Sunday, June 16, 2024

Fun Stuff

Miguel Rodriguez wins epic point after losing his shoe mid rally

Miguel Rodriguez won an incredible rally after losing his shoe during a mighty battle at the Black Ball Squash Open to reach the quarter-finals in Cairo. The Colombian cannonball prevailed...

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...

‘Zero clue!’: Coco Gauff trades tennis for squash

Women’s US Open tennis champion Coco Gauff recently traded her sport for a spot of squash as her off season preparations went between four...

Introducing the carbon-negative plastic outdoor squash court!

Creators of a multi-use mini outdoor squash court made from rejected plastic waste have hailed the concept as a "sustainable solution to introducing more...

PSA Foundation launches second Squashtache campaign

For the second year running, the Squashtache campaign is asking the squash community to grow facial hair in support of the PSA Foundation and...

Student makes engineering final with squash laser innovation

An innovation which could revolutionise squash has been shortlisted for a national award after being designed by a British squash loving student. Mechanical engineering graduate...

Squash v tennis World No.1 duel: Who would take the points?

‘Who is the best squash player of all time?’ It's the age old question hopefully still doing the rounds in club bars. Jahangir Khan...

Squash lovers Alex Preston and Michael Pearce aim to play non-stop for 40 hours in world record charity bid

By ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) Squash lovers Alex Preston and Michael Pearce are attempting to break the world record for the longest-ever squash marathon. They...

PSA Foundation bring back #SquashTache campaign

The #Squashtache campaign is back for a second year, encouraging the squash community to grow facial hair in November for the PSA Foundation and...

Where there’s a wall, there’s a way!

Marc Thrill is on a mission to get more people playing squash – but rather than waiting for the public to walk through the...

Nick Matthew: My five to watch on PSA World Squash Tour

The season-opening Paris Squash Open gave us two predictable sets of finalists, so as we enter the Qatar Q-Terminals Classic next week and get...

Teen actor Oliver self-funds squash holiday with Mostafa Asal!

Welsh teenager Oliver Jones has had an extraordinary summer. He’s spent the last four weeks living and training alongside Mostafa Asal in Alexandria, having...

Danny Massaro: Dream Power will help you reach your targets

By DANNY MASSARO - Squash Mad Columnist How many times have we heard a successful sportsman or woman celebrate a major achievement by uttering these...

‘Gorgeous’ debut novel features squash, grief and growing up

Squash, grief and growing up are the themes of a new novel by debutante Chetna Maroo which is receiving critical acclaim. Western Lane is set...

South Korean girl group IVE hit squash court in latest video

Top South Korean girl group IVE have hit the squash court for their latest single. The six-strong K-Pop group are seen on what looks like...

‘Squash addict’ bride has racket-themed wedding

When Richard Hayes popped the question to his 'squash addict' partner Laura, she naturally wanted to give the wedding a squash theme. Guests on the...

Elite teenage talent emerging in Bulgaria

Guest contributor Gordon Kerr looks back at a trip to Bulgaria that left him contemplating the social and human benefits of our beloved sport. Having...

Nick Matthew leads a day full of fun as Crowborough celebrates the launch of interactiveSQUASH

By ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) Nick Matthew is travelling from Yorkshire down to Sussex today to spearhead the launch of interactiveSQUASH at Crowborough Tennis...

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...

Size Matters: The pain in Spain stays mainly on the brain (and the glutes) as we warm up for the World Masters

‘It felt like the walls were closing in as we discovered some mystery court dimensions, but we still had a gas...’  By ORLA O’DOHERTY (Squash...

Squash Junkies descend on Amsterdam for the game’s ultimate social gathering

The biggest squash party on the planet at the Meersquash club that Paul Coll and Nele Gilis call home By MIKE HEGARTY (Junkie addict and...

Commonwealth Games, Birmingham 2022: History of squash in the competition by numbers

By ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) The 2022 Commonwealth Games begins in Birmingham tomorrow. The five squash competitions (men’s and women’s singles plus men’s, women’s...

Commonwealth Games Countdown: Now it gets real as the squash players arrive at the athletes’ village

A fun look back at some magical memories from Manchester and Glasgow By ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) Excitement is building as the Commonwealth Games 2022...

Orla O’Doherty: With my body tied up in knots, I thought a naked Thai massage would help – but the only craic was in...

‘I love the moments of Masters madness as golden oldies try to stay fit, but crawling under the top table with your face at...

Paul Coll, Gregory Gaultier, Tinne Gilis and Melissa Alves take to the screen to promote Open de France in Nantes

Warehouse dance video and ongoing mystery around the venue create superb media campaign for Nantes   By ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) It might not win an...

Exclusive Interview with Squash+ mastermind Lee Witham: “We need new courts, new club designs, and new ideas to rescue the game at club level”

“With glass side walls players can feel the energy of other people playing alongside, whether on another squash court or maybe a padel court” INTERVIEW...

Copin’ in Copenhagen: Orla O’Doherty’s hilarious first column deals with meatballs, menopause and medals

‘I couldn’t get into my gold jacket because of lockdown lard but at least I came away with two gold medals’ By ORLA O’DOHERTY (Squash...

Squash and the royals: Prince Philip, Lisa Opie, Jahangir Khan and the mysterious tale of the missing British Open trophy

'When an aide whispered to the Duke of Edinburgh that the Royal Train was waiting, he carried on chatting to players at the RAC...

Squash and the royals: I still feel guilty to this day after pinching a court from Prince Philip

I cringed as my American opponent roared ‘No way, man, you’re 10 minutes late’ By GORDON KERR (Squash Mad Correspondent) My accidental brush with royalty came...

James Willstrop, The Bard of Pontefract, gets his lines right on court …

… to help deliver a successful play about squash By JAMES ROBERTS (Squash Mad Correspondent) James Willstrop, the current Commonwealth Games singles gold medallist from the...

Squash and the royals: As we salute Her Majesty’s jubilee, we bring you some fun stories from the royal court

‘As I dropped off TV presenter Sally Jones at a real tennis dinner where Prince Edward was guest of honour, an officer from the...

World Championships success: Karim’s magnificent Museum piece is a festival of fun for squash lovers

Karim’s Cairo carnival of squash raises the bar after months of innovative planning By ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor)  Karim Darwish is one of the key...

Nicol David, a brilliant champion and role model, plans a movie of her life

Film theme will focus on her long partnership with coach Liz Irving By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor Squash legend Nicol David is making a...

James Willstrop ready to take centre stage on court for new show about the history of squash

Athlete and actor, Willstrop portrays squash’s journey from a London prison to the Khyber Pass and beyond By ALAN THATCHER - Squash Mad Editor James Willstrop...

We’re back! To celebrate, Andy Whipp is giving away £100 worth of squash goodies

Answer Andy’s quiz to win some AWsome prizes for your club By ANDY WHIPP - Squash Mad Columnist Squash is back! After more than a year...

James Bond loved his women, his cars … and his squash

James Bond loved his women, his cars ... and his squash By TED GROSS (Publisher of Daily Squash Report) When Sean Connery passed away last week...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...