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Sweatband backing Back to Squash

Sweatband backing Back to Squash

On the day that squash courts reopened across England (15th April 2021), international legends Nick Matthew and Daryl Selby announced their Back to Squash exhibition tour in September and early October, supported by sports and fitness equipment specialist Sweatband.com. The Back To Squash Tour will be hosted at 10 venues across the country and help to raise the profile of the game at the start of the new season during the countdown to World Squash Day on October 9.   Matthew vs Selby While Matthew, former World No.1 and three-time British Open and World Open champion, is keeping fit running...

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Squash history: origins, popularity and the future

Squash history: origins, popularity and the future

Racket sports have been popular around the world for centuries - from the 16th century to be precise. Since then, man has had the thrill, pleasure, and joy of striking a small ball with a racket, either directly to his opponent or indirectly through a wall, as one does in a game of squash.  The sport of squash has been played for many years and has experienced a tremendous growth in popularity. Though it is well-established, its beginnings were a little humbler than the sport it is today. Let’s find out where it all began for this amazing sport.  The...

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Choosing The Right Squash Racket For You

The Four Pillars of Squash: Technical, Tactical, Mental and Movement

Tristan will be taking us through the concept of balance, and finding balance in your squash game, any sport that you participate in or life in general. There are four pillars to consider – the TTMM pillars: Technical Tactical Mental Movement Each pillar has a significance to your squash game. Technical – for example when you work on your backhand drive or your forehand drive. Where is your backhand starting? Where is your follow through ending? Are you cutting the ball too much? Are you hitting it too flat? Tactical – where are you hitting the ball? Are you placing...

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Getting into squash: a beginner's guide

Getting into squash: a beginner's guide

Similar to other racket sports, such as badminton and tennis, squash is a sport that champions inclusivity which offers many routes to begin playing.  Squash professional Tristan Eyesle remembers how he first got into squash ‘If I think back on how I got myself into squash it was through going to watch my father play against his friend at our local school courts’.  First and foremost, is it important for burgeoning players (whether young or old) to get out and hit the ball as often as possible. This will allow new players to get used to the feeling of hitting...

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Why Sleep is Good For Squash But Squash Isn’t Good For Sleep

Why Sleep is Good For Squash But Squash Isn’t Good For Sleep

Many squash players report problems sleeping after playing late as the physical and mental high of the game carries on past a healthy bedtime. So if you’re a player who can’t snooze after squash then read on. Characteristics of squash Squash is a high-intensity game that requires agility of the body and the mind to plan and play every hit and predict each return. As a result, it’s a fantastic calorie burner which gives players an all over body workout. Added to which it’s indoors, so it can be played all year round whatever the weather. It’s popular for all...

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The first national association of squash

5 Interesting Facts About Squash

Squash is a popular sport played by millions across the globe with an ever-increasing fanbase. Male and female athletes compete in singles and doubles matches played on an enclosed court surrounded by 4 walls, and this racquet sport entails high-tempo play with fast movements and powerful hitting. However, not everyone will be familiar with some of the most interesting facts and details about the sport. We've selected a few that we reckon will tickle your fancy: 1. Feel the burn 2. On the ball 3. A squash game a day... 4. Founding Fathers 5. Innovative origins If you haven't already,...

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