Interesting Maths…

Originally posted on Facebook and Reddit. Now includes some of my responses to comments on that post. Recently reported: 3,000,000 racquetball players in the US in 2019 (polling methodology not provided, cannot confirm independently) USA Racquetball members: ~13,000 (2018 year end financials indicate ~7,400 full $50 yearly memberships sold, but it is likely a higher … Continue reading Interesting Maths…

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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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Stumbled Over This Today

The poll above was on a website with the state’s name. A different URL is the official website of the state’s racquetball association. Questions that prompted this post for me: 1) I would consider all of these things as racquetball news, a) Tournament announcements b) Tournament results / reviews / recaps c) League announcements / … Continue reading Stumbled Over This Today

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