The greatest names in squash describe their most famous matches, the stories behind their success, the legendary training secrets and physical attributes that made them champions.
Rod Gilmour’s Trading Secrets is an inspirational text, divulging the techniques and tactics, preparation and fitness tips of many of the world’s greatest squash stars, past and present.
The book features a foreword by legendary coach Malcolm Willstrop, and boasts a fine pedigree: Daily Telegraph squash correspondent Gilmour co-authored James Willstrop’s Shot and a Ghost, which was nominated for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year in 2012.
Trading Secrets will be of vital interest to every player and every fan of this newly resurgent sport.
- For the first time, Pakistan great Azam Khan, who has lived in the UK for over 50 years, reveals how his older brother, the late Hashim, let him win their British Open encounter in 1960. For decades, it has been rumoured that the Khan family hierarchy dictated who won matches, but it has never been confirmed - until now.
- As the new squash season looms, why Nick Matthew, Britain's three-time world champion, rates his Commonwealth Games gold above all other achievements after he went from hospital bed to Glasgow winner in six weeks.
- James Willstrop recalls his famous duel with Matthew, his chief British over a 10-year period, at the Canary Wharf Classic in 2010.
- Egypt's Ramy Ashour, regarded by many as the finest racket sports player of all time, discusses his 2014 world title win after six months off court.
- How the 80s and 90s pros tried - and failed - to usurp the great Khans, including why two Australians resorted to training in fire station humidifiers and boxing undercover in order to beat the best.
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