Core Returns

Lead Instructor:  Rocky Carson
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Returns are a key component of racquetball.  Having a wide array of different returns at your disposal allows you to better counter your opponent.  This lesson will teach you the down the line return, the cross court return, the pinch or splat, and the ceiling ball.  

Lesson Specs

Lesson Goals

  1. Understand the Course topic
  2. Refine your ability to execute the techniques presented in the Course
  3. Become familiar with drills that can be used to develop your skills
  4. Achieve significant proficiency in the material


  1. Watch the Lesson
  2. Take notes on key aspects
  3. Bookmark key points in the Lesson
  4. Ask questions on the Forum
  5. Use Lesson resources to supplement your knowledge

Lesson Chapters

  1. Core Returns Introduction
  2. Down the Line
  3. Cross Court
  4. Pinch or Splat
  5. Ceiling Ball
  6. Conclusion for Core Returns

Rocky Carson

Racquetball Chief Instructor

Rocky Carson (born May 21, 1979) is an American professional racquetball player. Carson is the current Men's Singles World Champion, a title he won for a 5th time in 2016, which is an International Racquetball Federation (IRF) career record, and current Pan Am Games Champion in Men's Singles. Carson was the #1 player on the International Racquetball Tour (IRT) at the end of the 2007-08 season, and finished ranked 2nd at the end of the 2015–16 season.