KNSFHP 1170.01 (1 credit)
What you will learn:
- Forehand and backhand strokes
- A variety of serves
- A variety of shots
- Rules and etiquette
- Singles, Doubles, and Cutthroat games
- How to continue involvement in racquetball beyond the class
What to expect:
- Practice drills
- Engage in game play
- Participation in tournament at end of semester
- Ability to continue playing well beyond your college years
- Develop/improve game skills
- Great conditioning for overall physical fitness
- Improved balance, coordination and flexibility
- Reduced stress
- Friendships with other players
- Joseph G. Sobek, a professional handball, squash, and tennis player from Greenwich, Connecticut, is most often credited with the invention of racquetball.
- Racquetball first appeared in America in the 1920s and officially debuted in 1969.
- There are well over 20 million people worldwide that compete in this sport.
- Since 1981, there is a world championship that is held annually, and in 1995, the International Olympic Committee approved it as a Pan American Games sport.
- During an average 20-minute game, the player runs approximately 3,650 feet.
- In one hour of play, the player runs more than two miles and burns between 600 to 800 calories.