Straight Drive:

This is the tightest shot in squash. Both technically and tactically the straight drive is the fundamental shot in the game. This shot needs to be played well and the key points to get it right are:-

1. The straight drive must be hit after the right angle;
2. Keep your game mainly straight, vary it from there;
3. Hit the side wall behind the service box;
4. Aim to bounce the ball and hit the back wall;
5. Move to the place you want to hit the ball from;
6. Turn your shoulder to facilite transfer of weight on the backhand;
7. Adapt your swing size.