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US star Chris Hanson launches RIA Eyewear company and targets top pros

US star Chris Hanson launches RIA Eyewear company and targets top pros

‘We believe safety and high performance can coexist with eye protection’  By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor American number two Chris Hanson has done much more than simply join the current debate about eye safety in squash. The New York-based 29-year-old launched RIA Eyewear with long-time friend, Jordan Kemp, to create high-quality protective eyewear [...]

February 20, 2020 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Growing the game, News 1

US College Squash Finals preview: Women’s Championship launches three weeks of top-quality action

US College Squash Finals preview: Women’s Championship launches three weeks of top-quality action

‘College Squash is the engine that drives the game in the US, and large parts of the world’ By RICHARD MILLMAN – Squash Mad Correspondent For the next three weekends, in the USA, the College Squash Association comes to a culmination for the 2019-20 season, with the advent of the Women’s, Men’s and Individual championships, [...]

February 19, 2020 Richard Millman News 0

Top coach Phil Rushworth backs campaign for eye safety dialogue

Top coach Phil Rushworth backs campaign for eye safety dialogue

‘If pros wore them, club players would follow’ By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Leading coach Phil Rushworth, British Nationals Over-35 runner-up and the man who drove Daryl Selby to hospital after his eye injury in Nottingham last week, is supporting the campaign to debate eye protection in the game. Rushworth, Head Coach at [...]

February 19, 2020 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 1
Daryl Selby: ‘I will wear eye guards every time I go on court from now on’

Daryl Selby: ‘I will wear eye guards every time I go on court from now on’

‘All sports are evolving for safety reasons, and one day eyeguards will be just like wearing seatbelts’ By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor England captain Daryl Selby has pledged to wear eye protection at all times from now on [...]

February 18, 2020 News
World champion Tarek Momen faces tough time at Canary Wharf

World champion Tarek Momen faces tough time at Canary Wharf

Tarek hopes for third time lucky in London By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor World Champion Tarek Momen has been handed a tricky second round tie against either the in-form Joel Makin or local favourite Daryl Selby after the [...]

February 17, 2020 News
James Willstrop and Sarah-Jane Perry win Nationals in Nottingham

James Willstrop and Sarah-Jane Perry win Nationals in Nottingham

Fourth title as Willstrop bounces back from a bagel against Makin By DONNA HELMER – Squash Mad Correspondent England’s James Willstrop and Sarah-Jane Perry captured the AJ Bell British National titles at the University of Nottingham today following two tightly [...]

February 16, 2020 News
Willstrop and Makin tee up dream National final as Perry survives scrape

Willstrop and Makin tee up dream National final as Perry survives scrape

Hutton reaches final after two walkovers in a row By DONNA HELMER – Squash Mad Correspondent Defending champion James Willstrop set up a thrilling finale to the AJ Bell British National Championships against favourite Joel Makin as women’s top seed [...]

February 15, 2020 News
Lucas and Camille Serme claim golds at French Nationals

Lucas and Camille Serme claim golds at French Nationals

Brother and sister win titles together for first time By JEROME ELHAIK – Squash Mad Correspondent What an outcome for the Serme family at the French Nationals, which were held earlier in the week in Bordeaux. Lucas and Camille both [...]

February 15, 2020 News
Daryl Selby’s freak eye injury sparks new debate on goggles

Daryl Selby’s freak eye injury sparks new debate on goggles

At the top level, performance takes priority over safety issues By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor The subject of eye protection in squash hit the headlines again after England captain Daryl Selby suffered a freak eye injury in his [...]

February 15, 2020 Alan's Blog, Comment, News
George Parker has one eye on the Nationals after beating Daryl Selby

George Parker has one eye on the Nationals after beating Daryl Selby

No excuses from Selby after eye scare By DONNA HELMER – Squash Mad Correspondent Unseeded Englishman George Parker continued his giant-killing run as he followed up a first round upset with a quarter-final victory over former champion [3/4] Daryl Selby [...]

February 15, 2020 News
Grasshopper Cup grows with world’s top women heading to Zurich

Grasshopper Cup grows with world’s top women heading to Zurich

Raneem and Mo top the Swiss roll call By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent World No.1s Raneem El Welily and Mohamed ElShorbagy will headline the draws for the 2020 Grasshopper Cup which takes place at Zurich’s Halle 622 between [...]

February 14, 2020 News
Daryl Selby given walkover after eye injury

Daryl Selby given walkover after eye injury

Ollie Pett punished after mishit strikes opponent By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Daryl Selby was awarded a walkover into the quarter-finals of the AJ Bell British Nationals after suffering an accidental eye injury in his match against Ollie [...]

February 14, 2020 News
Raneem El Welily top seed as Black Ball Open upgrades to $180k Platinum event

Raneem El Welily top seed as Black Ball Open upgrades to $180k Platinum event

17 Egyptians in galaxy of stars in Cairo By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent The world’s best female players will appear at the 2020 CIB Black Ball Squash Open between March 8-14, with the tournament being upgraded to a [...]

February 12, 2020 Growing the game, News
Update: Asian squash events wiped out by coronavirus

Update: Asian squash events wiped out by coronavirus

‘Players are having their temperature taken – over 37 degrees and you are sent home’ By ALAN THATCHER and ALEX WAN (First published on February 7. Updated on February 12) The outbreak of coronavirus in China has led to the [...]

February 12, 2020 Alan's Blog, News
PSA team up with Fun With Balls as squash embraces technology

PSA team up with Fun With Balls as squash embraces technology

‘We are excited by the impact this technology can have on the sport’ By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent The Professional Squash Association (PSA) has announced today that it has made an investment in Munich-based sports technology company Fun [...]

February 11, 2020 Growing the game, News