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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Getting Ready for Vegas!

Getting Ready for Vegas!

“Championship Racquetball” Sports Racquetball Triangle…. Tips from the Coach!                                                                     By Fran Davis  Getting Ready for Vegas!          Rocky Carson undoubtedly is the most decorated racquetball player in BOTH Outdoors (12 National Singles/4 National Doubles) and Indoors (7 National Singles/10 National Doubles/ #1 Ranked Pro 2008 and Top 5 most of his career/2 Pan American Golds/5 World Championships Golds/1 US Open Champion). So combined, it’s 42 titles in all. Rocky better than anyone knows the difference of how to play Outdoor racquetball as an Indoor player…let’s take a look: SERVES: Outdoor – 1st bounce is as deep in the court as possible and

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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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Preseason Training Schedule: COVID-19

Preseason training schedule

First off, I hope everyone has been staying healthy through this unprecedented time. No one ever saw this coming, and we all have had to learn how to deal with it as the world went on a complete “lockdown.” It’s been since the middle of March that all cities/states in the USA were following “stay at home orders” from their respective governors. As the country/world is slowly starting to open up, I thought PRESEASON TRAINING SCHEDULE was the perfect topic to discuss and share with you, so you know how to come back safely without a possible injury. Postseason Recovery

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Dan’s Tips on Conditioning:

CHANGE OF DIRECTION SPEED is an often overlooked element of movement skills, but it is the most important in racquetball. There are four types of change of direction speed that we’ll work on: side to side, forward and backward, turning and running, and jumping. Now that we have addressed moving faster, let’s talk about moving more efficiently. In this sport, if you move quickly, but not efficiently you will often overrun the ball or jam yourself. This is a major problem since you will not be able to develop consistency, accuracy, or power, leading to frustration. The key factor in

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Dan’s Tips on Conditioning

POWER is another one of the key elements in conditioning you want to develop for your "Championship Game". Power is represented by speed over time. In other words, how quickly and with what certain force can you move? Or in sports, we think of “explosion” when we think of power. How quickly can you act, react or move with definite force? An example would be an offensive power ‘drive serve” which would be speed with force equaling POWER. There are specific exercises that develop your power and helps you to become more "explosive" into the ball, thus generating more power

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Dan’s Tips on Conditioning

AGILITY for a racquetball athlete can be most clearly defined as the ability to maneuver your way around the court as you are getting into position to hit the ball as it comes off the wall at different angles, heights, and speeds while having a sense of where your opponent is on the court. We can also call this "being light on your feet" or being "on the balls of your feet", in other words being able to make adjustments "on a dime." If you can relate agility to a football player, it would best be described by a running

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Dan’s Tips on Conditioning

The techniques and skills of racquetball require five different speed motions: STARTING SPEED: getting up to the highest rate of speed as quickly as possible so you can get into good center court position or have better return of serves. FOOT SPEED: to negotiate balls that are hit at different angles and come off the wall at different angles, speeds and trajectories. HIP SPEED: (or rotation) is often necessary to turn and run as well as used to generate more power which we outlined explicitly in Chapters One and Two, Forehand and Backhand techniques. BACKPEDAL SPEED: is to relocate back

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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