October 2017

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Utilizing Squash Ghosting Patterns for Conditioning

What is Ghosting in Squash? A specific type of training that should hold some importance in your squash training is ghosting patterns. When considering this, what squash ghosting patterns should you do? Luckily, we have you covered on that front. Ghosting gives a perfect opportunity to replicate the burst of energy used in the game and can simulate the demands to complete a tough rally. Ghosting is done with a racquet but without a ball. All the pro’s do it too! https://youtu.be/6HlGHo4KjH4 https://youtu.be/FgwYA69DFBI A way to improve your squash conditioning routine is to attempt to copy what is typically taken place in a match environment. A regular practice session that includes court sprints and ghosting can become a useful tool to help improve court based conditioning. This type of activity is a virtual copy of the energy used in a game and is very straightforward and simple to carry out. Beyond…

Squash Injury Prevention

Squash is a very active sport that depends on fast and high energy movement across the court and striking the ball. But, over a period of time the constant extreme movements can lead to squash injuries. What can be done then for squash injury prevention? There are a variety of reasons why a squash player can get injured – simply an accident, old age, pre-existing injury, or inadequate preparation. If you are just starting out in playing a sport like squash, you may benefit from a little knowledge of the most typical injuries in the game to get better prepared and lower the risk of an injury. Squash injuries to the shoulder, hamstrings, and knees are among the most common. Let’s take a look at some of the most common injuries directly related to playing squash: Muscle injuries Squash players are likely to suffer the muscle related injuries as a result…

How to Play Squash Like a Pro

Are you looking to learn how to play squash like a pro? There are plenty of steps that can be taken to improve the all-round game play from solo practice session to improving the fitness levels. Here are three critical elements that help improve your training sessions: Solo practice Most amateur players are limited with their practice time, which can make it difficult to hone their skills and improve their game on the court. So whatever training time is available must be put to good use. There are several training elements to complete so time must be spent as efficiently and productively as possible. A major part of squash training is the ability to complete a slow, relaxed, or high-intensity solo training session. Squash is unique to most other racket sports in that a partner is not necessary to complete a high-quality training session. Solo practice gives the opportunity to learn…

Squash Drills for Beginners

Any beginner player can benefit from adding a varied range of squash drills to their training routine.They are useful to hone the all-round skills and practical to perform in pairs or as a solo player. Let’s take a look at just a few of the tried and test squash drills for beginners: Solo Squash Drills for Beginners Serve drills One of the first places to start with the squash drills for beginners is the serve drills. Start by practicing 10 lob serves which can be hit from the different serve boxes. Begin with a high strike on the front wall and look to land the ball on the opposite corner and close to the side wall. Go with 10 smash serves struck from the different serving boxes. Aim the shot low and hard and look to land the ball opposite the service box. Also, you can vary the service by…

How To Play Squash Alone

Playing Squash Alone If you want to take your squash skills to the next level you need to practice. But how do you play squash alone? You will want to look at adding a few solo squash drills to the training program. Many squash players believe a two person game is the best means of practice. But, for the players wishing to build up the in-depth variety of shots, a really strong forearm, and a better appreciation of the court, you really want to look at developing a solo practice routine. A well planned session of solo squash drills is certain to help develop your game to take you to the next level. Take note of the following squash drills to learn how to play squash alone: Straight Drive The straight drive is a perfect opportunity to look at building on your coordination and strength through accuracy and repetition by changing…

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