A QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF SQUASH SHOT ACCURACY

  • Benjamin Kane Williams
  • Pitre Collier Bourdon
  • Philip Graham-Smith
  • Peter J. Sinclair
Keywords: validity, error, performance analysis, technique

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the validity of the Hunt Squash Accuracy Test (HSAT) for predicting within-game performance on specific shot types. A correlation analysis compared the accuracy of specific shots during tournament match-play to the accuracy of the corresponding shot type in the HSAT. The correlation of the overall HSAT score against tournament rank was significantly large (0.95), as were the total % shot accuracy (0.90), total % backhand (BH) accuracy (0.94) and total % forehand (FH) accuracy (0.77) correlations. The only specific HSAT shot types with significantly large correlations to the corresponding match-play shots were; BH straight drive (0.92) and BH straight volley (0.97). The remaining shot types; boast, volley-drop and drops all showed non-significant correlations on both the BH and FH sides.
Published
2016-05-05
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities