Put it into practice: Technique, tactics and nutrition with Paul Coll

29th April 2019
We’re delighted to have Paul Coll back with us on SquashSkills this week, giving us more great insight into his tactics, technique, and training.
In his interview with SquashSkills CEO Jethro Binns, Paul discusses a variety of topics including his thoughts on the tactical evolution of the modern game, how he’s developed his swing, and the importance of a disciplined approach to diet & nutrition.

It’s always fascinating hearing the experiences of an elite level player at the top of his game, and Paul is particularly interesting to listen to due to the extreme heights to which he’s taken the physical side of the game – his athletic feats earning him the fitting moniker of ‘Superman’!

Whatever level you play at however, lessons can be taken from Paul to further your own game. Something he touches on that is especially relevant to many club level players, is how improving your fitness and athleticism should be channelled positively into getting onto the ball early and attacking your opponent, and not just chasing and retrieving the ball.

To complement some of Paul’s great insights in his video, check out our ‘Put it into Practice’ sessions below. Our new solo session concentrates on some of the themes he discusses around developing a shorter, quicker swing, while our pairs session takes this further and brings in an additional focus on getting onto the ball more rapidly. Finally, our brand new physical session focuses on speed into the front of the court, to help you develop the attributes necessary to emulate Paul’s outstanding counter-attacking ability.


Put it into practice

Solo practice

This session is built around a selection of simple solo drills, designed to help you get more comfortable using a shorter, faster swing when the speed of the game dictates.


Pairs practice

This pairs session works through a series of drill progressions expanding on some of Paul’s philosophies of counter-attacking and applying pressure through speed onto the ball.


Fitness session

Structuring a physical session around improving your squash-specific speed isn’t just about the drills you use, but also the parameters of work duration, rest period length, and amount of sets completed. This session has been specifically designed with this in mind, to help maximise the development of your speed into the front corners of the court.


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

Haven't seen the full playlist yet?

In this new series, Paul Coll talks about the way he plays and highlights some of the changes that are taking place in the modern game. This is a fascinating watch with lots of useful information for players of all levels to learn from.

Watch the playlist in full