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Home advantage pays off for Arscott and Chileshe on day one of squash’s brave new world

Home advantage pays off for Arscott and Chileshe on day one of squash’s brave new world

Unsquashable Premier League gives a global platform to New Zealand’s rising stars  By DAVE WORSLEY – Squash Mad Correspondent in Auckland Competitive squash made a comeback after seven weeks of lockdown with a global audience tuning in to the first day of action in the Unsquashable Premier League at the XL Club in Auckland. Two [...]

May 15, 2020 Guest Contributor News 0

Wading through the mixed messages and plotting a safe return to court

Wading through the mixed messages and plotting a safe return to court

The possibility of death is an ever-present risk By DAVE IRESON – Squash Mad Correspondent We have seen a lot in various media outlets about “how” squash might return as a sport, based on the guidance that has been issued so far in terms of return to work of various sectors in England (or in [...]

May 15, 2020 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0

Live squash is back with the UNSQUASHABLE Premier League launching in New Zealand

Live squash is back with the UNSQUASHABLE Premier League launching in New Zealand

Live coverage broadcast by PSA SquashTV YouTube channel By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Live squash is back! The UNSQUASHABLE Premier Squash League will be launched tomorrow in association with SquashXL Club in Auckland, New Zealand. Squash fans who have missed their regular fix can catch the action live on the PSA YouTube channel. [...]

May 14, 2020 Alan Thatcher Growing the game, News 0
PSA Foundation launches ‘We Are One’ Hardship Fund

PSA Foundation launches ‘We Are One’ Hardship Fund

Support for players who are suffering in the lockdown By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent The PSA Foundation – the charitable arm of the Professional Squash Association (PSA) – has today launched its ‘We Are One’ fund in order [...]

May 14, 2020 News
New Zealand squashies bounce back on court

New Zealand squashies bounce back on court

Bars are shut but courts are open as Kiwis return to action By ROD BANNISTER – Squash Mad Correspondent The bubble in New Zealand has been broken. As of today as a country we can hug our loved ones and [...]

May 13, 2020 News
England Squash county update: Massive momentum stalled by lockdown

England Squash county update: Massive momentum stalled by lockdown

More coaches ready to relaunch the game By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor England Squash have told counties that the Coronavirus lockdown has stalled a period of massive momentum by the sport’s national governing body. Chief Executive Keir Worth, [...]

May 13, 2020 Growing the game, News
Coronavirus: The facts and the fears as clubs plan to reopen

Coronavirus: The facts and the fears as clubs plan to reopen

Keeping clubs clean and safe: We can’t afford to get it wrong By MIKE HEGARTY and ALAN THATCHER  As squash clubs and federations make plans to reopen facilities – and some already have – I am publishing this article to [...]

May 12, 2020 Alan's Blog, Comment, News
11 Points With Tim Garner: Coping with a world turned upside down but planning for when it reopens

11 Points With Tim Garner: Coping with a world turned upside down but planning for when it reopens

PSA and WSF team up to plan relaunch campaign Interview by ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Tim Garner is one of the busiest and most committed men in squash. Last year, his idea of winding down after a brutally [...]

May 11, 2020 Interviews, News
England Squash and Irish Squash say: Clubs must remain closed

England Squash and Irish Squash say: Clubs must remain closed

‘We are eager to see squash return when it is safe to do so’ By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor England Squash have confirmed that the current lockdown must continue for all squash clubs The governing body for England [...]

May 11, 2020 News
PSA Foundation launches partnership with Sporting Chance

PSA Foundation launches partnership with Sporting Chance

Sporting Chance offer 24-hour hotline for PSA players  By ELLIE MAWSON – Squash Mad Correspondent The PSA Foundation – the charitable arm of the Professional Squash Association (PSA) – is delighted to announce its new partnership with Sporting Chance which [...]

May 9, 2020 Growing the game, News
Squash ranked among the most ‘risky’ sports for COVID-19 infection

Squash ranked among the most ‘risky’ sports for COVID-19 infection

Italian report ranks squash among the most ‘risky’ sports for COVID-19 infection By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Correspondent With certain countries like Switzerland, Poland, the USA and now Canada publishing ‘return to squash’ guidance for clubs once they get [...]

May 9, 2020 News
Squash Australia: Beating the lockdown with energy and ideas

Squash Australia: Beating the lockdown with energy and ideas

Lockdown leads to positive new vision for delivering the game Down Under By CHRIS YEEND – Squash Australia The COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020 in Australia will be forever etched into our memories as a challenging and testing time for our [...]

May 9, 2020 Growing the game, News
Lockdown in Scotland: “But how can we keep calm and carry on?”

Lockdown in Scotland: “But how can we keep calm and carry on?”

Clubbing together to keep things positive as clubs look at life after lockdown By MICHAEL GREGSON – Squash Mad Scotland Correspondent Deep in Lockdown from March 21st, Scotland’s squash clubs have been doing their best to keep members engaged and [...]

May 6, 2020 News
Updated: It’s squash, Jim, but not as we know it as countries plan to reopen

Updated: It’s squash, Jim, but not as we know it as countries plan to reopen

‘No protection, no sport’ is the rule in Switzerland By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Social media is abuzz with talk of clubs reopening their courts to end the coronavirus lockdown. However, every club and federation will have to [...]

May 4, 2020 News
Polish Squash joins in national scheme to end lockdown

Polish Squash joins in national scheme to end lockdown

  Federation works with Sports Ministry to plan reopening programme By ROSANNA RADLINSKA-TYMA – Squash Mad Correspondent Squash clubs in Poland will have to wait until phase four of the government’s plans to end the coronavirus lockdown. Poland reacted quite [...]

May 4, 2020 Growing the game, News