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Righty Tighty

By Richard Millman A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of being present at the final of the Delaware Investments U.S. Open in Philadelphia. Apart from the packed arena, one of the best women’s finals of the year and the chance to see many great friends from all over the squash world, one […]

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Hey Ref: December 2016

by Barry Faguy HEY REF Don’t you guys have a sense of humor? Oh yeah. A few years ago, Anthony Hill is stopped in mid-play by a ref’s call of “not up.” He argues that the ball was indeed good—but the ref nonetheless says: “Play squash, Mr. Hill.” Hill answers back: “That’s what I was […]

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When Squash Strings go to College

By Steve Crandall You won’t find many college squash programs more successful than the one at Trinity College in Hartford. Under legendary coaches Paul Assaiante and Wendy Bartlett, Trinity’s teams are among the most feared in college sports. Last month, Assaiante was inducted into the U.S. Squash Hall of Fame. Last season his streak of […]

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HEY REF An “Official” Q & A by Barry Faguy

HEY REF I’ve heard the term “wrong footing” used with interference situations. What are we supposed to do when it happens? We often see this issue of wrong footing misinterpreted and wind up with unfair decisions. The term wrong footing describes a situation where the striker mistakenly takes the wrong path to get to the […]

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Breaking Through: Conditioned Games

Players frequently limit their opponents to those of similar skill. However, conditioned games are a great way to level the playing field between competitors of varying levels of experience. Conditioned games place restrictions on what each player can do on court—a classic example is three-quarter court. Each example provided below applies to players with a […]

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Searching for Cheap Squash Shoes

Squash shoes are sold at a range of different price points. They seem to go for about $55 all the way up to $160 on the high end. If you’re on a tight budget, or you’re just starting out playing squash, or you just want to score the best deal possible, you may be on […]

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Super Foods

What do you call an obscure food that is new to the typical North American diet, from a distant land, that claims amazing health properties? It’s a super food! Foods like goji berries from China or chia seeds from Mexico have become overnight sensations. Super foods promise super health benefits, but as you might have […]

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Serious Solo

By Richard Millman The summer is upon us, and now is the time to really get ahead of the competition. Solo practice is one of the least utilized and most valuable training regimes. It is also one of those forms of improvement that often leads to negative attitudes as players lose their way after just […]

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Injury Prevention: Mobility Prerequisites for Playing Squash

by Jeremy Mayer, U.S. National Team Physiologist Although squash is enjoyed by athletes of all ages, the majority are doing so with an increased risk of injury. This is a result of not meeting the necessary prerequisites to the movements present in the sport. Just like in school or the corporate world, there are basic […]