Squash Strategy

Wall Street Rallies for Squash

Here is a great article I found on Bloomberg. I’ve heard of squash being used in exercise programs at schools and throughout the community, but never used in a community outreach manner. It looks like it is working out really well, definitely something other areas should consider. The availability of the sport, and the intensity it requires is more than enough to distract some people from other less wholesome undertakings. The article is repeated in full here, but please check out the Bloomberg site linked above. The original author Amanda Gordon has done a great job, and it always puts a smile on my face to read GOOD news, instead of regular (bad) news! Wall Street Rallies for Squash in Harlem at Harvard Club Benefit By Amanda L Gordon January 17, 2019, 7:59 AM CST StreetSquash celebrates 20th anniversary, raises $1.4 million “It’s playing chess while running” Samsung’s David Eun…

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…

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