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    Distance Makes The Heart Grow Stronger - The Squash World Unites!

    Mar 29, 2020 6:53:33 AM / by Alex Robertson posted in Squash Tips, Squash Training, Learn more about squash, Pro Squash Tour, PSA, PSASquashTV

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    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 squash worldwide.

    BUT... (and that's a big but), it's amazing to see so many amateurs, professionals, and fans shining a positive light on such a negative situation. The sense of community in the world of squash has been overwhelming on social media, with players from all over coming together to share training regimes, challenges, general help, and all-round awesome content.

    PSA Content

    With no live squash to watch, the PSA have done a great job of giving squash fans their regular fix of professional content. The PSA Youtube Channel is full of awesome segments like 'Signature Shots', 'PSA Rewinds', and, our personal favourite, the 'Greatest Battles' videos, the most recent of which highlights some of the closest matches between Mohamed Elshorbagy and Ramy Ashour.

    PSA also post regular content on their Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts which feature some great trickshot compilations, isolation games, and even videos to wash your hands to...

     

    Wash your hands

    Professionals Share Workouts & Training Tips

    It's clear that many people are using this time to work on their strength, fitness, and flexibility to make sure they're fully prepared for getting back on court.

    Many squash professionals such as Miguel Rodríguez, Grégory Gaultier, and Nouran Gohar have been sharing squash-orientated fitness exercises and challenges on social media, giving amateur players an insight into the world of the pros, and allowing them to tailoring their own stay-at-home training. English ex world no. 1 Nick Matthew has also been streaming his own regular live training workouts so you can train in real time with an all time great!

    Be sure to take a look on their social media accounts if you're trying to prepare your body for when squash clubs re-open.

    However, it must be mentioned, one of our personal favourites is Amanda Sobhy's 'In Home Workout' video, if you haven't seen it, be sure to take a look on her Instagram.

    You won't be disappointed!

    The #toiletpaperchallenge Revolution

    Possibly the most entertaining thing to come out of this situation is the numerous squash challenges and trickshots being posted by professionals and amateurs, which are getting more extreme by the day!

    (We believe) it all started with Daryl Selby posting a video of himself hitting a squash ball through the middle of a roll of toilet paper... and Bog Roll Bullseye was invented. Over the past week or so players from all over have been posting their own creative versions of the #StayAtHomeChallenge, hitting squash balls at various targets. Many of the best clips have been shared by Daryl and other pros and gone viral within the squash world.

    This creativity is doing an awesome job of bringing squash players together through a difficult time, while promoting the sport and giving it an entertaining edge, and we hope it continues even when we're all back playing again!

    To finish with, here's one of the best clips from 'The Colombian Cannonball' Miguel Rodríguez:

     

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    Don't let it hit the back wall! - A guide to a great squash drill...

    Oct 5, 2019 5:04:45 PM / by Alex Robertson posted in Squash Tips, Squash Training, Fitness, Guides, Learn more about squash, training, drill

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    Team CT Pro Cam Seth on the Importance of Flexibility...

    Aug 21, 2019 4:09:46 PM / by Cameron Seth posted in Squash Tips, Squash Training, Fitness, Guides, Learn more about squash, training, Cameron Seth

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    Tournament Play Preparation

    Mar 9, 2018 5:00:06 PM / by Nicole Garon posted in Squash Tips, Squash Training, Learn more about squash, Tournament, squash tips, squash training

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    Tournament play can be very taxing both mentally and physically ...

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    Keep it simple!

    Dec 14, 2017 6:47:40 PM / by Nicole Garon posted in Squash Tips, Squash Training, Learn more about squash, mental tips, Beginner Squash, beginner tips, squash tips, squash training

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    The game of squash is so easy from outside the glass ...

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    The Benefits of a Heavier Squash Racquet

    Aug 8, 2017 6:19:15 PM / by Jeff Warren posted in Squash Tips, Learn more about squash, Squash Racquet, squash racquet buyers guide, Squash Racquets, squash tips

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    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 benefit from playing with a heavier racquet. I find that a heavier squash racquet helps with several parts of the squash game. It makes it easier to generate power, accuracy is improved and you get more feel on drops. A heavier racquet can really improve a player’s fundamental game.

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    How to Take Full Advantage of Squash Drills

    Jul 28, 2015 8:38:13 PM / by Diego Caballero posted in Squash Tips, Squash Training, movement, Learn more about squash, training, practice, squash, squash tips, squash training, tactics, tips

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    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. Whenever a player is about to start a drill, they should always have an objective in mind, concentrate on it, and works towards as they do the exercise. This is very important since it will help the player develop better muscle memory as well as improve their game more significantly.

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    Easy Drill to Improve Your Front Court Shots

    Jun 21, 2015 9:31:01 AM / by Diego Caballero posted in Squash Tips, Squash Training, improve game, improve squash game, improving, Learn more about squash, training, deception, drill, practice, racquet preparation, squash, squash tips, squash training, tips

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    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 shorter swing, and using my wrist more. The reason he told me I needed to do this was to incorporate deception on every shot, as well as increase my accuracy while retaining the same amount of power as before. Surprisingly enough, by the end of practice I was hitting better shots at the front with a shorter swing that always started from the same spot. It was very helpful and I believe it’s worth discussing so that other players can try it out as well.

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    Head Heavy, Head Light, or Even Balanced: What Should I Use?

    Jun 18, 2015 8:42:24 PM / by Diego Caballero posted in Squash Tips, Learn more about squash, weight, head heavy, head light, balance, beginner s, beginner tips, even balanced, racquet, squash, Squash Racquet

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    When planning on buying a squash racquet there are many things to take into consideration:

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    The Rules of Squash Every Player Should Know

    Jun 3, 2015 9:50:52 AM / by Diego Caballero posted in Learn more about squash, learn more squash, rules, squash rules, squash tips

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    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 have read the “World Squash Singles Rules 2014” from the World Squash Federation and here are some of the rules that I believe every player should know, as well as commentary on how they are bypassed or misinterpreted by players and/or officials:

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