Monthly Archives: February 2013

Davenport North American Open 2013 Edition – The Quarters

This year’s tournament is proving to be very entertaining.  The round of 16 has just finished and there has already been a few terrific matches.  The match between Simon Rosner and Omar Mosaad in particular was really entertaining yesterday and was really fun to watch.  The momentum swings were incredible as was the pace of the ball.  I could not believe how hard Mosaad was hitting.  The commentary on @_SquashTV about how hard they were hitting and how loud it was at the venue was hilarious.  The other match that was fantastic was the Tarek Momen versus Chris Gordon match.  Twitter was absolutely abuzz with conversation about this match and Gordon’s terrific effort in this match.

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Squash – High Soft Cross Court Lob

My favourite shot in squash is a high soft cross court lob that catches the side wall and then dies in the opponents back hand corner.  I prefer this over a flat nick in the front court, over a clinging drop and over a dying hard straight length.  I find it extremely satisfying to win a point this way.  I also like this shot because as long as it is hit relatively well I get time to get back to the ‘T’ and get in position to attack my opponents next shot. It is said that golf is a sport of misses and you need to minimize the trouble you get yourself in to and I believe this is true of squash as well.

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Long Way to the Top

I recently read a book entitled “Talent is Overrated” by Geoff Colvin. Clearly this is an attention-grabbing headline, and flies in the face of many people’s beliefs about world-class performers in all fields. The notion of the book is that natural talent/gifts don’t necessarily exist. Rather, greatness is a product of many factors conspiring to provide an opportunity for someone who is willing to dedicate almost their whole life to this task. The book goes to great lengths to dispel the myth that greats such as Mozart and Tiger Woods were simply gifted in music and golf respectively. The author explains that to become world-class, a person needs to complete a minimum of 10 000 hours of deliberate practice at their chosen activity (more on this number later). Even “child prodigies” like the two mentioned above had put in far more than 10 000 hours of study and practice before the age of 16; they weren’t simply better than the rest by nature.

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Karakal Squash Gear now available at Control the ‘T’ Sports

Contact: Jeff Warren
Phone: 1-877-370-4661
Email: jeff@controlthet.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTROL THE ‘T’ SPORTS IS PROUD TO NOW BE OFFERING KARAKAL SQUASH GEAR

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Western Canada Tour

I recently played two tournaments near Canada’s west coast, in Alberta. The first tournament was a 10k PSA event in downtown Calgary at the lovely Bankers Hall Club. I wasn’t meant to be in the event, but due to a last minute withdrawal I was given a spot in the main draw. Continue reading

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