Video Tip: When To Use the Pass Shot

Good morning everyone. Have you watched my “Video Tip” series featured on the LPRT Facebook, my YouTube Channel, and FranDavisRacquetball? This goes over “Off Balance Reaching Go to the Ceiling" featuring world no. 1 Paola Longoria and Samantha Salas Solis. In this video tip I discuss and show an example of when you are off balance and can reach to the ceiling to reset the rally. This is another mental and physical technique that I emphasize with all my players. Knowing when to hit a shot that gives you the best opportunity to win a rally. If you like what

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Video Tip: When To Use A Pinch Shot

Video Tip When to Pinch

Have you watched my “Tip of the Day” video series featured on the IRT Facebook, my YouTube Channel, and FranDavisRacquetball? This goes over “When To Use A Pinch Shot with Rocky Carson”. I break down the importance of how to execute a good pinch with proper footwork and good early racquet prep. I also go over when the perfect time to hit the offensive pinch shot should be done. 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

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2 Common Serve-Return Errors, and How to Fix Them

[caption id="attachment_5674" align="alignright" width="300"] Rocky in return of serve position during the 2014 US Open UnitedHealthcare championships. Photo by[/caption] After you return a serve, one of your goals is to get back into center court (behind the dotted line that marks the safety zone and in a box about 6' x 6' toward the back) by moving forward as quickly as possible to regain control of that key area and the match. Basically, your returns should be ceiling balls and passes to get the server out of the middle and so you can cover the return to your shot. Where you stand in the

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Center Court: Positioning and Observing

When you are good center court position, down and ready, you are on defense and your opponent who is hitting the ball is on offense. You have put yourself in the best possible position to get to whatever ball your opponent hits that is left up and getable. Remember good center-court position is located approximately in a 6-foot-by-6-foot area behind the dotted line because 80 to 90 percent of all balls that are hit wind up in the back half of the court. Therefore, center court is in the middle of the back half of the court. There are a

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Controlling Center Court

In every sport, positioning is everything and racquetball is no different. In racquetball, being in the right place at the right time is critical to giving yourself the best chance of getting to the ball a majority of the time and doing something with it once you get there, whether to defend or to score. Generally, the person who owns and controls center court has a greater chance of winning the match. This strategy is key. (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