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Commonwealth Games Countdown: Minnows from Mauritius meet reigning champions in first round

Commonwealth Games Countdown: Minnows from Mauritius meet reigning champions in first round

Nick Matthew and Nicol David favourites for gold in Glasgow By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent A pair of players from the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius will provide the first challenge to gold medallists Nick Matthew and Nicol David in the draws for the 2014 Commonwealth Games Squash singles events next week in [...]

July 17, 2014 Guest Contributor Commonwealth Games, News, WSF 0

Cassie’s Corner: Manchester moments to treasure

Cassie’s Corner: Manchester moments to treasure

Royal visitors and battles for medals made the 2002 Games so special Cassie Thomas continues her Commonwealth Games Countdown with more memories of Manchester in 2002, as Team England fought hard to win as many medals as possible on home soil, and some of Cassie’s team-mates (who later became rivals) had old scores to settle [...]

July 15, 2014 Alan Thatcher Cassie's Column, Comment, Commonwealth Games, News 0

Sarah Fitzgerald and Natalie Grainger call for PSA and WSA to merge

Sarah Fitzgerald and Natalie Grainger call for PSA and WSA to merge

Stars demand a unified approach to boost the sport’s Olympic bid By Squash Mad Correspondent Two leading squash players have called for the PSA and the WSA to merge in order to boost the sport’s Olympic aspirations. Sarah Fitzgerald and Natalie Grainger (right) have revealed that talks are in progress to pursue a unified world [...]

July 10, 2014 Guest Contributor Alan's Blog, Comment, Growing the game, News, Olympics 0
Nick Matthew to referee David Pearson charity match

Nick Matthew to referee David Pearson charity match

Top coach plays his first match in 15 years on charity night at Harrogate EXCLUSIVE by MIKE DALE – Squash Mad Special Correspondent David Pearson, coach of both current world champions, hasn’t played a squash match for 15 years. But [...]

July 8, 2014 Fun Stuff, Interviews, News
Scots squash stars bid for home glory in Glasgow

Scots squash stars bid for home glory in Glasgow

Inverness boys Alan Clyne and Greg Lobban aim to ride the Tartan wave By MICHAEL GREGSON – Squash Mad Scottish Correspondent Something is hopeful in the state of Scotland. Glasgow 2014 is a major opportunity for Scotland’s squash stars to [...]

July 7, 2014 Commonwealth Games, News
Exclusive: Chris Simpson hunts a Guernsey medal at Commonwealth Games

Exclusive: Chris Simpson hunts a Guernsey medal at Commonwealth Games

Squash ace would love to repay Channel Islanders’ support with a medal in Glasgow By MIKE DALE – Squash Mad Special Correspondent Chris Simpson admits it would be “absolutely amazing” to win Guernsey’s first Commonwealth Games medal for 20 years [...]

July 4, 2014 Commonwealth Games, Interviews, News
Comment: I believe that squash needs a Team USA moment

Comment: I believe that squash needs a Team USA moment

Rousing World Cup patriotism should be mirrored in squash … and racquetball Hands up, who wasn’t thrilled by the performance of the USA in a magnificent World Cup battle against Belgium the other night? If goalkeeper Tim Howard stood for [...]

July 3, 2014 Alan's Blog, Comment, Fun Stuff, Growing the game
Comment: Arjen Robben’s World Cup dive was like a triple bounce in squash

Comment: Arjen Robben’s World Cup dive was like a triple bounce in squash

Coaches can learn from the honesty of pros like Jonathan Kemp and Steve Finitsis  By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Comment My mind has been wandering this week between the wonderful sportsmanship and honesty on show in the recent Kent [...]

July 1, 2014 Alan's Blog, Comment, Growing the game
Nick Matthew and James Willstrop tipped for Glasgow shoot-out

Nick Matthew and James Willstrop tipped for Glasgow shoot-out

English rivals top seeds in Commonwealth Games By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent England’s Nick Matthew is expected to repeat his double gold success in the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland next month according to the seedings for the [...]

July 1, 2014 Commonwealth Games, News
Cassie’s Commonwealth Countdown: United in Manchester with David Beckham

Cassie’s Commonwealth Countdown: United in Manchester with David Beckham

Team England move on from Malaysia to Manchester Cassie Thomas continues her Commonwealth Games countdown with a look back at the opening ceremony ahead of the 2002 event in Manchester, where the squash venue would soon be handed over to [...]

June 30, 2014 Cassie's Column, Comment, Commonwealth Games
Keir Worth is new chief at England Squash

Keir Worth is new chief at England Squash

Former High Performance head is tasked with lifting the game England Squash and Racketball have made Keir Worth the new chief executive. The former Head of the Coaching and Performance division returns to the Manchester HQ tasked with increasing participation [...]

June 27, 2014 ESR, News
Aussies on the march in World Masters

Aussies on the march in World Masters

Sarah Fitzgerald and Brett Martin lead the charge from Down Under By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad Correspondent The South African Grainger family could walk away with three of the trophies, but Australians are expected to take the lion’s share [...]

June 27, 2014 News
Malaysians in a muddle in doubles

Malaysians in a muddle in doubles

Successful pairing of Nicol David and Ong Beng Hee split up in surprise move  EXCLUSIVE By ALEX WAN – Squash Mad Malaysian Correspondent Malaysia’s medal chances from doubles at the Commonwealth Games look bleak, judging from the recently concluded Tri-Nation [...]

June 26, 2014 Commonwealth Games, News
Nick Matthew fights to be fit for Commonwealth Games

Nick Matthew fights to be fit for Commonwealth Games

World champion faces five weeks of rehab after a knee operation Nick Matthew is fighting to be fit for the Commonwealth Games next month after undergoing an operation yesterday. The three time world champion and defending double Commonwealth Games champion [...]

June 25, 2014 Commonwealth Games, News
Aussies going flat out for gold in Glasgow doubles events

Aussies going flat out for gold in Glasgow doubles events

Pilley and Brown aim to mix it up in Commonwealth Games By Squash Mad Australian Reporter Australia is counting on doubles expertise to counter England’s world rankings dominance at the Commonwealth Games. England look exceptionally strong with four of the [...]

June 24, 2014 Commonwealth Games, News