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Nantes Blog Day 3: Makin our presence felt on semi-finals day

Nantes Blog Day 3: Makin our presence felt on semi-finals day

Great to see sports retail brand Decathlon teaming up with squash By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Roving Reporter It was a very early start for me yesterday as I had to catch a ‘Flixbus’ from Angers to Nantes at 7am. Flixbus is quite a new phenomenon in France, being their equivalent of National Express, [...]

September 14, 2019 James Roberts Fun Stuff, News 0

Nantes Blog, Day Two: Another day, another chateau …

Nantes Blog, Day Two: Another day, another chateau …

Casting light on a great business model for squash By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Roving Reporter After a great night’s sleep, my friend Etienne takes me by car to revisit the club where I played as an exchange student at the Faculte de Lettres at Angers University, Squash du Lac de Maine. This club, [...]

September 13, 2019 James Roberts Fun Stuff, News 0

Nantes Blog, Day One: Planes, trains and automobiles

Nantes Blog, Day One: Planes, trains and automobiles

I woke up to the headline ‘Greg Marches on’ By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Roving Reporter With five days of clothing, toiletries, playing gear, rackets, shoes, numerous World Squash Day shirts, several bottles of craft beer and two giant bars of Cadbury’s chocolate (gifts for French friends), I never thought you could pack so [...]

September 12, 2019 James Roberts Fun Stuff, News 0

John White heads home for the Australian Masters

John White heads home for the Australian Masters

Great White threatens Gold Coast By TONI MAXFIELD – Squash Mad Correspondent (courtesy of Squash Media Australia) The hard-hitting John White has headed home to compete in the 2019 Australian Masters Championships, which start today on the Gold Coast. Participation numbers are at an all-time, with more than 570 players aged 35 and above dropping [...]

September 2, 2019 Alan Thatcher Fun Stuff, News 0

Come and play squash – it’s so good for you!

Come and play squash – it’s so good for you!

For crying out loud, it’s always best to be Hand-In By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor I know I’ve been banging on about the health benefits of our wonderful sport to promote World Squash Day, but it’s nice to have some professional support to back up all those claims. The best possible endorsement came [...]

August 25, 2019 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Fun Stuff 0

Mate, I am in! Paul Coll is a big fan of new ROXs training system

Mate, I am in! Paul Coll is a big fan of new ROXs training system

Flashing units will increase your speed, footwork and reaction time By TONY GRIFFIN – Squash Mad Coaching Correspondent World No.6 Paul Coll is among a growing group of enthusiasts who are using the new ROXs training system. When I was first introduced to the ROXs (pronounced rocks) a couple of months ago, their value for [...]

May 22, 2019 Tony Grifin Coaching and Development, Fun Stuff, News 0

My addictive quest to be a Time Lord of Squash

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 are that way inclined? This is a question that has puzzled me ever since I started playing around 10 years ago. Why, because having never played a racket sport [...]

April 15, 2019 Chris Sargent Comment, Fun Stuff, News 1

Coaching survey reveals: “Parents drop their kids off and rush home for seven minutes of frantic copulation”

Coaching survey reveals: “Parents drop their kids off and rush home for seven minutes of frantic copulation”

Coaches rename their job as “child-minding operatives” By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad New Brands Editor Squash coaching took a massive leap into the future by redefining the value of care given by coaches to the children in their charge. Bribing kids to do their homework is an art perfected by parents down the centuries. [...]

October 29, 2018 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Coaching and Development, Fun Stuff, News 0

Interactive court opens up the future for squash

Interactive court opens up the future for squash

Thousands of youngsters try out squash and have a gas in the glass By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Squash, which has this week made its debut as a Showcase Sport at the Youth Olympic Games with week-long action taking place in a state-of-the-art glass court situated at Technopolis park, has captured the [...]

October 12, 2018 Howard Harding Fun Stuff, Growing the game, News 0

World Masters vets show how to play, and how to party!

World Masters vets show how to play, and how to party!

Hips, knees and woes all part of the marvellous Masters experience By AUBREY WADDY – Squash Mad Special Correspondent Serena Williams received huge praise for her achievements in June at Wimbledon. Serena not only competed at the 2018 Championships, within twelve months of delivering her first child, but actually reached the final. The biennial 2018 [...]

August 8, 2018 Guest Contributor Comment, Fun Stuff, Growing the game, News 4

Commonwealth Games: Top marks for a top quality Infographic

Commonwealth Games: Top marks for a top quality Infographic

Gold Coast is fifth Aussie city to host the Games By ALAN THATCHER    In celebration of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, The East Coast Squash Academy has released a visual treat in the form of an infographic tracing the history, winning performances and other interesting facts which will be of interest to squash [...]

April 10, 2018 Alan Thatcher Fun Stuff, Growing the game, News 0

Interview with Gary Crossland, inventor of the Squash Tech Buddy

Interview with Gary Crossland, inventor of the Squash Tech Buddy

‘We changed the name from Squash Swinger…’  By ROSANNA RADLINSKA – Squash Mad European Correspondent   While browsing Facebook I came across a fan page of Jorvik Squash Academy some time ago, and the video clips were not the usual video clips showing players repeating or demonstrating a certain technique (although I must admit that [...]

February 23, 2018 Rosanna Radlinska-Tyma Fun Stuff, Growing the game, Interviews, News 1

ASB team up with Shaun Moxham in high-tech New York project

ASB team up with Shaun Moxham in high-tech New York project

New facility opens in April 2018 By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   In a unique collaboration between a court manufacturer and a leading squash coach, ASB Squash has teamed up with Australian Shaun Moxham to launch a new high performance squash training facility in the USA. The new MSquash Accelerator Center is [...]

December 5, 2017 Howard Harding Fun Stuff, Growing the game, News 0

20 Fun Facts about the Men’s World Team Champs

20 Fun Facts about the Men’s World Team Champs

50 years of fun facts By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   The WSF Men’s World Team Championship kicks off today in Marseille. Here are 20 facts you might not know about the MWT tournament, compiled by stats guru Howard Harding of SquashInfo.com. 1: Egypt are favourites to reclaim the MWT title, with [...]

November 27, 2017 Howard Harding Fun Stuff, News 2

Rackets Cubed teams up with Canary Wharf Classic.

Rackets Cubed teams up with Canary Wharf Classic.

Pupils enjoy magic moments on the glass court By Squash Mad Reporter   A recent partnership established between Rackets Cubed and the Canary Wharf Squash Classic (a major event on the professional world tour) saw Rackets Cubed become the official Charity Partner to the event for 2017. This link provided a major highlight for 27 [...]

March 14, 2017 Alan Thatcher Fun Stuff, Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0