message\1\text=”Ok, here we go. This solo practice is guaranteed to improve your short game”
message\2\text=We are going to work on your straight forehand volley drop. Stand just in front of the short line.
message\3\text=I want you to start feeding yourself forehand volley drops. Feed and volley drop for 5 minutes
message\4\text=”Short swing, elbow forwards and try to make contact just in front of your body, ”
message\5\text=whilst being side on to the wall. Keep that wrist in front of the racket head as you meet the ball
message\6\text=”Wrist should be firm, but not too tight. You need to feel the ball.”
message\7\text=”Racket face slightly open, let’s try to just get a little cut on the ball. Not too much though.”
message\8\text=No mistakes. Make your opponent work for every single point he gets
message\9\text=”Check u have the angle correct. Ball needs 2 hit the front wall, bounce, and run into the side wall”
message\10\text=”Remember that getting the ball to always die away into the wall, is key.”
message\11\text=”After a while, you will start getting into the groove.”
message\12\text=Nearly done on this shot. Keep your elbow and wrist in front of the racket head.
message\13\text=Ok let’s move over to the backside and hit some straight backhand volley drops
message\14\text=”Keep that wrist firm, and make it lead the racket head, keeping the racket face open”
message\15\text=”Imagine your racket is a sword, cutting through the ball, leading with the bottom edge of the racket”
message\16\text=”Don’t forget to make the ball fade away into the side wall. front wall, bounce, then side wall”
message\17\text=”Experiment with the amount of under cut you get on the ball. Sometimes cut more, to experiment”
message\18\text=”I like to use the word, fizz, to describe the action on the ball.”
message\19\text=”Side on and strike the ball in front of your body, so your body weight is moving into the ball.”
message\20\text=”You should notice the ball kicking down off the front wall now, with your under cut.”
message\21\text=”The angle between your racket and fore arm, shouldn’t change. The wrist is firm, although not stiff”
message\22\text=”You need to feel that ball. Last 30 seconds. Keep chopping the ball in, nice and tight.”
message\23\text=”Great stuff. Now back onto the forehand, just in front of the half court line, for drops practice”
message\24\text=”Body position facing the side wall. Make contact with the ball, in front of your leading leg”
message\25\text=”Racket face pretty flat. The key is to take the ball, right on the top of the bounce.”
message\26\text=Your Wrist should lead the racket head until after you make contact with the ball.
message\27\text=”Pull those knuckles back, so you can take the ball in front of your left leg, if right handed”
message\28\text=”Weight on the leading leg, so again your moving into the shot.”
message\29\text=”Don’t forget the angle. Just above the tin, bounce, and then fading into the side wall”
message\30\text=Get your body weight over the ball so you have the sensation of hitting slightly down.
message\31\text=”Racket head trails the wrist, hit the ball with virtually a full face, in a slightly downward path”
message\32\text=Ok last 30 seconds. Flat face. Wrist leads the racket head. Racket path slightly down over the ball.
message\33\text=Fantastic. Return to the backhand side and hit some straight backhand drops
message\34\text=”Face the backhand side wall and again strike the ball in front of your right leg, if right handed”
message\35\text=”On this side, your racket face should be slightly more open than the forehand, and cut a bit more ”
message\36\text=Racket face open and think of your racket as a sword again cutting down through the back of the ball
message\37\text=”watch where the ball is bouncing. It should bounce, and then fade away into the side wall.”
message\38\text=”Because it’s the backhand side, let’s think of that word fizz. Is it fizzing into the front?”
message\39\text=Keep the same angle between racket and forearm. Don’t use any wrist snap. we don’t need much pace
message\40\text=Experiment. It’s always great to experiment with different amounts of cut. That’s the way you learn
message\41\text=Weight is forward on that leading leg and make sure you slightly hit down on the ball. Be positive.
message\42\text=”Last 30 seconds. Open that racket face and put some undercut on the ball, so it dies away quicker”
message\43\text=Great. Now let’s express ourselves. Stand in the middle and mix it up with drops and volley drops.
message\44\text=Change the angles and move. Feed some high volleys and try chopping them into the cross court nick.
message\45\text=”On your toes, and make sure the ball fade away into the wall. Try to make the cross court nicks roll”
message\46\text=”Backhands should fizz 2 the front. Forehands, pull your knuckles back and hit drops with a flat face”
message\47\text=Feed some high volleys. cut across the back of the ball like a second serve in tennis to create spin
message\48\text=” Keep yourself moving. Try and simulate the movements you may do in a squash game.”
message\49\text=Keep changing those angles. It’s important to be confident in any position playing any shot
message\50\text=Straight shots fading into the side wall. Cross court’s should be fired into the nick.
message\51\text=Be aware of your body position. Feel the ball and use the force. Sorry couldn’t resist that one.
message\52\text=”Nearly finished just 30 s to go to complete a great solo practice, for a devastating short game”
message\53\text=”Ok well done. Great session. Keep repeating this short game solo practice,”
message\54\text=and you’ll be confidently fizzing the ball in short before you know it.