Squash Training Routines
- Solo Drills, Pair Drills, Pair Routines, 3-Person Drills and Restricted Games are good alternatives to playing games. The beauty of this type of training it involves various other training components, eg fitness, skills, tactics.
- The reason they are so successful is that the whole training session can revolve around a few particular skills which can then be practised in various situations.
- Firstly practice the drill in a static situation (solo), then with a partner (pair drill) confining the amount of movement, followed by a moving situation exactly as it would occur during a match (pair routine), then to test those shots out play a Restricted Game (where the shots are then incorporated into a game, eg in reply to a boast is a drop shot; in reply to a drop shot is a cross court lob, and so on.
NOTE: Be patient, take one step at a time. Slow steady progress is the way to approach this training.
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Training video clips
In this series of videos you will note player drill/routine is designed to improve the following playing skills, eg
There is a tendency when doing training routines to be slack, by avoiding moving to the T, moving into the hitting position without firstly going through the centre - that is really cheating on training. These routines will improve your fitness while improving your skills.
NOTE: If you have difficulty with any routine, and a particular skill is letting you down, change the routine to something easier. Solo drills, and pair drills are a good build up to these pair routines, and ghosting will improve your movement on court. More importantly be patient.
Don't confuse Pair Drills (where the same skill is repeated by both players) with Pair Routines (a variety of skills are repeated by both players involving more court movement)..
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