By Alex Wan At the end of last year’s SEA Games in Manila, a report card published by a major newspaper drew a lot of flak from both sports fans and athletes, including our very own in Singapore squash. Perhaps it was the manner it portrayed several sports that upset certain parties. Whether or not it was fair to do so, inevitably, in the sporting world, an athlete’s performance will always be measured against expectations.
June 18, 2020
As announced by the Multi-Ministry Taskforce, Phase Two will commence on 19 June 2020. Squash facilities will commence operations with certain mandatory safety measures. The manual below, provides the safety management measures specifically for squash, to assist and offer guidance to all facility operators, administrators and coaches, in line with the Government’s general advisory for Sport and physical exercise and activity. If necessary, the guidelines will be reviewed from time to time, dependent on the
May 19, 2020
By Alex Wan Having been on the receiving end of injuries, it is no surprise why Low Wee Wern is particularly emphasising on physiotherapy facilities, as she shared about having them in the Kallang replacement centre in our first part of the LWW series. Hers was a painful story as she had to leave the tour at the peak of her career, then ranked fifth in the world, to undergo not one, but three major
May 13, 2020
By Alex Wan One of the more familiar faces of world squash that has graced our shores regularly in recent years is Low Wee Wern. The 29-year old Malaysian has been seen on and off in Singapore running clinics, supporting events and of course, playing in tournaments. At her last competitive event here at the 2018 Singapore Open, she waltzed through to the title without dropping a single game. Just before the circuit breaker was
A whopping $18,000 was raised at the Friends of Squash fundraiser event organised by Ultimate Squasher. Held over a Saturday afternoon, the event saw squash aficionados throng the Kallang Squash Centre to contribute their donations in return for a game with their favourite national player. Just to put things into perspective, World Champion Tarek Momen and World Number 6 Diego Elias both walked home with USD 12,000 (approx. SGD 17,000) each when they won the