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Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on June 16, 2022
Have you heard of the 'Mizuki shot'? I hadn't either until recently! Even though it's a shot I've played on occasion in training and in matches, I didn't actually realize that it was named the Mizuki ...
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on June 14, 2022
As I often mention, I (Alex Robertson) live in England, and I'm incredibly lucky that the standard of squash in my local area is pretty good. Whether they're better than me, on a similar level to me, ...
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on June 03, 2022
I often talk about unorthodox shots in blog posts and I must say I really enjoy writing about them... So, I decided to focus on yet another, the body shot.
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on May 16, 2022
We recently received a request from a regular reader of the Control the 'T' Newsletter for this blog post topic, which is awesome!
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on May 05, 2022
This blog topic is a little more niche than usual.
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on May 05, 2022
There are a few things my coach taught me as a junior that have really stuck in my head throughout my years of playing squash, one of those things is to do with the pre-game warm-up.
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on April 22, 2022
I recently managed to jump on court to try out the Dunlop Sonic Core Evolution 120 Squash Racquet. As a long-term Tecnifibre user, it was good fun to try out something new for a change!
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on April 18, 2022
This blog post focuses on another awesome upcoming player on the PSA Tour, Patrick Rooney.
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on March 14, 2022
If you follow professional squash you'll have no doubt heard of the monumental recent achievements of Paul Coll!
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on February 28, 2022
I haven't written a player profile in quite a while and, in light of the unbelievable season she's had, I thought it'd be a good idea to write one up on Gina Kennedy.
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on January 10, 2022
I often base our blog posts on my own weaknesses in squash and this article is no exception!
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on December 28, 2021
Our last blog post looked back on some of the highlights and exciting moments of squash in 2021 (you can read it by clicking here).
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on December 23, 2021
It's difficult to describe squash in 2021 in one word, but I would certainly say that's it's been a rollercoaster year for the sport.
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on November 16, 2021
I had a chat with Control the 'T' Founder the other day and we got into a chat about squash swings and how they've changed over the years, and, how certain players have adapted to the newer, faster ...
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on November 16, 2021
For those of you who are newer to the sport (or those of you who play with a different scoring system), most matches in modern squash are scored as; the first player to get 11 points wins the game, ...
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on November 15, 2021
I've had many ups and downs throughout my time playing squash. There have been numerous phases where I've not really wanted to train or play any form of competitive squash.
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on October 26, 2021
I'll have to apologise in advance as I'm a little over a week late with this, but on October 15th, French squash legend Gregory Gaultier announced his immediate retirement from professional squash.
Mike McCue
By Mike McCue
on October 06, 2021
Preparing for tournaments is a very important aspect of squash that is overlooked by many players. People tend to show up on the day of a tournament and dive right into the action without putting ...
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on September 28, 2021
Following some awesome results at the Egyptian Open, I thought it'd be a good idea to write a bit more about the up-and-coming Malaysian pro, Eain Yow Ng, in a more focused 'player profile' type blog ...
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on September 14, 2021
Cold squash courts are disliked by many and they're not particularly fun to play a match on. Some player's playing styles match perfectly to a cold dead court, but this isn't the case for most!
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on September 13, 2021
Everyone has a slightly different preference when it comes to court temperature, and finding a squash court that's the perfect temperature for you is pretty rare. 
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on August 17, 2021
I remember the first time I really watched Youssef Ibrahim play in the 2020 PSA Qatar Classic in which he managed to beat 1 seed, Mohamed ElShorbagy, 3 games to 2.
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on August 01, 2021
Welcome to part 3 of our 'Why We Love Squash' series!
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on July 25, 2021
Welcome to part 2 of our 'Why We Love Squash' series! This week's edition is a little different to last week...
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on July 25, 2021
After what feels like an eternity, squash is finally returning to Ontario on July 16th and we couldn't be happier here at Control The 'T' Sports.
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on July 11, 2021
I watched quite a few matches from the recent El Gouna International, which was again dominated by the Egyptian players.
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on July 09, 2021
I've been playing squash for around 15 years now and I've seen lots of changes and advances in coaching over the years in order to cater to the different playing styles.
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on June 23, 2021
Sometimes, squash training can get repetitive, mundane, and boring. Especially if you're always doing the same few exercises.
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on June 21, 2021
If there's one thing that pleases the crowd in professional squash, it's a crosscourt nick. It's a high-risk, high-reward shot, and it really gets people fired up.
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on June 19, 2021
Since I'm from the UK, I'm lucky enough to have been able to get back on the squash court recently.
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on June 17, 2021
Squash is often compared with chess. Being able to move your opponent around the court, attain a dominant position, and execute your strategy is the key to winning points, and ultimately, winning ...
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on May 14, 2021
There's nothing more humiliating in squash than getting 'taxied' and there's nothing more satisfying in squash than 'taxi-ing' someone else! For those of you don't know, a taxi is basically showing ...
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on May 13, 2021
I imagine most of you know what a boast is, however, just in case there are any beginners reading this I'll quickly break down the boast. A boast is basically when you hit the ball against the side ...
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on May 12, 2021
Since the start of the pandemic, the number of people running has increased exponentially. I myself am part of this trend and so are many of my friends and family.
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on May 11, 2021
It's no secret that squash is a pretty tough sport. For someone who's never played, the ball feels a bit weird, the racquets feel way lighter than a tennis racquet, they're trapped in a strange ...
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on April 20, 2021
Professional squash is in a very interesting stage right now. We've got younger players, such as Mostafa Asal and Hania El Hammamy making their presence known on the tour, and we've got experienced ...
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on April 08, 2021
A good friend of mine, and a fellow squash player, mentioned recently that he thought that professional squash needed more drama, excitement, and rivalry.
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on January 31, 2021
For many of us, getting on the squash court may not be possible at the moment. For everyone here at Control the 'T' Sports, we're in a form of lockdown and not able to play squash at present.
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on January 02, 2021
2020 has been a strange year for us all. The pandemic (which I'm sure you're probably sick of hearing about) has impacted everyone's lives in ways we would have never expected. Sports, in particular, ...
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on December 23, 2020
I was reading a thread on Twitter recently which discussed some really interesting points regarding power in squash. The people in the thread were debating whether or not you have to have big, strong ...
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on December 02, 2020
The pace at which a squash game is played defines the entire match.
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on November 11, 2020
We all know the importance of practice. Repetition of any skill should in theory make you better at that skill. However, whether or not your practice is meaningful can have a huge impact on the speed ...
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on November 02, 2020
Full disclosure: Something I've been struggling with a little bit recently is maintaining motivation. I know I'm not alone in this as some local squash players I've spoken to have expressed similar ...
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on October 30, 2020
I think every player knows and acknowledges that height is important in squash, but I believe that it's still severely under-appreciated by beginner, intermediate, and even some advanced level ...
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on October 13, 2020
I recently found myself thinking about squash's past campaigns for getting into the Olympic Games, and there's one key point that these campaigns mention which stands out as one of my favourite ...
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on September 29, 2020
Hopefully you all managed to watch the first PSA World Tour event to take place following the suspension of the PSA World Tour due to COVID-19. It might not have been exactly what we're used to in ...
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on September 12, 2020
Open throat or closed throat, which is which? There was recently a small debate in the comments section of one of our blog posts regarding this very question. The blog post itself is a guide to what ...
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on August 21, 2020
There's a reason that our slogan is 'helping you find the right gear for your game', we at Control the 'T' believe that everybody has different playing styles and that it's important to know what ...
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on August 04, 2020
It seems like everywhere is in a slightly different stage in terms of COVID related restrictions on indoor sports. However, many squash players are now managing to get on court again finally... even ...
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on July 15, 2020
In my humble opinion, having a good grip is equally as important as having a good squash racquet. While playing sports with high intensity levels, such as squash, getting sweaty palms is inevitable. ...
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on June 30, 2020
The Dunlop squash ball... the official ball of the WSF and PSA and the only ball used in professional international squash competitions. If you're a squash player, it's highly likely you use or have ...
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on June 16, 2020
With the re-opening of courts (hopefully) on the horizon, maintaining our squash based movement skills is crucial when preparing to get back to the sport.
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on May 01, 2020
As today is the final episode of Week of Workouts, for day 7 we decided to take on a tough physical fitness challenge... 'The Spartan 500'. It's certainly one heck of a workout!
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on May 01, 2020
For day 6 of Week of Workouts, I decided to focus on an area that is often neglected by many (myself included), dynamic flexibility! Today's workout is ideal for getting your body prepared for ...
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on April 30, 2020
Day 5's episode of Week of Workouts slows things down a little... today's workout focuses on stability and balance. The exercises involved are low-intensity and require a little more concentration ...
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on April 29, 2020
We're now up to day 4 in our Week of Workouts, similar to day 2, today's episode features a calorie burning high intensity cardio circuit that requires no equipment and minimal space!
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on April 28, 2020
Here it is, 'Week of Workouts' day 3! Today's video focuses on an area that's extremely important for squash players, athletes, and indeed everybody in everyday life, core strength!
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on April 27, 2020
If you're looking for a fast, high-intensity workout that requires minimal space and burns a few calories, Day 2's episode of Week of Workouts is ideal... check it out:
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on April 26, 2020
Most areas of the world are in some form of lockdown, with sports clubs and gyms mostly closed, improving or even maintaining your fitness, strength, and flexibility from home can prove incredibly ...
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on March 29, 2020
The global COVID-19 pandemic has had an effect on everybody. With the PSA Tour suspended until the end of April and most local clubs now closed, it's definitely a very strange and uncertain time for ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on March 28, 2020
I hope the title of this post grabbed your attention and that you are here because you love the game of squash! I love the game.  I love being able to play, I love running a squash business and I ...
Jeff Porter
By Jeff Porter
on March 28, 2020
A good friend of mine first introduced me to squash in 2010 while we were both in school.  The Arthur Currie Gymnasium at McGill University had recently been renovated to include 7 new international ...
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on March 06, 2020
A Short Rundown of the Event: This year's Windy City Open in Chicago was an absolute rollercoaster of unbelievable squash, and was packed full of marathon matches. With some stand-out performances ...
Nicole Garon
By Nicole Garon
on January 23, 2020
When someone asks me about doubles the first few words that come to mind are; Dynamic, engaging, social, interactive and entertaining.
Cameron Seth
By Cameron Seth
on January 05, 2020
The average squash player knows that cut (often used interchangeably with 'backspin') is important on drop shots, but not many players know how it can be used on every single shot in squash. ...
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on December 31, 2019
Salming Viper 5 Indoor Court Shoes
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on December 31, 2019
Trusted by today's top professional players, the Eye S.Line provide superior traction and lateral support.
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on January 17, 2019
We now see 'Eye' everywhere we look in the world of squash, and there is a reason for that...
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on January 09, 2019
Disclaimer: Unfortunately, this racquet will not give you superpowers. But after watching some of Paul 'Superman' Coll's performances using the V.Lite 115, it does make you wonder how he does it...
Alex Robertson
By Alex Robertson
on December 19, 2018
Full disclosure: I have never given lighter squash racquets a chance at all, I have always preferred racquets on the heavier side. But I think the X.Lite 120 might have just changed my mind...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on October 12, 2018
If you are serious about performance and want to get the most of your game possible you owe it to yourself to check out the Asics Gel-Blade 6 ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on October 09, 2018
Are you looking for a light, high performance pair of indoor court shoes? If so, take a serious look at the Asics Gel-Fastball 3 ...
Nicole Garon
By Nicole Garon
on October 07, 2018
It is terrifying how quickly the weeks speed by. Here we are at the beginning of October and not only are the pumpkins already out on the porches with Halloween candy crowding the grocery aisles, but ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on September 07, 2018
The Salming Hawk are a revolution in the design of indoor court shoes ...
Nicole Garon
By Nicole Garon
on July 20, 2018
We have all hit a dreaded “Slump”. This is when everything is off. Your shots are loose, the tin grows taller with every swing, your movement is awkward, even your trusty bread and butter shots have ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on May 23, 2018
If you are suddenly needing to cut your lawn twice a week and struggling to find squash partner who’s not on the golf course – then Summer has arrived!
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on May 01, 2018
The main draw of the Canada Squash Championships starts tomorrow!
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on April 15, 2018
Think about the basic sports we have been exposed to over the years.
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on March 25, 2018
I confess I did not believe I would be writing a post about Ramy Ashour winning the Grasshopper Cup when the tournament started. It has been a long time since I have seen Ramy Ashour play at that ...
Nicole Garon
By Nicole Garon
on March 09, 2018
Tournament play can be very taxing both mentally and physically ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on February 18, 2018
Salming's Kobra are designed with performance in mind …
Nicole Garon
By Nicole Garon
on January 26, 2018
Does your squash game suffer from the following symptoms? 
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on December 17, 2017
What shoes would you use if you were the fastest player on the PSA world tour?
Nicole Garon
By Nicole Garon
on December 14, 2017
The game of squash is so easy from outside the glass ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on November 03, 2017
Control the 'T' Sports is very pleased to now be carrying Eye Rackets terrific line of squash racquets. Eye Rackets has a very strong presence on the PSA World Tour with many top players using their ...
Nicole Garon
By Nicole Garon
on November 02, 2017
I am sure you have heard it all before so I will not harp on the fact that in order to improve you need to dedicate some time to training. We, as recreational and amateur players, don’t have the same ...
Nicole Garon
By Nicole Garon
on October 01, 2017
The last few years I have been playing with the Salming Forza (both the blue and the pink to keep things exciting). Recently Salming has produced a few variations of their racquets to provide even ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on September 26, 2017
Control the 'T' Sports is excited to announce that we are sponsoring Nick Sachvie who is currently ranked #69 on the PSA World Tour and is Canada's #1 player. We are sponsoring Nick for his footwear ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on September 10, 2017
Please note that this article was written in 2017. The information is still relevant to the models of shoes that were available then. We have an updated version for the 2019/2020 season at the link ...
Nicole Garon
By Nicole Garon
on August 17, 2017
Do you struggle to gain control and keep control of the T? Do you find yourself constantly behind your opponent? Do you feel as though you are frequently scrambling and under pressure?
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on August 08, 2017
My last post was on the benefits of a light squash racquet and I thought it would be a good time to review what the benefits of a heavier squash racquet are. There are definitely players that would ...
Nicole Garon
By Nicole Garon
on July 26, 2017
Staying Focused During Injury Well, lets face it – Injuries suck.
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on July 22, 2017
As my last blog post noted I have recently been using the Harrow Vibe Jonathon Power Signature Edition squash racquet. I have been using lighter squash racquets now for the past year or so. So what ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on June 22, 2017
I recently decided to switch racquets as I wanted to try something light and with a soft feel to it. I also wanted something that was fairly forgiving to play with. As such I decided to give the ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on May 07, 2017
I had the opportunity to go to Mayfair Lakeshore this past Friday and Saturday to watch the 2017 Canadian Squash Championships. What an incredible 2-days of squash. Having 2 athletes we sponsor in ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on January 27, 2017
Like many squash players I am a member of Squashskills.com and enjoy their training videos and programs a great deal. I have really enjoyed their focus on the lob and counter drop over the past ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on December 29, 2016
Following up on our last post about Paul Coll today’s post is going to look at fitness. Squash is a tough game physically and being in good physical shape is imperative to performing at your top ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on December 15, 2016
What a great tournament Paul Coll had at the 2016 Channel VAS Championship. He put on an amazing display of athleticism and squash. Coll earned his nickname previously in large part due to his flying ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on November 19, 2016
When Salming first started marketing their Kobra line I was very excited about the shoes. I made sure we ordered them right away and we were one the first stores in North America to have them.  I was ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on November 06, 2016
What a fantastic run Karim Abdel Gawad has had since the 2016/2017 season started. I have always enjoyed watching him play because he has such excellent control of the ball. The "Baby Faced Assassin" ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on October 30, 2016
The original Fastball were a well-received shoe for us. They were an excellent alternative to the Blast 6 for those that were looking for a lighter, lower profile shoe. They are indeed quite light ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on July 22, 2016
I decided I wanted to give a racquet with a smaller head a go again as I believe it compliments my game. My game is not a power game it is more about moving my opponent around the court. I like to ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on July 09, 2016
One of the racquets I have been most excited about receiving in the past little while was the new Tecnifibre Dynergy AP 125 Squash Racquet. I was excited to get in for a few reasons. First I thought ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on June 15, 2016
I like many of you have seen both amateur and professional squash players using compression clothing on the squash court. For squash it is most commonly a calf sleeve or a long sock that comes up to ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on May 24, 2016
I was very excited to receive in to the store the new Prince Textreme Pro Warrior 600 Squash Racquet. We received it just over a month ago. I was quite interested to see if the Textreme that was ...
Mike McCue
By Mike McCue
on January 27, 2016
Having worn the Asics Blast and Blade models for a number of years, I was keen to try their newest shoe, the Fastball. I initially noticed a shape and composition similar to older versions of the ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on November 15, 2015
We have a new line of shoes that we are selling for squash, the ASICS Gel-Fastball Indoor Court Shoes. I have been looking to add another model of ASICS shoe to our line-up for squash and the ...
Diego Caballero
By Diego Caballero
on August 09, 2015
Recently I took out the Dunlop Evolution 130 for a hit and I found it to be a very interesting racquet. It features a tear drop design with a small bridge, a dense string pattern (14x18), 130 frame ...
Diego Caballero
By Diego Caballero
on July 28, 2015
When training, many players do drills without any concise objective in mind. Players tend to “rinse and repeat” a drill without focusing on important things such as footwork or shot accuracy. ...
Diego Caballero
By Diego Caballero
on July 24, 2015
Recently I took the Head Graphene XT Xenon 120 Slimbody for a hit and I have to say I’m happy with the results. This racquet weighs 120g, has an even head balance, has a smaller head size, and ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on July 19, 2015
I had the privilege of going to watch the team event the other day at the PanAm games and I had a blast. What an atmosphere at the event! I am Canadian and to have the games in our own country and so ...
Diego Caballero
By Diego Caballero
on July 17, 2015
I have never played with a Prince racquet before and I am very happy I got to try out the Prince Pro Shark 650. This racquet is very light yet very powerful with an amazing amount of grip. I play ...
Diego Caballero
By Diego Caballero
on July 10, 2015
With the Pan Am games coming to Toronto from July 7th to July 26th and with squash running from July 11th to July 17th, we are excited to see the great level of squash that will be displayed from ...
Diego Caballero
By Diego Caballero
on July 09, 2015
About three weeks ago I picked up a pair of the Salming Viper 2.0 squash shoes and I feel like I am wearing nothing on my feet but with all the good results I expected. They are very light shoes with ...
Diego Caballero
By Diego Caballero
on June 26, 2015
Recently we received the new Black Knight Quicksilver LT and Black Knight Quicksilver MAX. These are Black Knight’s new racquets from the Quicksilver series and, even though they are very different ...
Diego Caballero
By Diego Caballero
on June 21, 2015
This week I was training one-on-one with my coach, and we decided to improve my game at the front court by working on: taking my time, starting my swing from the same position every time, making a ...
Diego Caballero
By Diego Caballero
on June 03, 2015
Ideally, every player should have read and should know the rules of Squash; but, there are some rules that sometimes are ignored simply by the fact that none of the players or officials know them. I ...
Diego Caballero
By Diego Caballero
on June 01, 2015
Balance is a very important part of the game when it comes to hitting good shots. You need good balance in order to get a solid hit on the ball, and to be able to stay quick on your feet for the next ...
Diego Caballero
By Diego Caballero
on May 23, 2015
No player can deny that having a strong length and volley game is a great advantage on court. Being able to keep your opponent on the back of the court by using solid lengths is a very important part ...
Diego Caballero
By Diego Caballero
on May 14, 2015
To deceive someone is to cause them to believe something that is not true, typically in order to gain some personal advantage. In the game of squash this becomes a vital thing. Being able to deceive ...
Diego Caballero
By Diego Caballero
on May 12, 2015
The new Tecnifibre Carboflex 130 S has just arrived and I am lucky I got to test it out already. This is the racquet used by Women’s World Number 4 Nour El Sherbini and I have to say that it is ...
Diego Caballero
By Diego Caballero
on May 10, 2015
In squash there are many different strategies that can be used to beat an opponent. I will talk about a strategy that I believe is very important to keep in mind. It involves the pace of the game ...
Diego Caballero
By Diego Caballero
on May 07, 2015
Squash is a very fast-paced and aggressive game that requires a solid defensive strategy as players can find themselves under pressure from their opponent a lot of the time. In the game of squash ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on March 22, 2015
I have been playing with Black Knight Ion Element PSX Squash Racquet this season and must say I love it. It is not the normal type of racquet I have played with for the past few years though. I had ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on March 15, 2015
Squash is fundamentally a simple game. All you need to do is hit the ball before it bounces on the floor twice and get it back to the front wall without it going out. Sometimes it really pays to ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on March 07, 2015
Movement in squash is probably the most important aspect of the game. It is also one the things that really separates different levels of players. When moving to the ball there are a few key elements ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on February 21, 2015
The new Salming Viper 2.0 have arrived at Control the 'T' Sports! There are 2 new colours. A gecko green colour scheme and a white colour scheme. The 2.0 version features the same technologies at the ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on November 29, 2014
We started carrying doubles squash gear a couple of years ago but have been busy increasing our selection this year. Being located now at Northfield Racquet and Fitness in Waterloo which has a ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on November 16, 2014
I was watching Ramy Ashour play Adrian Grant this morning on www.psasquashtv.com and was amazed at how deceptive he was in particular when the ball was played in short on the forehand side. His ...
Jeff Porter
By Jeff Porter
on November 01, 2014
The Prince Pro Beast Powerbite 750 has been here on the shelves at Control the 'T' Sports for about 6 weeks now and I can’t believe I haven’t had a chance to appreciate the engineering that went into ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on October 25, 2014
The new Black Knight models for this 2014/2015 squash season have some very common elements. They all have a very thin beam and have a head light balance. The Black Knight Element PSX Squash ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on October 19, 2014
They were not quick to arrive but we are sure glad they have. Prince is set to make a real resurgence in the squash market. They have completely revamped their lineup for this squash season which is ...
Jeff Porter
By Jeff Porter
on September 19, 2014
In dealing with the rigorously physical demands of squash, a shoe must carry a few important qualities be considered suitable for the game.  They must be lightweight, supportive, durable and ...
Jeff Porter
By Jeff Porter
on August 11, 2014
While to some it may seem that the summer has only just begun, we at Control the T have our sights set on the turn of the seasons.  The point in time where summer turns to autumn marks the beginning ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on July 31, 2014
As I have mentioned here many times in the past I love receiving new squash gear. So as you can imagine I was very excited when the new Salming shoes arrived this month. There are a couple of new ...
Jeff Porter
By Jeff Porter
on July 22, 2014
For any of you who have already gone through the process of choosing a racquet, you’ll know that it can be a time consuming process requiring a great deal of thought before coming to a final ...
Jeff Porter
By Jeff Porter
on July 19, 2014
As a creature of habit and player who has become accustomed to certain types of racquets, I was naturally somewhat reluctant to give the Head Graphene Cyano 135 a whirl on the courts.  A recent elbow ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on June 04, 2014
I am very excited to announce that Control the 'T' Sports has moved and we are now located in the beautiful Northfield Racquet and Fitness Club in Waterloo Ontario. Northfield has a terrific squash ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on May 04, 2014
The inspiration for this post was a twitter post from Roger Federer that was a simple statement with an attached picture. Back to basics #nostalgic #MeVsWall pic.twitter.com/O3k2K0Th3A — Roger ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on April 27, 2014
I am watching the Grasshopper Cup 2014 on www.psasquashtv.com currently and am having a good look at Shabana's forehand. It really is a thing of beauty. He has my favourite forehand on tour. There ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on April 23, 2014
Many of us want to improve our physical condition but find it difficult to do. Life is busy and making time to go to the gym is not easy. Finding the motivation to go to the gym can be tough too, as ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on March 19, 2014
I decided to take the Black Knight Razor TC Squash Racquet out for a hit the other day. I have hit with it before of course but decided now was as good time to really take it through its paces and to ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on February 16, 2014
Harrow updated the cosmetics on the Harrow Spark Jonathon Power Signature Edition for this season. They have painted it Black and Yellow for this year. They have also changed the strings in this ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on February 06, 2014
I learned just before the Tournament of Champions that Salming had signed Amr Shabana. My contact was not sure if he would be playing with them at the tournament as he had just signed and indeed he ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on January 23, 2014
Control the 'T' Sports is very proud to be one of the few retailers now carrying the Black Knight Ion X-Force Samantha Cornett Signature Edition Squash Racquet.  Sam is Canada's #1 women's player and ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on December 29, 2013
So what makes a squash racquet good for control? There are a lot of factors actually. The size of the head plays an important part. The style of head also plays a big part in what would normally be ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on December 08, 2013
The Asics Gel-Blast series of shoes have been our best selling pair of squash shoes for years. They sell well because of how good of shoe they are for squash. Their performance characteristics are ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on November 29, 2013
So what is better for squash an open throat teardrop racquet or a closed throat racquet with a bridge? The answer is it depends on the player! To better understand that answer we need to know what ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on November 21, 2013
 This is the racquet that rising squash star Mohamed Elshorbagy plays with. With him having won the Qatar Classic 2013 a couple of weeks ago I thought now would be a good time to post a review of it. ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on November 17, 2013
Edit - Please read comments below as it appears that Nick may not have been wearing the Infinity Flare but an older model that was altered to have the same colour scheme.
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on October 25, 2013
Recently one of the top players from my club, Chris Wichers switched to the Salming X-Factor 3 squash shoes and I asked him for a review of the shoes. Below is his review which I hope you find ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on September 26, 2013
The last few weeks have been amazing here at Control the ‘T’ Sports. New squash gear has been rolling in our doors from many of our different suppliers. One of the orders I was most excited to ...
Mike McCue
By Mike McCue
on September 13, 2013
Having restrained my urge to pen a review of the IOC's decision to exclude squash from the Olympics (for the third consecutive time), I thought now would be an appropriate time for a preview of the ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on September 13, 2013
I have been using the Salming Race R1 shoes for a little over a month and I am very impressed with them. They are a very light pair of shoes. I have found them to be very comfortable. They grip the ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on September 04, 2013
Squash is a bit of a funny game when it comes to where you are trying to hit the ball.  Most of the time you are trying to hit the ball off of the front wall so that it goes past you in to one of the ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on August 22, 2013
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 SALMING'S EXCEPTIONAL SQUASH SHOES
Mike McCue
By Mike McCue
on August 07, 2013
The title of this post isn't an open invitation to vent your frustrations of the day, rather an important question about your thought process on court. This is an exercise in metacognition; thinking ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on July 04, 2013
Movement in squash is critical.  It is imperative to move well to and from the ball.  Often though when we arrive at where we expect to hit the ball we might not be in the best possible position. ...
Mike McCue
By Mike McCue
on June 16, 2013
I recently returned from a three-event tour of South America (Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil). I was quite happily into the main draw of all three without having to qualify, and in fact was set to ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on May 30, 2013
I had a chance to discuss racquet preparation with the pro at my squash club today and we went over some things that I knew but were definitely good to have reinforced. Early racquet preparation has ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on May 27, 2013
  Prince, Ramy's sponsor must be really happy with their decision to sign Ramy Ashour.  Not only has he not lost a match since he switched back to them but he left court in the final game to get a ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on May 25, 2013
I was interested to see that James Willstrop looks to be playing with the Prince EXO3 Pro Tour Squash Racquet at this years' British Open.  James is a Prince sponsored player of course so playing ...
Jeff Warren
By Jeff Warren
on May 20, 2013
  The main round of the 2013 Allam British Open Squash Championship is now under-way and Ramy Ashour is seeded to win.  There certainly is some very stiff competition he will have to beat though to ...