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11 Points With Tim Garner: Coping with a world turned upside down but planning for when it reopens

11 Points With Tim Garner: Coping with a world turned upside down but planning for when it reopens

PSA and WSF team up to plan relaunch campaign Interview by ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Tim Garner is one of the busiest and most committed men in squash. Last year, his idea of winding down after a brutally hectic spell, knitting together the World Championships in Chicago then managing the Canary Wharf Classic [...]

May 11, 2020 Alan Thatcher Interviews, News 0

England Squash and Irish Squash say: Clubs must remain closed

England Squash and Irish Squash say: Clubs must remain closed

‘We are eager to see squash return when it is safe to do so’ By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor England Squash have confirmed that the current lockdown must continue for all squash clubs The governing body for England today announced: “Following the Prime Minister’s address to the nation last night, all squash clubs [...]

May 11, 2020 Alan Thatcher News 0

PSA Foundation launches partnership with Sporting Chance

PSA Foundation launches partnership with Sporting Chance

Sporting Chance offer 24-hour hotline for PSA players  By ELLIE MAWSON – Squash Mad Correspondent The PSA Foundation – the charitable arm of the Professional Squash Association (PSA) – is delighted to announce its new partnership with Sporting Chance which will create additional support for all players on the PSA Tour. Sporting Chance was founded [...]

May 9, 2020 Guest Contributor Growing the game, News 0
Squash ranked among the most ‘risky’ sports for COVID-19 infection

Squash ranked among the most ‘risky’ sports for COVID-19 infection

Italian report ranks squash among the most ‘risky’ sports for COVID-19 infection By JAMES ROBERTS – Squash Mad Correspondent With certain countries like Switzerland, Poland, the USA and now Canada publishing ‘return to squash’ guidance for clubs once they get [...]

May 9, 2020 News
Squash Australia: Beating the lockdown with energy and ideas

Squash Australia: Beating the lockdown with energy and ideas

Lockdown leads to positive new vision for delivering the game Down Under By CHRIS YEEND – Squash Australia The COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020 in Australia will be forever etched into our memories as a challenging and testing time for our [...]

May 9, 2020 Growing the game, News
Lockdown in Scotland: “But how can we keep calm and carry on?”

Lockdown in Scotland: “But how can we keep calm and carry on?”

Clubbing together to keep things positive as clubs look at life after lockdown By MICHAEL GREGSON – Squash Mad Scotland Correspondent Deep in Lockdown from March 21st, Scotland’s squash clubs have been doing their best to keep members engaged and [...]

May 6, 2020 News
Updated: It’s squash, Jim, but not as we know it as countries plan to reopen

Updated: It’s squash, Jim, but not as we know it as countries plan to reopen

‘No protection, no sport’ is the rule in Switzerland By ALAN THATCHER – Squash Mad Editor Social media is abuzz with talk of clubs reopening their courts to end the coronavirus lockdown. However, every club and federation will have to [...]

May 4, 2020 News
Polish Squash joins in national scheme to end lockdown

Polish Squash joins in national scheme to end lockdown

  Federation works with Sports Ministry to plan reopening programme By ROSANNA RADLINSKA-TYMA – Squash Mad Correspondent Squash clubs in Poland will have to wait until phase four of the government’s plans to end the coronavirus lockdown. Poland reacted quite [...]

May 4, 2020 Growing the game, News
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 [...]

May 3, 2020 Fun Stuff, News
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 [...]

May 1, 2020 Fun Stuff, News
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. [...]

April 30, 2020 Alan's Blog, Comment, News
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