Boasts are sitting up!
The two wall boast should die in the nick
Published: 15 Jul 2004 - 03:35 by rippa rit
Updated: 02 Jul 2008 - 16:55
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When I first started my squash playing, there were not too many coaches around, and my team mates and others would say "don't boast, it is a bad shot" How ridiculous was that, when the boast can be defensive, but also very accurately hit into the side wall nick, and a great shot to make the opponent move around the court..
If the boast sits up the opponent bangs it away, yes? With a boast it is the height the ball strikes on the side wall that gives the height on the front wall. So:-
- Mark a spot on the side wall, showing the height of the tin, to give a "starting" height to aim for on the side wall.
- It is the distance down the side wall that affects the angle the ball rebounds on the front wall, and then lands on the floor.
Some tips when hitting the boast:
- Swing through with an "open" racket face (to give the lift).
- Do not scoop or shovel when swinging as that will cause the ball to keep travelling upwards, hence the ball will bounce higher.
- Having the correct grip will be imperative, as the open racket face is vital when striking the ball.
Give it a try. Let me know how you got on.
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