Racquetball Today / Edition 1by Lynn Adams, Erwin Goldbloom
Pub. Date: 10/01/1990
Publisher: Cengage Learning
This is one of many paperbacks that constitute a series for the most often taught courses in PE departments. Each book covers commonly discussed topics such as fundamentals of the sport, equipment, clothing, and practice drills. Discussion of sports psychology, advanced strategies/techniques, and mental preparedness is also included. A variety of illustrations… See more details below
This is one of many paperbacks that constitute a series for the most often taught courses in PE departments. Each book covers commonly discussed topics such as fundamentals of the sport, equipment, clothing, and practice drills. Discussion of sports psychology, advanced strategies/techniques, and mental preparedness is also included. A variety of illustrations help students visualize the proper techniques for each sport. Checklists help students evaluate their progress in learning a technique as well as reinforcing important concepts.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION TO THE GAME. CHAPTER 1: EQUIPMENT. Selecting a Racquet. String Tension. Protective Eyewear. Other Equipment. Shoes. Balls. Checklist for Equipment Selection. CHAPTER 2: LET''''S PLAY. The Rules. The Singles Game. The Service: Illegal Serves. Checklist for Illegal Serves: Legal Serves, Return of Serve. Checklist for Legal Serves. Scoring. Checklist for Scoring. Hinders. Checklist for Hinders. Safety Tips. Checklist for Safety Tips. Doubles Play: Rule Differences for Doubles. Checklist for Doubles Rule Differences. Nonofficial Types of Games: Cutthroat, No Bounce, Two Bounce, Backhand Only, Ping-Pong Racquetball, Both Score Racquetball. Checklist for Nonofficial Games. Warming Up Before Play. CHAPTER 3: THE FOREHAND. The Forehand Grip. Checklist for the Forehand Grip. The Racquet-Ready Position. The Forehand Backswing. Checklist for the Forehand Backswing. The Swing. Checklist for the Forehand Swing. Point of Contact. Follow Through. Checklist for Forehand Follow Through. Non-hitting Arm. Using the Lower Body. Checklist for Using the Lower Body. Eye Focus. Forehand Advice. Common Forehand Errors. Checklist for the Forehand. CHAPTER 4: THE BACKHAND. The Backhand Grip. Checklist for the Backhand Grip. Racquet-Ready Position. The Backhand Backswing. Checklist for the Backhand Backswing. The Swing. Checklist for the Backhand Swing. The Point of Contact. Checklist for the Point of Contact. Follow Through. Checklist for Backhand Follow Through. Non-hitting Arm. Using the Lower Body. Checklist for Using the Lower Body. Common Errors in the Backhand. Checklist for the Backhand. CHAPTER 5: COURT COVERAGE AND DOUBLES PLAY. The Ready Position. Checklist for the Ready Position. Court Coverage. Checklist for Court Coverage. Concentration and Anticipation. Center Court Position. Checklist for Center Court Position. Doubles Play. Styles of Doubles Play: I-formatioon, Side-By-Side, Staggered Side-By-Side. Serving in Doubles: Right Side Player, Left Side Player, Playing a "Lefty/Righty" Team. Checklist for Rules of Doubles Play. Checklist for Doubles Tips. CHAPTER 6: DEFENSIVE SHOTS. Ceiling Ball: Target Point, Forehand Ceiling Ball, Backhand Ceiling Ball, Use of Ceiling Balls. Checklist for Ceiling Balls. Around-the-Wall Ball: Use of the Around-the-Wall Ball. Checklist for the Around-the-Wall Ball. The "Z" Ball: Use of the "Z" Ball. Checklist for the "Z" Ball. Back Wall to Front Wall Shot. Checklist for Back Wall to Front Wall Shot. Checklist for Defensive Shots. CHAPTER 7: OFFENSIVE SHOTS. The Kill Shot: Scoring Zone, Use of the Kill Shot. Checklist for the Kill Shot. The Pinch Shot: Use of the Pinch Shot. Checklist for the Pinch Shot. The Pass Shot: Down-the-Line Pass, Cross-Court Pass, "V" Pass, Use of the Pass Shot. Checklist for the Pass Shot. The Overhead Shot: Overhead Drive, Use of the Overhead Drive, Overhead Kill Shot, Use of the Overhead Kill Shot. Checklist for the Overhead Shot. The Jam Shot: Use of the Jam Shot. Checklist for the Jam Shot. CHAPTER 8: BACKWALL PLAY. Backwall Technique: Footwork, The Stroke, The Key. Checklist for Backwall Technique. Distance-judging Techniques. Checklist for Distance-judging Techniques. CHAPTER 9: THE SERVICE GAME. The Drive Serve. Checklist for the Drive Serve. The "Z" Serve. Checklist for the "Z" Serve. The Lob Serve. Checklist for the Lob Serve. The Jam Serve. Checklist for the Jam Serve. The Theory of Deceptive Serving. Checklist for Deceptive Serving. CHAPTER 10: SERVICE RETURNS. The Ceiling Ball Return. The Pass Shot Return. Return Selection. Receiving Position. Ready Position. Footwork. The Mental Aspect of Service Return. Checklist for Service Returns. CHAPTER 11: DEVELOPING A WINNING STRATEGY. Analyzing an Opponent. Checklist for Analyzing an Opponent. Strategy Against Different Types of Players: The Rabbit. Checklist for the Rabbit: The Giraffe. Checklist for the Giraffe: The Slug. Checklist for the Slug: The Peacock or Poser. Checklist for the Peacock or Poser: The Police Dog. Checklist for the Police Dog: The Saint Bernard. Checklist for the Saint Bernard. Developing an All-Around Game. CHAPTER 12: THE THREE-WALL GAME. Rule Differences. Checklist for Rule Differences. Three-Wall Strokes: Sidearm and Overhead Strokes. Three-Wall Serves. Checklist for Three-Wall Serves. Receiving the Serve. Checklist for Receiving the Serves. The Rally. Checklist for the Rally. CHAPTER 13: DRILLS. Tape Drill. Checklist for Analyzing the Swing. Drop and Hit Drill. Checklist for the Drop and Hit Drill. Footwork Drills: Step-Together-Step Drills, Star Drill, Change Direction Drill. Moving Ball Drills: Side Wall Drill, Front Wall Drill. Back Wall Drills: Barehand Drill, Toss and Hit Drill, Simulated Game Drill, Ceiling Back Wall Drill. Ceiling Ball Drills: Solo Drill, Partner Drills. Service Drills: Serving Drills, Serve and Return Drill, Service Return Drill. CHAPTER 14: THE MENTAL SIDE OF BECOMING A BETTER PLAYER. Mental Practice. Checklist for Mental Imagery. Relaxation. Checklist for Learnign to Relax. Concentration. Checklist for Concentration. Goal Setting. CHAPTER 15: FITNESS FOR RACQUETBALL. Overload Principle. Aerobic Training. Checklist for Benefits of an Aerobic Training Effect. Target Pulse Zone. Anaerobic Exercise. Checklist for Comparing Aerobics and Anaerobics. Anaerobic Training. CHAPTER 16: STRENGTH AND FLEXIBILITY FOR RACQUETBALL. The General Strength Program. The Specific Program for Racquetball: Upper Shoulders, Abdominals. Checklist for Abdominal Exercises: Lower Back, Hip Flexors, Wrist Flexion (Front of Forearms). Wrist Flexion (Back of Foreams), Hip Abduction, Hip Adduction. Flexiblility Exercises: Flexibility Warm Up. Checklist for Workout Progression. APPENDIX A: AARA COMPLETE OFFICIAL RULES. APPENDIX B: RACQUETBALL ASSOCIATIONS. APPENDIX C: MANUFACTURERS OF RACQUETBALL EQUIPMENT.
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