Being able to cover the court at speed is essential to being an effective squash player. You need to be fast around the squash court so you can make it to the ball and be in position to play a great shot, then get quickly back to the T to be prepared for you next shot.
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.
Don’t fret if your squash partner has called in sick. You can still get in lots of practice on your own. Solo practice is a great time to try out new shots and explore different ways to hit the ball, as well as perfecting your existing game. Here are some solo drills for you to try out.
There’s a saying that goes: "Get fit to play squash, don’t play squash to get fit". A truer word was never said!
A great way to improve your squash is to watch how the pros do it. If possible, get along to a tournament as a spectator. Watching live squash is a good way to learn new tactics, and to see how squash is played at an advanced level. Even just watching the pennant matches at your local club can be beneficial.