Improve Your Movement in Squash With These 3 Tips
Squash is a game of movements. Knowing how to contort your body at a moment’s notice to send off a powerful shot is necessary for success. And knowing how you can go about to improve this part of your game is also necessary.
At the International Squash Academy, we focus on a number of different skills with our campers, with court movement being one of them. Putting your body in the right position helps the rest of your swing mechanics fall into place. It’s actually the foundation of just about everything. If you’re not in the right position, it’ll be difficult to pull off just about anything on the court.
Whether you’re a beginner or top high school player with aspirations of continuing your career in college, ISA squash camps have something for everyone. We welcome all skill levels, and thanks to camper-to-coach ratios that are as low as 4-to-1, our top-notch coaching staff is able to offer individualized instruction to our campers.
If you’re looking for ways to improve your court movement before joining us at squash camp this summer. The three training tips below should help you improve this area of your game, which will in turn improve other areas of your game.
Keep working at this because as you keep putting yourself in the right positions to have a powerful stroke, it’ll soon be committed to muscle memory.
Develop Your Coordination
Knowing how to move your foot in conjunction with the rest of your body is a necessary piece of the puzzle when it comes to being successful at squash. Getting yourself in the right position to put as much power into a shot as you can (which we’ll get to in a minute) is dependent upon moving your feet quick, staying agile and coordinated.
This is why you should make using speed/agility ladders a habit for you. Having this become part of your daily routine is a great way to warm up and get your body in the mode of staying nimble and moving fast. It’s a very portable tool that you can literally bring anywhere and use with a limited amount of space.
Build Your Power
There isn’t a lot of time to react to a shot from your opponent during a game of squash. Most of the time, you’ll only have a couple second to move your body around or change directions before sending a return shot.
This means you’ll have to be fast, but an explosive first step and the ability to accelerate quickly are crucial. Having the quickness necessary to turn your body around and be in the correct position so you can maximize your power through the ball is incredibly important.
Practice in Real Time
There’s no better way to practice than to create situations that simulate an actual match. This will allow you to fine-tune the improvements you made in other parts of your game, along with giving you the confidence that it can be done when the pressure is on.
Interested in joining the International Squash Academy this summer? Click here to find a camp near you and receive more information.