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WIN a set of Off The Wall Squash cards to boost your training programme

WIN a set of Off The Wall Squash cards to boost your training programme

Off The Wall Card Games are an ideal addition for players and coaches By LEE HORTON – Squash Mad Roving Reporter The Covid-19 lockdown has given the Squash Mad team a chance to check out some great squash coaching resources and today we shine the light on our friends from Essex, the Off the Wall [...]

May 24, 2020 Lee Horton Fun Stuff, News 0

Lockdown leads to launch of Boast and Drive card game

Lockdown leads to launch of Boast and Drive card game

Special offer: 10% off for Squash Mad readers in USA and Canada  By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Trapped at home during the lockdown, squash fanatic Mark Anderson dug out an old card game he had created for his family some 15 years ago. A Eureka moment followed when he decided that a card [...]

May 15, 2020 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Fun Stuff, News 0

Lee Horton: My new lockdown training partner is keeping me hot and sweaty

Lee Horton: My new lockdown training partner is keeping me hot and sweaty

‘Covid-19 has taken one great love from my life, so there’s room for another’ By LEE HORTON – Squash Mad Lockdown Fitness Expert Finding new friends during lockdown has been tough, but I’ve struck gold with a new bestie who has most definitely put the spring back into my step. It’s great getting someone to [...]

May 3, 2020 Lee Horton Fun Stuff, News 0

Stairway to Heaven (or Hell). My Lockdown Lament, by Aubrey Waddy

Stairway to Heaven (or Hell). My Lockdown Lament, by Aubrey Waddy

Problems are mounting as I rage against the machine By AUBREY WADDY – Squash Mad Correspondent This darned lockdown, especially restrictive for people like me in my eighth decade. It means I now have not one but two reasons for not playing squash: first, Covid the Nineteenth, like some warrior from a pulp science fiction [...]

May 1, 2020 Guest Contributor Fun Stuff, News 0

Nick Matthew and Daryl Selby launch online chat show during squash lockdown

Nick Matthew and Daryl Selby launch online chat show during squash lockdown

Matthew and Selby to star in weekly chat show By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Long-term England team-mates Nick Matthew and Daryl Selby are launching a new Lockdown Squash Show on Instagram.   The two will link up via Zoom from their respective homes in Yorkshire and Essex to interview a series of special [...]

April 28, 2020 Alan Thatcher Fun Stuff, News 0

Amanda Sobhy coping with Coronavirus lockdown with a smile, a song and some fun workouts

Amanda Sobhy coping with Coronavirus lockdown with a smile, a song and some fun workouts

‘After my injury I’m a master at being OK with not being able to play squash’ By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Amanda Sobhy, the US No.1 and world No.8, is keeping busy staying fit and living life to the max during the global lockdown caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. Her sunny personality, and [...]

March 25, 2020 Alan Thatcher Fun Stuff, Interviews, News 0

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

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