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Pie’s the limit as Fallows aims to serve up a Canary Wharf treat

Pie’s the limit as Fallows aims to serve up a Canary Wharf treat

Wild card Richie has a hunger for success By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Richie Fallows, the rising squash star from Stratford, aims to serve up a real treat for his army of fans in the St. James’s Place Canary Wharf Classic on Sunday. He warmed up for the event by playing doubles – [...]

March 7, 2020 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Interviews, News 0

Canary Wharf Countdown: Joe Lee returns to the fray after back injury

Canary Wharf Countdown: Joe Lee returns to the fray after back injury

‘After a year of rehab, I needed two operations on a prolapsed disc’ INTERVIEW by ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Joe Lee is ready to put his body on the line again in full-time professional squash after suffering a serious back injury. After two operations to cure a prolapsed disc, he is prepared to [...]

March 3, 2020 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Interviews, News 0

Canary Wharf Countdown: Tom Ford reveals his battle against chronic fatigue

Canary Wharf Countdown: Tom Ford reveals his battle against chronic fatigue

Big Interview: 11 Points with Tom Ford By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor THIS YEAR’S Wild Card Challenge in the St. James’s Place Canary Wharf Classic features two extremely talented English players, Tom Ford and Joe Lee, who have returned to action after extended absences caused by injuries. Here, Tom reveals the physical and [...]

February 29, 2020 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Interviews, News 0

Top coach Phil Rushworth backs campaign for eye safety dialogue

Top coach Phil Rushworth backs campaign for eye safety dialogue

‘If pros wore them, club players would follow’ By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Leading coach Phil Rushworth, British Nationals Over-35 runner-up and the man who drove Daryl Selby to hospital after his eye injury in Nottingham last week, is supporting the campaign to debate eye protection in the game. Rushworth, Head Coach at [...]

February 19, 2020 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 1

Nationals are wide open says Scots ace Greg Lobban

Nationals are wide open says Scots ace Greg Lobban

‘Any one of 10 players could win it’ says flying Scot By DANIEL REES – Squash Mad Correspondent Scotland’s No.1 squash player Greg Lobban believes there are as many 10 competitors who are in the mix to win the AJ Bell British National Championships in Nottingham next week. The 27-year-old from Inverness, who will be [...]

February 9, 2020 Guest Contributor Interviews, News 0

Joel Makin’s the man to beat in Nationals, says James Willstrop

Joel Makin’s the man to beat in Nationals, says James Willstrop

‘Joel’s physically strong but I’m the opposite – I’ve  got to rely on my racket’ By DONNA HELMER – Squash Mad Correspondent England’s James Willstrop is savouring the chance to defend his crown when the AJ Bell British National Championships return to Nottingham next week from 13-16th February. The former world No.1, who will be [...]

February 7, 2020 Guest Contributor Interviews, News 0

Fredrik Johnson still going strong in his sixth decade on court in Sweden

Fredrik Johnson still going strong in his sixth decade on court in Sweden

Super Swede with 53 national titles and 124 caps By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Sweden’s greatest squash ambassador, Fredrik Johnson, has begun his sixth decade of playing the game competitively. Starting in the late 1970s, he recently competed in a national league match for his home-town club Linköping and beat an opponent who [...]

February 3, 2020 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0

Nour El Sherbini back in her favourite city

Nour El Sherbini back in her favourite city

‘My injury hasn’t fully healed but I’m trying to maintain my form’ By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent Four-time World Champion Nour El Sherbini will return to her favourite city when the Egyptian competes for the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions title in New York’s Grand Central Terminal next week. The Egyptian is aiming [...]

January 6, 2020 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 1

Ali Farag: I need to get back on track at Grand Central Station

Ali Farag: I need to get back on track at Grand Central Station

Reigning champion faces a busy schedule in 2020 By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent World No.1 Ali Farag will look to make a winning start to the second half of the 2019-20 PSA World Tour season when he returns to New York’s Grand Central Terminal to defend his J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions title, [...]

January 4, 2020 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 1

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