#7 Extended: Author, Journalist, Master of Ceremonies & Coach…Alan Thatcher knows all levels of the Sport & shares it all!

In this episode, we connect with Alan Thatcher, who has been helping to grow the Sport of Squash at all levels from the Professional Tour down to the grassroots.  Several years ago he launched www.squashmad.com which is a
fantastic sources for news, articles, activities on how to the grow the sport but most recently he released a book he co-authored with Rod Gilmour called “Jahangir Khan 555: The Untold Story Behind Squash’s Invincible Champion and Sport’s Greatest Unbeaten Run.”

In our conversation, we cover a range of topics from a behind the scenes look at writing his most recent book as well as his role with the Canary Wharf Professional Squash Tournament.  But also get into the weeds about his grass roots efforts of growing the sport and some key factors that could truly help sharing the sport we all love.  We both thoroughly enjoyed this conversation and hope you do too!

Alan Thatcher
555: The untold story of Jahangir Khan The inside story of an amazing unbeaten run in squash:
Published by Pitch and available on Amazon and Kindle.

2017 SELECT GAMING KENT OPEN:
PSA World Tour $10k event at The Mote Squash Club, Maidstone, Kent from June 11-18.

Editor and Publisher:
www.squashmad.com

CANARY WHARF SQUASH CLASSIC: March 5-9, 2018
www.canarywharfsquash.com

Chairman, The Mote Squash Club

Based on the current feedback, more of our listeners are leaning towards the extended version which is why we’ve only released one version of this episode.  If you have a different opinion, please let us know via email squashradio@gmail.com.  As always, thanks for listening!

 

#6 On the Road: Richard Millman shares the history, developments and the bright future of the Piedmont Driving Club in Atlanta by going behind the scene during the Piedmont Driving Club (PDC) Invitational Tournament.

Squash Radio is thrilled to be teaming up with Richard Millman to bring our audience stories from “On the Road.”   With this new opportunity, we are exploring new ways to bring these stories to life by trying to weave the story through multiple perspectives.  We hope you enjoy our first segment!

‘from little acorns……’ The Piedmont Driving Club is an exalted institution of the old South. It occupies a stately position in mid-town Atlanta with its second, Golf club location in the South of Atlanta.

For many years only members were ever allowed to grace its hallowed halls until one of its number, on falling in love with Squash during his undergraduate days at Penn, persuaded the club and its members to reach out. This initiative from Eben Hardy and the PDC’s board’s willingness to embrace it, flowered into what has become competitive Squash in the South.

Squash Radio reports from this year’s PDC invitational and opens a window to this wonderful and continuing story……..