Re: Is Squash a good building block for starting out in Tennis?
I play a lot of squash but not much tennis these days. Like a lot of people say squash is brilliant for your fitness, speed, anticipation and footwork but hitting is very different. The one element that works well for both sports is the slice shot but you use your legs a lot more in squash as you've to get down low. Squash is probably very good to develop your volley as well so you try to take time away from your opponent by being as proactive on the "T" as much as possible and that demands having good control on your volley and placing it where it needs to go.
Personally I prefer to play squash as it requires you to really dig deep and compete in lung busting rally after lung busting rally but as for watching I much prefer to watch tennis being played well.
RIP Elena Baltacha, thank you for dedicating your life to a sport we all love. You'll be missed but never forgotten.