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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 →

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David Pearson appointed Assistant Doubles Coach

Scottish Squash are delighted to confirm the appointment of former England National Coach David Pearson as Assistant Doubles coach. Pearson will work closely with Director of Squash Paul Bell and his coaching team in the build-up to next year’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. The former England number two player brings a wealth of experience to …read more →

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Preparations underway for 2021 Springfield Scottish Squash Open

Preparations for the 2021 Springfield Scottish Squash Open, being held in the Highlands later this year, are well underway. Scotland’s flagship professional squash tournament is taking place at Inverness Tennis and Squash Club, with the club planning a big recruitment drive to encourage more players into the sport across the region. Springfield Properties partnered with …read more →

Latest News Update

The first Newsletter of 2021 has great news regarding squash coach and player Jenny McArtney from Angus who has been recognised in the New Year’s Honours list. Lisa Aitken has been keeping busy away from court, swapping racket for mic, whilst we have details of our Stay At Home squash training resources which are proving …read more →

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Jenny McArtney BEM ‘humbled’ after receiving New Year’s honours award

Monifeith squash coach and player Jenny McArtney says she was ‘humbled’ and ‘shocked’ after being recognised in the 2021 New Year’s Honours list. The Scottish Masters internationalist was awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) by the Queen for services to squash. Officially announced at the end of last month, the annual New Year’s Honours list …read more →

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The Road to Birmingham – Doubles camp kicks-off Commonwealth Games preparations

The journey to Birmingham 2022 is underway for Scotland’s top squash players who gathered for a bio-secure training camp before Christmas. Established PSA Tour stars including Greg Lobban, Alan Clyne and Lisa Aitken were joined by the rest of the High Performance squad for a week-long doubles camp at Scotstoun Leisure Centre. Doubles is set …read more →

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2022 Commonwealth Games selection criteria for squash confirmed

Commonwealth Games Scotland (CGS) in conjunction with Scottish Squash has confirmed the specific selection standards required for nomination to Team Scotland for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. These are in addition to the criteria laid down in the General Selection Policy published by CGS in January 2020. This means seven sports have now agreed the sport …read more →

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Job vacancy – Assistant Doubles Coach

Job Title: Assistant Doubles Coach. The Role. The Assistant Doubles coach is a new and pivotal position for Scottish Squash as we prepare for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. The role has been created to support the Director of Squash to select pairings, effectively prepare and support the team who will represent Team Scotland in …read more →

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December Competitions Update – a positive look forward to 2021

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic Scottish Squash unfortunately had to suspend the national competitions pathway at all levels in September this year, through until January 1st, 2021 at the earliest. We recognise this has been a major blow to players, coaches and clubs across the sport. Fortunately, with the relaxation of some restrictions, mainly …read more →