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Squash Tips: 5 Common Squash Backhand Mistakes and how to correct them

The backhand can be a difficult shot when and one you may find yourself constantly trying to improve. Your instinct may be to avoid it as much as possible; to maneuver around to your forehand or to position yourself so that you are more likely to get forehand shots. Unfortunately, your game can only advance so far when you are not able to deliver a strong backhand shot. Also, your opponent will be prepared to exploit such an obvious (and common) weakness. Of course, you will, first, want to take the time to have a solid backhand. Just a dependable stroke that you can count on when the time comes. As you continue to build the skill and your comfort level with the stroke and the sport, you will be able to develop different techniques to make your backhand more than a tool and more of a weapon. Here are…

Best Squash Shoes 2019 – 7 Best Shoes for Playing Squash

[Updated March 2019] Does the age-old adage “if you look good, you play good” really apply in the game of squash? After taking a look at the squash shoes available, we’d like to confirm that you will certainly look good! While many players first look at the squash racquet as the key piece of equipment in the game of squash, the argument can be made for your shoes as well. Squash is a game of movement, and the foundation of your movement begins at your feet. Just as having good footwork and movement on the court is critical to playing winning squash, solid footwear leads to better squash and prevents injuries while playing. We don’t want this to happen! Best Squash Shoe Squash Shoe Comparison Infographic Salming Viper 3.0 (Editor’s Choice) The Salming Viper 3.0 Shoes are lightweight shoes that provide for fantastic movement around the court. Many players note the…

5 Best Squash Racquet Bags In 2019

[Updated March 13 2019] The squash racquet bag you walk into a court with doesn’t just hold your stuff but also makes a statement. You need a bag that can hold your squash ball, squash racquet, shoes and a change of clothes without you struggling to zip it shut. If you are looking for the best squash bag, then relax because we did the research and found five bags that will definitely interest you. Types of Squash Bags Some of the features you should consider when shopping for a squash racquet bag include size, durability, weight, quality, price and the design of the squash bag.  There are four types of squash racquet bags: Shoulder bag:  They are very spacious and may have a single strap or a double strap. You can only wear these bags on your shoulder. Backpack:  These are smaller than the shoulder bag. Squash racquets do not…

Squash Tips: Drop Shot

The Squash Tips: Drop Shot video was made by Shahier Razik. Razik has been a Canadian National Champion and national #1 squash player in Canada. He was born in Egypt and has been in Toronto since the age of 12, 2 years after he played in his first competitive squash match. Razik runs several squash academies in the Maryland/DC/Virginia area and began to put videos up publicly 10 years ago. He saw the opportunity YouTube presented early on! Squash Tips: Drop Shot Summary Stay square for deception Keep head down Follow through to guide the shot Move back to the T https://youtu.be/WcOHA0NybqA SQUASH TIPS – Drop Shot Video Transcript All right welcome to Roz’s quick tips. We’ll be covering the squash drop shot. All right what we have here is an average Pro Grip: nice and simple thumb and your index finger comes together to form a nice v-shape. You…

Beginner’s Guide to Squash

The Beginner’s Guide to Squash video was made by a student who does a great job explaining the basics of squash for a beginner. He covers all the basics from how to hold the racquet to the mechanics of a squash rally to the different kinds of shots you can execute on the court. Beginner’s Guide to Squash Summary When you grip the racquet, you should hold it firmly, see a V with your thumb and index finger and have a cocked (steady) wrist when swinging Squash has rally scoring and you win a point by returning a ball to the front wall and having the ball bounce twice before your opponent can hit the ball back to the front wall The calls a referee can make are let, no let and stroke. The most common call a referee makes in squash is a let call, where the player is…

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