Squash Coaching Tips

1. HIT THE BALL TO A GOOD LENGTH
  • VARY YOUR SERVE
  • HIT SIDE WALL,OR SURPRISE DOWN CENTRE OF COURT.
2. AIM TO PLAY BALL TO BACK CORNERS
  • THAT’S THE ONLY WAY TO MAINTAIN THE T AREA.
3. KEEP THE BALL CLOSE TO THE SIDE WALL
  • THE SAFER SHOT IS A STRAIGHT SHOT.
  • IF YOUR SHOT CLINGS TO THE SIDE WALL, YOUR OPPONENT HAS TO PLAY STRAIGHT SO YOU CAN ANTICIPATE MORE EASILY.
4. RECOVER TO THE T
  • IF YOU ARE ON THE T YOU ARE CONTROLLING THE RALLY.
5. WATCH THE BALL AT ALL TIMES
  • WATCH BALL ONTO YOUR RACKET.
  • WATCH BALL ONTO OPPONENT’S RACKET.
  • WATCH BALL WHEN IT GOES BEHIND YOU.
6. MAKE YOUR OPPONENT RUN.
  • BE AWARE OF YOUR OPPONENT’S POSITION ON COURT
  • PLAY THE BALL AWAY FROM IT.
  • MOVE OPPONENT UP AND DOWN THE WALLS.
7. VOLLEY WHENEVER POSSIBLE
  • GIVE OPPONENT LESS TIME TO RECOVER
  • KEEP OPPONENT AT FULL STRETCH
  • VOLLEY TO A GOOD LENGTH UNTIL THE OPORTUNITY TO VOLLEY SHORT
  • DO NOT GO FOR A WINNING SHOT EVERY TIME THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO VOLLEY.
8. KNOW WHEN TO DELAY SHOTS
  • THAT WILL WRONG FOOT OPPONENT
  • MAKE HIM WAIT FOR YOU TO PLAY AND THEN MAKE HIM RUN THE LONGEST DISTANCE
  • STOPS AND STARTS CAUSES FATIGUE
9. GO FOR THE SHORT SHOTS
  • GOOD LENGTH GAME AND GOOD SHORT GAME WINS MATCHES
  • PLAY SHORT WHEN YOUR OPPONENT IS AT THE BACK COURT
10. CHANGE THE PACE OF THE BALL
  • KEEPS THE OPPONENT GUESSING
  • BREAKS UP OPPONENT’S GAME
  • HELPS YOU RECOVER WHEN TIRED
ASPECTS OF MATCH PLAY:-
  • AIM FOR GOOD LENGTH
  • PLAY SOME DROP SHOTS
  • VARY THE PACE OF THE BALL
  • WATCH OPPONENT’S STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES
  1. HIT THE BALL TO A GOOD LENGTH
  • VARY YOUR SERVE
  • HIT SIDE WALL,OR SURPRISE DOWN CENTRE OF COURT.
  1. AIM TO PLAY BALL TO BACK CORNERS
  • THAT’S THE ONLY WAY TO MAINTAIN THE T AREA.
  1. KEEP THE BALL CLOSE TO THE SIDE WALL
  • THE SAFER SHOT IS A STRAIGHT SHOT.
  • IF YOUR SHOT CLINGS TO THE SIDE WALL, YOUR OPPONENT HAS TO PLAY STRAIGHT SO YOU CAN ANTICIPATE MORE EASILY.
  1. RECOVER TO THE T
  • IF YOU ARE ON THE T YOU ARE CONTROLLING THE RALLY.
  1. WATCH THE BALL AT ALL TIMES
  • WATCH BALL ONTO YOUR RACKET.
  • WATCH BALL ONTO OPPONENT’S RACKET.
  • WATCH BALL WHEN IT GOES BEHIND YOU.
  1. MAKE YOUR OPPONENT RUN.
  • BE AWARE OF YOUR OPPONENT’S POSITION ON COURT
  • PLAY THE BALL AWAY FROM IT.
  • MOVE OPPONENT UP AND DOWN THE WALLS.
  1. VOLLEY WHENEVER POSSIBLE
  • GIVE OPPONENT LESS TIME TO RECOVER
  • KEEP OPPONENT AT FULL STRETCH
  • VOLLEY TO A GOOD LENGTH UNTIL THE OPORTUNITY TO VOLLEY SHORT
  • DO NOT GO FOR A WINNING SHOT EVERY TIME THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO VOLLEY.
  1. KNOW WHEN TO DELAY SHOTS
  • THAT WILL WRONG FOOT OPPONENT
  • MAKE HIM WAIT FOR YOU TO PLAY AND THEN MAKE HIM RUN THE LONGEST DISTANCE
  • STOPS AND STARTS CAUSES FATIGUE
  1. GO FOR THE SHORT SHOTS
  • GOOD LENGTH GAME AND GOOD SHORT GAME WINS MATCHES
  • PLAY SHORT WHEN YOUR OPPONENT IS AT THE BACK COURT
  1. CHANGE THE PACE OF THE BALL
  • KEEPS THE OPPONENT GUESSING
  • BREAKS UP OPPONENT’S GAME
  • HELPS YOU RECOVER WHEN TIRED
ASPECTS OF MATCH PLAY:-
  • AIM FOR GOOD LENGTH
  • PLAY SOME DROP SHOTS
  • VARY THE PACE OF THE BALL
  • WATCH OPPONENT’S STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES