What is the benefit of having a full backswing? Learn how to do a squash Forehand Recovery Deep in Back Corner.
* The longer the backswing the greater the amount of power that can be generated when hitting the ball. This is particularly helpful when retrieving low shots from the back wall whether they be boasts or drives.
* The further the ball is struck behind the body the more difficult it can be to get a full swing. Relaxing the knees, pivotting the hips, and weight transfer will also give more power in the swing.
* From the front of the court it is easier to "hit the ball away"as a cross court drive, with less risk of the ball jagging off the side wall. It is a perfect idea when control is not the important factor, but execution (before the opponent gets back into position) as quickly as possible is vital.
Closely look at the backhand backswing
Beginners may need to exaggerate this movement to get the power out of the corner. There is definitely a knack in getting power into the swing out of this corner.
* It takes a bit of practice to get the shoulder down and the backswing around the body to get the maximum swing.
* It is important to drop the shoulder and flex the hips to increase the length of the swing.
Try recovering impossible shots off the back wall by:
* Getting the maximum amount of backswing.
* Swing under the ball with a racket face virtually parallel to the floor.
* Hit the ball as high up as you can on the side wall, and as far down the side wall as you can.
It is possible to hit the nick with one of these shots so give it a try, it works.
Is there any advantage in having a short backswing:
* The less movement in the swing, the easier to control the racket head, and therefore control the direction of the ball.
* If the ball is returned hard, and by using the opponent's pace, a short controlled stroke can be perfect, especially if volleying.