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Ramy and Cassie love Squash Mad

Ramy and Cassie love Squash Mad

It’s always great to receive feedback about Squash Mad. Today’s postbag produced inspiring messages from two world champions, Ramy Ashour and Cassie Thomas (nee Jackman), who both love the site. Ramy is gearing up for a return to the PSA World Tour in Hong Kong and we wish him well after his recent injury worries. Cassie [...]

December 3, 2013 Alan Thatcher Fun Stuff, News 1

New regime has Sherbini ready for TOC comeback

New regime has Sherbini ready for TOC comeback

By MICHAEL CATLING Teenage superstar Nour El Sherbini will return to action at the Tournament of Champions early next year, Squash Mad can reveal. The 18-year-old Egyptian, who has already won three WSA tour titles, has been plagued by injuries this year and has not played competitively since winning a record-breaking third World Junior Championship [...]

December 2, 2013 Guest Contributor News 0

New tragedy as coach Mark Sachvie dies while attending Adrian Dudzicki’s memorial service

New tragedy as coach Mark Sachvie dies while attending Adrian Dudzicki’s memorial service

By LEE HORTON Top coach squash coach Mark Sachvie has tragically died, while attending the memorial service of Canadian squash player Adrian Dudzicki who was killed in a road accident 10 days ago. Sachvie, who was racquets director at the White Oaks Club near Nigara, Lake Ontario, was also President of Ontario Squash and had [...]

December 1, 2013 Lee Horton News 8
Ten years in world’s top 10 for Shabs

Ten years in world’s top 10 for Shabs

EGYPTIAN squash maestro Amr Shabana has become one of an elite group of squash legends to complete an unbroken 10-year run as a top 10 ranked player on the PSA World Tour. The 34-year-old four-time World Champion has climbed one place to ninth [...]

December 1, 2013 News
ALAN’S BLOG: Ramy ready to rock in Hong Kong

ALAN’S BLOG: Ramy ready to rock in Hong Kong

By ALAN THATCHER GOOD to see Ramy Ashour back in action in Hong Kong. Let’s hope the hamstring holds up and he can quickly get back to the dazzling form that preceded his unhappy withdrawal from the World Championships in Manchester. [...]

November 30, 2013 Alan's Archive, Alan's Blog, Comment
Hooray…squash coming indoors for the Brits

Hooray…squash coming indoors for the Brits

  By LEE HORTON SQUASH fans can throw away their hats, scarves and winter warmers, the Allam British Open is coming indoors. After last May’s failed gamble to stage the event outdoors on the pitch at Premier League Football Club Hull [...]

November 30, 2013 News
England Squash: Why we had to ban Pakistan from British Junior Open

England Squash: Why we had to ban Pakistan from British Junior Open

  By LEE HORTON ENGLAND Squash today explained to SquashMad.com why they were forced to ban all players from Pakistan from January’s British Junior Open in Sheffield. The governing body, who run the world’s most prestigious junior event, revealed they [...]

November 27, 2013 News
ALAN’S BLOG: Simpson makes a racket with tennis ace

ALAN’S BLOG: Simpson makes a racket with tennis ace

By ALAN THATCHER, Mad Blog Columnist SQUASH star Chris Simpson appears on the BT Sport Channel this weekend. In a new series, BT bring together athletes from two different sports, and Simpson was filmed with British tennis No.2 Dan Evans [...]

November 27, 2013 Alan's Archive, Alan's Blog, Comment
Squash’s Olympic 2020 dream could be revived

Squash’s Olympic 2020 dream could be revived

Squash’s 2020 Olympic bid could be set for a dramatic revival after International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach revealed that the number of Olympic sports could still be increased ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Toyko. The sport’s third Olympic campaign [...]

November 27, 2013 News
BBC snub world champion Nick

BBC snub world champion Nick

  World number four Nick Matthew was a glaring omission on the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2013 shortlist, as their expert panellists predictably overlooked his record-breaking achievements in favour of more ‘high-profile’ athletes. Matthew (pictured above), who became [...]

November 26, 2013 News
Exclusive interview: How David Pearson plotted Nick Matthew’s world treble

Exclusive interview: How David Pearson plotted Nick Matthew’s world treble

Mike Dale interviews leading coach David Pearson and uncovers some astonishing secrets By Mike Dale – Squash Mad Columnist NICK MATTHEW’S coach has revealed to SquashMad.com details of his meticulous masterplan to bring Ramy Ashour’s world domination to an end. Matthew, [...]

November 26, 2013 News
Ramy hammy fixed and he’s fired up for Hong Kong

Ramy hammy fixed and he’s fired up for Hong Kong

WORLD number one Ramy Ashour has recovered from the hamstring injury that wrecked his World Championships dreams and is aiming for a return to winning ways in Hong Kong next week. “My injury rehabilitation has gone well over the past few [...]

November 26, 2013 News, Squash Around The World
WILLSTROP: Bashing our heroes is totally warped

WILLSTROP: Bashing our heroes is totally warped

By JAMES WILLSTROP (courtesy of Yorkshire Evening Post) The fiercest critics have a tendency to come out of the woodwork with great swagger after a poor result. As any readers may have heard me say before, it rankles that successful [...]

November 26, 2013 Comment, Growing the game, Squash Around The World
Shock as World Series Finals in London are called off

Shock as World Series Finals in London are called off

By LEE HORTON One of the most prestigious events in the squash calendar – The ATCO World Series Finals at  Queen’s Club in London – has been cancelled  just seven weeks before it was due to take place, Squash Mad can [...]

November 25, 2013 News
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 [...]

November 25, 2013 Interviews, News, Squash Around The World