Corner Drills

Once your junior squash-player is able to get back onto our cub's squash-courts, one of the best ways they can improve their racquet quickness and footwork is by doing self-practice corner drills. This can be done in four different ways. 

First...have them stand about ten-feet away and facing one of the two front corners of the court They should have their feet apart, parallel with their racquet prepared. Facing the right-front corner, have them start (for a right-handed player) by ground-stroking (bouncing) the ball to the side wall and having it rebound to the front wall, bringing the racquet quickly over to the backhand side, stroking the ball to the front wall and having it rebound to the side wall...repeat. This is done with the feet stationary. Have them do as many as they can successfully for about five-minutes. 

The second method for doing this drill is to move the right leg only from the forehand to the backhand side, stroking the ball a above. 

The third method is to move only the left leg only from the forehand to the backhand side. 

The fourth method is to move both feet very quickly (hitting the ball off of the front foot) before stroking the ball with the same hitting pattern. Moving the racquet and feet very quickly will prepare them for actual game and match play. For a greater challenge, have your junior squash-player do this drill, but this time, volleying the ball to and from the side and front walls, keeping the feet stationary.

P.S. Keeping solo-practice relevant: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhv3kx3Yj9c&t=72s