As mentioned in an earlier entry Mike McCue who blogs for us is playing in this year's PSA 5K National Squash Academy Open. Mike played his first match last night which I was lucky enough to see and he won convincingly! Mike played Tyler Hamilton who is also from Canada. Tyler is the higher ranked player ranked #170 in the world to Mike's #197 ranking so this was a bit of an upset.
Mike McCue who blogs for us is entered in the National Squash Academy Open 2012 that starts next week and we would like to wish him the best of luck. Mike trains out of the National Squash Academy (NSA) so this is a tournament on his home court. Many of the entrants in this tournament train out of the NSA. Mike's first match is against Tyler Hamilton a fellow Canadian. It should be a very tough match.
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 average pro is doing two or three sessions a day five days a week, so without discussing the obvious I will try to give some insight into what myself and my training partners do in a given week.
Received a Tweet from @NationalSquash about the status of the National Squash Academy. The North American Junior Squash Championship just completed there and the video footage below is from the morning of the first day of the tournament. This great new facility is a fair ways from finished but it is well under way. It is great to see this progress from an announcement I read on www.squashtm.com to now having finished courts!