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February 3, 2019

There’s something I love about squash and how it gives kids skills for life.  Could be true of any sport.  But it happens to be true about squash.  There is beauty in the game, a beauty that captures the imagination and the heart.  There is a right way to swing, a righ...

January 19, 2019

I’m in Philadelphia.  At a Girls U11 Gold Squash Tournament.   A glass door opens and my daughter, Ellie, exits the court, eyes downcast, shoulders slumped.  She has just played a third game in a critical match against a close rival.  The score: 1-11.  A whitewashing....

December 29, 2018

Dear T Family!

As the year draws to a close and we get ready for 2019, let’s pause to recall a few of the highlights from 2018. 

In January, Coach Dee began an exciting opportunity at Chelsea Piers (a premiere squash club in Connecticut).  Dee’s departure prompted Coach...

December 14, 2018

After a recent weekend of coaching Junior Squash, I was thinking about what is beautiful about the competitive experience for children and why I love to coach. The daily tasks of coaching are extremely important.  Identifying the fundamental skills needed, preparing ex...

December 7, 2018

I’ve been thinking about parents and kids and the junior squash scene.  What is the role of parental love vs pushing for performance; and how does this impact the way kids grow through advanced squash experiences? This is a tough one for squash parents (for reasons I’l...

November 28, 2018

What is the point of competing in squash?  To achieve a ranking or lift a tropy?  Or is there something else that our kids can develop through the athletic experience?

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In the quiet of the holidays, between a recent National Tournament in Baltimore and...

November 20, 2018

Squash is a canvas where I paint beauty into the world.

In recent months, I have worked with a few talented athletes who all share one thing in common. Gifted players, hard workers, lots of potential, but when they step on stage to play what for them is a big match, som...

March 22, 2016

T Coach and dad Neal Tew shared some thoughts about being a squash parent.

 

I've been thinking lately about the nature of competition and the role it can play in the development of a child's personality. It is easy to think competition is something to be avoided — too r...

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