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    Master the shots and strategies to control center court and win points. Racquetball: Steps to Success features expert instruction, clear photographs, 3-D court diagrams, more than 80 drills, and a proven system for improving your game.

    Stroke mechanics for the forehand and backhand and more than 35 shots, including serves, serve returns, and front-wall, side-wall, ceiling, and back-wall shots, are covered and illustrated.

    Learn when finesse trumps power, why a risky kill shot may be a better choice than a high-percentage ceiling shot, and what shots will move you into—and your opponent out of—the critical center court position.

    As part of the popular Steps to Success Sports Series, with more than 1.5 million copies sold, Racquetball: Steps to Success covers it all to give you the tools to rule the court!

    Table of Contents

    Step 1. Forehand
    Step 2. Backhand
    Step 3. Serve
    Step 4. Return of Serve
    Step 5. Front-Wall Shots
    Step 6. Side-Wall Shots
    Step 7. Ceiling Shots
    Step 8. Back-Wall Shots
    Step 9. Court Positioning
    Step 10. Shot Selection
    Step 11. Game Management
    Step 12. Doubles, Cutthroat, and Outdoor Court Games

    About the Author

    Dennis Fisher is head coach of the Brigham Young University racquetball team, which has won four combined-team and eight women's-team national collegiate championships during his tenure. He is a certified level II coach through the American Professional Racquetball Organization (AmPRO) / International Professional Racquetball Organization (IPRO), an AmPRO / IPRO professional instructor, a United States Racquet Stringers Association racquet technician, and a Wilson racquet technician.

    In 1999, the U.S. Racquetball Association (USAR) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) named Fisher Developmental Coach of the Year; and in 2006, Volunteer Coach of the Year for Racquetball. He is a member of Wilson's Racquetball Advisory Staff and past chairman of the USRA Intercollegiate Council.

    Fisher also has a company that specializes in coaching, training, and instructing racquetball at all levels. He has played racquetball for almost 40 years, competing at the Open level nationally and internationally.

    In his spare time, Fisher likes to cycle, fly fish, snow ski, snowboard, and guide canyoneering trips.


    "This step-by-step guide to learning the game gives players, coaches, and instructors the fundamentals necessary not only to learn the game but to excel at higher levels."

    Chris Evon
    Indoor Racquet Sports

    "Dennis Fisher understands the strengths and weaknesses of the game and has created a strategy to maximize a player's potential. Racquetball: Steps to Success will develop anyone's game, at any level, at any age."

    Derek "Big D" Robinson
    World Champion
    U.S. National Champion


    All ancillary materials for this text are FREE to course adopters and available at

    Instructor Guide
    Includes lecture topics, physical activities, student assignments in both a 20-session and 32-session framework, introductory notes, key points of technique, common errors and solutions, teaching modifications, and skill application, and additional resources such as Web sites, books, DVDs, and videos. Also included are test questions in multiple-choice, true or false, fill-in-the-blank and short answer format, and student evaluation guidelines.