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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…

Best Squash Racquet 2019 – 8 Best Squash Racquets

[Updated for 2019] It wouldn’t make sense to use a cheap racquet on a game you play a lot, especially when you pay a hefty gym membership fee already! You want the best squash racquet available for your game. And a lot has changed since this guy played the game! With that being said, there are a lot of racquet makers who are very good and have there own specialties depending on the type of squash you are playing, specifically if you are playing singles or doubles squash. Considering that there are differences in a singles and doubles squash racquet, some coaches and professionals insist that the racquet you use does not matter, as a “pure” squash player can play with any racquet. While that generalization may be true for playing leisurely, playing at a consistently competitive level requires an optimized racquet for your game and style. Choosing the best…

Best Squash Goggles Over Glasses – An In-Depth Review

Squash is a very fast-paced sport that is played in close quarters. The combination of high speed action and a small court space can mean accidents are very likely to happen at some point in your playing career. A squash ball in the eyes or face can be very serious. A wise precaution is to wear a pair of squash goggles to protect your eyes and avoid injury on the court. Even if you have glasses, there are squash goggles over glasses that you can wear too. Over Glasses Goggles If you are just starting out in the game of squash, there are a couple of things to know in finding the perfect set. A major consideration is whether to go with the standard goggles that are worn similar to a pair of glasses or the goggles with a strap that goes around the back of the head. Both styles are…

Doubles Squash Strategy – The Ultimate Guide

[Updated April 2019] 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! When playing doubles squash, our 3 favorite things about the sport are: Fun – playing with a teammate and multiple opponents makes the game more strategic and the key to a successful doubles match (and especially in tournament play)…

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…

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