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12
Dec

Squash Club Practices

Written on December 12, 2018 by Campus Life in Sports

This Thursday, December 13th the IE Squash club will host its Fourth Training Session at Centro Deportivo Municipal Puente de Vallecas. In Session 4, the club’s advanced players, including its President Martín Bustamante, will facilitate drills with beginner and intermediate members focused specifically on improving movement around the court, a necessary and important skill to advance one’s squash game.  Up until now, training sessions have primarily focused on racquet skills. As consistent with the previous training sessions, we will end with evenly matched practice games to implement learnings and continue to improve match strategy. These practice matches will help members prepare for the upcoming tournament. Following said tournament, the Squash Club will be hosting a networking event to congratulate the winners and get to know each of the members off the court.

We look forward to seeing players of all levels at this week’s training session.

#IESquashClub

Madison Kempf
Secretary of IE Squash Club

12
Dec

Training Session for Squash Club

Written on December 12, 2018 by Campus Life in Sports

Recently founded, IE Squash Club organized the Third Training Session on Thursday 29th November at Centro Deportivo Municipal Puente de Vallecas. The event hosted players from beginners, intermediate and advanced levels. The training Session started with a guided warm-up and then we reviewed the fundamental guidelines of squash. These coaching lessons were done by our advanced players who compete nationally in their respective countries. Finally, we ended playing full game matches within our level, pushing players’ strength, balance, agility and strategy to the limit.

We are looking forward to continuing the Squash Training Sessions, encouraging all squash players to continue to join us, as we would like to organize a Tournament soon. #IESquashClub

Martín Bustamante
President of IE Squash Club

24
Jul

The 10 Squash Commandments

Written on July 24, 2014 by Campus Life in Sports

The IE Squash Club is always helping players improve their ability, both mentally and physically. Besides the intense weekly training sessions, members are regularly sent Youtube videos and articles on ways to improve their game. Learning squash requires patience and dedication, and only through continuous commitment in learning the game, can one truly stand out. Below are the 10 Commandments of Squash. If followed and implemented, it will allow you to gain greater control of your game, and almost always, ensure victory.

IE SQUASH CLUB – TO ALL PLAYERS

This will be your Bible henceforth in Games or Squash drills

  1. Hit the ball at a Good Length – Hit firmly in the centre as you stand at the Service Line near back of Service Box.squash2
  2. Aim at the Back Corner – The ONLY way to gain maximum floor area (Place the ball in hard to run areas)
  3. Keep the ball close the Side Wall – The best way is a straight shot. Your opponent will have to play straight as well placing you in a better position for the next shot.
  4. Recover to the T (Centre Court) – From the T you can reach 60% of your opponent’s shots in one stride. You will Control the Rally.
  5. Watch the Ball at ALL TIMES – Even when the ball is behind you
  6. Make your Opponent Run – Be aware of his position on the court. Make him move up-and-down, side-to-side.
  7. Volley whenever possible – Generally provides the Winning Shot. Gives your Opponent less time to attack.
  8. Know when to Delay Shots – Allows you to Wrong-foot the Opponent. Stop and Start movements cause more fatigue.
  9. Go for the Short shots – Always play after Long shot. Good mix is necessary.
  10. Change the Pace of the Ball – Keep the Opponent guessing and break up his gameplay. Helps you recover when needed.

If you follow these 10 Commandments, you are well on your way to achieving Squash greatness !

IE Squash Club

24
Jul

IE Squash Club

Written on July 24, 2014 by Campus Life in Sports

SQUASHThe IE Squash Club represents one of the strongest Business School squash teams in Europe, winning the MBAT in Paris, 2014. The IE Squash Club hosts weekly training sessions for players of all levels at the Sports Club Chamartin metro station either on Sat or Sun from 12-2 pm.

Training sessions are always fun, with new players joining every week. The players are split into 2 groups depending on experience and after a short session of practice drills, 3-4 practice matches are held for each player. This allows them not only to develop their technique, but also work on their agility and mental strength. With state of the art glass courts, the club coordinators are able to watch the players as they play, and offer them advice on improving their game. Some of the beginners picked up the game at tremendous speed and started organizing their own training sessions as well.

The IE Squash Club is very diverse with players from USA, Germany, the Middle East, India, Spain and England. Each of these players has different levels of experience in playing squash, but they always have something new to teach you. Interacting with your team members can be one of the fastest ways for beginners to quickly up some pro-techniques, and this is strongly encouraged at IE Squash Club. We meet regularly after sessions for tapas and beer. It is a good way to network with other IE students as well, with students from the MBA, IMBA, MIM and MIF programs coming regularly.

The women’s Squash Team at IE is exceptionally strong, with many of them winning at various Business School tournaments throughout Europe. Many of them even beat the Boy’s Team players; something we don’t like to admit too often.

All students are encouraged to join the IE Squash Club or even just attend one of our weekly sessions to see if you are interested. Its always fun, and you get me meet a few new people.

IE Squash Club

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