Squash Strategy

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)…

3 Tactics for Better Squash Game

Squash is a dynamic game, and the process of having a better squash game is complex. There is stroke technique, movement, shot-making, strategy and competitive mindset, to name a few of the basic facets of the game. And they are all intertwined. It is a complex game and when you focus on improving one thing, often another aspect suffers. Better Squash Game The steps to playing a better squash game is generally one step back, two forward, over and over. But it is continuous. There are a few things that you can do that are only positive and will make you a better player, and they are some of the most common mistakes that squash players make. Here are my top 3 things that you can do now to improve your squash game: #1 Tip to Playing Better Squash: Hit your rails and cross courts higher and deeper. The most…

Squash Match Preparation – 3 Things to Do

When a professional plays a professional match, have you ever seen them show up and just play? No, because they would lose! Your squash match preparation should be more extensive than just showing up to play. Your Focus Before your squash match, your preparation should be on calibration, nothing else. This is different than a practice session when you may be working specifically on mastering a shot or ingraining better movement. It is not time to learn how to do something new, but rather to fine-tune your game. The 3 ways to prepare for your squash match to focus on calibration are your stroke, your alignment to the ball, and your movement around the squash court. There are many ways to do this, but here are the 3 things to do before your squash match: Straight volleys to groove the forearm movement through the ball Straight and cross-court drop shots…

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