Squash Racquets: the Khan Game

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Wayne State University Press, 1967 - Sports & Recreation - 161 pages
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Hashim Khan, the legendary squash rackets player, established a record of victories that has no parallel in the game. This book is his story.

The style may startle the reader at first. Hashim never learned to write English, or even speak it in the textbook fashion. So he "talked" the book in a great number of sessions, in the court and out of it, with Richard E. Randall, one of his students and a professional writer. The collaboration worked well. The book gives Hashim as he actually thinks and talks. It gives detailed instruction on the Khan grip, stroke, stance, court strategy, ploys, and favorite combination shots, plus a wealth of observations on fitness, stamina, and gamesmanship.

No matter your relation to the game, you will learn from Hashim Khan's book. It will truly afford readers many delightful moments with a remarkable athlete and human being.

 

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I bought Khan's book when I started playing squash in the 60s, I've read most of the later squash books,
They are not as concise, Khan's book is entertaining and simplifies the complex squash
stroke.
At first read its too simple so you have to read it again and again and you will appreciate the lessons.
John
 

Contents

Boy Hashim at British Officers Club Rawalpendi Pg
22
Hashim in Peshawer after 50 British Open Pg
33
Hashim in Action in Melbourne Pg
34
Prince Phillip presents a trophy Pg
39
Edward Hahn and Hashim Pg
43
chapter 2
47
American Court Pg
48
Hashim stringing racquet Pg
52
Hard Serve to Opponents Corner Pg
95
Hard Serve to T Pg
96
Service is very importantLob ServeSlice Serve
97
Alley Shot Pg
101
Cross Court Drive Pg
103
Cross Court Lob Pg
104
Drop Shot Pg
106
Angle ShotClose to Side Wall Pg
108

How to take racquet in hand Pg
55
Forehand from ground level Pg
57
Forehand from overhead Pg
58
Backhand from ground level Pg
59
Backhand from overhead Pg
60
Court Idea of Game Ball Racquet Grip
61
Opening face of racquet Pg
62
Stance in T Pg
69
Hashim and son Sharif in Action Pg
70
Eye on ball Pg
75
chapter 4
76
Stroke from backwall Pg
79
Direction you send ballStroke from back wall
81
Volley Pg
84
Halfvolley Pg
85
Lob Serve Pg
88
Slice Serve Pg
90
Hard Serve Pg
93
Reverse Angle Pg
110
chapter 7
112
Favorite Shots Pg 113
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Favorite Shots Pg
114
Favorite Shots Pg
115
Favorite Shots Pg
116
Favorite Shots Pg
117
Favorite Shots Pg 118
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Favorite Shots Pg
120
Favorite Shots Pg 121
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Favorite Shots Pg
123
chapter 8
129
Hashim and student Pg
134
DoublesBe not Nervous Can Game Grow?
142
Behindback shot Pg
144
APPENDIX KHAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
157
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