Spending 4 days in Northern Italy can never be a bad thing in June. Riccione, home to the National centre for squash is an interesting combination of holiday resort and elite training environment for various sports. A clever move by the local council to keep the town ticking over out of holiday season and…

Travel can have many positive effects on our minds and bodies including excitement, wonder and relaxation. Even just being taken out of our routines and environment can have the power to start the brain off on different thoughts and questions which otherwise don’t happen when we are too busy getting through the daily grind. Something…

  The mind has the ultimate power to effect performance on the squash court and when the mindset is at its best the body will follow. No matter what level of payer, anyone who competes and wants to win will have experienced the ups and downs of success and failure. The players we teach vary…

Having spent an enjoyable and inspiring few days at the British junior championships I find myself asking again: What are the objectives of junior squash? Words like learning and development come to mind. But all too often the focus on winning, rankings and teams can cloud a more progressive and effective vision of player development. Of…

    As anyone will know who has played squash it is an extremely demanding sport for the body. It requires physical capabilities that can hold together during the continuous challenges presented in solving the high-speed puzzle, often while exhausted, against varying players and styles.   Players who make this look easy are functioning at…

  The 2015/2016 season has been intense and demanding but overall extremely exiting. During the last 18 Months elitesquash has moved to a new club in the beautiful riverside location in the center of Bristol and with an incredible team of friends and employees turned a tired but prestigious squash venue into a modern and…

  In the endless search for better ball striking, accuracy and control the debate around technique will always sit at the front of any discussion. In this article I will investigate ways in which I work towards these goals but primarily to help find that feeling where player and coach look at each other and…