We all know the importance of moving back to the T when playing squash. But there are some more subtleties rather than just running back central and putting yourself in the middle of the court. The better players out there are able to float their T to appropriate positions in order to help them cut down their opponent’s options.
Solo practice in squash is an effective way to improve your skills and can be a great alternative to playing with others if you are short on time or have limited access to courts. The key to successful solo practice is having a plan and approach that will help you focus and get the most out of your session.
Often in squash, we associate fast players with scrambling around the court and getting many balls back. This is often true in most cases and as much as the natural speed of a player is a weapon, it can also become a weakness if not used in the correct way.
Peter Nicol was known as one of the most attritional players with a strong mentally, great basic game and solid movement. But there was a lot more to his game than just this.
When looking to affect change and develop skills within a player, there are several factors that need to be considered when doing so.
No matter what level you are at it will always be worth revisiting the basics. You will often hear top professionals talk about getting their basics wrong in matches they lose. They will very often go back to the drawing board and be sure to check they have their basics down.
Having a hitting partner and a coach available for you in a session is of high value.
Improving your footwork can be one of the keys to fully unlocking your game.
Gaining confidence on your straight volley drop could just be the greatest weapon you can add to your game.
We have the ever-popular Lee Drew back week with us this week on SquashSkills, bringing us his wealth of experience as a coach, referee consultant, and PSA TV co-commentator. He’s created a great new series for us, designed to help you solve some of the most common problems we see in the amateur game.
We’re delighted to have British number 1, Joel Makin, back with us on SquashSkills this week, with the ‘Golden Tiger’ joining us for a great new playlist sharing his insights on how to add intensity to your game.
We’re thrilled to have squash legend ‘The Wolf’ Nick Matthew back with us this week, bringing us his latest exclusive coaching playlist – this time focusing on the topic of deception.
We’re thrilled to have Joel Makin back with us on SquashSkills this week, bringing us an exclusive new playlist looking at patterns of play and shot partnerships.
We’re delighted to have SquashSkills regular Lee Drew back week with us again this week, bringing us his diverse experience as a coach, referee consultant, and PSA TV co-commentator. He’s put together a great new series for us, taking a look at ‘playing with threat’.
We’re delighted to have squash legend ‘The Wolf’ Nick Matthew back on the site this week to bring us his latest coaching playlist, this time taking an in-depth look at the foundations of moving on and off the ball.
We welcome the ever-excellent Tania Bailey back to SquashSkills this week, as she brings us her latest series – this time focusing on the bane of so many amateur players, the high volley!
SquashSkills own Jesse Engelbrecht takes the lead with this week’s new content, bringing us a fresh playlist that focuses on linking movement to match play. As ever, Jesse’s detailed technical knowledge and analytical mind make these videos a must-watch for anyone trying to improve their on-court performance.
We’re delighted to welcome one of the in-form players on the PSA tour to SquashSkills this week, with the ‘Golden Tiger’ Joel Makin joining us for a great new playlist taking a look at developing attacking options.
We’re honoured to again be hosting 3x World Champion and Commonwealth Gold Medallist Nick Matthew here on SquashSkills for our latest playlist, where this time ‘The Wolf’ is turning his expert eye to the tactical side of the sport with a focus on game plans.
With the arrival of Women’s Squash Week, there’s no better time for us to welcome Tania Bailey back to SquashSkills with a great new playlist taking a look at movement in the women’s game.