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Gregory Gaultier: I went through hell and hit rock bottom but I always believed I could come back

Gregory Gaultier: I went through hell and hit rock bottom but I always believed I could come back

‘I’m still a bit stiff but playing will help me start moving better’ By JEROME ELHAIK – Squash Mad Correspondent With a successful comeback to the court, and plans in place to represent his country and return to the PSA World Tour, Grégory Gaultier can at last afford himself the luxury of looking forward in [...]

November 28, 2019 Jerome Elhaik Interviews, News 0

Interview: Meet Lachlan Johnson, Australia’s High Performance Manager

Interview: Meet Lachlan Johnson, Australia’s High Performance Manager

‘Our stars are dotted all over the world but we are all working towards doing well at the 2022 Comm Games’ By ROD BANNISTER – Squash Mad Correspondent It’s a time of change for squash in Australia, with Lachlan Johnson moving in as the new High Performance Manager. Here he answers a few questions from [...]

November 25, 2019 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, Interviews, News 0

Black Ball Club, home to the stars and setting their sights on keeping Egypt on top of the world

Black Ball Club, home to the stars and setting their sights on keeping Egypt on top of the world

11 Points With Ashraf Hanafi: ‘Our target is to be the biggest squash club in the world’ By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor The Black Ball Sporting Club in New Cairo has enjoyed an outstanding first year of operations, staging two major professional tournaments and laying the foundations for future growth by implementing one [...]

October 4, 2019 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Growing the game, Interviews, News 0

Hania El Hammamy speaks about her future after winning the coveted junior title

Hania El Hammamy speaks about her future after winning the coveted junior title

World Junior Champion not surprised at her senior success because of her hard work By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor It has taken her five attempts and three finals to get there, but after playing second fiddle for two consecutive times, Hania El Hammamy can now proudly claim her title of World [...]

September 23, 2019 Alex Wan Interviews, News 0

Camille Serme interview: I was happy to play in France rather than go to a bigger event in China

Camille Serme interview: I was happy to play in France rather than go to a bigger event in China

‘The whole week in Nantes was amazing’ Interview by JEROME ELHAIK – Squash Mad Correspondent A few months after les Bleues clinched their first ever European Team Championship, French women’s squash had another major success last weekend: carried by an ecstatic crowd, Camille Serme won the open de France at the Château des Ducs de [...]

September 17, 2019 Jerome Elhaik Interviews, News 0

New Manhattan Community Squash Center close to opening

New Manhattan Community Squash Center close to opening

‘Our goal is to build 100 of these centers’ Interview by ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor) The Manhattan Community Squash Center is planning to open its doors at the end of this month. With a number of New York squash clubs closing in the past decade or more, this is a much-needed addition to the [...]

September 6, 2019 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Growing the game, Interviews, News 2

The Art of Stringing: Jon Sharpe shares his secrets with Squash Mad

The Art of Stringing: Jon Sharpe shares his secrets with Squash Mad

Part 1: Meet Jon Sharpe, coach, captain, dad and top stringer  By ROSANNA RADLINSKA-TYMA – Squash Mad Correspondent Following the excellent article by Joe Magor in 2013 about Greg Gaultier’s rackets, and how softly they were strung, I came up with the idea to write something about stringing in general as it is very important [...]

August 11, 2019 Rosanna Radlinska-Tyma Interviews, News 0

The Big Interview: 11 points with Mohamed Abouelghar and the team behind his rise up the rankings

The Big Interview: 11 points with Mohamed Abouelghar and the team behind his rise up the rankings

Wael El Hindi and an international support team give Abou the edge  By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Mohamed Abouelghar came very close to a surprise win over Karim Abdel Gawad in the recent PSA World Series Finals in Cairo. It was a quality performance from the 25-year-old, showing just how much he has [...]

June 25, 2019 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0

James Willstrop interview: I still love playing and training

James Willstrop interview: I still love playing and training

France holds special memories for Marksman James Interview by Jérôme Elhaïk – Squash Mad Correspondent After having had a tough run (with two five-game matches), James Willstrop could only keep up with Grégoire Marche for one game in the 5R Montpellier Métropole Open final last Sunday. Nevertheless, the tall Englishman was able to display his [...]

June 8, 2019 Jerome Elhaik Interviews, News 0

Colombian cannonball Miguel Rodriguez fired up for British Open title defence

Colombian cannonball Miguel Rodriguez fired up for British Open title defence

‘Being in the history books is an amazing feeling after a lifetime of training and travelling’ Interview by SEAN REUTHE Ahead of next week’s Allam British Open, Colombia’s Miguel Rodriguez says that he is heading to Hull with the aim of retaining the title he won in stunning fashion 12 months ago. The 2019 edition [...]

May 17, 2019 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0

Canary Wharf: 11 Points with Tarek Momen

Canary Wharf: 11 Points with Tarek Momen

‘I grew up watching the great legends of the game at the Pyramids’ INTERVIEW by ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Tarek Momen, runner-up at Canary Wharf last season, is back this year aiming to go one better. In this insightful interview, he talks revealingly about his amazing Egyptian rivals, his delight at another major [...]

March 11, 2019 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0

James Willstrop warms up for a Classic encounter at Canary Wharf

James Willstrop warms up for a Classic encounter at Canary Wharf

From best of seven to best of three, Willstrop loves innovation at Canary Wharf By ALAN THATCHER  James Willstrop is one of the most experienced players on the PSA World Tour. At 35, he has travelled round the world many times and amassed an incredible knowledge of the game. While admitting to being something of [...]

March 5, 2019 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, Interviews, News 0

Local hero Richie Fallows fancies his chances in Canary Wharf shoot-out

Local hero Richie Fallows fancies his chances in Canary Wharf shoot-out

‘The reason I became a squash player was because of Canary Wharf’ By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Two of England’s rising stars, Josh Masters and Richie Fallows, will clash in the Wildcard Challenge at the 2019 Citigold Wealth Management Canary Wharf Squash Classic next week. The prize for the winner is a place [...]

March 4, 2019 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0

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

Squash Mad Exclusive Interview: Amanda Sobhy gets a-Head in the world

Squash Mad Exclusive Interview: Amanda Sobhy gets a-Head in the world

11 Points with Amanda Sobhy: ‘Being out injured gave me the chance to rebuild my game and come back hungry to improve’ Interview by ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor On the eve of the Tournament of Champions, US No.1 Amanda Sobhy has announced a switch to Head Rackets. In a no-strings-attached interview, Amanda explains [...]

January 17, 2019 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0