Nail-Biter In Brno

I was really excited, after a long break the Squash World Tour was able to return to the court. Our first destination after the Corona-lockdown was Brno in the Czech Republic. From Vienna we took the Regiojet, a private operated train for only 14 Euro per person (both ways). Our plan was to arrive at noon, play our match at 1pm and leave to Vienna at about 7pm – plenty of time to do Sightsquashing and enjoying a winners meal. 

 

Preparation is everything

Everything worked out well, even Joel #teamorange was at the train station early (he lives very close by now). Wearing a face mask on the train was a bit uncomfortable, but it’s a good objective in current times. After arriving in Brno we walked to the squash club – EKS Center Brno. I asked a friend of mine who is fluent in Czech, to book our court and tell them about our mission in advance. Because reservations can be made only via phone, they accept only payments in cash – good to know! 

 

Two handicaps for #teamyellow

The center is in good shape, the courts are relatively slow and after a quick warm up we finally hit the court for warming up. I had taken one lesson with the former squash pro Clemens Wallishauser and tried to bring my new knowledge to the court. Joel, physically in the shape of his life, wanted to outrun me. Everything was set for a huge fight. But I had one handicap: my Dunlop Precision Ultimate racket frame broke during my last solo session some days earlier and I had to play with my spare racket, which is balanced totally different. Of course I didn’t tell! 

(My second handicap is my belly – #teamyellow has gained some weight) 

yellow belly

Game 1 went well for me, a solid 11-5 was a bit flattering as the rallies were very tough. During the break I already felt a bit tired. I simply wasn’t used to this kind of physical stress anymore. In game 2 I was late for every other ball, #teamorange produced less errors and it was a much closer call. I already felt very tired, I could barely move and my racket felt like a dumbbell. I tried everything to win the game but unfortunately I lost it 12-14 in the Tie Breaker. Tough times coming… 

In the break I ate a banana and an energy bar. But I didn’t feel any energy coming back… Game 3 started even better for Joel: He took an early lead and at 10-6 had 4 game balls. I tried to focus on my footwork and simply to avoid stupid mistakes. Point after point I played very solid and somehow came back #teamorange was not 100% concentrated and I took advantage of it! Game 3: 12-10 #teamyellow! What a comeback! 

Psychological warfare

I was thrilled – coming back after being 6-10 down gave me a lot of confidence. But my arm was still tired. Sooo tired! So I thought, let’s try the head light racket (although the frame is broken) and see what happens. In game 4 I took my Dunlop and I couldn’t produce any length. #teamorange destroyed me, being down 2-10, losing the game 4-11. I knew I had to take the other racket and I decided to tell Joel that I had to play with a different racket and I just played a game with a broken racket… Psychological warfare! Maybe that made him think… 

 

Amazing run

In the decider I felt the energy coming back, the banana and the bar finally kicked in! I had a great 6:0 start and I felt that the #teamorange resistance was broken. I had great length in my strokes and a lot of confidence for the drop shots. The result: 11:3 for Peter #teamyellow in the 5th! 

 

What a streak

Prolonging my winning streak to 4 international matches in a row, over 3 years is an amazing feeling! The best thing about it: the winners meal! We went to a very nice location in the city center to have burgers – they were amazing! Of course we washed it down with a Czech Lager. Life is good! 

Squash World Tour saves Brno!

But our duties were not completed yet! As you probably know, there is a terrible dragon threatening the city of Brno – authorities asked us for help as they had now ideal how to deal with supernatural beasts… And as you probably know: with our Squash World Tour tees you feel like a super hero, so we put them on and evicted the beast with our squash rackets! Brno is free! 

 

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After that we did some #sightsquashing at a sculpture for Thomas Edison and the Church of St. Peter & Paul – to spread the word about squash!

Restarting the Squash World Tour

The coronavirus pandemic disrupted major sporting events across the globe. The squash world tour was no exception and it hit us right before finalizing the planning for a multi-day tour through some neighboring countries.
As so many others we had to adapt our lives and training. #teamyellow took the chance to work on his cardio. #teamorange focused on his strength, power and hairstyle.

Joel's new haircut
Joel before and after

Fast forward to mid of June, decreasing infection rates in wide parts of the world made it possible for the Formula 1 to be the first international sports league to return – with two races in Austria. There will be strict safety measures for all people involved and no spectators on track.

 

Formular 1 followed by the Squash World Tour

That made us think: We are an international sports league with it’s spectators following the events exclusively via social media. We have the lowest possible number of people involved in a sporting event of international relevance. And as the sports fans all around the world are craving for their stars to return, we will jump in and bring the Squash World Tour back!

We are not quite sure yet how that will work out. In a lot of countries squash is still banned because of the nature of the game where a permanent distance between to players can not be granted. In Austria vom July 1 it’s allowed to play matches again! For sure we always want to follow the local restrictions to stop the pandemic. Currently we are evaluating our options. We are looking into the situation at the neighbor countries of Austria. Our favorites: countries we haven’t yet visited: Switzerland, Liechtenstein and Italy. But for our first match 2020 we will visit a country we have already been to – but a different city!

#teamorange is preparing in the Tyrolean mountains…

… while #teamyellow is preparing on court

Stay tuned for further news!

#teamyellow takes over the glass court in Salzburg

The day went well so far – I was happy to continue my streak of not losing a game in Germany. In 2017 we went to Berlin where I managed to take a 3-0-win as well. But I knew that the odds for our next match were against me: I haven’t ever won a match on a glass court against #teamorange so far. In case I would have forgotten the fact, Joel kept reminding me about his clean glass-court-record on our way back to the train station of Freilassing. 

 

Watching Mohamed Abouelghar

After a 9 minute train ride we arrived early at Europark Salzburg where the Austrian Bundesliga took place and we had the honor to watch Mohamed Abouelghar facing Austrian National Champion Aqeel Rehman. I was excited to later play on the same court as a PSA-top-10-player. We had an early lunch and then went back to the court where we prepared for our next battle – but only after we took some photos and chatted a bit with all the stars: later World Tour Finals Runner up Mohamed Abouelghar as well as Austrian Champion Aqeel Rehman and the winning Austrian Bundesliga team of NV SU Wr.Neudorf-Mödling. 

Squash World Tour with Mohamed Abouelghar, Aqeel Rehman and the Austrian Champions of NV SU Wr.Neudorf-Mödling

“Please take some lessons”

Our warm-up-session went well. We both had our difficulties with the diffuse lighting at the shopping mall but the excitement was massive. We both liked the court, especially the good grip and cushion on the plastic floor surprised us, to be honest. Game 1 was fun – although we both had to figure out how to play on the court. The quality of the match wasn’t high, but the intensity definitely was. Austrian number one Aqeel Rehman commented: “Please take some lessons! It hurts to watch you play!” #teamorange managed to take the game 11-7 and for me it was clear that he didn’t think about his lost match only hours earlier. 

Without goggles into the decider

After game 1 I took off my squash goggles as it was getting harder and harder to see when the glasses fogged up because of the humidity. My game improved right away, leading to a 11-6 for #teamyellow and a positive attitude for the next game. In the third it was a close call: #teamorange was 10-8 up, I managed to earn a game point for #teamyellow at 10-11, but the orange warrior fighted his way to take game 3 with 13-11. Being back on court after a short break I took advantage of a short period of inattentiveness of Joel: I cruised to a 11-3 in the fourth, forcing a deciding fifth game. 

The deciding game was a nail-biter

Our nerves were on the edge. The match was stil fair, but we both really wanted to win. We then argued about a let-or-stroke-call at 6-5 for #teamorange who wanted a stroke – but we finally agreed to replay the point as #teamyellow took all possible effort to clear the ball (the way I see it). Joel won the let point, but I stayed focussed and also benefitted from some missed shots of my buddy earning me two match points at 10-7. The first was saved with incredible effort by #teamorange – and almost was the second – but it just hit the tin and I could celebrate my first ever glass-court-victory! 

Again we got a ride

Unfortunately our train from Europark to Salzburg was cancelled – we only found out when we arrived at the train station after we bought the tickets on our phones – thanks, ÖBB… Fortunately the waiter of Yaoyao (where we had the early lunch) invited us to share his cap to the center. Thank you one more time! It’s kind of getting a habit – in Břeclav we got a ride to the train station too…

Great year so for #teamyellow 

I now lead 2-0 in the annual Squash World Tour ranking, after winning the Vienna Edition another huge step for #teamyellow! 

 

We don’t know yet where we will go next. Stay tuned for our upcoming adventures!  If you like what we are doing, we’d appreciate it if you would order our new tees to support us! 

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Personal impressions

The Squash World Tour agrees: The second generation Squash Tees is even better than the first! „When I put on the new squash tee for the first time, it felt different than any other tee. A unique feeling of positivity and invincibility flowed me. As I wear tees almost every day for more than 38 years now, I know what I’m talking about“, says Peter #teamyellow.

„I am very happy about our new generation of squash tees! They are lighter and brighter than our first tees. But that’s not all, the tees come with a mystical, supernatural aura of power and strength“, Joel #teamorange describes his experience.

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#teamorange wins in new outfit

We are cooperating with the Viennese Squash Federation, the Wiener Squash Rackets Verband or WSRV. They asked us to play all courts in Vienna to show the squash-community in Vienna where they can play. The project is called WSRV – Squash World Tour – Vienna Edition. As we want to provide value to the squash community, we rating all the clubs in five categories: booking, reachability, facilities, court, price.

squash-suessenbrunn

Far far away

The final stop of the Vienna Edition was the Sportpark Süßenbrunn, previously part of the Club Danube chain. It takes a while to get to the outskirts of Vienna, specially when you are not aware of the unique bus schedule. We met at 7 pm, 30 minutes ahead of our estimated start, at metro U1 station Rennbahnweg. The public transport app told us to call the collective taxi operated by the Viennese public transport services. But the driver said he would not be there before 7:40 pm. So we took the bus he recommended. Unfortunately the this bus stopped in the middle of nowhere – as we now know, only every 30 minutes there is a bus going this far. Finally on the right bus, our navigator let us leave the bus too early, so we had to walk 3 more stops to finally arrive at the venue – about one hour after we met and 30 minutes late. Our bad!

No boxer shorts

The very friendly receptionist moved our reservation and we went to the locker room to get ready. Guess who forgot his short – again!? Right: #teamorange! Unfortunately there is no shop at the Sportpark anymore, so Joel decided to play with his trousers although our social media team advocated for him to play in boxer shorts – our fans would have loved it!

#teamorange teared a hole in his pants

We took off and to my surprise Joel moved very good! I took it a bit too easy and thought that he would soon have to pay tribute to his pants. But #teamorange stayed laser focussed and took game 1 with 11-4.

I wasn’t at my best today and I was distracted by Joel’s outfit – he even teared a hole in his pants… I tried to concentrate and managed to get to a 10-8 lead. At 10-9 I thought I had the game when Joel’s drop was too low, but because it’s hard to tell if you hit the tin here; we replayed the point. Fortunately #teamyellow also made that point and took the game 11-9.

too good

I thought that things would turn out my way now – but I was wrong. #teamorange played maybe the best two games of his life, hitting the nick multiple times and not making any error on his drop shots. On the other hand several of my back wall balls got stuck on the strange lamp apparatus. But that didn’t make the difference – he just played too good today and won games 3 and 4 with a score of 11-7 and  11-9. Congrats!


It’s bitter, losing the last match of the WSRV – Squash World Tour – Vienna Edition – but with a total score of 8-3 it was a perfectly clear overall victory for #teamyellow.

Next challenges ahead

I am looking forward to the next challenges ahead! To prepare for our next matches I have to work on my endurance and maybe lose some of the 4 kilos I gained since we started the Vienna Edition in November 2018…

Our rating

BookingOnly via phone. But no further restrictions. 2,5 of 5 stars.

Reachability: It took us quite a while to get there because of poor description by the Viennese public transport services. Anyways it’s sequestered and not very convenient to reach, specially after 7:30 pm. 1 of 5 stars.

Facilities: Only issue: no shop for people who forgot their shorts. Everything else is fine. And the very friendly receptionist earned them another 0,5 stars: 4,5 of 5 stars.

Court: Floors and walls (classic front and side, glass back) are in perfect shape. Only real issue is the lamp apparatus that declines the height a bit. The 1 cm nick is almost not worth mentioning. 4 of 5 stars.

Price: 24 Euro per hour is reasonable for the quality of the court. 3 of 4 stars.

RESULT

3 stars for Sportpark Süßenbrunn!

Website: sportparkwien.at, phone number for booking: +43 1 256 82 82

 

The Racketlon Federation Austria published a summary of all our ratings in German:

Click here! 

A day and a court to forget for #teamyellow

For the Viennese Squash Rackets Federation, the Wiener Squash Rackets Verband, WSRV we are visiting all squash courts in Vienna. It’s called the WSRV – Squash World Tour – Vienna Edition. We are playing matches there and rating the clubs in 5 categories: booking, reachability, facilities, court, price.

Squash Floridsdorf

With only three more squash venues in Vienna to go, we want to finish hard! We will play 3 matches within one week starting at the Country & Sports Club Wien Nord in Floridsdorf. Arriving at the address, #teamorange was already there, not sure if Google Maps had fooled us. But behind an unappealing metal door, the huge sports club revealed.

Entering the venue, the squash court is on the right hand side. We turned on the lights as we were instructed by the friendly bar keeper and the flaws of the court where immediately exposed – we will address them later. But for now you need to know that it was incredibly slippery and that the side walls were totally slick.

In our warm up game we had great fun sliding around the court. Unfortunately we brought our Eye Rackets shoes instead of our ice skates… I wondered: Does my-squash.com sell those for courts like these as well?

#teamyellow going down

The floor was my biggest issue. I had no grip at all! I couldn’t make even one controlled shot. I was permanently sliding. My #teamyellow shoes were terribly dirty after the first few points, covered with dust. #teamorange on the other hand adapted well. He moved much better than me and managed to kinda control the rallies. He took the first game 11-7.

The slick side walls made it almost impossible for me to play a decent boast. If a boast made it to the front wall, it was rather much too high or in the middle of the court. Easily #teamorange advanced to a comfortable 2-0-lead taking game 2 11-4.

I knew that I recently turned a match around after being down 0-2 (notably the game results were exactly the same as in Alt Erlaa). But this time it was different. I was just a passenger on the ice ring. Game 3 went in the same direction: 6-1 for #teamorange was too big of a lead. Garbage behind the court in combination with the poor lighting make the ball disappear when it hits the back wall on the backhand side. Nevertheless I managed to get to 6-5. At 10-8 Joel took his chance and made his second match point to claim his second win on the WSRV Squash World Tour Vienna Edition – on the probably worst court I ever played on!


I still lead 7-2 on the Vienna Edition in total and I’m looking forward to play at my home club C19 this Thursday!

Our rating

Booking: Booking via Eversports is possible weekdays from 8am-3pm. On all other dates the court is reserved for members only. Guests can make a reservation via phone a day before they want to play – if no member is using the court they can play. Confusing? For us too! 2,5/5 Stars

Reachability: Final stop of the U6 Floridsdorf. Then two stops with a bus 28A or 29A. Adding 7 minutes walk. 2/5 stars.

Facilities: The venue is nice and spacious. There is a Restaurant, even a small library. The locker room is clean, as well as the shower. A plant in the shower creates a slight rainforest feeling. 3,5/5 stars.

Court: The huge holes in the wooden side walls and the rusty nails the walls have been fixed with make a bad first impression. The vastly damaged front wall, the slippery floor, the cobwebby ceiling do not improve that impression. The slick side walls make it hard to play boasts. The lighting also could be better – one halogen lamp is missing. On the pro side there is a glass back wall and a small nick (#teamorange awarded 5/5 for the nick). The floor structure seems to be okay as well. 2,5/5 stars .

Price: 20 Euro for one hour of squash is too much for that court. 2,5/5 stars.

RESULT

2,5 stars for Country & Sports Club Wien Nord!

Website: www.bsvshell.atbooking-link (Eversports) , Phone number for booking: +43 1 258 16 54

Eye Rackets S-Line Squash Shoe Test

The Eye Rackets S-Line Squash Shoes are very popular among squash players all over the globe. Many Pros use them like Karim Abdel Gawad, Paul Coll, Diego Elias, Declan James, Greg Marche, Miguel Rodriguez and many others.

Late in 2018  the popular shoes were introduced on the Squash World Tour. Our partner my-squash.com provided matching shoes for #teamorange and #teamyellow

Test 2: Eye Rackets S-Line Squash Shoes

Obviously neon yellow and atomic peach are perfect fits for #teamyellow and #teamorange. The broad color line is a big plus for the shoe. Currently models in lightning blue, electric purple, ice white, night storm navy, black carbon and hot pink are available as well.

The shoe should be ordered one size bigger than usual, as it comes a bit small. The cut is a good fit for players with a wide forefoot. While #teamyellow is satisfied with the stability, #teamorange sometimes feels unstable in the Eye Rackets S-Line Squash Shoes. 

Read our full review on my-squash.com

After 3 months on the Squash World Tour the Eye Rackets S-Line Squash Shoes do not show any signs of breaking. 

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The Squash World Tour Champion of Vienna

We are cooperating with the Viennese Squash Federation, the Wiener Squash Rackets Verband, WSRV.  We are testing all the courts in Vienna on the WSRV – Squash World Tour – Vienna Edition. As we want to provide value, we are rating all the clubs in five categories: booking, reachability, facilities, court, price.

After the cheapest court in Vienna, the most expensive one was our battlefield this time: Manhattan Fitness Nord. The club is great, more about that later…

I needed only 3 more games to secure the first yellow triumph of 2019. I didn’t want to leave something to chance, so I was there half an hour early. I took the time to become acclimatized and warmed up properly. At 7:30 I started hitting balls – #teamorange still wasn’t in sight.

About 10 minutes later – I was already at operating temperature, Joel finally arrived. “I underestimated the distance from the U-Bahn station” he said. As usual he wanted to start quite fast with our warmup points; actually he wanted to play a whole game instead of our usual 10 points. “It would also be a good idea to play best of 7 games” he suggested. Classic #teamorange mind games

I agreed to extend to play a whole warmup game instead of only 10 points. As I played for the first time in years without my knee bandage, I thought it would help me too. Joel won and earned the right to serve.

Right from the beginning I was able to take a comfortable 8:3 lead, but #teamorange managed to equalize the score. It was pitched battle until the end – which was better for #teamyellow: 13-11. In game 2 I was able to take the lead and not lose it once: 11-9. The quality of our match wasn’t as high as in Erdberg, but we had some decent rallies.

Now the table was set! I knew I needed only one more game to secure the overall win on the Vienna Edition. After the break I came back on court and played some of my best shots right away. For #teamorange on the other hand nothing seemed to work as planed… I secured game 3 with 11-8 and raised my fist to celebrate.

Personally I’m happy about the victory – and the result of 3-0. #teamyellow is now the Squash World Tour Champion of Vienna! Even more satisfying than the result is the fact that I did not wear my knee bandage.

Of course we will play all the remaining courts in Vienna as well to find out and tell you what they are like!

Our rating

BookingOnly possible via phone. On the website it isn’t even promoted that there are squash courts. 2 of 5 stars.

ReachabilityComing there by public transport is a bit tricky and it takes about 10 minutes walk from the U-Bahn station Spittelau or from the tram station Rampengasse. 3 of 5 stars.

FacilitiesOn several floors there is a well equipped fitness center, there are great wellness facilities and they even have sponsored hygiene products. There is a shop, a bar and extremely friendly stuff. The obvious result: 5 of 5 stars.

Court3 of their 6 courts have been renovated recently, so there are no bumps or holes. We played on one of the renovated courts. But unfortunately the walls stained the ball – we never experienced that before. The nick is also quite big. The lighting is good and the court is clean and generally speaking in good condition. But for the price we would expect an even better experience. 4 of 5 stars.

Price40 Euro is by far the highest price for one hour of squash in Vienna. 1 of 5 stars.

RESULT

3 stars for Manhattan Fitness Nord!

Website: www.manhattan.at , Phone number for booking: +43 1 3687311

#teamyellow needs one more win

As we announced on our social media channels, we are cooperating with the Viennese Squash Federation, the Wiener Squash Rackets Verband, WSRV. Their leader board asked us to play all courts in Vienna to show the squash-community in Vienna where to go. So we came up with the idea of the WSRV – Squash World Tour – Vienna Edition. As we want to provide value, we are going to rate all the clubs in five categories: booking, reachability, facilities, court, price.

 

The sixth WSRV – Squash World Tour – Vienna Edition match took place at Postsportverein Wien in the 17th district of Vienna. We both were curious about the venue because it’s close to our homes. Even though I played tennis at a club right around the corner of the squash hall in my junior years, I have never checked out the squash courts. For both of us it was unknown territory.

It’s all about the right coins

I arrived on time and found out that a particular coin was needed for the lockers in the dressing room: 10 Schillings (former Austrian currency until 2001). Then I checked out the court: There was a coin box with special coins for lighting. Unfortunately I did not have either of these coins on me. Luckily the groundkeeper showed up and sold us the lighting-coins – I did not ask him about the Schilling-lockers…

Hard life at Postsportverein

The dressing room was covered with red clay because mainly tennis players change here. While the tennis courts have heating, the squash courts do not. Joel went straight on court to get started. It took time to get warmed up there – for us and for the ball as well.  First we thought the low bounce is caused by the low temperatures, but we quickly found out that the floor was the reason. I think that there is no substructure underneath the wooden panels. Not ideal for someone with knee issues like #teamyellow

Anyways – our game began and because our 10 warmup points did not do the trick warming us up, we started a bit rusty. The low ball bounce and the slippery floor favored playing drop shots – and thats how I won the big points in game 1 and 2 to take a 2-0 lead (11-8, 12-10). #teamorange was desperate as every drop I played seemed to work out just the way I anticipated.

In game 3 #teamorange several times caught me on the wrong foot. And he seemed to have adapted his footwork as my drops where not as effective anymore. Joel won the game 11-8 – a flattering result for #teamyellow as I could not keep up in this one. After a short break I went back on court – focussed again. I played 4 huge points in a row finishing all of them with beautiful drop shots. “Even Aqeel Rehman couldn’t get to them”, Joel concluded. I was on fire, everything I tried worked out: 11-4!

One more to go

It’s my fifth win in the sixth Vienna Edition encounter and #teamyellow is now 5-1 in the lead! As there are only 5 squash courts (we know about) left to play in Vienna, #teamyellow needs only one more victory to win the Wiener Squash Rackets Verband – Squash World Tour – Vienna Edition!

Our rating

Booking: Booking is available via phone and mail. On weekdays during opening hours requests via a contact form are answered as well. The stuff wrote back fast and polite. But there is no information about the availability. 2,5 of 5 stars.

Reachability: We live close to the venue – for both of us it takes about 15 minutes to get there. Considering that you have to take the tram 43 (stop Rosensteingasse) to get there, we award 3 of 5 stars.

Facilities: The dressing room was covered with clay and a bit outdated. A restaurant is close (Saunastüberl) and the name of the Restaurant suggests that there is a sauna as well. 2,5 of 5 stars.

Court: One of the two court has a glass back wall, the second has 2/3 of a glass back wall. The lighting is good. The plastered walls are peeling. The floor is slippery and hard, we think that there is no substructure underneath the wooden panels. But the nick is small. One issue only #teamyellow had: the temperature was way too low! Our compromise ranking as our impressions varie: 3 of 5 stars.

Price: 16 Euro for one hour of squash is the best deal you can get in Vienna! 5 of 5 stars!

RESULT

3 stars for Postsportverein Wien!

Website: www.postsv-wien.at , Phone number for booking: +43 1 486 23 23 – 0

Testing the echo/2XP Squash Ball Buffer

Today we are testing a tool to refurbish used squash balls:  echo/2XP. We want to thank echosquash.com for providing the product for the test.

Test 2: Squash Ball Buffer

The echo/2XP is a tool to buff worn squash balls to extend the ball’s lifespan. Basically you are rubbing off a very small layer of the surface to bring back the grip to the ball. Generally speaking we like the concept of repairing things over just buying new ones – that’s why we gave it a try! The second version of the product, made in USA, is now available in Europe for about €45,-.

Find out how it works, check out our video:

We think the echo/2XP is a useful tool to refurbish squash balls. It definitely extends the playability of squash balls by removing the slick surface of used balls! Theoretically the process can be repeated multiple times, but keep in mind that the product only improves the outer shell of the ball.

 

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