2018 January

Squash Doubles Practice With Two or Three Players

By Graham Bassett, Victor Elmaleh US Squash Director of Doubles and Professional Squash While nothing beats a full game of four-person doubles, some of the best and most fun practice can be achieved with fewer players. Two Players Perhaps you and your partner are just too good and everybody is scared of you. No problem. […]

The Service Economy

By Richard Millman SquashTV has become a great educational tool for all of us. Sometimes, however, watching the top professionals in the world can be misleading, owing to their exceptional levels of skill and athleticism. It is easy to draw the wrong conclusions about how to improve our own games as we see these players […]

Local Call: Illegal Advice

There are instances in squash when, unbeknownst to even those competing in the match, a rule is broken. Outside coaching of players during a game is not allowed. No advice is permitted, whether it is specific tactical instruction (“hit it deep” “play the drop”) or psychological guidance (“keep your head up” or “be tough”).  Supporters, […]

By the Numbers: January 2018

The Top: Women’s Squash Week 17 Attendance

Hey Ref: January 2018

by Barry Faguy HEY REF I often hear some referees’ explanations that strike me as kind of weird. Is there some advice to help me get it right when it’s my turn to give explanations?  As you’ve realized, many explanations are unfortunately either flat-out wrong, incomplete, irrelevant or nonsensical. Proper explanations should help improve communication, […]

Building Confidence From Within

By Amy Gross Peak Performance & Mental Coach As self-improvement expert Dale Carnegie once wrote, “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” You can’t wait until success happens to build confidence. You’ve got […]

Mr. and Mrs. U.S. Open: Trophy Husband, Trophy Wife

By James Zug It was a storybook ending to a rollicking ten-day celebration of squash excellence: Nour El Tayeb and Ali Farag, a married couple, each triumphed to win the 2017 U.S. Open presented by Macquarie Investment Management. It was almost unique in the annals of sports. The most celebrated example was probably the so-called […]