The Proven Recipe to Beat Kane
Everybody and nobody likes an undefeated champion and clearly Kane Waselenchuck has earned that status on the men’s professional International Racquetball Tour (IRT). The up-and-comers love him as a model for their strokes, strategies and, in some cases, careers while the has-been champs and pro challengers want to see him toppled just once.
Cliff Swain laid out the recipe to beating Kane-seven times in a row. Back then, he put more pressure on the future 7-time World Champion than Kane could put on him by:
– Attacking at all times to put Kane on the defensive
· Rarely skipping the ball or leaving it up.
· Keeping the pressure on relentlessly.
An opponent need only possess the following seven ingredients and put them all together:
1) A serve as big or bigger than Kane’s
2) Ability to hit the ball as hard as Kane can
3) Great court coverage
4) Ability to hit all shots off of both wings
5) Nerves of steel
6) Constant aggression
7) A lot of confidence
Opponents need simply to follow Cliff Swain’s special recipe. Cliff beat Kane the first seven in a row when Cliff was between the ages of 33-36 and Kane was between 20-23. Kane won ten out of eleven after Swain’s 37th birthday. Is there a young cook in the racquetball kitchen to manage this recipe? If so, Kane will go down.
This article on tips to beat Kane was written by Bo Keeley, the author of The Complete Book of Racquetball and a 1970’s top pro. Bo collaborated with Randy Stafford, a past president of USA Racquetball and founder of the Court Company and www.RacquetballMuseum.com and Brett Elkins who is the Chairman of the World Outdoor Racquetball Hall of Fame (WORHOF), founder of SportsChampionship.com, and co-author of the newly-released book Teach Your Teen to Drive…and Stay Alive (#3 best-selling book in its class on Amazon. Check inside his book here: Teach Your Teen to Drive…and Stay Alive