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Squash Player Magazine

Issue 1 SP2021


Fares Dessouky is the cover starof the first Squash Player magazineof 2021. In a feature on him and a special analysis, we get to know him betterand look at how he has bounced back from defeat at Qatar 2020 to beat the worldno.1 twice in succession.

How is our sport faring? Squash Player’s ‘State of the Game’series continues with authoritative articles by renowned coach Danny Lee andexperienced club entrepreneur Steve Lewis.

Squash Playerchallenges the sport to ‘Think Outside the Box’ and reveals how we can use theprinciples of our game to take squash outside the court.
  New World Squash President ZenaWooldridge details her vision for the sport, PSA Chief Commercial Officer TommyBerden explains how important a new agreement with the Infront agency is and ex-worldno.1 Laura Massaro writes exclusively on her new book.

Former world champion RodneyMartin, a formative influence on the modern game, starts a new series bylooking at his early influences and Sarah-Jane Perry analyses her game in MatchPoints.

In the first issue of our 50thyear, we look back at some of the key issues and iconic covers of the last 50years.


COMMENT: Where are we taking this great sport? Columns by JamesWillstrop, Gerry Gibson and James Zug.

NEWS: MohammedElShorbagy ends his Egyptian exile, but it doesn’t end well.

WORLD SQUASH: Theworld squash community pays tribute to Hany Hamouda, the humble power behindEgyptian Squash.

FEATURES: LauraMassaro’s new book; Rodney Martin’s beginnings; Sarah-Jane Perry’s MatchPoints; Fares Dessouky goes from zero to hero; iconic covers in SquashPlayer’s 50th year.

STATE OF THE GAME:Danny Lee explains the importance of coaches, while Steve Lewis charts the riseand fall of proprietary clubs in the UK.

THINKING OUT OF THEBOX: Is ‘wall squash’ an important complement to ‘court squash’, and what shouldthe rules be? We also review street rackets.

INTERVIEWS: TommyBerden explains the PSA’s Infront relationship and Zena Wooldridge talks about herWorld Squash role.

CLUB & COURT: Allthe key club and court news, including the new Tin Tech from Melior Sports andthe spectacular ‘Tpoint’ courts in Tel Aviv.

ON COURT: Analysis andround-up.

WORKSHOP: News;Q&A; Tactical errors part 1; Mind Games; Perfect Practice; Rules Quiz;Marlowe on shot selection; Khan on reading the play; Coaches’ Corner with PeterNicol; Hesham on variations on the swing; Massaro’s philosophical look; Ryan ontraining around shoulder pain.

GEAR: Coll’s tributeto Baljet; Stellar launch; Racket Report; Sponsorship News; Head refresh theirracket range; String Review part 2.

GALLERY: Nathan Clarkeloses his passport.

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  December Issue 1

A brilliant new issue of Squash Player magazine will soon be available. Squash Player reveals why world junior champion Mostafa Asal ripped his shirt off and threw it into the crowd. All this was much to the chagrin of his defeated opponent world no.4 Paul Coll. In the final Squash Player of 2020 we feature feisty young Pharoahs, Asal and Hania El Hammamy, and reveal the winners in our Rolex Annual Awards.


Our Awards panellists pick out their highlights from a very strange year, as well as choosing their Most Improved Players, Tournament of the Year and give a special award to the company that saved squash.


World No.1 Ali Farag reveals his game secrets in the latest instalment of our ?MatchPoints? series; we speak to former world champion turned ?Super Coach? Rodney Martin and our investigation into the ?State of the Game? continues.


Our Workshop section features in-depth advice on improving your game from our team of experts. In our Gear section (presented in association with we bring you our shoe guide and reveal big announcements from Head and Dunlop.


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  October SP203
  Issue 3 of Squash Player, the World Squash magazine, is out now. Please find attached a jpeg of the front cover and a headline if needed (1) for your website. There is also a News Brief (2) for your news page and a summary of the magazine's main features (3). Please link to

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  October Issue 1

Squash Player magazine has brilliant content for the squash fan, all in one place, is fun, easy to read and informative. If you haven’t got it already get it now and receive free, the classic Squash Player back issue Workshop Special One. And take your pick on one of the Squash Player Poster Guides.

This much sort-after back issue includes: The top 10 pieces of advise from squash legend Peter Nicol that you can use in your game. The Coaching Clinic shows you how to analysis and minimize loose shots in your play. Here to is the definitive Squash Player Health Guide on cramp, squash injuries and first aid.

MatchPlay Guide; Tactics Guide; Squash Strength Training Guide; Shoulder Pain Guide; Groin Pain Guide; McCaw’s Core Guide and McCaw’s Quick Tips Guide. 


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Magazine Contents listing: All the contents in the latest Squash Player magazine issue are listed here.

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On the Squash Player website you will find selected articles from the latest issue SP202: 

Farewell Raneem
Squash Player says goodbye to, the former World No.1, popular Egyptian pathfinder Raneem el Welily here.

Variations in your game
You may like lots of variation in your game but  can you overdo it. Here are the tactical rules (tactic 8) you should use here.
or a obtain it free with a print and digital offer here​.

After a long search rare copies of the much sort after book, ‘Excelling at Squash’ by Ian Mckenzie with the Foreward by Jonah Barrington have been found. There are not many available.


Squash Player Magazine

  Issue - August SP202

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COMMENT: Sad farewell; Advantages become Nemesis

NEWS: Tour set to resume; Changes at WSF; New Ball Game

WORLD SQUASH: World Squash Day

FEATURES: Simcock remembered; Gibson’s Column; Pearman moves on; Gaultier returns; Super US Centre; Raneem Departs; Hall of Fame; History

CLUB SCENE: How will coronavirus affect club life?

POSTER: Raneem El Welily

WORKSHOP: News; Khan on Building Intensity; Stiff on coaching changes; Engelbrecht’s Mental Mission; Major Maniam on De-Stressing for Success; Tactic No.8; Swinging Marlowe; Andrew Cross on Focus; Ronny on Reading Play; Renato’s Court; Newton on Strength; Nisbet on building strength.

GUIDE: The Össur Safe Squash Guide – all the practices and games you can use while being safe on court.

GALLERY: Rod Gilmour explores improvised court innovations during lockdown.