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Do’s & Don’ts of a Successful Squash Game

As with any other good sport, having a productive game is the whole reason for playing it. You struggle to be the best in order to accomplish the success and have the best game possible ever. Every sportsperson knows that they get better with every game they play and by finding the sweet spots, they will continue to flourish themselves.

At The End Of The Day, recognizing all the important things you should be doing and the things you should be evading will not only help out in your game, but it will help you to manage for your next challenger. Squash is a game that is more than 50% based on mental capabilities, so being in the right frame of mind can only push you further than ahead.

Plans and tactics to succeed on the court are very essential. In a game that is just as much mental as physical, being carefully ready is of the highest significance.

Below are listed some of the tips on how to have a more successful game and strategies to use during your everyday play.

10 Things You Should Do for a Successful Game of Squash

  1. Wear renowned tennis clothing and footwear.
  2. Do not lash partners or opponents always be positive and offer support.
  3. Show good body language, dissatisfaction is clear but bad body language puts opponents and partners in an awkward position.
  4. Use the score flags carefully, do not use a racket to knock them back but move them gently by hand. It is best if you return all the flags into the home position after play as this minimizes the risk of unintentional damage.
  5. Thoroughly look after any food and drink taken onto the courts and use suitable containers.
  6. Do not intervene in other players’ games for example by telling players their score!
  7. Try to use different speeds and control while serving to dodge the opponent.
  8. Put your challenger on the guard by hitting your serve.
  9. Hit the ball far and wide and utilize the whole space of the court.
  10. Hit the ball wherever you can in the court boundaries.
  11. Try to hit the ball to the places that are far and, in the corners, to get your challenger to run and leave the “T” so that you get the point.
  12. Try to hit the ball as fast as possible while your challenger is out of position.
  13. Try to disturb your rival’s tempo by hitting the ball at unpredictable times.
  14. Get back to the “T” as soon as you can, after hitting the ball.
  15. Hit the ball away from your challenger to keep them running and tire them out.
  16. Vary your shots to avoid predictability and keep your opponent guessing.

These are ten ways to utilize good form when playing to keep your opponent at bay and on their toes, ultimately leading you to a win. If you are able to bring together these ten tips into one game, there is a very high chance you will bring home the victory while improving your game.

While winning is the key and the goal, it is not everything. Being able to take your skills to the next stage and individually improving your game is just as essential. By putting some of these tips to use you will be doing exactly that.

3 Things to Avoid in Order to Have a Successful Game of Squash

  1. You should never Skip Your Warmup

Skipping a warmup can be completely disadvantageous to your squash game. Not only will you not be trained to take a lead on your challenger, but you could also end up with an injury, putting you out of the game altogether and nobody wants that.

So, make sure to get in a successful warm-up before you start playing, you are really lowering the risk of injury as well as putting your head in the game before it even starts. By the time you hit the court, you will be more than ready to go with a proper workout routine.

  1. You should never Play if you are Injured

Though this looks as if like a no-brainer, it can be easy to overlook a minor injury that seems like “nothing.” It is really crucial not to play while injured at all. If you are skeptical of just how minor your injury is, visit the trainer or a doctor and let them decide if it sounds like a good idea to play with that injury.

As it is rightly said “prevention is better than cure” so, playing on even a minimal injury can do more harm than is already done and put you out of the game much longer, or in some cases, for good. Not playing a sport if you have a minor injury is far better than playing with an injury than making it worse and not being able to play for many days later. If you are injured, stay off the court.

  1. Playing too much can be disadvantageous

Even Though it is said that “practice makes a man perfect,” but playing too much can make you tired and less interested in the game for the future. Every sports person’s body needs a day to rest and retrieve from the severe pressure you put on it while playing squash. Taking a day off can really help your game, not hurt it.

Even players at the specialist level take some time off to rest and recover. If you are a die-hard player who just cannot have the thought of taking a day off from training, use that day to work on the mental or emotional tactics you are going to use on the court. That way you can still “work” on your game, but your body would be resting. A rested body is going to be much better in your next match too and everybody needs rest.

If you follow all this don’ts, your risk of getting physically hurt will reduce, and you will be ready to take on any opponent that comes your way.

Strategizing Makes for the Best Players

The best squash players are the ones who integrate strategy and mental awareness into their game ahead of time. They take deliberation into making sure they do not get injured and properly take care of themselves if they do end up with an injury.

These players are the ones who are most successful. With a little planning and care for your body, you can be the best squash player a team could ever have.