Length shots (or drives) are the most common shots in the game with good reason. As the name suggests, length shots are shots which go long and thus bounce in the back corners of the court. Read more.
Going in short should be one of your most valuable attacking weapons, particularly hitting straight short shots, as it is the natural follow up to the length battle. Read more.
Defending is a very important part of squash. However, it should only be viewed as a transitional phase in my opinion, rather than a basis for gameplay, particularly in the new point-a-rally (PAR) scoring system. Defending the ball should by in large be a means for getting back on the offensive. Read more.
When you are about to play your shot, being on the T-Position is also a great advantage. If you are in front of your opponent and in a central area, you have the option to go short and really stretch your opponent. Read more.
If there is one motto I have as a coach when it comes to squash, it is ‘hit the ball where your opponent is not’. If your opponent is at the front, hit the ball to the back. If they are at the back, play to the front. If they are on the right hand side, send the ball fizzing away to the left and vice versa. Read more.