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....

Squash Movement

By Scott Devoy At the 3.0 skill level, players tend to spend a lot of time so focused on the ball that they chase it all over the court. This leads to over-running the ball,...

Squash—Otherwise Known as Physical Chess

By Gilly Lane, U.S. national coach People often refer to the sport of squash as a game of physical chess. You are constantly trying to out-think your opponent on the go. While the sport of...

The Value of Mental Skills Training and Assessment

By Amy Gross, Peak Performance & Mental Coach, www.pillars4performance.com “In the sports arena I would say there is nothing like training and preparation. You have to train your mind as much as your body.” —Venus Williams One...

Mental Toughness

By Paul Assaiante It is my strong belief that the most underestimated aspect of squash is the mental game! In terms of the difference in the approach to the mental game from 3.0-5.0, there are actually...

Youth is Served

This issue, three young ladies from the Germantown Cricket Club in Philadelphia, PA, have wrestled the “Breaking through the Levels”column away from the Professionals to discuss drills, extra training, improving mental toughness, and lessons...

The Boast

By Lynn Leong, U.S. Junior Women's Assistant Coach The boast is one of my favorite shots to play. While some people, especially a lot of parents of juniors, think the boast is a bad shot...

Breaking Through the Levels

By Chris Hanson, US Elite Performance Program Member and World No. 84 While many adult and junior players consistently work on their game, trying to "break through to the next level”, only an elite few reach...

The Short Game

By Scott Devoy, Head Professional, Merion Cricket Club and U.S. National Team Coach You often hear about players with ‘good hands’ or ‘shot makers’ referring to players who take the ball short well, creating angles and...