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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, […]

Clean Eating

by Candace Chemtob, MS, RD, LD, CSSD Being committed to healthy eating is a good thing. Combined with exercise it is the foundation of a lifestyle that promotes well-being and reduces the risk of developing chronic diseases, such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes. While the reasons to eat healthily are many, figuring out how […]

Best-Selling Squash Racquets

By Pierre Bastien. squashsource.com Here’s a peek at some of the best-selling squash racquets of last season, based on sales referred from my squash equipment website to the largest online retailer. Of course this is an extremely narrow slice of the squash equipment market, but it gives us an idea of what’s popular. Dunlop Junior […]

Begin by Asking Why

by Richard Millman I started coaching in 1977 at the Hunter Squash Club in Norwich, the capital city of the county of Norfolk in England. I had attended Gresham’s School, a boarding school in Norfolk, and, while I had gained entry through an academic scholarship, truth be told, I had somewhat lost my way on […]

Hey Ref: October 2018

by Barry Faguy HEY REF I referee a fair amount and I’ve noticed over the last couple of years that there seems to be a lot more no lets given for access interference situations, way more than in the past and sometimes it seems painfully unfair. Is there some kind of new directive out there […]

Power of Positivity: The Advantages of Positive Self-Talk

By Bailey Bondy, toughminds.net “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t—you’re right.” —Henry Ford Positive thinking is one of the many important tools to have in your toolbox, and one that can always be sharpened. There are many ways in which one can become more positive, but one of the most effective […]

Back to the Basics Efficient and Effective Warm-Up Strategies

By AJ Lamb, MS, CSCS, PES Supervisor / Senior Exercise Physiologist of Zarett Rehab and Fitness, Joseph Zarett, Physical Therapist, Founder of Zarett Rehab & Fitness Every elite-level athlete understands the importance of preparing the body for the anticipated demands of sport. A planned warm-up is a key component to improving performance and keeping your […]