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.
Lee had an elite playing career, establishing himself within the top 50 of the PSA world rankings in his prime. This high-level playing experience, along with the insight and expertise he brings with him from the other areas of the game he’s involved with, means his technical breakdowns for us are always must-see content.
Lee’s new playlist explores some of the most asked about issues we hear from frustrated amateur players. These cover a wide range of areas including feeling like your drops are too telegraphed, being untidy around the middle of the court, missing volley opportunities, and hitting deep out of the back corners.
Each video takes a look at a different issue, with Lee discussing the technical problems most often causing the problem, and then following up with his analysis and potential solutions.
We’ve included some great clips from some elite PSA rallies throughout the playlist also, to really help give you a working demonstration of some of the concepts that Lee discusses. Seeing how elite professional players stay on top of these kinds of issues and adapt accordingly, helps to really provide an extra layer of insight to help you solve these common problems when they occur.
The aim of this blog is to give you some ideas of sessions you can use to start exploring the fundamentals of Lee’s analysis and solutions, and help you effectively develop your abilities to be able to plug these gaps in your game. We’ve put together a selection of both solo and pairs sessions for you to incorporate into your training, built around the most crucial technical points that Lee introduces.
Watch through the videos from the playlist and then click through the links to the sessions below to check them out, and discover how you can work through some of these common frustrations and take your game to the next level.
Put it into practice
This session consists of a variety of solo drills from Lee that you can practise on-court by yourself.
This pairs session contains a mixture of pairs drills and routines to practise, to help you develop the skills discussed by Lee in the playlist.
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Let us know how you get on with the sessions, we’d love to hear your feedback!
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In this series, Lee Drew identifies a number of common questions that get asked by amateur players and explains how to overcome the challenges that get faced on courts, the world over…Watch now