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Joel Makin rocks Miguel Rodriguez in Qatar

Joel Makin rocks Miguel Rodriguez in Qatar

Another milestone win for Makin By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Joel Makin provided the first major upset of the Qatar Classic after dispatching fifth seed Miguel Angel Rodriquez in the longest match of the tournament so far. It was definitely not an easy day for the seeds as sixth seed and [...]

October 29, 2018 Alex Wan News 0

Coaching survey reveals: “Parents drop their kids off and rush home for seven minutes of frantic copulation”

Coaching survey reveals: “Parents drop their kids off and rush home for seven minutes of frantic copulation”

Coaches rename their job as “child-minding operatives” By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad New Brands Editor Squash coaching took a massive leap into the future by redefining the value of care given by coaches to the children in their charge. Bribing kids to do their homework is an art perfected by parents down the centuries. [...]

October 29, 2018 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Coaching and Development, Fun Stuff, News 0

Georgia Adderley takes British title back to Scotland

Georgia Adderley takes British title back to Scotland

Champions crowned on enthralling finals day By DONNA HELMER in Nottingham The third and final day of the Dunlop British Junior Championships 2018 saw 10 players crowned across seven English counties as the junior tournament in Nottingham drew to a close for another year. Winning performances from Scotland’s Georgia Adderley and Ireland’s Denis Gilevskiy also [...]

October 28, 2018 Alan Thatcher News 0
First batch of seeds move into last sixteen in Qatar

First batch of seeds move into last sixteen in Qatar

Shorbagy overcomes tricky Yip to lead seeds into last sixteen By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor The Bristol-based Mohamed Elshorbagy began his title defence with a hard fought and at times, tricky victory over Hong Kong’s Yip [...]

October 28, 2018 News
Qatar to host 2019-20 PSA Men’s World Championship

Qatar to host 2019-20 PSA Men’s World Championship

‘Qatar has hosted some incredible matches down the years’ By ALAN THATCHER The Professional Squash Association (PSA) has announced that the 2019-20 PSA Men’s World Championship will take place in Doha, Qatar between October 31 and November 8, 2019. The [...]

October 28, 2018 Growing the game, News
American Peter Lasusa elected WSF vice president

American Peter Lasusa elected WSF vice president

WSF AGM in Cairo By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent American Peter Lasusa has been elected as World Squash Federation (WSF) Vice President at the WSF AGM held in the Egyptian capital Cairo. Lasusa, a former Chairman of [...]

October 28, 2018 Growing the game, News
Malaysia’s Ng Eain Yow breaks local hearts

Malaysia’s Ng Eain Yow breaks local hearts

Ng Eain Yow ends Abdulla Al Tamimi’s run in Qatar By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Malaysian number two Ng Eain Yow claimed his first win in a PSA Platinum event this evening after breaking local hearts [...]

October 27, 2018 News
Alice Green meets Georgia Adderley in British Junior final repeat

Alice Green meets Georgia Adderley in British Junior final repeat

Nick Wall and Sam Todd aim for Yorkshire double By LUKE McFARLAND in Nottingham Alice Green took a step closer to securing her third British Junior Championship title as the Essex player stormed into the final of the Girls Under-19 [...]

October 27, 2018 News
Tony Griffin: That “Oh S***” moment when you miss the ball!

Tony Griffin: That “Oh S***” moment when you miss the ball!

‘Faced with a familiar problem, many players shut their eyes, swing and miss’ By TONY GRIFFIN – Squash Mad Coaching Correspondent I want to continue the theme of hand-eye co-ordination, and look at what causes players to repeat a pattern [...]

October 25, 2018 Growing the game, News
Mohamed ElShorbagy excited to defend Qatar Classic title

Mohamed ElShorbagy excited to defend Qatar Classic title

‘I have reached six finals in six years; I always feel at home on that court’  By SEAN REUTHE  World No.1 Mohamed ElShorbagy is relishing the prospect of defending his Qatar Classic title between October 27 – November 2 and [...]

October 24, 2018 Interviews, News
World Squash Day: some personal reflections

World Squash Day: some personal reflections

World Squash Day: some personal reflections By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Correspondent The day before yesterday, 20th October 2018, a Facebook memory from 6 years ago appeared on my timeline. I am not normally one to share these, but [...]

October 23, 2018 News
Nour El Tayeb takes first Weymuller title after beating Sarah-Jane Perry in Brooklyn showdown

Nour El Tayeb takes first Weymuller title after beating Sarah-Jane Perry in Brooklyn showdown

Nour hits the Heights in Casino Classic By LINDA ELRIANI – Squash Mad Correspondent in Brooklyn Nour El Tayeb added the Carol Weymuller Open to her trophy cabinet after a titanic tussle with England’s Sarah-Jane Perry at the Heights Casino [...]

October 23, 2018 News
Essay: The power, precision and perplexity of squash

Essay: The power, precision and perplexity of squash

Squash and TV is a lingering issue for these amazing athletes By HECTOR CAPPELLETTI – Squash Mad Guest Columnist Squash Mad is delighted to welcome guest columnist Hector Cappelletti. Hector normally writes about cricket, but we are pleased to reproduce [...]

October 22, 2018 Comment, News
Nour El Tayeb meets Sarah-Jane Perry in Weymuller final

Nour El Tayeb meets Sarah-Jane Perry in Weymuller final

After losing first game 15-17, Perry says ‘I’m more confident in my fitness than I used to be’ By LINDA ELRIANI in Brooklyn Top seed Nour El Tayeb meets England’s Sarah-Jane Perry, the number two seed, in the final of [...]

October 22, 2018 News
Tarek Momen wins Channel VAS Championship to end trophy drought

Tarek Momen wins Channel VAS Championship to end trophy drought

‘It’s been four years since I won a title’ By SEAN REUTHE in Weybridge World No.4 Tarek Momen has ended a four-year trophy drought after beating fellow Egyptian Ali Farag 3-2 to win the Channel VAS Championships at St George’s [...]

October 21, 2018 News