- I do not need a photo op with a top player for my cred! I do not advertise in magazines with my photo ops of great players. I have more of them than any coach out there, (including the Greatest of All Time) and they all improve. I would rather someone like one of you reading this tout my abilities or someone I coach advertise for me. That is gold. Me telling you how great I am does not resonate too much. Here are a couple that came my way recently.
- “Over the years, I’ve been blessed to get a lot of great racquetball instruction from really really good local players -………….and others. But I never really invested in a coach – mostly because when I was younger I couldn’t afford it. So I decided to give it a shot recently to see if this old man might have a few decent games left. Again, I am lucky to know many of the truly great national coaches. I picked the one I did for two reasons: (1) I always admired his work with the US National team and tried desperately to pick up whatever tidbits I could back in the day and (2) he focuses heavily on biomechanics – and trust me, my old bio needs a mechanic.I knew I had to have faith in the process and give it time. Well today, I finally saw the kind of improvement I’ve been looking for. I’ve been running the drills I was told to, but today I saw things start translating to other drills. We’ve been talking mostly feet and hips. Among other things, my splats which have been non-existent for two years finally raised their head. Coach hasn’t even talked about splats, but suddenly there they were. I’m getting my feet set better and hitting better shots both out of set-ups and extended sets. Racquet prep is better. My arm / shoulder aches and pains are easing. So while I really have to keep working on speed and getting set in the first place, I’m starting to see the improvement. Today was probably the most satisfied I’ve been when I left the court as I have been in a long time.
- “Learned a lot from your camp. Many thanks again! Sending a few of the shots I took.
- “Just wanted to share with you and say thanks once again for your advice. First off let me explain that I am 48 years old so not old but not exactly a spring chicken either… Big build, ……..so I am not looking to get in extended rallies for a living anymore. Main goal…. Develop and have a strong, flat drive serve. I just left the court and I really focused on what you said yesterday about staying behind the ball and using more of the legs and hips.. Results =huge increase in power without swinging harder and the ball stayed low and flat just over the short line. The guys I was playing were letting the expletives fly and I was grinning from ear to ear. Thanks again Coach.
- This one below from a guy who is online now as a “top coach” as I was breaking down his video and now of course he is using this info and winning tournaments! Since I am now a competitor I do not expect to get much credit for his improvement!
“Feels very awkward on the backhand in that stance. Just because I’m not used to it. Forehand feels very good but you can tell me when you see it. Good point on the top of the swing. Where should my strings be facing?
This will take a lot of work to correct… A lot of work! But I love it. “
6. And finally on air a few weeks ago..Thanks Champ!
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