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7 – 10 January 2021 sees some of the top juniors in the country descend into Die HS Menlopark hostels. Rodney Durbach – Ex National champ (and still a strong PSA contender) –  will head the list of qualified and experienced coaches. Players range in age from 12 – 20 and with the use of…
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December 23, 2020 0

26. Youth Sport Development – Allistair McCaw

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT: 5 Key Guidelines when it comes to developing a sports kid: I believe that the single biggest mistake made in kids coaching and the developing of a young athlete is that the fundamentals are not taught well enough and the development process is rushed. Did you know that 70% of kids give up…
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September 1, 2020 0

25. Return to Play – the new normal

As from Saturday 15 August 2020 we are all back on court. The excitement of hitting a ball again, seeing our friends at squash and getting into the “new normal” routine has kick started us into action to ensure that all the protocols are followed and respected. WHAT IS THE NEW NORMAL Club membership is…
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August 12, 2020 0

24. Opportunities to improve during Lock Down

The extreme restrictions implemented by the South African government during the 4 month lock down period, forced the coaches to review their philosophies, ideas and re plan the whole World of Squash program. The downtime proved to be an ideal period of improvement. Bringing in world class coaches like Hadrian Stiff, Allistair McCaw and Wayne…
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August 5, 2020 0

23. MAY = National Teen Self-Esteem Month

In the Absence of Sports, Developing the Female Student-Athlete Remains a Constant Does the indefinite suspension of sports also mean the loss of an opportunity for female athletes to increase their confidence? As sports are sidelined due to COVID-19, student-athletes and coaches are left searching for meaning and an equal source of self-esteem. Throughout May we…
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May 19, 2020 0

22. Rituals / Pre competition routines

How do you spend the hours before you go into the heat of battle? More importantly, does this time help or hinder your performance? Pre Competition Routines – The Basics Regardless of what type of event it might be the same basics rules are the same. You’re trying to time your “A-Game” for that event, for when…
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May 4, 2020 0

21. LOCK DOWN … the next 21 days

Dear Players and Parents At this very challenging time, we hope that wherever you are reading this, you and your loved ones are safe and well. We’ve all been feeling the same uncertainty as we navigate these treacherous waters that keep getting choppier and more dangerous by the day. We have been monitoring the daily…
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March 24, 2020 0

20. COVID – 19

The World of Squash team wanted to write to you directly to keep you informed of the steps we’ve taken, following the recent outbreak of COVID-19 (Corona virus). The safety and well being of both our customers and our staff is our number one priority. We have been restricted from training at the University. The…
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March 19, 2020 0

19. How to find a squash coach

The first question that comes to mind is .. why do you need to find a squash coach? If your child is in an organised program, the coaches who run the groups should either be used as the coach (you are looking for), or they should be advising you about finding a supplementary coach If…
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March 18, 2020 0

18. #TuksSquash: Squash coaches at Tuks strive to make a difference

There is a good reason why the TuksSquash coaches love using the phrase “Green to Gold”. In a nutshell, it describes precisely what motivates them to spend hours on court getting players to master the finer skills of the game without ever losing focus that squash should be fun playing. Green is a reference to…
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December 10, 2019 0