The wide-angle passing shot is more effective than a standard cross-court passing shot. The wide-angle pass hits the front wall slightly higher and closer to the side wall. Then ball then travels deep to the side wall, hitting the side wall 1-2 feet above the floor and 4-5 feet behind the dotted 5-ft receiving line. […]
John Ellis demonstrates how and when to hit the basic racquetball shots: down-the-line pass, cross court pass, wide-angle pass, pinch, splat, and reverse pinch. Hit passing shots when your opponent is in front of you. Try for pinch and splat shots when your opponent is behind you in the back court.
Hitting a racquetball kill shot may give you a nice buzz, but if you want to win, then control center court position. And to control center court, you need to use down-the-line and wide-angle passing shots. In a recent Jennifer Johnson article Are You Playing Racquetball or Just Hitting Shots? she looks at the difference […]
In these videos, Shawn Royster talks about the purpose of down-the-line and cross-court passing shots. Many players error by trying to hit passing shots too hard or too low (like a kill shot). It is much more important to hit a passing shot accurately. This will force your opponent out of center court position. To gain […]