Squash Player Magazine New Issue Now Out!26 Apr 2023
WHAT’S IN THIS ISSUE
Mostafa Asal, world no.1 and squash's player of the future, reveals in an exclusive interview with Squash Player magazine, given on the eve of his ban from the sport, what the pressures are on him and how he hates the game at times. He calls for reform in key problem areas and we analyse the incidents that led to Asal being ejected from the sport. He adorns the cover, in a not untypical pose, while inside there are more pictures of his unique celebration routines. Asal also reveals his love of football and his obsessive passion for the FIFA video game.
Another exclusive interview in this issue is with former world champion Rodney Martin, who speaks to Squash Player about his coaching role.
The issue includes all the regular features, such as Gear, Club&Court, Events and Workshop, in which Hesham el Attar explains how to develop speed using ghosting and in the final of a four-part series, Ali Farag explains how he works out a game plan using SquashTV. In Gallery, James Zug takes us behind the scenes at the Tournament of Champions.
EDITORIAL: Getting to know Mostafa Asal; clear refereeing guidelines and ad-hoc decisions
NEWS: Asal’s ban adds a twist in the race to be world no.1; a long goodbye probably to Canary Wharf
WORLD SQUASH: There is a new Victorian era for squash, in Australia, and it is 50 years up for European Squash
HALL OF FAME: Abou Taleb is inducted into the Squash Player Hall of Fame
INTERVIEW: Mostafa Asal tells Ian McKenzie about the pressure that is over-whelming him and his love of football
ASAL BAN: Why was the Egyptian prodigy banned? We analyse the evidence
INTERVIEW: Former world champion Rod Martin takes a deep look inside his coaching role
DUNLOP FEATURE: Squash Player interviews young Dunlop stars Finn Withington and Amina Orfi
CLUB&COURT: McCabe support and Lewin Marsden’s enthusiasm add up to a thriving club in Scarborough; ASB’s new outdoor court; Jahangir opens a new centre; Nick Thompson of Melior and ASB team up in the UK
GEAR: Reprints of the Jonah Barrington classic ‘The Book of Jonah’ and ‘Jonah: The official biography of Jonah Barrington’ are now available; C-Smash, the new virtual racket game is launched; and Paul Coll gets an Adidas grip.
ON COURT: Performances of the Month; Round-up; Rankings; Calendar; News; and Looking Forward
COMPETITION: Win Joel Markin’s Karakal Raw Pro 2.0 Signature Squash Racket
WORKSHOP: News includes: Nick Matthew’s second home; launch of a SquashSkills feature on Jonathon Power; Jesse Engelbrecht’s free mental training success toolkit; Hesham El Attar on ghosting for speed; and Drew’s Diagnosis on Hania El Hammamy’s adaptability
GALLERY: James Zug takes a peep behind the scenes at the ToC.
Read the full Squash Player Issue 1 2023 magazine here