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February 25, 2015

The T Squash Academy hosted a reception for US Squash president Kevin Klipstein. This was a big honor for us and we did our best to show him that squash in Cincinnati was alive and growing, as are our athletes who demonstrated more than just their court skills to Kevin...

December 17, 2014

 

Can Losing Grow Grit?

This past weekend, Alexander (age 8) traveled with his Spartan teammates to a regional Gold Squash Tournament at the University of Virginia.  In his previous two Gold events, he was shut-out, 3-0, in every match he played. Why head back to another...

November 18, 2014

More from "20 Ways to Prepare Young Athletes for Success in Sports and in Life," by Eric Cressey. 

8. Make kids get up 10-15 minutes earlier to make and eat breakfast.

It drives me bonkers when I hear a kid say that he can’t find time for breakfast. Don’t find time;...

November 7, 2014

"Set an example for your kids" is advice from "20 Ways to Prepare Young Athletes for Success in Sports and in Life," by Eric Cressey. 

9. Set an example. Kids model parents’ behaviors, including work ethic, attention to detail, punctuality, and a host of other factors...

October 13, 2014

A few weekends ago, The T celebrated our second Squash & Symphony event.  Why would we do such a thing? What's the connection between Squash and Music?  

 

After observing children learn and grow for many years, it is my view that the discipline of learning music, a...

October 5, 2014

The primary focus at The T Squash Academy is building character through squash. Strong character is not an innate skill that kids have, but one that is learned through time, through repetition and with guidance by their coaches and peers. One of the areas where charact...

September 30, 2014

Yesterday The T hosted a College-style squash match.  2 Teams, 9 players each, arranged in order of skill level from 1-9.  Each match counts the same amount toward the team total, first team to 5 wins.  Our teams were Harvard vs Cornell, corresponding to the collegiate...

September 22, 2014

The power of practice.

 

Saw Federer in a practice session today at the ATP. Amazing to see him working up close. Watching him practice was as impressive as any of the matches we watched. You got the sense that a great player is built in practice whereas matches are...

September 15, 2014

What is the point of a junior squash tournament?

 

In a city where squash is still barely known, the best way to explain something is to just do it. But for those who have not been to one of our tournament, here’s a first pass at why we host them.

 

Squash is a very hard s...

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