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Nick Taylor: Growing the game in Jersey

Nick Taylor: Growing the game in Jersey

Secrets of success as Nick Taylor builds an island-wide squash community and brings a top pro tournament back to Jersey Squash Mad is delighted to profile the success of Jersey squash coach Nick Taylor, who is busy building the sport at every level. Having left behind a successful squash set-up in Manchester, he set about [...]

November 10, 2014 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, Interviews, News 1

TOC announce cash boost for women

TOC announce cash boost for women

WSA event grows to $60k Gold level prize fund By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent Promoters of the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions have confirmed that the 2015 Women’s Squash Association WSA Gold event will be boosted by a 20% prize-fund rise. The world’s largest squash spectator event and annually one of the world’s [...]

November 5, 2014 Guest Contributor Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

Danny Massaro joins Squash Mad

Danny Massaro joins Squash Mad

Danny Massaro: Husband, ball machine, bag carrier and coach By MIKE DALE – Squash Mad UK Danny Massaro has been a squash coach for 15 years. His most famous protégé also happens to be his wife, current world champion Laura Massaro. Danny is also a lecturer in Sports Coaching and Performance Psychology. As a prelude [...]

November 4, 2014 Mike Dale Coaching and Development, Growing the game, Interviews, News 2

Exclusive Interview: Saurav Ghosal on the rise of Indian squash

Exclusive Interview: Saurav Ghosal on the rise of Indian squash

Golden performances in the Commonwealth and Asian Games are just the start for Indian stars By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor In the earlier part of the year, Dipika Pallikal said that 2014 was a bad year for them Asians, referring to the fact that the girls would have to play two [...]

November 3, 2014 Alex Wan Growing the game, Interviews, News 0

US Open: Comparing squash and racquetball

US Open: Comparing squash and racquetball

US Open: Where were the Americans in squash and racquetball?  By FREDDY RAMIREZ  – Editor of Restrung Magazine This year both the Delaware Investments US Open Squash Championships and the United Healthcare United States Open Racquetball Championships had non-American champions. Though this is not uncommon for the squash side. But, over the last few years, [...]

October 31, 2014 Guest Contributor Comment, Growing the game, News, Racketball 4

NetSuite unveil revolutionary new court in San Fran

NetSuite unveil revolutionary new court in San Fran

NetSuite Challenge Court takes squash to a whole new level After sponsoring one of the top major professional squash tournaments in the U.S. for three years, NetSuite Inc. is strengthening its bond with the sport by securing the naming rights for a new state-of-the-art all-glass squash court, the company, Event Engine and Welldone Agency jointly [...]

September 16, 2014 Lee Horton Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

Indian squash circuit launches in October

Indian squash circuit launches in October

Four Challenger tournaments end with Chennai spectacular Squash in India has received a significant boost with the launch of a new squash circuit.The PSA and WSA made separate announcements today concerning the Indian Squash Circuit, with four events taking place next month. Sponsored by major Indian steel company JSW, the JSW Indian Challenger Circuit will begin [...]

September 10, 2014 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

Ipswich look for new head coach

Ipswich look for new head coach

Big boots to fill as Jonathan and Jaclyn Kemp head to Qatar Ipswich Squash Club is looking for a new Head Coach after Jonathan Kemp chose to take up a new appointment in Qatar with his wife Jaclyn. Kemp recently retired from the PSA Tour and in his final tournament he reclaimed the Kent Open [...]

September 10, 2014 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

Exclusive Interview: Andrew Cross on life in Malaysia

Exclusive Interview: Andrew Cross on life in Malaysia

The lad from Leeds has lit up the junior scene in Malaysia By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asia Correspondent Squash Mad writer ALEX WAN interviews Andrew Cross, the lad from Leeds who brought Malaysian junior squash to new heights. In 2007, at only 21 years of age then, Andrew Cross took a bold step [...]

September 10, 2014 Alex Wan Growing the game, Interviews 0

PSA introduce new $100k tournament tier

PSA introduce new $100k tournament tier

Promoters keen to embrace new world tour event option The men’s world tour operators, PSA (Professional Squash Association), are introducing a new tournament tier with $100,000 in prize money. The PSA International 100 will come into effect immediately from September 2014, with promoters reportedly keen to upgrade existing tournaments to meet these requirements. Sitting immediately [...]

September 9, 2014 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 2

ASB hail success of Commonwealth Games doubles court

ASB hail success of Commonwealth Games doubles court

German company hope for record orders after Glasgow success Leading squash court manufacturer ASB are hoping for record orders over the coming year following the universally-acclaimed success of their courts at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland. In addition to installing six singles courts – convertible to four doubles courts – at the Scotstoun Sports [...]

September 3, 2014 Alan Thatcher Commonwealth Games, Doubles, Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

Singapore players pay their own way ahead of SEA Games

Singapore players pay their own way ahead of SEA Games

Jumbo Doubles makes debut as enthusiasts raise cash for travel By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asia Correspondent On a Sunday afternoon where most of the local folks are out spending time with families or merely resting the last hours of their weekend, a group of players, coaches and supporters of the Singapore squash team [...]

September 2, 2014 Alex Wan Comment, Doubles, Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0

Hong Kong’s new courts are a glass act

Hong Kong’s new courts are a glass act

Glass Courts and The Future of Squash By ALEX WILLIAMS   Having recently visited Hong Kong to set up my Blade distribution network, and needing my thirst for squash quenched, I went back to my favourite club in the city, Hong Kong Football Club. I hadn’t been there for nearly six months, so what I [...]

September 2, 2014 Guest Contributor Comment, Growing the game, Squash Around The World 4

Cassie’s Corner: Conquering the pain of injuries

Cassie’s Corner: Conquering the pain of injuries

I feel for Nick, James, Ramy and Joelle as they battle back to peak condition Injuries unfortunately are a part of playing sport. Whether you compete socially or professionally in the back of your mind you know there is a chance that an injury may occur. It can be a 10 year old rolling her [...]

September 2, 2014 Cassie Thomas Cassie's Column, Comment, Growing the game, News 0

Thierry Lincou lands new coaching role

Thierry Lincou lands new coaching role

French former world champion leads MIT at Dover Academy  By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Thierry Lincou is teaming up with Dover Squash and Fitness to coach the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) squash team.  In a media release, the CEO of Dover Rug and Home, Mahmud Jafri, said he  was proud to announce [...]

September 2, 2014 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News, Squash Around The World 0