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Wisdom from Bull Durham

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 forth and final Bull Durham Blog is based on the immortal quote:

“It’s a miracle. This is a simple game. You throw the ball, you hit the ball, you catch the ball. You got it. Now we have got a 12-day road trip starting tomorrow. Bus leaves six in the morning.”

The team's coach is more than a little upset at their form, they were on a losing streak and he was asking for concentration... in a very firm way!


Don't overcomplicate. It's a common theme in the movie, in life and definitely in squash. Eliminate that which can be eliminated, concentrate on what you've rehearsed and remember... "this is a simple game"!


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