by Lucy DelSarto – Racquetball & Wellness Coach

Fall brings the beginning of a new racquetball season. Perhaps this is your first season or may be you have played for decades; in either case, there are some fundamentals that can enhance your game. As a coach for over thirty years, I’ve kept my passion and love for the sport alive and injury-free by following these simple fundamental steps.

  1. Have FUN! If you are having fun doing something, you’ll continue to do it.
  2. Make it a priority. Excuses Be Gone by Dr. Wayne Dyer is a great book that can be used in all aspects of life. I recommend you check it out!
  3. Play time. Get connected. Join a league and meet new people so you have more opportunities to play. To prevent injuries, remember to stretch before and after.
  4. Practice time. Drilling is vital to improving your game; however, you want to learn the proper mechanics. The best ways to improve is to get some instruction from a coach. Proper prior practice prevents poor performance.
  5. Watch and Learn. Take the time to watch better players. Note their court positioning, shot selection and mechanics. Visualize yourself playing at the next level.

If you are an experienced player, remember the days when you started and others help you. Give back to the sport by encouraging the next generation or those who haven’t played in years. As racquetball ambassadors, we want to keep this sport alive and thriving. Whether the skill level is Open or Novice, the passion in the rallies and the desire to win is always there. Whether you are a weekend warrior or a regular tournament player, the sport of racquetball provides a great workout mentally and physically.

Need a little inspiration? Two days a week I have a client who has been training with me since 2005 for an hour each session. What makes that inspirational? He’s 81 years old this month! When I asked him what advice he would give to others; “Don’t stop. Always keep busy doing something because if you stop it’s a lot harder to get started again. My best advice is to find something that’s fun to do.”
Racquetball is a year round sport and it is fun for all ages. Excuses Be Gone...it’s time to hit the courts. Four minutes of YouTube of some past IRT amazing rallies. Is that fun or what? Past issues of KRA e-newsletters: Click here

TCOY = Take Care of You

Lucy DelSarto, WEC
Wellness/Racquetball Coach
If you don’t take care of your body, where will you live?
*TCOY Wellness Weekly Coaching “Head, Heart & Body”. Let’s do wellness together…for the Health of it!

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