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This time I would like to reflect on the function of the coach. Very often I am asked what is so important about a coach and what is its added value. Many players can’t do without it, others don’t benefit from it at all. What is the value of coaching?

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First of all, it is very important to know that coaching in our squash sport is very undervalued. We do not have the same position and popularity as, for example, a tennis coach. This is often the face of the club and in tennis it is obvious that players who start tennis first follow a number of lessons to learn the different techniques. In squash this is unfortunately not the case. The clubs where coaches are active, certainly experience the added value of it, because they do not only take care of the training, but they also do many other things outside of it.

What are the tasks of the coach?
– Individual (private) lessons
– Team training
– Organizing tournaments
– Organising competition
– Rackets strung
– Coaching club teams
– Promotion of squash club (youth)
– Squash shop

Of course there is a big difference between the various clubs, because not all clubs have a coach permanently employed, which is actually the ideal situation, because then there will be a real coach culture within the club. In addition to a number of tasks, the coach must also have certain skills.

– Leader
– Teacher
– Organiser
– Friend
– Humorist (good mood)
– Motivator
– Basic knowledge of the game
– Discipline
– Appearance
– Friendly
– Examples are
– Guide

When someone possesses a large part of these skills, you can immerse yourself in the profession of “squash coach”. And that’s where the catch lies. At the moment, in my opinion, there are too few qualified coaches in the Netherlands. To go back to tennis, you can’t start training or teaching without some form of education. As head coach of SBN I also strive for such a situation. Fortunately, SBN has a nice training program where coaches can develop themselves further and where they can acquire certain knowledge and where they can also continue to build their coaching career. This is essential in this profession. In this way, we also get competent coaches in our squash.

What does a competent coach stand for?
– Provides good feeling during training and games
– Strives to improve every player
– Is concerned about dealing with players
– Is competent to deal with groups of people involved in the sport, e.g.: parents, referees, board, …
– Is aware of the different styles to coach and that players can react differently

How does the coach ensure maximum results?
– Drawing up a training plan
– Being there in time to prepare everything
– Discuss the training plan so that players have a clear picture of the activities
– Give demonstrations
– Monitor each player’s performance and repeat exercises to determine progress
– Giving good advice

September 2013 we started our elite program at SBN and there we see the value of the coaches very clearly. The private coaches work together with the technical staff to bring the players to a higher level. This by means of knowledge, commitment and good communication. This already results in very good results.

I hope that many centres in the Netherlands will consider hiring a coach to give the club more quality. I also hope that many fanatic squash fans will consider joining the coaching profession. This can happen at any level, because also in squash coaches are needed at any level. The coaches who lay the foundation are often the most important in the development of the players.

Last time we dissected the drives a bit more in detail. This time we will go a bit further on the boast. The boast is an important blow in squash and also the most squash specific, because in other racket sports (except racketball) you don’t see a boast.

Especially as a beginner it gives you more possibilities to get the ball out of the corners. The boast is both a “defensive” and an “offensive” strike. In women’s squash, the boast has a very important function. Here’s a more specific approach to the boast

Attacking or defensive shot, where you use the side wall to hit the front wall.

– Attacking boast changes the direction of attack and brings opponent to the front of the court.
– Defensive Boast gives you recovery time and also gives you the opportunity to play ball out of an extremely difficult situation.

Library Security System

Dialoc ID: Changing Your Library Security System

If you’re looking to improve and update your Library security system, then Dialoc ID can provide you with a range of different services to help your Library run as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Established over thirty years ago, Dialoc ID began its life as the creators of high-end Electronic Article Surveillance systems (otherwise known as EAS), but they’ve since gone on to provide the absolute cutting-edge in Library services. This, in effect, means the kind of easy-to-access technology that allows a Library and its staff to get the job done right. So, no more confusion over returns and sorting, self-service or any day-to-day aspect of running your library well.

The Best Library Security System Around

The Dialoc ID Library security system is favoured by Libraries across the globe, known for its reliability and all around efficiency. Just for instance, Radio Frequency Identification Technology (or RFID) provides unsurpassed security when it comes to identifying the data stored in your Library. It’s also a cost-effective way of reducing personnel, giving customers the freedom to check items in and out without any waiting or fuss. It also includes automatic inventory scanning and searching, making your Library all the easier to organize and account for.

Cutting Edge Technology That Works For You

The Library security system also includes the Electromagnetic (or EL) technology, another mainstay of the very top Libraries around the world. It’s a perfect choice for protecting valuable items, offering as it does full security detection systems, self-station and staff serving units. It’s really just another example of Dialoc ID taking a front-footed approach to revolutionising the way Libraries are operated, both now and in the days to come.

Van Lennep Kliniek The Hague

Anyone can age graciously. A good cleansing routine and use of a day and/or night cream can work wonders. However, in some situations, creams will no longer suffice. Wrinkles around the upper or eyes can cause you to look old or overtired. When the corners of your mouth droop, your face takes on a sorrowful appearance. If you find yourself troubled by such issues, please come visit the Van Lennep Kliniek cosmetic clinic for skin improvement. You are welcome at either of our two The Hague locations, or in Oegsteest.

Laugh lines, smoker’s lines

Many people experience wrinkling around and near the mouth due to the daily repetitive movements of the encircling muscles. In point of fact, you use these muscles all day long. For eating and drinking; to laugh, talk or smoke. As we age, the skin around the mouth becomes more creased and eventually, wrinkled. Some wrinkles can look very natural, but others can make you appear older or even sad. One solution is to fill the wrinkles, but laser treatment is an option as well. To determine the most appropriate solution for you personally, visit Van Lennep Kliniek for an initial consultation. This first meeting is free and carries no obligation, of course. You will be provided with information concerning possible treatments and skincare products that can be effective in addressing lines around the mouth.

Deep frown lines between the eyebrows

When you wrinkle your forehead frequently, this can cause frown lines to form between the brows. This type of wrinkle is an excellent candidate for treatment with modern techniques such as botulinum toxin or fillers. A Botox procedure involves an injection with botulinum toxin. The muscle activity will reduce and frown lines diminish visibly or perhaps even largely disappear. Fillers make use of endogenous substances (naturally occurring in the body). These are injected to smooth out lines. You can employ various preventive measures as well. Try to stay aware of your own facial expression. As soon as you notice you are frowning, relax. This will require some effort initially, but eventually, it will become second nature. Professional creams can also be beneficial. Additionally, remember to wear sunglasses, and avoid staring into the sun or other bright light. Or how about treating yourself to a relaxing facial massage occasionally?

Save the environment and save money

Even though there might be a bit of a discussion going on, global warming is a very real thing and it is happening right now. The effects are happening and showing right now. The water level is rising. This is a big threat to a lot of places, not only coastal places. At the same time the planet is warming up at a very dangerous rate. This has some serious effects, meaning that we have to be more considerate with our water use and moreover with the environment. A good way to still be able to use the amount of water you need is by investing in a water pump. I hear you thinking ‘How does a water pump work?’. Without getting into the technical side, it is actually quite simple. It literally pumps water from the ground. depending on the type of water pump, it can filter the water so you can use it for whatever you want. You can use this water for anything you like. You can use it for your daily uses, like showering, cooking, drinking, etc. But also for lawn irrigation or to drinking water for your farm animals.Whatever you need or want, the possibilities are endless. It is understandable if you are hesitant beforehand though, it is a bit of an investment. But keep in mind that water pumps are sustainable and re-use rainwater. Meaning that your water bill will go down drastically. SO in the long run it will save you a lot of money and earn itself back. If you are convinced and want to invest in a water pump. Make sure you do your do your research. There are a lot of different types of water pumps in all shapes and sizes. they all have different purposes and you don’t want to end up with the wrong water pump and end up not using it to its full potential.

What NOT to do with your water pump

In this article there are real don’ts that you should not do when using a water pump. You use this water pump to bring a liquid from a to b. In addition, it is super convenient to work with but does not bring this without dangers. There are indeed a number of points that you have to pay attention to. First of all you have to see what kind of fluid you are going to move. If these are aggressive, corrosive and flammable substances then you should mainly stay away from this. This is not made for this and you should not use it for this. make sure you roll out the hose properly and therefore ensure that there are no gaps in the hose. This may cause the water pump to overheat. Furthermore, you must run a pump completely dry unless the pump is of course meant for this. But if a pump does not mean this, then you should not use it like that. This means that you have to close the water pump just before the liquid is completely gone.

Furthermore, you must ensure that you use the correct pump for proper use. Each pump has its own kind of functionality. This way you have to ensure that you have chosen the right brand and the right kind of water pump. The brand such as Grundfos or Tallas can mainly differ in quality and in terms of price differences. For example, one brand is more luxurious and another brand has a better quality. For example, not every pump can withstand any kind of fluid that is being absorbed. because one water pump can again put on dirty water with pieces in it while the other can move mainly clean water. they are therefore not suitable for dirty water.

Painting projects

Paint can of course be used to paint the walls in your house. This is probably the first thing that pops into your mind, when you think about paint. But there are so many other possibilities with paint we must not forget! Painting can also be done to be creative or to touch up something. All and all, you can have a lot of fun with paint and in this article we will share some of the things that you can do with it.


The first project you can devote your time to is painting art. Of course, you will not become a master painter over a couple weeks, but you can take classes or watch tutorials to improve your painting skills. There are a lot of different painting styles, so you should begin by looking at other paintings and find out what styles you do and do not like.


Another project can be painting furniture. We live in a society where we buy everything we want. And if we get bored by our brown table and want a white one, we buy one. But that is not necessary! If the table itself is still good, you can just paint it in any colour you want. You can do this by using an indoor paint sprayer. An airless paint sprayer makes the job a lot easier than using old paint brushes and you will end up with a much neater result.


Something that many people do not know, is that you can paint your own clothes! You can change your clothes into a colour that is a darker shade. This is very easy, you just put the clothing item in the washing machine, along with the paint that is made especially for clothing. Then you just wash the item and it will change into the new colour.

Walas redevelops Phoenix West in Dortmund, Germany

World of Walas and the German city of Dortmund are joining forces.

Today, Friday 24 August 2018, they announce their collaboration. Walas and Dortmund will engage in the development of Phoenix West. Part of this project are the revitalisation and redevelopment of the former blast furnace of ThyssenKrupp Stahl AG and the historic building called Schalthaus. “World of Walas is proud to announce the redevelopment of the historic Phoenix West area”, so says Gerben van Straaten, CEO of World of Walas. “The Phoenix West project in the historic town of Dortmund is an urban development in the broadest sense of the word”.

At the spot where around 160 year ago the first blast furnace was built, a new vibrant community rises where people live, work and recreate. A place with local enterprises and restaurants. Innovative ideas on technology, services, knowledge, logistics, economy and entrepreneurship will play an important roll. “For Walas, urban development is more then the design of real estate”, Gerben explains. “Urban development brings together activities, wishes and the interest of talented entrepreneurs, craftsmen, scientists, artists AND the city and unites them into a lively and liveable unity that is economical, social, sustainable, ecological and financial.” According to Oberbürgermeister Ullrich Sierau of the city of Dortmund the plans of Walas show that the industrial culture of the Ruhr area and the economic dynamics do not have to contradict each other. “On the contrary, the plans redesign the industrial monument completely,” says Sierau.

New Centre of Excellence for innovation and sustainability

The work on the Phoenix West project start with the building of a new centre of excellence for innovation and technology. The location is in the middle of the old blast furnace. A distinctive feature of the building are the blue solar panels. This feature is why people started calling the design the Blue Wave. The next step in 2019 is the revitalisation of the Schalthaus. The project is completed with the development of a new building called “4th Wave” which is running through the heart of the old blast furnace construction. “The authentic elements accentuate the essence of the city”, says Gerben. “With multiple land use we went to create new diversity around the industrial monument Phoenix West, respecting the history and the DNA of this interesting community. This is the first step into the direction of the fourth industrial revolution.” For Walas this development is not limited to a mere regional development. “The goal is a Centre of Excellence for innovation and sustainability with an international reputation”.

Major advantages Phoenix West, Dortmund

Thomas Westphal, Managing Director of Economic Development Dortmund, who guided the process with his team over the last 12 months, sees major advantages for businesses. He calls the investments of Walas in Dortmund “An important step for the whole of Europe. At the same time, it is a good signal for the region: an industrial monument is being reused and made productive again AND at the same time new jobs are being created.”

Wedding services you shouldn’t skip

Not many events are more stressful to plan than a wedding. Between choosing the date and buying a dress, the prospect of a break can become pretty tempting. While it might be tempting to cut some corners on your big day, there are some services you shouldn’t skip. 


A professional photographer will make you and your beloved look amazing. Even though hiring a photographer can be expensive, you have images that you cherish for many years. Looking for a photographer? Take a look at the website or our company in event entertainment.  


A DJ or a band

You probably might think that you don’t need a DJ or band. A laptop hooked up to some speakers will be okay, right? Just a few things can ruin your wedding faster than a friend who refuses to play requests. Hiring a professional wedding DJ or wedding band can help forestall this catastrophe.



Ever tried to prepare a meal for 200 people by yourself? Probably not and even if you have, there is enough to do the days before your wedding. Worrying about cooking a meal shouldn’t be one of the activities. The right caterer will prepare different meals for your guests.


A limousine

Hiring a limousine for your wedding party might be extravagant, but mostly it is the easiest way to get everyone to and from the ceremony and reception. Besides that, a limo will add a touch of glamour to the wedding.


Order carbon fiber material online

At Compositesplaza you can order carbon fiber material online. Our company is a specialist in composites materials, like carbon fiber. We offer you a large collection of carbon fiber materials for various applications. At our webshop you will find just materials from well-known experienced European suppliers. The products are from a high quality.


Carbon fiber material is popular

Did you know carbon fiber material is a popular material? It is strong and light weighted material. Nowadays it is used for many applications. Compositesplaza offers carbon fiber material for many branches, like the car industry, the aviation industry, sports industry, fashion industry and the boat industry. In our webshop you find various types of carbon fiber material, like carbon tapes, woven carbon fabric, carbon fiber prepreg, multilayer fabrics, special fabrics patterns and multiaxial fabric.


Do you want to order carbon fiber material?

Do you want to order carbon fiber material at our webshop? Than we will send your order directly to your address after we received the payment. You will receive your ordered material within three working days. The exact delivery date depends on the area where your warehouse is located. For a large order amount we advise you to contact us before ordering. Mostly we offer customers an affordable and interesting price for a big order. Do you want more information or an advice from an expert? Than you can always contact our specialists us for more information or a technical advice.

Advice on how to create a secure lock environment

There are many good reasons to prevent burglaries as far as possible, and to insure ourselves against material losses, but also against the disappearance or destruction of personal memories. There is a lot to do to reduce the risk of burglary and it is important to know the function and safety level of their burglary protection. The costs are small compared to the consequences that a bad burglary can imply.

Call us to make an appointment to go through your house with the purpose to make it safe and secured against burglaries.

What is an approved locking device?
In order for you to receive full compensation in case of a burglary, the breach protection requirements in terms of insurance and insurance must be met. Any defects may result in loss of compensation for burglaries. Contact your insurance company if you are not sure which terms apply to your home insurance.

However, using the insurance companies’ requirements as a measure of your protection does not necessarily mean that you have adequate protection. Their requirements are a minimum for your insurance to apply. This may mean that you must complete them to get adequate protection, for example, with an approved lock device. It is you who must look about your home.

One should be aware that traditional exterior doors are not classified safety doors, which have been through different tests, and do not match these even if the outside door is fitted with an approved locking device. This can still be recommended as a solution, as it significantly complicates a burglary and, in particular, provides increased security.

Before investing in improved burglary protection, you must also investigate whether the door is stable and has a good function. In some cases it might be best to replace the entire door.

Burglar protection that completes the lock

Lock is an obvious protection against uninvited guests. But there are also a number of other options that protect your business and are a good complement to locks or other security solutions.

We at know that the security of a company or property is of paramount importance. Complete locks with other types of burglary protection to deter the thief and prevent damage.

Anti-fouling obstructs the thief

Anti-theft protection is an effective way to keep unauthorized persons away. It seems dissuasive and could be what makes the thief avoid invading your property. A break guard is a profile mounted to cover the gap between the frame and the door. It provides an additional barrier to the thief and is available in several different designs and sizes.

The gallery keeps the thief gone

Galleries are an effective way to stop the thief from breaking into your business. With grille or window grates, you get a real protection against uninvited guests while creating an aesthetically pleasing environment.

Glass reinforcement prevents damage

With glass reinforcement in the form of a protective film on the inside of the glass, you get a stronger glass that prevents and obstructs burglary. It’s an easy and effective way to protect your business.