View Full Version : Stupid Question: Whats a squash shot>?

01-04-2009, 01:45 AM
On this forums there have been a few posts talking about federer and martina hingis and some few other players etc being able to do the squash shot...
But what in that world is a squash shot?:confused::-?

i've never heard of this shot or know what it is before even though i might have seen it without realising.

So what is this shot exactly?:confused:

01-04-2009, 02:10 AM
I think its that weird slice forehand that you sometimes see.


I'm probably wrong though.

01-04-2009, 03:17 AM
Yup that's it. Believe that Gonzo has used it quite a bit. Here is Federer executing one on clay for a winner (pity we can't see all of it):

uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vSpfnVOUPok (http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=vSpfnVOUPok)


01-04-2009, 05:48 AM
Here's another of Roger:


You'll notice characteristics of the shot are:

- at full stretch in an extremely open stance
- racquet is swung from high to low, with no real follow through
- all the work is done with the wrist
- it's usually a defensive shot, and is used to keep you in the point.

BestLefty UK
01-04-2009, 05:53 AM
And another:
Roger Federer Squash shot

fuzz nation
01-04-2009, 06:28 AM
Kim Clijsters used to hit spectacular "squash shot" forehand slices when she would be stretched out to that forehand side. She'd even do a sliding split on the hardcourts and keep the shot under control. In the same way that you can stretch for a slice backhand to stay in a point, this shot is a last ditch option on the forehand side that you can often use as an alternative to hitting a lob. When you get used to it, the shot is a rather simple sort of "toss of the racquet" through the ball with a continental grip that floats back nice and deep to the other end of the court. Nice option for keeping a point alive when you're on the run or for when a serve pulls you really wide to your forehand side.

01-04-2009, 02:26 PM
thxs now i know what it is :P, the videos are cool as well.