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5 reasons you should warm-up before you play squash

5 reasons you should warm-up before you play squash

Have you ever wondered why you warm up before you play squash? Anybody who takes part in regular exercise will have heard countless times that they should be warming-up before they train or play....

  • Thursday 30th June 2016
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June 2016 Articles

How does alcohol affect the performance of a squash player?
  • 28th Jun 2016

How does alcohol affect the performance of a squash player?

A drink in the bar of a local squash club is an integral part of the post-match experience for many amateurs, but what are it's effects on your performance?...

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Fitness programme update - Power up your training
  • 24th Jun 2016

Fitness programme update - Power up your training

As a squash player you need to develop the ability to explode from the T, change direction, accelerate quickly, and make fast dynamic movements around the court. Squash specific power training is therefore essential....

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Choosing the right squash ball for you
  • 23rd Jun 2016

Choosing the right squash ball for you

Are you new the game of squash, wondering which type of squash ball you should be using? A few factors go into choosing the correct squash ball, helping ensure it stays lively during play....

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The benefits of bananas for squash players
  • 22nd Jun 2016

The benefits of bananas for squash players

You often see bananas being eaten court side at tennis matches, but what benefits do athletes get out of eating them? Similarly, court side at many squash venues bananas are becoming as familiar as gels, sports drinks, and other nutritional aids found in...

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Movement focused squash coaching camp
  • 21st Jun 2016

Movement focused squash coaching camp

Improve your movement around the court by attending our upcoming squash coaching camp. Learn how to move better and dominate the court, ultimately winning more squash....

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In squash, you never stop learning!
  • 20th Jun 2016

In squash, you never stop learning!

As a squash player or coach you should never stop learning, practicing and improving. From the return of serve to the trickle boast, there's always something new on SquashSkills that you can relate to your game....

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The best squash-specific exercise you've never heard of
  • 17th Jun 2016

The best squash-specific exercise you've never heard of

It's important to maximise your fitness training time. The 'rear foot elevated split squat' or 'Bulgarian split squat' is a great exercise to use to cover a whole range of elements in one simple to learn movement....

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Do you need to 'warm-down' after a squash match?
  • 15th Jun 2016

Do you need to 'warm-down' after a squash match?

While for most players the warm-up will follow the same general pattern of progressively warming and mobilising the body in preparation for exercise, there is usually seen a far higher degree of variance in cool-down routines. But how necessary are they?...

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Fitness programme update - Get stronger
  • 9th Jun 2016

Fitness programme update - Get stronger

If you're a squash player seriously looking to improve your game then one area you're going to need to address is your basic strength levels. A sound base of strength is the foundation of all other athletic elements....

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Healthy nutrition for the squash player - Eat a rainbow!
  • 7th Jun 2016

Healthy nutrition for the squash player - Eat a rainbow!

In such a physically challenging sport, it's vital that squash players who are serious about improving their physical performance take time to consider their dietary choices....

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A squash player's guide to tennis elbow
  • 5th Jun 2016

A squash player's guide to tennis elbow

If you've got a sore or painful elbow after playing squash, maybe during the night, you might be suffering from tennis elbow, a commonly reported injury in racket sports. Lateral epicondylitis to use the medical term, usually starts the morning after spor...

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