Carl James, Timothy Jones, Olivier Girard

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSport and Exercise Physiology Testing Guidelines. Volume I: Sport Testing
Subtitle of host publicationThe British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Guide
EditorsR. C. Richard Davison, Paul M. Smith, James Hopker, Michael J. Price, Florentina Hettinga, Garry Tew, Lindsay Bottoms
Place of PublicationLondon ; New York
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781003045281
ISBN (Print)9780367492465, 9780367492465
Publication statusPublished - 22 Mar 2022


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