2012 December

Publishers Note Psycho Parents

By Jay D. Prince For the past 16 years, I’ve spent a lot of time writing and talking about a subject that makes me roll my eyes and cringe every time it comes up. This morning, however, I took a phone call from someone who was calling to cancel their membership in U.S. SQUASH. After […]

From US Squash A Vision of the Future

Last year, I teamed up with our Board Chair Peter Lasusa to play game of Sunday doubles. All four of us on court were very experienced players, with decades of squash and doubles experience among us. During the third game of a competitive match I went to the back left corner Peter and took a normal […]

WSF Hails Hong Kong ‘Inspection’ Success

The World Squash Federation (WSF) hailed the final of the Cathay Pacific Sun Hung Kai Financial Hong Kong Open as a major success—which not only produced two sparkling finals featuring the world’s number one players, but also hosted representatives of the International Olympic Committee who were ‘inspecting’ the event with a view to assessing the sport’s credentials […]

U.S. Squash Partners with Squashskills

U.S. SQUASH has announced a new partnership with the online coaching site Squashskills, which will provide reduced price subscriptions to U.S. SQUASH members, allowing them to benefit from a range of interactive coaching and training resources. Squashskills provides extensive online resources to help players develop their game and maximize their performance, including coaching videos, fitness tips, […]

SPA-tlight: Brian O’Hora

Brian O’Hora, Head Squash Professional, Results Gym, Washington, DC Where did you grow up? I grew up in Sutton on the outskirts of Dublin, and as a family we moved around quite a bit. How old were you when you first picked up a squash racquet? I believe I was nine. There was a girl […]

Celebrating Dartmouth Squash

This September in Hanover, New Hampshire, Dartmouth celebrated the 75th anniversary of the founding of its men’s squash team and the 40th anniversary of the founding of the women’s team. More than a hundred Big Green former players, parents, and coaches came to Hanover for the gala, the first of its kind for Dartmouth squash. Most of […]

Squash Leads on ‘Innovation’ in Bid Presentation

On December 19, the World Squash Federation (WSF) presented its case for Squash to be included in the 2020 Olympic Games to the International Olympic Committee’s Programme Commission. The WSF delegation was led by its President N Ramachandran, and featured men’s World No. 1 James Willstrop, WSF Chief Executive Andrew Shelley, and junior player Reyna […]

Rally Cycle

By Richard Millman, Owner – The Squash Doctor Corporation Squash is dependent on a continuous organic cycle of behavior which I call ‘The Rally Cycle’. This involves a continuous and seamless flow which passes through three key phases. Whether or not the phases are executed in the correct sequence determines a player’s ability to ‘live […]

Endurance Training for Squash? Intervals Part 3

By Damon Leedale-Brown, Sports Scientist & Conditioning Specialist In the final article of our 3-part series on interval training I thought it would be interesting to see examples of different types of interval sessions performed by current and former World Class Professional players. Let’s start with a slightly humorous take on a traditional style of gym-based interval […]