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International Women’s Day: Time to Rally Together to break the bias in squash

England Squash strategy calls for a radical advance in equality, inclusion and diversity By ANNA VAUGHAN-HAWKINS – Squash Mad Guest Blogger The Greek philosopher Heraclitus is quoted...

Likeable, impeccable world number one Paul Coll is an ideal role model who can change the face of squash

Conquering Kiwi is a fitting face to front campaigns that can raise the profile of the game the world over By ALAN THATCHER - Squash...

Zoe Shardlow: A salute to inspirational coach Graham Stevenson, who made learning fun

‘One of the things Graham Stevenson did best was create a culture of happy learning’ By ZOE SHARDLOW - Squash Mad Correspondent If you are looking...

Trailblazer Angela Smith fears for the future of squash as playing numbers decline

‘Without grassroots investment the game will fade away and die’ By ANGELA SMITH - Squash Mad Correspondent I am certain that I am not alone in...

Don’t lie to me, Argentina: How squash got into the Pan-Am Games

‘I had to deal with cops and robbers before squash got the green light’ (In a previous article about squash and the Olympics, former Associate...

Squash faces risk of being dropped after change in Commonwealth Games format

Only athletics and swimming are safe after decision to reduce core sports and allow host city to choose events By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad...

President Biden pays tribute as ‘the world’s biggest community squash center’ opens in Philadelphia

Squash for all is the key target of the $40m Arlen Specter Center By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor Staging the U.S. Open in its...

ICYMI: In case you missed it, squash is back – even in Inverness

Scottish Open serves up quality entertainment and shows how a small club can light up the PSA Challenger Tour By MICHAEL GREGSON - Squash Mad...

Andy Whipp: Video review nasties are ruining the game for everyone

Our star players (and the fans) deserve better than this  By ANDY WHIPP - Squash Mad Columnist Squash has got to the stage where the standard...

Andy Whipp on Mostafa Asal: Cut out the gamesmanship and he could be squash’s biggest superstar

Raging Bull must be told to clean up his act By ANDY WHIPP - Squash Mad Columnist I couldn't not write about Mostafa Asal this week,...

Andy Whipp: Funding top referees is the missing link in world-class squash

Pay should reflect the pressure at the top level By ANDY WHIPP - Squash Mad Columnist In my eyes, squash is pretty much the perfect sport...

Andy Whipp: I’m not putting the boot in, but squash can learn a lot from women’s football

Women’s pro squash is better than ever, but the game needs huge help at grass-roots level By ANDY WHIPP - Squash Mad Columnist After reading Ed...

The future of squash: Ed Alvarez shows how clubs must be run as a business for our game to recover

‘Hoping that gyms will be loyal to squash is wishful thinking’  By EDUARDO ALVAREZ - Squash Mad Columnist I am writing from the squash ghost town...

Geoff Hunt and Heather McKay launched the Aussie squash boom, and it’s time for the game to bounce back Down Under

By ANDY WHIPP - Squash Mad Columnist While writing last week's column about international coaches, I mentioned legendary names like Rodney Martin, David Palmer, Stewart...

Andy Whipp: Are squash committees full of old men ruining the game? Absolutely!

By ANDY WHIPP - Squash Mad Columnist Sport is a funny thing. Any sport wants to constantly grow in popularity ... and in wealth. Wealth,...

Now’s the time for England Squash to rescue and rebuild our sport at every level

By ANDY WHIPP - Squash Mad Columnist Keir Worth’s decision to step down from his role as CEO of England Squash offers a great opportunity...

Big debate: Does College Squash help or hinder young professional players?

By ANDY WHIPP – Squash Mad Columnist Now that the opinions from social media are in, let's take a look at Mazen Hesham’s Twitter debate...

Andy Whipp: The secrets of Egypt’s success, from Ahmed Barada to today’s wave of champions who are dominating the game

Most of us know that Ahmed Barada was a trailblazer in squash and a huge factor in inspiring a whole nation to world domination....

Bob Kingsley: How the hardball politics of US Squash tinned our Olympic bid

By BOB KINGSLEY - Squash Mad Correspondent Some years ago I wrote an article for Squash Mad about how “back in the day” the United...

Squash is in limbo, waiting for the moment of truth

By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor With lockdown in various parts of the world set to continue for weeks and probably months, squash is...

Robert Eberhard: How our new lifestyles can help squash grow in 2021

Robert Eberhard: How our new lifestyles can help squash grow in 2021 By ROBERT EBERHARD - Squash Mad Correspondent Changes to our lifestyles, brought about the...

Breaking news: Squash legends label the Olympics “a mockery”

Squash legends label the Olympics “a mockery” By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor Former world champions Nick Matthew, Laura Massaro and Michelle Martin have all...

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,...

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...

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...

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

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...

Squash is so much more than fitness, so let’s have a chat about it

The pro game is underscored by fitness, but is that frightening off new players at club level? Let’s discuss. By PHILLIP MARLOWE - Squash Mad...

PSA make tentative plans to reopen World Tour

PSA ‘cautiously outline a roadmap for the return of the Tour’ By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor The PSA are exploring all options in a...

Coronavirus: The facts and the fears as clubs plan to reopen

Keeping clubs clean and safe: We can’t afford to get it wrong By MIKE HEGARTY and ALAN THATCHER  As squash clubs and federations make plans to...

Alan Thatcher: Squash faces a rocky road to reopening as France, NZ and Aussies lead the way

Laura leads my lockdown recovery as the squash world waits to reopen By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor What day is it? Where am I?...

PSA to take over WSF media and marketing role as Howard Harding stands down

Partnership brings global bodies into closer alignment By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor The World Squash Federation (WSF) has appointed the Professional Squash Association (PSA)...

Back to the future if and when squash courts reopen

How we can approach a ‘new normal’ in squash: with masks and gloves compulsory to start with By RICHARD MILLMAN - Squash Mad Correspondent While we...

Lockdown Blog: ‘No international sport until a vaccine has been delivered’

Olympics sets the standard for the rest of the sporting world By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor A leading UK scientist has claimed the postponed...

How squash is coping with Coronavirus pandemic

As many nations order courts to close, some UK clubs carry on with hygiene advice for members Squash Mad Reporting Team: ALAN THATCHER, JAMES ROBERTS,...

Respect at the heart of Canary Wharf epic between Mohamed ElShorbagy and Ali Farag

Skills and sportsmanship make it a special occasion in final men’s battle before PSA Tour shuts down By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor The quality...

Daryl Selby’s freak eye injury sparks new debate on goggles

At the top level, performance takes priority over safety issues By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor The subject of eye protection in squash hit the...

Squash can lead the way with community health projects

Sport England team up with medical profession to launch Active Charter By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor Squash clubs have an amazing opportunity to play...

Squash legends provide a chorus of tributes for Ramy Ashour

‘He was a genius at work and a pleasure to play with’ says Nick Matthew By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Ramy Ashour’s retirement provoked...

My addictive quest to be a Time Lord of Squash

  Your brain has to master four dimensions before you can master squash By CHRIS SARGENT – Squash Mad Columnist Why is squash so addictive if you...

Squash and the Olympics: Here’s why computer games will be miles ahead of us

Virtual sports are big business By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor When pondering why squash has been overlooked yet again for the Olympics, understanding the...