The Science of Sport: Squash

Stafford Murray
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.
The Science of Sport: Squash by Stafford Murray

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.

Press Reviews

I have probably tried everything in this book! I would recommend it to anyone that wants to learn more about squash, or simply improve their game.

- Laura Massaro, former World and British Open Champion

Stafford and his team have pulled together the most comprehensive book on the Science of Squash in history. This is a must read for all academics, coaches, players and squash fans alike.

- Nick Matthew, three times Wrold Champion and three times Commonwealth Gold Medallist