In Squash is a squash podcast that we've all been waiting for. Interviews and conversations with world class players, coaches, squash media, referees, and enthusiasts like myself, and anyone else who is a friend of the game. Enjoy the squash podcast.
Episode 163 Campbell Grayson
Campbell Grayson surprised many in the squash community a few weeks ago when he announced his retirement from the pro tour. It was a decision made difficult given what he had achieved in the 2019/20 campaign: his highest world ranking of 24, winning 2 of his 14 career PSA titles and his biggest ever in the Houston Open, and a 5th place finish at the World Team Championship playing for New Zealand. Campbell speaks to what led to his decision, the difficulties making it, and of course a great look back at his career.
Episode 162 Chris Walker Part 1
Chris Walker reached the world's top 5, the World Open semi, the British Open final, and has the honor of being Jahangir Khan's final professional scalp. In part 1 of this two part chat, Chris provides all of us plenty of food for thought through some incredible anecdotes, insight and inspiration from his playing days.
Episode 161 Nouran Gohar
Women's squash has a new world #1, Nouran Gohar, and her journey was not as straightforward as you may think. Yes, she's a two-time world junior champ. Yes, Nouran had immediate success upon turning pro winning the Hong Kong Open shortly after her second world junior title, but getting to the top of the professional mountain meant overcoming a few twists, turns and obstacles along the way. Nouran talks about her journey to #1 in a very enjoyable and insightful chat.
Episode 160 Sean Oh And Squash Korea
Having spent more than 12 unforgettable years immersed in Korea's nascent squash scene and development, I owe University of Toronto Varsity Squash coach Sean Oh a tremendous debt of gratitude for having indulged me on this episode. Korean squash's development since 1988 has been nothing less than impressive, albeit there have been growing pains along the way as one might expect. Sean helps me relive several great memories during my time there, but more importantly he breaks down the impressive growth of the game in this country, what makes Korean squash unique and what their future holds.
Episode 159 James Flynn
University of Pennsylvania and Squash Canada standout James Flynn performed at perhaps his highest level to date in 2019/20 with a win over Victor Crouin in the US collegiate individual event and stretching Sam Todd to 5 games in the Dutch Junior Open quarter final. James is proud of the way last season turned out, but he's under no illusions that he and his Penn teammates will be back on court soon. This fun chat looks at all of the above, his take on the current College Squash Association situation, and also James' vision on life after college squash.
Episode 158 Richard Millman
A level-headed, straight-shooter with plenty of squash in his veins, Richard Millman provides a much needed dose of reality in this episode which delivers plenty of food for thought. Richard and I discuss the difficult road ahead for squash, particularly in terms of the pro game, normalcy at the club level, and the US varsity squash scene which has taken a bit of a hit recently. Richard is also an investor in iMask, and we discuss its merits as the best safety option for preventing the spread of covid whilst on the court. And, on October 10th it's World Squash Day, and Richard gives us a nice thumbnail of how we can get involved.