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.
First, it is important to set specific goals for yourself before each practice session. This will help you stay on track and keep you motivated. Focus on specific skills that you want to work on, such as improving your court movement, footwork, or accuracy. Make sure to write down your goals and check off each one when you’ve achieved it.
Once you’ve established your goals for the session, it’s time to start practising. If you’re just beginning your solo practice, it can be helpful to start with simple drills to help you get in the groove. As you progress, you can move on to more complex drills, such as practising your forehand and backhand shots and adding in subtle variations in your swing or how you strike the ball
Be sure to take breaks in between drills to assess your progress and give yourself a chance to rest. This will help you stay focused and avoid burnout.
When it comes to solo practice, it’s important to stay disciplined and consistent. If you’re just starting out, try to practice at least once a week. As you become more experienced, you can increase the frequency of your sessions.
The most important part of solo practice is to have fun and enjoy yourself. Squash is a great sport and solo practice can be a great way to hone your skills while getting a good workout.
Finally, make sure to review your goals and progress after each session. This will help you stay motivated and on track as you continue to progress in your solo practice.
Solo practice in squash can be a great way to improve your skills without the need for a partner. Having a plan and approach for each session can help you stay focused and get the most out of your practice. With discipline and consistency, you’ll be able to take your game to the next level.
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We have designed solo sessions based on Simon Rösner’s playlist on how to approach solo practice.
To check them out simply go on the SquashSkills Training app, tap on the On-Demand library and search for ‘Simon Rösner’s solo practice‘ on the Squash Sessions page.
In this series, Joey takes us through various sessions. These solo practices will help sharpen your skills for your first full game.
In this series, 3x world champion Nick Matthew takes an in-depth look into a sustainable solo practice session.
In this series David Palmer talks through his solo practice ideas and the exercises he did throughout his career.
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You’ll learn a variety of different drills as well as getting to grips with some of the key technical points you need to address to do the exercises well.Watch now