Monthly Archives: January 2011

Squash Racquet Review – Prince Airstick 130

PRINCE AIRSTICK 130 Squash Racquet The Prince Airstick 130 has been around for a long time and for good reason.  It is a great racquet. While not the latest offering from Prince it is still a current model that they produce.Overall this is a great racquet suitable for an attacking player. It is light and maneuverable which makes it great for volleying. It has a good sweetspot that is a little higher than centre due to the fan out string pattern.

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Squash – The hurry up drop shot

Today I would like to discuss the hurry up drop shot.  It is an extremely effective shot as it puts your opponent under time pressure.  It is best used when your opponent has been forced to boast out of the back corner and has invited you to the front. Take the boast as early as you can and play a nice safe soft drop shot. The focus of this shot is to hit it very early, soft and to keep it tight to the side wall when it bounces.  Do not worry about it being very low and tight to the tin focus more on hitting and early and keeping it tight to the wall.  We are not trying to win with this shot we are making our opponent work really hard to get to the ball.  Hopefully they will be late and hit something weak cross court so we can send back to the back corner and get them running the diagonal. The hurry up drop shot like many other shots is designed to put mileage on our opponent.  Use it to make them run and watch the court open up later in the match when their legs are not as fresh as they were at the beginning of the match.

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Squash Practice with a purpose

Practicing with a purpose in squash is vital to achieving good results and to improving your game. All to often when players play practice matches they don’t set objectives. They just get on court and play. It is very helpful to focus on a particular part of your game.  Do this before you even step on court and then remind yourself of it throughout the game. It could be movement, watching the ball and your opponent, your front court game or any number of other things. The key is to remember to focus on what you have decided to practice on and to stick with it. This will help keep you focused during your practice match and help establish good habits.  Over time those good habits will make it in to your game even when you are under severe pressure.

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