2018 July

Outside the Glass: Reyna Pacheco

Outside The Glass, the world’s oldest squash podcast, is a radio show with a new episode dropping at the beginning of each month. Reyna Pacheco, the first urban squash player to turn professional, is ranked world No.87. A graduate of Columbia, she is based in Amsterdam. In episode twenty-three, Pacheco spoke about her childhood in […]

A Look Back: July 2018

Twenty Years Ago in Squash Magazine         May 1998 Angus Kirkland, pictured by Jay D. Prince, made the cover for capturing the 6.5 division at 1998 U.S. Skill Level Championships in Atlanta. Until July 2000 Kirkland, an Englishman, was the head pro at the Harvard Club of Boston, where he helped host two U.S. Opens. He […]

The Top: Commonwealth Games All-Time Medal Winners

By The Numbers: July 2018

How to Get Your Children Playing Squash

By Pierre Bastien Squash is a great game for kids. It’s self-contained. You can play it in any weather. It doesn’t require a whole team of people to play. If you can get a court, you can just show up and mess around. It’s a good way to burn off some steam for an hour. […]

Navigation

By Richard Millman From our very earliest days, we learn how to navigate our way around the world. As we grow up we are almost unconscious of this extraordinary ability as we make our way around obstacles, through doorways, over hurdles and past our fellow humans who are also navigating their way. All of this […]

Curb Your Appetite

By Candace Chemtob Hunger is complicated. A Harvard endocrinologist explained it: “The fundamental role of hunger is to drive us to seek and consume food.” In the days when food was scarce, hunger was important to survival. But today, tempting foods are abundant and hunger can erode our willpower to eat healthily despite the best […]

Hey Ref: July 2018

by Barry Faguy HEY REF Once in a while when it’s my turn to referee, I wind up with bad behavior from the players and I get flustered and unsure of what to do. Poor behavior is part of many sports. Squash is no exception, particularly because the players are typically in close proximity, vying […]

Easing up on Expectations

By Amy Gross, Peak Performance & Mental Coach Setting expectations places unnecessary demands on an athlete’s performance. Going into a match thinking, “I should win” or “I’ll probably lose” or “I’m not going to play well” can be damaging to an individual’s mindset. First, you don’t actually know how you’re going to do in a […]