Friday, January 27, 2023

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Refs and Rules

Nick Matthew exclusive: ‘Coaches who try to influence referees should be banned’

I attended the recent British Junior Open in Birmingham and came away with many observations which caused me concern. But let me begin with...

David Pearson Exclusive: Referees need to show they’re in charge but not act like headmasters

Officials need to be in much better positions, make themselves heard, and don't allow any backchat By DAVID PEARSON- Squash Mad Guest Columnist In his second...

Lee Drew lands new role as PSA referees’ boss

Leading coach Lee Drew revealed as the first-ever PSA Refereeing Director By MICHAEL CATLING - Squash Mad Chief Reporter LEE DREW has landed a key role...

US Open: You the ref

Thanks to Jamie Davis for sending through this video clip from the US Open clash between Alison Waters and Donna Urquhart. The Australian gets a...

Blog: Selby stirs up a toxic argument

  PLAYERS AND REFEREES: COLLISION WARNING Interesting to see Daryl Selby take issue with some points in a recent Squash UK Blog concerning the often-bitter divide...

BLOG: A whole new bawl game

By ALAN THATCHER So, former England football captain John Terry was found not guilty of using racist abuse during his ugly confrontation with Anton Ferdinand. The...

Pakistan row over age tests

This is an astonishing story from The News website in Pakistan, where a row has erupted over methods of testing junior players to determine...

BLOG: Let there be light

  By ALAN THATCHER It's obvious that Joe McManus, the Commissioner of the US-based Pro Squash Tour, is not going to pack up his bags any...

Blog: Turning on the backhand

I have been enjoying a thread of posts on the Let's Talk forum at Squashsite concerning the act of "turning"  on a serve. As a...

World record: The match lasting 31 hours!

From the Basingstoke Observer Two Basingstoke squash players have beaten the world record for the longest match ever played. Super-fit Grant Ward, 29, from Basingstoke, and...

Blog: Mayans would have made top referees

Just reading an article in the Daily Mail about a game played by the ancient Mayan civilisation which had rules similar to squash. The report...

PSA: Razik walks off court to hand Cuskelly Vancouver title

                                                  By ANDREW DENT New South Welshman Ryan Cuskelly celebrated the biggest win of his career when Canadian opponent Shahier Razik stormed off court in the...

ESR: New Level 1 courses and coaching seminars

Coaching news from ESR There is a Level 1 Coaching Course starting in January at Finchley Manor. http://www.englandsquashandracketball.com/find/courses/100 A series of Coaching Seminars is coming up,...

BLOG: Colour clashes should be avoided

                                                                    BY ALAN THATCHER Whatever happened to the clothing rules at major tournaments, designed to prevent players taking to the court in identical colours? Sorry to have...

World Open: Nicol David feels at home

Nicol David’s bid to win the World Open a record sixth time carried her to a notable revenge and to the semi-finals in her...

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