Synopses & Reviews
After more than one hundred years of playing squash with a hard ball, Americans switched, almost overnight, to using a soft ball. In order to aid this transition, Austin M. Francis wrote Smart Squash: How to Win at Soft Ball
, a comprehensive guide to winning squash with this new method. For players of all levels, whether switching from hard ball or new to learning the game entirely, Smart Squash: How to Win at Soft Ball
is a must-have.
Francis draws from experience and advice from over thirty US and international coaches, champions, and professionals, covering all aspects of the game. Readers will learn tactics, strokes, shots, drills, match play, and strategies from this invaluable source of instruction and inspiration. Experienced squash players and novices alike will gain enormous wisdom and expert techniques from this all-encompassing guide to soft-ball squash.
is a great assembly of wisdom from some of the best players in the game. I found it fascinating to learn other champions' secrets of success." and#151;Demer Holleran, USSRA National Woman's Champion (both hard and soft ball); World Doubles Champion; USOC Woman Athlete of the Year
"My contratulations go out to Austin Francis. His book should be bought by beginners, hard-ball converts, and anyone interested in the game of squash. It is timely, entertaining, thought-provoking, and diversifiedand#151;Much like the game of international squash." and#151;Gordon D. H. Anderson, Current National Doubles (40+); president of Playcon Court Construction Enterprises
"If one of your objectives when playing soft-ball squash is winning, you'd be well advised to get a hold of this book before your opponent does." and#151;Frank Satterthwaite, squash author and former touring pro
About the Author
Austin M. Francis
is a noted angling historian and biographer as well as an acknowledged authority on the history of Catskill fly fishing. He has a home in the Catskill Mountains, where has fished there for more than forty-five years. He is also an avid, longtime squash player. His other books include Land of Little Rivers
, Catskill Rivers
, and Smart Squash: Using Your Head to Win