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WSF issue guidelines on safe return to play

WSF issue guidelines on safe return to play

To shower or not to shower, that’s the big debate By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor The World Squash Federation has issued a range of guidelines to help those involved in planning a safe return to play. The recommendations are published on the WSF website. The document has been put together following close co-operation [...]

May 22, 2020 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 1

Low Wee Wern reminisces on Singapore’s Kallang Squash Centre

Low Wee Wern reminisces on Singapore’s Kallang Squash Centre

Malaysian star Low Wee Wern shares her memories of soon-to-be-demolished Kallang and what would be an ideal replacement By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Singapore’s Kallang Squash Centre may be aged, but it is an iconic and memorable squash venue for many. Back in 1989, the World Men’s Team Championship was held [...]

May 20, 2020 Alex Wan Growing the game, Interviews, News 0

Wading through the mixed messages and plotting a safe return to court

Wading through the mixed messages and plotting a safe return to court

The possibility of death is an ever-present risk By DAVE IRESON – Squash Mad Correspondent We have seen a lot in various media outlets about “how” squash might return as a sport, based on the guidance that has been issued so far in terms of return to work of various sectors in England (or in [...]

May 15, 2020 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

Live squash is back with the UNSQUASHABLE Premier League launching in New Zealand

Live squash is back with the UNSQUASHABLE Premier League launching in New Zealand

Live coverage broadcast by PSA SquashTV YouTube channel By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Live squash is back! The UNSQUASHABLE Premier Squash League will be launched tomorrow in association with SquashXL Club in Auckland, New Zealand. Squash fans who have missed their regular fix can catch the action live on the PSA YouTube channel. [...]

May 14, 2020 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

England Squash county update: Massive momentum stalled by lockdown

England Squash county update: Massive momentum stalled by lockdown

More coaches ready to relaunch the game By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor England Squash have told counties that the Coronavirus lockdown has stalled a period of massive momentum by the sport’s national governing body. Chief Executive Keir Worth, writing the England Squash County Update, explained that guidelines for reopening clubs and facilities will [...]

May 13, 2020 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

PSA Foundation launches partnership with Sporting Chance

PSA Foundation launches partnership with Sporting Chance

Sporting Chance offer 24-hour hotline for PSA players  By ELLIE MAWSON – Squash Mad Correspondent The PSA Foundation – the charitable arm of the Professional Squash Association (PSA) – is delighted to announce its new partnership with Sporting Chance which will create additional support for all players on the PSA Tour. Sporting Chance was founded [...]

May 9, 2020 Guest Contributor Growing the game, News 0

Squash Australia: Beating the lockdown with energy and ideas

Squash Australia: Beating the lockdown with energy and ideas

Lockdown leads to positive new vision for delivering the game Down Under By CHRIS YEEND – Squash Australia The COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020 in Australia will be forever etched into our memories as a challenging and testing time for our nation. The Pandemic was hot on the heels of one of the most intense fire [...]

May 9, 2020 Guest Contributor Growing the game, News 0

Polish Squash joins in national scheme to end lockdown

Polish Squash joins in national scheme to end lockdown

  Federation works with Sports Ministry to plan reopening programme By ROSANNA RADLINSKA-TYMA – Squash Mad Correspondent Squash clubs in Poland will have to wait until phase four of the government’s plans to end the coronavirus lockdown. Poland reacted quite quickly in terms of introducing special measures to tackle Covid-19 and flatten the curve. The [...]

May 4, 2020 Rosanna Radlinska-Tyma Growing the game, News 0

PSA to take over WSF media and marketing role as Howard Harding stands down

PSA to take over WSF media and marketing role as Howard Harding stands down

Partnership brings global bodies into closer alignment By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor The World Squash Federation (WSF) has appointed the Professional Squash Association (PSA) to oversee its communications efforts following a restructuring of the organisation’s PR, media and marketing activities which will come into effect from May 1. Since signing a Memorandum of [...]

April 30, 2020 Alan Thatcher Comment, Growing the game, News 0

PSA and WSF extend shoe deals with Salming and Teuton

PSA and WSF extend shoe deals with Salming and Teuton

‘Bold designs and high-quality products’ By SEAN REUTHE and HOWARD HARDING  Squash may be on lockdown right now but commercial activities continue to generate revenues behind the scenes.  The PSA and WSF have both announced new contract extensions with footwear partners Salming and Teuton, respectively. The WSF deal with German company Teuton is expanding into [...]

April 28, 2020 Howard Harding Growing the game, News 0

Back to the future if and when squash courts reopen

Back to the future if and when squash courts reopen

How we can approach a ‘new normal’ in squash: with masks and gloves compulsory to start with By RICHARD MILLMAN – Squash Mad Correspondent While we are hunkered down, staying home to allow our amazing front line workers in the hospitals, ambulances, police, armed forces etc to do their brave and essential work in combatting [...]

April 27, 2020 Richard Millman Comment, Growing the game, News 16

Tony Griffin and Gevolution: Measuring change in squash and how your brain learns new skills

Tony Griffin and Gevolution: Measuring change in squash and how your brain learns new skills

Sports science and the art of understanding change By TONY GRIFFIN – Squash Mad Coaching Correspondent How do we measure real change in squash? Is the level of change a reflection on the player’s ability, the coach or the system we use to teach squash? If a player doesn’t improve and acquire new skills should [...]

April 27, 2020 Tony Grifin Coaching and Development, Growing the game, News 0

Australia: Rod takes to the streets as clubs are closed down

Australia: Rod takes to the streets as clubs are closed down

The game will look very different when we reopen By ROD BANNISTER – Squash Mad Correspondent We live in very interesting times. Six weeks ago if you told me I would be sitting at a desk in New Zealand working remotely for Squash Australia having meetings with work colleagues using a myriad of online platforms, [...]

April 23, 2020 Guest Contributor Growing the game, News 0

How the Selby family is coping with the Coronavirus lockdown

How the Selby family is coping with the Coronavirus lockdown

‘No work, no pay, but busy creating new resources for squash’ By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Squash players who face several months with zero income are being helped by the PSA to claim compensation from their governments. Coaches are also able to claim unemployment benefits in many countries. PSA staff are busy finding [...]

April 1, 2020 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

Squash selected for 2021 PanAm Junior Games

Squash selected for 2021 PanAm Junior Games

Sports city Cali to host pathway event to 2023 senior PanAm Games By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Squash is one of 30 sports selected to participate in the inaugural Junior Pan American Games next year in the Colombian city of Cali. The Cali 2021 Junior Pan American Games will take place from [...]

March 20, 2020 Howard Harding Growing the game, News 0