OBITUARY

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Bill Shaw who died aged 92 on 14th July 2020. Bill was an Honorary Member, squash legend, Scottish Champion, Scottish Internationalist and Edinburgh Sports Club Champion.  His funeral…
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Scottish Squash Coronavirus/COVID19 Guidance

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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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 &…

Scottish Squash Annual Awards Season 2019-20

Season 2019-20 The Scottish Squash Annual Awards provide the perfect opportunity to recognise, reward and celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of the fantastic people who are contributing great things to squash in Scotland. Six award…
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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…

Scottish Squash 2020 Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Scottish Squash Limited will take place on Sunday 13th September 2020 at 2.00pm and is currently being planned to take place via a video link. Details of any change to the format of the meeting or details of the…
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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…