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 much thought into their preparation. Of course, time to prepare is a luxury afforded only to players who don’t have jobs or families or otherwise “real” lives. In this article, I will give a brief rundown of the ideal week of preparation for a tournament. Taking just a few of these tips and adapting them to your own tournament routine will definitely give you a better chance of performing at your best.
Congratulations to Nick on achieving the #1 spot in the world. This last year of squash from Nick has been very impressive. He has steadily moved up the rankings from the middle to bottom of the top 10 to being the top player in the world. Since coming back from injury he has seemed more focused. He has always played at a really hard pace but he has really become more clinical in finishing since his return.