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So, where now for this beautiful game?

So, where now for this beautiful game?

We need leadership, teamwork and a clear vision to grow the game   By CHRIS SARGENT – Squash Mad Correspondent (Grove Park Squash Club) So, where now for the real, beautiful game of squash? Clearly, the news about squash being excluded from the Paris 2024 Olympics is very disappointing. Particularly for all the talented youngsters out [...]

February 23, 2019 Chris Sargent Comment, Growing the game, News 5

Amanda Sobhy hails equal prize money in million-dollar World Champs

Amanda Sobhy hails equal prize money in million-dollar World Champs

‘There is no stopping the future of squash’ says American number one By SEAN REUTHE  United States No.1 Amanda Sobhy believes there is no stopping the future of squash ahead of the 2018-2019 PSA World Championships presented by the Walter Family, which will offer the sport’s first $1 million prize purse when it takes place [...]

February 22, 2019 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, Interviews, News 0

PSA in deal to stream live squash on Facebook Watch

PSA in deal to stream live squash on Facebook Watch

Chicago launch gives new exposure to the game By SEAN REUTHE The Professional Squash Association (PSA) have signed a multi-year agreement with Facebook to bring live matches from the PSA Tour to Facebook Watch. These matches will be available to territories outside of Europe and Japan on a non-exclusive basis. Live action up until the [...]

February 19, 2019 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

Nicol David to retire from playing, but her squash dreams carry on

Nicol David to retire from playing, but her squash dreams carry on

‘I love squash with all my heart and it will always play an important role in my life’ By ALAN THATCHER, HOWARD HARDING and SEAN REUTHE  Nicol David once famously revealed that she would happily swap all eight of her World Championship titles for just one Olympic gold medal. That statement underlined her devotion to [...]

February 18, 2019 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 2

Squash Goes Gold launches fresh Olympic campaign

Squash Goes Gold launches fresh Olympic campaign

‘Squash is in the best position it has ever been; we have made huge strides over the past decade’ By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent and SEAN REUTHE (PSA Media)  The World Squash Federation (WSF) and Professional Squash Association (PSA) have today launched an ambitious new campaign – “Squash Goes Gold” – aimed [...]

February 14, 2019 Howard Harding Growing the game, News 0

Interactive front wall to feature in Chicago World Champs

Interactive front wall to feature in Chicago World Champs

Colourful concept takes shape as front wall turns into giant interactive screen By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor  The presentation of professional squash will move up a notch when an interactive front wall will feature in the forthcoming PSA World Championships at Chicago’s Union Station. For a long time it has been every promoter’s [...]

February 14, 2019 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Growing the game, News 0

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