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PSA players earn cash for squash data

PSA players earn cash for squash data

Data is driving new revenue streams By SEAN REUTHE The Professional Squash Association (PSA), in partnership with global technology provider Sports Data Labs, has announced the creation of the first-ever prize money pool for players who have consented to allow the PSA to commercialise their in-match physiological data. The prize pool for the 2018-19 season [...]

October 9, 2018 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

Creative clubs reach out on World Squash Day

Creative clubs reach out on World Squash Day

New Dr Who could spread squash from Sheffield across the galaxy! By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Squash clubs across England are opening their doors this Saturday to promote the sport on World Squash Day. As well as staging open days to showcase the fun and health benefits that squash offers, many clubs are [...]

October 9, 2018 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

Piedro Schweertman wins all-Dutch final in St Petersburg

Piedro Schweertman wins all-Dutch final in St Petersburg

Iceman Piedro loves the cold  By JAMES GROSVENOR – Squash Mad Correspondent The fourth edition of the Squash Open (PSA Closed Satellite) took place at the LIGA Squash Centre in St Petersburg, ably hosted by Denis Rudakov and his team. In the match of the tournament, Piedro Schweertman squeezed through a fast-paced semi-final against Daniel [...]

October 6, 2018 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, Interviews, News 0

Squash takes centre stage ahead of Youth Olympic Games

Squash takes centre stage ahead of Youth Olympic Games

Squash players push for inclusivity in sport By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Buenos Aires, October 6th, 2018: Maria Toorpakai Wazir, a professional squash player from Pakistan, and Shahd Bshara, a member of the Israel-based urban squash programme SquashBond, participated in two inaugural initiatives launched this week in Buenos Aires, Argentina, that saw [...]

October 6, 2018 Howard Harding Growing the game, News 0

Nick Matthew supports Singapore as music, fun and fireworks launch World Squash Day

Nick Matthew supports Singapore as music, fun and fireworks launch World Squash Day

From Poznan and Graz to Colchester and Chattanooga, clubs go crazy for World Squash Day By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor World Squash Day 2018 is being launched with music and fireworks as clubs all over the globe join forces to promote the sport. The Official Single for World Squash Day “Africa” (sung by Oliver [...]

October 4, 2018 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Growing the game, News 0

UK racketball players compete in US Racquetball World Champs

UK racketball players compete in US Racquetball World Champs

Jay Munoz goes from silver to gold in over-35s By TIMOTHY BAGHURST – Squash Mad US Racquetball Correspondent For the first time, UK racketball players competed in the Senior World Racquetball Championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  More than 200 racquetball and racketball players from the ages of 35 to 95-plus descended on Albuquerque for the [...]

October 2, 2018 Guest Contributor Growing the game, Racketball, Squash Around The World 1

Squash prepares for inaugural Youth Olympic Games showcase

Squash prepares for inaugural Youth Olympic Games showcase

‘I feel excited and privileged to be part of the delegation’ says England’s Alice Green By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Ahead of squash’s introduction as a Showcase Sport at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, World Squash Federation (WSF) President Jacques Fontaine has expressed his excitement at seeing the world’s best squash juniors [...]

October 1, 2018 Howard Harding Growing the game, News 0

Countdown to World Squash Day: Anton leads the Russian Revolution

Countdown to World Squash Day: Anton leads the Russian Revolution

Massive boost for squash in St Petersburg By ALAN THATCHER, Squash Mad Editor Looking ahead to World Squash Day, I am very keen to see what events take place in Russia. One of the world’s great political and military superpowers, a group of enthusiasts are determined to make Russia a squash superpower as well. If [...]

September 29, 2018 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Growing the game, News 0

World Squash Day on song to hit the right notes with release of ‘Africa’ as the Official Single

World Squash Day on song to hit the right notes with release of ‘Africa’ as the Official Single

Squash-loving composer Stuart Sharp supports World Squash Day By ALAN THATCHER, Squash Mad Editor World Squash Day takes place on Saturday October 13th and this year it aims to hit all the right notes with a musical theme. The track called ‘Africa’, written by squash-loving composer Stuart Sharp, is scheduled for release on October 5 [...]

September 26, 2018 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Growing the game, News 0

The Gevolution: A different way of helping squash players evolve and change

The Gevolution: A different way of helping squash players evolve and change

‘Research shows repetition is not always the best way to learn’  By TONY GRIFFIN – G Spot Squash and Coaching Analyst In July I Presented the G Evolution process to the Catalan Squash Federation and a reduced number of their coaches in course entitled “A Squash Course For Coaches – Only For Coaches willing to [...]

September 24, 2018 Guest Contributor Coaching and Development, Growing the game, News 9

Stars shine for charity night at St George’s Hill

Stars shine for charity night at St George’s Hill

James Willstrop and Declan James top the bill By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor James Willstrop and Declan James top the bill in a special charity day at the St George’s Hill Club in Weybridge, Surrey, on Saturday (September 22). There are some fun coaching sessions earlier in the day with Niall Engerer, plus [...]

September 20, 2018 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Growing the game, News 0

Dalian delights at historic World Teams success

Dalian delights at historic World Teams success

Squash is a glass act in mainland China By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Traditional Chinese musicians and dancers regaled athletes, officials and volunteers at the Closing Ceremony dinner for the CGG WSF Women’s World Team Squash Championship in Dalian as the Liaoning Province seaport city celebrated the successful staging of the historic [...]

September 18, 2018 Howard Harding Growing the game, News 0

Citigold Wealth Management are new title partners of Canary Wharf Classic

Citigold Wealth Management are new title partners of Canary Wharf Classic

Canary Wharf tenants Citigold Wealth Management sponsor sell-out Classic and Corporate Challenge By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor The Canary Wharf Classic, long established as one of the best tournaments on the world calendar, has a new title sponsor. The tournament will now be known as the Citigold Wealth Management Canary Wharf Squash Classic. [...]

September 13, 2018 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Growing the game, News 0

New columnist Barry Watkins: How squash needs to become a glamour sport

New columnist Barry Watkins: How squash needs to become a glamour sport

‘We need a more positive image to grow squash again’ By BARRY WATKINS – Squash Mad Columnist There has been a lot of negative posting about squash on social media during the past few weeks and months over clubs closing down, squash not being in the Olympics and the current issue of David Lloyd Clubs [...]

August 27, 2018 Barry Watkins Comment, Growing the game, News 11

How your local squash club’s front wall can turn into a movie screen to stream top events from round the world

How your local squash club’s front wall can turn into a movie screen to stream top events from round the world

PSA team up with interactiveSQUASH to bring live feeds into clubs By SEAN REUTHE The Professional Squash Association (PSA) have announced that they are collaborating with Munich-based company interactiveSQUASH to stream live coverage and VOD content from all tournaments shown on SQUASHTV – the broadcast arm of the PSA – directly to interactiveSQUASH’s smart courts [...]

August 21, 2018 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0