Top 10 beginner squash tips
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Just get started at a complete squash beginner? Check out our top 10 beginner squash tips and get honing your squash skills.
Beginner squash tip 1: Use the corners and side walls of the court as much as possible as it's difficult for your squash opponent to get a good return back the closer it is to the wall.
Beginner squash tip 2: Never take your eye off the ball. This is for two reasons; one so you make sure you return properly and two for your health. The ball will be moving quickly and it can hurt!
Beginner squash tip 3: Wear eye protection. Getting hit anywhere is bad news, but in the eyes could be particularly damaging so get some decent eye protection!
Beginner squash tip 4: Don't start the game too quickly. Normally courts are booked for an hour and the last 15 minutes will feel like hours if you don't pace yourself.
Beginner squash tip 5: Do as little running around as possible by positioning yourself in the center of the court whenever you can. Make your opponent do all the chasing.
Beginner squash tip 6: Vary your game by mixing up your shot selection. Use the drop shot; you don't always have to hit the ball as hard as you can.
Beginner squash tip 7: In between shots, where possible, try and make your way back to the ‘T’. This is the best possible position to be in preparation for your next shot.
Beginner squash tip 8: Join a squash league; they are not as intimidating as they sound! If you continue to play the same opponent your game can become stale, a league will provide a variety of opponents to enhance your game.
Beginner squash tip 9: Remember to warm up. As squash is demanding from the outset, testing both your stamina and agility; it is important to make sure your body is prepared. This also applies to the ball; trying to play with a cold ball is almost impossible.
Beginner squash tip 10: Always take an extra towel. During a tough game the court floor can become fairly wet. Therefore, to avoid any accidents mop up as you go!