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Stars take speed test for World Squash Day

Stars take speed test for World Squash Day

Radar gun challenges on both sides of the Atlantic as Cam Pilley’s 176mph record comes under fire By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent Some amazing events are taking place all over the planet on World Squash Day – the theme of which is Go For It! – this Saturday (October 18th). Key events being [...]

October 16, 2014 Guest Contributor News, World Squash Day, WSF 0

World Squash Day ready to rock all over the planet

World Squash Day ready to rock all over the planet

Clubs geared up to Go For It on October 18th festival of squash Squash clubs all over the world will be celebrating World Squash Day on Saturday October 18th with a stimulating and varied programme of events. World Squash Day is sanctioned and supported by the World Squash Federation, and gives clubs and federations the [...]

August 29, 2014 Guest Contributor Alan's Blog, Fun Stuff, Growing the game, News, World Squash Day 0

World Squash Day rocking all over the globe

World Squash Day rocking all over the globe

By ALAN THATCHER World Squash Day provided the ideal platform for staging events to promote the sport across the whole planet. The PSA led the way with a novel collection of tournament highlights from PSALive productions. Viewers were encouraged to share some spectacular footage with non-squash playing friends to show the incredible athleticism on show [...]

October 5, 2013 Alan Thatcher News, World Squash Day 0

12th World Squash Day launched

12th World Squash Day launched

Reach Out for 12th World Squash Day 28 May 2013 Following the incredible success of the 2012 World Squash Day, when 46,000 players took part in the biggest sports fixture in history, it has been confirmed that the 2013 World Squash Day will take place on Saturday 5 October, under the theme Reach Out. This year’s event – [...]

May 28, 2013 Alan Thatcher News, World Squash Day, WSF 0

Garner beats Nicol in London leg of 7-Continent Challenge

Garner beats Nicol in London leg of 7-Continent Challenge

   Xodus 7 Continent Challenge hits home in London Peter Nicol MBE and Tim Garner’s gruelling round-the-world squash odyssey touched down on home soil on Friday as the Xodus 7 Continent Challenge arrived in London for its penultimate stage. Nicol and Garner have covered thousands of miles this week and spent more than 60 hours [...]

April 19, 2013 Alan Thatcher News, World Squash Day, WSF 0

BLOG: How squash gold can change the world

BLOG: How squash gold can change the world

BLOG: How squash gold can change the world By ALAN THATCHER Should squash make its debut in the 2020 Olympic Games, my fervent wish is that the spread of medals can help to overcome prejudice and social issues in large parts of the world. Just imagine if the 2020 women’s Olympic squash semi-finals featured four [...]

April 8, 2013 Alan Thatcher Alan's Archive, Alan's Blog, Comment, Growing the game, News, World Squash Day 3

Peter and Tim flying high to back the bid

Peter and Tim flying high to back the bid

Squash’s Olympic 2020 bid to get a global boost from the Xodus 7 Continent Challenge Squash’s bid to become an Olympic sport as part of the 2020 Games receives a massive boost next week when Peter Nicol and Tim Garner embark on the Xodus 7 Continent Challenge. This feat of endurance will see the pair play [...]

April 8, 2013 Alan Thatcher News, World Squash Day, WSF 0

Olympics: WSF, PSA and WSA rally to Back the Bid

Olympics: WSF, PSA and WSA rally to Back the Bid

  WSF CEO Andrew Shelley has circulated the following message to all the WSF federation members around the world – as have PSA and WSA to all their members.  We need to get more of the sport’s global followers to show their support for our Olympic 2020 bid. All readers are encouraged to follow suit by [...]

March 26, 2013 Alan Thatcher Alan's Archive, News, World Squash Day, WSF 0

WSF: England rugby team back squash’s 2020 Bid

WSF: England rugby team back squash’s 2020 Bid

England Rugby Team Backs Squash 2020 Olympic Bid 8 March 2013 Ahead of the England Rugby team’s Six Nations clash with Italy this weekend, Squash’s campaign to become part of the2020 Olympic Games received a boost when England captain Chris Robshaw, along with Chris Ashton, Dan Cole,Henry Thomas, Tom Youngs, Joe Marler and Mako Vunipola backed the Squash 2020 campaign (see picture). Their support [...]

March 8, 2013 Alan Thatcher News, World Squash Day, WSF 0

Squash legend Hunt savours Olympic dreams

Squash legend Hunt savours Olympic dreams

Great interview here with squash legend Geoff Hunt by KEVIN FERRIE, senior sports writer of the Glasgow Herald Scotland’s Alan Clyne may have failed in his qualifying bid at the first of this year’s events, but ahead of the PSA World Series which gets under way today, a legend of the sport has outlined why [...]

January 19, 2013 Alan Thatcher News, World Squash Day, WSF 0

World Series Finals: Olympic stars back Squash 2020 bid

World Series Finals: Olympic stars back Squash 2020 bid

Olympians show their support for Squash 2020 bid Olympians Joanna Rowsell, Victoria Pendleton and Greg Searle were cheering from the stands at the ATCO PSA World Series Squash Finals on Friday as they came to show their support for squash’s inclusion in the 2020 Olympic Games. “Squash is a very physically demanding sport and it’s [...]

January 5, 2013 Alan Thatcher News, World Squash Day, WSF 0

Blog: The sincerest form of flattery

Blog: The sincerest form of flattery

By ALAN THATCHER They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.  If that’s the case, then the World Squash Day team can give themselves a pat on the back, for news has emerged of a new venture in a different racket sport. You’ve guessed it, World Tennis Day has been set up to [...]

November 26, 2012 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News, World Squash Day, WSF 3

World Squash Day smashes records

World Squash Day smashes records

                  I don’t like quoting myself, but I had to for the World Squash Day Media Release distributed by the WSF. I want to thank all those clubs who staged some amazing events all over the world. But above all I want to thank Steve Cubbins for [...]

October 23, 2012 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News, World Squash Day, WSF 0

World Squash Day: Make a racket to back the bid

World Squash Day: Make a racket to back the bid

WORLD SQUASH DAY MAKES A RACKET TO BACK 2020 OLYMPIC BID Squash’s bid for a place in the 2020 Olympics receives a massive boost on Saturday (20 October) when some 40,000 players are expected to take part in a massive worldwide competition on World Squash Day. The biggest fixture in the history of the sport [...]

October 18, 2012 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News, World Squash Day, WSF 1

WSF: World Squash Day hits 20,020

WSF: World Squash Day hits 20,020

20,020 Players Back WSF World Squash Day 2020 Olympic Bid 28 September 2012 World Squash Day has attracted more than 20,020 players to back the sport’s 2020 Olympic bid. The players and their clubs have signed up to take part in the biggest squash match in history on 20 October to support the World Squash Federation’s Olympic ambitions. WSF Chief [...]

September 29, 2012 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News, World Squash Day, WSF 0