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Mental Health Awareness Week 2024 

Mental Health Awareness Week 2024 will take place from 13 to 19 May, on the theme of “Movement: Moving more for our mental health”. Squash has many reported benefits for mental health including: boosting your

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Stress Awareness Month 2024

Stress Awareness Month raises awareness of the causes and cures for our modern-day stress epidemic. It is the time when we have an opportunity for an open conversation on the impact of stress. The month

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Squash For Development News: February 2024

https://youtu.be/IpzF4t_Dq1M?si=srsdS3t6CnNSMISD Welcome to the first edition of our Squash for Development newsletter. Organisations around the world that are using squash, academic tutoring, nutrition support and much more to help underserved populations around the world. As

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Orfi into final of TWG Athlete of the Year

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k66wAZfEzro&list=PLxmhcE3iz1lAtcP4yD6eE-1N9iV_Thn48&index=24&t=1s&pp=iAQB Teen squash sensation Amina Orfi has reached the final of The World Games Athlete of the Year after finishing inside the top 10 of the first round of public voting. Orfi, 16, is regarded as one of

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More Than Just A Ranking: James Willstrop

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZiG625BI6Q More Than Just A Ranking is a series where we get a personal insight into squash players about more than just who they are on court.   In the episode, we spoke with Squash Legend

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PSA Foundation Year In Review 2023

During 2023 the PSA Foundation has been working hard to make a positive impact in different communities around the world where squash has an influence. Let’s take a look back at what we have achieved

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More Than Just A Ranking: Joel Makin

https://youtu.be/er4tO1nZoGk More Than Just A Ranking is a series where we get a personal insight into squash players about more than just who they are on court.      We speak with Welsh number one and World

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30 Days to go until #WomensSquashWeek!

https://psafoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/30-Days-to-go-WSW.mp4 World Number One Nouran Gohar gives us a countdown! Women’s Squash Week (18-24th September) is an international campaign that aims to celebrate and raise the profile of female squash.   PSA Foundation are proud to

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Squash For Development: Squash Urbano Host Pan American Games Event

https://psafoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/PAN-AM-REDUCED.mp4 During the XXIV Pan American Squash Qualification Event: the PSA Foundation visited one of the Squash For Development Organisations we partner with, Squash Urbano.  Squash Urbano provides life-changing opportunities to children from low-income families  in

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PSA Foundation Attend Inspirational Pan American Games Event

https://psafoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/PAN-AM-REDUCED.mp4 The PSA Foundation recently attended the XXIV Pan American Championships Qualifying Event, which brought together 18 squash federations from across the Americas  Taking place in Cartagena, Colombia: it consisted of Men’s and Women’s Singles,

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Check Your Balls This Mens Health Week!

https://psafoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/Mens-Health-Week-VF.mp4 This week is Men’s Health Week, and is a time to bring awareness to health issues that affect men disproportionately and focuses on getting men to become aware of problems they may have or

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2023

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, which this year focuses on the theme of anxiety. The week aims to increase people’s awareness and understanding of anxiety by providing information on the things that can

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More Than Just A Ranking: Amina Orfi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k66wAZfEzro More Than Just A Ranking is a series where we get a personal insight into squash players about more than just who they are on court.  In the episode, we spoke with rising star

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International Day of Sport for Development and Peace 2023

https://psafoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/white-card-16-9-VF-Made-with-Clipchamp.mp4 Squash for Development Organisations (SDP’s) are using squash as a vehicle for social change through academic tutoring, nutrition support and much more to help underserved populations around the world.    As the charitable arm of

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Stress Awareness Month 2023

April is Stress Awareness Month which aims to raise awareness of the causes and cures for our modern-day stress epidemic. It is the time when we have an opportunity for an open conversation on the

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Support us in uniting squash communities across the world!

https://psafoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/memb-video-for-web.mp4   The PSA Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Professional Squash Association (PSA) and PSA World Tour. Our purpose is to positively impact communities where professional squash has an influence. We leverage the

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Our Year in Review 2022

This year has been fantastic for the PSA Foundation, with the full return of the tour and courts reopening around the globe, as a Foundation we played a key role by developing new partnerships to

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Steel Court Highlights Accessibility of Outdoor Squash

https://psafoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Steel-City-Web.mp4 Photo/Video Credit: Alfredo Ramirez, Restrung Magazine  “Outdoor squash is a revelation, it gets the game out of private clubs and into the public eye and above all it provides a great environment to play

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50 Days to go until #WorldSquashDay!

Days Hours Minutes Seconds World Squash Day organisers have announced an exciting partnership with interactiveSQUASH as today marks 50 Days To Go until World Squash Day 2022. The 21st birthday edition of World Squash Day

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Follow PSA Foundation on TikTok!

PSA Foundation have recently joined video sharing platform TikTok! We will be using this platform to share the wide range of work the Foundation supports- from programmes across the world who benefit from our initiatives,

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All of New Street talking about squash

Over 2,000 people got the once-in-a-lifetime experience of playing squash on a stunning glass court at Birmingham New Street station from 4th – 11th April. The eye-catching, modern glass court was installed at the busy

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Squash Coaching Webinar Week

Take part in the upcoming week-long series of coaching webinars, featuring some of the top coaches from around the world. All sessions take place over Zoom & the webinar series has chosen to direct 100%

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Women’s Squash Week Begins

Today marks the first day of Women’s Squash Week, an annual international campaign held 19-26 September to celebrate, raise the profile of, and increase participation levels in women’s squash.

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11 GREAT SQUASH BOOKS FOR NATIONAL BOOK DAY

It’s National Read A Book Day in the U.S. and to commemorate the occasion here’s a bagel of books about squash we can recommend! 1-0 The Book of Jonah, Jonah BarringtonJonah Barrington, a six-time British Open winner,

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LGBT+ Squash Thriving Across The Globe

Yearly international squash events around Europe, the Gay Games every four years, an international community of clubs socialising and competing together. Did you know about the LGBT+ community established within squash? In celebration of Pride

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Five Years of the PSA Foundation

Today, on June 16th 2021, marks five years to the day that the PSA Foundation officially registered as a charity in England and Wales. Together with individuals and communities all over the world, we have

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Who are the PSA Foundation?

A registered charity as of 2016, the PSA Foundation is the charitable arm of the Professional Squash Association, which is the global governing body responsible for the administration of both men’s and women’s professional squash

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The 12 DJ’s for Squash 2021

Love to be, a global House music brand & record label based in the UK are hosting a 12 hour session of squash based DJ’s as part of their virtual world tour with 100% of

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2020 Year in Review!

Sport has been hit hard at all levels due to the global pandemic and there has been no exception for squash with clubs around the world having to close or operate at limited capacity for

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How the PSA’s ‘World Series’ was born

Article written by Cyril Penn; Graduate Assistant Archivist, University of Massachusetts, Amherst The game of squash is growing significantly in the modern era, with more and more players and viewers supporting the sport every year.

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Weekly Spotlight: Who are Khelshala?

Based in India, Khelshala is committed to enhance the future of underprivileged children by building life skills through sports and academics. By introducing a lifetime sport like squash or tennis, Khelshala attracts children to the

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Weekly Spotlight: Who are Squashinhos?

Squashinhos is a squash and educational development project which helps underserved children from the communities of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. In Rio, more than 1.2 million people live in the favelas on less than £1

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WEEKLY SPOTLIGHT: WHO ARE ZEST?

The Zimbabwe Education Squash Trust (ZEST) was established in Harare, Zimbabwe, with the aim of developing the talents of underprivileged children from vulnerable areas through squash and academic support. The programme mentors young boys and

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Matthew Joins US. PSA Foundation Board

The PSA Foundation – the charitable arm of the Professional Squash Association – is delighted to announce that England’s former World No.1 Nick Matthew has joined the US PSA Foundation board. The three-time World Champion

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Weekly Spotlight: Who are Squash Dreamers?

Squash Dreamers, based in Jordan, is dedicated to training Syrian refugees and underprivileged Jordanian girls in Amman to become competitive squash players. They also provide English language education with the hopes of enrolling them in

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Weekly Spotlight: Who Are Rackets Cubed?

Rackets Cubed is a rapidly growing charity, currently based in six cities in the UK that run integrated squash, tennis, education (STEM / Maths) and nutrition programmes for local inner-city children from high IDACI (Income deprivation

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Weekly Spotlight: Who are Squash Bond?

Through intensive training in the sport of squash, educational programmes, and ongoing mentorship, SquashBond in Israel develops Arab and Jewish children into young adults who have self-confidence, perseverance, and respect for peers of different religious

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Weekly Spotlight: Who are Squash Urbano?

Located in Cartagena, Colombia, Squash Urbano provides a year-round programme which looks to provide life-changing opportunities to youth from low-income families through education, mentoring and the sport of squash. Founded in 2014, their programmes combine

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2019 PSA Foundation Year in Review

2019 has been a significant year of growth for the PSA Foundation. We’ve seen our initiatives and programmes become increasingly well established and recognised in the squash world. For those relatively new to the PSA

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The PSA Foundation on eBay

The PSA Foundation is on the eBay for Charities platform, where 100% of all purchases go towards our charitable objectives. We’ll be using this space to list select items of discounted PSA Tour merchandise, one

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Women’s Squash Week a Global Success!

It was fantastic to see clubs from all over engaging with Women’s Squash Week, hosting introductory sessions for new women and girls to get hooked on squash and activities to celebrate the unity and togetherness

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PSA Foundation – What We Did in 2018/19

The 2018/19 season has been fantastic in establishing the PSA Foundation’s role on the World Tour. We’ve had some great successes, developed great partnerships and had a great impact in serving the wider squash communities.

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DPD's kids' day

Youngsters Enjoy DPD Open Squash Taster

PSA World Tour events are great aspirational setting for juniors with hopes of becoming a professional player, or just looking to be a lifelong recreational player.   On this occasion, ‘That’s My Game Squash’ (TMG)

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