Sunday, February 7, 2016

Saudi Turf Team | Squash Types Of Shots Played

saudi turf team squash types of shots played

In squash, there are many types of shots played that lead to interesting games and strategy.
Straight drive: The ball is hit parallel and close to a side wall to travel deep to the back of the court (the 'basic' squash shot). Often referred to as a 'good length' shot.
Boast: The ball is played off a side wall at an angle, or the back wall, before hitting the front wall.
Volley: The ball is hit 'on the full' (before it touches the floor), usually directly to the front wall
Drop shot: The ball is hit gently against the front wall, to fall softly to the floor in the front corner.
Lob: The ball is hit softly and high on the front wall and with a high arc, so that it falls in a back corner of the court.
Cross Court: The ball is hit to the front wall from the right side to the left (or vice versa).
Kill: The ball is hit hard and low on the front wall so that it travels no farther than half court.
Trickle boast: A 'short' boast where the ball is hit to the side wall at the front of the court (often disguised as a drive or drop shot).
Squeeze boast: A more difficult shot which is hit from the front of the court when the ball is very close to the side wall. Has the same effect as the trickle boast but is more deceptive because of its difficulty.
Nick : the ball is 'volleyed' or hit off a bounce to strike the front wall then the junction of the side wall and floor (the 'nick') giving the ball little or no bounce.
Rolling nick : When the nick shot is hit extremely well, the ball will roll along the floor (this is a more advanced shot that is a variation of the kill shot).
The Ramy: where the ball bounces into or off the roof light fittings. Also known as an inadvertent foul shot
Back wall boast: the ball is hit moderately hard and high off the back wall, so that it goes the length of the room and hits (usually low) off the front wall.
Philadelphia (or corkscrew): A shot played diagonally upwards into the front corner hitting the front wall first and then the side wall. The ball then lobs over the court with significant spin. Ideally it hits the opposite side wall at the back and travels parallel to the rear wall making a return very difficult. This shot is a favourite in exhibition squash but is susceptible to being volleyed.
Skid boast: A shot played from the back corners of the court where the ball is hit high along the sidewall with a small angle so that it hits the sidewall first, then hits high in the middle of the front wall continuing to cross the court while high in the air ideally hitting the opposite sidewall and landing close to the backwall to go past the opponent. As with the Philadelphia it is susceptible to being volleyed.
Mizuki: This shot is hit as a volley. Unlike a normal volley, the Mizuki shot is hit with the other side of the racket by turning the wrist which deceives the direction of the ball.
Reverse angle: a boast where the opposite sidewall is hit first.

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