Squash Strategy

Forearms and Wrist Workout you can do at home

It’s not uncommon to neglect your forearms during a workout. For most of us, elbow and wrist mobility isn’t part of our daily exercise. Let’s face it; they are not the most exciting parts of our bodies. What you might not know is that your wrists and forearm muscles are essential and especially during athletic performance. The strength of your forearm muscles plays a significant role when it comes to lifting heavy weights for more extended periods. Strengthening the muscles of the wrist and forearm helps with daily living activities such as lifting. Improving your forearm muscles may also help decrease the chances of developing conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Your wrist and forearm extensors play a significant role when it comes to sports, and functional exercise like push-ups, pull-ups, throwing balls, swinging bats, gripping weights and even yoga poses. Neglecting these muscles can lead to injury and imbalanced…

Squash Tips: 5 Common Squash Backhand Mistakes and how to correct them

The backhand can be a difficult shot when and one you may find yourself constantly trying to improve. Your instinct may be to avoid it as much as possible; to maneuver around to your forehand or to position yourself so that you are more likely to get forehand shots. Unfortunately, your game can only advance so far when you are not able to deliver a strong backhand shot. Also, your opponent will be prepared to exploit such an obvious (and common) weakness. Of course, you will, first, want to take the time to have a solid backhand. Just a dependable stroke that you can count on when the time comes. As you continue to build the skill and your comfort level with the stroke and the sport, you will be able to develop different techniques to make your backhand more than a tool and more of a weapon. Here are…

Squash Tips: Drop Shot

The Squash Tips: Drop Shot video was made by Shahier Razik. Razik has been a Canadian National Champion and national #1 squash player in Canada. He was born in Egypt and has been in Toronto since the age of 12, 2 years after he played in his first competitive squash match. Razik runs several squash academies in the Maryland/DC/Virginia area and began to put videos up publicly 10 years ago. He saw the opportunity YouTube presented early on! Squash Tips: Drop Shot Summary Stay square for deception Keep head down Follow through to guide the shot Move back to the T https://youtu.be/WcOHA0NybqA SQUASH TIPS – Drop Shot Video Transcript All right welcome to Roz’s quick tips. We’ll be covering the squash drop shot. All right what we have here is an average Pro Grip: nice and simple thumb and your index finger comes together to form a nice v-shape. You…

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…

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)…

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