Back to Back Weekend Coaching

[ngg src="galleries" ids="14" display="basic_slideshow"] Well I finally have a weekend off from coaching two tournaments in a row: Last Weekend April 29-May 1, 2022, I coached Rocky Carson at the IRT ProStop in LA, CA a part of Team Dovetail. Also attending was Team Zurek Sebastian Franco/Eduardo Garay, Men’s Open Doubles (2nd) Erick Trujillo /JP Gonzales, Men's Open Doubles (3rd) Francisco Fajardo Men’s 30/40 (3rd) Francisco Fajardo/Eduardo Castaneda, Men’s Elite Doubles (Semi's) Then the weekend of April 22-24, 2022 I went to Portland, OR for the USAR NW Regionals. I started the weekend off coaching Charlie Pratt who’s preparing for

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Pass Down-The-Line When Your Opponent Is Too Far Forward

Since returning back from the USAR Nationals at Texas A&M, I thought this would be the perfect time to share another valuable racquetball tip courtesy of Rocky Carson. As you may or may not know, Rocky won the singles and doubles of the U.S. Team Qualifying division. Pass DOWN-THE-LINE When Your Opponent Is Too Far Forward - As you know, I am Paola's and Rocky's coach and these are the same techniques I teach and use with all of my racquetball athletes. I am offering a 20% DISCOUNT on my book, DVD and ALL of my coaching packages, so treat

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Great Doubles Positioning For The Right Side Player

Happy Friday everyone! Since the LPRT and International Racquetball Tour are both hosting events this weekend, I wanted to share another very valuable tip with you. Great Doubles Positioning For The Right Side Player - As you know, I am Paola's and Rocky's coach and these are the same techniques I teach and use with all of my racquetball athletes. I am offering a 20% DISCOUNT on my book, DVD and ALL of my coaching packages, so treat yourself to this BIG SAVINGS before it expires. It’s super easy, go to www.frandavisracquetball.com and then click the store link at the

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Texas Welcomes Back Rocky

Rocky Carson made his way across Texas and conducted some One Evening Clinics in San Antonio at the Thousand Oaks YMCA (sponsored by ACRA) and at the Landmark Fitness Club and Dallas. Here are some pictures and details about the clinics. If you would like Rocky to come to your club please send us a message and we can schedule a date and time in the near future. Session is $99 and includes: Lecture on topics such as court position, shot selection, serve and or serve return for singles and doubles. Playing and critiquing on the court as well. Giveaways

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Fran Davis One Evening Clinic Port Richey, FL – March 10, 2021

Attention Racquetball Enthusiasts! Wednesday, March 10, 2021 from 5:00pm to 8:00 pm EST there will be a One Evening Clinic held at the Richey Racquet in Port Richey, FL taught by Coach Fran Davis. Session Includes: Lecture on topics such as Court Position, Shot Selection, Serve &/or Serve Return for Singles and some Doubles Playing/Critiquing on the Court as well Giveaways & Wrap Up You do NOT want to miss this GREAT Opportunity to work with Coach Fran Davis, the #1 coach/instructor in the world. She presently coaches Rocky Carson, #3 IRT Pro Player/1x US Open Champion/5x World Champion, and

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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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The Art of Doubles Shot Selection

With The National Doubles Championships coming up in February 2016 I thought it would be apropos to cover some doubles shot selection. Shot selection is no different for doubles than for singles; you use the formula A (You) + B (Ball) + C (Opponent) + D (Score) = E (Shot Selection-choice of shot). Just remember there are two extra people on the court. Therefore your choice of shots needs to be smarter and more precise because you have to get the ball past two players instead of one, and you do not want to hit your partner. This makes doubles less forgiving—you have

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7 Secret Ingredients of Great Doubles Teams

One of the biggest myths of doubles is that if you are a good singles player you’ll be a good doubles player, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Doubles is primarily a game of strategy and court positioning when you get into the intermediate and advanced levels of play. You can no longer just bang the ball and stand anywhere like two singles players together on the court, but must move and work independently and together at the same time. Teamwork is the key to success.  (more…)

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The Art of Doubles: Court Position

[caption id="attachment_1322" align="alignright" width="200"] “Championship Racquetball[/caption] The art of court positioning is just as important in doubles as it is in singles. The downfall of most doubles teams is that the partners act as if they are playing singles and are very haphazard about where to go after the serve, after the return of serve, and during the rally. When you play doubles you want to be like a piece on a chessboard, knowing how to position yourself on the board as every move can cost you.   (more…)

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The Art of Racquetball Doubles: Picking a Partner

[caption id="attachment_1322" align="alignright" width="200"] frandavisracquetball.com[/caption] Winning doubles requires more than banging the ball, standing anywhere, and playing like singles together on the court. It's primarily a game of strategy and positioning at the intermediate and advanced levels. Two people join skills and unify into a singular unit, moving and working  independently and together at the same time. Doubles is truly an art; it is like playing the game of chess at 100+ mph.  (more…)

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