Equipment Spotlight: Balance Board
It’s just a piece of board with a point or semi-sphere underneath. It’s a pretty simple idea when you think about it but so useful.
Balance boards or wobble boards as they are also known come in a few varieties. My favourite is the circular board with a semi-sphere underneath.
Personally I recommend buying a better quality one than the very cheap models – they will last longer and you will be more likely to use it if you paid good money for it.
If you don’t want to buy one yourself, get one for your training group and share the cost.
Now, there are hundreds of videos online showing you how to use it, so I won’t repeat that here.
What I will suggest is that once you get fairly good at balancing, put a squash racket between your feet, flat on the board and then add a squash ball.
Now try and roll the ball around the frame – not too fast but make sure it touches the sides. A really old wooden racket is good for this as the head tends to be round.
Once you have mastered one direction, rotate it the other.