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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, […]

Tools of the Trade

Which squash racquets and shoes were the pros using at this year’s FS Investments U.S. Open? Raneem El Welily — Champion Racket: Harrow Vapor Shoes: Asics Gel Court Control Nour El Sherbini — Finalist Racket: Tecnifibre Carboflex X-Speed 125 NS Shoes: Asics Gel Court Control Camille Serme — Semifinalist Racket: Artengo SR 990 Shoes: Asics […]

Hey Ref: January 2019

An “Official” Q&A by Barry Faguy HEY REF Is it true that the PSA decided to eliminate the usual practice of giving only a let (instead of an obvious stroke) when the striker refrains from hitting the non-striker with the ball—specifically in those cases where the ball has first hit the back wall? Yes, it’s […]

Zarett Rehab & Fitness: Cool It

By AJ Lam, MS, CSCS, PES supervisor & senior exercise physiologist at Zarett Rehab & Fitness and Joseph Zarett, physical therapist and founder of Zarett Rehab & Fitness Post-exercise cooldown is an effective strategy to enhance recovery. All too often athletes find themselves rushing to the showers after a session because they have not allotted […]

The Athletic Benefits of Carbs

At Women in Sports Day during the 2018 FS Investments U.S. Open, a panel discussed elements of how athletes can maintain strong and healthy bodies both during and outside of competition. One of the panelists was Nyree Dardarian (above, center right), MS, RD, CSSD, FAND, LDN, an assistant clinical professor and director of the Center […]

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 […]