Stupid Question: Whats a squash shot>?

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  1. halalula1234

    halalula1234 Professional

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    Hi.
    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:
     
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  2. thejoe

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    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

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  4. Dags

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    Here's another of Roger:

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Zsx3ZDDJlXs

    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.
     
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  6. fuzz nation

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    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.
     
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  7. halalula1234

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    thxs now i know what it is :p, the videos are cool as well.
     
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