Published: 03 May 2008 - 05:18 by KingKhan
Updated: 26 Sep 2008 - 07:02
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I've been playing squash for about a year now and I've started to get a little frustrated because I see no improvement in my game.
I do about two hours of solo practice a day, hitting forehand and backhand drives. The coach tells me my shots are pretty good during practice but somehow I can't seem to hit them right during the game. The coach points out that I don't take the racquet back before hitting, I get too close to the ball and I don't bend down enough. He says I need to concentrate on what I'm doing during the game but when I play everything seems to happen so quickly that I find it hard to get to the ball, let alone concentrate on my swing.
I've asked him to help me improve my footwork (which is simply awful) but he insists that I need to get my basic shot right in the game before I move on to footwork and movement. I don't know whether this is the right solution. Should I practice all aspects of the game at once or go step by step?
Some people have told me that doing a lot of solo practice will automatically improve my shots during the game whereas others say that I should play more games. I'm not sure which approach is right.
You see, I'm from Pakistan and even though we've produced some great players over the years, the coaches haven't been that good. Little kids are asked to just get in the court and hit the ball around as hard as they can. There's no formal training, a player plays the way that feels right to him. In such a situation it becomes very difficult to get proper advice.
I know this is quite a long post but I'd be really grateful if any of you guys could help me out on the things I've pointed out. I love squash and not being able to play it properly takes a lot of fun out of it.
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