When Legends Speak……..

Alternative training methods pop up from some of the “old school” legends from time to time on the blogs and internet. Here are some of my likes and dislikes: Like the idea of having only three main strings and three crosses for sweet spot contact with the ball. Dislike the idea of playing with weighted more »

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Secret Sauce Sessions

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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5 Unwritten Rules of Practice

is it me?” One of my favorite sayings. We play cutthroat a couple of times per week and this one guy violates every etiquette rule of racquetball. So this tip is for all the “rude” players who do not seem to get it. Five rules of practice play etiquette. 1. Do not call double bounces more »

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Different Game Not the Same!

Every once in awhile I see a post fly by my desk that needs responding to. The post went something like this: The game today is terrible. The serve is too much part of the game and the pros play too much power and the racquets are too big and the ball is too fast. more »

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Before Video……the Mirror!

Hop in the time machine and going back 40 years. I am standing in the hall in front of a mirror trying to recall the forehands and backhands I just saw the pros use at a big tournament. I came back from the tournament and got on the court and hit the ball great……and then more »

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Low % Can be High %

The science of racquetball often leads to shot selection. In the old days of tennis it was blasphemy for a tennis player to hit with an open stance. That has changed today. Why? Racquet technology for one and better conditioned athletes is another reason. Why has racquetball not caught up with this? Coaches are teaching more »

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Life, Forehands and Backhands!

Private lesson profile-generally all of my lessons start the same way. “What are your goals?” How do your goals match your lifestyle, job, school, family, relationships etc.? How much time do you have to devote to racquetball excellence? To be good at it, you must make a schedule to train and get to work. For more »

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Para mis amigos entrenadores de America

Puedes cambiar tu juego sin cambiar la mecánica y el juego de pies? La respuesta es sí, por supuesto… ¡bueno, más o menos! Tengo un buen caso de estudio en esto. Un jugador de alto nivel vino a mí y no quería cambiar su derecha ni su revés pero quería mejorar. Cada lección trabajamos en more »

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Meet the Coaches!

I cannot be everywhere at once! Therefore I am beginning to use my pros that I instruct to teach others. That is how I became the Academy instead of the old WintertonRacquetball.Com! This is a group of player/Coaches I recommend. More and more players are beginning to instruct because they need money. My kids instruct because more »

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