Expert Commentary??? Maybe, maybe not!

Expert commentators–This is one of my pet peeves–if you can talk, you are an expert. Some of the experts have no clue what is really going on; even some of the big names. Let’s be specific as possible without being disrespectful to well-meaning commentators. “So and so has beautiful form.” Usually said after a winning more »

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Don’t Quit

49 years ago I got out of the United States Air Force and decided to go to college. Those were weird days for me as I had been in Europe from 1966 to 1969. I had called home once during that time as it was so expensive. I used my leave time in Europe. I more »

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Veggieball!!!

Wow–looking at a vegetable ball camp flyer: $350 for the camp, and it is a Friday, Saturday and Sunday and they are taking 50 players. Total income=$1750.00 The camp features some pro exhibitions and instructors galore. It is being held somewhere in Pennsylvania and I didn’t look at it too closely but I hope they more »

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Mind Rehab for Match Play!

Mind repair. When your car breaks down you go the garage and they find a part to replace the broken one. Here are seven “broken” mindsets and the parts below to replace them! 1. Uh Oh-here we go again. (forecasting your loss ahead of time!) 2. I can’t get my first serve in! (meaning-I am more »

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Secret Sauce and Screen Serve Calls!!

Had a great lesson yesterday with a player from back East. We started where we always start-forehand, backhand, and beginning footwork. The footwork is always brand new to players no matter what level of play. I still remember the stunned look on the faces of pros who came into town and worked out with me. more »

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Seniors Racquetball Coaching and Categories!

Coaching geezer ball. Now that I am in the “Golden age” category I can appreciate my fellow warriors and warriorettes who compete in the age divisions. My first task when coaching senior athletes is to decide what needs changing and what does not. To simply tear down someone’s game and rebuild it demands commitment from more »

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