When someone asks me about doubles the first few words that come to mind are; Dynamic, engaging, social, interactive and entertaining.
It is terrifying how quickly the weeks speed by. Here we are at the beginning of October and not only are the pumpkins already out on the porches with Halloween candy crowding the grocery aisles, but we are getting into the thick of it with tournaments (which to some, might be scarier than those Halloween ghouls).
We have all hit a dreaded “Slump”. This is when everything is off. Your shots are loose, the tin grows taller with every swing, your movement is awkward, even your trusty bread and butter shots have seemingly vanished all together. The worst of it is, the harder you try – the nastier it gets!!
Tournament play can be very taxing both mentally and physically ...
I am sure you have heard it all before so I will not harp on the fact that in order to improve you need to dedicate some time to training. We, as recreational and amateur players, don’t have the same kind of time to devote to training as the pro’s but there are a few things we can add to our routine that will help advance our games.
The last few years I have been playing with the Salming Forza (both the blue and the pink to keep things exciting). Recently Salming has produced a few variations of their racquets to provide even more options to suit every squash player out there from recreational club to professional (or wanna be professional dreamers like me)!
Do you struggle to gain control and keep control of the T?
Do you find yourself constantly behind your opponent?
Do you feel as though you are frequently scrambling and under pressure?