BETTERSQUASH

PhotoCoaching: Back Corners – Forehand

I created a series of videos called “PhotoCoaching”, where I use photographs of professional or very advanced players and use them to explain technique for club players.

03 July 2022 / 3-Min Read / Translate


In this article, we will look at getting the ball out of the forehand corner using the correct squash technique.Here are two photographs of a player using the correct forehand technique to get the ball out of the forehand back corner. There is a Silent Squash video at the end of the article if you prefer to watch. There is also a backhand article for you to view. There is a Silent Squash video at the end of the article if you prefer to watch.

Photograph 1

Now let’s look at the forehand. This player is left-handed, but that is not important for this demonstration. This is almost the last part of the swing.

PhotoCoaching: Back Corners - Forehand

Just like the backhand, the racket head is behind the wrist and dropping down low.It will get parallel or almost parallel to the floor.

PhotoCoaching: Back Corners - Forehand

Notice the gap between his index finger and his other fingers. I discussed this in both my grip videos: The Grip (18 minutes) and How to Hold and Grip a Squash Racket Squash For Beginners [009] (7 minutes)

PhotoCoaching: Back Corners - Forehand

Just like the first photo from yesterday’s Backhand article, this player is stretching to reach the ball, therefore his non-racket hand is out-stretched to provide balance.

PhotoCoaching: Back Corners - Forehand

This player seems perfectly placed to maximize his options and limit his opponent’s options.

PhotoCoaching: Back Corners - Forehand

Photograph 2

This photo is slightly later in the swing. The player is micro-seconds away from hitting the ball.

PhotoCoaching: Back Corners - Forehand

The player’s racket is now parallel with the floor – just like in the backhand.

PhotoCoaching: Back Corners - Forehand

His racket face is open, in fact it is facing the ceiling.

PhotoCoaching: Back Corners - Forehand

His wrist is cocked, almost 90 degrees to his forearm and is ready to rotate the racket head towards the ball.

PhotoCoaching: Back Corners - Forehand

This position allows the smallest area of swing with the maximum amount of movement.

PhotoCoaching: Back Corners - Forehand

Forehand Summary

Get you racket head behind your wrist Rotate you forearm.

Do NOT “flick” your wrist.

PhotoCoaching: Back Corners - Forehand
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