Del VillaNuevo

Head Coach of Intercollegiate Racquetball team of the University of CA at Berkeley

Mar 282017

¬†SERVE MORE EFFECTIVELY USING CHANGEUPS In baseball, a changeup is an “off-speed pitch thrown to look like a fastball but arriving much more slowly to the plate. Its reduced speed coupled with its deceptive delivery is meant to confuse the batters timing.” Using changeup serves during a racquetball match are crucial to keeping your opponent […]

Dec 092016

If you wish to catch an opponent off guard and elicit a weak return, then occasionally hit your drive serve to your opponent’s forehand.¬† An ideal serving strategy includes this “change-up” drive serve because your opponent is expecting serves to their backhand and they “mentally lean” to this side. Proper Technique for a Deceptive Serve […]

Oct 192016
Be Ready to Move with Bent Knees

In racquetball, there are huge benefits and advantages to be in a ready position at center court and while waiting to return serve. What is a ready position? A ready position (or athletic stance) means that your knees are bent and you are already in a “down” position, ready to spring into motion or to […]