November 2018

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How To Do The Trickle Boast Shot

The trickle boast shot in squash is an effective strategy to catch a point from your opponent. It makes use of the spinning momentum of the ball to make it react almost abnormally. In order to master the trickle boast shot, practice and an understanding of the physics involved is needed. The key to the trickle boast is to spin the ball hard enough that it would lose its momentum as it bounces off the wall. Instead of bouncing the ball from the racquet face, the ball should slide from the face thus creating the spinning motion. This is easier achieved with a backhand than a forehand swing. With a slashing backhand, project the ball from the side wall to the back wall just above the tin. If done properly the ball should trickle downward losing much of the energy behind the shot. From the left corner back wall, spin…

How To Avoid Black Toenails-A Complete Infographic

One of the primary cause for black toenails is a poorly-fitting shoe and long nails. The toenail rubs against the innermost surface of the shoe every time you step. Your foot constantly slides back and forth in your shoe and causes incremental trauma to the nail. This becomes painful over time and can turn into a disadvantage for your game. This infographic features a way to tie your shoe to make it fit better on your foot and play the game with better confidence in your footwork without getting hurt. Take out the topmost pair of loops of your shoelace. Loop the lace and insert the tips on the same sides. Loop both tips under the opposing loops and pull. Tie a bow as you normally would. This way, more force is held onto the last 2 rows of eyelets and should prevent your foot from moving back and forth inside…

Backhand Deep Corner Recovery-An Ultimate Infographic

When playing a veteran squash player, a common strategy is to hit the ball deep into the corner on the backhand side of the court. In order to defend against this, it would be easy to say “don’t let the ball get deep in the corner.” However, that is easier said than done because squash is a fast-paced game. The best shot in this situation is to use your backhand shot to hit the ball back. If done properly, it can even put your opponent at the same spot after recovery. Backhand Spread the feet square apart. Bend your knees for better balance while shifting the weight of your body onto the right leg. Shift your body weight as you swing the racquet towards the direction of the oncoming ball. With a cocked wrist, flick the racquet with a strong wrist motion and follow through with the shot as the…

Squash Serve-How To Improve Easily?

The serve is the one part of the game where a player can decide how to play a shot without an opponent’s influence. This where you can take advantage of your opponent by making the shot tight to the wall and difficult to volley. After an effective serve, you have the opportunity to set yourself up to put more pressure on your opponent and let the game run in your favor by making even more difficult returns. Making the Serve Your serve can be a deciding factor that can make or break a rally or the game. Unlike tennis, a serve in squash does not have a second serve. A rally starts as soon as the ball makes contact. The ball must bounce off any part of the back wall above the service line and below the outside line. The ball can bounce off any number of walls as long…

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