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Volunteer to answer any questions about squash. Club Head Squash Professional in Washington, DC since 1990. I do NOT handle racquetball inquiries. Please contact expert ROB CHABOT about RACQUETBALL.

Experience in the area

23 years of private and group coaching experience, all skill levels. Taught about 20,000 lessons. Head Squash Professional at major squash clubs in Washington, DC. Head Referee, College Squash Association National Championships, 4 years. Have officiated matches involving all of the world's top players for 15 years. Lifetime experience in fitness, cardio, strength & flexibility training, and injury prevention. Head Coach, Tiger High School Squash Program (Washington, DC).


Vice President of Tournaments and Director of Officiating, National Capital Squash (District Association of US Squash)


Currently writing a book titled "On Learning Squash" about how different people learn squash and how the human body functions mechanically to impart energy to the ball, and how to move efficiently when playing (not merely about how to play or do drills).


Bachelor of Arts, Princeton University. US Squash National Referee. Referee Instructor & Assessor. Working toward WSF International Referee certification. Pursuing NASM Fitness Trainer certification. Certified in CPR/AED and First Aid.

Awards and Honors

Two US national league team titles, 3 intercollegiate team titles, former #12 in US Men's A Singles, top 5 in multiple national age groups. Dunlop Advisory Staff Coaching Award, National Capital Squash President's Award for Service, Spirit and Sacrifice.

Past/Present Clients

Have given about 20,000 lessons to people from all walks of life

What do you like about this subject?

I'm a deranged squash fanatic, educator and promoter of squash. I like to teach people how to reach their potential skill level.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

To see squash in the Olympic Games, finish my book "On Learning Squash", and train more referees.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

There is a lot of bad coaching in squash. Only a handful of coaches that I have met know what they are talking about, and I have met many.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Most coaches are unable to explain technique clearly to struggling players. They waste their clients' time and money. Too many people think that top players make good coaches because they are experienced competitors when in fact most can't identify their clients mistakes, nor can they explain simple concepts in plain English.

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2013-08-29 Can playing squash give me big arms?:

Hi Liam.  No, playing squash will not build the size of your arm muscles.  It will make your playing arm stronger, primarily your triceps and forearm muscles, and your biceps a little stronger.  But not

2013-05-27 Hinder question:

Hi Boris, I'm the squash expert.  Rob Chabot is the racquetball expert.  I can tell you what would happen in squash (fairness is applied in both sports). Because B is the striker, Y is required to give

2013-04-22 Squash ::

Hi Amit. Your pain might be caused by how you grip your racquet. You might have your index finger too low on the handle which causes your wrist to flex and extend excessively and your forearm to overpronate

2011-02-27 squash british and world opens:

George,    Here is what Alan Thatcher, a well-known British squash event organizer, told me:    "Entries for all events on the PSA World Tour are handled by the PSA on behalf of their members.  A tournament

2010-10-27 Front wall use during a rally:

Hi Kyle, I am not the racquetball expert here. Rob Chabot is. I am the squash expert. But I searched the racquetball rules and found this at      http://www.usra.org/Rulebook/tabid/839/RuleID/26/Default


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