Category: Put it into practice

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

13th May 2019

Due to popular demand, elite coach Jesse Engelbrecht is back with us on SquashSkills this week with another great playlist. For this brand new series, Jesse takes a look at the bane of many a squash players life – the backhand return of serve!

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

29th April 2019
technique tactics nutrition
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.
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Put it into practice: Backhand back corner coaching session with Jesse Engelbrecht

8th April 2019
backhand back corner session

One huge area of frustration for a lot of players is the ability to deal effectively with balls that get put into the deep backhand corner of the court. In the playlist, a lot of key fundamentals were drilled down on and paid attention to, and in my opinion what areas need to be done well in order to have successful outcomes.

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Put it into practice: The learning journey with Hadrian Stiff

25th March 2019
learning journey

This week we welcome back Elite Squash Head Coach Hadrian Stiff to the site. Hadrian has put together a fascinating playlist that examines his personal philosophies surrounding the ‘learning journey’, and how he approaches that coaching process with the players he works with.

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Put it into practice: Forehand technique session with Jethro Binns

11th March 2019
forehand technique

This week’s featured video content is focused on some of the common issues amateur players have on the forehand side of the court. SquashSkills founder and former Welsh international player Jethro Binns was joined on-court by friend of the site Paul Miles, for a much requested follow up to their previous playlist where they worked on the backhand side.

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Put it into practice: Train like Paul Coll

26th February 2019
paul coll training

New Zealand’s Paul Coll is our featured player this week, and we’ve had a fantastic response to our exclusive documentary ‘More Than a Machine’ that examines the background and training regime of the Kiwi star.

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’s conditioning-related insights.

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

11th February 2019
wrist position

We’re delighted to have David ‘DP’ Pearson back on the site, sharing with us his expert insights on wrist position for the squash player.

DP is one of the best-known coaches in the game, thanks in part to his extensive work with both Nick Matthew and Laura Massaro. Much of what DP talks about in this series, you can really see demonstrated when watching any of his proteges in action.

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

28th January 2019
wrist position

Elite coach Paul Carter is back on SquashSkills this week, with a great new series taking an in-depth look at routines and condition games. The aim of this blog is to help you put Paul’s expert insight into practice, allowing you to better incorporate these kinds of sessions into your training for maximum results.

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Put it into practice: Creating flow through the shot

14th January 2019
creating flow through the shot

SquashSkills favourite Lee Drew is our featured coach this week, introducing a brand new series on 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

31st December 2018

We’ve had some fascinating new content on the site from world number 7 Paul ‘Superman’ Coll, looking at how he prepares himself for an important match and some of the things he does as part of his daily routine to build up to it. 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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Put it into practice: Unlock the secrets of clean hitting on the backhand!

13th December 2018
backhand hitting

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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Put it into practice: Hitting on the rise with DP

3rd December 2018
hitting on the rise

The modern game has seen players looking to increase the pace at almost every opportunity. If they’re unable to play a volley then you’ll increasingly see the top pros taking the ball ‘on the rise’.

So what does ‘on the rise’ actually mean? It means that the ball is being hit before the top of the bounce and it can be done from a variety of different positions in the court.

Who better to explain how to start adding this to your own game than one of the game’s greatest coaches, David Pearson.

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What’s new at SquashSkills: Put it into practice

26th November 2018

It’s been a busy period here at SquashSkills that has seen us make a few changes to the way we’re doing things.

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Put it into practice: The lob with Peter Nicol

13th September 2018
the lob

In this week’s featured playlist, SquashSkills co-founder and legend of the sport Peter Nicol takes us through his guide to the lob.

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Put it into practice: The Warm-Up

23rd August 2018
squash warm up

Here at SquashSkills we’ve highlighted many times how important the warm-up is for you to be able to compete at your highest possible level, yet it’s an area that is still very often neglected at an amateur level. 

With our new content this week we’ve given you an insight into not just why we do it and how important it is, but we’ve also laid out all the details as to how to properly construct a squash-specific warm-up of your own… So now there really is no excuse!

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Put it into practice: Forehand attacking options with David Palmer

13th July 2018
forehand attacking

Australian legend David Palmer joins us on SquashSkills this week, taking us through his thoughts on attacking in the front forehand corner.

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Put it into practice: Volleying with Jesse Engelbrecht

5th July 2018
squash volley

We’re delighted to welcome Jesse Engelbrecht back to SquashSkills this week, to offer us his expert insight into one of the key aspects of the modern game – the volley.

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Put it into practice: Ali Farag’s backhand options

15th June 2018
squash backhand practice

Fresh from another epic battle with Mohamed El Shorbagy in the Super Series final, world no. 2 Ali Farag joins us this week to share his thoughts on the backhand – specifically options from the mid-court area.

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Put it into practice: Length variations

8th June 2018
practice length variations

We’ve had a fantastic new playlist on the site this week from former South African no. 1 Jesse Engelbrecht.

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