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Ferez S. Nallaseth, Ph.D.

UPDATED: 11th June 2017

This site is designed to meet an unmet need, in Sports in general and in Squash in particular. It is based on the perspectives of Racquet Athletes some of whom are also Scientists with any real progress requiring collaboration and insights from both groups. We anticipate its development into a forum for issues important to the interests of Sports in general and Squash in particular, Sciences as they relate to Sports and the broader Community including the Urban Squash Movement. We value any suggestions and welcome contributions.
-Ferez


(1) More on the Khan 555 Streak, from Ferez Nallaseth, Daily Squash Report. 12.22.2016

(2) Ferez Nallaseth Weighs in on Jahangir Khan and '555', Daily Squash Report 12.11.2016. pdf (link)

(3) The day even the great Jahangir Khan fell to the Earth, Simon Briggs The Daily Telegraph 11.12.2016 (link)

(4) Jahangir Khan 555 by Rod Gilmour & Alan Thatcher.11.12.2016. Thread of selected Interviews, Squash Mad Blog & Twitter Posts by Alan Thatcher including clarifying comments by Ferez S. Nallaseth.pdf

Jahangir Khan - Invincible Champion
(5) Daily Squash Report 8-30-2016, Matt Miller--Head Master, Scholar, Educator and Squash Coach (1969 – 2016)
(6) Why Does Squash Still Belong In The Olympics? And With The Global Sports Community! Old But Different Reasons!
(7) Why does Squash Still Belong In The Olympics? And With The Global Sports Community! Old But Different Reasons! (https://plus.google.com/+FerezNallaseth/posts/co5qq96WZaq)

(8) ConsolidatedPulsePostsLinkedIn.Ferez S.Nallaseth, MS, PhD.6.19.2016.pdf
(9) Consolidated Citations - Ferez S. Nallaseth, M.S., PhD (Websites of, PubMed, Google Scholar, Research Gate, LinkedIn, Life Sciences Institute of NJ & SquashNexusWithNeurosciences) - FSN.10.22.2015.pdf

Upcoming Reports:
(1) Umar Khan - Our Coach at the Willingdon Sports Club, a Khan and one of the unsung Greats of Squash from Peshawar.
(2) Squash in the Southeastern USA -
The Early Years! The Collective or the Commons nurtured by a few good Tenders!
(3) Ways of Coaching Squash - What is the difference between a great Squash Coach and a great Manager?
(4) A twist on James Willstrop’s ‘Wimbledon Question’ – What, when, why and how much of the games of succeeding generations are interchangeable or stronger than those of preceding generations?
Coming Features.06.01.2016.pdf
(Website was updated on: 26th November 2016)

Latest:

Stalemate? Is Squash excluded by the World of Sports or does it have HUGE PROBLEMS in its ‘televisual’ capacities? Try a simple experiment – at the US Open!

(1) Daily Squash Report How Players See and Produce by Ferez S. Nallaseth, PhD, 11-20-2015
(2A) The Olympics Decision: An Opportunity for The World of Squash? Ferez S. Nallaseth, PhD 9-28-2015
(2B) Nick Matthew Column: Why Squash Is So Hurt By Games Snub-1-7484998 nick-matthew-column-www.thestar.co.uk.9-29-2015
(2C) James Willstrop Column: How should squash react as sport climbing and skateboarding are prioritised for the 2020 Olympics?  http://www.theguardian.com/sport/willstrop-s-world/2015/sep/30/
(2D) Nick Butler Column exclusive: Olympic exclusion once again "difficult to understand", admits World Squash federation President, By Nick Butler, Inside The Games, 10-01-2015
(2E) The Olympics: An Opportunity For The World of Squash? Ferez S. Nallaseth, PhD Updated & Posted - Hit The Nick: The Barrington Blog.10.4.2015.pdf
(2F) Olympics: Skateboarding & surfing among possible Tokyo 2020 sports, BBC Sports, 9-28-2015.
(3) Daily Squash Report New Science May Shed Light on Movement of Pros by Ferez S. Nallaseth, PhD, 9-20-2015
(4) Daily Squash Report  New York Times Racquet Sports Rebuttal by Ferez Nallaseth, 9-9-15
(5) Daily Squash Report on World Champion Amr Shabana's Retirement. The Wizard of Squash! And an accessible legend! Ferez S. Nallaseth, 8.30.2015.
(6A) The Guardian via The Squash.com.au Daily How would the world's best squash players fare at Wimbledon? By James Willstrop, Willstrop's World with Comment by Ferez Nallaseth,
(6C) Sports: How would the world's best squash players fare at Wimbledon? Not well
Ferez Nallaseth on the guardian.com -
(6D) Daily Squash Report: A Response to James Willstrop on Squash Players and Wimbledon by Ferez S. Nallaseth, Ph.D.

(6E) Ferez comment on: In response to Willstrop & Ferez: Tennis Is Vastly More Technically Difficult Than Squash, by Sasha Cooke The Squash.com.au Daily
(http://paper.li/Squashcomau/1350014352?edition_id=0d51fd70-2914-11e5-b91d-002590a5ba2d&utm_campaign=paper_sub&utm_medium=email&utm_source=subscription)
(6F) LinkedIn-Pulse: Squash - The Ferrari of Racket Sports! And certainly not worth apologizing for! by Ferez S. Nallaseth, PhD  (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/squash-ferrari-racket-sports-certainly-worth-nallaseth-ph-d-?trk=mp-reader-card)
(7)
Daily Squash Report: 7-6-15 On the Olympics Polls by Ferez S. Nallaseth
(8A)
Daily Squash Report: 6-2-15 Why Squash May Have Allowed My Cardiologist, Cardiac Surgeon, Family and Friends to Save My Life! by Ferez Nallaseth, Ph.D (lengthy article)
(8B) Squash may have allowed my Cardiologist, Cardiac Surgeon, Family and Friends To save My Life! pharmaceuticalintelligence.com/2015/05/10/ ,(7C) Acknowledgements.5.9.2015.pdf


New:

(4) NEW  Ferez'nSquashDocs is also A BLOG:  http://ferezsqplayer1.tumblr.com/ ;
(5) NEW Archived sections from the Home Page, Featured Video, Articles & Published threads on Squash and the Olympics;
(6)  NEW Soundings/Postings- , 1 featured Editorial, 28 new Science articles relevant for Squash (TBC) ;
(7) NEW RSC page - Report To Be Posted on 1 four match scheduled for 1st June 2014- with StreetSquash - Newark, Lawrenceville School/Good Nick Squash Club and Princeton High School Squash Club - Princeton RSC as well as the loss to Chatham SC 6-0 match report (TBP), Daily Squash Report: Squash Revival In CNJ - Two Schools, a University and an Urban Program;
(8) SAD & NEW Ferez's Corner - (News to be updated)
(9) Squash Mad.com World Squash Day: Get On the Ball for Unicef by Alan Thatcher, Editor/Blogger (worldsquashday.com/wsd-2015/)



Older but still current:


(10) Squash Mad.Com: Honesty Is Always the Best Policy by Alan Thatcher Editor/Blogger
OLDER but NEW ESPN's version of Data Analysis:
(ESPN STUDIES ARE INCONSISTENT WITH IF NOT OUTRIGHT CONTRADICTORY TO STUDIES SPANNING ~30 YEARS (SEE THE LATEST POST 1A, ABOVE, OLDER POSTS BELOW AND MORE TO BE SUBMITTED TO A JOURNAL OF SPORTS PHYSIOLOGY):
(11) 2-17-15 Daily Squash Report, Rebutting ESPN’s Debunking of Forbes’ Analyses of Squash As The Healthiest Sport by Ferez S. Nallaseth
(12) 2-17-15 Daily Squash Report, ESPN 'Most Demanding Sports' List Re-Visited
(13) 3-3-15  Daily Squash Report, Will the PSA/Tennis Channel Agreement Expand the Sport? by Ferez Nallaseth

SAD & NEW Ferez's Corner -

(A) Daily Squash Report: 2-4-15 Coach Bob Callahan’s Quiet but Effective Leadership - Near and Far From New Jersey’s Squash Scene! by Ferez S. Nallaseth
ORGANIZATION AND MEMBERSHIP:

The AAT Project Mentor
http://www.theaatproject.com/mentors/ferez-nallaseth.php
The AAT Academy
America's Amazing Teens (AAT)

http://www.theaatproject.com/


FEATURED VIDEO and Articles  


(For The Complete List Visit Archives Here)

(1) How Brains see. Nature. YouTube. 8/16/2013
(2) Losing is Good for you, By Ashley Merryman, NYT OpEd, 9.14.2013

(3) (Daily Squash Report Post) http://dailysquashreport.blogspot.com/2013/11/ferez-nallaseth-responds-to-richard.html
(4) Richard Millman and Ferez Nallaseth - A Brief Conversation in Coaching http://millmansquash.com/2013/11/05/a-golden-opportunity-for-discovery/
(5) Some Numbers From Squash - And Reasons For Knowing Them! Ferez S.Nallaseth, PhD.1.4.2013.pdf: Ferez'nSquashDocs
(see comments about how these articles may relate to Squash in 1f, 1g, 1p, 1q1 & 1q2 below).

Website Contents

The Ferez'nSquashDocs website or selected articles from it were COVERED IN SQUASH TWEETS/BLOGS/POSTS/MAGAZINES (see below and on following pages):

Now posted on Daily Squash Report.1.6.2014
(6) Some Numbers From Squash - And More Reasons For Knowing Them! Ferez S. Nallaseth, PhD.4.5.2014.pdf.Ferez'nSquashDocs


Squash In the Olympics (also see the section on Critical Issues for Squash  by scrolling down):

(For The Complete of Articles List Visit Archives Here)

(7)Squash InTheOlympics.PierreBastien&FSN.SquashSource.Thread.3.21.2014.pdf.Ferez'nSquash
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(8) DSR-Guy.Olympics.Resp.http://www.dailysquashreport.com/4_2_14_ferez.htm
(10) 'Promoting Squash or The Key To The Olympic Door' - Francoise Gommendy, Carte Blanche In SquashSite Pre-Edited Version. 4.5.2014. on Ferez'nSquashDocs.
(11) Carte Blanche: 'Fereze Nallaseth's Plans to Get Squash in the Olympics' 10g also posted on in Squash Ezine Online Magazine 10th April 2014. 
(12) Ferez S. Nallaseth Re-Replies to Kenneth Tuttle Daily Squash Report, 4.28.2014



(1) The Daily Squash Report
(2) Squash Ezine online Squash Magazine (http://www.squashezine.com/ (copy and paste into browser)
(3)
Squash Player Mag (@squashplayermag)
(4)
Jonah Barrington in his Blog Hit the Nick
(5) The Squash.Com.Au Daily (@Squashcomau)




(1A) Latest Posts (1-24) for categories (1B(1a-1t) as well as associated comments Directly Relevant for Squash (Comments To Be Posted):

(For The Complete List of Articles Visit Archives Here)

(1) Switching Betwen Habitual And Goal Directed Actions - a '2 in 1' System In Our Brain, Champlinaud Foundation.sciencenewsline.com
(2) The Real Neuroscience Of Creativity, By, Scott Barry Kaufman. blogs.scientificamerican.com
(3) Researcher controls colleague's motions in first human brain-to-brain interface, Doree Armstrong and Michelle Ma, washington.edu/
08/27/2013
(4) Neuroprotective lifestyles and the aging brain, Gow et al,  neurology.org.79/17/1802.abstract
(8)
Losing is Good for you, By Ashley Merryman, Op-Ed NYT, 9.14.2013
(9) Molecule Produced During Exercise Boosts Brain Health.www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10.htm

(10) Brain may flush out toxins during sleep; Sleep clears molecules associated with neurodegeneration: study, NIH/National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, www.sciencedaily.com/releases/ 10.13.2013.htm#!
(11) Hypoconnectivity and Hyperfrontality in Retired American Football Players, Adam Hampshire, Alex McDonald and Adrian M. Owen, Nature Scientific Reports, 10.17.2013
(12) Michael Jordan - On Persevering, By Cherie Friedman (LinkedIn Post)
(13) Your Brain Sees Things You Dont, ScienceDaily, 11/13/2013, Jay Sanguinetti, University of Arizona, posted on LinkedIn by Lorenzo Pia, Assistant Professor at the Universita degli studi di Torino
(14) How Unconscious Thought and Perception Affect Our Every Waking Moment [Preview], Unconscious impulses and desires impel what we think and do in ways Freud never dreamed of, By John A. Bargh, Scientific American (http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=how-unconscious-thought-and-perception-affect-our-every-waking-moment#!)
(15) Computational Neuroscience: Thinking an object into movement (http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/04/disruptions-rather-than-time-computers-might-become-panacea-to-hurt/)
(16) Our Brains Have a Map for Numbers - It is as if there is a number line in our heads, Emilie Reas, Scientific American, 01.14.2014 
(17) Cortical activity in the null space: permitting preparation without movement : Nature Neuroscience : Nature Publishing Group nature.com. The mechanism underpinning the way two brain regions communicates when they need to cooperate, yet avoiding interference with one another when they must work alone, has been discovered. Via. Lorenzo Pia Assistant Professor on LinkedIn


Comments for New Articles 1-24 from LinkedIn, NYT, Scientific Journals (others to be posted) :

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(1B) (1a) Are Scientists missing a rich resource in the 'Closed Loops of Clutch Games' and do such things exist?

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Comment:

The above Article appeared on the online magazine Squash Ezine (http://www.squashezine.com/ (copy & paste into your browser) issue of 6th of June 2013 under the Section 'More Squash News'. The items (1b to (1h2) are related papers, articles, comments and editorials.


(1b) Why can some kids cope with pressure while others fall apart? By Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman, New York Times, (February 6th, 2013)
(1c) Obama Seeking to Boost Study of Human Brain. By John Markoff, New York Times (18th February 2013)
(1d) Obama to Unveil Initiative to Map the Human Brain, By John Markoff and James Gorman, New York Times, (April 2, 2013)

(1e) Fear Factor: Missing Brain Enzyme (Monoamine Oxidase) Leads to Abnormal Levels of Fear in Mice, ScienceNews (July 15th 2013)
(1f) Switching Between Habitual and Goal-directed Actions - a '2 in 1' System in Our Brain; ScienceNewslineBiology, Champlinaud Foundation, 08/06/2013, 
(from 1q2) How Brains see. Nature. YouTube. 8/16/2013
(see comments about these articles as they relate to Squash in 1p, 1q1 & 1q2 below).

Comment on articles in (1f) and (1L):

Perhaps a particularly relevant perspective on the transitions from Habitual and Goal Directed Behaviors emerges from the performance of Racquet Athletes. To produce an immeasurably large and dynamic repertoire of Strokes, Moves, Reads/Gets, Spatial Awareness and Mental Toughness they have to master a large range of Motor Skills, Sensory Perceptions and Cognitive functions often at the limits of Neurophysiological extremes. All of which requires integrating, synthesizing and internalizing a myriad different Physical, Neurophysiological, Chemical, Biological, Mathematical, Spatial and Behavioral functions in fractional (of seconds?) time spans, sometimes they are Counter Intuitive and ocur in the innermost recesses of the mind at the interphase of the Conscious with the Sub-conscious. Of necessity many of these functions e.g. for effective Stroke production must be 'Learned' and then executed as 'Habit' in other words there can be nothing tentative let alone contemplative about the timing, execution, power and touch delivered to the Ball! Yet a myriad different Conscious processes involving at least 7 major joints must be drawn on to impose rigorous control of Posture, Stance, Spacing, Approach, Racquet Mechanics (e.g. Swing) for a good Stroke. In another of many examples, the Initiation (Player A)/ Response (Player B) Interaction lynchpin of Racquet Sports requires 'Reading a Stroke' and making a 'Get of the Ball' that are dependent on at least 2 main steps - 'Reading the Stroke' by Looking at the Opponent (especially when he/she is making the Stroke from behind) and following the Trajectory of the Ball before making the 'Get' but without 'Jumping the Gun' i.e moving only after the Ball has left the Stroke Maker's Racquet. Yet this basic requirement in the interaction is the hardest thing to Coach, often being overridden by a reflexive frozen stance and staring at the front wall, while acquiring ever greater sophistication with increasing levels of Play upto those of Pros. In other words Evolutionary 'Flight or Fight' Reflexes override the Conscious Known - we all know to look either way before crossing the street! Can the 2 hemispheres dictating the basic 'Habitual' and 'Goal Oriented' Behaviors be overridden by Flight or Fight Reflexes identified in Racquet Sports? Are there High Frequency Transitions and Modulations between them in Racquet Sports? Can the Evolutionary context of a Court, 'Clutch Games', Sports in general and the Questions they frame for the Neurosciences provide a rich analytical resource? We think so: Are Scientists missing a rich resource in the 'Closed Loops of Clutch Games' and do such things exist? This work dovetails nicely with the article in 1(L): Integrating events across levels of consciousness, By Katharina Henke, Thomas P. Reber, and Simone B. Duss, in frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 14th June 2013/ doi 10.3389/fnbeh.2013.0068.

(from 1q2) How Brains see. Nature. youtube. 8/16/2013.

Could the articles in (1g), (1h),1(k) and (1L) below contribute to explaining how Competitors generally manage Initiation-Response (e.g. Squash Player's making, reading and responding to Strokes) interactions in the 'Closed Loops of Clutch Games'?

(1g) To Read a Brain, Make It Transparent, By James Gorman (April 10 2013)

(1h) One rat brain 'talks' to another using electronic link, By Jen Whythe BBC Radio Science Unit, (28 February 2013)

Recent work on how Meditation reinforced Brain functions/Neuronal Gene Expression and 'integrating events across various levels of consciousness', may have relevance for underlying Cognitive processes in the Making/Reading of Strokes, Moves and Court Coverage/Court Sense integrated (at many potential levels) at the interface of the Conscious with the Sub-conscious - hints and a framework emerge from studies of Neuroscientists reported in articles (1h), 1(i), 1(j), (1k)and 1(L), headers and comments that follow.
 

(1i) Evidence Builds That Meditation Strengthens The Brain, in ScienceDaily, 5/22/2013 (Primary data from - Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Eileen Luders PI at UCLA, funded by NIH).
(1j) Meditation can change your genes, By Steven Handel, THE EMOTION MACHINE PSYCHOLOGY + SELF IMPROVEMENT, 29TH MARCH 2013
(1k) Genome-wide expression changes in a higher state of consciousness,
Ravnik-Glavač M, Hrašovec S, Bon J, Dreo J, Glavač D. Conscious Cogn. 9/2012; 21(3) 1322.(IL) Integrating events across levels of consciousness, By Katharina Henke, Thomas P. Reber, and Simone B. Duss, in frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 14th June 2013/ doi 10.3389/fnbeh.2013.0068.

Comment on the Articles in 1(g), 1(h), 1(i) 1(j), 1(k) and 1(1L):

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The dawning of the mechanics of a stroke - in other ways (1m), (1n) and (1o)?

(1m) How the brain controls a 'mind machine', By Melissa Hogenboom, Science reporter, BBC News, 10th June 2013

(1n) Distributed cortical adaptation during learning of a brain-computer interface task, Jeremiah D. Wandera,1,Timothy Blakelya,Kai J. Millerb,2, Kurt E. Weaverc, Lise A. Johnsond, Jared D. Olsone,Eberhard E. Fetza,b,f, Rajesh P. N. Raoa,b,g, and Jeffrey G. Ojemannb,c,d

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA ,10th June 2013 Published online before print June 10, 2013, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1221127110 PNAS June 10, 2013 Author Affiliations

1.Edited by Terrence J. Sejnowski, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, La Jolla, CA, and approved April 30, 2013 (received for review December 4, 2012)

Comment on this Article:


THIS WORK MAY BE THE DAWN IN UNDERSTANDING THE MAKING OF A STROKE, A MOVE AND A GET - THE NEUROSCIENCE OF RACQUET SPORTS!! 

(1o) The Sensitive Robot: How Haptic Technology is Closing the Mechanical Gap, By Erik Sofge, in Robotics March 2013 

Comment on this Article:THIS WORK MAY EXPLAIN THE ROLE OF TOUCH IN A STROKE A e.g. WHY HOLDING RACQUETS WITHOUT WEARING GLOVES IS SO IMPORTANT TO MAKING A GOOD STROKE - AND CONVERSELY TO HAPTIC TECHNOLOGY i.e. THE NEUROSCIENCE OF RACQUET SPORTS!!

Basis of Spatial Skills, Court Sense and 'knowing' where the Opponent's Ball is going to end up - some variant of our GPS (1p), (1q)?

(1p) Locating The Brain's GPS: Researchers Discover Human Neurons Link to Navigation in Open Environments, Drexel University, UCLA, Thomas Jefferson University & University of Pennsylvania

(from 1f) Switching Between Habitual and Goal-directed Actions - a '2 in 1' System in Our Brain; ScienceNewslineBiology, Champlinaud Foundation, 08/06/2013, 

(from 1g) To Read a Brain, Make It Transparent, By James Gorman (April 10 2013)

(1q1) Mapping the Brain Circuitry That Spots Movement, in Flies, By RONI JACOBSON, NYT,  8/13/2013

(1q2) How Brains see. Nature. youtube. 8/16/2013

Comment on Articles/Papers/Youtube (1f), (1g) (1p) & (1q1) and (1q2):

Could this work by Neuroscientists also explain why some Player's Temporo-Spatial  Perceptions on Court (Court Sense) are so good! They generally know when, where and how to get to the right position on the court, how to stand, where the ball is headed, where an opponent is standing and when and how to cut it off on the court while mostly 'playing within their games'? 

Quote by Hashim Khan (ca. 1970) : "KEEP EYE ON BALL, Is most important one thing I tell you!"(self-entitled, Edited by Chris Widney, drawings by Richard Pitts, Published by Simon & Schuster, A Fireside Book, Rockefeller Center, NY, NY,1996).

(1r) For a full list and chronology of Neurosciences, Brain Mapping and Function with Distinctions Between Brain and Mind Articles in the New York Times visit their links (copy and paste URL into your browser):
http://topics.nytimes.com/topics/news/health/diseasesconditionsandhealthtopics/brain/index.html

Weight gain, exercise and Adipose Tissue a story of Genes turned on, lost and modified genetic codes (1q) & (1r). 

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Critical Issues for Squash


Squash In the Olympics (also see the first article in the section on Critical Issues for Squash  by scrolling down):
10 a- j Series:

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(c)SquashInTheOlympics.PierreBastien&FSN.SquashSource.Thread.3.21.2014.pdf.Ferez'nSquash
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(d) DSR-Guy. Olympics.Resp.c.4.2.2014.pdf Ferez'nSquashDocs
(e) DSR-Guy.Olympics.Resp.http://www.dailysquashreport.com/4_2_14_ferez.htm
(f) DSR-Guy.Olympics.Resp. Squash Ezine (copy & paste  link into browser) http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?ca=285947fb-22f7-4d54-a1f6-89e1387bb979&c=1df234b0-4f4f-11e3-a012-d4ae529cde13&ch=1ed40930-4f4f-11e3-a078-d4ae529cde13
(h) 'Promoting Squash or The Key To The Olympic Door' - Francoise Gommendy, Carte Blanche In SquashSite Pre-Edited Version. 4.5.2014. on Ferez'nSquashDocs.
(i) Carte Blanche: 'Fereze Nallaseth's Plans to Get Squash in the Olympics' 10g also posted on in Squash Ezine Online Magazine 10th April 2014. 
(j) FSN response to Kenneth Tuttle Wilhelm Gowth of Squash vs Badminton in Daily Squash Report /4_15_14_ferez.htm
(k) Ferez S. Nallaseth Re-Replies to Kenneth Tuttle Daily Squash Report, 4.28.2014





Comment:
The above Article appeared (1) in the online magazine Squash Ezine, (2) was re- Tweeted by 'Squash Player Magazine' on the 7th of July 2013 and (3) was forwarded by Jonah Barrington on his Blog site 'Hit the Nick' .
The items (1a1 to 1a4) are related papers, articles, comments and editorials.

(1) featured in online magazine 'Squash Ezine' (http://www.squashezine.com/ (copy and paste into browser) issue of 3rd of July 2013 under the Section 'More Squash News'.

(2) Squash Player Mag (@squashplayermag) retweeted one of your Tweets!

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@squashplayermag This is on Squash in the Olympics & may interest Martin Bronstein, Richard Graham & Squash Player M docs.google.com/viewer?a=vπd…



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(3) Jonah Barrington in his Blog Hit the Nick quoted the article in (1) On squash and the Olympics in a posting on Squash Ezine as awaiting moderation. The article -

Jonah Barrington: Squash in the Olympics and the Egyptian dominance.


News Stories relevant to the article in (1) on Baseball, Squash and Wrestling in the Olympics:
 

(1a1) International Uproar Forces I.O.C. to Backtrack on Cutting Wrestling from the Olympic Games! (Times of India, 2/13/2013)
(1a2)Tennis 'Greats' Roger Federer, Kim Clijsters, Andre Agassi, Caroline Wozniaki, Andy Murray and Stefan Edberg back Squash 20/20 - Olympic Bid
(1a3) Federer Hopes that Squash Joins The Olympics, by Staff Reporter, 10sBalls.com, (18th February, 2013)
(1a4) World Squash Federation - Squash Fan Federer Supports Olympic Bid (18th February 2013)

(2a) Why is Squash lagging?

(2a1) Why does Squash which, started 140 years ago, is played by more than 25 million players, in 188 countries, has highly sophisticated social media and other networks, lag behind in visibility, revenue and popularity, inclusion in the Olympic Games and in TV ratings than more recently arrived sports, with far lower numbers of players, playing nations and physiological demands?
(2a2) Is commercial (TV) coverage limited because of the communication factor [visibility of the ball due to audiovisual, broadcast (radio/TV) limitations and the associated commentary] limiting the Market Share with the reverse also being true - a cycle? 
(2a3) Could a better communication factor, which though vastly improved in You Tube/ESPN is still much poorer than the communication and broadcast standards of Golf, Tennis and Soccer, provide the answer?
(2a4) How can well developed High Resolution Imaging - Time Lapse Photography and Super Computing technologies from the Natural and Physical Sciences which translate to e.g. resolution and visualization of, atoms, molecules, cells, the high frequency beating of wings of hovering Humming Birds and Bees, be recruited to improve communication factors in Squash?
(2a5) others to follow....

Coming Features

Coming Features.06.01.2016.pdf

(1) Umar Khan - Our Coach at the Willingdon Sports Club, a Khan and one of the unsung Greats of Squash from Peshawar

Coach Umar Khan was one of the 'Unsung Greats of Squash' originally from Nawakile, Pakistan who played and Coached at the top levels of the game. In his day job he was the Head Squash Pro at the Willingdon Sports Club (WSC) in Bombay (Mumbai), India - and in his side jobs he raised generations of the WSC's Indian National Champions - and an occasional International Winner. In his early days he held his own against the likes of British Open Champions Abdul Bari and Hashim Khan in the Western India Championships held at the legendary Squash Courts of the Cricket Club of India (CCI), in Bombay (Mumbai), India. We remember a 55 year old Coach gliding over the Courts, making strokes with the wand he called a Squash Racket and sending us in multiple ways before he deigned to settle on sending the ball into any one place! Devoutly Islamic he did this even at the height of fasting at Ramadan! Umar was, deeply insightful of Racket Work, Foot Work, Court (spatial) Sense and Conditioning as a Professional! However, he remained, restrained, disciplined, warm, concerned for all and good natured. And he presided over the Squash Courts and its Members as completely as any Mogul Emperor could - his Word was Law. This will be our modest bid to give him his due! (image: Umar Khan & charge - 1975, Golf Course/Squash courts at the Willingdon S.C., Mumbai, India (Picture by Squash Enthusiast and Nationally Ranked Player, Jimmy N. Tata).

(2) Squash in the Southeastern USA - The Early Years! The Collective or the Commons nurtured by a few good Tenders!

This will be a collaboration between the various contributors who kept Squash alive in the South Eastern United States ca 1976 - 1989! It is our ‘Shout Out’ to those who kept the flame alive in the darkest of woods! These are reports on dedicated Professors, Players, Business Personnel, Mentors, Coaches, Teachers, Home Makers, Ex Collegiate Players and Expatriates who kept the Flame Alight in the wilderness for Squash! They built courts where none were possible, organized and hosted inter-club or inter-university matches where no players were thought to exist and were drawn out of the woodwork, made their homes available as either weekend hosts or hosted the obligatory Saturday Night Party and Awards Night or Sunday Breakfast! They were Professors such as: Paul Petersen, Harry Hansen and Bert Ely; Business Patrons such as: Bob Burg, Charles McCallum, Alan Neely, Earnie Tharpe, Doc Talbott, Richard Black, Bob Stewart, John Simon and Brian Dyson; Players such as: Bill Wellnitz, Lieutenant Colonel Ashton Gorton, Dave Mason, Eben Hardie, Murray Gilman, Aladdin Mitha, Van Drake, John Simon, Glenn Perry, Les and Libby Case. For those of us who came from Squash Playing Nations to the SE USA their contributions meant being 'born again!'

(3) Ways of Coaching Squash - What is the difference between a great Squash Coach and a great Manager?

A Great Coach knows and does things with players that raises their games far beyond anything that most could hope for! These Coaches draw on the seemingly unknowable - somewhere at the interphase of the subconscious with the conscious. And at the interphase of the Physical Sciences with the Life Sciences, the Emotions needed to force their Players through Jonah Barrington's 'Pain Barriers'! All the while retaining poise, control and tactical outlook to make their games great! A great Manager makes things possible for Great Coaches and Great Player.

Some of the basics that all Coaches address:   (2a1) Why choose Squash? (2a2) Coaching levels of play from the curious to the expert - 7 points in making a stroke and 5 points in court coverage - the basis for a lifetime of development in the game; (2a3) Communication with Players/Coaches/Interested Audience - to be a good Teaching Coach when and to whom, do you speak, show by actions, with whom do you compete and how? (2a4) When and how do you draw on Principles of Biological Processes - Neuromuscular-Physiological/Energetics and Biomechanical constraints on Moves and Strokes, Outlook and Court Sense to communicate and teach well? (2a5) How many of these Principles do you apply at any one time? (2a6) What part of Communicating and Teaching should involve Psychological constraints, Mental preparations for Matches and 'fall back (Plan B) thinking'? (2a7) How do you help Players to stop 'freezing' in matches, subdue hyperactive states such as the often counterproductive need to 'blast the ball' instead of using the logic of touch, ball placement, Court Sense, to control the T and ball and tin 'visualization' to counter unforced errors? (2a8) What are the old vs new games/methods/ideas? (2a9) What are the Strategies versus Tactics of the game? (2a10) Which part of Physical (moves, conditioning, etc..), Technical (Racquet work, Running styles, Rest Positions, Court Sense) and Mental (Strategy/Tactics/Outlook/Toughness etc......) aspects should dominate and when? (2a11) When should you think - deeply, superficially, quickly, long term, short term and when should you stop thinking 'Squash' completely both off and on the court?  (2a12) others to follow.....


(4) A twist on James Willstrop’s ‘Wimbledon Question’ – What, when, why and how much of the games of succeeding generations are interchangeable or stronger than those of preceding generations?

One of the truisms of all human endeavors, accomplishments, contributions and activities is the temptation to succumb to comparisons - of those of current generations with those of preceding generations! Hence the Rule – ‘one cannot compare generations’! Very simply, this is not feasible due to the large differences and intractable variables in question!’ However, what may be comparable are the strengths of the current game with that of yester-decade by using such parameters as Evolutionary, Sports-Physiological, Physical, Chronological and other quantifiable standards. So for example Hiddy Jahan and Cameron Pilley were both top ranked Pros and the hardest hitters of their time! But the rackets they used were of distinct weight and generated different levels of power! The balls they used almost certainly had different ‘degrees of sponginess’ i.e. (Cofficient of Restitution).  Jahan used a wooden or early composite racket with a small head! Pilley uses a state of the art composite racket with a large head! Jahan played with a highly spongy (low COR, Dunlop S or DD) ball and when he overdrove, it simply dropped dead and down along the front wall! Pilley plays with a much a much more bouncy (high COR, Dunlop Pro) ball which cannot be overdriven and so hits 177 mph on laser scans. What would jahan do with switched rackets and balls? And so on…!


(5) Hashim Khan (published 8.21.2014)

Why does Hashim Khan transcend Squash to be ranked among the leading Sports Figures of History, such as Pelé (Edison Arantes do Nascimento) , Muhammed Ali, Michael Jordan, Roger Federer and Jesse Owens - Rankopedia notwithstanding? (for some reasons see links 2a-2d in (2) Squash Racquets - History, Features, Champions and Epic Matches). Others to follow....


SAD & NEW Ferez's Corner - (News to be updated)
via US Squash USSq! A sad day for all & for those raised on Hashim's legend-the Sq Pl who walked w/ the likes of Jesse Owens, Pele, Ali, Federer & Jordan!
ussquash.com

Hashim Khan-Mem.Google Hits.PRESS.c.8.21.2014.pdf

DAILY SQUASH REPORT (8-26-14):
8-26-14 Hashim Khan – Squash’s Pathan-Mensch, Warrior-Sage & Satchmo!
8-26-14 Reflections from the Squash Community

Some Images From the Past

Harry Cowles Hard Ball Tournament, New York, 1972 - Anil Nayar (left, Finalist) Vs Victor Niederhoffer (right , Winner) (Picture by Bob Lehman)

Niederhoffer-Nayar,HarryCowlesIn1972 photo by Bob Lehman

(2) Umar Khan & charge - 1975, Golf Course/Squash courts
at the Willingdon S.C., Mumbai, India (Picture by Squash Enthusiast and Nationally Ranked Player, Jimmy N. Tata).

(3) Jahangir Khan {Former World #1, Record Holder of, 10 consecutive British Open, 6 World and 3 North American Open (1 Hardball/2 Softball) Championships and a 5 year/555 consecutive game winning streak making it the longest by any athlete in top-level professional sports as recorded by Guinness World Records, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jahangir_Khan} post exhibition with former sparring partner Bobby Rabbani, (former World # 77 and Coach of the University of Miami Team, Eden Roc Squash Club Pro Florida International University student/graduate) and Match Referee Ferez Nallaseth (Head Coach of the University of Miami and Florida International University Squash Teams,Picture by Miami's Squash Leader, Dr. Tony Lai at the former Eden Roc Courts) Miami, FL, 1999.

(4A) New Jersey Schools Individual State Champions, 2008 -  from left to right: (1st) Peter Becker (Girls Varsity Coach), (2nd) Ferez Nallaseth (Boy's Varsity Coach), (3rd) Girls Champion: Hyland Murphy, (4th) (Boys Champion: Thomas Mattsson of Lawrenceville School, (5th) Boys Finalist: Brian O'Toole, (6th) Girls Finalist: Aly Kerr) and (7th) Head Coach Ramsay Vehslage of Pingry School. Lawrenceville School also placed 4th and 6th in the Girls and Boys Divisions of the U.S. Schools National Championships for the 2008 - 2009 season. (More in Lawrenceville School section on Page 2 - TBP)
Lawrenceville H.S. Vs Pingry School, NJ Schools, Individual State Champions -

(4B)-(4D) Inaugural Lawrenceville Invitational Tournament - 12th January 2008 (Organizer & Director of LIT, Ferez Nallaseth, Ph.D., Head Coach of Lawrenceville Boys Varsity Team, Black/White Shirt) vs (Peter Becker, M.S., an Assistant Director of LIT, Head Coach of Lawrenceville Girls Varsity Team, White Shirt) game Score in LIT, PB over FN 3-1. Five year CNJSRA league match (2 - 0) & practise game (3 -1) scores FN over PB 5 -1, (More in Lawrenceville School Section on Page 2).


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Rutgers Squash Racquets Club (RUSRC) vs University of Pennsylvania Squash Club 12.09.2006  Left to right: (1) Head Coach/Player (2005 - 2008) Ferez Nallaseth, #1, (2) Intercollegiate Team (2005 player and 2006 ICT Co-Captain) Eric Bramwell, #2, (3) (2005 player and 2006 ICT Co-Captain) James Butler, #3, (4) Recreational Team (RT) player Rajat Mittal, # 4, (5) (RT) player  Shreyas Sadalgi, #5, (6) (2006 ICT) player McDale Elwin, #6 (Previous Lawrenceville and this Philadelphia 2 Match Record RU vs UP 9-2 & 2-7, More in Rutgers University section on Page 2 - TBP) 

(5B) Rutgers Squash Racquets Club (RUSRC, partial) vs Haverford College Intercollegiate Team, 11.19.2005, Left to Right: (1) Coach/Assistant Professor/Player Gareth Russell, (2) 2006 ICT Player Johannes Cronje, (3) 2005 Player and 2006 Player/Co-Captain Eric Bramwell, (4) 2005 Player and 2006 Player/Co-Captain James Butler, (5) 2005 and 2006 ICT Player MacDale Elwin, (6) 2005 and 2006 ICT Player Shelby Chung, (7) 2006 Player Queenie, (8) RT Player and Graduate Student Alberto Garcia Raboso, Team Players on court at the time of the picture being taken: (9) Head Coach/Player Ferez Nallaseth, (10) RUSRC President/Player Michael Bain, (11) 2005 and 2006 ICT Player Tom Stanley, (12) Coach/Player Basit Sunny Muzaffar, (13) Coach/Player Saad Rathore(RU vs HC 2 match record in 2005 and 2006, 5-4, 4-5, More in Rutgers University section on page 2 - TBP)

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