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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 […]

Setting a Personal Squash Development Plan

By Richard Millman If you are a squash player who wants to challenge yourself, a good idea is to adopt a Personal Squash Development Plan (or PSDP). Before you can establish your plan, there are a number of questions that will affect the type and scale of plan that you adopt: what are your goals? […]

David Palmer on Coaching

By Steve Crandall Vice President, Sales & Marketing Ashaway Racket Strings I was delighted to learn last fall that David Palmer had been named head squash coach at Cornell. Palmer is unquestionably one of the best technicians to ever play the game. I wondered how he would adapt his talents to teaching in a college […]

The Social Comparison Trap

By Amy Gross, Peak Performance & Mental Coach We all know the social comparison game. We fall into the trap of evaluating our skills and progress by how we stack up against others. We rely on external sources to validate our self-worth. While you cannot completely escape social comparisons, you can practice implementing strategies that […]

Hey Ref: June 2017

by Barry Faguy HEY REF Is there anything a referee can do about what seems to be dishonest play? Dishonesty has many guises, but we’ll focus on two key areas. The first regards the failure of players to call their own balls down or out. Sometimes they will disingenuously claim that it’s up to the […]