This is a follow up post from a few days ago in honor of Charlie Brumfield. “Inside the Master’s Mind” was a series of articles written in the early 80s by former number one pro of the same name above! By the way, I still have that series of articles. I learned a ton of racquetball from them. Since most folks have incorrect mechanics, and hit down on their backhand, the jam serve articles were like gold. These serves still work, even with the over-sized racquets! The basic premise was a serve off the side-wall into an opponent would cause unforced errors. You could hit a short jam(just over the service line) a medium jam(off the side-wall about 37 feet from the front wall) or a wrap around that would make your opponent have to move their feet.
This was an eye-opener for me back in the day. I won a ton of clock radios using the strategies of jamming the side wall.
Fast forward today and you will see variations of this everywhere; sometimes by accident, often intentional. Watch carefully next time you view a top open or pro match and look for the “jammorama” !!