Sudsy Monchik is known for having the GOAT backhand in pro racquetball. Here he demonstrates all of the fundamental shots in racquetball using drop and hit from the back of the court. The six shots are down the line, cross court, splat, pinch, reverse pinch, and wide angle pass.
When striking the ball, if you are too close or jamming yourself, it makes it very hard to hit a straight shot down the line. This video of two-time National Intercollegiates racquetball champion, Annie Roberts, shows how she can hit powerful down the line shots keeping the proper distance from the ball.
According to Annie Roberts, two-time National Intercollegiate racquetball champion, the golden rule of racquetball is down the line shots can’t hit the sidewall. Why? Any shot down you hit down the line which touches the sidewall will slow down and rebound into the court. This makes it easier for your opponent to get to the ball from center court. This mistake will also allow your opponent to return with an easier down the line shot.
If you want to get your opponent into the back of the court, then try hitting an around the world shot. It is especially good shot to hit if you get caught in the front of the court with a waist-high ball and need time to get back to center court. Make sure to hit it high enough so it cannot be cut-off before it hits the third wall.