By Invitation Only from Tim Machan's AtoZ RacquetballCD-ROM
Updates - Article #2 FEETwork - Stepping OUT!

One of the most difficult habit for any person let alone an experienced athlete to break is the nearly instinctive habit of heading toward the ball when it is really time to pull back and away from it in order to have room to rip the ball, and to maintain optimal control over your shot.


It is the very nature of how you have related to a ball, any ball dating back to the very first encounter you had with one when you were (dare I suggest) an very small child - even before you learned any sports!


Well, I guess you heard that a lot and now you have taken on Racquetball, one of the only sports in which you hear a coach tell you - "Let the ball drop, get away from it, let alone LET IT GO PAST YOU!"


The "trick" to learning to get back and away from the ball revolves around not only reversing years of previous sports training and experience, but also the footwork dynamic I refer to as "Stepping Out!"


Here's an animation to help you ... Hint: Click on it to see the animation again!



E-Mail me if you have problems... By the way you're going to have to practice-practice-practice in order to learn thse techniques! Be sure to use your AmPRO Certified Professional Instructor who can help you to get back and away from side wall contact - again and again - as your feet learn to gte it right!


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