Backpedaling leaves a squash player vulnerable to their opponent. Learn about watching the ball on recovery in squash with this free video on squash drills.
A lot of you may have had, if you are a regular player of squash and not on the pro tour, you may have noticed that when you hit a ball in the front corner let's say and you hit it down the line if you back peddle like this, you are very vulnerable to a drop shot or a boast so when you are back peddling if somebody hits a drop shot on your shot you are kind of like Fred Flintstone getting the car going because you are moving backwards so how do you correct that and make yourself a lot quicker is when you hit a ball down the wall then watch the opponent and the ball like this so you never take your eye off the ball and that way when you hit this shot and if they put a drop shot or a boast against you you can easily go right back and get it or you can step across and get that shot. But if you are back peddling and they boast you or drop shot you you are falling backwards and you can't get to that shot so this is a way of improving your speed without getting any faster, you are just cutting out inefficient movement and substituting in efficient movement so when you are doing your movement training hit that forehand and face the ball. Now if you do this and hit crosscourt, turn and face the ball so this way you will always be in good position for your next shot and you won't get caught on your heels.
- Squash Movement Drills: Ghosting
- Squash Movement Drills: Ball & Movement Connections
- Squash Movement Drills: Watching Ball on Recovery
- Squash Movement Drills: Star Drill
- Squash Movement Drills: Rear Left Corner
- Squash Movement Drills: Rear Right Corner
- Squash Movement Drills: Rear Right Corner Tips
- Squash Movement Drills: Forehand Open Stance
- Squash Movement Drills: Side-to-Side Forehand