Save Our Courts

The LA Fitness locations in Florida have filled their racquetball courts with equipment (first day post COVID-19 reopening). When asked when the courts will reopen for racquetball: at one south Florida facility, the manager was quoted as “it may be permanent”. at another north Florida facility, the front desk was quoted as “per CDC guidelines, … Continue reading Save Our Courts

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Comprehensive Lists

I like a comprehensive list of things like racquetball courts. USA Racquetball employees and interns put together a list of facilities from the R2 Sports “Home Club” records of the USAR membership. This resulted in a lot of noise. 🙂 Dozens of gyms that never had racquetball courts, dozens that are out of business, and … Continue reading Comprehensive Lists

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Alphabet Workout For Racquetball Players

Have you ever seen the CrossFit style build your own workout alphabets? Here’s one for racquetball specific exercises. Remember that you aren’t trying to get in general good shape, you are working to be the best you can be on the racquetball court. You can get the spreadsheet I used to put this together originally … Continue reading Alphabet Workout For Racquetball Players

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Racquetball in the time of COVID-19

Back on February 26th, a Reddit user asked: What do you do when you can’t play, but can’t stop thinking about it? https://www.reddit.com/r/racquetball/comments/f9upr7/what_do_you_do_when_you_cant_play_but_cant_stop/ This predated the COVID-19 closure of courts, gyms, and outdoor courts. On March 17th, a Facebook user asked: What will you do when you can’t access the courts or a gym to … Continue reading Racquetball in the time of COVID-19

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Location, Location, Location

This conversation come up on Reddit’s Racquetball forum. It helped trigger putting some things into words that I’d been considering for a while. What would you add or change? https://www.reddit.com/r/racquetball/comments/f5bdp1/opening_a_raquectball_facility/ As with any business, location will be critical. You want a large enough population to support your facility and yet a small enough cost for … Continue reading Location, Location, Location

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How Would I Find Players In City X?

In my experience, the number one question asked by existing racquetball players is “how do I find players in city X”? Here’s a few recent examples: https://www.reddit.com/r/racquetball/comments/ehx4fk/where_to_play/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/1987674258220861/permalink/2524207161234232/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/208962609136484/search/?query=vancouver&epa=SEARCH_BOX There are a number of ways that I address this personally. First, I would check to see if there are facilities on the currently most comprehensive … Continue reading How Would I Find Players In City X?

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