Higher Education

Beginning Racquetball, 7th Edition

  • Cheryl Norton Metropolitan State College of Denver
  • James S. Bryant San Jose State University
  • ISBN-10: 0840048106  |  ISBN-13: 9780840048103
  • 144 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2004, 2001, 1997
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $54.50
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Cengage Learning Activity Series From aerobics and yoga — to bowling, tennis, weight training, and more — Wadsworth offers a complete line of activities texts to meet your teaching needs. Written for individuals of all skill levels and backgrounds, the Wadsworth Physical Activity Series goes beyond the mere fundamentals, showing students how to improve, excel, and simply get more enjoyment from their favorite physical activities. Suitable for players at any level, BEGINNING RAQUETBALL covers the fundamentals of raquetball 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.

Features and Benefits

  • The text has been strongly praised for its solid coverage of all the functional aspects of racquetball, including equipment, offensive and defensive strokes, serves, playing strategies, drills, and court etiquette.
  • An accompanying Instructor's Manual includes teaching skills, teaching suggestions, lesson plans, homework assignments, student evaluations and forms (including written exams, drill tests, and game-playing evaluations), drill sheets, court quizzes, and a sample mid-term exam and final exam.

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.

What's New

  • Updated "Check Points" include chapter-ending review questions that allow students to reaffirm their knowledge of the chapter concepts.
  • A new 4-color design helps engage students, especially visual learners.
  • The new USAR Racquetball Rules from 2007 included in the Appendix to give students quick access to the official rules of the game.
  • Resources lists have been updated (and helpful websites added) to keep the text current and relevant.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

James S. Bryant

James E. Bryant has taught activity courses for over 20 years. He is also the author of the Wadsworth activity book Game/Set/Match: A Tennis Guide (2008).