How to Play Squash Safely?


Squash is a quick game with plenty of starts and stops. It involves jerky and hard movements of our body. After a period of time, squash players will experience some forms of injuries. It is important for athletes to be able to avoid any onset of injuries, while facilitating healing. It is important for us to aggressively prevent injuries whenever we can. Squash players should do things safely by doing enough warm up sessions. It is quite amazing to see that many squash players immediately start playing when they step onto the court. Even professional squash athletes shouldn’t be active directly from their state of relative inactivity.  If your muscles are not warm yet, they won’t be able react quickly. When warming up your body, you need to be somewhat mindful about it.

A good warm session should take place for 10 minutes and able to bring your heart rate to about 80 percent of your maximum heart rate. This should be followed by 5 minutes of resistance training on vulnerable parts of your body. For squash players, it means that they need to target their legs, back, calves and forearms. Then, we should perform a 5 minute deep stretching session for our legs, calves, arms, shoulders and back. An important gear that we need to have is reliable court shoes. Because each person has different feet, it can be quite difficult to find proper fitting shoes. As an example, a person may have crooked feet, while others have wider feet. The shoes should also have proper cushion that can absorb impacts and vibration.

Shoes should wrap snugly around our feet, to minimize black toenails and slippage. If you take court shoes that only look good, it is possible that they fit as snugly as you want. During sharp turns, it is possible that your feet will slip inside the shoes. Another gear that we need to choose for playing squash is racquet. Just like golfers, we should also be obsessed about choosing the best racquet. As an example, your racquet should be able to absorb the vibration and transmits it safely to your arm. If the vibration is too severe, this could result in tendonitis; which is a relatively painful condition. It is a bad idea to choose cheap, starter racquets with poor build quality, which could cause excessive amount of vibration to be transferred to your hands. However, expensive racquets don’t always have high quality. Your chance is better if you stick with popular and proven brands.

Regardless of your playing style, you should choose racquets that are no heavier than 140 grams. If your racquet is heavier, it will have greater swing weight. If the swing weight is excessive, the small tendons in your arm will be subjected to greater stress. This condition could cause tendonitis. If you want to do things safely, it is important that you are properly hydrated, because squash is a highly active physical activity and you will lose much water.