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British Open Masters to return to Hull after three-year absence

British Open Masters to return to Hull after three-year absence

University courts will be ideal hunting ground for iconic Masters titles By DONNA HELMER England Squash and England Squash Masters have announced that the 2019 British Open Masters Championships will be played alongside the Allam British Open in Hull from May 20-26. The move follows the £16 million redevelopment of the University of Hull sports [...]

November 28, 2018 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, Squash Around The World 0

Allam British Open moves to the University of Hull

Allam British Open moves to the University of Hull

Equal prize money split in $330,000 fund By ALAN THATCHER  The Allam British Open, the oldest and most established professional squash tournament in the world, will have a new home from 2019 after an agreement was reached today that will see the iconic event take place in its entirety in a brand new sports complex [...]

November 27, 2018 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

Tickets on sale for Manchester Women’s Open

Tickets on sale for Manchester Women’s Open

$76,000 prize fund on offer By SEAN REUTHE  Tickets for next year’s Manchester Open are now on general sale, with the National Squash Centre set to host a number of the world’s leading female players between May 9-13, 2019. The Manchester Open, a women’s-only PSA World Tour Silver tournament, will see players compete for the [...]

November 23, 2018 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

Tennis copies template for the future of squash as FWB wins major award at ATP Finals

Tennis copies template for the future of squash as FWB wins major award at ATP Finals

Interactive Squash pitch wins Global Tennis Innovation Summit   By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor It was a real honour and a privilege being present in London today while a significant piece of sporting history was being recorded. Markos Kern, founder of Fun With Balls, the German company launching the game-changing Interactive Squash product into [...]

November 16, 2018 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Growing the game, News 0

ToC on track to provide their biggest and best platform for squash

ToC on track to provide their biggest and best platform for squash

Nine days of action at Grand Central Terminal in New York City By SEAN REUTHE  The 2019 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions returns to Grand Central Terminal for the 22nd consecutive year as the second richest event on the PSA World Tour with a combined purse of $360,000 — the highest prize money in tournament [...]

November 14, 2018 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

Carrara National Centre provides Commonwealth Games legacy in Australia

Carrara National Centre provides Commonwealth Games legacy in Australia

Major events planned for the future as Games courts are moved to new Gold Coast venue By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent The recent opening of the new National Squash Centre in Australia marks a historic first in the relocation of an entire facility, made possible by the world’s leading court manufacturer ASB, [...]

November 11, 2018 Howard Harding Growing the game, News 0

Nick Matthew joins new coaching network to deliver England’s next generation of stars

Nick Matthew joins new coaching network to deliver England’s next generation of stars

Five hub clubs provide ‘world-class environments for players’  By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor England Squash have chosen five leading clubs to act as “performance hubs” to help develop the next generation of world-class players. The five clubs are West Warwickshire Sports Club, Hallamshire Tennis and Squash Club, Berkhamsted Tennis and Squash Club, Pontefract [...]

November 7, 2018 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Growing the game, News 0

Citigold Canary Wharf Classic continues with best-of-three scoring

Citigold Canary Wharf Classic continues with best-of-three scoring

Handful of tickets left for 2019 By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor The best-of-three games scoring format will be trialled for a second successive year at the Citigold Wealth Management Canary Wharf Squash Classic in 2019 when the PSA World Tour Gold tournament returns to the superb East Wintergarden venue from March 10-15. The [...]

November 7, 2018 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Growing the game, News 0

Qatar to host 2019-20 PSA Men’s World Championship

Qatar to host 2019-20 PSA Men’s World Championship

‘Qatar has hosted some incredible matches down the years’ By ALAN THATCHER The Professional Squash Association (PSA) has announced that the 2019-20 PSA Men’s World Championship will take place in Doha, Qatar between October 31 and November 8, 2019. The PSA World Championship is the most prestigious and lucrative tournament on the PSA Tour calendar, [...]

October 28, 2018 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

American Peter Lasusa elected WSF vice president

American Peter Lasusa elected WSF vice president

WSF AGM in Cairo By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent American Peter Lasusa has been elected as World Squash Federation (WSF) Vice President at the WSF AGM held in the Egyptian capital Cairo. Lasusa, a former Chairman of US Squash is the President of Management Leadership Resources Inc. Upon his election, Lasusa (right) [...]

October 28, 2018 Howard Harding Growing the game, News 0

Tony Griffin: That “Oh S***” moment when you miss the ball!

Tony Griffin: That “Oh S***” moment when you miss the ball!

‘Faced with a familiar problem, many players shut their eyes, swing and miss’ By TONY GRIFFIN – Squash Mad Coaching Correspondent I want to continue the theme of hand-eye co-ordination, and look at what causes players to repeat a pattern of familiar mistakes when facing a familiar problem. Being a New Zealander living in Barcelona, [...]

October 25, 2018 Tony Grifin Growing the game, News 0

Stars shine on World Squash Day

Stars shine on World Squash Day

Royalty joins the party during global celebration of the game By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Squash centres in all corners of the globe hosted a wide variety of events to highlight the sport’s appeal to mark the 16th edition of World Squash Day on Saturday. The breathtaking skills of the sport’s leading [...]

October 16, 2018 Howard Harding Growing the game, News 0

World Squash Day Abuzz in South East Asia

World Squash Day Abuzz in South East Asia

World Squash Day Abuzz in South East Asia By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor The World Squash Day was celebrated with much fanfare here in South East Asia, with nations such as Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines and Thailand doing their bid to share the beauty of our sport in their own respective [...]

October 16, 2018 Alex Wan Growing the game, 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

Squash players experiment with radical ‘Keto’ diet

Squash players experiment with radical ‘Keto’ diet

Low-carb eating plan said to boost energy levels By GEOFF BEW – Squash Mad Health and Fitness Correspondent Professional squash players have been experimenting with a radical low carbohydrate eating plan as they seek to push new boundaries to gain an edge over their opponents. Nicole Bunyan is among those to have tried the Ketogenic [...]

October 10, 2018 Geoff Bew Growing the game, News 0