Calisthenics can be used to develop strength, endurance, balance, flexibility, coordination, and aerobic conditioning – all very necessary components of a successful squash player! Calisthenics is also a great way to burn calories, according to the Harvard School of Public Health, “Vigorous calisthenics burn more calories than many common cardio workouts”.
Injury prevention is another important benefit gained by including calisthenics in your training regimen as a squash player. Injuries are often caused by weakness and instability in muscles, tendons, and ligaments; and calisthenics can be used to build muscle and strengthen joints, hence reducing likelihood of injury.
The videos below include some examples of squash-specific bodyweight workouts (i.e. calisthenics) that you can try yourself, including workouts by top squash players Nick Matthew (former world #1) and Paul Coll (current world #4).