Category Archives: Pro Tips

Pro Tip: Coaching in Between Games

We all want to see our club-mates, friends, and teammates do well when they step on court.  Sometimes this leads to the player being literally swarmed by people between games each offering them their 2 cents. Other times a single well-meaning coach can confuse the … Continue reading

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Pro Tip: Adjusting Play for North American and International Courts

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The great game that is squash is challenging on every level – stretching our limits physically, mentally, and emotionally. Yet we continue to willingly hurl ourselves around that little space, chasing balls that are constantly just out of reach. I started playing … Continue reading

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Pro Tip: Applying pressure with the Volley

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As squash players we will sometimes brag to those uninitiated with the sport about how much work we’re doing on the court; but we know it’s not really about how hard we work, but about how hard we make our opponents work! The volley … Continue reading

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Pro Tip: Switching from Tennis to Squash

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The Transition from tennis to squash may appear easy. A ball and a racquet? It’s got to be the same… right? Having recently taken up coaching squash after years of coaching and playing tennis, I’ve learned that there are many differences! Here are … Continue reading

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Pro Tip: The Warm Up

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The season is now in full swing! Unfortunately this means that it’s starting to get cold, but what’s better then a good game of squash on a snowy night? The cold weather not only chills us, but many courts are … Continue reading

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Pro Tip: Get the Most Out of Drills

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For most clubs, the squash season has started…house leagues are underway, tournaments are scheduled and T&D players are keen to start their training. As a club pro, I enjoy the enthusiasm of watching the teams get together to start training … Continue reading

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Pro Tip: Return of Serve

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We’re delighted to “serve up” this pro tip from former National Women’s Team Coach, Melanie Jans! Pro Tip: Return of Serve We’ve all been there. Our opponent hits a really nice, high, wide serve and moves confidently towards the T. … Continue reading

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