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Exclusive: Chris Simpson hunts a Guernsey medal at Commonwealth Games

Exclusive: Chris Simpson hunts a Guernsey medal at Commonwealth Games

Squash ace would love to repay Channel Islanders’ support with a medal in Glasgow By MIKE DALE – Squash Mad Special Correspondent Chris Simpson admits it would be “absolutely amazing” to win Guernsey’s first Commonwealth Games medal for 20 years when he competes in Glasgow later this month. Simpson, the current PSA world no.23, will [...]

July 4, 2014 Mike Dale Commonwealth Games, Interviews, News 0

Comment: I believe that squash needs a Team USA moment

Comment: I believe that squash needs a Team USA moment

Rousing World Cup patriotism should be mirrored in squash … and racquetball Hands up, who wasn’t thrilled by the performance of the USA in a magnificent World Cup battle against Belgium the other night? If goalkeeper Tim Howard stood for president against Barack Obama tomorrow, he would dive in through the front door of the [...]

July 3, 2014 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Comment, Fun Stuff, Growing the game 2

Comment: Arjen Robben’s World Cup dive was like a triple bounce in squash

Comment: Arjen Robben’s World Cup dive was like a triple bounce in squash

Coaches can learn from the honesty of pros like Jonathan Kemp and Steve Finitsis  By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Comment My mind has been wandering this week between the wonderful sportsmanship and honesty on show in the recent Kent Open squash final and the cheating and diving on display in football’s World Cup. Dutch [...]

July 1, 2014 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Comment, Growing the game 5
Nick Matthew and James Willstrop tipped for Glasgow shoot-out

Nick Matthew and James Willstrop tipped for Glasgow shoot-out

English rivals top seeds in Commonwealth Games By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent England’s Nick Matthew is expected to repeat his double gold success in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland next month according to the seedings for the [...]

July 1, 2014 Commonwealth Games, News
Cassie’s Commonwealth Countdown: United in Manchester with David Beckham

Cassie’s Commonwealth Countdown: United in Manchester with David Beckham

Team England move on from Malaysia to Manchester Cassie Thomas continues her Commonwealth Games countdown with a look back at the opening ceremony ahead of the 2002 event in Manchester, where the squash venue would soon be handed over to [...]

June 30, 2014 Cassie's Column, Comment, Commonwealth Games
Keir Worth is new chief at England Squash

Keir Worth is new chief at England Squash

Former High Performance head is tasked with lifting the game England Squash and Racketball have made Keir Worth the new chief executive. The former Head of the Coaching and Performance division returns to the Manchester HQ tasked with increasing participation [...]

June 27, 2014 ESR, News
Aussies on the march in World Masters

Aussies on the march in World Masters

Sarah Fitzgerald and Brett Martin lead the charge from Down Under By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent The South African Grainger family could walk away with three of the trophies, but Australians are expected to take the lion’s share [...]

June 27, 2014 News
Malaysians in a muddle in doubles

Malaysians in a muddle in doubles

Successful pairing of Nicol David and Ong Beng Hee split up in surprise move  EXCLUSIVE By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Malaysian Correspondent Malaysia’s medal chances from doubles at the Commonwealth Games look bleak, judging from the recently concluded Tri-Nation [...]

June 26, 2014 Commonwealth Games, News
Nick Matthew fights to be fit for Commonwealth Games

Nick Matthew fights to be fit for Commonwealth Games

World champion faces five weeks of rehab after a knee operation Nick Matthew is fighting to be fit for the Commonwealth Games next month after undergoing an operation yesterday. The three time world champion and defending double Commonwealth Games champion [...]

June 25, 2014 Commonwealth Games, News
Aussies going flat out for gold in Glasgow doubles events

Aussies going flat out for gold in Glasgow doubles events

Pilley and Brown aim to mix it up in Commonwealth Games By Squash Mad Australian Reporter Australia is counting on doubles expertise to counter England’s world rankings dominance at the Commonwealth Games. England look exceptionally strong with four of the [...]

June 24, 2014 Commonwealth Games, News
Steve Finitsis loves his Highland swing

Steve Finitsis loves his Highland swing

Aussie powers home to win Inverness final By MICHAEL GREGSON – Squash Mad Highlands Reporter The first Loch Ness £15K Challenger came to a pulsating climax today in Inverness, as Australian Commonwealth Games team member Steve Finitsis triumphed over rising [...]

June 22, 2014 News
Scots fall to Games hopefuls in Loch Ness Challenger

Scots fall to Games hopefuls in Loch Ness Challenger

Lobban keeps Finitsis on court for almost two hours as Scots bravehearts bow out in Inverness  By MICHAEL GREGSON – Squash Mad HighlandsReporter A tumultuous evening of squash in Inverness: a packed house cheered four heroes of their sport, battling [...]

June 21, 2014 News
Highland fling as top Scots reach last four

Highland fling as top Scots reach last four

Junior project runs hand in hand with Loch Ness Challenger By MICHAEL GREGSON – Squash Mad Highlands Reporter This evening the Inverness club hosted not only the Quarter-finals of the hugely successful £15K Loch Ness Challenger – with local interest [...]

June 21, 2014 Growing the game, News
Alan Clyne and Greg Lobban march on in Loch Ness Challenger

Alan Clyne and Greg Lobban march on in Loch Ness Challenger

Scots aces lead the way after thrilling night at Inverness By MICHAEL GREGSON – Squash Mad Highlands Reporter Round One of the main draw in the Be Personnel Loch Ness Challenger proved a dramatic evening indeed. A packed Inverness Tennis [...]

June 20, 2014 News
Kevin Moran flies the Saltire in Loch Ness Challenger

Kevin Moran flies the Saltire in Loch Ness Challenger

Scottish qualifier joins a top-quality main draw in Inverness By MICHAEL GREGSON – Squash Mad Highlands Reporter As Qualifying concludes in the £15k Be Personnel Loch Ness Challenger, the intensity and drama are building by the minute. Scots players are [...]

June 18, 2014 News