So... What social distanced games / drills can you do on the Squash Court

As we return to court and on the backdrop of covid, we have to put in place social distance games.

England Squash have released new guidelines for these games and drills and they are as follows:

1. Game of sides:

2. Socially distanced practices for more advanced players

Here are some recommended practices that more advanced players from two different households can play, designed to comply with social distancing measures.

  1. Cross court volleys Both players volley the ball cross court to each other from behind the service box. Switch sides. To make it easier, move closer to the front wall. To make it harder, move further away from the front wall. Make it cooperative: Aim for as many volleys in a row as possible. Switch sides and see if you can beat your previous total.

  2. Straight to self then cross court volley Stood behind the service box, both players play two shots, volley straight to self then cross court to your opponent. Switch sides.

  3. Straight lob vs straight volley drop Front player plays straight lobs and back player plays straight volley drops. Alternate and switch sides.

  4. Boast vs straight drive Front player plays straight drives. Back player boasts. Alternate. Make it competitive: Front player can play straight or cross court, back player must always boast. First to reach 7 points wins.

  5. Drive or cross court drive vs boast or drop Front player can play a straight or cross court drive. Back player can play a straight drop or boast. Alternate.

  6. Straight drop then straight drive vs straight to self then boast Front player plays two shots, a straight drop followed by a straight drive. Back player plays two shots, a straight drive followed by a boast. Alternate.

  7. Straight drop then cross court deep vs straight to self then boast Front player plays two shots, a straigh

t drop followed by any shot cross court deep. Back player plays two shots, a straight drive followed by a boast. Alternate and switch sides.

  1. Front vs back on one side Front player can play any straight shot deep. Back player can play a straight shot short. Alternate and switch sides.

  2. Front vs back on both sides Front player can play straight or cross court. Back player must always play straight shot short. Alternate. Make it competitive: Front player can play straight or cross court deep, the back player must always play straight short. First to reach 7 points wins.

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