Blog /  November 2016

Take it slow...

Take it slow...

Today's blog is prompted by a session I ran recently, introducing a couple of good standard u17 junior players to a new speed/agility drill they hadn't done before. It was quite a technical drill, where we were really looking to emphasise focus on th......

  • Monday 28th November 2016
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November 2016 Articles

The importance of warming-up for squash
  • 25th Nov 2016

The importance of warming-up for squash

Before any kind of strenuous physical activity, it’s important to ensure that the body is properly warmed-up – particularly now as the days and nights become colder as winter creeps in....

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North American coaching camp 2017
  • 24th Nov 2016

North American coaching camp 2017

The first SquashSkills North American coaching camp takes place on January 21st/22nd at Yale university. Coaches include Peter Nicol, Laura Massaro, Lee Drew, Jethro Binns, Gary Nisbet and Lewis Walters....

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Fitness sessions update - Resistance training for squash
  • 18th Nov 2016

Fitness sessions update - Resistance training for squash

Strength is an area often neglected by the squash player, with outdated connotations of ‘bulk’ and ‘stiffness’ still abounding in the minds of many people. These old stereotypes though, have little to do with modern strength training and how it re...

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Benefits of resistance training for squash - Part 2
  • 11th Nov 2016

Benefits of resistance training for squash - Part 2

There are many advantages to the elite squash player from a properly structured resistance training programme, and a number of these will also be relevant to the amateur club player. In this article, we’ll be looking at optimal session structure......

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3 tips for sports parents!
  • 7th Nov 2016

3 tips for sports parents!

Another excellent feature piece here from Danny Massaro - "To begin my new blog for SquashSkills I want to give you 3 practical TIPS to try out with your child. They are easy to set up and test out. Give them a go; they have worked for many so far..."...

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Benefits of resistance training for squash - Part 1
  • 4th Nov 2016

Benefits of resistance training for squash - Part 1

There are many advantages to the elite squash player from a properly structured resistance training programme, and a number of these will also be relevant to the amateur club player. In this article, we’ll be looking at some of the main benefits......

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Is caffeine an effective performance enhancer for the squash player?
  • 3rd Nov 2016

Is caffeine an effective performance enhancer for the squash player?

Although most people are familiar with caffeine and are aware of some of its potential benefits and effects, there are still a lot of myths and misconceptions as to its exact uses and functions within the body....

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