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Overview


The Science of Sport series is essential reading for students, coaches and performers, physiotherapists, club doctors, and professional support staff working in sport. The Science of Sport: Squash offers both scientific research and athlete testimonials to show that squash is one of the most physically demanding, mentally draining, and tactically challenging sports in the world. Success in this sport requires extreme levels of fitness, optimal and specific strength, relentless psychological toughness, intelligent tactical prowess, and sublime technical proficiency.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785001796
Publisher: Crowood Press, The
Publication date: 04/25/2016
Series: Science of Sport Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author


Stafford Murray is a Performance Lead at the English Institute of Sport helping to co-ordinate the sports science delivery to 5 key Great Britain Olympic and Paralympic Sports. As a sports science practitioner, Stafford has worked as a consultant with more than 15 international and professional sports teams (including the Lawn Tennis Association, English Cricket Board, South African Cricket, McLaren F1, and Welsh Rugby), and to date has presented at 41 international conferences. From 1998 to 2013 Stafford was the head Performance Analyst for the England Squash Team, working with multiple World Individual and Teams Champions during his tenure. He has published more than 30 papers on both technical and tactical analysis of squash.

Table of Contents

About the Editors 6

About the Authors 8

About the Players and Coaches 11

Fore-words by Jonah Barrington and Peter Nicol MBE 16

Preface 19

1 The Evolution of Sport Science in Squash Edward M. Winter 20

2 Physiological Underpinnings of Training and Match Play in Squash Edward M. Winter Mark Campbell 27

3 Strength and Conditioning in Squash Keith Barker Mark Campbell 39

4 Physiotherapy in Squash Jade Leeder Ian Horsley Jonathan Leeder 72

5 Performance Nutrition:Applying the Science Chris Rosimus Stephanie Shreeve 88

6 Effective Mental Training for Performance Kirsten Barnes 110

7 The Psychology of Match Play Simon Hartley 133

8 The Science and Art of Coaching Danny Massaro David Pearson 147

9 Skill Acquisition in Squash Oliver Logan Nic James 172

10 Current Applications of Performance Analysis Techniques in Squash Mike Hughes Julia Wells Stafford Murray Mandie De Beer Michael T. Hughes 186

11 What Learning Can we Take from this Book? Mike Hughes Stafford Murray 234

Index 239

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