sport parent

3 tips for sports parents!

Another excellent feature piece here from Danny Massaro – “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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recovery stretching

Amateur v Professional Players part 1: Recovery/Stretching

The 3 major discrepancies that I have witnessed between Amateur and Professional players are training quality, recovery, rehabilitation

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squash court movement

Movement to the back of the squash court

How to create options in the back corners of the squash court when under pressure and different practices you can do to improve your movement.

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counter drop

My experience – The counter drop

Peter Nicol explores his experience with the counter drop throughout his career as a professional squash player. The counter drop is mainly used to stretch the court and make your opponent work hard.

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squash movement patterns

How to move more effectively on court

In this blog Peter talks through the movement patterns he’s taught and learned over his career.

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squash beginner tips

A beginner’s guide to squash: 12 top tips

New to the game of squash? Want to learn the basics? From the grip to which ball to use, read our crucial squash tips.

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backhand squash technique

Backhand squash technique – The Diamond

We look closely at the backhand squash swing and highlight the key teaching points that allow players to get the mechanics of the swing working correctly.

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barefoot training

Can squash players benefit from barefoot training?

One method that many physical therapists believe may be able to help offset decreases in strength, mobility, and proprioception is to incorporate some barefoot training into your weekly programme.

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competitive squash player

The 4 crucial components of the competitive squash player

To play squash competitively at any level requires a range of different skills and abilities. To really excel though, it’s necessary to garner a deeper understanding of the major elements that blend together to make-up the sport.

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fartlek

Fitness for squash: Fartlek training

To improve your squash game, try some fartlek interval sessions and reap the benefits of this simple, effective and highly flexible training method.

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squash racket

What’s the best squash racket? | A guide to the perfect match

What’s the best squash racket? Here are six key characteristics including weight, strings, throat shape, beam and grip.

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flexibility

Flexibility for squash – part 2

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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squash the kill

My Experience – The kill in the professional game

I’ve always felt that the kill is an easier shot than the straight out drop shot. ‘The Kill’ is played with a lot more pace and a closed racket face.

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compression garments

Compression garments for squash players

There are always an interesting variety of ‘performance enhancement’ tools, supplements and interventions being utilised/promoted by top level athletes.

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nutrition

Laura Massaro on the importance of good nutrition

Don’t miss this HFE interview where Laura Massaro explores the importance of good nutrition on the road.

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estonia squash

How I use SquashSkills to improve my players

Estonian squash coach Priit Lumi uses SquashSkills to help develop his group of over 20 players! If you’re a coach – find out how SquashSkills can help you.

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ageing

How does ageing affect your squash?

Veterans sport is one of the fastest developing participation categories. What are the physical effects of ageing, and how will they affect your squash?

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squash resistance training

Benefits of resistance training for squash – Part 2

There are many benefits to the elite squash player from a properly structured resistance training programme, and many of these will also be relevant to the amateur player.

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cheat sheet

What’s on your ‘cheat sheet’?

A personalised ‘cheat sheet’ can come in extremely useful in the heat of a match – to help steady the ship and provide you with the essential prompts and guidance

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sprint

What the science says: Multiple-sprint ability for peak performance

The study examined the fitness factors most important for the key squash-specific element of multiple-sprint ability

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