...

Lee Witham Part 1: Covered outdoor courts are just the starting point for reviving squash

‘Pandemic helped me to focus on new ideas to help this great game of squash to bounce back’ By LEE WITHAM (Squash Mad Correspondent) Yesterday we...

Nick Matthew Exclusive: The rules need to be much clearer to avoid shocking injuries like this one when Nouran Gohar drilled Hania El Hammamy’s...

‘As Rodney Martin said, it was no good the referee telling Gohar to effectively play the ball by awarding a no-let in this situation...

State Of The Game: Busy Berko bounce back in buoyant style after lockdown

‘We had a low point in August but worked hard to engage with members, especially those who didn’t renew,’ says popular chair John Shaw By...

Why squash will not recover from this spiral of decline that has been accelerated by pickleball and Covid

‘Squash has taken so many wrong turns during the 50-year cycle of life I have observed here in North America, one of them being...

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