Watch any world class player and whilst stylistic differences exist, all hit the ball with the same "level" swing, and use almost identical footwork patterns into the four corners of the court. My teaching is based on first hand experience playing at the very highest level of the game, hundreds of hours of watching the world's best players live and on video (often in slow motion), and from working alongside several coaches that have produced world champions.
The game of squash has become more dynamic; with power, shot making, and deception, becoming more important than the ability to hit endless drives up and down the wall. The physical demands of the game have become more anaerobic rather than aerobic. This attacking brand of squash has become more exciting to play, and more interesting to teach.
I believe that all of the techniques developed by the top professionals are achievable by any junior or club player with hard work and practice - as long as the practice is done right. I have successfully taught these skills to 10 year old children and 55 year old age group players. Let me show you how.
"Mark Allen has been a good friend for seven years and over this time we have
worked together on many occasions, including two years
as National Coaches to the United States Junior Women's Team. Mark's reputation as one of the leading teachers of the modern game is
fully deserved, and whatever your playing level I recommend that you take
a lesson or two from him to improve your squash."
Natalie Grainger, world #3 and former R.S.A. Champion.