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Weight Transfer and Balance in Squash

When you watch a pro squash match, it may be easy to think that you can replicate the level of play. But watching a match and playing are two different things, as all players know when they step on the court with a better player. Often what separates great players physically is their movement on the court, which comes down to weight transfer and balance on the court. Weight transfer and balance on the court can be the difference maker. Whether it comes down to the ease of movement on the court or to the deception a player can put on a shot, do not neglect this area of your game! Balance and Weight Transfer in Squash If we go back to science class, one of the fundamental truths of science is that forces exert themselves greater when moving in the same direction. In squash, this applies to the transfer…

Tecnifibre Squash Racquets – Review Round-Up

One of the best squash racquet manufacturers is Tecnifibre, a company out of France with a rich history in manufacturing sports equipment for Tennis and Squash. Many squash players gravitate to the Tecnifibre strings because they are so good, and another fun fact is that Tecnifibre is most well-known for was the longtime lead sponsor for the French Open (which was right in their backyard in Paris)! As an avid squash player, you are probably familiar with Tecnifibre because two of the sports biggest players use their racquets – Nour El Sherbini and Mohamed El Shorbagy. We’ll take a look at some of the racquets Tecnifibre has – and you can see why these players are so good! Tecnifibre Squash Racquets Tecnifibre Carboflex 125 Squash Racket – Best for Singles Squash The weapon of choice for PSA World Number One squash player Mohamed El Shorbagy, the Tecnifibre CarboFlex 125 is…

Wall Street Rallies for Squash

Here is a great article I found on Bloomberg. I’ve heard of squash being used in exercise programs at schools and throughout the community, but never used in a community outreach manner. It looks like it is working out really well, definitely something other areas should consider. The availability of the sport, and the intensity it requires is more than enough to distract some people from other less wholesome undertakings. The article is repeated in full here, but please check out the Bloomberg site linked above. The original author Amanda Gordon has done a great job, and it always puts a smile on my face to read GOOD news, instead of regular (bad) news! Wall Street Rallies for Squash in Harlem at Harvard Club Benefit By Amanda L Gordon January 17, 2019, 7:59 AM CST StreetSquash celebrates 20th anniversary, raises $1.4 million “It’s playing chess while running” Samsung’s David Eun…

Which Squash Ball To Use?

Squash Balls. Humble, Squashable, Warmable, Smackable, Cheap! Squash was originally called Squash Racquets… The name was based on the “Squashability” of the ball! We’ll give you the information you need to pick out the right squash ball for your level of playing! It’s easy, don’t sweat it! What Squash Ball Should I use? The four squash balls most commonly used in the game are single yellow, double yellow, blue and red. For the first time squash player, it is typically best to start playing with the red or blue balls. However, as mentioned, the mini-squash balls like the orange ball is the right option for the very young player. The starter balls make it easier to learn hand-eye-coordination and game techniques before moving on to the professional grade balls. Also, there is the option to use a slightly larger ball for the complete beginner. For instance, the Dunlop Intro Ball is…

Best Squash Racquet Bags In 2019

[Updated June 2019] The squash racquet bag you walk into a court with doesn’t just hold your gear; it also makes a statement. You need a bag that can hold your squash ball, squash racquet, shoes and a change of clothes without you struggling to zip it shut. If you are looking for the best squash bag, then relax because we did the research and found five bags that will definitely interest you. A Squash Bag will be your best friend, as it is one of the handiest pieces of squash equipment out there. As most of you will already know, and what all of you learn as you progress, is that there will be times when you need multiple squash rackets available. I’ll regularly carry 4-5 rackets with me to tournament games. I have my favorite racket, a spare of that racket, a second favorite and it’s spare. Sometimes I’ll have a fifth…

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