squash backhand practice

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

 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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squash circuit training

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

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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David Pearson - squash grip

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

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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My SquashSkills experience – David Taylor

The nuances to proper stroke, court positioning and other technique as well as game play tactics that come from the content SquashSkills provides is invaluable

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My SquashSkills experience – Garry Irwin

I’m having the most successful Pennant season in a long while and have also been very successful in the past two Australian Championships at my level

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Alison Waters

Interview – Alison Waters

Alison Waters spoke to us about her injury, and some of the trials and tribulations of her rehab.

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My SquashSkills experience – Manuel Martin

My 8 year old son is a beginner that loves squash. We use SquashSkills to learn and prepare then we work with our local pro for on the spot corrections. SquashSkills helps us use of our local pro’s time very efficiently. By being more efficient we save time and money. SquashSkills more than pays for itself.

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junior athlete

Working with junior athletes – Managing expectations

Early stage competition experience have been shown to have a huge effect upon junior athlete’s growth within their sport, and can really shape attitudes and outlooks.

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limited space training

Limited space training for squash players

Sessions working on the major physical elements such as power, endurance, and stability can all still be carried out when space and equipment is confined.

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squash pre-season

Your 5-point squash pre-season checklist!

With Autumn creeping in and club box competitions and county league team squash kicking back into gear, check out our 5 Point Pre-Season Checklist!

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