Subreddit Other Links

Subreddit Other Links

Is it time to update the Other Links section of this subreddit?

Rules of Racquetball

Remove Meet & Play, remove Pacific Sports. (Meet & Play is long gone and Pacific Sports is just a redirect to Racquet World.)

Proposed additions:

Training Videos

Do any of the subscribers for this subreddit even use the PC version of the website so that you see these links? Or is everyone using mobile and the apps so you never see the outdated links?

Submitted July 23, 2017 at 11:25AM by HitWithIt
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Keeping your timing playing a better opponent

Keeping your timing playing a better opponent

I played a round-robin today at my local racquet club, and I was doing pretty well until my last game. The last guy was a level above me but I know I can play better, and my form went right out the window. I think it was because I felt the pressure of playing someone better than me, which leads me to this question for you all:

How do you keep your form, timing, and your cool when playing a better opponent? I understand the point is to throw your opponent off, but I feel like I'm rushing my shots. I'm guessing it's just practice, but maybe I'm missing something.

Submitted July 23, 2017 at 10:48AM by alrimo
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Can hitting the butt of the racquet against a wall damage the frame?

Can hitting the butt of the racquet against a wall damage the frame?

Okay, so I have something of a stupid question for a stupid action. I was playing at an indoor court and, in a moment of frustration after losing a rally in a doubles game in which I'd been pushed multiple times by an opponent without explanation, I hit the butt of my racquet pretty hard against the (wooden) door of the court. (Stupid, I know, for many reasons, not least among them damage to the court.) I hit it pretty hard, three times, in backhand gesture. Since doing that, my racquet seems kind of "off"…. It seems harder to get the same kind of power and solid contact from it I could before. My question is this: is it possible (or rather, is it likely) to damage the frame of a racquet solely by hitting the butt of it against a hard surface?

I've checked the frame for cracks or bent places but don't see any. The strings also look the same as they did before, as far as I can tell. If it matters, the stick is a Head Hades (the older, non-graphene model) and it has a Python grip. I don't remember if I hit the butt directly on the door or if my hand took the brunt of the force, but I didn't notice any bruising or soreness in it, so I'm guessing the former.

Submitted July 22, 2017 at 04:00PM by sniktawnailliv
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USA Racquetball Announces Their 2018 Tournament Schedule

USA Racquetball Announces Their 2018 Tournament Schedule

USA Racquetball
2812 W. Colorado Avenue, Suite 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
(719) 635-5396


July 19, 2017


Colorado Springs, CO — USA Racquetball announces the 2018 National Racquetball Championship schedule which will include the final National Championship event to be held at the Arizona State University Sun Devil Fitness Center.

USA Racquetball is excited to bring National Championships to several new venues in 2018 including the University of Minnesota and the brand new Downtown YMCA in Des Moines, Iowa. Please visit for further information about each of these events and to enter online.

National Doubles – February 7th – 11th – Tempe, Arizona
High School Nationals – February 28th – March 4th – Portland, Oregon
National Intercollegiates – March 14th – 17th – Minneapolis, Minnesota
National Singles – May 23rd – 27th – Site To Be Determined
Junior Olympics – June 21st – 25th – Des Moines, Iowa
United HealthCare US OPEN – October 3rd – 7th – Minneapolis, Minnesota

About USA Racquetball USA Racquetball, founded in 1969, is recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee as the National Governing Body for the sport. The organization annually conducts six national championships and sanctions hundreds of tournaments for players of all ages and skill levels. The organization also organizes the Adult and Junior National Racquetball Teams, oversees the Official Rules of Racquetball, administers National Player Rankings, manages a college scholarship program, and supports the introduction of new players to the sport.

Submitted July 19, 2017 at 11:40AM by HitWithIt
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Racquet Rankings Spreadsheet

Racquet Rankings Spreadsheet

Racquetworld has a pretty cool racquet ratings database that I've never seen posted here. It's pretty difficult to navigate, so I made it into an Excel spreadsheet and added a couple more bits of information that could be helpful.

A couple of cool things that I noticed when crunching the numbers.

  • On Average, Gearbox makes the best racquets while Wilson makes the worst.
  • However, the new Wilson Pro Staff is the best racquet to come out in a while.

Submitted July 17, 2017 at 11:08AM by kuyamatt26
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