January 2019

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5 Useful Squash Exercise Benefits

The fast and constant movement of squash makes it a very reliable cardiovascular activity. An energetic game of squash leads to diving and leaping for the ball and lots of running back and forth across the court. A benefit of this is the ability to increase strength and fitness and maintain a healthy weight. Here are five of the squash exercise benefits: An activity for everybody Squash is a fun activity that is easily played at any age, and the cost to enter this sport is relatively inexpensive. The game rules and techniques are quite easy to learn (but much more difficult to master). Plus, the play equipment, games, and styles are easily modified to match every player’s skill level, gender, age and size. Studies on racket sports indicate a child is able to improve motor skills, sociability, hand-eye-coordination, and more. Great for your heart Squash is great for your…

Tecnifibre Carboflex 125 Review

The new Tecnifibre Carboflex 125 is similar to the older Tecnifibre Carboflex 125 that Mohamed Elshorbagy used in 2013 in Qatar Classic competitions. This racquet’s frame weighs 125 grams, has a balance point of 350 mm with a slightly heavy 500cm2 (77sq.in.) teardrop head.  It is strung with a Tecnifibre’s 305+ 1.20mm premium string. We took our time to write a detailed Technifibre Carboflex 125 review that will help you decide whether this racquet is for you. Tecnifibre Carboflex 125 Benefits Most of the specifications in this review apply to both the original version of the racquet and the new one (x-speed range).  The differences, apart from color, between these racquets are so small that only advanced level Squash players may notice. You can expect the following from the racquet: Tecnifibre Maneuverability It is easy to maneuver for switching sides, getting up to volley, overhead shots and any other shot that…

Squash Backhand Serve

The squash backhand serve is an effective serve if done correctly. The backhand swing enables you to spin the ball faster than you would on a forehand. With enough spin, a backhand serve creates unpredictable angles as the ball bounces off from the walls. Hitting a backhand serve Direct the ball near the opposite corner of the front wall. An unpredictable angle can be made with enough spin on the ball to confuse your opponent and will bring the trajectory closer to the side wall. Serve the ball with a backhand swing to spin the ball and direct it towards the opposite corner of the front wall. Have the ball clip the side wall to make the shot even more effective. Position your feet wide apart with your racquet at backhand position at the opposite side of your racquet hand. Gently toss the ball at an arm’s length with the…

Squash Body Serve

The body serve in squash is made to catch your opponent off guard. It directs the ball towards the body of your opponent at high speed giving them less time to react. This serve is considered to be discourteous or unsportsmanlike by some players but is completely legal on the game. Making a body serve The body serve is performed with a forehand for better racquet control. The ball bounces off the front wall and directly towards the upper body of your opponent at high speed. It works best for if your opponent is stationary and will force them to make a weak return. Direct the ball towards the upper body of your opponent. Depending on the speed your serve is delivered, your opponent will have less time to react. Thus, forcing them to volley a weaker return. Project the ball near the center of the front wall as high…

Squash Smash Serve

Similar to the lob serve, the smash serve is an overhand serve that helps you take over the ‘T’ position when done correctly. This serve takes racquet control, timing and precise ball placement. Projecting a smash serve The goal of a smash serve is to get you valuable time to get yourself on the ‘T’ position. The speed of the ball is crucial in making the serve. Serving the ball too fast and you can miss your chance and too slow can result in having an easy volley for your opponent. This serve aims for the near center of the front wall just above the serve line making it as low as possible. Make sure to bounce it off from the side wall just above the short line. This gives the ball longer air time to keep your opponent guessing as you take advantage of the time to get to…

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