The racquetball serve is the most important part of the game. Use the drive serve to either immediately score a point or cause a weak return of service. Your goal is to win 5 or more points from your serve in each game. In most cases, whoever serves best during a match will win.
IMHO, lob serves are not defensive, because if done correctly, they put you in an offensive center court position and your opponent deep in a back corner. Most beginners have trouble controlling lob serves because they put too much energy into the ball by using a forehand swing. However, the lob requires a new stroke […]
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 […]