Whilst you may believe squash is an easy game to play and that you have to do is run around and hit on a ball – but your wrong. There are several shots you have to master, but at the close of the day there are fundamental shots to be able to play a decent game which you just must learn.
1) The Serve
The serve is perhaps the most important shot in a squash game. A serve that is powerful sets the tone for the point. To serve, you stand in one of both little red boxes at the center of the court, throwing the ball in the air at about eye-height, and hitting it before it hits the floor, over the central red line on the front wall into the rear square in the other half of the court.
There are several variation, including a power serve, a lob serve, a slow serve trick functions. The best thing to do is get the primary serve and then experiment from that point.
2) The Drive
The drive is perhaps one of the most fundamental shots – and you’ll be able to play in a match when hit right is among the best shots. You just hit the ball in a straight line, back towards you, to hit a drive shot. It is not that complex. It’s possible for you to play with this shot from the rear of the court or from the very front of the court. There are a number of things that you can do in order to take the shot to another degree after you have mastered.
You should be sure the ball ends up about 2-3 feet from the back wall, hitting the earth before it hots the back wall. The deeper the better.
In addition , you have to keep the ball as tight as possible to the side wall. Here we are discussing a maximum distance of 1 foot from the wall. I have been able to hit the ball in squash matches as close as 1/inch from the side wall. The tighter the better.
3) The Drop
Usually played at the very front of the court when the competition is behind you, this shot calls for you hitting the ball with a downward movement, with not much stride whatsoever, planning to hit the wall as close as you can to the bottom red line on the from wall (referred to as the tin).
Matters to notice with this particular shot would be to try and keep the ball as close to the side wall (the same as the drive). As your enticing the competition to make a fool out of you do not hit a drop in the middle of the court.