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Another big thank you to Avon squash!

by John Welton

One of the hardest areas to maintain sustained growth in any country is in the junior programs. The pandemic has had a huge impact on our sport and particularly our junior programs. We have seen a really positive return to our junior squads but there has been a small drop in numbers. It is now…

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5 Tips For a Successful Return to Squash

by Steve Thompson

Solo practice, household play and individual coaching have been all that’s been allowed over the last 5 weeks, and players at all levels have been itching to get back to normal full court squash! That time has now arrived, and will now hopefully never be taken away. With a successful vaccination programme and a much-reduced…

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Lets get back to squash a better player

by John Welton

  The third lockdown has been tough for everyone, but with the government’s roadmap out of lockdown the end is in sight and the chance to play the game we love is upon us! In the last few days England squash has released it’s expected guidance on a return to squash on the 12th of…

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Keeping a simple approach brings the best results

by hadrian

Squash is an extremely demanding game requiring many elements to work together at the same time often at high speeds. Rallies can be short and points disappear quickly if your opponent takes charge. For this reason, we need to keep things simple in training and in matches. From the perspective of a coach, this is…

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Big thank you to Avon squash

by Hadrian Stiff

One of the hardest areas to maintain sustained growth in any country is in the junior programs. Avon squash, the county organisation for where elitesquash is based is making huge strides forward to help boost clubs and coaches to grow the sport. Recently, Seamus Singh our lead mini squash coach (and county chairman) proposed that…

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Fun, play and performance

by hadrian

Over the last 5 months, I have been subjected to many hours of play including lego, frisbee, paddleboarding, skateboarding and hide and seek for hours on end with our three very energetic young boys. Most of the time I have loved this although it took a while to really get into and reap the benefits…

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Managing a club during lockdown

by Filip Madaric

Torquay squash club has been a pillar of the squash community in South Devon for forty years and during the last three years, elitesquash lead coach filip Madaric has moved into coach/manager role at the club. In this article he gives us an insight into how he has responded to the challenging situation when sitting in…

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Mental wellbeing in the wodern world

by hadrian

Mental wellbeing is a hot topic during these uncertain times as people of all ages find themselves faced with new challenges during lockdown which tests the mind in different ways to before. These challenges are hard for everyone from children to adults but can provide an opportunity for growth and innovation. Over the last two…

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This is a time to help each other

by hadrian

Three and a half years ago I visited the incredible charity program Egoli squash in Johannesburg and was astounded at the scale and impact this was having on families in the deprived parts of this region. The team of managers and coaches are changing lives through squash, sewing and study in the similar ways as…

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Zoom sessions: Live Q and A with Mohamed El Shorbagy

by hadrian

One of the positives from the recent lockdown has been the efforts of so many people connecting online through various media channels sharing ideas and experiences. We are now into our second week of daily zoom classes with our elitesquash juniors and squash friends. This idea was sparked by our lead coach at elitesquash Russia,…

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