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This routine will help develop shot variation

This routine will help develop shot variation

Published: 21 Nov 2004 - 16:38 by rippa rit

Updated: 26 Dec 2009 - 02:52

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It is so easy to just hit and run and recover the balls hit by the opponent.  By playing a variety of shots it keeps the opponent guessing. Confuse the opponent, surprise the opponent, be unpredictable.  Just do it, why?

 Why?
    • It decreases the time available to react to a situation, since the opponent is not sure what shot to expect.
    • It gives the opponent less time to get in position to strike the ball (get the feet and racket in position), as the opponent will react slower.
    • It catches opponents, who do not watch the ball,standing flat-footed.
    • It affects the rhythm which in turn can alter the timing, which then can bring about errors.
Find a partner of similar standard, try practising this routine to improve your repetoire of shots.  Here are more drills/routines to chose from.squash game squash extras How to add images to Members' Forum posts and replies here... PSA Squash TV - North American Open 2012

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From Guru - 26 Dec 2009 - 02:52

 yeah i know arabic :D

squashmsm was sayong that this site needs 100% more publiicity than it is currently getting

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From rippa rit - 29 Jan 2007 - 09:51   -   Updated: 30 Jan 2007 - 12:37

squashmsm - sorry, if you could do an English translation that would be helpful.

Maybe some other member can translate from Arabic to English, as that would be good too.

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From missing_poster36 - 29 Jan 2007 - 01:34   -   Updated: 29 Jan 2007 - 01:37

هاي المفروض الموقع ده يأخذ دعايه اكتر بكتير من كده
100%

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From rippa rit - 09 Jun 2006 - 08:08

Yeah, I suppose those shots you mention are more advanced skills, or not shots that you teach early, as they are not considered basic strokes?  This is the tricky bit for young guns, when they come up against a veteran player, who uses the guile and cunning, to frustrate and out-smart the youth.
Biz - when coaching groups regularly, it is a good idea to have a session here and there taking in these shots, as it would break up the monotony of coaching, and allow a bit of flare too.

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From BizarreCo - 08 Jun 2006 - 21:32

Another reason for variety of shots in your game comes down to what I call "If you can't play it, you can't see it!"

 

So many times I've seen good players without a large variety of shots get caught by a sly volley boast or a reverse angle boast or a trickle boast etc! Naturally these shots have disguise, but they aren't something you come across every day. Knowing how to play them helps to learn how to defend against them!

 

Adz

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