Instant Drive Serve!

Starting with serve can make the biggest impact in peoples’ games. Recently I worked with a couple of young kids who were just starting racquetball. Because both were good softball players in high school, I had them hitting pretty good drive serves within a few minutes of instruction. I took the racquets and put them more »

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You Might Need Coaching If……

With all due respect to Jeff Foxworthy–You might be a candidate for coaching if…….. 1. You aim bottom board and hit the all ten feet high. 2. Your warmup time is twice as long as it takes an opponent to beat you two games. 3. Your mother picks someone else for her doubles partner. 4. more »

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Sneaky Z-Serve Tricks

Z serving for points can be an art form. Most folks tend to have one Z serve. Good-but how many have three or four different Z serves? Your opponent will get used to your Z serve eventually so you have to have more than one in your arsenal. Here is a way to add some more »

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Give Them Fire and Ice!

Fire and Ice-use both in your game. The fire of a drive serve scorching the floor wins rallies and elicits weak returns. This pace fires an opponent up and gets them all lathered and hunkered down for the fire. So After an opponent gets dialed in, cool them down with icy lobs. Ice them down more »

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To Step or Two Step or No Step?

Ever try the no step drive serve? When we wrote the instructor’s manual a few years ago my colleagues were aghast that i wanted to write about the no step drive serve. Apparently that is blasphemy in the racquetball world. I was voted down on that as well as other fundamental truths of racquetball. Why more »

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Cleverate the Serve

Slow, slower and slowest! These are the three speeds of a maestro of the slow drive serve. For some reason the soft drive serve is totally under-used in competition. Think of it as a lob drive. If it gets to the side wall and slides around back there the opponent will have to have very more »

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Play Like you Have no $$$$$!!!

Play like you have no money! Watched an interview of Maria Sharapova on comedy central the other night. She said something very interesting. She was asked what advice she would give to a young Maria coming up in the world of competitive tennis. Her answer? “Play like you have no money!” I thought of that more »

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End it or Extend it!

End it or Extend it?? Being the Golden retriever! Are you a retriever? A good retriever gets to everything and extends rallies only to frustrate their opponent into finally making an error. Unfortunately, just retrieving only takes you so far. To go to the top you have to end the rally, not extend the rally. more »

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The Rest of the Story

The late Paul Harvey used to have a radio segment called; “The Rest of the Story.” In this segment he had interesting facts about historical events and people. Here are two of my recent “rest of the stories”! Event 1-Player A gets a questionable call against them at match point. They want a replay and more »

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