Your best "one line" advice/tactic

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John D.

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Apr 23, 2000, 3:00:00 AM4/23/00
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Don't hit the ball to the other player!

<lee3c...@my-deja.com> wrote in message
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> How about listing (in one sentence) some advice of do's and dont's that
> you think would be helpful to all players....you know, things
> like, "don't try to rollout the ball if your opponent is in the serving
> box", or "don't STARE at the front wall when you should be WATCHING
> your opponent hit the ball".
> I find these short trueisms (sp) can really help. Which ones are
> important to ya'll?
> Lee
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lee3c...@my-deja.com

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Pgmcmillin

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Apr 24, 2000, 3:00:00 AM4/24/00
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ROLLOUT, THE ONLY SHOT YOU WILL EVER NEED

peter

KathyKlg

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Apr 24, 2000, 3:00:00 AM4/24/00
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Avoid hitting the ball so that it bounces back into the center court. (aim for
the deep corners with a pass, or the front corners with a pinch.)

Make your shot selection based on making your opponent travel the greatest
distance, or in the opposite direction he is headed when he makes his shot.

Dano 1 fit

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Apr 24, 2000, 3:00:00 AM4/24/00
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work hard on defense so you can relax and hit your shot on offense

Paul Reynolds

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Apr 24, 2000, 3:00:00 AM4/24/00
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Serve last.


Paul Reynolds
AmPRO Professional Instructor
Wilson Elite Staff
U.S.R.S.A. Stringer
PRO Sports Club
Bellevue, WA

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Racquetball Central

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Apr 24, 2000, 3:00:00 AM4/24/00
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Hey Lee...I thought I saw this somewhere in Dave Luhta's posts but can't
find it now.

I've heard this before (probably from Sudsy) and it rings true...

"Kill for show, pass for dough"

It's a matter of statistics...it's much easier to pass and keep the ball in
play that to go for a winner all the time. Only go for a winner when
you're in proper position and you're opponent isn't...easy to say, hard to
do ;-)

Wait til age and gravity slow you down and you're searching for ways to
beat the youngins...you'll be surprised how many points you'll get cause
you held back on low percentage shots (which may have been higher
percentage in younger days)...in order to keep the ball in play...and
maintained superior court position while your younger opponent went for the
harder shot ;-)

lee3c...@my-deja.com wrote:

> How about listing (in one sentence) some advice of do's and dont's that
> you think would be helpful to all players....you know, things
> like, "don't try to rollout the ball if your opponent is in the serving
> box", or "don't STARE at the front wall when you should be WATCHING
> your opponent hit the ball".
> I find these short trueisms (sp) can really help. Which ones are
> important to ya'll?
> Lee

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LBSky

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Apr 24, 2000, 3:00:00 AM4/24/00
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Hit it lower and harder.

self

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<lee3c...@my-deja.com> wrote in message news:8e07a8$2hc$1...@nnrp1.deja.com...
> How about listing (in one sentence) some advice of do's and dont's that
> you think would be helpful to all players...

"Keep the ball in play, and return to center court."

This plain vanilla statement encapsulates two of the most important pieces of advice I could give to players who want to
improve their game.

1) "Keep the ball in play" means that if you miss a kill attempt by 1/4" low, it's a point for your opponent, or side
out for you. 1/4 " high, or even *waist-high*, and you still stand a chance of living to fight again another series of
hits in the same rally. Same with shoulder-high roll-out attempts, crazy three-wall balls, etc.

2) "Return to center court" is a rule that even top players sometimes forget, and I know I do. But if you picture a
tether with one end tied around your waist, and the other end staked to a point behind the short line, around mid-court
L to R, that is constantly pulling you back towards it, you get the idea. Don't stand after you shoot a decent shot,
waiting to see how it comes out! Hustle back towards center court so that you can react correctly to the opponent's play
on the ball. EXPECT them to get even your best kill attempts. Sometimes we get 'lazy-feet' , especially during ceiling
rallies - "Hey, I moved to center court, then back; then center court, then back...why don't I just camp out here on the
back wall, and see what happens..." Well, I can tell you what's going to happen, you are about to lose a point! INVEST
in the point by working hard all through it. But after a particularly hard-fought rally, don't let your guard down. I
can't count the times I've seen someone scrap to win a point at any cost - get's, dives, running... only to blow the
next serve by being exhausted! Remember: an unreturnable half lob counts the same as a forty foot rollout to end a 19
shot rally!

Greg Stoner

Will Sappington

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Apr 24, 2000, 3:00:00 AM4/24/00
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Leave it to Greg to give one line of advice, followed by a thesis
<grin>. (Sorry Greg, couldn't resist!)

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self

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Will Sappington <jazz...@erols.com> wrote in message news:fet8gsk9afu8ap093...@4ax.com...

> Leave it to Greg to give one line of advice, followed by a thesis
> <grin>. (Sorry Greg, couldn't resist!)


S'okay.


Greg "Laconic" Stoner


MMojer

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Apr 24, 2000, 3:00:00 AM4/24/00
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Opponent in front court - pass
Opponent behind you - shoot

It works.

Mike

Carl Moody

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Apr 25, 2000, 3:00:00 AM4/25/00
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Keep eye on ball. This is most important one thing I tell you.

Carl Moody


<lee3c...@my-deja.com> wrote in message
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> How about listing (in one sentence) some advice of do's and dont's that

> you think would be helpful to all players....you know, things
> like, "don't try to rollout the ball if your opponent is in the serving
> box", or "don't STARE at the front wall when you should be WATCHING
> your opponent hit the ball".
> I find these short trueisms (sp) can really help. Which ones are
> important to ya'll?
> Lee
>
>

Pgmcmillin

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Apr 25, 2000, 3:00:00 AM4/25/00
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i have one more one line advice. stay in the servers box till you win.

peter

Pat Dreiding

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Apr 25, 2000, 3:00:00 AM4/25/00
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I like this advice. Can you please expand on it.

For example:
"pass" implies DTL, CC, Z or ???
"shoot" implies Pinch, Reverse Pinch, or ???

Thanks
Pat (needs it spelled out) D.


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Dave Luhta

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Apr 29, 2000, 3:00:00 AM4/29/00
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This is from Fran Davis:
"Always make your opponent pay for their mistakes."

These from Sudsy:
"Do Not skip the ball. Never get beat by the pass."
"Splat is for the show; pass is for the dough."

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