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The Squash World Loves iLoveSquash!

As the world’s famous squash event, the British Open, marks its return to the world stage at London’s O2 Arena after a two-year absence, iLoveSquash becomes the latest success in the sport which is bidding to join the Olympic Games programme in 2020.

Launched on Facebook in 2009, the standalone page provides regular news from the world of squash for Facebook fans – not using the presence to drive traffic onto a separate webpage. The daily posts inform the Facebook squash community of tournament news, player features, pictures and videos.

In addition the posts are also fed onto the site which provides additional information for those who want more than the brief Facebook content.

Now with more than 30,000 fans, iLoveSquash leads its social media rivals in the sport by a significant margin.
“The aim for the next year is to create partnerships with players, clubs, tournaments, the governing bodies of the squash nations and the leading associations in the world of squash to support the principal aim – to get Squash into the Olympics,” said co-founder Peter Schmidl.

Alex Gough, CEO of the men’s international player body the Professional Squash Association (PSA), said: “iLoveSquash is a real success story for squash in terms of the game reaching as many squash fans as possible. I am sure they will continue to reach more and more fans and help to grow the sport further.”

Andrew Shelley, CEO of the World Squash Federation (WSF), added: “Squash players are great communicators, and iLoveSquash provides a great platform. It has been growing well since its formation and I am sure that it will get bigger and provide a great service in the years to come.”

Tim Garner, Tour Director of the Women’s Squash Association (WSA), said: “iLoveSquash has really grasped the social media concept and given those who love our sport the perfect vehicle to connect. It’s obvious from the number of fans that it is a success and I am sure that it will grow organically as our game evolves towards Olympic inclusion!!”

Leading players are also taken by the successful initiative: “I think iLoveSquash is a great idea about informing people and the squash community about all the world of squash,” said Frenchman Gregory Gaultier, the world No2. “We know how many people use Facebook and how important it is to talk about our sport and try to attract as many people as possible to be one day part of the Olympic family. I love the idea of the iLoveSquash concept.”

Nick Matthew, the two-time World Champion from England, added: “Social media is very important in the modern world. iLoveSquash is a great way for squash fans of all ages, from everywhere in the world, to interact and share their love for our game online.”

Nicol David, the Malaysian who has topped the women’s world rankings since August 2006, is also a fan: “The main aim for Squash is to be in the Olympics and I would do anything to get squash that spot it deserves in the Games. is our bid campaign and it’s a way for the public to play their part in supporting squash to get into the Olympics. If Squash gets the bid in 2020, then I would continue to work hard and get myself ready to participate in the Games eight years from now. iLoveSquash is going to be a driving force for this too.”

Nico Limmeroth, the site’s creative partner, concluded: “We will implement new ideas to maintain our growth rate to get to 50,000 fans over the next 15 months.”

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Squash shows 2020 Olympic ambition!

As part of squash's campaign to become part of the 2020 Olympic Games, the World Squash Federation (WSF) unveiled the squash2020 bid logo with the slogan “Sport At Its Best”.

Additionally the WSF has launched “” – a website which should keep up to date with the campaign. How important are the Olympics for squash?

“The Squash 2020 bid effort will be strongly supported by social media” said WSF President N Ramachandran. “We will be generating content to squash fans all over the world via Twitter, Facebook and YouTube throughout the duration of the bid process until ‘judgement day’.

Meanwhile, it was also confirmed that later this month Squash will unveil a bid brochure capturing the sport’s key attributes and outline what the sport can bring to the Olympic Movement – with commentary in French and English.

WSF CEO Andrew Shelley said: “Our bid brochure will seek to capture the features of our growing global sport, the sheer athleticism of the players, the especially valuable ability to place glass show courts in locations that show off host cities, our development credentials, growing broadcast reach and our commitment to push the boundaries of innovation.”

New face of the I love squash facebook page!

The I love squash facebook page has changed its face. As the new look of the timeline will come automatically by the end of March, we have decided to start with it immediately to be one step ahead.

The main difference is the big picture at the top. Our 1st picture shows The Egyptian “king of the Mizuki shot” Hisham Ashour surrounded by the I love girls. What are your thoughts about the new look?

March edition of International Squash Magazine online!

The March edition of International Squash Magazine (ISM) is currently being distributed to the subscribers. Apart from several PSA and WSA tournament news the free interactive digital version of ISM also provides personal story of David Palmer.

Saluting The Marine, it’s headlined and editor Dominic Bliss explains why ‘The Marine’ is not hanging up his rackets quite just yet after 18 years on the World Tour, as the Australian finally calls it a day.

All squash fans who prefer the printed version, they may order it online at

Squash could be played everywhere!

The I love squash community broke the 26,000 fan barrier. This might a good reason to play squash today. Don’t worry if there is no partner or no squash club, you can play (almost) everywhere. The funny Frenchman shows how it works …

I love squash community celebrates 25.000 fans!

The I love squash community celebrates more than 25.000 fans. According this anniversary we show you a superb rally between Greg Gaultier and Amr Shabana in the final of World Series Finals 2012 at London’s Queen’s Club. Relax and enjoy …

20.000 fan prize draw goes on!

The 20.000 fan prize draw ( still runs 12 more days and some more prizes have been added: 5 of Nick Matthew’s t-shirts which have been produced by Stellar to celebrate Nick Matthew’s successfully defending of his World Open title are now also available in the prize pool ( …

20,000 fans – thank you!

20,000 fans – thank you!

It’s done. Yesterday the I love squash community broke the 20k fan barrier. Almost 2 year after the squash facebook project has started, 20,000 squash fans did like it. According this anniversary we like to introduce the prize draw (look after “sweepstake” at left sidebar) to you which starts today and ends at the 31st of December 2011. We offer exclusive prices, some of them you cannot buy. Check it out and good luck.

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