This is a great warmup and concentration racquetball drill to use when you first hit the court, especially if you have a court all to yourself.
You can begin with 30 second segments, increasing up to 90 seconds or more as you gain control and experience. You should learn to increase the consistency with which you contact the ball. Until you reach very high levels, winning has more to do with being able to repeat relatively simple skills, and to call on them when required, rather than superhuman athletic feats. This solo rally pattern drill incorporates exactly this game-like demand.
Watch pro Shane Vanderson as he shows us how:
Racquetball Drill: 30 Second Continuous Warm Up
The key points of this racquetball drill:
- It simulates the demands of the game
- Speed, footwork, and spacing are all required
- Working a forehand/backhand pattern sharpens your control
- Focusing for 30+ seconds continuously boosts game preparation and endurance
Look carefully at these components, and replay the video at key points to watch what he does well, and where he can improve. We’d love to hear your comments below on what you learned!