Our Sweatband Coach, Tristan Eysele takes us through a squash drill on racket control.
Control drill 1: The exercise starts with a volley technique from the front wall to the side wall. This exercise is especially good for control. The key here is quick feet and quick hands. There is no need for exaggerated foot movement, but small, fast and precise movements.
Control drill 2: After 30 seconds move to the other side of the court and hit backhand to the side wall and forehand to the front wall. Ensure that you are positioned correctly in case you have to adjust your feet quickly, in case the ball comes out into the middle.
Control drill 3: Another great drill is volley control. On the forehand side, start close to the wall and move backwards, increasing your range as you go. Tap the back wall, ever decreasing your range until you are in the starting position again. Do this exercise 3 to 5 times.
Exercise: Do 50 backhand/forehand volleys per side of the court before moving onto the volley control drill.