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Thrills of dusting off rusty skills as Aussies celebrate return to action

Thrills of dusting off rusty skills as Aussies celebrate return to action

Managing the outbreak leads to squash getting ahead of the curve in plans to reopen By CHRIS YEEND – Squash Mad Correspondent in Australia Squash returned to action on the courts across Australia over the past week with Northern Territory and Western Australia having restrictions eased that enabled players to return to the court in [...]

May 22, 2020 Guest Contributor News 0

Low Wee Wern reminisces on Singapore’s Kallang Squash Centre

Low Wee Wern reminisces on Singapore’s Kallang Squash Centre

Malaysian star Low Wee Wern shares her memories of soon-to-be-demolished Kallang and what would be an ideal replacement By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Asian Bureau Editor Singapore’s Kallang Squash Centre may be aged, but it is an iconic and memorable squash venue for many. Back in 1989, the World Men’s Team Championship was held [...]

May 20, 2020 Alex Wan Growing the game, Interviews, News 0

Squash-mad doctor writes from the heart of the Italian Covid-19 epicentre

Squash-mad doctor writes from the heart of the Italian Covid-19 epicentre

‘Radio report told us the virus had reached our city … and my hospital’ By FEDERICO REBUSTELLO – Squash Mad Correspondent It is a real honour to publish this article from a squash-playing doctor, Federico Rebustello, who has experienced the strain of working at the hospital in Padua at the epicentre of the Italian coronavirus [...]

May 19, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 1
Elite French players given green light to resume on court squash training

Elite French players given green light to resume on court squash training

Elite French players given green light to resume on court squash training By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Correspondent In a Q&A style communique released today by the Fédération Française de Squash, it was announced that elite French players can [...]

May 18, 2020 News
Temwa Chileshe cleans up at XL (not for the first time!)

Temwa Chileshe cleans up at XL (not for the first time!)

Domestic duties inspire Chileshe to win over room-mate Arscott By DAVE WORSLEY – Squash Mad Correspondent in Auckland The opening tournament of the Unsquashable Squash Premier League, arguably the first elite sport in New Zealand since the lockdown, proved successful [...]

May 17, 2020 News
Home sweet home as Joel Arscott and Temwa Chileshe reach XL final

Home sweet home as Joel Arscott and Temwa Chileshe reach XL final

Groundhog Day for XL lockdown residents By DAVE WORSLEY – Squash Mad Correspondent in Auckland The new squash Premier League finalists have been confirmed as the two players who call the venue their home won their way into the title [...]

May 16, 2020 News
Lockdown leads to launch of Boast and Drive card game

Lockdown leads to launch of Boast and Drive card game

Special offer: 10% off for Squash Mad readers in USA and Canada  By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Trapped at home during the lockdown, squash fanatic Mark Anderson dug out an old card game he had created for his [...]

May 15, 2020 Alan's Blog, Fun Stuff, News
Scott Fitzgerald: How squash returned in Italy

Scott Fitzgerald: How squash returned in Italy

Strict safety guidelines helped us break through the red tape to get back on court By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Scott Fitzgerald, a vastly experienced Welsh international who is now head coach at the Padova club in Italy, [...]

May 15, 2020 News
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 [...]

May 15, 2020 News
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 [...]

May 15, 2020 Growing the game, News
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 [...]

May 14, 2020 Growing the game, News
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