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Ask Chet: October 2017

Hi Squash Fans, Chet Blitzer here—Eighties icon, fourteen-time world champion and official US Squash spokesperson. Those of you who know me—and if you don’t, welcome back after a forty-year sojourn in your cold war bomb shelter—understand that the only thing I love more than the USA and bald eagles is great sportsmanship on court. When […]

Zarett Rehab & Fitness: Workout of Champions

By AJ Lamb, MS, CSCS, PES, Senior Exercise Physiologist & Joseph Zarett, Physical Therapist, Founder of Zarett Rehab & Fitnes In the late fall of 2016, two of the world’s most elite squash players, Mohamed and Marwan ElShorbagy, came to our clinic seeking guidance. Both athletes had become familiar with Zarett Rehab & Fitness the […]

My Grandmother’s Teacups

By Richard Millman For many years now, I have subscribed to the notion that hitting a squash ball with a squash racquet is only rarely a good idea. The contact between your racquet and the ball should be a thing of delicate, intimate and extraordinarily sensitive detail. To achieve this, several areas need to be […]

Hey Ref: October 2017

HEY REF Other than the marker making calls like “out” and “down,” is it permissible for the referee to stop play? It’s allowed, but it’s rare and usually for safety reasons. An intervention would typically happen with interference, where—without a request for let having been made—the referee suddenly interrupts play to award a let or […]

Beating Burnout

By Amy Gross, Peak Performance & Mental Coach We live in a world that requires long hours of work without much time to unwind. Overscheduling, overtraining, overstimulation and chronic stress are commonplace. Finding opportunities for recovery can be difficult. Luckily, there are ways to stay healthy and fresh throughout the season: Notice warning signs The […]

Solo Squash Doubles Practice

By Graham Bassett, US Squash Victor Elmaleh Director of Doubles Squash provides the unique experience of being able to achieve meaning practice on court by yourself. Can you imagine trying to practice water polo by yourself? You’d hop in the pool, tread water for a while and throw the ball to the other end of […]

Boost Your Brain Power With Squash

By Candace Chemtob Everyone knows that regular exercise is good for the body and your overall health. Being physically active can reduce the odds of stroke, diabetes, cancer and heart disease, giving us more than enough reasons to push ourselves on the court. But did you know that physical activity can also improve your brain […]

Squash Racquet Nitty-Gritty

by Pierre Bastien When you’re just getting started in squash, picking a racquet is often as simple as finding one in your price range and going with it. But as your game improves, you’ll probably start to consider what you like or don’t like about your current racquet. When you invest in your next racquet, […]

Most Popular Squash Shoes of 2016

by Pierre Bastien Most Popular Squash Shoes of 2016 In the previous issue of Squash Magazine, we looked at the most popular squash rackets of last year. Now let’s round things out by looking at the most popular squash shoes of 2016. Just because a shoe is popular doesn’t mean it will be right for […]