Entries by Allan McKay

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Colinton Squashers set for Festival Fortnight

Today (Thursday, June 17) marks the beginning of Scotland’s annual LGBTIQ+ sports festival, organised by LEAP Sports Scotland. Festival Fortnight is a two-week programme of events which encourages LGBTIQ+ people and their friends to get more active by discovering what sport and physical activities are available to them. As part of Festival Fortnight, Colinton Castle …read more →

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Scottish quartet head to Denmark with World Championship dreams

Four Scottish squash players are competing in Denmark next week with aspirations of qualifying for the PSA World Championships. Alison Thomson, Fergus Richards, Georgia Adderley and Rory Stewart will all line up at the Odense Open between June 15-19, with the winners gaining direct entry into next month’s World Championships in Chicago. This week, Rory …read more →

BounceBack competition programme prepares for extension into the adult game

In anticipation of a return to squash for over 18’s across parts of mainland Scotland on Monday 28th June, we are extending our BounceBack competition programme into the adult game. BounceBack sanctioned competitions have been supporting regions, clubs and competition organisers to re-introduce competition opportunity for under 18’s under the correct government guidance. BounceBack competitions …read more →

June 2021 Squash News Update

Our latest Newsletter includes positive news from the Highlands & Islands, a winning Vollee for squash kid Callum & it’s 300 not out for PSA Tour ace Greg Lobban! For details on all these stories, read our latest Newsletter here. Get the latest news straight to your inbox by signing up here.

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Callum ‘buzzing’ after mascot winning surprise

Glasgow West End squash newbie Callum Smith is ‘buzzing’ after winning Scottish Squash’s ‘design a mascot’ competition this month. The Governing Body were asking kids (under-18) to create a mascot, with the winning drawing inspiring Scotland’s official new squash mascot. A judging panel had the unenviable task of finding a winner from nearly 250 entries …read more →

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Scottish Squash and High Life Highland announce new partnership

Scottish Squash and High Life Highland are delighted to announce a new partnership which aims to drive participation in squash across the Highlands. The region has a rich history of nurturing and developing world class squash players – including current professionals Alan Clyne and Greg Lobban. It is hoped this collaborative partnership can inspire a …read more →

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Springfield Scottish Squash Open supported by the PSA

The Professional Squash Association (PSA) has launched its new grant scheme designed to increase the amount of international tournaments on the PSA Challenger Tour as the association looks to combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The PSA has awarded over 15 grants totalling $55,000 to tournaments from nine countries, which will herald the return of international events on the PSA Challenger …read more →

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 →

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Latest News Update – April 2021

Our latest Newsletter looks back at last month’s ‘design a mascot competition,’ the PSA World Tour’s return and our seven-day International Women’s Day tribute. We hear about Georgia Adderley’s life-affirming lockdown and there’s news of an exciting coaching recruit. Meanwhile, Scotland’s squash players have kept active by competing in some online Home International events, and …read more →

Q&A with David Fallon as he heads for pastures new

This week our Head of Development David Fallon has been reflecting on his seven-year affiliation with Scottish Squash before he heads for pastures new at the end of the month. David spoke of his ‘really enjoyable journey’ in the sport, which has seen him make ‘many new friends’ from across the squash community. Now 30, …read more →

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Kids encouraged to ‘get creative’ as Mascot competition deadline approaches!

Director of Squash Paul Bell is encouraging youngers to get creative off-court as they await a return to action. Scottish Squash are looking for kids (under-18) to design a brand new mascot, with the winning drawing set to inspire the Governing Bodies official mascot. The mascot will then be showcased at the 2021 Springfield Scottish …read more →