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Squash 2nd Edition eBook

Squash 2nd Edition eBook

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    Learn the fundamentals and enjoy competing in this fast-paced tactical game. Whether you already play squash or are just starting out, Squash: Steps to Success will teach you the skills and strategies you need in order to play and win.

    With 13 progressive instructional steps, you’ll learn all aspects of the game. Detailed descriptions, illustrations, and photo sequences demonstrate essential on-the-court movement, volleys, serves, returns, and drop shots. Then practice and improve techniques with 93 drills, each featuring a personal scoring system to gauge and accelerate your progress.

    After you master the individual skills, Squash: Steps to Success will show you how to apply them in match situations. From disguise and deception to attacking and defensive strategies, you’ll learn to maximize your strengths and dominate the court.

    Become a complete player on the court. As part of the popular Steps to Success Sports Series—with more than 1.5 million copies sold worldwide—Squash: Steps to Success will elevate your performance to new heights in all facets of the sport.

    Table of Contents

    Climbing the Steps to Squash Success
    The Sport of Squash
    Key to Diagrams

    Step 1 Proper Grip and Basic Swings
    Step 2 Court Movement
    Step 3 Moving and Hitting in the Frontcourt
    Step 4 Moving and Hitting in the Backcourt
    Step 5 Volleys
    Step 6 Serve and Return of Serve
    Step 7 Boasts
    Step 8 Drop and Lob Shots
    Step 9 Kill Shots
    Step 10 Disguise and Deception
    Step 11 Match Play
    Step 12 Advanced Tactics
    Step 13 Conditioning for Squash

    About the Authors
    List of key contacts