Updated: Sep 3, 2021
Bull Durham is a baseball movie, filmed in 1988 and starring Kevin Costner and Susan Sarandon. It is held to be one of the best sports movies of all time, and certainly is my favorite. We have a “Bull Durham Blog Series”... partly for fun and partly because there’s so many useful concepts dealt with in the movie that apply to squash! Our first Bull Durham Blog is based on the immortal quote:
A good friend of mine used to say, "This is a very simple game. You throw the ball, you catch the ball, you hit the ball. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains." Think about that for a while.
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Squash is a complex decision-making sport, and it isn't easy on the court! Buuuuuuut... I suspect sometimes we overthink it. You hit the ball, you run after the ball, you frequently hit the ball away from the opponent and you be tough. Yes, you can make it complicated, but hey, you can also make it simple!