Explore Squash Tips, Rackets, and more!

Explore related topics

Tip for the day: A great example of solid method on the backhand side. Keep your elbow low and the racket head will naturally lift up above the ball. www.mysquash.com

Watch expertly curated online squash coaching videos from the World's best squash coaches.

Use your forefinger to give you more control of the racket.   We often see players 'clubbing' the racket with their finger sat below the thumb. This leads to less control and touch…

Use your forefinger to give you more control of the racket. We often see players 'clubbing' the racket with their finger sat below the thumb.

Developing the ability to manipulate the racket face is key to becoming an all round squash player!

Take your squash to the next level with the World's leading online squash coaching website.

The backhand follow through should finish up with your knuckles pointing at the ceiling.   This means your racket face is open and you’re hitting the correct part of the ball…

Take your squash to the next level with the World's leading online squash coaching website.

James has one of the most devastating backhands in the game and this photo explains why.   You can see how high he gets the racket above the ball, allowing him to come down on the shot with severity...

James has one of the most devastating backhands in the game and this photo explains why. You can see how high he gets the racket above the ball, allowing him to come down on the shot with severity.

More early racket preparation here,, this time from Raneem.   The ball isn’t even in shot yet her racket is back and it looks like she could hit the ball to anyone of the four corners.

More early racket preparation here,, this time from Raneem. The ball isn’t even in shot yet her racket is back and it looks like she could hit the ball to anyone of the four corners.

Shot options tip 5: Approaching the ball at 45 degrees gives you options to hit straight or cross court, having your racket above the ball gives you the options to go long or short.   When you have both you make your opponent’s life really difficult.

Shot options tip Approaching the ball at 45 degrees gives you options to hit straight or cross court, having your racket above the ball gives you the options to go long or short. When you have both you make your opponent’s life really difficult.

Your elbow should lead the swing on the forehand side. The helps to open the racket face whilst also generating racket head speed.   Find out lots more about forehand technique in this week’s series with Peter Nicol, on SquashSkills.com!

Your elbow should lead the swing on the forehand side. The helps to open the racket face whilst also generating racket head speed. Find out lots more about forehand technique in this week’s series with Peter Nicol, on SquashSkills.com!

Fares has a wonderfully compact swing on both forehand and backhand side.   Here you can see how he keeps the elbow low but reasonably close to his body which means that the racket head naturally lifts up above the ball...

Fares has a wonderfully compact swing on both forehand and backhand side. Here you can see how he keeps the elbow low but reasonably close to his body which means that the racket head naturally lifts up above the ball.

Nice example of a compacted swing deep in the backhand back corner. Sometimes it's not possible to take a full swing as the wall is in the way. When this is the case, focus on shortening the swing and getting the racket behind the ball...

Nice example of a compacted swing deep in the backhand back corner. Sometimes it's not possible to take a full swing as the wall is in the way. When this is the case, focus on shortening the swing and getting the racket behind the ball.

You need to use your approach to the ball in the back corner to get setup correctly. You should use the time to lift your racket up and rotate your upper body towards the back corner. This upper body rotation is the key element as you look to create pace and power.

You need to use your approach to the ball in the back corner to get setup correctly. You should use the time to lift your racket up and rotate your upper body towards the back corner. This upper body rotation is the key element as you look to create pace and power.

Quality technique here from Dessouki!  Perfect diamond between shoulder, elbow, wrist and racket head.

Quality technique here from Dessouki! Perfect diamond between shoulder, elbow, wrist and racket head.

„Great technique here from Marwan. Notice how his shoulder sits under his chin, elbow low & racket head high.“

SquashSkills on

“Great technique here from Marwan. Notice how his shoulder sits under his chin, elbow low & racket head high.

Raneem is great at taking the ball in short, notice how open her racket face is, allowing her to put cut on the ball!

Take your squash to the next level with the World's leading online squash coaching website.

It’s surprising how much power you’re able to generate with a short swing.   Note how Daryl has straightened his arm but left his racket behind his hand allowing him to whip through the ball using his wrist.

It’s surprising how much power you’re able to generate with a short swing. Note how Daryl has straightened his arm but left his racket behind his hand allowing him to whip through the ball using his wrist.

Great shot of Greg here highlighting how open the racket face should be during the down sign on the forehand side.   The key is to think about leading the swing with your elbow.

Great shot of Greg here highlighting how open the racket face should be during the down sign on the forehand side. The key is to think about leading the swing with your elbow.

Pinterest
Search