Jason and Fran’s Tips on – Racquetball Skills, Strategies, and Techniques:
Shot selection is defined as taking the right shot at the right time and making your opponent run the farthest distance to get to the ball.
It is the offensive player’s (the one hitting the ball) choice of shots based on himself, the ball, the opponent, and the score. When many of us get into the heat of the battle, we don’t think about our shots—we just bang away and play what we call survival racquetball. You may be guilty of hitting the shot you like or that you feel comfortable with rather than the most effective shot that will win the point. By taking the right shot at the right time and hitting the most effective shot in a given situation, you are playing the percentages.
No matter what level of player you are—pro, advanced, or intermediate—playing the percentages (i.e., playing the odds) is a philosophy we teach, preach, and live by. This basic philosophy will help you reach your goal of moving from the intermediate to advanced level of play, but we advise you take the time to really understand Shot Selection as that is a critical part in developing your “Championship Game”.