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Cassie’s Corner: 11 points with Fiona Geaves

Cassie’s Corner: 11 points with Fiona Geaves

My mate Fi has high hopes for England squash and her beloved Liverpool It has been a while since I have done an 11-points interview so it has been great to catch up with my old England team-mate and good friend Fiona Geaves. Fiona reached a world ranking high of five and remained in the [...]

September 20, 2014 Cassie Thomas Cassie's Column, Comment, Interviews 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

Harry Leitch reveals how he played with two broken bones in his foot

Harry Leitch reveals how he played with two broken bones in his foot

Scotland’s Braveheart hero plays through the pain barrier in Glasgow Games SQUASH MAD EXCLUSIVE Braveheart hero Harry Leitch played through the pain barrier to compete in the Commonwealth Games doubles competition, just two weeks after breaking two bones in his left foot. Leitch partnered Alan Clyne to a highly creditable fourth place in the men’s [...]

August 6, 2014 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Comment, Commonwealth Games, Interviews 0

Nick Matthew to referee David Pearson charity match

Nick Matthew to referee David Pearson charity match

Top coach plays his first match in 15 years on charity night at Harrogate EXCLUSIVE by MIKE DALE – Squash Mad Special Correspondent David Pearson, coach of both current world champions, hasn’t played a squash match for 15 years. But that’s about to change. On October 25, Nick Matthew, Chris Simpson and Jenny Duncalf will [...]

July 8, 2014 Mike Dale Fun Stuff, Interviews, News 0

Exclusive: Chris Simpson hunts a Guernsey medal at Commonwealth Games

Exclusive: Chris Simpson hunts a Guernsey medal at Commonwealth Games

Squash ace would love to repay Channel Islanders’ support with a medal in Glasgow By MIKE DALE – Squash Mad Special Correspondent Chris Simpson admits it would be “absolutely amazing” to win Guernsey’s first Commonwealth Games medal for 20 years when he competes in Glasgow later this month. Simpson, the current PSA world no.23, will [...]

July 4, 2014 Mike Dale Commonwealth Games, Interviews, News 0

South African star Siyoli Waters talks money

South African star Siyoli Waters talks money

Siyoli on selling ice cream on the beach, and trophies seized as “dangerous weapons” Source: Sunday Times Business (Johannesburg) SIYOLI WATERS earned her provincial colours in hockey, athletics and tennis before falling in love with squash. Today she is South Africa’s top female player. She tells Jana Marais about shopping for dresses in England and [...]

June 3, 2014 Guest Contributor Interviews, News, Squash Around The World 0

Exclusive: Chris Simpson has a British Open battle plan to tackle Gregory Gaultier

Exclusive: Chris Simpson has a British Open battle plan to tackle Gregory Gaultier

Exclusive: Technical transformation under David Pearson gives Simmo the angles to attack  By MIKE DALE – Squash Mad International Correspondent The British Open draw hasn’t been kind to Chris Simpson, but the Guernseyman heads into his first round clash against Gregory Gaultier with a battle plan. Simpson’s ranking has risen steadily over the last 18 [...]

May 10, 2014 Mike Dale Interviews, News 0

Cassie’s Corner: Linda Elriani hits the Heights in Brooklyn

Cassie’s Corner: Linda Elriani hits the Heights in Brooklyn

Ex-England captain runs thriving junior program in the Big Apple When the time comes to hang up the racket from the professional tour it can be exciting and also daunting going into the next chapter of your life. Going from the familiarity of training and playing tournaments to something new can be a challenge. I [...]

May 5, 2014 Cassie Thomas Cassie's Column, Comment, Growing the game, Interviews, News 0

The Aussie squash star who loves the roaring 40s

The Aussie squash star who loves the roaring 40s

A word of advice: Don’t wake the Moose By KIM SCHRAMM – Squash Mad Australian Correspondent When you’re a talented teenager you aspire and strive to become the very best. Nothing stops your enthusiasm. You have all the energy in the world and you just want to see where it will take you. With stars [...]

May 4, 2014 Guest Contributor Interviews 0

Interview: Joe Lee gets in tune to wile away the hours on tour

Interview: Joe Lee gets in tune to wile away the hours on tour

Surrey star Joe chills out away from court with a keyboard and a guitar   Interview by JOEL DURSTON – Squash Mad London Reporter Life on the pro squash tour can be a solitary and draining experience, so many players will have their own little worlds to retreat into as they try to take their [...]

May 3, 2014 Guest Contributor Fun Stuff, Interviews, News 0

Exclusive Interview: Nour El Sherbini loves Roger Federer, Barcelona and sets her sights on being number one

Exclusive Interview: Nour El Sherbini loves Roger Federer, Barcelona and sets her sights on being number one

Egyptian teen ace reveals how she has overcome injury and built herself up for a dazzling future  By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Malaysian Correspondent It’s been over a month since Nour El Sherbini shocked the world with her great run at the Women’s World Championships en route to being the youngest ever finalist, losing [...]

April 29, 2014 Alex Wan Interviews 0

Comeback Queen Lisa Camilleri excels on and off court

Comeback Queen Lisa Camilleri excels on and off court

Aussie ace Lisa back to top form after launching website for athletes while out injured By KIM SCHRAMM – Squash Mad Australian Correspondent Australia’s Lisa Camilleri has just received the WSA Vicki Cardwell Comeback Player of the Year Award at the recent World Championships presentation dinner. A delighted Camilleri said: “I was so happy and [...]

April 11, 2014 Guest Contributor Interviews, News 0

Exclusive: Nicol David on the overwhelming feeling of losing her world title in Malaysia

Exclusive: Nicol David on the overwhelming feeling of losing her world title in Malaysia

Nicol David shares moments of joy and despair at losing the world title in her home town By ALEX WAN  – Squash Mad Malaysian Correspondent Nicol David carried the weight of a nation on her slim shoulders into the Women’s World Championships in her home town of Penang. With massive crowds cheering her to the [...]

April 3, 2014 Alex Wan Comment, Interviews, News 0

Laura Massaro’s world triumph can boost squash

Laura Massaro’s world triumph can boost squash

England national coach Chris Robertson hopes having two world champions will lift the game By SIMON REDFERN – Courtesy of England Squash and Racketball England National Coach Chris Robertson has spelt out the importance of Laura Massaro’s World Championship triumph to squash in this country. With the 30-year-old Lancastrian becoming the first English women’s world [...]

March 25, 2014 Guest Contributor Interviews, News, Squash Around The World 0

King Karim keen to establish an Egyptian squash dynasty

King Karim keen to establish an Egyptian squash dynasty

11 Points with Karim Darwish Squash fans are looking forward to seeing former world number one Karim Darwish in action at the 2014 Canary Wharf Squash Classic. He tells Alan Thatcher how much he is looking forward to the tournament and his plans for growing the game back home in Cairo. 1: Karim, it’s wonderful [...]

March 20, 2014 Alan Thatcher Alan's Archive, Alan's Blog, Canary Wharf Classic, Interviews 0