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Tips > Match Readiness
Before the Game
- See that you are fit and in good condition to play hard
to the end of five hard games.
- See that your racket or rackets are in good condition,
also that the rest of your equipment is complete.
- Have a ball in your possession so that you can have a
knock-up and give your opponent one should a ball not be
- Keep warm with a jumper and perhaps a pair of trousers
over your shorts - it is not easy to warm up quickly at
squash so be sure that you dont start cold or chilly.
- Have your last meal at least an hour before you are due
to start. Be moderate.
- Greet your opponent cheerfully - you are going to play
a game with him.
During the Game
- Play hard the whole time till the very last point.
- If you're playing a winning game - don't alter it. If
you're losing - experiment. Mix your shots, keep your opponent
guessing what you're going to try next.
- Give your opponent plenty of room in which to play his
- Give him plenty of opportunity to see the ball when it
has left your racket.
- If you do get in his way or obstruct his view - offer
him a "let" at once.
- Don't be too ready to accept any doubtful "lets"
he may offer you.
- Be generous towards you opponent. You can make or mar
his enjoyment of the game by your behaviour.
- Remember you duty is to your opponent first - the spectators
next and yourself last.