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    Running in Lockdown

    May 12, 2021 1:00:00 PM / by Alex Robertson posted in Fitness

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    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.

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    The 4 Elements of Squash Fitness and How to Improve Them

    May 11, 2021 12:59:30 PM / by Alex Robertson posted in Fitness

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    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 square room, and they usually run around like a maniac trying to learn the correct way to move back to the 'T'.

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    The Different Generations of Squash

    Apr 20, 2021 10:32:05 AM / by Alex Robertson posted in pro squash, PSA, PSA Tour

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    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 veterans of the sport, such as Grégory Gaultier and Miguel Rodriguez who are still playing at an incredible level.

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    Top 3 Professional Squash Rivalries

    Apr 8, 2021 9:52:50 AM / by Alex Robertson posted in pro squash, PSA Tour, PSASquashTV, squash season

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    A good friend of mine, and a fellow squash player, mentioned recently that he thought that professional squash needed more drama, excitement, and rivalry.

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    Squash in 2021 - For the love of the game!

    Jan 31, 2021 12:32:26 PM / by Alex Robertson

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    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.

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    A Strange Year for Squash - Reflecting on 2020

    Jan 2, 2021 2:26:51 PM / by Alex Robertson

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    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, took a huge hit worldwide, and indoor sports such as squash seemed to be amongst the worst affected.

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    How to Hit a 100mph Squash Shot

    Dec 23, 2020 8:30:00 AM / by Alex Robertson

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    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 arms to hit the ball hard in squash. Most people were in agreement that you don't, however, I've spoken to a lot of beginner level players who assume that you have to be super strong to hit a powerful shot.

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    Pace of Play

    Dec 2, 2020 10:00:00 AM / by Alex Robertson

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    The pace at which a squash game is played defines the entire match.

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    Training with Purpose

    Nov 11, 2020 11:15:00 AM / by Alex Robertson

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    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 and quality of your progression.

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    Creativity in Squash

    Nov 2, 2020 2:27:06 PM / by Alex Robertson

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    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 concerns with their training.

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