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Squash 2nd Edition PDF

Squash 2nd Edition PDF

Steps to Success

$24.95 USD


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    Squash players today have to combine speed, strength, and agility with incredible racket skills. The game is now less a battle of attrition and instead rewards creativity and attacking play. To that end, squash remains one of the most satisfying sports to play and was recently voted the healthiest of sports by Forbes magazine.

    Squash: Steps to Success brings together these elements in an easy-to-understand 13-step format. By providing over 90 drills and 200 full-color photos and illustrations demonstrating technique, this book will allow readers to master the fundamental skills of squash.

    With the insights of Philip Yarrow, author of the highly acclaimed first edition, and Aidan Harrison, former professional player and current teaching professional, Squash: Steps to Success is packed full of advice on various strokes and court movement and match strategies. This updated edition, like the first, focuses on the basics of the game but also brings in more advanced concepts to make it applicable to all players, from beginners to more competitive players.

    As part of the best-selling Steps to Success Sport Series with over 1.5 million copies sold, Squash: Steps to Success has the information players and coaches need for success.
    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
    Philip Yarrow has been competing in and winning squash tournaments for almost 30 years. He was a member of the under-19 junior squad in his native England. While attending Nottingham University, he was both the English Universities and British Universities champion. His school’s team won the English Universities Team Championship in all three years of his time there.  

    Philip moved to the United States in 1991 and won the National Amateur Championships in 1992 and 1993. At that time he was also building one of the best squash programs in the country as head squash professional at Chicago’s Lakeshore Athletic Club. Philip is a certified coach with the English Squash Rackets Association, a certified referee in England and the United States, and a certified referee instructor in the United States.  

    Aidan Harrison has been heavily involved in squash since he first picked up a racket at the age of eight. Originally from Yorkshire, he captained the England under-19 junior team in 1990, which won the World Junior Team Championships, and he finished third that year in the individual event. Aidan turned professional at age 16 and played on the squash tour for five years, reaching the top 50 in the world rankings.

    In 1993, he moved to Dallas to coach full time. He was head coach of the U.S. national junior women’s team, leading it to a highest-ever fourth-place finish in the World Championships in 2001. At the same time, he was the personal coach to Michelle Quibell, who became the first American junior to win a British Open title. In 2002, he received the U.S. Olympic Squash Coach of the Year award.

    Aidan is a certified coach with the English Squash Rackets Association, a certified Spinning instructor and a personal trainer. He is currently the head squash professional at the Onwentsia Club in Lake Forest, Illinois, one of the most prestigious country clubs in the United States.
    "Squash is a must-read filled with key insights into the game. Whether you are a top-level player or a club player looking for ways to improve your game, you can get better by reading this book."
    —Amr Shabana, World No. 2 player

    "A unique and informative step by step guide that will improve your squash game at any level. Keep this book in your bag at all times."
    —David Campion, England Squash High Performance National Coach


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