Around The Court Squash Podcast
ATC Squash Podcast - Episode 48
Were delighted to welcome onto the show the founder and CEO of the first Urban Squash program SquashBusters - Greg Zaff. A super passionate and inspring guy, talks about how he got into squash, the muse for starting SquashBusters - which was the model for other urban programs to start up all over North America and the world. He goes into how SquashBusters has had to adapt both their programming and fundraising events that are essestial to the running of the programs. The Rumble kicks off next week and Arthur is participating and committing to a number of challenegs to raise money for the program - if you would like to make a donation for this event you can chack out the link below https://squashbusters.rallybound.org/rumble-challenge/Member/MyPage/4515266/Arthur-GaskinPersonally we are massive supporters/fans of SQB, the work they do and the hugely positive impact it has on the lives of its students and families. How they havecontinued to serve their students through theseunprecedented times, is nothing short of inspiring.To learn more of the program you can check them lout on their website www.squashbusters.org Charlie Blasburg is back with a hopping new tune "Moving On" Check him out on spotify itunes etc and give the man a follow as he continues to produce some bang tidy tunes
ATC Squash Podcast - Episode 47
2020 is over.... Cant say were to sad about that, none the less we review some of the years higlights and what may lay ahead. Were also delighted to welcome onto the show former World #1 & World Champion (&Irish Open Champ!) Vanessa Atkinson. Astonishingly this is her 1st zoom ever, while Chris is on his second of 7 for the day!!! A legend in the game she talks about her career, commentary, the pontafract scene and more. We also feature Charlie Blasburgs new tune , The River, which was released on January 8th to close todays episode. If you like the tune you can check him out on itunes spotify etc. The tune took 2 years to put together and well worth the wait.
ATC Squash Podcast - Episode 46
Squash tourist & friends host and top man Jaymie Haycocks join us. A quality player who made top 50 in the world, now resides in CT where he coaches at Squash-ED.We go into his playing career, relationship with legendary coach Rob Owen and his podcast. A great conversation that includes a slow fire from Stu!
ATC Squash Podcast - Episode 45
EP 45!! The squehshtival is over and as Stu the wise says "dont be sad its over be happy it happened" . Fares capped off his incredible week coming from 0/2 and 1/4 down to win his biggest title to date.Former top US player and current Penn Squash head coach Gilly Lane joins us to review the last few days of squash and we reminise the good ol days as we are reminded that GL has a 5-1 head to head record against the pawd. Theres also some insight into his role with US Squash and the next generation of US Squash players that are coming through the ranks.
ATC Squash Podcast - Episode 44
Ep 44...Its an all Egyptian semi final in Cairo. Is Asal the most exciting player to watch? How can one cope with the ferocity of the squash he can produce?!We reveiw the 1/4s as well as look forward to todays semis including the current world junior champ v the current world #1 in a battle that reminds of Macenroes first match with Bjorn Borg in Stockholm at the Sweddish Open in 1978. The big question is - if Asal beats Farag for the first time, will he celebrate like Macenroe?!!!
ATC Squash Podcast - Episode 43
We are half way through the 12 day squeshtival and we are delighted to welcome Sarah jane Perry fresh from victory on Saturday becoming the BlackBall Open Champ. A stunning week saw her defeat Camille Serme, Joelle King and to come from 2 games doon to beat Hania el Hammamy to secure victory in her biggest tournament to date! We get some insights into her week, what shes taken away with her coach Rob Owen. as she looks ahead.The mens draw started the morning after the womens event and the panel review the first round and look ahead to some tashhhtey round two matches including a rematch of Coll V Asal
ATC Squash Podcast - Episode 42
Amanda Sobhy takes out the world #1 in a day of upsets that saw the 1 , 2 and 3 seeds bow out and bring us an international semi final line up with representation from Egypt England New Zealand and the US. We review the 1/4 finals and preview the semis later today.
ATC Squash Podcast - Episode 41
3 days into the squeshitval and the panel pay tribute to Nour El Tayeb who withdrew earlier in the week and announced the amazing news that she is pregnant - a massive congrats to Nour and Ali. We also wonder will she be back?!We review first round highlights and most of round 2 including a cracking match between Hammamy and Gilis, the two warriors batled it out for 89 minutes of ridiculous levels of quality squehsh and Gilis has made a statment to the top 8 and 4 players in the world as she proves herself to be a real threat.
ATC Squash Podcast - Episode 40
EP 40!!!Blackball open is on the horizon and the panel review the draw and make their predictions. We also welcome to the show Welsh legend, Tesni Evans - Tesni gives us insight to her preparation for the Blackball open and assures us that not all Evans are related! Really great chat and also talks about some of the work shes been doing to close the gap on the top 4.