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Published: 02 May 2012 - 06:41 by thetigerstyle

Updated: 24 May 2012 - 10:13

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 hello thanks for reading

i need some tips on my game.

firstly i am a tennis player and started squash a couple years so my game is mainly topspin and i have a western grip. although this seems to be effective and is not my problem.

i needed some tips on serving, at the moment i use an overarm serve which is quite accurate. the side serve i cannot do at all. i have no power in it. am i right in sticking with this serve?

similarly i cannot do underspin at all, so should i stick with the topspin game if i can hit very cleanly.

another problem is when the ball is against the wall, and comes along the wall. what do i do then becuase i always smash my racket on the wall and never get it back in play.

thanks again. any help is appreciated.

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From rippa rit - 24 May 2012 - 10:13

The Relevant Content is about playing tennis players and I guess you want it the other way round?

Anyway, sure your tennis volleying will be very handy.  Your power will scare people.  Tennis players get stuck in the corners and usually break rackets on the side wall.  An opponent who controls the ball will exploit your weaknesses, ie your standing in the back of the court, avoiding hitting backhand strokes, hating the corners.

If you are happy with the exercise and enjoy what you are doing that is fine.  If you want to improve your squash you will need to make the centre of court your position (watch your excessive swing though), play backhand on the backhand side, probably change your grip and master the use of the "cut/slice" when caught in the corners.

Hope this helps you think about your game and decide which way to go with your practice.

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From hamburglar - 14 May 2012 - 00:31

 I'm guessing you stand pretty far in the backcourt. Probably about 3-4 feet deeper than ideal. That's because you don't have a good squash grip and the only way to retrieve balls to the back to is to be behind or even with the ball. Proper grip will let you hit balls even while in front of them and that translates to less running. A decent squash player will probably tear you up. 

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From tomdenners - 11 May 2012 - 23:21

 I'm afraid that if you want to be  any good at squash you're going to have to change your style of play.

Otherwise you'll probably do OK early on when you can jut rely on hitting it hard against weaker opponents, then reach a point where better players are thrashing you and you can't improve

Trust me it's easier to change things like your grip and style of play now than later on.

The squash library will show you everything you ever wanted to know about technique and tactics, but if you wanta video I would look to Mike Way and Jonathon Power videos on Youtube as an excellent starting point. 

Sorry to break it to you like this but  you will get found out if you try and play tennis on a squash court! 

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From Rontan - 04 May 2012 - 09:34

 Take your time to hit the ball... No one is there to rush with you!!

When hitting the ball, be one with your racquet! And hit under ther ball as though the ball has a backside!!


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From mike - 02 May 2012 - 13:16

 I can't really comment on the grip, serve or slice as it sounds as though you're happy playing tennis on a squash court. To change those things you'll need to be willing to be worse for a while and work to build new habbits.


As for the returning tight balls, an open racquet face is essential. This is where a hammer grip will let you down. Don't try and hit tighter balls harder. You need a more delicate approach, with soft hands (so the racquet can give if it hits the wall). Come through with an open face sliding your racquet parallel to the wall. Aim to hit the ball higher on the front wall to get the depth without needing as much power.


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