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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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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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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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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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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Make the Most of ALL Game Situations

By understanding sample game situations and tactical strategies of what to do in the heat of the battle you will then be on your way to building to your “championship level of play”. You need to be able to analyze the situation, figure out what to do, and then adjust your game plan and strategies so you fully understand how to play each and every point/game and match. This information will allow you to close out the game/match that you have the lead in, or come back from a deficient in the game/match you are behind in or win a

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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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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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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