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Depth Perception

Published: 27 Apr 2011 - 07:12 by martybody

Updated: 23 May 2011 - 14:47

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Does anyone else have trouble with the relation between the speed of the ball how close it is to you?  On my backhand, I tend to end up hitting late and hurting my right elbow since I am picking the ball up late.  Can anyome give me some suggestions on how to improve my depth perception?

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From rippa rit - 23 May 2011 - 14:45   -   Updated: 23 May 2011 - 14:47

The Library is situated at the top of the home page and has many submenus, and so do all the other tabs for that matter.  Squash Technique also covers footwork.  There is plenty of reading. Take a look at the videos as well and take particular notice of the movement to the ball, the distance the player is from the ball, the lunging, the bending of the knees, the angle they face when approaching the ball, and the position the ball is being struck in relation to the particular show they are playing.

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From martybody - 23 May 2011 - 12:27


I have searched the website and cannot find this particular subject.  Would you please tell me where to look.

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From sloejp - 02 May 2011 - 14:52

practice backhand rails and volleys. concentrate on taking the ball early and making sure your racket makes contact with the ball well in front of your front foot. try stamping your front foot when you make contact as this can help generate rhythm and momentum into the shot. another way to think of it is this: once the ball bounces on the floor, how much time do you have to initiate my swing? since you have to take the ball earlier on the backhand, you need to start your swing sooner than you would on the forehand side.

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From rippa rit - 27 Apr 2011 - 20:31

Hi marty - we have a really extensive Library with heaps of hints, diagrams, pics etc.  see the tab above.

Some hints:

1. Watch the ball at all times, and do not focus on watching the front wall. Never take your eye off the ball and get as many clues as you can from your opponent's hit as it leaves their racket.

2. The depth the ball travels in the court depends a lot on two things, ie height the ball hits the front wall and the speed of the hit, ie height = depth.

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