Essential Variables For Assessing Squash Playing Ability Of Elite Players
This paper looked into the essential variables for assessing squash playing ability among elite players in Nigeria.The purpose of this study was to predict squash playing ability of male squash players from selected motor skill variables using a developed battery of test items.Thirty nationally rated players took part in the study, which looked into eight selected squash playing variables. After finding the mean, standard deviation, correlation and regression analysis, four variables were finally found to be highly essential in assessing squash playing ability among elite players in Nigeria. The variables were, the drive, (r=0.693), the volley (r=0.679), the arm endurance (r=0.043) and agility (r=0.136). A regression equation for measuring squash playing ability was calculated and it was found to have an r = 0.7447 which represents a 74.47% accuracy. This study therefore recommends that the drive, the volley, arm endurance with agility could be used as a test battery for playing ability in squash and the regression equation used to predict squash playing ability of elite squash players.