Synopses & Reviews
Cengage Learning Activity Series Get the most out of your favorite physical activities. From aerobics and yoga -- to bowling, tennis, weight training, and more -- the Wadsworth Physical Education Activities Series goes beyond the basics, showing you how to improve, excel, and get more enjoyment from your activities, whatever your skill level and background. Suitable for players at any level, BEGINNING RACQUETBALL covers the fundamentals of racquetball including equipment, offensive and defensive strokes, serves, playing strategies, drills, court etiquette, and more. Its many photographs and diagrams help students visualize the concepts, and rich pedagogy help them engage with the material, understand the concepts, and reinforce their learning.
BEGINNING RAQUETBALL covers the fundamentals of raquetball and is suitable for players at all levels. Its major strengths are its comprehensive art program and rich pedagogy, which include "Points to Remember"-a checklist of helpful hints for players and "Check Points"- study questions at the end of each chapter.
About the Author
James E. Bryant has taught activity courses for over 20 years. He is also the author of two other Wadsworth activity books-BEGINNING RACQUETBALL, Sixth Edition (2004) with co-author Cheryl Norton; and SOCIOLOGICAL DYNAMICS OF SPORT AND EXERCISE, First Edition (1997), with co-author Mary McElroy.
Table of Contents
1. Court, Equipment, Safety, and Resources. 2. Preparation for Play. 3. Preliminaries to the Strokes in Racquetball. 4. Offensive Strokes. 5. Defensive Strokes. 6. Serves in Racquetball. 7. Use of the Back Wall and Corner Shots. 8. Putting the Strokes Together: Non-Thinking Strategy. 9. Putting the Strokes Together: Thinking Strategy. 10. Drills for the Player. 11. Court Etiquette and Interpreting the Rules. Appendix A: Official Rules of Racquetball.