2016 December

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Top Ten Reasons Why This Was the Greatest United States Open Ever

  by James Zug I Wow Times Infinity It was packed. At the 2016 Delaware Investments United States Open, there were no gimmicks, no free pizza for Drexel students, no bouncy castle radar zones. It was the sporting spectacle itself. Fans came in droves. The early rounds used to be a bit sparse, a ghostly […]

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Conqueror of the World

By James Zug 555: The Untold Story Behind Squash’s Invincible Champion and Sport’s Greatest Unbeaten Run by Rod Gilmour and Alan Thatcher Worthing, England: Pitch Publishing, 2016 It is hard to recall now, a quarter of a century later, just what a big deal Jahangir Khan was. He was consistently dominant like no other player […]

Will’s World: Take Note

By Will Carlin My high school squash notebook looks like a rainbow. For some unremembered reason, I was rigorous about keeping my notes in a different color each day. Not just any color: they had to proceed systematically according to the color of the rainbow. Red one day, orange the next. Yellow followed by green […]

Hope Prockop, current U.S. and British Open
champion in both the women’s 40+ and 45+,
lost in a heartbreaker in the semis of the 45+
draw at the World Masters, 13-11 in the fifth.

Masters of Fate: A Personal Report on the 2016 World Masters

By Alan Stapleton I am an average squash player, an ever-learning coach and a try-my-best administrator. Squash pulses passionately through my veins. When I heard the news that South Africa was hosting the 2016 World Masters, my bucket list became a little longer. An offer was made to print an extra thousand copies of my […]

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FeedForward: Mental Skills Before, During and After a Match

By Amy Gross, Peak Performance & Mental Coach The single most important thing athletes can do to enhance their performance is improve their mental game, so why do we spend the majority of our time on physical training? As Novak Djokovic said, “if we all trained our minds as much as we are training our […]

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Tools of the Trade

By Pierre Bastien What racquets and shoes were the pros using at the 2016 Delaware Investments U.S. Open? Camille Serme—Champion Racquet: Prince Pro Rebel 950 (custom color) Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 4 Nour El Sherbini—Finalist Racquet: Tecnifibre Carboflex 125 S Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 5 Raneem El Welily—Semifinalist Racquet: Harrow Vapor Shoes: Asics Gel Court […]

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Overuse Syndrome

By Joseph Zarett [Editors Note: We were talking with a number of players at the 2016 Delaware Investments U.S. Open who told us stories about their positive experiences working with Zarett Rehab & Fitness. With the permission of two players, we asked founder Joseph Zarett to explain what specifically they had been working on.] Professional […]

Ready, Set, Go

By Candace Chemtob Whether you are a junior, college, professional player or a weekend warrior, preparation is essential to your success on the squash court. You have spent countless hours training and conditioning. Don’t drop the ball right before an important match. Those precious hours and minutes before you step on the court can impact […]

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Righty Tighty

By Richard Millman A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of being present at the final of the Delaware Investments U.S. Open in Philadelphia. Apart from the packed arena, one of the best women’s finals of the year and the chance to see many great friends from all over the squash world, one […]