Mindhunter: Profiling Squash’s Top Performers at the U.S. Open

by Eric Zillmer Director of Athletics and Pacifico Professor of Neuropsychology, Drexel University The 2019 FS Investments U.S. Open Squash Championships, hosted by Drexel University, showed off the sport at its finest. Great crowds, matches, players...

Transitioning from Singles to Doubles

By Manek Mathur, SDA World No. 1 “Everything is different—you are playing a new sport.” This is the most common answer I give people who ask what the difference is between singles and doubles. Here...

Developing a Training Plan: What Should I Do? – Step 2

By Damon Leedale-Brown, Sports Scientist & Conditioning Specialist In the last issue we discussed using reflections from the season just finished, combined with detailed profiling, to help establish a series of well thought through training...

Reasons to Ref

By Hope Prockop Four years ago, my deep dive into refereeing began. I attended a US Squash coaching course where I met some like-minded squash addicts. We shared ideas and best practices on technique, lesson...

Breaking Through the Levels: Hardball Doubles

by Preston Quick In this month’s issue, former World Champion Preston Quick describes the unique lingo and skills it takes to excel at every level of squash doubles. C Players at the C level will benefit greatly...

2015 Technifibre Squash Racquets

By Pierre Bastien, squash equipment blogger at squashsource.com Ah, summer. While things can be a bit slow around the squash courts during the warmer months, it’s an exciting time in the squash equipment world, because this...

The Social Comparison Trap

By Amy Gross, Peak Performance & Mental Coach We all know the social comparison game. We fall into the trap of evaluating our skills and progress by how we stack up against others. We rely...

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....

Movement & Balance

By Kim Clearkin, Director of Squash at San Francisco Bay Club I often hear some of our members commenting on how little the pros seem to move when they play—they don't seem to run, but...

What was I thinking!

by Richard Millman  If you are an enthusiastic squash player, you probably play competitive matches, train, practice and take lessons. That’s a pretty normal diet for a squash enthusiast. Yet you may find that you...