The Science of Sport: Squash (Paperback)

The Science of Sport: Squash By Stafford Murray, Mike Hughes (Contribution by), Nic James (Contribution by) Cover Image
By Stafford Murray, Mike Hughes (Contribution by), Nic James (Contribution by)


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. Key topics covered include: How sports science has developed in squash and how it is deployed by elite players and coaches. Case studies and testimonials from some of the world's greatest players and coaches highlighting the value and impact of sports science in elite squash. Sports science methodologies and interventions that all players and coaches can use to enhance the physical, mental, technical and tactical attributes required to succeed in squash.

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 over 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 over 30 papers on both technical and tactical analysis of squash.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781785001796
ISBN-10: 1785001795
Publisher: Crowood Press (UK)
Publication Date: April 25th, 2016
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Science of Sport