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Lee Horton: My new lockdown training partner is keeping me hot and sweaty

Lee Horton: My new lockdown training partner is keeping me hot and sweaty

‘Covid-19 has taken one great love from my life, so there’s room for another’ By LEE HORTON – Squash Mad Lockdown Fitness Expert Finding new friends during lockdown has been tough, but I’ve struck gold with a new bestie who has most definitely put the spring back into my step. It’s great getting someone to [...]

May 3, 2020 Lee Horton Fun Stuff, News 0

Stairway to Heaven (or Hell). My Lockdown Lament, by Aubrey Waddy

Stairway to Heaven (or Hell). My Lockdown Lament, by Aubrey Waddy

Problems are mounting as I rage against the machine By AUBREY WADDY – Squash Mad Correspondent This darned lockdown, especially restrictive for people like me in my eighth decade. It means I now have not one but two reasons for not playing squash: first, Covid the Nineteenth, like some warrior from a pulp science fiction [...]

May 1, 2020 Guest Contributor Fun Stuff, News 0

Alan Thatcher: Squash faces a rocky road to reopening as France, NZ and Aussies lead the way

Alan Thatcher: Squash faces a rocky road to reopening as France, NZ and Aussies lead the way

Laura leads my lockdown recovery as the squash world waits to reopen By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor What day is it? Where am I? If you are losing track of time during the coronavirus lockdown, join the club. Right now, under lockdown, my domestic priorities are mowing the lawn every week, nurturing my [...]

April 30, 2020 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Comment, News 0
PSA to take over WSF media and marketing role as Howard Harding stands down

PSA to take over WSF media and marketing role as Howard Harding stands down

Partnership brings global bodies into closer alignment By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor The World Squash Federation (WSF) has appointed the Professional Squash Association (PSA) to oversee its communications efforts following a restructuring of the organisation’s PR, media and [...]

April 30, 2020 Comment, Growing the game, News
Nick Matthew and Daryl Selby launch online chat show during squash lockdown

Nick Matthew and Daryl Selby launch online chat show during squash lockdown

Matthew and Selby to star in weekly chat show By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Long-term England team-mates Nick Matthew and Daryl Selby are launching a new Lockdown Squash Show on Instagram.   The two will link up via [...]

April 28, 2020 Fun Stuff, News
PSA and WSF extend shoe deals with Salming and Teuton

PSA and WSF extend shoe deals with Salming and Teuton

‘Bold designs and high-quality products’ By SEAN REUTHE and HOWARD HARDING  Squash may be on lockdown right now but commercial activities continue to generate revenues behind the scenes.  The PSA and WSF have both announced new contract extensions with footwear [...]

April 28, 2020 Growing the game, News
Back to the future if and when squash courts reopen

Back to the future if and when squash courts reopen

How we can approach a ‘new normal’ in squash: with masks and gloves compulsory to start with By RICHARD MILLMAN – Squash Mad Correspondent While we are hunkered down, staying home to allow our amazing front line workers in the [...]

April 27, 2020 Comment, Growing the game, News
Tony Griffin and Gevolution: Measuring change in squash and how your brain learns new skills

Tony Griffin and Gevolution: Measuring change in squash and how your brain learns new skills

Sports science and the art of understanding change By TONY GRIFFIN – Squash Mad Coaching Correspondent How do we measure real change in squash? Is the level of change a reflection on the player’s ability, the coach or the system [...]

April 27, 2020 Coaching and Development, Growing the game, News
World Squash Library launches first World Championship compendium

World Squash Library launches first World Championship compendium

Men’s list online from Geoff Hunt to Tarek Momen By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent The World Squash Library has launched its first compendium of the sport’s World Championships, covering all the Men’s World Opens from the inaugural [...]

April 27, 2020 News
Danny Lee and Alex Wall: Making music to raise money and our spirits

Danny Lee and Alex Wall: Making music to raise money and our spirits

Songs of hope from the world of squash  By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor A squash star who loves singing, and a top tenor who loves squash, have both recorded songs to raise money and raise spirits as the [...]

April 25, 2020 News
Australia: Rod takes to the streets as clubs are closed down

Australia: Rod takes to the streets as clubs are closed down

The game will look very different when we reopen By ROD BANNISTER – Squash Mad Correspondent We live in very interesting times. Six weeks ago if you told me I would be sitting at a desk in New Zealand working [...]

April 23, 2020 Growing the game, News
WSF praise vitality of clubs and players during Coronavirus lockdown

WSF praise vitality of clubs and players during Coronavirus lockdown

WSF president Jacques Fontaine issues Covid-19 update​ By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent Squash players across the globe are coming up with all kinds of novel ideas to get their daily “fix” of hitting a ball against a [...]

April 21, 2020 Alan's Blog, News
UK squash clubs’ battle for COVID-19 survival – Part Two

UK squash clubs’ battle for COVID-19 survival – Part Two

‘Beacon of Hope’ County will regain momentum By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Correspondent Following the article published a couple of weeks ago about how squash clubs are facing up to the financial and business challenges of COVID-19, which focussed [...]

April 20, 2020 News
How evolution in coaching must lead to gender equality

How evolution in coaching must lead to gender equality

So many sports have male origins and coaching patterns – now it’s time for change  By TONY GRIFFIN – Squash Mad Coaching Correspondent Tony Griffin may be a humble male, but he is determined to address the gender imbalance in [...]

April 20, 2020 Coaching and Development, News
Lockdown Blog: ‘No international sport until a vaccine has been delivered’

Lockdown Blog: ‘No international sport until a vaccine has been delivered’

Olympics sets the standard for the rest of the sporting world By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor A leading UK scientist has claimed the postponed Tokyo Olympic Games cannot go ahead next year unless a vaccine has been produced [...]

April 18, 2020 Alan's Blog, Comment, News