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Lose points on Serve

Published: 11 Dec 2004 - 09:38 by menks

Updated: 11 Dec 2004 - 19:19

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I PLay Squash for 5 years now. But i lose many points on the serve.
What is the best serve and how can i practice this onesquash game squash extras How to add images to Members' Forum posts and replies here...

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From drop-shot - 11 Dec 2004 - 19:19

Well, Rita and Ray answered most of the questions from you. I dare to ask, do you lose receiving the serve? If positive then try to aproach the ball early, before it touches the side wall.
The best return will keep opponent off balance. Then you have two options - volley crosscourt (hit high on the front wall), or very tight straight-drive. But in this case you might cause "let" if you won't let him/her hit the ball. Last thing is the way how do you "wait" for the serve. You have to watch the ball all the time, facing the front wall, standing one step behind the corner of the serving box.
If you are always "late" to the ball, try to bounce on your toes all the time, then it's much easier to catch the ball. I hope it will help. Practice, practice, practice. With a coach for 3-5 hours maybe.

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From raystrach - 11 Dec 2004 - 12:05

dear menks

if you want more specific advice tell us where or why you are losing points on the serve. i might be repeating some of the advice in the pages but:
  • Work out what you want to achieve.
  • Establish your front wall targets thru trial and error.
  • Practice, Practice Practice preferably with a partner who can give you feedabck and help keep the ball warm. (serving with a hot or a cold ball is very different.)

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From rippa rit - 11 Dec 2004 - 09:48

Hello menks, thanks for your query.
To take a look around the site, hold the cursor on LIBRARY(positioned in the bar at the top of the Home Page), click on Strokes & Movement, then click on the Tab "Serve Return" and there are tips and diagrams for you to follow. If you have a problem after giving these tips a try please let us know. Good luck.

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