There are lots of speed & agility drills a squash player can do to improve their squash acceleration and quick movement around the squash court.
To get the most out of any of these exercises it’s vital you have strong calf-muscles and general strength in the surrounding soft-tissue of the feet & ankles.
Here are 2 videos for you.
The first is a quick & easy diagnostic tool to identify if there is anything that is not quite right, structurally, with the interaction between your feet & ankles:
I want to emphasize – if you think there might be an issue here, it’s important to seek out face-to-face guidance from an experienced professional.
Assuming your feet & ankles are structurally sound, you are now ready to strengthen the area:
I think the key with seeing lasting results is to get into the mindset of doing these calf-raises throughout the day.
They can be part of an effective, dynamic squash warm-up so there’s no preparation needed. And they’re not going to make you start sweating when you don’t want to.
Doing this simple yet effective exercise multiple times per day…
…for just 45-60 seconds each time…
…will automatically improve your acceleration & speed on court.
Additionally, when you want to get into some speed & agility drills, like those in the 7-week squash fitness bootcamp, your results will be infinitely better and you’ll be encouraged to keep going.
Have fun & play your own game!