returning the serve

Mindset for returning the serve

All too often players are not getting into the right frame of mind when looking to return the serve. This moment, right before the ball goes into play, is a key few seconds that players need to try and be more mindful about.

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Put it into practice: Backhand return of serve with Jesse Engelbrecht

Backhand return of serve is a crucial part of the game that needs focus in order to give yourself the best chance of starting the rally on a positive footing.

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squash circuit

Circuit of the month: May

For May’s circuit, we’ve put together a challenging endurance-boosting workout. The session is built around a series of simple bodyweight exercises, so is ideal to use when space is restricted and facilities are scarce.

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technique tactics nutrition

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

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.

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Malcolm Willstrop – Accuracy

We asked Malcolm Willstrop what the single most important attribute was in order to become a successful squash player. His answer… Accuracy.    

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Learn to improve your accuracy with the help of SquashSkills and SquashLevels

Win the brand new SALMING Grit PowerLite Racket and a SquashSkills sponsorship package!

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backhand back corner session

Put it into practice: Backhand back corner coaching session with Jesse Engelbrecht

The purpose of this blog is to give you some suggestions of sessions you can incorporate into your training, to help allow you to start putting into practice some of the learning points Jesse teaches in his backhand back corner coaching session playlist.

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learning journey

Put it into practice: The learning journey with Hadrian Stiff

The purpose of this blog is to give you some suggestions of sessions you can incorporate into your training, to help allow you to start putting into practice some of the insights that Hadrian discusses in his featured videos.

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lunge exercises

The 3 lunge exercises you need to include in your training programme!

The lunge action is one of the very fundamentals that squash is built around. The ability to rapidly move into and hold a strong stable lunge position is crucial to giving yourself the optimal base for maximising control of your shots. Alongside the standard linear lunge though, what are the best exercises you can do to improve the strength and stability of your lunge?

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forehand technique

Put it into practice: Forehand technique session with Jethro Binns

The purpose of this blog is to give you some suggestions of sessions you can incorporate into your training, to help allow you to start putting into practice some of the insights that Jethro discusses with Paul during their lesson together.

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squash coaching camp

Squash coaching camps 2019 – Birmingham & Berlin

Join us at one of our upcoming squash coaching camps in Birmingham or Berlin and let us help you take your game to the next level.

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squash circuit

Circuit of the month: March

For March’s circuit, we’re focusing on endurance, using a gruelling circuit as outlined by Kiwi superstar Paul Coll in our exclusive ‘More Than a Machine’ documentary.

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paul coll training

Put it into practice: Train like Paul Coll

The purpose of this blog is to give you some suggestions of elements you can incorporate into your training, to help allow you to put into practice some of Paul Coll’s conditioning-related insights.

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wrist position

Put it into practice: Importance of wrist position with Dave Pearson

We’ve put together a couple of sessions for you to try out alone or with a partner, to help you really zero in on the use of the wrist in your swing – check out the links to access these, and start working on optimising your technique with the help of one of the finest coaches out there.

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squash circuit

Circuit of the month: February

For February’s circuit, we’re focusing on speed and agility, helping you to boost your footwork and movement around the court.

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wrist position

Put it into practice: Routines and condition games with Paul Carter

The aim of this blog is to help you put Paul’s expert insight about squash routines and condition games into practice, allowing you to better incorporate these kinds of sessions into your training for maximum results.

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creating flow through the shot

Put it into practice: Creating flow through the shot

The purpose of this blog is to help you put Lee’s valuable insights into practice, supporting you as you learn to better link your movement into your shot and start incorporating more rhythm into your game.

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Put it into practice: Match preparation with Paul Coll

The aim of this article is to give you some practical tools you can take away from Paul’s advice, and help make your preparation as conducive to optimal performance as possible.

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pre-match routine

Match preparation with Paul Coll – Pre-match routine

Your match preparation can have a huge influence on your level of performance. To find out how the game’s best athlete gets ready to play, watch this section from the brand new mini-documentary now…

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backhand hitting

Put it into practice: Unlock the secrets of clean hitting on the backhand!

Getting the biomechanics of your swing working correctly is essential to hitting a successful backhand. In the brand new series on SquashSkills with amateur player, Paul Miles we filmed a one on one coaching session and explained the key elements of the swing that allow you to hit with more pace and accuracy.

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