2017 March

Will’s World: White Elephant

by Will Carlin In 624 BC, Nepal was called Lumbini. The king of one of Lumbini’s tribes was a warrior named Suddhodana. Known as the “King of Law,” Suddhodana reigned according to the rule of the land, and he was widely honored and respected for his fairness and judgment—both by his tribe, the Sakyas, and […]

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By the Numbers

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The Top: PSA Birthdays

Squash Boast: U.S. Junior Open Champions and Finalists

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How to Improve: Performance Versus Outcome

by Richard Millman Whether you are a parent, a coach or a player, chances are you are focused on improvement. If this is the case, I have some simple advice for you. But beware—simple never means easy. If you play competitive squash, you probably have been asked: “How did you play?” If you want to […]

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Hey Ref: Underwater Basket Weaving

by Barry Faguy HEY REF I was told that when I’m officiating, I shouldn’t ask questions of the players. Is that right? Nope; in fact, it’s quite the opposite. The rules make specific reference to the referee needing to clarify certain things, such as not knowing why a player was requesting a let, or (with […]

Coming off her win at the U.S. Open in October, Camille Serme started her New Year by capturing the 2017 Tournament of Champions.

New Year’s Resolutions

by Candace Chemtob “If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes.” —Andrew Carnegie It’s been a month since New Year’s Day, but let’s pause to remember that the new year brings the promise of good things to come. With new year’s resolutions still […]

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Facing a Fear of Failure

By Amy Gross, Peak Performance & Mental Coach Babe Ruth said, “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” Successful people experience failure, but what sets them apart is their courage to face a fear of failure rather than let it control them. They embrace failure. They dance with failure. […]

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Breaking Through the Levels: Hardball Doubles

by Preston Quick In this month’s issue, former World Champion Preston Quick describes the unique lingo and skills it takes to excel at every level of squash doubles. C Players at the C level will benefit greatly from a focus on the fundamentals; cross courts should hit the side wall more often, use the height […]