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Interview: Todd Harrity bounces back after lockdown in Bristol

Interview: Todd Harrity bounces back after lockdown in Bristol

Interview: 11 Points With Todd Harrity INTERVIEW by ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) Todd Harrity, the American No.1, bounces back into action in Egypt today after working hard on his game during the lockdown. Harrity has spent the whole of lockdown in Bristol, England, before a two-month training spell in Egypt. In this interview, he [...]

October 10, 2020 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0

Rod Bannister interview: “We must change the stodgy way this game has been run and make it cool, funky, and easy to access”

Rod Bannister interview: “We must change the stodgy way this game has been run and make it cool, funky, and easy to access”

Rod Bannister interview: “We must change the stodgy way this game has been run and make it cool, funky, and easy to access” Interview by ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Rod Bannister had just 24 hours to sell his property, pack his bags and move his family from Gold Coast back home to New [...]

September 10, 2020 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, Interviews, News 0

Geoff Hunt interview via Sportageous: On Jahangir Khan, glass court expansion and Egypt’s dominance

Geoff Hunt interview via Sportageous: On Jahangir Khan, glass court expansion and Egypt’s dominance

Geoff Hunt interview via Sportageous: On Jahangir Khan, glass court expansion and Egypt’s dominance By ZUSHAN HASHMI – Squash Mad Correspondent and Founding Partner of Sportageous All you have to do is mention the name, Geoff Hunt, and squash fans old and new rave about the man’s sheer genius. Arguably, one of Australia’s all-time greatest [...]

September 9, 2020 Guest Contributor Interviews, News 0

How an eleven year old in Malaysia scored big with her squash

How an eleven year old in Malaysia scored big with her squash

Harleein Tan Nick(s) Uniqlo sponsorship and a prestigious education scholarship By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor At just a tender age of eleven, Malaysia’s Harleein Tan has joined the ranks of Roger Federer and previously, Novak Djokovic, as ambassadors of major Japanese label Uniqlo. While her deal is nothing in comparison to [...]

August 15, 2020 Alex Wan Interviews, News 0

Heavy metal comes to squash with a steel court in NYC

Heavy metal comes to squash with a steel court in NYC

Heavy metal comes to squash: ‘Building a steel court is just the start of the dream – now we want to create an Iron Workers League to take squash beyond the Ivy League’ By ROBERT PACEY – Squash Mad Correspondent The world of squash is waking up to an alternative lifestyle for the game. With the [...]

July 27, 2020 Robert Pacey Growing the game, Interviews, News 3

Lockdown gives Alan Clyne a chance to heal and look to the future

Lockdown gives Alan Clyne a chance to heal and look to the future

‘I had to stop training because of a rib injury but I can’t wait to start playing again’ By ANDY WESTON – Squash Mad Correspondent It’s been a contrasting lockdown for Scotland’s top two male squash players. For Greg Lobban it came at a time when he was in the form of his life having [...]

July 22, 2020 Andy Weston Interviews, News 0

‘Friend first, coach second’ is Jane Martin’s coaching philosophy

‘Friend first, coach second’ is Jane Martin’s coaching philosophy

Keeping squash alive at grassroots level is huge for coach Jane Martin  By ANDY WESTON – Squash Mad Correspondent As a player Jane Martin was one of the best, reaching a career-high world ranking of eight back in the 1990s. A born and bred Geordie with working class roots, Jane represented England at numerous levels [...]

July 13, 2020 Andy Weston Interviews, News 0

Lisa Aitken on racial equality: The game needs to be more diverse

Lisa Aitken on racial equality: The game needs to be more diverse

‘I’m proud of my sport but the old stereotype persists that squash is a game for rich white men’ By ANDY WESTON – Squash Mad Correspondent It’s the 100th day of lockdown when we speak to squash player Lisa Aitken, who has been back at her family home in Montrose ever since winning a fourth [...]

July 7, 2020 Andy Weston Interviews, News 0

Simon Boughton’s love affair with Edinburgh Sports Club

Simon Boughton’s love affair with Edinburgh Sports Club

‘I first became a coach in Italy by accident’ says Edinburgh stalwart Simon Boughton By ANDY WESTON – Squash Mad Correspondent When Simon Boughton went on an impromptu trip to Milan in the ’90s, little did he know that it would sow the seeds for a squash coaching career which currently spans 28 years. Based [...]

June 29, 2020 Andy Weston Interviews, News 0

Front line worker Hannah sings her heart out to give UK a lift during epidemic

Front line worker Hannah sings her heart out to give UK a lift during epidemic

‘I’m looking forward to seeing my family again … and getting back on court’ By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Squash-loving student nurse Hannah Gingell sang her heart out on BBC2’s new Gareth Malone series The Choir: Singing For Britain. Hannah, 20, works at the Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge and in this week’s [...]

June 25, 2020 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0

Sue Strachan, working on the front line in Scotland, misses her stress-busting games of squash

Sue Strachan, working on the front line in Scotland, misses her stress-busting games of squash

‘Nothing beats a hard game of squash, then a shower and a drink’ says Masters champion Sue By ANDY WESTON – Squash Mad Correspondent If anyone from the squash community can help put the last three months into perspective, it’s Sue Strachan. Normally working as a kidney doctor at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, she’s had [...]

June 23, 2020 Andy Weston Interviews, News 0

Meet Daniel Tiwana, a squash legend at the age of 10

Meet Daniel Tiwana, a squash legend at the age of 10

Daniel picks Ali Farag and Anthony Joshua as his top role models By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Squash has a new superstar … and he’s just 10 years old. Daniel Tiwana has amazed viewers with his own lockdown training video on YouTube. More than that, he has captivated the squash community with his [...]

June 18, 2020 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Interviews, News 5

The Big Interview: Chat show hosts Bobby and The Wolf talk squash, lockdown lagers and internet issues

The Big Interview: Chat show hosts Bobby and The Wolf talk squash, lockdown lagers and internet issues

Nick and Daryl discuss lockdown issues and how squash can grow when courts are open again By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Nick Matthew and Daryl Selby have enjoyed a few words on court down the years, both in jest and during the heat of battle. Now they are entertaining the squash community with [...]

June 17, 2020 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Growing the game, Interviews, News 0

Greg Lobban Part 2: It could be months before we’re back on court

Greg Lobban Part 2: It could be months before we’re back on court

‘Having Nick Matthew in my corner is a real boost – he and Neil Guirey have stripped my game apart and rebuilt it’ By GEOFF BEW – Squash Mad Correspondent It could be up to six months before the PSA World Tour gets back under way, warns Scottish number one Greg Lobban. The professional game’s [...]

June 8, 2020 Geoff Bew Interviews, News 0

Greg Lobban is ready to push through to the top level says coach Nick Matthew

Greg Lobban is ready to push through to the top level says coach Nick Matthew

‘Greg’s professionalism will have stood him in good stead during the lockdown’ By GEOFF BEW – Squash Mad Correspondent The coronavirus pandemic could not have come at a worse time for flying Scotsman Greg Lobban. In the last tournament before the tour was suspended, the St. James’s Place Canary Wharf Classic, he claimed notable victories [...]

June 7, 2020 Geoff Bew Interviews, News 0