Local Legend or Contender?

This is something I will never understand so bear with me here. If I went back in time to when I was learning how to play this game, I realized I needed the best competition I could find. I was lucky because in Western New York State in 1973 we had the third ranked player more »

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CCR-Copy Cat Racquetball??

Copycat racquetball? Several years ago I had the luxury of talking racquetball with the Godfather of racquetball, Dr. Bud, and another champion, Charlie Brumfield. Both of them echoed the same thing, they saw a lack of creativity in the modern game. I took that to heart and began experimenting with serves and then passed that more »

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Dear Senior Splatshot

Got this message yesterday. “Dear Coach, would you do a camp just for old people, ages 60 plus?” Signed Senior Splatshot Dear SS, This is a great idea and one that I might explore someday. I find that senior players need junior or younger players to emulate. This idea is not just racquetball. As a more »

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Stop Cliquers!

Cliques! I hate racquetball cliques! Back in the day when I was top dog in the club I would play anybody and everybody who was close to A level and above. I encouraged everyone to play anyone. Then I moved to Syracuse and a local club went bankrupt. They all came over to our club more »

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Snowflakes and forehands!

Overheard in racquetball talk with the fans! Athletes should be able to hit the ball any way they want to, not the way I want them to. The theory is that everyone has a swing like a snowflake and no two are correct. As out late great President, John F Kennedy used to say, “Let more »

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College Racquetball!

Why I love college racquetball! Every team meeting at ASU, I am fired up-here’s why! 1. No politico–forget politics-these kids love to play! 2. Joy of play-the smiles and laughs are amazing-these kids love to play! 3. Totally Co-ed–50% women–and sometimes more! Puts a “family” type atmosphere and cuts testosterone levels down to manageable! 4. more »

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Ten to Win!

Racquetball expertise revisited. When I was coming up in the open division local players all wanted to help me. I received tons of advice when I lost and lots of slaps on the back when I won. During all of this I learned to trust my intuition. My gut feeling told me: 1. Trust the 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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