Smart Squash

How to Win at Soft Ball

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About The Book

After more than one hundred years of playing squash with a hard ball, Americans switched, almost overnight, to using a soft ball. In order to aid this transition, Austin M. Francis wrote Smart Squash: How to Win at Soft Ball, a comprehensive guide to winning squash with this new method. For players of all levels, whether switching from hard ball or new to learning the game entirely, Smart Squash: How to Win at Soft Ball is a must-have.

Francis draws from experience and advice from over thirty US and international coaches, champions, and professionals, covering all aspects of the game. Readers will learn tactics, strokes, shots, drills, match play, and strategies from this invaluable source of instruction and inspiration. Experienced squash players and novices alike will gain enormous wisdom and expert techniques from this all-encompassing guide to soft-ball squash.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Skyhorse (August 5, 2014)
  • Length: 160 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781628737004

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Raves and Reviews

"Smart Squash is a great assembly of wisdom from some of the best players in the game. I found it fascinating to learn other champions' secrets of success." —Demer Holleran, USSRA National Woman's Champion (both hard and soft ball); World Doubles Champion; USOC Woman Athlete of the Year

"My contratulations go out to Austin Francis. His book should be bought by beginners, hard-ball converts, and anyone interested in the game of squash. It is timely, entertaining, thought-provoking, and diversified—Much like the game of international squash." —Gordon D. H. Anderson, Current National Doubles (40+); president of Playcon Court Construction Enterprises

"If one of your objectives when playing soft-ball squash is winning, you'd be well advised to get a hold of this book before your opponent does." —Frank Satterthwaite, squash author and former touring pro

"Smart Squash is a great assembly of wisdom from some of the best players in the game. I found it fascinating to learn other champions' secrets of success." —Demer Holleran, USSRA National Woman's Champion (both hard and soft ball); World Doubles Champion; USOC Woman Athlete of the Year

"My contratulations go out to Austin Francis. His book should be bought by beginners, hard-ball converts, and anyone interested in the game of squash. It is timely, entertaining, thought-provoking, and diversified—Much like the game of international squash." —Gordon D. H. Anderson, Current National Doubles (40+); president of Playcon Court Construction Enterprises

"If one of your objectives when playing soft-ball squash is winning, you'd be well advised to get a hold of this book before your opponent does." —Frank Satterthwaite, squash author and former touring pro

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