oa South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Psychological preparation for a low intensity marathon squash event

Volume 4, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1015-5163
  • E-ISSN: 2078-516X



This case study descriptionbes the psychological preparation and intervention in a low intensity marathon event. A successful attempt was made on a world squash playing marathon record, and although the players were assisted by other professionals, it was decided to report the contribution of the psychological intervention. A holistic approach based on the individual needs of the players was designed, and the particular use and application of relaxation, imagery and re-interpretation of stimuli and responses is descriptionbed.

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