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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…

Guide to squash racquet strings

As you move up in improving your skills in squash during practice or by playing a lot of games, you may find yourself not being able to perform the racquet techniques and plays as you did before when your racquet was new. You can wonder and inspect your racquet for signs of wear or a crack in the frame, but it could also be your squash racquet strings starting to wear out and lose tension. It may be time to restring your racquet with new strings! On my first trip to restring my racquet, I was presented with a buffet of options on how I would like my racquet restrung. He asked what I would like to have done, and I said “what do you recommend?!” After my experience and having since gone back to have my racquet restrung several times, below are the few things to consider before going…

Importance of the Squash Warm Up Exercise

A squash warm up routine is something every player should do before playing. Not only does it get you ready for your match, it helps prevent injuries. But how much do you really warm up before your squash match? In recent years there have been studies showing that excessive warm-up exercises actually reduce performance instead improve performance. Overdoing your warm up exercises before your squash match can actually reduce muscle power and in turn make you weaker when you are playing your match. Stretching before a game gives an extra layer of protection on the joints during a game. So what makes a good warmup? PURPOSE OF A SQUASH WARM UP EXERCISE MENTAL READINESS Mental preparation to set your mind to perform to the best of your abilities. To bring your focus at the task at hand. PHYSICAL READINESS Physical preparation for the heart and lungs. Raising the body temperature, blood…

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