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Ask Chet: April 2018

Squash fans, Chet Blitzer here, once again answering all your sportsmanship questions. I’ve been flooded with questions and the two I’ve chosen this time are about personal responsibility. Dear Chet, My coach told me I should call balls out or down on myself, but do I need to do this in tournaments when there is […]

Squash Doubles Practice With Two or Three Players

By Graham Bassett, Victor Elmaleh US Squash Director of Doubles and Professional Squash While nothing beats a full game of four-person doubles, some of the best and most fun practice can be achieved with fewer players. Two Players Perhaps you and your partner are just too good and everybody is scared of you. No problem. […]

The Service Economy

By Richard Millman SquashTV has become a great educational tool for all of us. Sometimes, however, watching the top professionals in the world can be misleading, owing to their exceptional levels of skill and athleticism. It is easy to draw the wrong conclusions about how to improve our own games as we see these players […]

Hey Ref: January 2018

by Barry Faguy HEY REF I often hear some referees’ explanations that strike me as kind of weird. Is there some advice to help me get it right when it’s my turn to give explanations?  As you’ve realized, many explanations are unfortunately either flat-out wrong, incomplete, irrelevant or nonsensical. Proper explanations should help improve communication, […]

Building Confidence From Within

By Amy Gross Peak Performance & Mental Coach As self-improvement expert Dale Carnegie once wrote, “Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” You can’t wait until success happens to build confidence. You’ve got […]

Spotted at the U.S. Open

By Pierre Bastien squashsource.com What squash racquets and shoes were the pros using at this year’s U.S. Open? Nour El Tayeb                  Champion Racquet: Head Graphene Touch Speed 120 Slimbody Shoes: Nike Court Shuttle V Raneem El Welily             Finalist Racquet: Harrow Vapor Shoes: Asics Gel Court Control Joelle King                         Semifinalist Racquet: Head Graphene […]

Brain Health and Diet

By Candace Chemtob, MS, RD, LD, CSSD Squash is a demanding sport and has been compared to chess at a hundred miles an hour. To be at the top of your game, you need to be lightning fast, agile and powerful. As if that’s not hard enough, you must be able to outwit your opponent […]

The Art of Deception

by Osama Khalifa, Columbia University ‘18 Tri-Captain of the Columbia Squash Team 2017 Intercollegiate National Champion 2015 Intercollegiate Finalist 2x Ivy League Player of the Year (2017, 2016) Ivy League Rookie of the Year (2015) The Art of Deception Informally know as a “taxi,” dispatching your opponent to the wrong side of the court is […]

Ask Chet: October 2017

Hi Squash Fans, Chet Blitzer here—Eighties icon, fourteen-time world champion and official US Squash spokesperson. Those of you who know me—and if you don’t, welcome back after a forty-year sojourn in your cold war bomb shelter—understand that the only thing I love more than the USA and bald eagles is great sportsmanship on court. When […]