Backhand issues and Quick fix tips

Fix those backhand errors-one common error is to hit down on the ball. Hitting down on the ball instead of out and around is not just poor technique, it can lead to injury. There are some famous racquetball people who do hit down on the ball, but nobody I coach. Why? Injury-not efficiency-although the famous more »

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Help Coach! My Back is Killing Me!!

The lower back is often overlooked but it is crucial to the proper body integrity which leads to proper stroke mechanics. Consider this; everything we do in racquetball is a forward motion with our shoulders, and torso. We have to work the counter-movement forces in the transverse movements that are the forehand and backhand. If more »

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Promoting Racquetball? Really?

I want to promote our great sport of racquetball. Sounds nice, doesn’t it? I see this sentence in print quite a bit. However, some of the people who say this really mean “I want to make money without much effort.” Here are a few observations I have made over the years. If you truly do more »

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What’s in your Racquetball Bag?

What’s in your wallet? ..is an old tag from a commercial–So let’s switch that to -What’s in your racquetball bag? This one never ceases to amaze me–from q-tips to spare car batteries-anyway-I exaggerate a little-but not much! Gloves, rubber bands, grips, racquets(of course) spare shirts, shorts, socks, ankle wrap, neosporin, advil, water, protein drink, (no more »

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Be Prepared!!!

Think like the old boy and girl scouts motto–“Be Prepared”! If you are thrown a curve when least expecting, it could create havoc with your concentration. I have seen almost every dirty trick in the book. From hitting a guy in the face with an overhead to win a seniors title, to walking across a more »

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It’s the not the Coach; It’s the Horse!!

Random thoughts on the new men’s and women’s pro seasons. In both pro ranks one player has risen to the top and the others are chasing that athlete. The number one spot is not easy. Not only do you get everyone’s best effort but as the others struggle to get to the finals, the top more »

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Do you have Focus Problem or a Practice Problem?

Mental toughness is a phrase bandied about rather liberally. I have had many athletes come to me with a reputation of poor mental concentration. In almost every case I found it was not a mental problem, but a practice problem. If you are not logging your hours on the court, you will not be performing more »

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