Richard Millman

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 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 […]

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 […]

Begin by Asking Why

by Richard Millman I started coaching in 1977 at the Hunter Squash Club in Norwich, the capital city of the county of Norfolk in England. I had attended Gresham’s School, a boarding school in Norfolk, and, while I had gained entry through an academic scholarship, truth be told, I had somewhat lost my way on […]

Navigation

By Richard Millman From our very earliest days, we learn how to navigate our way around the world. As we grow up we are almost unconscious of this extraordinary ability as we make our way around obstacles, through doorways, over hurdles and past our fellow humans who are also navigating their way. All of this […]

Stay Connected: Balance & Focus

By Richard Millman If we are to be successful squash players, the way we carry ourselves as human beings sometimes needs to be countermanded and positively untrained. A certain assumption that most people habitually employ actually opposes the successful conduct of a game of squash. Let me explain by way of a little experiment. Put […]

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 […]

My Grandmother’s Teacups

By Richard Millman For many years now, I have subscribed to the notion that hitting a squash ball with a squash racquet is only rarely a good idea. The contact between your racquet and the ball should be a thing of delicate, intimate and extraordinarily sensitive detail. To achieve this, several areas need to be […]

Setting a Personal Squash Development Plan

By Richard Millman If you are a squash player who wants to challenge yourself, a good idea is to adopt a Personal Squash Development Plan (or PSDP). Before you can establish your plan, there are a number of questions that will affect the type and scale of plan that you adopt: what are your goals? […]