So I played squash yesterday...

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  1. TennisLovaLova

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    Squash
    Last time I played was maybe 10 years ago
    And yesterday I played for like 2 hours with a guy who plays 3-4 times a week in the squash club
    First I found it weird, being stuck between 4 walls, couldnt get any pace/rythme at all, and then suddenly, it became interesting.

    Totally different from tennis
    You have to forget everything you do in tennis in order to play correct squash: you actually have to go towards the ball each and every time, and shorten your swing

    I dont know( if I playsquash more often) if it could damage my tennis technique.
    Any idea about tennis and squash relation?
     
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  2. OHBH

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    Squash will definitely ruin your tennis game if you play too much, same reason I don't play racketball. After a while it begins to screw up with your swing path as the trajectories needed are completely different.
     
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  3. r2473

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    I ate squash yesterday. It was tasty.
     
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  4. TennisLovaLova

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    tx for dropping by
     
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  5. FastFreddy

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    Nope

    Sorry, but I played English squash every week day at lunchtime and it helped my clay court tennis game big time. Squash makes clay court tennis points seem short. Squash my clay court game since I mostly play hard courts and then when I played clay I had no patience to play long ball points. English squash has touch shots like lobs, volley, placement on serve and drop shots plus u have to keep the ball tight along the wall. If it's american squash or racketball don't waste your time playing those. It will improve your feel, fitness and patience for clay court tennis.
     
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  6. Dedans Penthouse

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    I saw Joe Pike and Mother Marjorie eating Luigi Zucchini. Judging from them, he sure looked tasty.

    While a great sport in its own right, Squash and tennis don't really mix....slashing strokes, wristy/flicky backhands, topspin?....did someone say topspin???....what's topspin?...

    No 'eye candy' babes are playing squash outdoors in the sun. Good for a workout (badmitton even better) indoors during the cold winter months as an occassional change of pace...jmho.
     
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    Absolutely love the new challenges of squash! Great game. Try it some time.
     
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  8. TennisLovaLova

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    Topspin? I tried again and again
    I was doing it without even thinkin zbout it but kept failing :)
     
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    Does Joe Pike have something to do with the "slashing strokes" -- I remember something vaguely about Seles and that stabbing incident. :)
     
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    I can't imagine how playing some squash would mess up one's tennis game. It might take a 10-15 minute practice hit to adjust, but that's really about all.
     
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    ^^lol

    "Stabbing?" Pikenator's schadenfreude when it came to Moncia Seles was beyond the pale; always dismissing the stabbing in Hamburg as a mere "klein nadelstich" ('little pinprick').

    Having said that, I trust both he and Mother Marjorie are throughly enjoying the Senator Jay Bullworth-personally autographed doubleheader bequeathed to the two of them as a parting gift.

    :mad:--"ow!..oh Joe, you're so abrupt with that thing!"
    :evil:--"Ja Mother Marjorie!...und now you vill take it und you vill like it!!"

    back on-topic:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Squash will improve your volleys, hand - eye coordination, fitness, and footwork. It's a wonderful game.
     
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    Klein Nadal-Stich?

    Sounds like a hell of a tennis player.
     
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    No doubt "r" .... smoooth effortless serve with a booming heavy topspin forehand. But prolly a bit of a prick..

    ;-)
     
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    I had eleven , tennis not enough.
     
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    I guess if you play too often it will give you bad reflexes on the tennis court
    Also I'm worried about the feel
     
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    Former US Open , Wimbledon and Australian Open and Davis Cup winner Stefan Edberg played and still plays squash to keep his footwork and agility up to par. He didnt think it hurt his game at all it rather helped him ..

    I think each player is a bit different and i am no Edberg thats for sure nor are any of you out there so i think its well worth a try in moderation and feel out if it does help or hurt your game overall .
     
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    ^^^You're right chris
    But it's funny how it's totally different from tennis. Especially the no-weight transfer when you hit the ball
     
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    Last time I played squash was almost 20 years ago, when I still lived in South Africa. Court was poorly wented, smelling of sweat and I didn't have propper breakfast... I collapsed on court after 15min of play.
    I also hated the idea that you can run into the opponent and it mostly froze my movement, even the reaction to the ball.
    No thanks.

    On the other hand, the butternut squash, that I'd do anytime! :D

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    But was it tastier than a Big Kahuna burger...?
     
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  23. chrischris

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    But that is handy ( excuse the expression..:) ..) when you're in a jam at the net in tennis. Again its likely that Edbergs awesome hands at the net in part are to be attributed to his playing a bit of squash.
     
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    Sounds like a Mozart composition to me !
     
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    tennis is my favorite racquet sport, but i love playing squash (and other racquet sports such as badminton, table tennis, padel). :)

    i'd say level differences matter less in squash (and in padel too): i mean you can still have a lot of fun (and release a lot of energy !) even if you play with somebody whose level is inferior to you... which is not necessary the case in tennis.
     
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    Doesn't really affect anything. Or perhaps I just adjust easy. Tons of fun!
     
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