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by Sheldon Anderson, US Squash Pro Tour 2 Official US Squash is unique in that we require our professional officials to participate as referees at our national and junior events. This helps implement changes we make at the professional level amongst the broader membership. Over the past year, for example, we have highlighted the importance […]

Navigating the Mental Game in Squash: Between Game Strategies

Nyree Dardarian, Director, Center for Nutrition & Performance Eric Zillmer, Athletics Director and Professor Drexel University Fitness is the price of admission to competitive squash. But from a nutritional and neuroscience point of view, squash is also very much a cognitive chess match of geometry and wit. Squash is different from other sports: there are […]

Reverse It

The reverse corner is the foundational shot in hardball doubles. More points are ended with the reverse than any other short shot. Since it is a rarity in softball singles, many young players have trouble hitting it consistently. We asked a half dozen doubles legends to tell us how they approached hitting the reverse. Jamie […]

What to Pack for a Squash Tournament

By Pierre Bastien Last summer, I traveled down to Charlottesville to play in the 2018 World Masters, which were being held for the first time in the United States. The University of Virginia hosted 600 players from around the world at the McArthur Squash Center and Boar’s Head Inn. I had a major packing challenge […]

Defense

By Richard Millman We are still very early in the exploration of squash as a sport. We have only been playing since the 1850s. When you compare a century and a half to the long history of mathematics, astronomy, law, medicine or physics, you can see that we are still fumbling around trying to identify […]

The Value of Mental Skills Training and Assessment

By Amy Gross, Peak Performance & Mental Coach, www.pillars4performance.com “In the sports arena I would say there is nothing like training and preparation. You have to train your mind as much as your body.” —Venus Williams One of the main reasons why I started Pillars4Performance was to educate people on the benefits of training their […]

Rotator Cuff Remedies

By AJ Lamb, MS, CSCS, PES Supervisor and Senior Exercise Physiologist of Zarett Rehab & Fitness Joe Zarett, Physical Therapist and founder of Zarett Rehab & Fitness What are the chances you have had shoulder pain during exercise in the past? A 2006 study from the British Medical Journal of Clinical Evidence reported that over […]

Eating Well to Feel Well

By Candace Chemtob, MS, RD, LD, CSSD Food and mood are more closely related than you may think. Besides being one letter apart, what and when you eat can influence your mood. If you have ever found yourself seeking out comfort foods after a bad day at the office or found yourself feeling hangry, you […]

Navigating the Mental Game: Enhancing Peak Performance in Squash Through Mindfulness

by Eric Zillmer & Madeline Barlow Drexel University Sports Performance Center Squash has specific features that set it apart from other sports. It is very fast, with the squash ball travelling upward of over 100 mph. Your brain must be trained to make instant decisions; the successful competitive squash player must be able to refocus […]