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Elite Squash reports back from the World Squash Championships in Manchester.

by hadrian

  Hadrian Stiff, Director and founder of Elite Squash, and coach to both newly crowned World champion, Mohamed ElShorbagy, and runner-up, his brother, Marwan, reports back from the recent World Championships in Manchester, where he witnessed history in the making as these two brothers competed against one another for the most prestigious title in squash……

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Q&A with Marwan El Shorbagy

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  In the build up to our next MasterClass Camp with Marwan Elshorbagy and Hadrian Stiff on 25-26th November, we asked Marwan about his passion for Squash and more about what players can expect by participating in the Masterclass:   Last season went very well for you, what are your main goals and objectives for…

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What is Strength & Conditioning Coaching? by Beth Bond

by hadrian

  When I tell the majority of people that I am a Strength and Conditioning (S&C) Coach I am often met with a blank, questioning stare…This is perhaps partly due to the ambiguous title. The EIS (English Institute of Sport) defines S&C as “the physical and physiological development of athletes for elite sport performance”.  In…

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Spotlight Q&A with Elite Squash Coach, Richard King

by hadrian

As any sports person the world over knows, a time comes in their development, that in order to be the best player that they can be, it will mean enlisting the help of a coach that they can trust, respect and learn from.  Someone who will help them both physically and mentally to grow and…

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Unorthodoxy is a necessary part of natural technique

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The more I teach the more I see the same theme keep showing up and then repeat itself everywhere else movement is performed at its most natural and effective: Imperfection. Also often referred to as unorthodoxy in squash conversations or unconventional and sometimes incorrect. A coach’s job is to correct faulty technique in the swing and/or movement….

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Italian National team camp

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  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…

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The importance of not standing still

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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…

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Proactive thinking for squash…and life

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  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…

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