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RACQUETBALL

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by DEWAYNE J. JOHNSON and ROBERT OLIVER

1st ed., November 1980, 75 pages, $10.95
ISBN 978-0-89641-045-9  Review Shopping Cart

 

This text provides basic instruction for the beginning racquetball player. It is one of a series of physical education activity texts that emphasizes an individualized learning approach. Fundamental techniques are broken into key learning components. Performance tests are provided to enable the student to evaluate his or her own progress. Photographs and illustrations emphasize key points. Rules, equipment and points of strategy are also included.

Contents

Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION TO RACQUETBALL
History
Benefits of Racquetball
Learning Objectives
Glossary
Rules of Four-Wall Racquetball

Chapter 2: FUNDAMENTAL TECHNIQUES OF RACQUETBALL
Grip
Ready Position
Footwork
Forehand Stroke
Backhand
Forehand Volley
Backhand Volley
Overhead Shot
Self-Instruction (forehand, backhand, and overhead shots)
Back Wall Shot
Serves

Chapter 3: OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE SHOTS
Offensive Shots
Pass Shot
Ceiling Shot
Self-Instruction
Three-Wall Shot
Self-Instruction
Evaluation of Basic Defensive Shots

Chapter 4: GAME STRATEGY

Chapter 5: SELF-EVALUATION TESTS
Front Wall Test
Volley Test
Partner Rally Test
Serve Test
Kill Test
Pass Test
Ceiling Shot Test
Three-Wall Shot Test
Self-Evaluation Tests

About the Authors

Dewayne J. Johnson is Professor in the Department of Movement Science and Physical Education at Florida State University in Tallahassee. Before coming to Florida State, Dewayne taught for four years at George Peabody College in Nashville. he received his B.S. from Southern State College in South Dakota, his M.P.E. from Idaho State University, and his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University.

Robert Oliver is currently the Legislative Services Director for the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Bob holds a Ph.D. from George Peabody College. His previous positions include Athletic Director at University of Northern Colorado at Greeley, Athletic Director at Slippery Rock State College in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, Instructor of Physical Education and Assistant Basketball Coat at Western Carolina University at George Peabody College and Chairman and Director of Athletics at Newberry College in South Carolina.


 

 

 

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