New player, slightly too enthusiastic..
Published: 05 Aug 2008 - 23:29 by Markos22
Updated: 26 Sep 2008 - 06:59
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Hello there, I'm a newbie to the world of squash (well, not totally new, had a term of it at school about 11 years ago but then nothing until), looks like I've jumped in at the deep end and banged my head on the metaphorical floor, wondered if anyone here could offer any wisdom...
Basically, one of my colleagues at work invited me to play for an hour, and after a couple of points I found I was able to get the ball back and rally ok. We'll gloss over the running headfirst into the wall part. Anyway, had great fun and was looking forward to becoming a regular again, but a couple of days later, after all the "not exercising for years" aches had subsided, the stabbing pains at either end of my forearms and back of my hand were still tehre. And three weeks on still are! Grr!
Been trying to think of what could have brought this on (esp as it's both arms and I only hit with the right hand)...was using a borrowed racket with a grip that may have been too small - is there a metric for how big the grip should be to match your hand like the "can fit your non-holding thumb between palm and forefinger of holding hand" one for tennis grips? The only other thing i could think of is, having mostly played tennis in the past (but not even that for four years or so), my forehand shots were of those quite strongly topspun varieties, coming voer the ball from behind - can these be transposed to squash as easily as that? If I have to change it, that'd be a shame - it was giving my mate all sorts of difficulty...(heh, how do you play someone with no technique?)
Also, does anyone have any recuperative/strengthening advice? I'm *so* bitten by squash, can't wait to get back out there (looks like I'm going to have to though!).
Blimey, that's a lot for a first post, sorry about that...anyway, thanks for reading all this, I'll be chuffed for any words you can offer and hope to talk more soon,
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