December 2017

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The 4 Squash Skill Levels

Squash is a game that is interesting and challenging for players of all levels.  That is because at every level there is a new challenge to take on, and depending on your skill level, there are different challenges. Squash skill levels build upon each other A lot of players who have played for a long time say it is all mental. How productive is it for a student to work on strategy and tactics if they can’t even control the ball to put it where they want it to go? While the game at the highest level may be all mental, that is little help to beginning, intermediate or even most advanced players who have yet to ingrain all of the fundamentals. A squash player must learn certain skills before they attempt to learn more advanced concepts. If they don’t, their efforts will end in frustration, failure, or just get them nowhere.…

Squash Match Preparation – 3 Things to Do

When a professional plays a professional match, have you ever seen them show up and just play? No, because they would lose! Your squash match preparation should be more extensive than just showing up to play. Your Focus Before your squash match, your preparation should be on calibration, nothing else. This is different than a practice session when you may be working specifically on mastering a shot or ingraining better movement. It is not time to learn how to do something new, but rather to fine-tune your game. The 3 ways to prepare for your squash match to focus on calibration are your stroke, your alignment to the ball, and your movement around the squash court. There are many ways to do this, but here are the 3 things to do before your squash match: Straight volleys to groove the forearm movement through the ball Straight and cross-court drop shots…

4 Steps to a Better Squash Backswing

When you step into the court with your opponent, they will naturally want to stay away from a strong part of your game. They will play to your weaknesses, not your strengths. While your squash backswing may not be a weakness, it often is where the majority of your shots are made when playing singles squash. Backswing Technique Technique serves strategy, and should be adapted to support a strategic approach that will put you in the best position to win. Having said that, how you do your squash backswing is important. A good backswing can be the difference between being able to play the ball quickly and accurately or having to take extra time to play the ball or to play a bad shot. A squash match is most often won by the person who can maintain dominance at the “T” and is able to attack to the front of…