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Facing a Fear of Failure

By Amy Gross, Peak Performance & Mental Coach Babe Ruth said, “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” Successful people experience failure, but what sets them apart is their courage to face a fear of failure rather than let it control them. They embrace failure. They dance with failure. […]

Breaking Through the Levels: Hardball Doubles

by Preston Quick In this month’s issue, former World Champion Preston Quick describes the unique lingo and skills it takes to excel at every level of squash doubles. C Players at the C level will benefit greatly from a focus on the fundamentals; cross courts should hit the side wall more often, use the height […]

FeedForward: Mental Skills Before, During and After a Match

By Amy Gross, Peak Performance & Mental Coach The single most important thing athletes can do to enhance their performance is improve their mental game, so why do we spend the majority of our time on physical training? As Novak Djokovic said, “if we all trained our minds as much as we are training our […]

Tools of the Trade

By Pierre Bastien What racquets and shoes were the pros using at the 2016 Delaware Investments U.S. Open? Camille Serme—Champion Racquet: Prince Pro Rebel 950 (custom color) Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 4 Nour El Sherbini—Finalist Racquet: Tecnifibre Carboflex 125 S Shoes: Asics Gel Blade 5 Raneem El Welily—Semifinalist Racquet: Harrow Vapor Shoes: Asics Gel Court […]

Overuse Syndrome

By Joseph Zarett [Editors Note: We were talking with a number of players at the 2016 Delaware Investments U.S. Open who told us stories about their positive experiences working with Zarett Rehab & Fitness. With the permission of two players, we asked founder Joseph Zarett to explain what specifically they had been working on.] Professional […]

Ready, Set, Go

By Candace Chemtob Whether you are a junior, college, professional player or a weekend warrior, preparation is essential to your success on the squash court. You have spent countless hours training and conditioning. Don’t drop the ball right before an important match. Those precious hours and minutes before you step on the court can impact […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]