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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 […]

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 […]