Fear of Failure

Coach Fran Davis and Rocky Carson

“Championship Racquetball” Sports Racquetball Triangle - Tips from the Coach! By Fran Davis  Fear of Failure           I decided to write about “Fear of Failure” as it is something that all my athletes have had to face on their way to becoming a CHAMPION and they may experience it after getting back to tournaments after this 5+ month layoff due to the pandemic. Both Rocky Carson and Paola Longoria had to face it at the 2019 Pan American Championships in Lima, Peru…on the way to bringing home medals to their respective countries. So many people that compete

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Video Tip: Good Deceptive Drive Serves

Have you watched my “Tip of the Week” video series featured on IRT-Tour.com, my YouTube Channel, and FranDavisRacquetball? This goes over “Good Deceptive Drive Serves”. I break down importance of how to execute good deceptive drive serves and how to keep your opponent guessing and off balance. If you like what you just watched check out more detailed information on shot selection in my book and DVD. The Championship Racquetball book is only $19.95 + shipping or the DVD for is only $24.95 + shipping. Order both for only $40.00 + shipping. Buy NOW at https://www.frandavisracquetball.com/store/ * 10% of proceeds from the

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Video Tip of The Week

Video Tip of The Week

Have you watched my “Tip of the Week” video series featured on IRT-Tour.com, my YouTube Channel, and FranDavisRacquetball? This goes over the “Return Of A Good Drive Serve”. I break down importance of how to return a good drive serve and how to get your opponent out of the middle, deep in the court. If you like what you just watched check out more detailed information on shot selection in my book and DVD. The Championship Racquetball book is only $19.95 + shipping or the DVD for is only $24.95 + shipping. Order both for only $40.00 + shipping. Buy NOW

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The Power of Visualization – Part II

Paola Longoria Image

THE POWER OF VISUALIZATION…from my book, “Championship Racquetball” Article also featured on the IRT website • IRT Articles Part II (How do you visualize?) In the last article I covered Part I of “The Power of Visualization” and defined what visualization was and how it worked. Today I am going to discuss Part II of “The Power of Visualization” and teach you how to visualize using 3 techniques. Method #1 – From the Outside In The first way to practice visualization is to pretend that you are watching yourself on TV.  See yourself on the TV screen of your mind (blue sky) as if you

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The Power of Visualization – Part I

Rocky Focus

THE POWER OF VISUALIZATION…from my book, “Championship Racquetball” Article also featured on the IRT website • IRT Articles Part I (What is visualization and how does it work?) In these trying times of the COVID 19 pandemic we are all struggling to be safe, stay healthy and stay afloat yet stay in our routines as best we can. Of course we are all up against many different challenges, but for sure we do have this in common…”WE LOVE RACQUETBALL”. So how do we stay engaged in our routines and keep up as much as possible so when we are able

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Video Tip of the Week

Video Tip of The Week

Have you watched my “Tip of the Week” video series featured on IRT-Tour.com, my YouTube Channel, and FranDavisRacquetball? This goes over the “Setup Off the Back Wall” and features an analysis between IRT pro players Rocky Carson and Adam Manilla. In this video I break down how to hit more consistent shots off the back wall. I teach and train all my players that off the back wall shots are one of the most offensive shots in the game at any level. If you like what you just watched check out more detailed information on shot selection in my book and

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”Evaluate Your Game” by Coach Fran Davis

The 1st half of the 2019/2020 season is over and it’s a perfect time to “evaluate your own game” and create a mid-way check point for your game. It is important to keep the things in your game that are working for you and adjust/change those things that are not working for you. You want to take a good hard look and be honest with yourself. I have all my athletes from my Championship Team including Rocky Carson, Paola Longoria, my Jr. Championship Team including Graci Wargo and Briana Jacquet evaluate their games technically, physically, mentally, and emotionally and make a

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Fran Davis: Playing When You Are Behind in a Game/Match

We have all been in this type of situation before when we are losing the game/match and are “playing from behind.” We try to get back to good form and even up the game/match or possibly forge ahead. It is critical at this point in the match to play smart strategy as there is very little room to make any mistakes. (more…)

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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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COVID-19 is Impacting the World

In light of the current events ALL scheduling of camps/clinics are currently on hold. If you have any questions please Click the button below to contact me. MOST importantly stay safe and Healthy