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Racquetball Today

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ISBN-10: 053455234X

ISBN-13: 9780534552343

Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)

Authors: Lynn Adams, Erwin Goldbloom

List price: $45.95
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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.
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Book details

List price: $45.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Brooks/Cole
Publication date: 11/30/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836

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