my first real match - advice on tactics needed
Published: 28 May 2012 - 06:47 by Chuchorax
Updated: 14 Jul 2012 - 08:48
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I have discovered squash game about two years ago and played at very basic level (at local club on Sunday evenings, with my wife mostly). Since December 2011, I play it more regularly (1 or 2x a week) and try to understand all aspects of it. Somehow, I am usually able to be good in things, which I well understand. That is why theoretical aspects of any sport or game is very important to me. I hardly can improve by drills when not having a clue why such drill is performed:-) During last couple of months I believe have improved reasonably my technique, endurance and hopefully tactics too. I did a lot of solo drills, playing with few friends and with my wife (who used to be a tennis player). There is a local tournament organized for non-registered players and „my coach“ adviced me to join it, for having a first real match experience. I like the challenge and would like to make my best there. It is held next Sunday 3rd. We expect about 15+ players and it seems that everyone will make 5 matches as minimum. I would highly appreciate some advices from more experienced players, how to prepare myself for the best performance and result. I see my actual weaknesses and strengths as follows:
short and heavy player (172 cm, 88 kg)
weak return of lob serve (mainly backhand)
no experience in competition
uncomfortable when playing with „hard hitter“
too many serving mistakes (lob serve mainly)
able to think of my game and of the game of opponent to learn quickly from mistakes
able to observe and analyze
able to vary pace and apply tactics
reasonable lengths and volleys
defending T and pushing opponent to back corners
I usually like to play around midcourt, hunting volleys and looking for attack opportunity. I really love drops aiming at nick on both sides. I prefer the game when both body and brain play:-)
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From Nick Hunter - 13 Jul 2012 - 06:44 - Updated: 14 Jul 2012 - 08:48
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