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Interview: 11 points with former world champion Carol Owens

Interview: 11 points with former world champion Carol Owens

Former world champion starred for rivals  Australia and New Zealand Following on from my last 11 points it is my pleasure to interview another southern hemisphere squash champion, two-times World Open winner Carol Owens. Carol won the World Open in 2000 and 2003. She has the unique achievement of representing both Australia and New Zealand [...]

March 11, 2014 Cassie Thomas Cassie's Column, Interviews, News 0

Pubs, Owls, Jessica Ennis and a 3k watch. Nick reveals quite a lot

Pubs, Owls, Jessica Ennis and a 3k watch. Nick reveals quite a lot

Nick Matthew: I used to yell at refs. It was the Yorkshireman coming out ENGLAND’s three-time world champion Nick Matthew took Guardian readers on a short squash  journey in an insighful and fun Q & A session. He talks about blowing his first big pay cheque on a watch, yelling at referees and resisting Sheffield [...]

March 8, 2014 Lee Horton Fun Stuff, Interviews, Squash Around The World 0

Interview: 11 points with Michelle Martin

Interview: 11 points with Michelle Martin

Squash legends unite as Cassie Thomas interviews Michelle Martin Exclusive Interview by CASSIE THOMAS – Squash Mad Columnist In 1999, 15 years ago Australian Squash Legend Michelle Martin retired from the game. I remember this day very clearly as I had just played her in the final of the US Open. We were in the [...]

February 7, 2014 Cassie Thomas Cassie's Column, Interviews, News 0

Exclusive: Nicol David still hungry for more success

Exclusive: Nicol David still hungry for more success

Squash’s great ambassador targets more titles in a busy year ahead By LEE HORTON – Squash Mad Chief Reporter Nicol David exited New York last weekend with a smile the size of Brooklyn Bridge. Her first Tournament of Champions title and a tidy winner’s cheque was the perfect antidote to a sub-zero Big Apple that more [...]

February 5, 2014 Lee Horton Interviews, News 0

The most interesting person in squash

The most interesting person in squash

  If I was stranded on a deserted island for an extended period of time and had no access to Daily Squash Reports, PSA Live TV or You tube and I was eventually rescued, the one person in the world I’d want to update me on squash would be Alan Thatcher. Aside from his vast [...]

January 24, 2014 Guest Contributor Fun Stuff, Interviews 1

McWIL court guru David Carr makes squash a glass act

McWIL court guru David Carr makes squash a glass act

Life through the looking glass: 11 points with court king David Carr Interview by ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Squash Mad interviews David Carr, owner of American squash court constructors McWil, whose prestigious glass court adorns Grand Central Terminal in New York for the Tournament of Champions. 1. David, you were a lawyer before [...]

January 23, 2014 Alan Thatcher Interviews 0

Exclusive: Don’t mention the R-word says Nick Matthew’s dad

Exclusive: Don’t mention the R-word says Nick Matthew’s dad

Proud dad Hedley Matthew says golden boy Nick is focused on the Commonwealth Games Exclusive interview by MIKE DALE – Squash Mad Reporter Nick Matthew’s father claims “mental drive” rather than ageing limbs will be the deciding factor when the world number one contemplates retirement from the PSA Tour. The 33-year-old has taken steps to [...]

January 21, 2014 Mike Dale Interviews, News 1

Exclusive: Kasey Brown revealed as the new WSA president

Exclusive: Kasey Brown revealed as the new WSA president

Kasey Brown given leading role at the WSA to kick-start new era By KRISTI MAROC – Squash Mad New York Correspondent AUSTRALIAN number one Kasey Brown has been appointed President of the Women’s Squash Association during their Annual General Meeting in New York on Saturday, Squash Mad can reveal. The 28 year old, who has [...]

January 20, 2014 Guest Contributor Interviews, News 1

Donna determined to make the glass court

Donna determined to make the glass court

Australia’s Donna Urquhart is pumped to start 2014 off on a high, after a rocky time last year due to ankle surgery. She’s looking towards her qualifying match against Annie Au on Saturday with determination, knowing it could lead to another chance in the spotlight of center stage at the Tournament of Champions. Kristi Maroc [...]

January 18, 2014 Guest Contributor Interviews, News, Squash Around The World 0

Low Wee Wern would love to peak in Penang

Low Wee Wern would love to peak in Penang

I would love an all-Penang World final with Nicol David – 11 Points with Low Wee Wern By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Malaysian Correspondent So, Penang will host the Women’s World Squash Championships. But while everyone was busy swarming around Nicol David, our Malaysian correspondent Alex Wan managed to persuade Low Wee Wern (world number six [...]

January 16, 2014 Alex Wan Interviews 0

Exclusive Interview: Powerhouse Pilley gets in the swim for 2014

Exclusive Interview: Powerhouse Pilley gets in the swim for 2014

Swimming in the North sea, doubles practice and shopping in America… 11 points with Cameron Pilley By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Australian number one Cameron Pilley is gearing up for a busy year, with the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow a main target. Pilley, currently ranked 18 in the world, will be leading Team [...]

January 8, 2014 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Interviews 0

The World is Not Enough for Matthew as he targets gold trail

The World is Not Enough for Matthew as he targets gold trail

While a fourth World Championship title in 2014 would be a dream come true for Sheffield’s world number one Nick Matthew, he explains to Phil Harrison that his main priority lies elsewhere By PHIL HARRISON – Courtesy of the Yorkshire Evening Post (26/12/13) NICK MATTHEW freely admits he achieved more in 2013 than he had [...]

December 30, 2013 Guest Contributor Interviews, News 0

Exclusive interview: Nick Matthew pulls no punches as he reviews a memorable 2013

Exclusive interview: Nick Matthew pulls no punches as he reviews a memorable 2013

Merging governing bodies, working in journalism and wearing compression stockings…11 points with Nick Matthew By MICHAEL CATLING – Squash Mad Reporter Less than six months ago, Nick Matthew was sitting at home contemplating his future after falling out of the love with the game. A final loss at the World Series Finals, punctuated by semi-final [...]

December 24, 2013 Guest Contributor Interviews, News 0

DAVID PEARSON: Leaving England Squash was like a family break-up, but I was so happy to team up with Robbo as Nick won his third world title

DAVID PEARSON: Leaving England Squash was like a family break-up, but I was so happy to team up with Robbo as Nick won his third world title

Three years on, David Pearson reveals all about his departure as England coach  Interview by MIKE DALE – Squash Mad Columnist Another big-name has joined the squashmad.com stable, and we could hardly have found a more authoritative or respected figure in the game. David Pearson has coached an array of world champions, including the current [...]

December 19, 2013 Mike Dale Comment, Interviews 1

Egyptian squash is like Brazilian football, says Ashraf Hanafi

Egyptian squash is like Brazilian football, says Ashraf Hanafi

From securing sponsorship to building legacies…11 points with tournament promoter Ashraf Hanafi By WOLFGANG DENK – Squash Mad Contributor ASHRAF HANAFI is the promoter of the first major squash tournament to take place in Egypt since the recent unrest. During a successful delivery of the Banque Misr Sky Open in New Cairo, he took time [...]

November 25, 2013 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News, Squash Around The World 0