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Gilly Lane: My magic moment on court at the ToC

Gilly Lane: My magic moment on court at the ToC

My big moment in the Big Apple: Playing the world number one on the glass court at Grand Central left me a nervous wreck By GILLY LANE  – Squash Mad Columnist What it is like playing on the center stage in Grand Central Station? Every night after work I have been tuning into PSA Squash TV [...]

January 23, 2014 Guest Contributor Comment 2

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

Gaultier glides into ToC semi final

Gaultier glides into ToC semi final

Gaultier gunning for second ToC crown and world number one spot By MICHAEL CATLING – Squash Mad Chief Reporter Top seed Gregory Gaultier moved one step closer to overtaking Nick Matthew at the top of the world rankings after battling past unseeded German Simon Rosner in straight games at the Tournament of Champions quarter-final in [...]

January 23, 2014 Guest Contributor News 0
ToC: David seals semi-final berth in stunning style

ToC: David seals semi-final berth in stunning style

David books semi-final meeting with Waters at Grand Central Station By MICHAEL CATLING – Squash Mad Chief Reporter World number one Nicol David produced a devastating display to thrash fellow Malaysian Low Wee Wern 11-5, 11-3, 11-4 and advance into [...]

January 23, 2014 News
Sublime Shabana topples Matthew in ToC thriller

Sublime Shabana topples Matthew in ToC thriller

Shabana shocks the seedings to oust world number one Nick Matthew in Tournament of Champions quarter final By MICHAEL CATLING – Squash Mad Senior Reporter Egyptian maestro Amr Shabana rolled back the years to stun world number one Nick Matthew in [...]

January 22, 2014 News
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 [...]

January 21, 2014 Interviews, News
Coach’s Corner: Jonathan Kemp joins Squash Mad

Coach’s Corner: Jonathan Kemp joins Squash Mad

Eliminate the overswing and success will follow, says Jonathan Kemp By JONATHAN KEMP – SQUASH MAD COLUMNIST THE backhand drop should be one of the most effective shots in your arsenal. Executed confidently and several points can be won without [...]

January 21, 2014 Coaching and Development, Comment, News
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 [...]

January 20, 2014 Interviews, News
Cassie’s Corner: How to beat travel trauma

Cassie’s Corner: How to beat travel trauma

Cassie Thomas: Underestimate jet lag at your peril – acclimatization is the name of the game By CASSIE THOMAS – Squash Mad Columnist What an exciting way for the players to start 2014 by playing the Tournament of Champions event. [...]

January 17, 2014 Cassie's Column, Comment
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 [...]

January 16, 2014 Interviews
Battle of the Brands Continues

Battle of the Brands Continues

Squash brands tangle for top billing By PIERRE BASTIEN – Squash Mad Guest Columnist A few weeks ago we tried to determine which squash brands won the PSA World Championship, but which brands are in the overall lead at this [...]

January 16, 2014 Comment
Qatar to host 2014 World Championship

Qatar to host 2014 World Championship

World Championship set to return to the scene of one of its most memorable climaxes By MICHAEL CATLING – Squash Mad Reporter The PSA have revealed that the 2014 edition of the Men’s World Championship will be held in Qatar [...]

January 15, 2014 News
Dress smarter and we might find squash’s Anna Kournikova

Dress smarter and we might find squash’s Anna Kournikova

Dress to impress: Why players must follow the example set by tennis and capitalise on the latest trend   By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad guest columnist Is it visually unappealing to watch someone badly dressed playing squash? Maybe not. [...]

January 15, 2014 Comment, Fun Stuff, Growing the game
‘Dream come true’ for reigning World champion Nicol

‘Dream come true’ for reigning World champion Nicol

Rekindling old memories: Delight for David as World Championship returns to Malaysia for the first time in a decade By MICHAEL CATLING – Squash Mad Reporter World number one Nicol David will finally a realise a near 10-year ‘dream’ when [...]

January 14, 2014 News
Matthew Lombardi: Why the PSA needs to revamp draw schedules

Matthew Lombardi: Why the PSA needs to revamp draw schedules

Why the PSA need to prevent non-event finals and create equal draw schedules By MATTHEW LOMBARDI – Squash Mad guest columnist For fans of the PSA Tour, two of the most memorable moments of the 2013 season involved the agony [...]

January 14, 2014 Comment