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Dealing with Squash Shoe Odor

By Pierre Bastien, squash equipment blogger at squashsource.com “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” —Sun Tzu You may think your faithful squash equipment correspondent is prone to wandering aimlessly. In one issue I’m talking about squash racquets. In another it’s shoes, or goggles, or whatever. Pages of ink have […]

Hey Ref: April 2019

by Barry Faguy HEY REF Last call! Well folks, nine years later, it’s the end of my writing the officiating column. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with a Canadian doing it, but it’s fitting that someone issued from the US Squash Officiating Program should now be taking the helm. It’s been a treat for me […]

Finding Your Focus

By Amy Gross, Peak Performance & Mental Coach, www.pillars4performance.com “Each point I play is in the now moment. The last point means nothing, the next point means nothing.” — Billie Jean King World-class athletes strive to achieve laser-like focus. They live for performances where they’re so dialed in that nothing else exists but them and […]

The Mathamatics of the Fade

By Richard Millman Recently I’ve gotten into doing commentary for the streaming of some of the US Squash’s events. One particular criticism about my commentary has resonated with me. The comment was “Mathematics. What does mathematics got to do with squash?” First and foremost, the preparation of the racquet solicits the subconscious mind to visualize […]

Weak Links: Armoring the Ankle for Squash

By AJ Lamb, MS, CSCS, PES, supervisor and senior exercise physiologist of Zarett Rehab & Fitness and Joe Zarett, physical therapist and founder of Zarett Rehab & Fitness In 2001 a systematic review concluded that 32-58% of all squash injuries occur in the lower extremity. The most frequently injured joint is the ankle (13% to […]

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, […]

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 […]