Why are you that good….
And what makes you last at being that good…?
There are enough recent examples to mention, such as Thierry Lincou (11), Simon Rosner (7), Laurens Jan Anjema (8), Nick Matthew (5), Isabelle Stoehr (10), Greg Gaultier (6), and there must be many more in other countries that I am unaware of. [It would nice to produce a list of them as exceptional achievers for their country and their squash]
How come? What are the reasons? Why are they the only ones to reach a higher level? And sometimes in a field of fierce competition.
I just produced a list of possible reasons to make this happen:
- Different standard of mental, approach, fitness and effort.
- The international experience has such an advantage (for so many years)
(The best reason for the existence of an international PSA and WISPA).
- Different approach towards top sport.
- There must be a long track record/history of a national league competition with a high national and international standard.
- No conformation to standards, associations and existing national trainings.
- If you won three times, you are twice as difficult to beat?
- No real competition on a national level.
- Failure of National Associations’ training methods or coaches?
- One has to go really individual, egocentrically, by choosing the best (international) trainers, coaches and others….
Even reading the possible reasons it is still a question to me: why only one?
I know only one can win, and is the best. But why only one for such a long period of time ?
National Champions 2013
|Country/Link||Men's Champion||Titles||Women's Champion||Titles|
|England||Nick Matthew||5||Alison Waters||3|
|France||Gregory Gaultier||6||Camille Serme||5|
|Germany||Simon Rosner||7||Franziska Hennes||1|
|Netherlands||Laurens Jan Anjema||8||Natalie Grinham||3|
|Belgium||Stefan Casteleyn||17||Nele Gilis||1|
|Wales||Peter Creed||4||Tesni Evans||2|
|Sweden||Romain Tenant||1||Linnea Wallsten||1|
|New Zealand||Campbell Grayson||2||Joelle King||3|
|Luxembourg||Marcel Kramer||3||Sandra Denis||14|