Entries by Allan McKay

WSF & PSA Launch World Squash Officiating

Last week The World Squash Federation (WSF) and the Professional Squash Association (PSA) jointly launched World Squash Officiating (WSO), an online education and appraisal portal designed to standardise officiating qualifications worldwide. Full details of the launch can be found on The World Squash Federation website by clicking here. WSO has been launched with the aim …read more →

Squash Masters Online Home Internationals 2021

Squash Fitness presents the ‘Squash Masters Online Home Internationals’ which takes place from the 26-28 March 2021. This excellent opportunity provides masters players in Scotland a chance to reconnect with friends from across the home nations, while being able to take part in a fantastic weekend of fitness based workouts with friendly competition while the …read more →

Level 1 Coach Education Course – Dates Confirmed

Scottish Squash have confirmed the dates for the delivery of two online/remote Level 1 coach education course following a successful information session attended by over 35 aspiring coaches on Tuesday 16th February. The re-designed Level 1 course will provide the opportunity to upskill coaches by delivering sections of the course online, underpinned by Brightspace (Scottish …read more →

European Masters Championships Rescheduled for 2022 In light of Covid-19 Pandemic

It is with deep regret but a certain degree of resignation that the European Squash Federation (ESF) and Scottish Squash have announced the 2021 European Masters Individual Championships, scheduled to take place in Edinburgh from 16-19 June, has been postponed due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. However, we are pleased to confirm that ESF and Scottish Squash have agreed …read more →

Get Involved in UK Coaching Week 2020

UK Coaching Week returns from 14-20 September and empowers athletes, coaches and the public to celebrate great coaching. This year’s campaign will centre on the need to ‘Support Your Coach’, kicking off with the #GreatCoachingPledge that will call on the nation to give some of their own time, sharing thanks and support for the coaching …read more →

Covid-19 Competitions Update

In light of the ongoing uncertainty created by the global COVID-19 pandemic, Scottish Squash can confirm that the official 2020/21 competition season will not commence before the 1st January 2021 at the earliest. Any decision to commence the season on this date will be constantly reviewed and communicated in due course. This difficult decision has …read more →

Finance Webinar

Following feedback from the coaches questionnaire released around the COVID-19 pandemic, Scottish Squash have arranged a finance webinar which aims to support self-employed coaches and players to better understand the support available from government through the UK Self-Employment Income Support Scheme. The webinar will be hosted by Scottish Squash and the delivery will be led …read more →

Karakal Premier Squash League Season Cancelled

England Squash (Premier Squash League (PSL) organisers) have confirmed that the 2019/20 Karakal PSL has been cancelled due to restrictions around the COVID-19 pandemic. A statement issued from England Squash on Thursday (April, 2nd) announced, “our primary aim has to be to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all players, officials and spectators, and it …read more →

COVID-19 – Squash Coach Questionnaire

Following on from our communication to coaches last Tuesday on the coronavirus pandemic, we’re now following up to gather further information and insight into the impact that this has had on the sector. We’ve pulled together a coaches questionnaire that we would be grateful if you could consider completing. The intention of the questionnaire is …read more →

COVID-19 – Squash Coaches in Scotland

Below is a copy of information released to qualified coaches in Scotland in regards to the current Coronavirus pandemic. Dear coach, Following the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic Scottish Squash recognise the impact this situation is having on the sport sector and in particular coaches that operate in squash. At this stage we write to …read more →

Scottish Squash Platinum Competitions Postponed As Result of COVID-19 Situation

Due to the escalating health and safety issues arising from the global outbreak of the COVID-19, Scottish Squash have decided to postpone the remaining Scottish Squash Platinum competitions scheduled to run from Monday 16th March onwards. Please note, the Sterling Trucks Scottish National Championships scheduled to take place at Edinburgh Sports Club this weekend will …read more →