Squash is a racquet sport that requires great skill and stamina, with a soft ball that favors finesse over power. It is played all over the world by elite players in circuit tournaments and by recreational players looking for a fun workout. This Web guide gives you an overview of the sport’s rules and history, shows you where to find coverage of professional squash and helps you become a player (or a better player) yourself.
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Success at squash requires finesse, proper technique and shrewd tactical play. This section highlights sites that can help beginners as well as intermediate and advanced players improve their play.
- If you’re looking for a place to play, visit the Web site of your country’s national governing body. See the directory of National Associations from the World Squash Federation.
has a collection of videos that teach you the rules and give playing tips designed for intermediate players. There are also videos of professional matches that let you study how the top players approach the game.
has a free downloadable program created by squash coach Mark Bellinger. It displays the proper grip and stance, includes tactical advice and shows you how to train and stretch before playing. The program uses animated movies to display the lessons.
Noguchi Squash Academy
teaches tactical strategy for intermediate and advanced players. Using illustrations, it shows you how to play on offense, defense and when to attempt each type of shot.
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