Racquetball as a Hobby
Racquetball is such an intense sport that one can barely contain himself in his seat after watching a game or two. To have this sport as an active hobby not only stretches our physique but it also teaches lessons that stay with us for life. Ergo, one must be pursuant to have such a rewarding sport as a hobby but from where to start and how? Well, go on then, let's get to know a bit about it.
1. Find A Spot
It is quite easy to zero in on a racquetball club and rate them on the basis of these following things - What kind of players come there to play, what is the ongoing rate and if it's in your budget, does the rate include sports equipment or you have to get your own, and are the coaches there of excellent quality. These factors are sufficient for an amateur to decide the worthiness of a club. Done with it? Great! Let's watch a singles game and get started.
2. Watch And Learn
Upon watching a game of racquetball you can immediately deduce that although it demands much of physical agility, it is more of a strategy one-on-one which requires mental cues too. Observation can open up new vistas in your learning process. Observe how the players move, how they align with the rules, how their footwork is, and how they turn a losing game on its head. You have watched enough. Get up now and hit it!
3. Measure The First Call
Playing your first game when you are just absorbing the initial momentum is highly intimidating but this boulder must be crossed. I am not going to complicate this by reciting the whole rules of racquetball but here are a few basic ones which are easy to recall.
Player 1 serves the ball to another Player 2 who waits affront him. The served ball can touch the floor only once although it is optional, and now the ball is in Player 2's court where he has to connect it and give a formidable return. The points are earned only by the server and if he faults, the serve goes to Player 2. If Player 1 faults again, Player 2 gains a point. Maximum points are 15.
4. Steady The Learning Process
After the initial instability is crossed, the sport now becomes an outlet to let go of your energy and gain some. Although physical forms are comparatively easy to learn, you must focus on which position to take at what point in time and also learn the various moves that come along with it. It is common for players to stop learning their sport and keep on competing with similarly seasoned players. But if you really want racquetball to be a rewarding hobby then you must start learning double the speed if you ever slow down.
5. Take Care Of Your Body
Your body has to be looked after and this cannot be stressed enough. Invest in proper racquets, eye-gear, protective gloves, proper shoes and attire, wristband, headband, and sprinkle a little bit of pep talk before you hit the serve. You got it!
Related hobbies: Tennis, Badminton