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How To Avoid Black Toenails-A Complete Infographic

One of the primary cause for black toenails is a poorly-fitting shoe and long nails. The toenail rubs against the innermost surface of the shoe every time you step. Your foot constantly slides back and forth in your shoe and causes incremental trauma to the nail. This becomes painful over time and can turn into a disadvantage for your game. This infographic features a way to tie your shoe to make it fit better on your foot and play the game with better confidence in your footwork without getting hurt. Take out the topmost pair of loops of your shoelace. Loop the lace and insert the tips on the same sides. Loop both tips under the opposing loops and pull. Tie a bow as you normally would. This way, more force is held onto the last 2 rows of eyelets and should prevent your foot from moving back and forth inside…

How To Repair Rubber Sole For Better Traction And Grip

RUBBER SOLE TRACTION TEST Tie the shoelace of your shoe to a rubber band. Mark a starting line on a smooth floor. From a foot away from the shoe, pull the rubber band as close to the floor as possible. Measure the distance from the start line where the sole starts to slide. RUBBER SOLE REPAIR Clean the sole of your shoe using water, detergent and an old toothbrush. Let it dry completely. Using rough sandpaper, lightly roughen the sole until new rubber is exposed on the surface. Rinse off loose particles with water until completely clean. Let it dry and test for improvements. Repeat as needed.

Backhand Deep Corner Recovery-An Ultimate Infographic

When playing a veteran squash player, a common strategy is to hit the ball deep into the corner on the backhand side of the court. In order to defend against this, it would be easy to say “don’t let the ball get deep in the corner.” However, that is easier said than done because squash is a fast-paced game. The best shot in this situation is to use your backhand shot to hit the ball back. If done properly, it can even put your opponent at the same spot after recovery. Backhand Spread the feet square apart. Bend your knees for better balance while shifting the weight of your body onto the right leg. Shift your body weight as you swing the racquet towards the direction of the oncoming ball. With a cocked wrist, flick the racquet with a strong wrist motion and follow through with the shot as the…

Squash Serve-How To Improve Easily?

The serve is the one part of squash where a player can decide how to play a shot without an opponent’s influence. This where you can take advantage of your opponent by making the shot tight to the wall and difficult to volley. After an effective serve, you have the opportunity to set yourself up to put more pressure on your opponent and let the game run in your favor by making even more difficult returns. Making the Serve Your serve can be a deciding factor that can make or break a rally or the game. Unlike tennis, a serve in squash does not have a second serve. A rally starts as soon as the ball makes contact. The ball must bounce off any part of the back wall above the service line and below the outside line. The ball can bounce off any number of walls as long as…

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