Entries by Allan McKay

Squash The Stigma

We are delighted to have partnered with with The Heart of Scotland Appeal to get the nation moving by encouraging more people to play the sport on World Squash Day, which took place on Saturday, October 9th. 

Unfortunately, Coronary heart disease is Scotland’s single biggest killer, with lifestyle factors such as obesity and lack of exercise directly impacting upon a person’s risk. More than a third of adults in Scotland do not achieve recommended levels of physical activity so, to combat this statistic Scottish Squash teamed up with the Heart of Scotland appeal to inspire people across Scotland to get more active, and ‘Squash the Stigma’ that squash can be a difficult and inaccessible sport to get into. 

Together we encouraged players across Scotland to get on the court during the 2021 World Squash Day to #SquashTheStigma by posting a #SweatySelfie and donating to the Heart of Scotland appeal.

Get Ready for World Squash Day 2021

World Squash Day takes place this Saturday (9th October) and this year we’ve partnered with The Heart of Scotland Appeal and Heart Research UK. We want to work together to celebrate the benefits of playing squash for cardiovascular health. Look out across our social media channels on Saturday, October 9th to get involved. We’re encouraging …read more →

Competitions Update – October 2021

Since the return of unrestricted squash across Scotland for all age groups, it has been great to see players return to squash courts across the country. As clubs and facilities continue to support the return of all activities, we’re preparing to support the full reintroduction of competitions and work towards re-establishing the national competition pathway …read more →

Top Squash Heads To Inverness

After an eighteen year absence the Scottish Open returned to the professional squash scene in 2019, only for the Covid pandemic to force another pause in 2020. 2021 however sees the return of Scotland’s top event as the Springfield Scottish Squash Open heads to Inverness as Men’s and Women’s $12k PSA Challenger events, each featuring …read more →

Graham’s The Family Dairy set to support the 2021 Springfield Scottish Squash Open

Graham’s The Family Dairy is teaming up with Scottish Squash to give the world’s healthiest sport, squash, a further boost in Scotland. The family farming and dairy business based in Bridge of Allan has come on board as Official Dairy Partner of the 2021 Springfield Scottish Squash Open. Being held at Inverness Tennis and Squash …read more →

One Year to Go Until 2022 Commonwealth Games

Today (Wednesday, July 28th) marks one year to go until the 2022 Commonwealth Games gets under way in Birmingham, England. The 2022 Commonwealth Games will feature 25 sports – including squash – and will take place between Thursday July 28 – Monday August 8, 2022. Squash joined the Commonwealth Games programme in 1998 when Scotland’s …read more →

Kevin Moran Appointed for Birmingham 2022

Commonwealth Games Scotland are delighted to announce the addition of Kevin Moran to Team Scotland as they build up to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Kevin has been appointed to lead the Achieve 2022 programme. Achieve is a mentor-led programme designed to inspire and educate young athletes and coaches which will run alongside the 2022 …read more →

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Sizzling summer continues for Scots

Scotland’s top squash players continue to impress since the return to competitive action with more titles won over the weekend. Rory Stewart’s rich vein of form shows no sign of abating after he picked up his second PSA Tour title of the month and third overall. The top seed from Perth claimed victory at the …read more →

Highland Hospice Chosen to Benefit from the 2021 Springfield Scottish Squash Open

Highland Hospice is delighted to have been chosen as the charity to benefit from Scotland’s flagship squash tournament, the Springfield Scottish Squash Open, which will be held at Inverness Tennis and Squash Club from 22nd  to 26th September. The event, which attracts some of the world’s best players, is sponsored by Springfield Properties, one of …read more →

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Granite City offers glimpse at ‘untapped potential.’

Aberdeen Squash & Racketball Club hosted their first BounceBack event last weekend (Saturday, June 26) as juniors made a welcome return to court. It provided under-18s an opportunity to play competitively again at the home of Aberdeen squash, with BounceBack events now being held across Scotland to kick-start the sport following COVID-restrictions. Players from Aberdeenshire …read more →