Eye are one of the most innovative rackets brands on the market, producing edgy, and sometimes divisive products, for players who want something different. Some people buy into the concept of having a racket without a bumper, or a pair of shoes that are bright pink, others don't. That's fine. Everybody has a choice to make and it's great to have the option to choose equipment which strays from normal convention. The aim of Eye was, and still is, to produce the type of equipme
Having returned from Spain this week, I wanted to provide a profile for one of Spain's top up and coming professional players, Nilo Vidal. I caught up with Nilo whilst my son was at Barcelona Global Squash a couple of weeks ago. Having known Nilo for a couple of years, I can tell you that there aren't many players around with as much enthusiasm and joy for the game as him! Having only recently entered the pro ranks, since graduating from the juniors last year, Nilo currently
Tez is one of the most exciting and likable players on the PSA world tour, winning the British National’s title and Bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games last season.
I’ve known Tez since she was about 8 years old, and even used to do a bit of coaching with her on Saturday mornings at St Mellons Country Club in Cardiff, where her Dad was in Charge, prior to moving to North Wales.
Tez is a big advocate of growing the game at grassroots level, support the Wales Junior Squa
This week's profile is on Peter O'Hara. Although not a current pro, Peter is a multiple Scottish National Champ, ex Scotland No 3 and hero firefighter. In fact, Peter actually compiled his profile for me whilst on a break from putting out a level 2 grass fire. #WhatAGuy For those who don't know Peter, he has more sponsors than a formula 1 car, including my own sponsor, Eye Rackets, and is a big promoter of junior squash and trying to make squash accessible and appealing to al
This week I'm incredibly lucky to have chatted to Paul Coll, who took time out of his busy schedule to provide me with some great info. Superman has rocketed up the rankings over the last couple of years, regularly occupying the top 10 in the PSA world rankings. Known for being one of the toughest trainers off court, he's taken speed, strength and athleticism to a whole new level. When he steps on court, you know you're in for a hard night! Check out Paul's squash heroes too.
In the first of a series of interviews with professional players, I am delighted to share the profile of Mike Harris. Mike is a teammate of mine (though considerably better than me) and full time Squash & Racketball Professional at Exeter Golf & Country Club, Devon. I also string Mike's rackets for him! Mike has built a strong reputation as a Coach, helping to rapidly grow the junior, senior and women's game in the South West, whilst still managing several strong PSA performa
On 2nd July, after stringing for a few years, I finally had the opportunity to formalise my experience by sitting practical and written exams with the aim of becoming an ERSA Master Professional Stringer. Following a number of conversations, meetings at tournaments and a course with my stringing mentor, Nick Down, universally accepted as THE man for stringing squash rackets, I am happy to say that I passed - apparently, I’m the first person in the world to have gained the new
Whilst stringing a few rackets over the Bank Holiday weekend, I decided that it may be useful to compile a list of rackets that I've restrung. So, I compiled a list from the last 500 squash restrings that I've done. The below is based purely on my experience. Others may have a different view. I thought it would be useful to gauge where loyalties rest within the squash community that I string for. It was really interesting to note that whilst there have been a few issues with