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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…
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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…