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On the Job

For squash coach, a ‘physical game of chess’

Squash is considered one of the world’s most aerobic racket sports, said Paul Mathieson, head squash pro at Dover Squash and Fitness in Natick. In a four-walled indoor court, players rally as they try to score with a small, hollow rubber ball. “It’s a very strategic game that also requires mental tactics — like a physical game of chess,” said Mathieson, 28, who has competed in several world championships.

He now coaches up-and-coming players, from 4-year-old beginners to collegiate players.

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