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FeedForward: Mental Skills Before, During and After a Match

By Amy Gross, Peak Performance & Mental Coach The single most important thing athletes can do to enhance their performance is improve their mental game, so why do we spend the majority of our time on physical training? As Novak Djokovic said, “if we all trained our minds as much as we are training our […]

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Overuse Syndrome

By Joseph Zarett [Editors Note: We were talking with a number of players at the 2016 Delaware Investments U.S. Open who told us stories about their positive experiences working with Zarett Rehab & Fitness. With the permission of two players, we asked founder Joseph Zarett to explain what specifically they had been working on.] Professional […]

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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 […]

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Single Leg Strength Training for Squash – Part III

by Damon Leedale-Brown, Sports Scientist & Conditioning Specialist In the previous article we looked at two exercises that provide a great starting point for single leg strength training – the split squat, and the one leg bench or ‘Bulgarian’ split squat. They are both considered ‘in place’ exercises in that once the feet are set […]

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It’s Not a Stretch

by Jeremy Mayer, US Squash National Team Sports Physiologist Stretching is a term that most people associate with gym class or playing sports as a kid. As a group you would hold, count to ten and then move on to the next tortuously boring and sometimes downright painful position. The butterfly, reaching for the toes […]

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Achilles Injury: Prevention

By Jeremy Mayer, US Squash National Team Sports Physiologist The Achilles tendon represents the conjoined tendons of the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles. It is the strongest tendon in the human body, made up of “strands” of fiber-like proteins called collagen. When the Achilles is compromised, these collagen fibers can become ruptured. This is normally a […]

When lobbing, the keys are to stay low, open the face of your racquet and get under the ball to lift it high up on the front wall. The goal is to make the ball land deep in the back corner with a trajectory that keeps it tight to the back wall and makes it difficult for your opponent to volley.

The Lob Game

By Gareth Webber, Director of Squash, Squash Club Los Gatos Level IV Elite Coach, U.S. Squash National Team Coach A great way to respond to “shot makers” and power players is by using the height on the front wall by playing a lob. This is an essential skill to have as it provides you the […]

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Different Strokes For Different Folks!

By Peter Nicol Having just played in two Legends of Squash events with the best players of a generation, I was struck by how different each player was. Their personalities were so varied and, therefore, the way they played squash was too. This makes a mockery of ever thinking there is one style or technique of how to play the game […]

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Movement and Shot Mechanics: Full Court Press!

By Richard Millman Continuing with the subject of movement on court, let’s turn our attention to the “Full Court Press.” This term, often used in basketball but used in practice in many sports, refers to the pressure applied by denying time to the opponent. In soccer this practice is also used to great affect against […]