Switching from Narrow to Broad Focus

Sports psychologists talk about “Broad” and “Narrow” focus and I thought it might be helpful if I described how this could relate to squash …

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Sports psychologists talk about “Broad” and “Narrow” focus and I thought it might be helpful if I described how this could relate to squash …

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Author: Phillip Marlowe

Having started playing squash in my late teens, it was clear that I was never going to reach the heights of my dreams. I did, however, claim the Guinness World Squash Endurance Record of 122 Hours and 44 Minutes. After that Squash became my life. Phillip's full profile

3 thoughts on “Switching from Narrow to Broad Focus”

  1. Great article – and very timely! I’m having real problems with anticipating other players shots and was going to tweet you on the topic. I will definitely try to focus more on the other player than the ball.

  2. The article is definitely good but the basic fact is squash is a game of an individual’s anticipatory skills, patience, concentration, temperament and physical stamina. These five factors should be developed in a budding squash player by a squash coach.

  3. This is a great article indeed. It really highlights the importance of mastering both the individual squash skills, as well as the tactical aspects of the game, and in the right sequence. Thank you for this insight Philip. It will certainly be extremely helpful to me.

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