Pro Tips

Bouncing Back: Win or Learn

By Fran Davis Bouncing back after losing a match is not easy to do, but it is a MUST if you want to be successful and build your championship game. It’s inevitable that we ALL win and lose matches, but it is what we do when we lose a match Read more…

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Pro Tips

Watch Those Feet!

By Wanda Collins, AmPRO Certified Professional Level III Instructor It is important to remember the rule regarding leaving the service box early after serving. If you (or your partner in doubles) steps over any part of the back line (the “short line”) of the service box before your serve passes Read more…

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Pro Tips

Using the Lob Serve

By Wanda Collins, AmPRO Certified Professional Level III Instructor A lot of racquetball players neglect a serve that can actually be a good weapon in their game. The lob serve – that high, arching soft serve that travels to the back corner of the court – isn’t just a second Read more…

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Member News

Serving Out-Of-Order Rule Change effective 1/1/11

The USAR’s Board of Directors agreed that a doubles team should be allowed to have either partner serve first each time the team comes “in” to serve and that an “out’ should be assessed to the team if a partner who has lost the serve attempts to serve again during that inning. Here is the pertinent rule wording: (more…)

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Pro Tips

Warming up for a Match

By Wanda Collins, AmPRO Certified Professional Level III Instructor Develop a warm up plan that you use consistently – every time you warm up for a match.

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Pro Tips

Running a Tournament

The Musings of Two Tournament Directors Have you ever wondered how much work planning and overseeing a tournament really involves? Ever wonder what drives a tournament director to give up a significant chunk of his or her life to run a tournament? You won’t find a detailed list here on Read more…

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Pro Tips

How Reffing Works

The Washington Racquetball Association has put together some tips to help you our when you need to referee at sanctioned tournament. If you’ve never refereed a match, or aren’t very familiar with the rules, or if this is your first time playing in a tournament, these tips will help you Read more…

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Pro Tips

Be Tournament Savvy

By Wanda Collins and Cheyenne Hayes Fall, 2008 Word has it that there are players out there who would love to enter a tournament, or who have been to one or two, that find them intimidating…seems like everyone knows what they’re doing except for you. This is much like the Read more…

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