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    Racquetball Today

    ISBN-10: 053455234X
    ISBN-13: 9780534552343
    Author(s): Lynn Adams, Erwin Goldbloom
    Description: RACQUETBALL TODAY is one of several activity texts in Wadsworth's Physical Education series. It covers all the basic fundamentals of the sport and is suitable for players of all levels. Full of illustrations, helpful checklists, and photos of  More...
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    Edition: 2nd
    Publisher: Brooks/Cole
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 240
    Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
    Weight: 0.836

    RACQUETBALL TODAY is one of several activity texts in Wadsworth's Physical Education series. It covers all the basic fundamentals of the sport and is suitable for players of all levels. Full of illustrations, helpful checklists, and photos of players in action, RACQUETBALL TODAY is a valuable instructional and reference book for any racquetball activity class.

    Preface
    Introduction to the Game
    Equipment
    Selecting a Racquet
    String Tension
    Protective Eyewear
    Other Equipment
    Shoes
    Balls
    Checklist for Equipment Selection
    Summary
    Let's Play
    The Rules
    The Singles Game
    The Service
    Illegal Serves
    Checklist for Illegal Serves
    Checklist for Legal Serves
    Legal Serves
    Return of Serve
    Scoring
    Checklist for Scoring
    Hinders
    Checklist for Hinders
    Safety Tips
    Checklist for Safety Tips
    Doubles Play
    Rule Differences for Doubles
    Nonofficial Types of Games
    Cutthroat
    Checklist for Doubles Rule Differences
    Multi-Bounce
    Two Bounce
    Backhand Only
    Ping-Pong Racquetball
    Both Score Racquetball
    Warming Up Before Playing
    Checklist for Nonofficial Games
    Summary
    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
    Nonhitting Arm
    Using the Lower Body
    Checklist for Using the Lower Body
    Eye Focus
    Forehand Advice
    Common Forehand Errors
    Checklist for the Forehand
    Summary
    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
    Nonhitting Arm
    Using the Lower Body
    Checklist for Using the Lower Body
    Common Errors in the Backhand
    Checklist for the Backhand
    Summary
    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
    I-Formation
    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
    Summary
    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
    The "Z" Ball
    Checklist for Ceiling Balls
    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
    Summary
    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 or Wide Angle 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
    Checklist for the Jam Shot
    Use of the Jam Shot
    Summary
    Backwall Play
    Backwall Technique
    Footwork
    The Stroke
    The Key
    Checklist for Backwall Technique
    Distance-Judging Techniques
    Checklist for Distance-Judging Techniques
    Summary
    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
    Summary
    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
    Summary
    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
    Summary
    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 Serves
    The Rally
    Checklist for the Rally
    Summary
    Drills
    Introduction
    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 Drills
    Partner Drills
    Service Drills
    Serving Drills
    Serve-and-Return Drill
    Service Return Drill
    Summary
    The Mental Side of Becoming a Better Player
    Mental Practice
    Checklist for Mental Imagery
    Relaxation
    Checklist for Learning to Relax
    Concentration
    Checklist for Concentration
    Goal Setting
    Summary
    Fitness for Racquetball
    Overload Principle
    Aerobic Training
    Checklist for Benefits of an Aerobic Training Effect
    Target Pulse Zone
    Anaerobic Exercise
    Checklist for Composing Aerobics and Anaerobics
    Anaerobic Training
    Summary
    Gaining Strength and Flexibility and Avoiding Injuries
    Strength
    Flexibility and Warm Up
    Aerobic (Cardiopulmonary) Conditioning
    Karvonen's Formula for Determining Your Target Heart Rate
    Common Injuries and How to Avoid Them
    Checklist for Avoiding Blisters
    Summary
    Nutrition for Better Health
    Nutrition
    Protein
    Fats
    Carbohydrates
    Fiber
    Checklist for Effective Eating
    Vitamins
    Minerals
    Phytochemicals
    Water
    Official Rules of Racquetball
    Racquetball Associations
    Manufacturers of Racquetball Equipment
    Glossary
    Index

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