Imagine the scenario, it's the night before a big tournament or match. You've done everything possible to be in your best shape. You've practised hard and everything has gone really well. Leading up to the event, you've been so confident, all of your thoughts have been very positive, you've had … [Read more...] about Coping with the Doubts the Night before the Fight
What do we mean by “Planting the seed of doubt” … well the answer is simple, give your opponent confidence and it is likely that that confidence will grow into a flowering flamboyance that will be hard to curtail. Conversely, to plant the seed of doubt into your opponents mind promotes the decay of … [Read more...] about Planting the Seed of Doubt
Let's face it, squash is a brutal sport. There is no getting away from it. If you are under any illusions that you'll be able to reach your potential without having to push yourself through the pain barrier you are sadly mistaken and probably more suited to playing darts in your local pub. It's … [Read more...] about Pushing Through the Pain Barrier
Visualisation is the term used to mentally rehearse a technique, match, situation etc. It's like playing a film in your mind's eye. We all daydream in our lives from time to time and some do it more than others, right? Well, visualisation is kind of a controlled daydream. It has been … [Read more...] about Improve Your Squash Shots in your Mind’s Eye
Have you ever allowed your thoughts to dwell on a refereeing decision awarded against you many rallies earlier during an important squash game? Have you ever allowed yourself to worry that if you lose the next rally your opponent will be nearly at game point? Come on be honest, we all … [Read more...] about The Here and Now
The title maybe a little too strong when it comes to playing a game of squash, however, in pre-industrial Japan to not fear death was one of the most important parts about being a Samurai. You're probably already thinking what the hell have Samurai's and not fearing death got to do with … [Read more...] about Don’t Fear Death!
"Power is nothing without control". What a great quote and so profoundly true in a game of squash. I've never been a consistent big hitter of the squash ball probably because of my skinny physique but that doesn't mean I can't hit the ball hard. I just choose not too most of the time because … [Read more...] about Power is Nothing Without Control
Good technique starts with a good grip. Let me pose the following two questions: How can you play a high straight shot to the back when the ball is tight in the back corner, if your racket face is closed? How can you punch a deep volley when your racket face is open? The answer to both these … [Read more...] about Squash Grip Changes