Squash is a skill sport that challenges upper and lower body musculature as players perform repeated high-intensity movements and powerful shots. Elite players demonstrate a range of well-developed physical attributes. Several on-court aerobic tests have been developed, sharing common characteristics of an incremental, intermittent activity profile and repeated COD. Some tests offer greater squash specificity by including technical requirements, such as specific footwork patterns, reactive cues and/or shot-playing actions. Tests containing racquet strokes, reactive movements and squash footwork requirements appear useful for practitioners when only a performance assessment is wanted. Scores are expressed relative to body mass, reflecting the weight-bearing nature of squash and enabling comparisons between players.
|Title of host publication||Sport and Exercise Physiology Testing Guidelines. Volume I: Sport Testing|
|Subtitle of host publication||The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Guide|
|Editors||R. C. Richard Davison, Paul M. Smith, James Hopker, Michael J. Price, Florentina Hettinga, Garry Tew, Lindsay Bottoms|
|Place of Publication||London ; New York|
|Number of pages||7|
|ISBN (Print)||9780367492465, 9780367492465|
|Publication status||Published - 22 Mar 2022|