At Life Clubs, we have 4 regulation racquetball courts.
Call To Reserve Court: 516-239-4343
The President’s Council of Physical Fitness list racquetball as one of the cardio activities which, if engaged in for twenty or more minutes, will provide the level of activity needed to maintain fitness.
Top 10 Benefits
- Burns calories and fat: During a 20-minute game, the player runs approximately 3,650 feet, according to the U.S Olympic training center. In one hour of play, they player runs more than two miles and burns between 600-800 calories. Playing racquetball regularly will decrease body fat levels and maintain healthy weight.
- Strengthen bones and muscles: A weight-bearing exercise, racquetball helps to increase the strength of your muscles and bones, while helping to increase bone density. You can develop and maintain muscle tone throughout your body as you use all your major muscle groups in a racquetball game.
- Good for heart health: Because you’re in constant motion, racquetball benefits your most important muscle – your heart. One hour of play is equivalent to running 2-miles
- Improve balance, coordination and flexibility: In order to run across the court and dip low to hit that returning ball, you need balance, coordination and flexibility. You may stumble and miss that shot in your game, but through practice, your hand-eye coordination and balance improves. You use a wide range of motion in racquetball, forcing your body to stretch, in turn increasing your range of motion.
- Improves hand-eye coordination and mental agility: Besides the musculoskeletal benefits, racquetball improves mental clarity and quickness by making quick and strategic decisions. It helps with neural adaptation by stimulating a faster connection between the brain and muscle movements, which improves a player’s reflexes even of the racquetball court.
- Offers both aerobic and anaerobic benefits: The endurance aspects of racquetball improves the body’s aerobic capacity, while short bursts of quick sprints improve the anaerobic capacity.
- Works the entire body: Racquetball taxes nearly every muscle group, including the lower body from running, the core for balance, and the upper body from hitting and controlling the ball.
- It’s fun: Racquetball is fun and competitive, truly a sport you can enjoy which is a lure to get moving on days when you’re tempted to skip your fitness regimen.
- It’s social: Friendships are formed through racquetball. When you play against a opponent or with a partner on a doubles team, you start finding other racquetball players in your area, and your social circle grows.
- Reduces stress: Any physical activity can reduce stress by increasing your endorphins, but racquetball can erase your worries. When you’re caught up in the intense back-and-forth of racquetball, you’re not thinking about the day’s problems or tomorrows to-do list. Regular physical activity through racquetball can reduce or eliminate your risk of many health problems, such as high-blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity. Racquetball can also reduce your risk for coronary heart disease by reducing your triglyceride levels and increasing your “good” cholesterol.