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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

Interactive court goes up at Munich Airport

Interactive court goes up at Munich Airport

By Squash Mad Reporter   Interactive Squash is really flying high. The pop-art techno start-up, whose mission is to make squash fun with moving murals and coloured targets on the front wall, is teaming up with ASB to install a glass show court court at Munich Airport for a two-week period in April. The glass [...]

March 10, 2017 Alan Thatcher Fun Stuff, Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

Interactive Squash gets in the picture with top award

Interactive Squash gets in the picture with top award

Front wall gamers win best new product award By NATHAN CLARKE   Fun With Balls GmbH, the company behind Interactive Squash, a German-based initiative hoping to transform the sport of squash by embracing a revolutionary piece of projection technology and turn squash courts into interactive playgrounds, have claimed top honours at the ISPO BRANDNEW 2017 [...]

December 19, 2016 Guest Contributor Fun Stuff, Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

Alan’s Blog: Canterbury Tales and the Court of King Joseph

Alan’s Blog: Canterbury Tales and the Court of King Joseph

Tribute to the busiest man in squash By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor When you are invited to a special function to name a court in honour of someone who has devoted years of their life to squash, it’s usually because that person has moved upstairs to the great glass show court in the sky. [...]

November 28, 2016 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Fun Stuff, Growing the game, Hero of the month, News 3

Dr Nick serves up great charity night at Abbeydale

Dr Nick serves up great charity night at Abbeydale

Wold champs Massaro and Massaro battle it out for Sheffield Children’s Hospital By FAYE ANDREWS and ALAN THATCHER   Sheffield hosts squash’s own Battle of the Sexes tomorrow (Thursday November 24th) when Nick Matthew and Laura Massaro captain opposing teams at the Steel City Cup – all in aid of the Sheffield Children’s Hospital Charity. [...]

November 23, 2016 Guest Contributor Fun Stuff, News, Squash Around The World 0

Alan’s Blog: How Jacques Fontaine won WSF presidential election after dramatic recount

Alan’s Blog: How Jacques Fontaine won WSF presidential election after dramatic recount

President Trump beats President Fontaine by one hour By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor The world was gripped with anticipation this week, waiting for the longest and most bitterly-fought battle to see who would usher in a new era as president and with it possibly a first female American president. No, I’m not talking about [...]

November 11, 2016 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Fun Stuff, News 1

Alan’s Blog: Tune up for World Squash Day with the ideal song for squash

Alan’s Blog: Tune up for World Squash Day with the ideal song for squash

World Squash Day anthem by Darren Hanlon By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor Twitter was abuzz this week with lots of fun posts about the ideal song for squash. There are plenty of songs about walls, and thanks to Jerry Lee Lewis, we have Great Balls of Fire, which Cam Pilley might adopt (just for [...]

October 21, 2016 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Fun Stuff, News, Squash Around The World 1

Mathieu Castagnet’s Superman dive goes viral

Mathieu Castagnet’s Superman dive goes viral

Daryl Selby left stunned by rival’s amazing retrieval By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor French ace Mathieu Castagnet has dived and chased his way into squash folklore after producing the most phenomenal piece of retrieving ever seen. His opponent, Daryl Selby, could not believe it as Castagnet dived into the front left corner to scrape [...]

March 1, 2016 Alan Thatcher Comment, Fun Stuff, News 2