Practice sessions for all ball games begin with players warming up. What many beginners may not know is that in squash, even the ball has to be warmed up. The infographic explains the correct way to warm up the ball and the extent to which an opponent or practice partner should be involved in the warm-up process.
The infographic goes on to explain the procedure to be followed during drills and practice routines. Fundamentals such as what players should do if they cannot get to the ball after the first bounce or miss-hit a ball are dwelled upon.
Beginners incorrectly pick up a squash ball, which is not in play with their hands, when the correct technique, as explained in the infographic, is to use the racquet. The technique for picking up the ball without damaging it or breaking the racquet is clearly demonstrated with the help of sequential illustrations.
Several safety tips, whether practising with just one player or multiple players, have also been included. Subtle nuances of the game such as the right way to hold a racquet when practicing with multiple players, and the grip former tennis players need to get accustomed to when holding a squash racquet have been touched upon.
Sports persons are quite familiar with the phrase, “Practice makes perfect”. The infographic highlights the difference between, ordinary practice, and perfect practice, implying that “Perfect Practice Makes Perfect.”
This infographic was created for public distribution to help enhance the enjoyment of aspiring squash players and their partners during a practice session. Please feel free to share it on social media with a backlink to the Academy’s website where more than 100 original references are listed.
To view the Squash Practice Etiquette Infographic, click HERE.