John Ellis explains the rules behind the service box lines and the 5 foot encroachment line. A good serve must pass the service line. The server cannot leave the service box until the serve passes the service line. The serve returner cannot strike the served ball until it crosses the dashed 5-foot encroachment line.
This video by Malia Bailey covers the four basic serves: drive serve, high lob serve, drive z serve, and half lob serve. In racquetball, the server has an enormous advantage over the returner. You get to hit your serve into a huge area in the back of the court. You can direct your serve at […]
In racquetball, the player serving has a clear advantage. The server gets to hit the ball directly at his opponent’s weakest spot. The server has complete control of the speed and direction of the serve, and, has their opponent at the back wall. All things being equal, if you serve better than your opponent, then […]