Due to its variable intensity, racquetball is one of the best forms of gym cardio. In an hour of singles match-ups, depending on who I play, I can burn close to 1,000 calories while running the equivalent of 3 or 4 miles, and have a lot of fun doing so. Perhaps even cooler about racquetball compared to other forms of cardio is that when I get my ass handed to me by older men, I think to myself, “if only I can get better over time and maintain my physical fitness, I’d be an awesome, fit old man at this!”
So to that end, I’m trying to do two things to improve my game: 1.) obtain more frequent instruction from a semi-pro player (Adam) and 2.) record my actual play to learn from mistakes so that I can become better over time. As Art DeVany would say, “there is no failure, only feedback.” Fortunately, this morning, having only won one out of six games I played, there are plenty of opportunities for improvement in the near future.
Check out 14:32, where Willie (orange) makes a diving return serve and tries to crawl his way to hit a down the line pass.