Delivering in Vegas…Congrats!

Vegas-Paola Longoria

“Championship Racquetball” Sports Racquetball Triangle…. Tips from the Coach!                                                                     By Fran Davis and Pro Rocky Carson HEAD/Penn [ngg src="galleries" ids="5" display="basic_thumbnail" thumbnail_crop="0"]Delivering in Vegas…CONGRATS! Well, my Championship Team was “Ready for Vegas” and then “Delivered in Vegas”. More than 300 of the world’s best racquetball players took to the air on the Las Vegas Strip for the 2020 3Wallball World Championships. My Players fared well from the Professionals I coach to the Amateurs I coach and who attended the Rocky Carson Outdoor Racquetball Clinic in September 2020 in Seattle, WA: Paola Longoria – the No. 1 ranked female racquetball

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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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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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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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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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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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Won and Lost Record….Does it Matter?

[caption id="attachment_1646" align="alignright" width="150"] Coach Fran Davis[/caption] Does your record matter? Real winners know that when they lose they need to work on specific skills, strategies, techniques, drill more, read more mental toughness books, and sharpen the area that cost them the match. They are not losers in life because they lost a match; they are winners in life because they are willing to go back to the trenches and work even harder on their game. Every obstacle in your life is offering you a lesson to be learned. The courageous athletes say, “Bring it on!” (more…)

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What is ERP?

ERP stands for Early Racquet Preparation, one of the most critical parts of a proper stroke. The idea is to get your racquet up as soon as the ball hits the front wall (or on the way to the front wall) when you know whether you'll be hitting a forehand or backhand shot. "Racquet up" means your elbow should be in line with your shoulder and racquet pointing up to the ceiling. (more…)

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  [caption id="attachment_1646" align="alignright" width="150"] Coach Fran Davis[/caption] The ego does not like to live in any gray areas. The ego loves to be right and hates to be wrong. But we as human beings are 100% in control of the thoughts and emotions that we choose to focus on. So whatever we pay attention to and focus on grows. If you are filled with negativity, doubt and fear is what will grow in your mind. If you focus on being positive, happy, and fearless that is what you will create. All of this is up to you. Everyday thoughts are

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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