Squash Strategy

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…

4 Tips to Play Better Squash

The game of squash is one of varying levels. From one player to another, to play better squash is a continuous process and should be your goal. As I’ve watched squash matches and been a part of them myself, I’ve come to realize that there are two broad categories of successful players: Those who are athletic Those who are skillful Athletic players can grind out victories by sheer will and getting to every ball. The strategy could be narrowed down to “chase and hit.” I’ve seen this among very good players, and when I fall into this style of play against more skillful opponents. A pro that comes to mind with this style is Paul Coll (see Paul Coll superman dive). A common complaint comes from a lack of stamina. But these players can still get far with a basic strategy of: Hitting good rails and cross courts Don’t hit…

How to Play Squash Like a Pro

Are you looking to learn how to play squash like a pro? There are plenty of steps that can be taken to improve the all-round game play from solo practice session to improving the fitness levels. Here are three critical elements that help improve your training sessions: Solo practice Most amateur players are limited with their practice time, which can make it difficult to hone their skills and improve their game on the court. So whatever training time is available must be put to good use. There are several training elements to complete so time must be spent as efficiently and productively as possible. A major part of squash training is the ability to complete a slow, relaxed, or high-intensity solo training session. Squash is unique to most other racket sports in that a partner is not necessary to complete a high-quality training session. Solo practice gives the opportunity to learn…

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