Kill Shot Drill 2. Crosscourt Kills
Stand on the forehand side of the court about 8 feet (2.4 m) from the front wall and about 5 feet (1.5 m) from the side wall. Turn your body so that you face the opposite side wall. Hit a backhand shot high on the opposite side wall so that it rebounds off the front wall and bounces between you and the front wall. Turn your body toward the front wall, and prepare your racket for a forehand. As the ball reaches the top of the bounce, hit a forehand crosscourt kill. Aim your shot to hit the nick. If the ball doesn’t roll out of the nick, turn and try to feed again with the backhand without stopping. Repeat on the opposite side for backhand crosscourt kills. Hit 10 forehand kills and 10 backhand kills.
To Increase Difficulty
Hit the feeds harder and lower.
Keep your wrist loose.
Angle the ball toward the nick.
Bend your knees as you swing.
Score Your Success
5 to 10 forehand kills that hit the nick = 5 points
3 or 4 forehand kills that hit the nick = 3 points
1 or 2 forehand kills that hit the nick = 1 point
5 to 10 backhand kills that hit the nick = 5 points
3 or 4 backhand kills that hit the nick = 3 points
1 or 2 backhand kills that hit the nick = 1 point
Your score ___
This is an excerpt from Squash: Steps to Success, Second Edition.