Balance & weight transfer in squash

Peter discusses movement off of the T, understanding balance, weight transfer & movement patterns in squash.

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squash bag

What’s in your squash bag?

Proper preparation is crucial to success in squash and perhaps the most important element of preparation begins with what you put in your kit bag…

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kinesio tape

Is Kinesio tape functional or fashion?

Taping up muscles is a sporting trend that’s seen a big increase in popularity in recent years. ‘Kinesio Taping’ is a method of athletic therapy support using coloured tape claimed to brings a number of benefits.

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Nutritional supplements

3 Recommended Nutritional Supplements

Find out what are the three basic supplements most often recommended by leading sports nutritionists for very active people!

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resistance training

Resistance training: Compound v Isolation exercises

To maximise your results from your resistance training programme, you need to be focusing predominantly on compound exercises.

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benefits of bananas

The benefits of bananas for squash players

You often see bananas being eaten courtside by pros during tennis and squash matches, but what benefits do athletes actually get out of eating them?

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juniors

Getting the best out of juniors

One of the most difficult aspects of coaching is the mentality of junior players. Coaches must look for several fundamental factors in juniors, these include current and potential ability, physical ability and of course, attitude.

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core training

An introduction to core training

Core training done properly, is crucial for optimal functioning and injury prevention for the sportsperson. Particularly in a sport such as squash, with all the twisting, bending, and lunging going on, a strong core region is a very important part of the performance puzzle.

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friend

Fitness training with a friend

Going to the gym with a friend can be a great way of physically pushing yourself and is definitely something you should think about.

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david pearson

My experience – Working with David Pearson

David Pearson’s attention to detail and level of understanding of the mechanics of the swing and movement are so all-encompassing.

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sleep disturbance

Sleep disturbance after squash?

While sleep disturbance is not an issue that affects everyone there are certainly enough anecdotal reports to suggest that post-game disturbed sleep can be a real problem for some players.

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strength

Test your squash specific strength!

Testing your strength – A big part of our site structure is the incorporation of a number of different tests for our members to undertake!

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‘Choking’ – How to squeeze your way out of it

Choking – that sudden catastrophic drop in performance when placed in a pressurised situation, either from before the game/event actually starting, or kicking in during the event game/event itself.

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jogging

Does jogging have any benefits for squash players?

Many athletes aim to improve their fitness levels by taking up ‘jogging’. But does this kind of running really have any benefits for a squash player?

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stress

Lock away negative thoughts before you hit the court!

To get the most out of the game you want to be able to play stress-free and undistracted.

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rainbow

Healthy nutrition for the squash player – Eat a rainbow!

Eat a rainbow – Healthy eating is vital for supporting the body’s physiological processes and helping to repair the joints and muscles!

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squash-specific fitness

Test Yourself! 3 simple tests of squash-specific fitness

In this article we’re going to take a look at fitness assessments, and explore some simple ways you can test your fitness to see where you are with your squash-specific conditioning.

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wattbike

What bike? Wattbike!

Bike sprints have long been one of the most familiar elements of the dedicated squash player’s training. They are ideal for enhancing endurance for the sport.

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Sweating Blood: My Life In Squash – The Official Nick Matthew Autobiography

We are delighted to continue our close relationship with Nick Matthew. Here is an extract from Nick’s autobiography, which is available to pre order and will be released soon.

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hot court

When training hots up: Squash performance in the heat

With Summer in full swing and temperatures rising in many parts of the world, the issue of how to successfully play and train in the heat without fatigue compromising health and performance becomes an important one. This is of particular importance to squash players, where extreme heat on court is already a very familiar concern.

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