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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…
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Squash challenge encourages members back as Inverness gets creative

Inverness Tennis and Squash Club members have returned in their numbers to take part in a new target squash challenge. Players of all age groups have joined forces for the challenge and got their competitive juices flowing again as they await…
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Club Development update – A challenging year in 2020 and a look ahead to 2021

We wanted to take this opportunity to reflect on a particularly challenging year for club squash in 2020, recognise and thank you for the collaborative approach that we – as the governing body – have been proud to be a part of in order to…
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Bouncing Back – Competitive squash makes welcome return to Scotland

Edinburgh Sports Club (ESC) played host to the very first BounceBack event last weekend as competitive squash made a welcome return to Scotland. BounceBack was launched earlier this month as a new competition structure, giving clubs an opportunity…
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BounceBack events: kick-starting competitive squash in Scotland

Scottish Squash are delighted to launch an innovative new level of sanctioned competition aimed at kick-starting squash in Scotland. In line with current Scottish Government tier-level Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance we’re pleased to announce…
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Inclusivity drive leads to double awards success for Glasgow squash club

Glasgow University Squash Club has become a double award winning club after putting fun and inclusivity at the heart of their strategy. The student body was named Scottish Squash Club of the Year in September having already fought off stiff…
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Period poverty – Scottish Squash’s mission to raise awareness and tackle a taboo

Do you know what period poverty is? It’s the lack of access to sanitary products, menstrual hygiene education, toilets, handwashing facilities and waste management. Did you know that as many as 3 in 10 people in Scotland cannot afford…
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Coach of the Year – ‘early signs encouraging’ as players return to training

After six months away from court, award winning squash coach Martin Woods has been encouraged by the early signs from his charges during the return to training. Martin coaches players from all age groups at both Scotstoun Sports Campus and…
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Edinburgh to host 2021 European Masters Championships

Scottish Squash is delighted to announce that it has been successful in its bid to host the 2021 European Masters Championships. The tournament is one of the most popular and well attended events in the squash calendar, traditionally attracting…
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Scottish Squash extend partnership with Total Teamware Ltd

Scottish Squash has agreed an extension to the agreement with kit supplier Total Teamware Ltd (TTL) which will see Joma branded playing and training gear continuing to be worn by Scotland players and coaches during major international events. The…
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Scottish Squash Coronavirus/COVID19

Following a formal communication sent to the First Minister on the morning of 30th July 2020 from 32 individual Scottish Governing Bodies of Sport (SGB), the SGB CEO Forum welcomes the recognition by the First Minister of the requirement to move forward the re-opening of sports facilities.
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Prepare for a return to squash

As squash players across Scotland eagerly anticipate a return to court in the near future, it's imperative players at all levels are fully prepared. After many frustrating months off court the last thing you want to do is get injured on…
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Transition from IT specialist to squash coach ‘an easy decision’ – James Singh

Giffnock’s James Singh worked as an IT specialist but when the opportunity arose to switch career and become a full-time squash coach, he didn’t hesitate to make the transition. James was a junior player at Giffnock Tennis Squash &…
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Friend first, coach second – Jane Martin’s holistic approach to coaching

As a player Jane Martin was one of the best, reaching a career high world ranking of eight back in the 1990s. A born and bred Geordie with working class roots, Jane represented England at numerous levels competing at Commonwealth Games,…
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Meet Cara Shearer – Club Development Officer (Women & Girls)

The world may feel like it has ground to a standstill but Scottish Squash are continuing to looks at ways to grow our sport. We are at the beginning of a new strategic plan - A Sport For Health - where the main development aims are to bring…