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RACQUETBALL

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by LINUS J. DOWELL and WILLIAM A. GRICE
3rd edition, May 2004, 178 pages, $14.95 
ISBN 978-0-89641-410-5  Review Shopping Cart


Racquetball
is a basic textbook for racquetball activity physical education classes. It covers the fundamental skills, including teaching points, with pictures of each skill technique. Various types of shots are explained for different play options from the beginner to the advanced player. The latest U.S.R.A. official rules and regulations of the game of racquetball are included. The third edition includes updated information on racquetball equipment with figures and photographs. A section is included on conditioning and practice drills which are extremely beneficial to the intermediate and advanced player. Sample skill land knowledge tests are included along with a glossary of terms for the beginner. This is a complete book of racquetball for all players.

CONTENTS

Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION TO RACQUETBALL
Nature of the
Game
History
Equipment (Racquets, Strings, Balls, Dress)
Courts
Etiquette
Safety Precautions

Chapter 2: FUNDAMENTAL SKILLS
Grips (Eastern Forehand, Eastern Backhand, Continental, Western)
Ready Position
Footwork
Forehand Stroke
Backhand Stroke
Forehand Jab
Backhand Jab
The Serve
The Overhead
Back Wall Play

Chapter 3: PLAY OPTIONS
Basic Shots (Kill Shots, Passing Shots, Lob Shots, Ceiling Shots, Drop Shots, Pinch Shots, Z-Balls, Backwall Shot)
Serves

Chapter 4: OFFICIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS
Official Rules ands Regulations
Rule Modifications
Competition Policies and Procedures (Tournaments, Officiating, Eligibility and National Events)
Rule-book Index

Chapter 5: STRATEGY
General Strategy
Singles Strategy
Doubles Strategy

Chapter 6: CONDITIONING AND PRACTICE DRILLS
Warm-up Exercises
Interval Training — Developing Anaerobic Power
Weight Training — Strength Development
Practice Drills

Chapter 7: EVALUATION
Skill Evaluation (Skill Tests, Serving Tests)
Tournaments
Knowledge Evaluation
Glossary
References

About the Authors

Linus Dowell graduated from Northeast Missouri State University with degrees in mathematics and physical education. After a five-year stint in the Navy, he completed his graduate work at the University of Missouri. Linus was a professor of Health and Physical Education at Texas A&M University. Previously he served as head of Arkansas State University's health, Physical Education and Recreation Department from 1961-66, and as Athletic Director at the Naval Academy while in the service. Recognized internationally in the field of Teaching Strategies, Linus was the first to conduct research in the "Theory of Games," a mathematical model involving motor skills. He has published over 60 articles and authored or co-authored eight books.

William A. (Tony) Grice received his M.Ed. from Memphis State University and his Ed. D. from Northwestern State University of Louisiana. He is currently a professor in the department of Kinesiology and health Science at Louisiana State University in Shreveport.


 

 

 

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