5 Health Benefits of Playing Squash

5 Health Benefits of Playing Squash

Squash is rapidly growing in popularity worldwide and with very good reason – the health benefits of playing squash are widely known and second to none. It’s also a very accessible game in that it can be played at any age and is relatively easy to learn at the basic level. It has a lot… Continue Reading

10 Top Squash Tips for Beginners

10 Top Squash Tips for Beginners

Whether you’re a complete beginner or simply need some reminding of the basics, check out these ten squash tips that’ll hopefully help you get the best out of your time on the court.   Warm up Don’t rush into playing without an adequate warm-up. A good warm-up not only helps prevent common strains or sprains… Continue Reading

How Learning the Language can Improve Your Game

How Learning the Language can Improve Your Game

If you learn the terminology associated with the game of squash you will see a real improvement in your game. It’s quite a statement and it may sound bizarre – surely the only way to improve your game is to practice playing? Of course, without practice, or following drills, your game is going nowhere. You… Continue Reading

Squash Eyewear for Beginners

Squash Eyewear for Beginners

According to many eye care professionals who have studied sports eye injuries, the risk of eye injury whilst playing squash is high. In Melbourne, Australia a study was conducted in 2002 that revealed that 3% of adult squash players sustained an eye injury during the 12 month period. Although this figure may appear low, the… Continue Reading

Squash Drills for Beginners

Squash Drills for Beginners

These squash drills are suited to the beginner player that would like to hone their skills. They are separated by skill and whether they can be performed as a solo player or in pairs. This isn’t an exhaustive list of squash drills by any means but a simplified list of tried and tested exercises.  … Continue Reading

Squash Grip for Beginners

Squash Grip for Beginners

Master the correct squash grip as early as you can and you will save yourself months of trying to undo bad habits. The correct way to grip the squash racquet can feel quite counter-intuitive when you first start to play. Many people tend to use a “tennis-style” grip of the racquet – a clenched fist… Continue Reading

Squash Balls for Beginners

Squash Balls for Beginners

This page hopes to answer any questions regarding squash balls for beginners to the sport. There are several types of squash ball and choosing the wrong type at the start could make your game unnecessarily difficult!   What do the dots on a squash ball mean? Not all squash balls are the same, and when… Continue Reading

Squash Court Lines for Beginners

Squash Court Lines for Beginners

Squash jargon Here are some of the common terms used to describe the layout of the squash court: Front wall – This is the wall that players face during play. The object of the game of squash is to ensure the ball strikes the front wall with every shot, allowing the ball to bounce no… Continue Reading

Squash Shots for Beginners

Squash Shots for Beginners

Below I’ve listed some of the basic squash shots that you’ll find are most commonly used in the game of squash.   Straight Drive The straight drive is the simplest of all squash shots and its purpose is to get the ball to the back of the court and your opponent away from the T… Continue Reading

Squash Scoring for Beginners

Squash Scoring for Beginners

Squash scoring systems Squash scoring systems have evolved over time, and in 2009 the World Squash Federation decided on a new standard for all levels of the game. The current official scoring system for all levels of professional and amateur squash is called point-a-rally scoring (PARS). In this scoring system a player always receives a… Continue Reading

Recommended squash equipment for beginners

Beginner Squash Starter Set (Ultimate Value)
Dunlop Squash Player Pack
Dunlop Intro Beginner Squash Ball (single ball)
Dunlop Intro Beginner Squash Ball (one dozen)