2015 February

Mantras: The “Crown Jewels” of Self Speak

By Richard Millman Competitive squash is a kaleidoscope of variables—technical, physical, tactical and emotional. The complexities of dealing with these areas are a challenge for all of us who profess to be avid participants in our game. The glue that keeps mind body and soul together in this venture, provided that we have trained, practiced […]

The Mind Game—Managing Competition II

By Damon Leedale-Brown, Sports Scientist & Conditioning Specialist In the previous article we discussed mental preparation in the build up to a match including using the warm up effectively to achieve a goal-orientated/play to win mindset at the start of every match. Let’s now consider areas we can focus on, and mental strategies we can […]

Ashour Ascends to Greatness

By Richard Eaton Take a man who isn’t sure he will ever be fit enough to play top squash again, and fly him to Delaware for plasma rich platelet injections for a last ditch remedy for his chronically troublesome hamstrings. Then have him convalesce in New York and keep him away from the pro circuit […]

2014 U.S. Junior Open

By Nell Schwed The U.S. Junior Open, hosted at Yale University in New Haven, CT, has grown into the largest individual junior tournament in the world. With nearly one-thousand entrants, representing thirty-five countries—the United States led the way in number of entrants; Canada and Egypt were a close second and third—across four venues, totaling forty-two […]

Will’s World 2014 The Year of Champions

2014: The Year of Champions By Will Carlin The end of the year in squash featured two of the most stunning matches in history at the men’s and women’s world championships. The two players who emerged triumphant are two of the most celebrated players in squash today. The year was filled with notable results from […]

Book Review: Two Squash Manuals by James Zug

Two Squash Manuals By James Zug The G Spot: A Book about Squash Tony Griffin CreateSpace, 2014 Tony Griffin is a stalwart. He grew up in New Zealand and started playing squash in the early 1970s. At the time, there was just one full-time coach in the country and, as he writes in The G […]

Hot Squash Shoes

HOT SQUASH SHOES! By Pierre Bastien, Squash Equipment Blogger at squashsource.com Looking for a fresh pair of shoes for the court? Here are some of the latest models from a few best-selling lines of squash shoes. Asics Gel Rocket 7 At $50-60, the price is right for the Gel Rocket range from Asics, now on […]

David Extends Record in Greatest World Final Yet

By Richard Eaton One little incident during Nicol David’s unforgettable recapture of the world title in Cairo was so prematurely revealing that it may pass into sporting folklore. The most successful player in the history of the game was trailing by two games to one against the gifted home hope Raneem El Welily, amidst a […]

SDA Bantams: The Group of Trinity Alumni Shaping the Professional Doubles Tour

By Chris McClintick Nearly a score of graduating classes played some part in the longest winning streak in college sports history—Trinity men’s squash: 252 consecutive victories, including thirteen national titles, from 1998 to 2012. While the world’s top juniors turned professional in their late teens, generations of the world’s best young U.S. and international recruits […]