Racquetball is a complex sport that involves multifaceted movement patterns and muscular involvement. Analyzing the unique demands of the sport and the needs of the athlete provides strength and conditioning specialists with the requirements needed to optimize performance and prevent injury. To date there is no model that identifies nor provides sport-specific programming for racquetball. Therefore, the aims of the article are to evaluate the physiological demands of racquetball, identify the unique needs of racquetball athletes, and develop sport-specific training methods that will maximize performance and reduce risk of injury.
1Graduate Research & Teaching Associate Kinesiology, Applied Health & Recreation Applied Neuromuscular Physiology Laboratory Oklahoma State University
2Director, Sports & Coaching Science Research Fellow, College of Education, Health, & Aviation Oklahoma State University
Corresponding Author: Chantel C. Anthony, Ph.D.(c), CSCS 194 Colvin Center Oklahoma State University Stillwater, OK 74078 (949) 293-4517 Chantel.firstname.lastname@example.org
Author Contact Information: Chantel C. Anthony, Ph.D.(c), CSCS 194 Colvin Center Oklahoma State University Stillwater, OK 74078 (949) 293-4517 Chantel.email@example.com, Timothy M. Baghurst, Ph.D. 184 Colvin Center Oklahoma State University Stillwater, OK 74078 (405) 744-4346 Tim.firstname.lastname@example.org
Chantel C. Anthony is currently completing her PhD at Oklahoma State University with the Department of Health and Human Performance in conjunction with the Applied Neuromuscular Physiology Research Laboratory.
Timothy M. Baghurst is Director of Sports & Coaching Science and Research Fellow in College of Education, Health, and Aviation at Oklahoma State University.