Put it into practice: Movement in the Front Corners

7th September 2020

We’ve delighted to have had Jesse Engelbrecht back with us this month, one of our most popular SquashSkills in-house contributors. He’s filmed a comprehensive pair of playlists for us, taking a look at the intricacies of movement into the front corners of the court.

Jesse has a fantastic ability to break down complex topics into more simple components, and in this series he’s joined again by his student Emma, to go through several ‘live’ sessions focusing on that front court movement that many players find so challenging. A variety of specifics are covered by Jesse and Emma across the two playlists, including moving with flow, dealing with awkward balls, and coping with being under pressure.

Front corner movements can be very taxing on the legs, particularly if you’re playing an opponent who has a very accurate short game. Something Jesse talks about a lot in the videos however, is how to move with more efficiency – whatever your level of fitness, being more economical with your energy expenditure will help you be able to play harder and last longer.

The playlist features lots of great discussion and demos and will help give you some great insight into what is a very important part of the game – if you can’t move into the front corners comfortably and effectively, then you’ll be easy prey for drops and boasts.

The aim of this blog is to give you some ideas of drills and practices you can use to start working on the key fundamentals of movement into the front and help you become more confident and efficient in this area in your matches.

We’ve put together a selection of brand new solo and pairs sessions for you to try, built around the main technical points introduced by Jesse. Watch through the videos from the playlists and then click through the links to the sessions below to check them out, and discover how developing a better understanding of front corner movement can really add an extra dimension to your game.


Put it into practice

Solo session

This session contains a number of solo drills to practise on your own, to hone the fundamentals of efficient front corner movement.


Pairs session

This pairs session consists of a selection of pairs drills and conditioned games to practise, to help you work on the key points as discussed by Jesse in the playlists.


Fitness Session

This session works on front court movement, with a blend of steady and controlled movements combined with more explosive accelerations.



Related content

Movement Masterclass with Jesse Engelbrecht

In this 10 part series Jesse teaches you everything you need to know to become an efficient mover on court.


Movement drills with Thierry Lincou

Former World Champion and World Number One Thierry Lincou breaks down movement under pressure and taking the ball off the back wall.


Creating flow through the shot with Lee Drew

Lee Drew takes us through the fundamentals of linking movement to the shot and how to get flow in and out of each shot.



Let us know how you get on with the sessions, we’d love to hear your feedback!

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Jesse Engelbrecht returns to court with some live coaching with Emma, concentrating particularly on movement in the front corners!

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