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Racquetball/Squash Tips - Technique by RacquetballTeam .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:33pm Take lessons. If you're serious about racquetball or squash, take lessons from a Pro. The swing is not intuitive and it's important to learn proper technique. Turn your shoulders. When you swing, make sure to turn your shoulders, not just your ams. Imagine your racket is extended just from your shoulders and swing. Use the ceiling. Don't ... Read on »
Racquetball/Squash Tips - Rules by RacquetballTeam .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:33pm Call a 'hinder.' If your opponent blocks you from getting to the ball, call a 'hinder' and the point is played again (or lost if the player failed to move). Coin toss. Before the game, toss a coin. The winner of the coin toss gets to decide if they want to serve or receive first. No switching. You can't switch racket hands to hit a ball. ... Read on »
Racquetball/Squash Tips - Etiquette by RacquetballTeam .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:33pm Be courteous. Be courteous. Wait until your opponent is ready to serve the ball. Be punctual. Be punctual. Arrive on time, especially if you've reserved a court time. Don't interfere. Don't interfere. Avoid interfering with your opponent's shot. Fault! Shout fault if you make an illegal serve. Let! Let! Call a do-over if interf ... Read on »
Racquetball/Squash Tips - Strategy by RacquetballTeam .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:33pm Back wall. Use the back wall! Cover the pinch. In doubles, if your cross court opponent is shooting, move up toward the wall to cover short shots. Hit deep. Hit high percentage, deep shots, to send your opponent to the back wall and control center court. Don't try to hit too many short shots. No service. If you're playing doubles, sta ... Read on »
Racquetball/Squash Tips - Gear by RacquetballTeam .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:33pm Choose your shoes. Find a racquetball shoe that's light, with a gummy, rubber-like sole for quick stops and starts. Make sure it fits comfortably. Find a glove. Look for a racquetball glove that fits comfortably, and has the ventilation you want. Bring your racket and do some test swings. Find your racket. Try out different racquetball ra ... Read on »
Health Headlines - June 9 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:24pm Day-Care Centers a Potent Source of Allergens Day-care centers are a major source of indoor air allergens for children, according to a new study by researchers at the U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). "Because children spend a significant portion of time in day-care settings, it is important that parents un ... Read on »
The more I played racquetball, t... by Seth Roberts .. Doctor of Philosophy Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 9:17pm The more I played racquetball, the more accurate my shots became — the more control I had. It was a kind of learning: learning to place the ball. I was fascinated by how little we knew about how that learning took place. I studied associative learning in my own research. The motor learning during racquetball resembled associative learning in t ... Read on »
Enthusiasm or Experience by Michele A. Patient Expert Posted Wed 18 Feb 2009 11:43am I recently started playing racquetball on a Sunday with my brother. I have never held a racquet in my hand until three weeks ago. I have not played a game yet because I am still working on the basics. My brother used to play years ago. My niece Nik (his daughter) started playing at college a few weeks ago. Since she was coming home this past w ... Read on »
Baked Spaghetti Squash {Technique Tuesday} by Sweet Foodie Posted Tue 17 Sep 2013 6:15pm Can you believe it's already been a week since the last Technique Tuesday? Have you hard-boiled any eggs since then? :) This week,  +Abigail Dougherty  at The Soul of Health and I are bringing you this beautifully illustrated and simply presented recipe for Baked Spaghetti Squash from Jaden at The Steamy Kitchen . (Thank you for le ... Read on »
108 Movements and Broken Ribs by Michele A. Patient Expert Posted Tue 10 Feb 2009 10:03am Yang's long Taijiquan has 108 moves. The teacher has broken the form up in three sections. I have been working on the first section (20 movements) since October. We begin class with some warm up hip exercises and then begin the form. I can not remember the sequence of the first twenty moves. When I am going through the form I think about m ... Read on »