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…
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Georgia sets out roadmap to Birmingham 2022

Georgia Adderley remains focused on her long-term ambitions as squash players remain off tour due to the global pandemic. The Scot saw her season come to a premature end in March following the Sterling Trucks Scottish National Championships,…
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The Sunday Feature with Alison Thomson

Alison Thomson was in Canada competing in back-to-back PSA Challenger events when it became apparent that a new reality was dawning. Having competed in Calgary the week before, she had made the trip across to Regina to play in the Queen…
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Alasdair Prott aims to maintain good form after lockdown

Inverness squash player Alasdair Prott is hoping to pick up where he left off when lockdown is eventually lifted and squash players are allowed back on court. The 18-year-old had been in great form before sport across the globe came to a…
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The Great Gadsby comeback

It's January 2018 and Claire Gadsby is back on court a year after seriously injuring her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). She’s competing in the same tournament, on the same court against the same opponent. Gut-wrenchingly, it's the…
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A day in the life of a squash couple - in lockdown

Scotland's number one male squash player Greg Lobban was back in his home city of Inverness when news of the lockdown measures were announced on March 23. Since then Greg has been in the family home with his mum and dad, their dog Barney…

Finance Webinar

Following feedback from the coaches questionnaire released around the COVID-19 pandemic, Scottish Squash have arranged a finance webinar which aims to support self-employed coaches and players to better understand the support available from…

COVID-19: The Scottish Squash toolkit

We continue to live in unprecedented times as the whole country and many parts of the world take measures to combat coronavirus/COVID-19 . Please read our most recent COVID-19 guidance note (July 9) here. The way we go about our everyday…

Karakal Premier Squash League Season Cancelled

England Squash (Premier Squash League (PSL) organisers) have confirmed that the 2019/20 Karakal PSL has been cancelled due to restrictions around the COVID-19 pandemic. A statement issued from England Squash on Thursday (April, 2nd) announced,…
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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…

COVID-19 - Squash Coach Questionnaire

Following on from our communication to coaches last Tuesday on the coronavirus pandemic, we’re now following up to gather further information and insight into the impact that this has had on the sector. We’ve pulled together a coaches questionnaire…