Racquetball-How we Got Here!

I wanted to wait awhile before I posted these thoughts. Someone began a thread to make Racquetball Great and the thread took off. Almost everyone had great ideas. Before I begin examining some of the ideas I want to explain from my point of view how the crisis in racquetball started. When Racquetball began it more »

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From worst to finals!

Local Legend vs National I remember walking into one of my first tournaments. In came the rock star guys, the guys in the finals all the time. All eyes were on the top dogs. In walked me . No respect does not even cover it. I had no clue what I was doing and got more »

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Racquetball, Football, and Footwork!

Winterton Racquetball Academy Camp Talk continued! Tom Brady is probably the greatest quarterback of our generation. During the bye week he flew to California to work with his coach. What did they work on? Mechanics and footwork. What does the greatest player in our sport work on? Mechanics and footwork. So……….. Hit the shot you more »

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Side Steppers

Sidestepping racquetball players!! Camp will begin in a few weeks-here’s the gist of the camp! #1 thing I say at all camps. Be careful stepping to the side wall. A few years ago I worked with a top pro at a camp and they did the video analysis. After the first day they said, “Is more »

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The Ref Hates Me!

Help! Everyone is out to get me!! Another one that floated across my desk recently! Dear Coach, Recently I played in a tournament and the ref was out to get me. Every call went to my opponent. The last straw was in the tiebreaker when I had a lead and my opponent skipped a ball more »

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The First Pro I Ever Coached!

My first pro! Many people do not know this story so bear with me. The year was 1975 and into my classroom came this little kid. I was teaching 7th grade and he was in 6th grade. He told me he was going to beat me in racquetball. He had never played. I met up more »

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All About How ,Not What!

So I did my semi-annual call to my fountain of information and mentor, Dave, last month. I never tire of talking to him about coaching football, racquetball, baseball, basketball and all sports. As a former number one Pro champion and top of the mountain guy, he is a fountain of information and I am lucky more »

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Put the POW! in Power!

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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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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