As squash players the lunge is something we are all familiar with. I was practicing movement in to the front court with the help of my coach and one thing that we were working on specifically was how far forward the leading knee can go. If your leading knee goes too far you can lose […]
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 […]
The wisdom that “Squash is a mental game” has been heard by anyone who has ever played an organized match in this sport. Motivation, psychology and tactics are all integral parts of the game. This is a squash truism and needs no further discussion. Rather, I want to look at one of the lesser known […]
The swing is one of the most important and scrutinized aspects of every player’s overall game. Good technique allows a few important things to develop in your game: consistency in ball striking, ability to hit the ball from compromised positions, and deception. It is something that cannot be swept under the carpet; you will struggle […]
Some of the most frequent questions people ask about life as a squash player (other than “How much money do you make?”) have to do with day-to-day training routines. After all, the main reason top pros are so good is the years of dedicated, methodical training they have done. Most squash fans know that the […]
It was a tough week on the court this past week. I seemed to have lost focus on what works well for me. Thankfully this was a week off from league but still definitely was disappointed in my play. I am sure this has happened to all of us. I think what is important to […]
Squash is a very tough game and when playing it we are typically under a great deal of pressure from our opponent. They are working hard to take time away from us to limit the shots we can play. Early racquet preparation is critical as it gives us time and options in selecting which shot […]
One of the most difficult situations you can find yourself in when playing squash is recovering from a weak shot. If you have hit a loose shot to the front, whether forced or unforced you are in a very compromising position. You have given your opponent a lot of options and you have to be […]
Squash is a physical game as we all know. Being physically fit and prepared is imperative to success. Being mentally prepared is just as important though. Being mentally prepared means having a clear vision of what you are trying to do on the court. It means controlling your nervous energy and using it positively.
Knowing what shot to play at a certain time is imperative. Most squash players will have heard that the squash court can be divided up in to 3 sections, the front, the middle and the back of the court.