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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

American Peter Lasusa elected WSF vice president

American Peter Lasusa elected WSF vice president

WSF AGM in Cairo By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent American Peter Lasusa has been elected as World Squash Federation (WSF) Vice President at the WSF AGM held in the Egyptian capital Cairo. Lasusa, a former Chairman of US Squash is the President of Management Leadership Resources Inc. Upon his election, Lasusa (right) [...]

October 28, 2018 Howard Harding Growing the game, News 0

Tony Griffin: That “Oh S***” moment when you miss the ball!

Tony Griffin: That “Oh S***” moment when you miss the ball!

‘Faced with a familiar problem, many players shut their eyes, swing and miss’ By TONY GRIFFIN – Squash Mad Coaching Correspondent I want to continue the theme of hand-eye co-ordination, and look at what causes players to repeat a pattern of familiar mistakes when facing a familiar problem. Being a New Zealander living in Barcelona, [...]

October 25, 2018 Tony Grifin Growing the game, News 0

Stars shine on World Squash Day

Stars shine on World Squash Day

Royalty joins the party during global celebration of the game By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Squash centres in all corners of the globe hosted a wide variety of events to highlight the sport’s appeal to mark the 16th edition of World Squash Day on Saturday. The breathtaking skills of the sport’s leading [...]

October 16, 2018 Howard Harding Growing the game, News 0

World Squash Day Abuzz in South East Asia

World Squash Day Abuzz in South East Asia

World Squash Day Abuzz in South East Asia By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor The World Squash Day was celebrated with much fanfare here in South East Asia, with nations such as Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines and Thailand doing their bid to share the beauty of our sport in their own respective [...]

October 16, 2018 Alex Wan Growing the game, News 0

Interactive court opens up the future for squash

Interactive court opens up the future for squash

Thousands of youngsters try out squash and have a gas in the glass By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Squash, which has this week made its debut as a Showcase Sport at the Youth Olympic Games with week-long action taking place in a state-of-the-art glass court situated at Technopolis park, has captured the [...]

October 12, 2018 Howard Harding Fun Stuff, Growing the game, News 0

Squash players experiment with radical ‘Keto’ diet

Squash players experiment with radical ‘Keto’ diet

Low-carb eating plan said to boost energy levels By GEOFF BEW – Squash Mad Health and Fitness Correspondent Professional squash players have been experimenting with a radical low carbohydrate eating plan as they seek to push new boundaries to gain an edge over their opponents. Nicole Bunyan is among those to have tried the Ketogenic [...]

October 10, 2018 Geoff Bew Growing the game, News 0

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