Squash service types
Description: Aim for the side-wall / floor nick at the end of the
Execution: Hit hard just above service line
Pros: Useful when opponent is standing back in the corner
Cons: Useful only from right service box
Description: Aim high in the middle of the court so the ball hits the
sidewall deep and high then hits the ground before hitting the back
Execution: Use a low underhand swing
Pros: Very difficult to return as ball should cling high to the
sidewall. Likely will result in the opponent playing a loose
Cons: Easy with a warmer ball, requires utmost precision and stroke
with a colder ball. If not hit accurately the serve can be left open
and your opponent can attack it easily.
Description: Aim for the opponent's body
Execution: Hit hard just above service line like a hammer serve, but
much narrower angle
Pros: Useful as a variation or surprise serve. Very effective when you
have game/match ball and opponent is under pressure to play
Cons: Done too often and it becomes predicatable
Description: Backhand hit serve from the right service box
Execution: Bend low and be close to the T. Idea is for ball to hit the
sidewall at the rear of the service box with a much narrower angle
compared to a forehand serve.
Pros: Useful when opponent likes to volley kill your forehand serves.
This way you constantly have an eye on what they are shaping up to do
and you cover the front left corner easier.
Cons: Requires skill to hit consistently hit into the sidewall with a
Same as backhand serve except done with forehand from left service
box. Can be hit hard or soft. Idea is to be as close to the T so you
can limit the angle your serve comes into the sidewall. The tighter
the angle, the better.
Description: From left service box aim for ball to high high on the top left
of the frontwall then immeadietely hit the left sidewall to come diaganollay across the court into the rear of the right service box area.
Execution: Hit hard and high from a low position, and stand as much to the right as possible
Pros: Surprises opponent. If done properly the spin from the ball will make it very difficult to retrieve if the opponent lets it hit the right sidewall.
Cons: Only useful with an extremely warm ball. Completely useless serve with a cold ball.
Tennis style serve
Description: Useful for beginners who find it hard to generate power in their serve
Execution: Throw the ball above right shoulder and hit it hard,
aiming just above the service line.
Pros: Ball comes at the opponent fast giving little time for them to react.
Cons: Easy to volley since serve is usually aimed away from the opponent's sidewall.