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Top Junior John Meehan relishing return to Oriam training

Scotland's top junior male player John Meehan is hoping his summer training block has paid off when he returns to court at Oriam later this month. The University of Edinburgh student heads back to the capital in mid-August after spending…
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First class lockdown for new grad Katriona

It's been a lockdown of two halves for Perth squash player Katriona Allen. After finishing third at the Sterling Trucks Scottish Nationals in March, she took advantage of the enforced shutdown to initially focus all her energies into completing…
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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…

Latest News Update

Our July Newsletter looks ahead to World Squash Day 2020, has details of our recent 'In Conversation' features and news of the 2019/20 Annual Award nominations. We also give a rundown of our online forums and webinars, the Sports HQ…
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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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Lockdown blessings for reinvigorated Alan Clyne

It’s been a contrasting lockdown for Scotland's top two male squash players. For Greg Lobban it came at a time when he was in the form of his life having picked up some notable scalps on his last outing, defeating world number three Karim…
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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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‘We need to talk.’ Lisa Aitken on her mission to educate herself and others on racism.

It's the 100th day of lockdown when we speak to squash player Lisa Aitken who’s been back at her family home in Montrose ever since winning a fourth national title in March.  For many, this time has allowed an opportunity for reflection…
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From Milan to Scotland via London: Simon Boughton's coaching journey

When Simon Boughton went on an impromptu trip to Milan in the '90s, little did he know that it would sow the seeds for a squash coaching career which currently spans 28 years. Now based at Edinburgh Sports Club (ESC), Simon is a prominent…
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On the front line with doctor and squash champion Sue Strachan

If anyone from the squash community can help put the last three months into perspective, it’s Sue Strachan. Normally working as a kidney doctor at Dumfries & Galloway Royal Infirmary she’s had to adapt her way of working to focus…
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Squash life begins at 40 - Sabine Mackenzie on her renewed love for the sport

Life begins at 40. Or so the old adage goes. For Sabine Mackenzie that's certainly the case in terms of her squash career after a near 20-year hiatus from the sport. Born in South Africa to Dutch parents, Sabine first picked up a racket…

June 2020 News update

No squash, no problem. There's still plenty to report on in our latest newsletter as the squash community gets creative during this time away from court. We've ran a number of online webinars aimed at supporting the development of coaches…
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Peter Buchan on breaking records and playing the world number one

Montrose's Peter Buchan can boast a CV which would be the envy of many a squash player in Scotland. He may not have a trophy cabinet laden with silverware. But who can say they've competed against former Scotland and World Number One Peter…
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Rory Richmond steps out comfort zone during new fitness drive

Edinburgh junior Rory Richmond is using his time away from a squash court to get into peak fitness in preparation for a return to the sport. The 15-year-old admits he's really missing being on court but aims to be in the best possible position…
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Starlet Anna champions healthy mindset during Mental Health Awareness Week

She's just at the beginning of her squash career but rising talent Anna Halliday already knows the importance of maintaining a healthy mindset. Under normal circumstances, the 14-year-old can be seen on the squash courts at Bridge of Allan…