Drills

Breaking Through: Conditioned Games

Players frequently limit their opponents to those of similar skill. However, conditioned games are a great way to level the playing field between competitors of varying levels of experience. Conditioned games place restrictions on what each player can do on court—a classic example is three-quarter court. Each example provided below applies to players with a […]

Balance Points

Balance Points Which side of your feet do you lean and what thoughts are controlling this behavior? By Richard Millman, Owner – The Squash Doctor Corporation Whenever I write these articles I am concerned as to whether I am being repetitive. But as a good client of mine is always telling me, hearing things over […]

Range of Motion (ROM) The Freedom to Move

By Damon Leedale-Brown, Sports Scientist & Conditioning Specialist Many players have come to the end of their competitive season in the US which typically begins to wind down from mid-March onwards, with the only major championships of note being the Silver and Bronze Junior Nationals taking place in April. In the previous article we discussed […]

Back Court Essentials: Where is the game played and where do you practice?

By Richard Millman, Owner – The Squash Doctor Corporation Approximately 80% of our sport is played at the back of the court, behind the short line. This is where rallies are constructed, where opportunities are seized or lost, where dominance and control are established—and where surprisingly little practice and teaching is done, relative to the […]

Endurance Training for Squash?

Damon Leedale-Brown, Sports Scientist & Conditioning Specialist In the final article of our 3-part series on interval training I thought it would be interesting to see examples of different types of interval sessions performed by current and former World Class Professional players. Let’s start with a slightly humorous take on a traditional style of gym-based […]

U.S. Squash Partners with Squashskills

U.S. SQUASH has announced a new partnership with the online coaching site Squashskills, which will provide reduced price subscriptions to U.S. SQUASH members, allowing them to benefit from a range of interactive coaching and training resources. Squashskills provides extensive online resources to help players develop their game and maximize their performance, including coaching videos, fitness tips, […]

Rally Cycle

By Richard Millman, Owner – The Squash Doctor Corporation Squash is dependent on a continuous organic cycle of behavior which I call ‘The Rally Cycle’. This involves a continuous and seamless flow which passes through three key phases. Whether or not the phases are executed in the correct sequence determines a player’s ability to ‘live […]

Flowing while keeping it tight: Games that force you to improve your movement and your technique

By Richard Millman, Owner-The Squash Doctor Corporation Practice is of course one of the keys to improvement. And what you practice will determine how much you improve. In recent articles I have been trying to emphasize ‘Movement’ over ‘Shots.’ This is not to say that shots aren’t important—they are extremely important. But the essential principal of […]

Movement Games and Drills to make you think ahead

By Richard Millman, Owner-The Squash Doctor Corporation If you have a regular practice partner-or juts a regular game partner-it is easy to fall into the rut of simply playing games every week. Although this might be enjoyable, it doesn’t force you to step outside your comfort zone and ask yourself different questions which may lead […]