In all honesty squash is not the easiest game to play its not very intuitive and as it is three dimensional it takes a little perseverance to reach a basic standard, but unquestionably worth the effort.
It seems the preconceived ideas about squash being a little eliteist are no longer applicable with the new up and coming generation – I also think the fact that we are a pay as you go club keeps it affordable. We are in a good central position and provide very easy access helps. We also loan out all equipment as needed, so there is no expense until you are sure you are going to stick with the game.
A huge factor for increased interest in children’s coaching is parents from my own generation and younger want their children to be more active, and what a better way than in a safe secure environment and with glass backed courts so you can watch the coaching sessions.
We’ve coached hundreds of people over the years but the universal problem with most people is holding the racket wrong and getting to close to the ball. You have probably had that feeling of being cramped with the ball on top of you. Try to keep arms length from the ball, it will make a huge difference to your game, especially in the corners
I personally think this is one of the most important rules from a safety aspect. It is usually from the serve but not always, the ball will come on the inside of your body you will then turn to play on your forehand for example instead of playing the backhand. If you are not sure, the biggest clue is your opponent will be cowering against the wall. DO NOT PLAY THE SHOT!! Call the let.
Think about it … you have your back to your opponent with no real idea where they are… probably heading for the T… if they are watching you the chances of hitting them in the eye is quite high.
Over the past 20 years I have personally seen at least 4 eye injuries (2 were detached retinas!) for what? A point in squash?
But also you cant keep turning every time you are out of position and calling a let, you have to play the shot when you can, not keep letting it go.
So if you don’t want to wear goggles (which do take a little getting used to) within reason DO NOT PLAY A SHOT THAT MAY INJURE YOUR OPPONENT, they may be self employed or lose time off work for the sake of a point in squash.
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