Steps to success is a comprehensive guide to the mechanics of squash. I really enjoyed the detailed drill diagrams and frame by frame pictures of the shots. The chapter on movement is especially helpful since it shows the difference between the traditional and more modern dynamic movement. One mistake I have is I don't bend enough into my shots. So the pictures helped emphasize that point. There are good drills for both solo practice as well as partner practice. Whenever I go on court I typically just do straight drives to myself. But the book has opened up quite a lot other drills I should be doing that are more challenging and interesting.
Overall the book is not something you can finish in a couple of weeks. You have to work on each specific shot for some time before moving on to other shots. There is a score sheet for each drill that tells you when you're ready to move onto the next step. If you are serious about improving your game from a grounds up approach, this is definitely the book for you.
Learn the fundamentals and enjoy competing in this fast-paced tactical game. Whether you already play squash or are just starting out, Squash: Steps to Success will teach you the skills and strategies you need in order to play and win. With 13 progressive instructional steps, you’ll learn all aspects of the game. Detailed descriptions, illustrations, and photo sequences demonstrate essential on-the-court movement, volleys, serves, returns, and drop shots. Then practice and improve techniques with 93 drills, each featuring a personal scoring system to gauge and accelerate your progress. After you master the individual skills, Squash: Steps to Success will show you how to apply them in match situations. From disguise and deception to attacking and defensive strategies, you’ll learn to maximize your strengths and dominate the court. Become a complete player on the court. As part of the popular Steps to Success Sports Series—with more than 1.5 million copies sold worldwide—Squash: Steps to Success will elevate your performance to new heights in all facets of the sport.