Squash Shots & Rorschach Inkblots: It is Open to Interpretation

By Eric Zillmer, Athletic Director, Pacifico Professor of Neuropsychology, Drexel University We love competitive squash because it provides us with an accessible slice of life. We don’t only like to play squash; we also enjoy...

Resolution Willpower

By Candace Chemtob, B.S. and M.S. in Human Nutrition "For last year's words belong to last year's language And next year's words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a...

Timing and Adrenaline – A Nebulous Relationship

By Richard Millman This is going to sound weird from a Brit who knows practically squat about the national game, but even so, here’s something to get you scratching your head: What have Mario Soto...

Will’s World Go Mental

By Will Carlin The target for competitive shooters is incredibly small. The fifty meter rifle target has a diameter roughly equal to the length of a dollar bill. The 10-point bull’s-eye is 10.4mm wide (a...

The Mind Game — Self-Belief

By Damon Leedale-Brown, Sports Scientist and Conditioning Specialist In a diversion from the usual context of my articles around physical training, I wanted to venture into probably the most critical factor in influencing success in any competitive...

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...

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....

Navigating the Mental Game in Squash: Between Game Strategies

Nyree Dardarian, Director, Center for Nutrition & Performance Eric Zillmer, Athletics Director and Professor Drexel University Fitness is the price of admission to competitive squash. But from a nutritional and neuroscience point of view, squash is also...