Shock and Aw No!!

Oh the shock and horror! A friend shot some video of yours truly playing in a shootout recently. Now I teach this stuff and am pretty good at it, so imagine my shock when I saw what I was doing on the court. I thought the racquet was here, but the racquet was there. I more »

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College Coaching

College Coaching is tough on this coach’s ego. I like to think I can coach this game. But I am only a coach, without super powers. So when I coach against a recruiter and my athlete is over-matched, I have to keep my ego in check. There is nothing a recruiter loves better than having more »

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Notes from the Nationals

Observations at a national tournament- 1. Coach, Why in 40D doubles td you allow such gamesman ship on the first tournament ever rookies? Poor guys playing their first tournament are subject to Penalty hinder begging, racquets in the air when not looking back, double bounce stealing, blatant hindering and other obnoxious behavior. This really does more »

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Who Are You?

I hit a nerve a few weeks ago when I sent out my weekly reader. All of my players and athletes get a weekly reader from me. Each week I search for articles of importance that are relevant to training and excellence. This article pertained to life after your competing career is over. Sadly, that more »

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No Brainer-Get a Good Trainer!

Power recipe! Want to improve your game? Get a personal trainer. Make sure it is a good personal trainer. Five Tips for good trainer shopping: 1. They are knowledgable about the demands of racquetball. Will never forget back in my open days a trainer saying “Wow light workout today huh?” I had just finished five more »

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Talk Too Much?

Coaches-don’t talk so much! Recently I had the pleasure of observing some young and upcoming coaches. All of them are excellent players and all of them are great role models for the kids. All of them talked too much! Picture this: Time out and your coach says: Use the backhand lob z and be sure more »

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Killing Racquetball

When Racquetball began it was price structured like Tennis. You had to pay for court time. A club would charge a nominal fee for an annual membership and then you had to purchase court time to practice or play. The club pro was an integral part of the club management team because she or he more »

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