February 2019

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Doubles Squash – The Ultimate Guide

So you’ve been playing squash for a bit, and in the squash lounge, you begin to hear conversations about a new game. You see two players giving high fives to each other, which you’ve never seen done after a battle with an opponent. Then you begin to hear players talking about their strategy on the court together, and you ask your buddy what they are talking about and he mentions they are talking about “doubles squash.” Let alone strategy, you’ve never even stepped foot in the doubles court. But if you are curious and adventurous enough, doubles squash is one of the most exciting games you can play. How to Play Squash – Doubles Doubles squash is a fantastic game to play. Similar to other racquet sports like tennis, doubles squash is played with two teams of two players. But, with squash all four players are mixed together in a…

3 Tactics for Better Squash Game

Squash is a dynamic game, and the process of having a better squash game is complex. There is stroke technique, movement, shot-making, strategy and competitive mindset, to name a few of the basic facets of the game. And they are all intertwined. It is a complex game and when you focus on improving one thing, often another aspect suffers. Better Squash Game The steps to playing a better squash game is generally one step back, two forward, over and over. But it is continuous. There are a few things that you can do that are only positive and will make you a better player, and they are some of the most common mistakes that squash players make. Here are my top 3 things that you can do now to improve your squash game: #1 Tip to Playing Better Squash: Hit your rails and cross courts higher and deeper. The most…

Squash Burns Calories

When I first started playing squash, I was surprised at how exhausted I was after playing. I was even more surprised to learn how squash burns calories! Squash is an exhilarating and fast-paced racket sport that is played in a closed court environment that leads to constant movement. The benefits of squash are wide-ranging and include burning a lot of calories, better hand-eye-coordination and concentration, and increased flexibility and sprint speed. Squash: The Ultimate Calorie Burner Playing squash as part of your health and fitness program can become a very effective method to control your weight. Squash is the type of activity that will leave your core, glutes, legs, and arms sore after a good session, which is an indication that this is a great exercise. A regular game of squash is certain to appeal to those in search of an activity that gives an all-around great workout for the entire…

What Squash Ball To Use?

Choosing what squash ball to play with can be confusing given the variety of choices. There are available in six varieties with a slight difference in the ‘bounce’ levels. It is easy to tell the difference because of the colored dots marketed on the ball. For the very young players just starting out, there are several types of mini-squash balls which makes the  game easier with its prolonged and very high bounce. The most common squash ball in professional tournaments is the ball marked with the double yellow dots. Plus, the bounce of the squash ball will vary in relation with its temperature. For this reason, it is worth spending a few moments to warm up the squash ball before use. What Squash Ball Should I use? The four squash balls most commonly used in the game are single yellow, double yellow, blue and red. For the first time squash player,…

Health Benefits of Squash

Squash may not be the first thing you think about when considering new ways to get in shape, and it might not be something you have ever tried. Surprisingly, the health benefits of squash are something to consider if you have never played the game before. Squash Health Benefit #1: Cardio Health A game of squash moves faster than you think. The ball travels faster than a tennis ball and players are required to move at a pace to stand a chance of being in the right place. Your opponent’s job is to make you work, running around the court and jumping if the ball has gone high. All of these things are going to raise your heart rate which assists with your cardiovascular health. Squash Health Benefit #2: Weight Control All that running around and getting to the ball is also a great way to control your weight. Burning…

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