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Squash Warm Up Exercises

SQUASH WARM-UP EXERCISES During an intense game such as squash, the body exerts great efforts to perform twists, sudden turns and deliver force on the court. Forcing all of the muscles to perform at its best at a very fast pace can wear on your body. Warm-up exercises are strongly recommended when doing any strenuous activity to help condition the muscles before playing the game. Below are some of the important squash warm-up exercises. STRETCHES Quad Stretch Find a wall or something you can hold onto to keep your balance. Hold onto the wall and lift your ankle towards your butt with your opposite hand. Keep your standing leg straight as you bring your head as close to the ground as you could while keeping your torso straight. Hamstring Stretch Step one foot forward and place both of your hands on your thigh. Bring your head as close to the…

Squash Solo Practice

Learning to control the ball, footwork and spatial awareness is essential in playing squash. Improving these fundamentals increases your skill level and gives you an upper hand in a competitive game against your opponent. These squash solo practice exercises will help you improve by practicing against yourself. Below are some of the squash solo practice which is important to learn. STRAIGHT DRIVES Position yourself next to the wall doing straight drives. Aim to: Project the ball as parallel and close to the wall as possible. Move forward and backward working on your forehand swing. Switch to the opposite side wall. Move forward and backward working on your backhand swing. STRAIGHT & CROSSCOURT DRIVES Do a straight drive followed by a crosscourt drive catching the ball on the opposite side wall. Aim to: Bounce the ball on the side wall with each crosscourt drive. A transition between backhand and forehand racquet…

Top reasons to play squash

Below are the Top reasons to play squash Play it any time of the year Spring Summer Winter Fall Squash is an indoor sport that is typically played on a 21 x 32 feet covered court. Because it’s an indoor sport it can be played any time of the year. Good for your health Burn calories Build muscles Improve flexibility Improve endurance It also Improve body coordination Improve reflexes Squash is a fast-paced game. Depending on how competitive you are, you will be forcing your body to move in different ways because you need to react. If you don’t react, your opponent will take advantage everytime you slow down. It’s for everyone Team Partner Alone It can be played by young and old at any skill level. Squash can be played in a doubles match with your team against another pair, singles match against an opponent or just you going…

Squash lob serve

A lob serve is a serve in squash that is very hard to volley when done correctly. It takes advantage of the opposing upper corner of the court and the height at which the ball is projected. This leaves a very small room for your opponent at a very far position from the front wall. Projecting the ball on the serve During the serve, the ball is projected towards the highest thirds of the front wall and slightly bouncing from the sidewall as it reaches the opposite corner of the back wall. The height of the ball must also be constantly above the opponents head to make it even more hard to reach. Project the ball to bounce off from the highest third portion of the front wall. Slightly bounce the ball on the side wall to bring it as close to the wall as possible. The ball must be…

How To Do The Trickle Boast Shot

The trickle boast shot in squash is an effective strategy to catch a point from your opponent. It makes use of the spinning momentum of the ball to make it react almost abnormally. In order to master the trickle boast shot, practice and an understanding of the physics involved is needed. The key to the trickle boast is to spin the ball hard enough that it would lose its momentum as it bounces off the wall. Instead of bouncing the ball from the racquet face, the ball should slide from the face thus creating the spinning motion. This is easier achieved with a backhand than a forehand swing. With a slashing backhand, project the ball from the side wall to the back wall just above the tin. If done properly the ball should trickle downward losing much of the energy behind the shot. From the left corner back wall, spin…

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