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CONTENTS ISSN 2042-7611 INTERNATIONAL


SEPTEMBER | 2016 UK £3.00 | € 4.50 | USA $ 5.50


MAGAZINE CONTENTS NICK MATTHEW: UNFINISHED BUSINESS


07 NICK MATTHEW HAS NOT WON A WORLD SERIES EVENT SINCE THE WINDY CITY OPEN IN MARCH 2015. HE WAS INJURED FOR MUCH OF LAST SEASON AND WHILST SOME ANTICIPATE HIS RETIREMENT, ENGLAND’S MOST SUCCESSFUL PLAYER OF ALL-TIME WILL APPROACH THE NEW SEASON LOOKING TO ADD TO HIS TALLY OF 33 PSA WORLD TOUR TITLES AND MAYBE EVEN ANOTHER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP


THE IMPORTANCE OF INDIVIDUALITY


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Front Cover Laura Massaro Women’s World No.2


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ASB: 50 YEARS OF EXCEPTIONAL SUCCESS


17 LEADING COURT SUPPLIER ASB WILL CELEBRATE ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY BY PUBLISHING A GLOSSY ‘COFFEE-TABLE’ BOOK OUTLINING THE PIONEERING AND INNOVATIVE GERMAN COMPANY’S GLORIOUS HISTORY IN PICTURES


SQUASH TRAVEL


19 MEL HATFIELD SHARES WITH INTERNATIONAL SQUASH MAGAZINE HER PASSION FOR THE SPORT AND EXPLAINS HOW SHE HOPES TO CONTINUE TO HELP PLAYERS, COACHES, ASSOCIATIONS AND SUPPORTERS THROUGH HER COMPANY SQUASH TRAVEL


Q&A: LAURA MASSARO


20 ASICS BRAND AMBASSADOR LAURA MASSARO TALKS WITH INTERNATIONAL SQUASH MAGAZINE


HI-TEC AD PRO ELITE SQUASH SHOE 23 HI-TEC IS ONE OF THE UK’S LEADING SUPPLIERS OF INDOOR FOOTWEAR. INTERNATIONAL SQUASH MAGAZINE REVIEWS THE BRAND’S HI-TEC AD PRO ELITE SQUASH SHOE INSPIRED BY 3 TIME WORLD CHAMPION NICK MATTHEW


LAURENS JAN ANJEMA ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT


25 FORMER WORLD NO.9 LAURENS JAN ANJEMA RECENTLY ANNOUNCED HIS RETIREMENT FROM PROFESSIONAL SQUASH, BRINGING TO AN END A GLITTERING CAREER THAT SAW HIM BECOME THE HIGHEST RANKED DUTCHMAN OF ALL TIME


PSA WORLD TOUR CALENDAR 28 2016-2017 PSA WORLD TOUR CALENDAR


WORLD RANKINGS 29 MEN’S & WOMEN’S WORLD RANKINGS AT A GLANCE


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09 UNSQUASHABLE SPONSORED PLAYER AND BRAND AMBASSADOR ASHLEY DAVIES EXPLAINS WHY HE BELIEVES THAT THE WORLD’S MOST SUCCESSFUL PLAYERS REMAIN TRUE TO THEIR OWN CHARACTER AND IDENTITY TO REACH THE VERY TOP OF THEIR CHOSEN SPORT, MAKING THEIR OWN DECISIONS AND BEING ANSWERABLE TO ONLY THEMSELVES


COACHING & INSTRUCTION: TALENT IDENTIFICATION


13 INTERNATIONAL SQUASH MAGAZINE LOOKS AT WHY TALENT SHOULD BE VIEWED ONLY AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO GREATNESS AND CAN BE HEAVILY OVERRATED WHEN RELIED UPON TOO MUCH


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