Circuit of the month: July

For July’s circuit we’ve put together a tough cardio machine based endurance session, ideal to boost your stamina and add some variety to your gym sessions.

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Put it into practice: Forehand attacking options with David Palmer

Australian legend David Palmer joins us on SquashSkills this week, taking us through his thoughts on attacking in the front forehand corner.

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Malcolm Willstrop on Amr Shabana

One of the best ways to improve is to watch the World’s best, something readily available nowadays, identifying what has made them the players they are.

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Put it into practice: Volleying with Jesse Engelbrecht

We’re delighted to welcome Jesse Engelbrecht back to SquashSkills this week, to offer us his expert insight into one of the key aspects of the modern game – the volley.

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Flow like the French!

To get anywhere close to successfully emulating the French style of play, developing your base physical conditioning is key. Incorporating some foundation strength sessions into your weekly training is crucial if you’re to develop that strength and power across the middle of the court, as well as some more specific dynamic balance and stability work.

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flow

Go with the flow!

This state of ‘flow’ is a widely studied psychological concept and, while difficult to harness, is something that if embraced can be hugely beneficial not just to your sporting performance, but if the psychologist behind the theory is to be believed also to your life in general. Check out the article for more.

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Put it into practice: Ali Farag’s backhand options

Fresh from another epic battle with Mohamed El Shorbagy in the Super Series final, world no. 2 Ali Farag joins us this week to share his thoughts on the backhand – specifically from the mid-court area.

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Put it into practice: Length variations

We’ve had a fantastic new squash playlist on the site this week from former South African no. 1 Jesse Engelbrecht.

In this great new collection of videos, Jesse takes an in-depth look at variation within your length, and explains a simple concept of ‘4 zones’ on the front wall that helps you to hit the appropriate type of length at the appropriate time.

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 Salming Hawk Giveaway!

Following the launch of the NEW Salming Hawk, My-Squash.com and SquashSkills have teamed up to help you win Salming Hawk shoes – entries close on June 11th!

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Five things that make Ali Farag a great squash player

Here are five reasons why squash player Ali Farag has risen to the top of the men’s game since graduating from Harvard University.

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Circuit of the month: June

For June’s circuit we’ve put together a tough cardio machine based endurance session, ideal to boost your stamina and add some variety to your gym sessions.

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PSA World Tour – The month ahead

We’re looking ahead at the major squash events coming up on the PSA World Tour over the next month and who we feel are the in-form players.

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Getting to grips, with the squash grip.

Squash grip is an essential component of every squash player’s technique, it should be worked on from the very first moment that a player picks up a racket.

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Decision making in squash

Elite performers in sports such as squash are often lauded for their ability to play the right shot at the right time.

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mental fatigue

How mental fatigue can affect your squash performance

A hard day at work, social stresses, or any other period of demanding cognitive activity without adequate rest, can result in mental fatigue.

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End of year reflections – 2017

For those squash players keen to hit the ground running in 2018, we’ve got a great selection of fitness tests, exercises and programmes on the site for you!

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Circuit training for squash

A great way to organise your physical workouts to optimise this effectiveness and efficiency, is through the use of circuit training.

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Squash tactics: Learn how to read the game

If you’re looking to improve your tactical awareness and anticipation on the squash court this is the blog for you!

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Flexibility for squash

Flexibility for squash – part 1

We’ll take a look at the truth behind the generally accepted wisdom of the benefits of flexibility training and how it all relates back to the squash player.

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