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Attack from the Back
Having the ability to attack from anywhere on the court
is essential to becoming a complete squash player
We’re not advocating going short all the time from the back of the court
but we are suggesting that you develop attacking options to throw in
from time to time to keep your opponent guessing.
As ever, a key point here is preparation and having the ability to hit a
number of different shots from the same swing. You don’t want your
opponent to know what shot is coming just by looking at your
Getting your racket head above the ball, creating space and hitting the
ball with an open racket face are just some of the key technical points
to focus on when attacking from the back of the court.
Tip of the Week: Use the sidewall for protection on your drop shots!
Hitting a long drop off the back wall that catches your opponent
completely off guard is one of the most satisfying shots you can play in
However, it doesn’t always have to be an outright winner. You can use
the drop shot as a way to drag your opponent up near the front of court
and then look to get onto the volley and attack the open space at the
back of court.
To do this, you need to leave the ball short enough so that you can
create space to look for the volley as well as getting the ball in tight
to the side wall so that you narrow down your opponents options so don’t
have to cover the whole court on your follow up shot.
Focus on getting the ball bouncing on the floor before it hits the
sidewall rather than going for the nick. It’s gives you more margin for
error and allows you to close the court down on your next shot…
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