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Interview: Nick Matthew goes for gold in Gold Coast

Interview: Nick Matthew goes for gold in Gold Coast

Thoughts of gold and golf, with the British Open in between and a brave new world lying ahead Interview by ALAN THATCHER, Squash Mad Editor Nick Matthew flew out with the England squad today to compete in his final Commonwealth Games, with his heart set on a third singles gold medal after triumphing in Glasgow [...]

March 30, 2018 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Interviews, News 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

Marwan ElShorbagy aims for Chicago repeat one year after major breakthrough triumph

Marwan ElShorbagy aims for Chicago repeat one year after major breakthrough triumph

‘Beating my brother gave me a lot of confidence’ By SEAN REUTHE   World Championship runner-up Marwan ElShorbagy will return to the scene of one of his biggest ever victories on the PSA World Tour later this week when the Egyptian competes at the 2018 Windy City Open presented by the Walter Family & EquiTrust [...]

February 20, 2018 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0

Tough and talented, Tesni Evans tackles ToC in confident mood

Tough and talented, Tesni Evans tackles ToC in confident mood

‘I’ll just keep working hard and see where it takes me’ By ALAN THATCHER, Squash Mad Editor Tesni Evans is already the highest-ranked female player from Wales in history, having reached a career-high position of 12 in the PSA World Tour list. Her gutsy approach to this immensely challenging sport, and her readiness to accept [...]

January 20, 2018 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Interviews, News 0

Olivia Blatchford hails Saudi Arabia experience

Olivia Blatchford hails Saudi Arabia experience

‘Change takes time – this was a step in the right direction’ By ELLIE MAWSON   American squash number one Olivia Blatchford, World No.13, has heaped praise on the organisers of last week’s Saudi PSA Women’s Squash Masters, the PSA World Tour squash event which made history by becoming the first ever professional women’s sports [...]

January 17, 2018 Guest Contributor Growing the game, Interviews, News 0

Russia proves that squash in Europe is growing fast

Russia proves that squash in Europe is growing fast

Look East to see the biggest growth in squash By ROSANNA RADLINSKA-TYMA – Squash Mad European Correspondent   The reason for checking the ESF junior events calendar since 2006 was simple – I was a mother of a teenage junior player and a junior player in the making. Right now, a teenage junior is an adult and [...]

June 6, 2017 Rosanna Radlinska-Tyma Growing the game, Interviews, News 1

Jenny Duncalf and Rachael Grinham open their hearts to reveal their life in love on the World Tour

Jenny Duncalf and Rachael Grinham open their hearts to reveal their life in love on the World Tour

‘If it helps just one person then it’s worth doing’ By NATHAN CLARKE   Former World No.1 Rachael Grinham and former World No.2 Jenny Duncalf have become the first active professional squash players to openly identify themselves as gay, with the pair exclusively revealing their romantic relationship to U.S. Squash Magazine in a move that [...]

May 27, 2017 Guest Contributor Growing the game, Interviews, News 0

Marwan ElShorbagy writes his own story

Marwan ElShorbagy writes his own story

Marwan steps out of his brother’s shadow to challenge for the highest honours By ELLIE MAWSON   Ahead of his debut appearance at the season-ending PSA Dubai World Series Finals – which takes place at Dubai Opera from June 6-10 – World No.5 Marwan ElShorbagy says he is determined to build on what has been [...]

May 23, 2017 Guest Contributor Interviews, News 0

Laura Massaro relishes Dubai defence

Laura Massaro relishes Dubai defence

Laura aims to be on song at Dubai Opera By ELLIE MAWSON   Reigning PSA Dubai World Series Finals Women’s champion, Laura Massaro, says she is relishing the prospect of defending her title when this year’s tournament gets under way at Dubai Opera from June 6-10. Massaro won the 2015-16 World Series Finals in the [...]

May 23, 2017 Guest Contributor Interviews, News 0

Brad Hindle Interview: Why Gregory Gaultier is shining so brightly

Brad Hindle Interview: Why Gregory Gaultier is shining so brightly

Gaultier’s golden run is down to being relaxed and confident By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor Top coach Bradley Hindle is gaining a reputation as one of the best brains in squash. He is in big demand. As well as being Malta’s national coach, he has recently launched his own academy and his growing reputation [...]

May 20, 2017 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Growing the game, Interviews 0

Nick Matthew launches UK Masterclass events after Dubai finale

Nick Matthew launches UK Masterclass events after Dubai finale

Nick Matthew Academy Masterclasses to launch in UK after PSA World Series Finals in Dubai By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor Nick Matthew is getting ready for a busy summer, preparing to star on stage at the Dubai Opera House and launching a new series of coaching camps in the UK in addition to his [...]

May 19, 2017 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Growing the game, Interviews, News 0

The Big Interview: Nick Matthew talks about his future life as a coach

The Big Interview: Nick Matthew talks about his future life as a coach

Knowledge is power for the memory man of squash as he plans for life after stellar playing career Interview by ALAN THATCHER, Squash Mad Editor Nick Matthew is enjoying a successful end-of-season flourish after making it a priority to manage his schedule carefully to peak at the right times. He has also stepped back from massive [...]

April 3, 2017 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Interviews, News 0

Squash and study brings winning results

Squash and study brings winning results

Squash and academia partnerships in the UK By ROSANNA RADLINSKA – Squash Mad Columnist   As a parent of a sixth form student/squash player, I feel it is the right time to explore the opportunities of combining squash and studies in the UK. I have had a look at the University of the West of England and the Elite [...]

March 20, 2017 Guest Contributor Coaching and Development, Comment, Interviews, News 1

Derek Ryan: Return of an Irish legend

Derek Ryan: Return of an Irish legend

An Olympic place is key to the growth of squash says Ryan By MARK KELLY, Squash Mad Ireland Correspondent Irish squash legend Derek Ryan, a former top 10 player almost two decades ago, is back at the pinnacle of the game, having secured a contract as Lead Physiotherapist and Medical Coordinator, providing on-site treatment and advice [...]

February 13, 2017 Mark Kelly Growing the game, Interviews, News 0

Ritwik Bhattacharya pushes back the boundaries with cricket club success

Ritwik Bhattacharya pushes back the boundaries with cricket club success

Former star is on the ball, growing the game in India By ALAN THATCHER Squash in India is being given a massive injection of energy thanks to the efforts of former professional Ritwik Bhattacharya. The staging of the $50,000 Men’s CCI International at the Cricket Club of India in Mumbai was the most ambitious project [...]

December 2, 2016 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Comment, Growing the game, Interviews, News 0