2016 February

The Gould Standard: Ben Gould Retires

by Chris McClintick They almost withdrew. It was the title they wanted most and the last to elude them on the SDA tour. As the 2015 Briggs Cup was starting, Damien Mudge was nursing a debilitating pinched nerve in his right foot. He was far from 100%. Ben Gould’s parents, Joe and Joy, traveled from […]

The Ferocity of His Velocity: Gregory Gaultier Finally Wins the World Title

By James Zug When Gregory Gaultier won the 2015 Men’s World Squash Championships, the scene was perhaps as dramatic a moment as we have ever seen at the forty-year-old event. Gaultier was avenging nine years of agony. The finals of the 2006 World Open, held in front of the Pyramids of Giza, was the original, […]

SPA-tlight: Luke Butterworth

Going into this year’s High School Championships not being the defending champions doesn’t mean the spotlight is now off our team. There is always the element of expectation that the team will be there or there about at the end of the season. We are always a strong force at the nationals and this year […]

Understanding the Human Machine

By Richard Millman As I have said before, I believe that our sport is in the very early stages of its development and we, its students, are somewhat akin to the doctors of the middle ages, attempting to fathom mysteries as yet un-proven. Hopefully we don’t just bleed or stick leeches on the ills that […]

Get a Grip!

by Pierre Bastien, squash equipment blogger at squashsource.com Squash grips are a critical piece of squash equipment. Whatever your level of squash, you need to keep a firm hold on your racquet. And beyond that, you want the racquet to feel comfortable and natural in your hands. Picking a grip is a very personal choice. […]

Understanding Carbs: Beware Diet Crazes

By Candace H. Chemtob, MS, RD, LD, CSSD Carbohydrates are often misunderstood. Conflicting information regarding carbohydrates (carbs) is abundant and this doesn’t help. The latest diet craze, the Paleo diet, has only added to the confusion. The Paleo diet promotes a high protein, high fat, low carb diet based on the dubious premise that it […]

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Achilles Injury: Prevention

By Jeremy Mayer, US Squash National Team Sports Physiologist The Achilles tendon represents the conjoined tendons of the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles. It is the strongest tendon in the human body, made up of “strands” of fiber-like proteins called collagen. When the Achilles is compromised, these collagen fibers can become ruptured. This is normally a […]