Paola Longoria Training Camp February Update 2018

Paola Longoria with Coach Fran Davis and her Team, Magaly Zeron (sports psychologist), Efrain Lara (conditioning trainer), Armando Baustista (masseuse) and her brother, Christian Longoria (sparring partner) all got together in Monterrey, MX to prepare for The Mexican National Championships, January 31-February 5. At the camp we covered ALL SIDES of the “Racquetball Success Triangle” leaving nothing to chance.…. Through watching videos of Paola playing throughout the year we all came to the camp with things in our respective areas we wanted to adjust, tweak and address to sharpen Paola’s game. That is the very reason why Paola has dominated

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Rocky Carson 2018 National Doubles Champion

CONGRATULATIONS to Rocky Carson for winning the National Doubles Championships for 9 years 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018 US National Doubles Champion HEAD Penn’s Rocky Carson Earns Team U.S.A. Spot at National Doubles Championships Tempe, Arizona. – February 11th, 2018 Rocky Carson dominated the top divisions in the Arizona desert last weekend at the 2018 U.S.A. Racquetball National Doubles Championships. The event also offered singles play towards the qualification process to make Team U.S.A. The U.S. National Racquetball team will compete in the International Racquetball Federation’s (I.R.F.) World Championships this August in Haining City, China. Rocky

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Paola Longoria January Update 2018

Paola Longoria Starts 2018 on a Winning Note…On and Off the Court On the Court: HEAD Penn’s Paola Longoria Begins 2018 with a Sweet Carolina Victory – January 28th, 2018 A New Year rings in a familiar resolution for Paola Longoria, the No. 1 ranked female racquetball player in the World. For the 10th consecutive time, Paola has started a calendar year with a win on the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT). The latest victory in her New Year streak comes from the 2018 Sweet Caroline Open, a Grand Slam event on the LPRT. The San Luis Potosi, Mexico native

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Fran Davis Racquetball Camp with Carson and Mannino

July 30 - August 4, 2017 there will be a HIGH level Championship Training Camp at the Renaissance ClubSport in Aliso Viejo, Calif. with three of the most dynamic coaches/players in the game today. This camp is open to Elite and Open players only! Legendary Coach Fran Davis, Jason Mannino, former #1 men's professional International Racquetball Tour (IRT) Pro & US Open Champ, and Rocky Carson, Present #2 IRT Pro & US Open Champ, World and Pan American Champ, team up to provide the following: -16 hours of high level instruction/drilling/playing & critiquing by the pros -Physical & Mental Aspects of the game

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Game Evaluation: Championship Racquetball…Tips from the Coach!

[caption id="attachment_7045" align="alignright" width="300"] Rocky Carson holds center court against Jose Rojas during the 2017 Shamrock IRT Shootout. Photo by Juan Martinez.[/caption] Detectives investigate a situation and gather information before they can make a determination of what happened or what they need to do to solve the mystery. A “racquetball detective” is no different. You, the racquetball detective, must analyze your opponent’s strengths and weaknesses as well as your own strengths and weaknesses to determine the game plan you need to beat your opponent. Here’s a simple formula: (more…)

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Make the Most of ALL Game Situations

By understanding sample game situations and tactical strategies of what to do in the heat of the battle you will then be on your way to building to your “championship level of play”. You need to be able to analyze the situation, figure out what to do, and then adjust your game plan and strategies so you fully understand how to play each and every point/game and match. This information will allow you to close out the game/match that you have the lead in, or come back from a deficient in the game/match you are behind in or win a

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The Art of Doubles Return of Serve Strategy

[caption id="attachment_1646" align="alignright" width="150"] Coach Fran Davis[/caption] With The National Doubles Championship still in mind, it's apropos to cover some doubles “Return of Serve Strategy”. Get the Serving Team to the Back of the Court …..Pass, Pass, Pass! The best return of serve for doubles is a pass, if possible, trying to keep your opponents from getting back into good center-court position. If you cannot attack early, then go to the ceiling, which still gets the serving team into the back court, your number one goal. Once the serve is hit, if the non-serving partner is slow getting back out of

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Striving for Better

[caption id="attachment_6580" align="alignright" width="225"] Rocky Carson (finalist) and Paola Longoria (Champion) pose with Coach Fran Davis after the 2016 UnitedHealthcare US Open Championships. Courtesy of Fran Davis[/caption] As I take time to reflect back and look at my Championship Team, lead by Rocky Carson and Paola Longoria and followed by my Juniors, Wayne Antone, Jordan Cooperrider and Mitchell Turner, there is a definite theme going on explaining why they are so successful, holding numerous championship titles. (more…)

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