Hey Ref: April 2019

by Barry Faguy HEY REF Last call! Well folks, nine years later, it’s the end of my writing the officiating column. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with a Canadian doing it, but it’s fitting that someone...

Dealing with Squash Shoe Odor

By Pierre Bastien, squash equipment blogger at squashsource.com “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.” —Sun Tzu You may think your faithful squash equipment correspondent is prone to wandering aimlessly. In...

Building the Best: Athlete Development at the Specter Center

By Richard Weber The Arlen Specter US Squash Center, scheduled to open in Philadelphia on the campus of Drexel University in fall of 2020, will welcome into the squash community players who otherwise would not...

Why Does Squash Make You Happy? Tal Ben-Shahar and Positive Psychology

by James Zug It is enshrined in our nation’s founding document. The big three: life, liberty and happiness. In the original draft of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson wrote that one of the truths, sacred...

$1 Million: Professional Squash Hits Milestone in Chicago

By James Zug One million. Never in the century-plus history of professional squash had a single tournament offered a seven-digit prize money purse. In the recent past, there had been a smattering of events that upped...

Navigating the Mental Game: Enhancing Peak Performance in Squash Through Mindfulness

by Eric Zillmer & Madeline Barlow Drexel University Sports Performance Center Squash has specific features that set it apart from other sports. It is very fast, with the squash ball travelling upward of over 100 mph....

Eating Well to Feel Well

By Candace Chemtob, MS, RD, LD, CSSD Food and mood are more closely related than you may think. Besides being one letter apart, what and when you eat can influence your mood. If you have...

Pro-File Affeeq Ismail

Affeeq Ismail Head Squash Coach US Squash Pilot Program @ Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA: Marblehead, MA Lynch/van Otterloo has an extremely active adult squash community. The adult players are consistently organizing round robins and playing in weekly league...