The recipient of a juris doctor from Syracuse University, Christopher Stender is an experienced immigration attorney who serves as the owner of Phoenix, Arizona's Federal Immigration Counselors. Beyond his work as an attorney, Christopher Stender enjoys playing racquetball in his free time.
A fun and invigorating cardiovascular activity, racquetball has grown significantly in popularity since the 1980s. The game is played between two players in a 40-foot by 20-foot court with front walls about 20 feet high. Using rackets and a 2.25-inch diameter rubber ball, players earn points by hitting the ball off the wall and past their opponent. Below are three effective shots to accomplish that goal.
1. Pinch shot - By bouncing off two walls, this shot forces the opponent to work hard to track the ball's trajectory and successfully return it. To perform a pinch shot, hit the ball low near the end of one of the side walls so that it subsequently bounces off the front wall and stays close to the floor.
2. Straight-in shot - Hit the ball to the front wall as low as possible so that it bounces back in areas that are hard for the opponent to cover. If it bounces twice before passing the service line, it's referred to as a kill shot.
3. Z-shot - Named for the trajectory the ball takes, this shot is difficult to perform, but also extremely difficult for the other player to track. Aim to hit the ball with force high on the front wall at an angle. The ball will quickly bounce off the side wall, and come back deep to the opposite side wall, making a return next to impossible.