2 Player Squash Drills & Routines

Posted by on 21 August 2011 | 0 Comments

If you have a regular squash practice partner, it can be easy to fall into the habit of just doing match practice each time you meet up. While this is indeed great practice, it can sometimes lead to boredom and you may become accustomed to playing just one sort of opponent. 

Try to spice things up by practicing some squash drills with your squash partner. You’ll find your overall game really improves! And you and your squash partner will have a lot of fun!

Hitting to length with backhand

With a squash partner, hit cross-court, both on backhand. From the left-hand side of the court, you should hit low and hard, while your friend, on the right-hand side of the court, should hit high and soft, with their back to the right-hand wall. Swap sides.

Working the corners on backhand

Use the front corners to bring the ball back to the centre of the court. You should hit to the right-hand corner then move to the T, while your squash partner should move forward and play to the left-hand corner. Develop a routine of this. 

Service practice

Practice your serve from the forehand side, with your squash partner returning the serve to you so you can then do another serve. Repeat 19 times. Your squash partner should then practise their serve from the backhand side, with you returning the serve to them. Repeat. You should now swap sides with your squash partner so you can each practise serving from the other side. 

Long shots game

Play game points, but make it the rule that every shot played by both players must be hit to length ie past the service line. This is good practice for control and accuracy.

Short shots game

Play game points, but make it the rule that every shot played by both players must be hit short ie not past the service line. This is good practice for control and accuracy.

Service box target game

Play game points, but the rule is that every shot must land in the opponent’s service box, including the serve. No volleys allowed. A player gets a point for every shot that lands in the opponent’s service box. Change sides for each set. This is a great game for developing control and accuracy.

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