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4 Tips to Play Better Squash

The game of squash is one of varying levels. From one player to another, to play better squash is a continuous process and should be your goal. As I’ve watched squash matches and been a part of them myself, I’ve come to realize that there are two broad categories of successful players: Those who are athletic Those who are skillful Athletic players can grind out victories by sheer will and getting to every ball. The strategy could be narrowed down to “chase and hit.” I’ve seen this among very good players, and when I fall into this style of play against more skillful opponents. A pro that comes to mind with this style is Paul Coll (see Paul Coll superman dive). A common complaint comes from a lack of stamina. But these players can still get far with a basic strategy of: Hitting good rails and cross courts Don’t hit…

Improve Your Squash Game

When you begin a new sport, you may feel out of your element and unsure. Thankfully the more we do something, the better we get. But sometimes the progress we make is slower than we would like, so we search for tips to help us get better quicker. Squash is no different; it is a fast-paced game and sometimes even after months of play you can feel way behind. Here are five tips to improve your squash game. Keep Your Eye on the Ball New squash players all tend to make one big mistake; they fixate on the front wall. The key to improving your game is to learn to watch the ball. Now, this might sound obvious, but it is a hard skill to master. The ball moves fast, and you will need to learn to track moving objects. Another good tip is to make sure you are moving…

Utilizing Squash Ghosting Patterns for Conditioning

What is Ghosting in Squash? A specific type of training that should hold some importance in your squash training is ghosting patterns. When considering this, what squash ghosting patterns should you do? Luckily, we have you covered on that front. Ghosting gives a perfect opportunity to replicate the burst of energy used in the game and can simulate the demands to complete a tough rally. Ghosting is done with a racquet but without a ball. All the pro’s do it too! https://youtu.be/6HlGHo4KjH4 https://youtu.be/FgwYA69DFBI A way to improve your squash conditioning routine is to attempt to copy what is typically taken place in a match environment. A regular practice session that includes court sprints and ghosting can become a useful tool to help improve court based conditioning. This type of activity is a virtual copy of the energy used in a game and is very straightforward and simple to carry out. Beyond…

Squash Injury Prevention

Squash is a very active sport that depends on fast and high energy movement across the court and striking the ball. But, over a period of time the constant extreme movements can lead to squash injuries. What can be done then for squash injury prevention? There are a variety of reasons why a squash player can get injured – simply an accident, old age, pre-existing injury, or inadequate preparation. If you are just starting out in playing a sport like squash, you may benefit from a little knowledge of the most typical injuries in the game to get better prepared and lower the risk of an injury. Squash injuries to the shoulder, hamstrings, and knees are among the most common. Let’s take a look at some of the most common injuries directly related to playing squash: Muscle injuries Squash players are likely to suffer the muscle related injuries as a result…

How to Play Squash Like a Pro

Are you looking to learn how to play squash like a pro? There are plenty of steps that can be taken to improve the all-round game play from solo practice session to improving the fitness levels. Here are three critical elements that help improve your training sessions: Solo practice Most amateur players are limited with their practice time, which can make it difficult to hone their skills and improve their game on the court. So whatever training time is available must be put to good use. There are several training elements to complete so time must be spent as efficiently and productively as possible. A major part of squash training is the ability to complete a slow, relaxed, or high-intensity solo training session. Squash is unique to most other racket sports in that a partner is not necessary to complete a high-quality training session. Solo practice gives the opportunity to learn…

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