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Power as opposed to skill

Published: 22 Aug 2004 - 18:22 by rippa rit

Updated: 15 Feb 2008 - 11:59

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Rippa Rita`s championship squash tip

A power game is generally very impressive to the inexperienced players, and yes, it does feel good to hear that ball cracking against the wall. It feels like a good workout as well.   So if you want a good workout just keep hitting and running. But if you want to play Squash, think about your strategy and your accuracy.

 If that strategy does not win points and games it could be time to look at:-

Thought for today: It could be worth sacrificing some power to gain more accuracy?

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From edmpnd1961 - 15 Feb 2008 - 11:59

Yeah that's playing good squash, nowadays i only whack hard when i want ro change the pace of the game or when my opponent keeps on crowding the T, and hard into their buttocks...ouch......hahahaha

Cheers to another good year of smart squashing

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From drop-shot - 05 Jan 2006 - 19:24

Oh, I am in a perfect mood today to reply on "the power in squash" topic.
I just discussed that with my local coach in the morning session as he realised that I play much better and smarter since I do not attempt to use all my muscles power to hit the ball. While the powerful shot is born in the proper swing and weight balance, as you know. Though i do agree that The ball cracking against the wall is like melody for all the squash players in the club and everybody wants to see, who's that good player :-)))

Back to the topic – while you play with your opponent and he keeps on whacking the ball with enormous power, you may become a bit overwhelmed in the first minutes, but then, wait, it's easy. This armade shots always go to the back wall and come back to you so you can hit it. So, all the energy of your opponent goes into the big nothingness. And what you do? You hit the ball with CONTROL. When you want it bounces once before the back wall, when you want the winning shot it bounces first in the service corner to die with the second bounce close to the back wall.

Second of all - one of the colleagues told me that he feels that he worked hard on the court when he is leaving the court and sweating like pig, because he was running and hitting hard shots... Well, I did congratulate him good work, but I said I prefer to work smart not hard. So I gave him that thought for today: maybe you do not have to work that hard when you play squash.

Re: sweating – it's different topic. I have a days when i work smart and hard and I have to change my T-shirt after 30 minutes because it's all wet :-0

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