Dear Comeback Kid

Dear Coach-I have been out of the game for 7 years. What drills should I do and what kind of a training schedule should I attempt to set for myself? Signed Comeback Kid Dear Comeback, Here is what I suggest. Sign up for the video lessons. This is a huge help because you get one more »

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Racquetball and The Art of War!

I lifted this quote from the New England Football Coach, Bill Belichick. “The only sign we have in the locker room is from ‘The Art of War.’ ‘Every battle is won before it is fought,’” This applies to racquetball as well as football. When I coached the USA team I listened to many pros who more »

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Your Game is Grand If You Have a Plan!

Training days!! Across my desk came this request. “Please set up a training schedule for this athlete for three weeks.” Whoa! First, I do not know this athlete’s personal schedule. I can make a great training schedule and if the athlete cannot go to the club on Tuesdays or Thursdays, what good would my schedule more »

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End it Don’t Extend it!

End it-do not extend it! This is a mantra I use a lot with professional and top open players. When you get your shot, end the rally. How do I end the rally? Killing the ball? Well yes, but not always because a good pass shot will win also. You do not have to kill more »

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Train Specific to Be Terrific

One of the questions frequently asked is “How do you train for racquetball?” Here is my take on this. First, everyone comes to me with different skills. I try to make a plan around those skills. For example if someone is strong, the strength training component of the program probably will not be as rigorous more »

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Become a Tower of Power in Less than an Hour!

WintertonRacquetballAcademy.com tip of the day-“How do I hit the ball harder?” This Question comes up often when I do these camps, clinics, and lessons. Here is how you do not hit the ball hard-the long sweep stroke does not generate power but does generate excess body movement. Short, compact, and plenty of lower body does generate more »

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Two out of Three Ain’t Bad!

What in the world? Dennis Quaid and Meat Loaf? What does that have to do with racquetball? Everything! So I am channel surfing a few years ago and come across a documentary on the life of Meat Loaf, the singer, not on the food channel. Dennis Quaid is talking about his buddy, Meat, before a more »

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