2019 January

Building the Best: Athlete Development at the Specter Center

[Above: The 2018 US Squash Academy] By Richard Weber The Arlen Specter US Squash Center, scheduled to open in Philadelphia in fall of 2020, will welcome into the squash community players who otherwise would not have access to the sport. The programs run at the Specter Center will serve the four core elements of US […]

Will’s World: The Fine Print

By Will Carlin There is a trope that medical researchers use to explain why it is sometimes impractical or unnecessary to perform a full randomized controlled trial: there’s never been one for parachutes. Such a trial would be silly and unethical because it would involve randomly assigning test subjects either a parachute or a non-working […]

The Top: All-Time Unbroken Streak Ranked in the World Top Ten

Cultivating a Successful Mindset

By Amy Gross, Peak Performance & Mental Coach, www.pillars4performance.com “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” —Maya Angelou Your ability to develop a winning mindset depends largely on whether you can build and sustain a positive attitude. Regardless of whether you’re a glass half-empty or a glass […]

Airtime

By Richard Millman Time is the real commodity. It’s the stocks and shares, the dollars and cents. Time is invisible and almost intangible. It ain’t juicy or blue or high or hard. And yet it is extremely quantifiable if you know how to look at it and use it. Managing time is one of the […]

Transitioning from Singles to Doubles

By Manek Mathur, SDA World No. 1 “Everything is different—you are playing a new sport.” This is the most common answer I give people who ask what the difference is between singles and doubles. Here are a few things that stand out for me when trying to pick up the game. Positioning During a rally, […]

By the Numbers: January 2019

Tools of the Trade

Which squash racquets and shoes were the pros using at this year’s FS Investments U.S. Open? Raneem El Welily — Champion Racket: Harrow Vapor Shoes: Asics Gel Court Control Nour El Sherbini — Finalist Racket: Tecnifibre Carboflex X-Speed 125 NS Shoes: Asics Gel Court Control Camille Serme — Semifinalist Racket: Artengo SR 990 Shoes: Asics […]

The Arlen Specter US Squash Center: Building a Home for the Sport