The aim of this blog post is to give you a basic understanding of the rules of squash. It’s not intended to be a comprehensive guide. There will be links at the end if you want to know more.
There are many types of squash games, like tennis, there are single or double matches. But there are many other variations you may not have known about and can expand experience in the game.
Safety is a matter of really being aware of your place in the court and not being foolish. Some people don't mean to hurt you, but they are not paying attention to their surroundings. Being safe is also about good sportsmanship. If you have got any idea that you might clip the person or hit them with a ball, you just call a let. It's the safest approach and the person's happy to play another game when it comes to them being hit with the second fastest ball in the world. It's better to call a let rather than get hit by the ball or hurt someone. It does hurt, no doubt about it - it leaves you a sting,
The game of squash has a cultural and social history rivaling any of the more “old” and traditional sports like rugby. Squash has been played for over 140 years but has grown rapidly in the last forty. Most people would think that it has tennis as its roots, but it is not some simple variation of tennis or new-fangled idea thought up by tennis players who wanted to add a fast paced and multidimensional aspect to the game. No – squash has a very particular and great back story.
One of the key elements for improvement in any sport is your level of enjoyment. If you are enjoying playing matches, you will always want to get to their next level. Tracking your previous results and improving your fitness is what you need to do to boost your performance. At least once a week try to play with someone better than you. This will help your overall fitness level and game skill. Consider having a squash lesson once every few weeks and then keep practicing what you have been taught.
The best place to buy a new racket is from your local squash court. Most courts will allow you to have a small hit with the racket you might like. But be extra careful not to damage the racket, if you do be prepared to buy it! The weight is the first choice you need to make. A heavier racket rarely works for anybody. Around 150 grams or lighter is usually the best option. The racket weights now go down to 110. But you need to be comfortable with the weight versus your skill and strength,