Squash Skills

How to Properly Grip Your Squash Racquet

If anyone has ever told you that you are not that good at touch shots, it may be because you are holding your racquet like a hammer. You see, I used to hold my racquet like a hammer, and while it gave me a lot of what I thought was control, I was often tired after a few minutes of playing. Many years later,there are still a few squash players that avoid me like the plague and refuse to be in my team because of that. I started working on my grip and a few other techniques, and after some time I noticed that I was improving. You see, when you use a proper squash grip it gives you the ability to move quickly between your forehand and backhand. You also get to generate power, control the weight of the shot and hit the ball successfully in every direction. A…

The 4 Squash Skill Levels

Squash is a game that is interesting and challenging for players of all levels.  That is because at every level there is a new challenge to take on, and depending on your skill level, there are different challenges. Squash skill levels build upon each other A lot of players who have played for a long time say it is all mental. How productive is it for a student to work on strategy and tactics if they can’t even control the ball to put it where they want it to go? While the game at the highest level may be all mental, that is little help to beginning, intermediate or even most advanced players who have yet to ingrain all of the fundamentals. A squash player must learn certain skills before they attempt to learn more advanced concepts. If they don’t, their efforts will end in frustration, failure, or just get them nowhere.…

4 Steps to a Better Squash Backswing

When you step into the court with your opponent, they will naturally want to stay away from a strong part of your game. They will play to your weaknesses, not your strengths. While your squash backswing may not be a weakness, it often is where the majority of your shots are made when playing singles squash. Backswing Technique Technique serves strategy, and should be adapted to support a strategic approach that will put you in the best position to win. Having said that, how you do your squash backswing is important. A good backswing can be the difference between being able to play the ball quickly and accurately or having to take extra time to play the ball or to play a bad shot. A squash match is most often won by the person who can maintain dominance at the “T” and is able to attack to the front of…

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…

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