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Emirates Golf Club to host 2017-18 PSA Dubai World Series Finals

Emirates Golf Club to host 2017-18 PSA Dubai World Series Finals

Golf Club follows Dubai Opera and Burj Khalifa as stunning setting for PSA finals By SEAN REUTHE   The world’s best squash players are set to appear at Emirates Golf Club between June 5-9 after the Professional Squash Association (PSA) today announced that the 2017-18 edition of the ATCO PSA Dubai World Series Finals will [...]

April 23, 2018 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

Geoff Hunt: The glass court is great and the new TV coverage is one of the best things to happen to our sport

Geoff Hunt: The glass court is great and the new TV coverage is one of the best things to happen to our sport

Kiwis top medal table as Aussies move Games courts to a new national centre By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   While Squash relished its sixth appearance in the Commonwealth Games since making its debut in Malaysia in 1998, hosts Australia together with New Zealand and England shared the gold medals in the [...]

April 20, 2018 Howard Harding Growing the game, News 0

PSA to team up with Olympic Channel

PSA to team up with Olympic Channel

Squash the latest of 65 sports to partner with Olympic Channel By ELLIE MAWSON   The Professional Squash Association (PSA), in collaboration with the World Squash Federation (WSF), has reached a cooperation agreement with the Olympic Channel in a partnership that will see all three organisations collaborate on content for the multi-platform global media destination. [...]

April 20, 2018 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

With heart rate reaching 199 beats per minute, new data suggests squash could be world’s toughest racket sport

With heart rate reaching 199 beats per minute, new data suggests squash could be world’s toughest racket sport

Wiring up Ramy Ashour and Tarek Momen delivers amazing data By SEAN REUTHE and ALAN THATCHER   The Professional Squash Association (PSA) has released new data captured through innovative partnerships with Sports Data Labs and interactiveSquash that suggests squash could be the most physically demanding racket sport in the world. Through the use of pioneering [...]

April 10, 2018 Alan Thatcher Comment, Growing the game, News 6

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

PSA unveil new-look World Tour and team up with the WSF

PSA unveil new-look World Tour and team up with the WSF

New draw sizes, and qualifiers are scrapped as PSA and WSF launch Challenger Tour By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   The Professional Squash Association (PSA) today unveiled its new vision for professional squash which will see a new-look professional squash tour structure come into effect for the 2018-19 season onwards, while a [...]

March 27, 2018 Howard Harding Growing the game, News 0

Why Squash Matters to this generation and the next

Why Squash Matters to this generation and the next

Dublin squash project will help to build a healthy nation By Special Correspondent MARK KELLY – Founder of Irish Sports and Education Association and Squash Link in Dublin   The benefits of joining a squash club permeate body and mind, and extend beyond the four walls of a squash court to deliver lifelong friendships, travel [...]

March 13, 2018 Mark Kelly Growing the game, News 0

Best-of-three debate: In search of squash’s identity

Best-of-three debate: In search of squash’s identity

Squash has a history of change By CRAIG PARKINSON – Squash Mad Guest Columnist   I was fascinated to see the trial of the best-of-three (BO3) scoring system during the hugely successful Canary Wharf Classic. It set me thinking, to what extent is squash suffering from an identity crisis? And what impact will the introduction [...]

March 12, 2018 Craig Parkinson Comment, Growing the game, News 1

England Squash launch new campaign to attract more female players

England Squash launch new campaign to attract more female players

‘Long-term strategy to break down barriers and encourage women to pick up a racket’ By DONNA HELMER   England Squash has launched a new national campaign today to encourage more women and girls on court. The new social media campaign, which is part of the Squash Girls Can initiative, seeks to raise the profile of [...]

March 8, 2018 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

Best of Three: How about trying best of seven?

Best of Three: How about trying best of seven?

The game needs more pressure points – here’s an idea to make it happen  By PAUL MAIN    Best of three? What’s the point? In a doff of my cap to Daryl Selby and Cameron Pilley, I could call this piece Comment from the Balcony as that’s generally where I am at pro events! Much debate [...]

March 7, 2018 Guest Contributor Comment, Growing the game, News 3

Pilley takes a dive in the third as Selby delivers knock-out punch

Pilley takes a dive in the third as Selby delivers knock-out punch

Canary Wharf trials best of three format but Selby and Pilley still clock up 49 minutes  By LEE HORTON – Squash Mad Reporter   PODCAST partners Daryl Selby and Cameron Pilley let their rackets do the talking as the two seasoned campaigners raised the curtain on this year’s Canary Wharf Classic in London. Selby and [...]

March 5, 2018 Lee Horton Growing the game, News 0

First million-dollar World Championships in Chicago

First million-dollar World Championships in Chicago

Walter Family confirm ‘double your money’ milestone in squash By SEAN REUTHE   The 2018-19 Professional Squash Association World Championships will become the first squash tournament to award a $1 million prize as part of a multi-year sponsorship deal with the Chicago-based Walter Family, the association announced today. As part of the agreement, the City [...]

March 1, 2018 Guest Contributor Growing the game, News 0

Saudi Arabia makes World Junior Team debut

Saudi Arabia makes World Junior Team debut

Ziad Al Turki pledges focus on participation in Saudi sport By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent   Saudi Arabia will participate in a World Team Squash Championship for the first time when a team from the Arab state competes in the 2018 WSF Men’s World Junior Team Championship in India in July. The [...]

February 27, 2018 Howard Harding Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 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 0

By the left, Peter Nicol and Peter Barker to star in Canary Wharf exhibition

By the left, Peter Nicol and Peter Barker to star in Canary Wharf exhibition

Fans can win a hit on court with legend Nicol By ALAN THATCHER, Squash Mad Editor We’ll be rolling back the years on finals night in the Canary Wharf Classic next month as left-handers Peter Nicol MBE and Peter Barker star in an exhibition match. Former World Champion Peter Nicol MBE and former World No.5 [...]

February 16, 2018 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0