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Something for the Weekend: Ramy and Nick join the juniors

Something for the Weekend: Ramy and Nick join the juniors

Ramy revs up Egyptian juniors By Alan Thatcher – Squash Mad Editor EGYPTIAN players  have pretty much dominated the British Junior Open for many years now, and giving them an extra boost ahead of their assault on the 2014 tournament in Sheffield they received a very special visitor who had some motivating words of wisdom [...]

December 21, 2013 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News 1

GILLY LANE joins Squash Mad: How injuries wrecked my dream and left me seeking a new direction

GILLY LANE joins Squash Mad: How injuries wrecked my dream and left me seeking a new direction

Gilly Lane: Despite my injury hell, I have no regrets about cutting my career short By Gilly Lane – Squash Mad Columnist We are proud to welcome Gilly Lane to the Squash Mad editorial team. One of the finest squash players to emerge in the USA, Gilly’s playing career was sadly cut short by injury. [...]

December 19, 2013 Guest Contributor Comment 1

CASSIE’S CORNER: Why Nicol David is a smiling assassin

CASSIE’S CORNER: Why Nicol David is a smiling assassin

The dream team combination that sets Nicol David apart from the rest  By CASSIE THOMAS – Former world champion and now Squash Mad Columnist TO write about Nicol David I could just list her achievements and that would make for a column in itself. Here we go: 2 x World Junior Champion, 7 World Open [...]

December 19, 2013 Cassie Thomas Cassie's Column, Comment 0
DAVID PEARSON: Leaving England Squash was like a family break-up, but I was so happy to team up with Robbo as Nick won his third world title

DAVID PEARSON: Leaving England Squash was like a family break-up, but I was so happy to team up with Robbo as Nick won his third world title

Three years on, David Pearson reveals all about his departure as England coach  Interview by MIKE DALE – Squash Mad Columnist Another big-name has joined the squashmad.com stable, and we could hardly have found a more authoritative or respected figure [...]

December 19, 2013 Comment, Interviews
Illingworth nets inaugural US Pro Squash Series prize

Illingworth nets inaugural US Pro Squash Series prize

Illingworth hails US Pro Series feat as a ‘big honour’ after topping end of year rankings WORLD number 40 Julian Illingworth, the highest ranked American squash player of all-time, has topped the inaugural US Pro Squash Series, winning the top [...]

December 18, 2013 News
Beddoes targets more giant-killing acts in 2014

Beddoes targets more giant-killing acts in 2014

‘Best win ever’ gives Beddoes confidence ahead of the New Year WORLD number 25 Emma Beddoes cannot hide her eagerness for the WSA Tour to resume in the New Year, following several high-profile victories in the latter stages of 2013. [...]

December 17, 2013 News
WILLSTROP: Matthew’s achievements equalled or eclipsed every athlete on SPOTY shortlist

WILLSTROP: Matthew’s achievements equalled or eclipsed every athlete on SPOTY shortlist

James Willstrop looks back on a year of two halves and some of the most amazing venues on the PSA Tour By JAMES WILLSTROP – Courtesy of Yorkshire Evening Post As 2013 nears its close it would be apt to [...]

December 17, 2013 Comment, News
Christmas Offer: Squashskills and SquashTV join forces

Christmas Offer: Squashskills and SquashTV join forces

With panic-buying now on the verge of setting in, Squashskills and Squash TV are embracing the seasonal festivities by offering the perfect gift for every squash nut this Christmas. The two websites have teamed up to offer a joint membership subscription [...]

December 16, 2013 News
Golan gunning for end of year title

Golan gunning for end of year title

Golan looking to put Hong Kong disappointment behind him in Kuwait By MICHAEL CATLING – Squash Mad Reporter THE first-round of the Alwatan & Asnan International Tournament gets underway in Kuwait today, as world number seven Borja Golan looks to [...]

December 16, 2013 News
London Open right up Adrian’s Coronation street

London Open right up Adrian’s Coronation street

Double success for England as Grant and Whitlock celebrate victory on home soil By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Contributor ADRIAN GRANT became the first Londoner to win the Coronation London Open title when he beat Chris Simpson in the all-English final at the Cumberland [...]

December 15, 2013 News
EXCLUSIVE: Gough escapes with a warning after PSL inquiry into bust-up with referee

EXCLUSIVE: Gough escapes with a warning after PSL inquiry into bust-up with referee

England Squash make secret ruling after PSA chief’s bust-up with ref Whiteley By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Reporter ALEX GOUGH, the PSA chief executive, has been handed a warning by England Squash and Racketball after complaints about his behaviour [...]

December 13, 2013 News
SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND: Why Nick Matthew is missing SPOTY

SOMETHING FOR THE WEEKEND: Why Nick Matthew is missing SPOTY

The truth about Nick’s absence and why squash needs a grading system By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Reporter ACCORDING to The Times, Nick Matthew is snubbing the BBC Sports Personality Of The Year Show in protest at the way [...]

December 13, 2013 Alan's Blog, Comment
London Open: Grant and Simpson march on

London Open: Grant and Simpson march on

Grant and Simpson keep home hopes alive By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Contributor LONDONER Adrian Grant and Guernsey’s Chris Simpson kept home hopes of success alive in the Coronation London Open after prevailing in contrasting quarter-finals at the Cumberland Lawn Tennis Club. Simpson, the Harrogate-based No.4 [...]

December 13, 2013 News
Tragedy strikes Canada Squash for third time with death of Riley Mercer, a kid who inspired thousands

Tragedy strikes Canada Squash for third time with death of Riley Mercer, a kid who inspired thousands

Tears for Riley as tragedy strikes Canada squash for the third time By LEE HORTON – Squash Mad Reporter SQUASH loving teenager Riley Mercer, whose battle with cancer prompted a large vigil in Canada last month and inspired thousands of [...]

December 12, 2013 News
Squash in England’s top 10 but numbers slip slightly

Squash in England’s top 10 but numbers slip slightly

Sport England figures show Squash in top 10 but numbers are dipping By LEE HORTON – Squash Mad Reporter SQUASH is the 10th most popular sport in England, according to figures published by Sport England today. The latest Active People [...]

December 12, 2013 News