Category: Technique

Common Amateur Fault – Play Slow, Move Quick

28th June 2022
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When you are playing an opponent who is brimming with confidence and is getting on top of you regularly you need to have a plan and a tactic to fall back on. 

One common fault I see in the amateur game is players responding in the incorrect way to this situation. A sense of panic sets in and players start hitting the ball harder and being a little more desperate in all they do. There are a lot of cross-courts and short lengths and the odd Hail Mary shot into the front.

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Put It Into Practice: Movement On And Off The Ball With Nick Matthew

6th December 2021
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We’re delighted to have squash legend ‘The Wolf’ Nick Matthew back on the site this week to bring us his latest coaching playlist, this time taking an in-depth look at the foundations of moving on and off the ball.

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Put It Into Practice: The High Volley With Tania Bailey

16th November 2021
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We welcome the ever-excellent Tania Bailey back to SquashSkills this week, as she brings us her latest series – this time focusing on the bane of so many amateur players, the high volley!

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Put It Into Practice: Linking Movement To Match Play With Jesse Engelbrecht

1st November 2021
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SquashSkills own Jesse Engelbrecht takes the lead with this week’s new content, bringing us a fresh playlist that focuses on linking movement to match play. As ever, Jesse’s detailed technical knowledge and analytical mind make these videos a must-watch for anyone trying to improve their on-court performance.

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Put It Into Practice: Developing Attacking Options With Joel Makin

18th October 2021
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We’re delighted to welcome one of the in-form players on the PSA tour to SquashSkills this week, with the ‘Golden Tiger’ Joel Makin joining us for a great new playlist taking a look at developing attacking options.

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Put It Into Practice: Game plans with Nick Matthew

4th October 2021
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We’re honoured to again be hosting 3x World Champion and Commonwealth Gold Medallist Nick Matthew here on SquashSkills for our latest playlist, where this time ‘The Wolf’ is turning his expert eye to the tactical side of the sport with a focus on game plans.

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Put It Into Practice: Movement In The Women’s Game With Tania Bailey

20th September 2021
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With the arrival of Women’s Squash Week, there’s no better time for us to welcome Tania Bailey back to SquashSkills with a great new playlist taking a look at movement in the women’s game.

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Put It Into Practice: Backhand Analysis with Jesse Engelbrecht – Part 2

6th September 2021
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Jesse Engelbrecht is back on the main stage this week, with the second part of his deep dive into the backhand – a shot that is often a significant source of frustration for the amateur player.

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Put It Into Practice: Using Height With Nick Matthew

23rd August 2021
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We’re thrilled to welcome back 3x World Champion and Commonwealth Gold Medallist Nick Matthew to SquashSkills for our latest playlist, this time taking a look at using height in your game.

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Put It Into Practice: Non-Negotiables In Squash With Paul Carter

9th August 2021

Elite coach Paul Carter is back with us on SquashSkills this week, with a brand new playlist focusing on what he considers some of the foundations of technique – what he brands as the ‘non-negotiables’.

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Put It Into Practice: Backhand Analysis with Jesse Engelbrecht – Part 1

12th July 2021

Jesse Engelbrecht is back in front of the camera this week, with another deep dive technical series introduced in his inimitable style. This time the focus is on all things backhand, with an in-depth analysis of a shot that is often a significant source of frustration for the amateur player.

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Put It Into Practice: Racket Head Speed With Lee Drew

14th June 2021
racket head speed

We have SquashSkills regular Lee Drew back week with us this week, bringing us his wealth of experience as a coach, referee consultant, and PSA TV co-commentator. He’s created an excellent new series for us, taking a look at racket head speed.

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Put It Into Practice: Leaving The Ball Short With Nick Matthew

17th May 2021
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We’re back with one of the greats of the game for our latest playlist, as 3x World Champion and triple Commonwealth Gold Medallist Nick Matthew joins us to share his thoughts on the subject of leaving the ball short.

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Put It Into Practice: Using The Strings With Jesse Engelbrecht

22nd March 2021

We have our own Jesse Engelbrecht back this week, bringing us a great new playlist that focuses on the concept of ‘using the strings’. Jesse’s detailed technical knowledge and analytical mind help make his video series some of the most popular content we feature here on SquashSkills.

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Put it into practice: Skill development & Ball control 2

8th March 2021
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We have Lee Drew back with us this week, for part 2 of his excellent series looking at skill development and ball control. If you haven’t seen it already, you can check out part 1 of the playlist.

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Put it into practice: Taking the ball in straight and short with Jesse Engelbrecht

1st February 2021
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We have SquashSkills own Jesse Engelbrecht back with a great new playlist for us, this time taking a look at taking the ball in straight and short. Jesse’s deep technical knowledge and excellent communication skills, mean his video series are always some of the most popular content we feature here on the site.

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Put it into practice: Interval training for squash with Gary Nisbet

18th January 2021
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Our featured content on the site this week comes on the physical side of the game, as our SquashSkills Fitness & Performance Director Gary Nisbet takes a deep dive into interval training.

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Put it into practice: Controlling the speed with Nick Matthew

4th January 2021
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We’re delighted to be able to bring in the New Year with one of the greats of the game, as 3x World Champion and triple Commonwealth Gold Medallist Nick Matthew joins us for our latest SquashSkills playlist!

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Put it into practice: Ball Skill Development with James Willstrop

21st December 2020
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We’re delighted to have current British National Champion James Willstrop back with us on SquashSkills this week, introducing his brand new series on ball skill development.

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Put it into practice: The importance of speed for squash players

8th December 2020

We have Elite Squash Head Coach Hadrian Stiff joining us again this week, with a playlist exploring his views on the importance of speed in squash.

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