The path to becoming a competitive professional racquetball player requires quite a bit of time and effort. In addition to improving your fitness and ability to play the game, it also requires research and building a specific blueprint for success.
The first step is to think about why you want to become a professional racquetball player which will inform you on the best path to follow. If it’s the competition and sense of accomplishment that drives you than the path forward will be different than one where the money you can earn is your prime motivation. Once you know why you’re playing you can then design a training plan to get you where you want to be.
One of the most important steps is hiring a coach who is a great fit for you. A great coach will keep you motivated and help you develop your skills to top-notch condition. The first place to check for coaches is likely your local racquetball club. Often, though, you will need to find a coach outside of your area which can lead to quite a bit of travel and/or moving closer to where they work.
Once you have a training plan and excellent coach you will need to improve your skills. Really the only way to go about this is to play as much as you can against skilled competitors. Along the way you will need to incorporate the new techniques you are learning and always be seeking to improve your game.
Sawyer Howitt is a graduate of Lincoln High School in Portland, Oregon. He has been playing racquetball since he was a young child and competed throughout his school years. He currently works for Meriwether Group, a business services company, as a project manager. He has also worked at a KURE Juice Bar in the past.
Currently, Sawyer Howitt is focused on incorporating RFID technology into retail stores. He will be moving to California in the fall so that he can attend the University of California, Berkeley. Once in college, he plans to graduate with a degree in entrepreneurial finance.