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World Squash Day to relaunch the sport: “We are all in this together” says founder

World Squash Day to relaunch the sport: “We are all in this together” says founder

World Squash Day to relaunch the sport: “We are all in this together” says founder By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Correspondent World Squash Day will help to “relaunch the game” when events take place across the globe on Saturday October 10th. That’s the prediction of World Squash Day founder Alan Thatcher, who is determined [...]

August 6, 2020 James Roberts Growing the game, News 0

PSA plan provisional return to World Tour action

PSA plan provisional return to World Tour action

PSA World Tour returns with action in Manchester and Egypt By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor The PSA World Tour resumes in September with the Manchester Open signalling the return to competitive play for the first time since the coronavirus lockdown began in March. The first events to appear since the shutdown will be [...]

August 6, 2020 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News 0

Hong Kong’s Au siblings bow out at the top of their game

Hong Kong’s Au siblings bow out at the top of their game

Annie and Leo call their quits over the Covid-19 lockdown period By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Hong Kong’s most decorated pair of siblings, Annie and Leo Au, both called time on their careers after a combined 28 years on tour – elder sibling Annie joining the tour in 2004 and Leo [...]

August 4, 2020 Alex Wan News 0
Anil Nayar, one of the best amateur players of all time

Anil Nayar, one of the best amateur players of all time

‘Turning professional was not for me’ says Hall of Famer Anil Nayar By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor I was expecting a book about squash. But the life story of former Indian and American national champion Anil Nayar is [...]

July 30, 2020 Alan's Blog, News
Heavy metal comes to squash with a steel court in NYC

Heavy metal comes to squash with a steel court in NYC

Heavy metal comes to squash: ‘Building a steel court is just the start of the dream – now we want to create an Iron Workers League to take squash beyond the Ivy League’ By ROBERT PACEY – Squash Mad Correspondent The [...]

July 27, 2020 Growing the game, Interviews, News
Smack and whack, it’s good to be back!

Smack and whack, it’s good to be back!

Smack and whack, it’s good to be back! By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Squash players in the UK returned to the courts at the weekend as the lockdown restrictions were lifted. After months of home-made courts in the [...]

July 27, 2020 Growing the game, News
Former IT man James Singh builds open-source programme for developing squash at Giffnock

Former IT man James Singh builds open-source programme for developing squash at Giffnock

Former IT man James Singh builds open-source programme for developing squash at Giffnock By ANDY WESTON – Squash Mad Correspondent Giffnock’s James Singh worked as an IT specialist but when the opportunity arose to switch career and become a full-time [...]

July 27, 2020 News
US Open the latest Major casualty of Covid-19

US Open the latest Major casualty of Covid-19

US Open moves to new home in 2021 By MATT COLES – Squash Mad Correspondent US Squash and the Professional Squash Association (PSA) have announced that the 2020 U.S. Open Squash Championships, scheduled for November 14-21 in Philadelphia, has been [...]

July 24, 2020 News
Lockdown gives Alan Clyne a chance to heal and look to the future

Lockdown gives Alan Clyne a chance to heal and look to the future

‘I had to stop training because of a rib injury but I can’t wait to start playing again’ By ANDY WESTON – Squash Mad Correspondent It’s been a contrasting lockdown for Scotland’s top two male squash players. For Greg Lobban [...]

July 22, 2020 Interviews, News
England Squash guidelines for a safe and cautious return to court

England Squash guidelines for a safe and cautious return to court

  Clubs instructed to fully engage in assessing the risks and managing a safe return to play By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor England Squash have published a comprehensive – and cautious – set of guidelines to enable squash [...]

July 16, 2020 Alan's Blog, News
‘Friend first, coach second’ is Jane Martin’s coaching philosophy

‘Friend first, coach second’ is Jane Martin’s coaching philosophy

Keeping squash alive at grassroots level is huge for coach Jane Martin  By ANDY WESTON – Squash Mad Correspondent As a player Jane Martin was one of the best, reaching a career-high world ranking of eight back in the 1990s. [...]

July 13, 2020 Interviews, News
Squash on trial as indoor facilities are allowed to reopen in UK on July 25

Squash on trial as indoor facilities are allowed to reopen in UK on July 25

Clubs must hold pilot trials to satisfy safety rules before a full reopening By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Squash clubs appear to have been given permission to reopen in a restricted fashion on July 25 following today’s government [...]

July 9, 2020 News
How Corals became the beating heart of Sussex squash

How Corals became the beating heart of Sussex squash

Brighton’s famous footballers were all part of the Corals family By BEN HUTTON – Squash Mad Correspondent Coral Squash and Badminton, Coral Sport and Fitness, Coral Health and Fitness, along with many others, will be the official name. We all [...]

July 8, 2020 News
Lisa Aitken on racial equality: The game needs to be more diverse

Lisa Aitken on racial equality: The game needs to be more diverse

‘I’m proud of my sport but the old stereotype persists that squash is a game for rich white men’ By ANDY WESTON – Squash Mad Correspondent It’s the 100th day of lockdown when we speak to squash player Lisa Aitken, [...]

July 7, 2020 Interviews, News
Paradise Lost: Mauritius Open is the latest major casualty of the Covid-19 pandemic

Paradise Lost: Mauritius Open is the latest major casualty of the Covid-19 pandemic

Organisers hope to move Mauritius Open to June next year By SEAN REUTHE – Squash Mad Correspondent The Professional Squash Association (PSA) have confirmed that the Necker Mauritius Open 2020 Presented by Beachcomber has been cancelled due to the global [...]

July 3, 2020 News