Fall is officially here – and that means that the Glass Court Turkey Shoot is rapidly approaching, November 19-22nd. This year’s event will be a Tier 3 Men’s IRT Pro Stop in addition to an amateur event that is expected to draw over 150 competitors the weekend before Thanksgiving. We’re looking forward to a great weekend of racquetball for the tournament that features a great turkey dinner on Saturday night for all competitors!
For the first time ever, the Women’s Senior Masters will be in Arizona in 2016! Singles and doubles offered! The WSMRA has announced that the 27th Annual Tournament will be Jan 15-17, 2016, at the Tucson Racquet & Fitness Club in Tucson, AZ. Round-robin singles and doubles divisions will be offered. Fun doubles will be on January 14. The Tournament Director will be WSMRA Board member and NMRA President Cindy Tilbury. The headquarters hotel will be the Doubletree – Reid Park in Tucson. Plan now to be at this great event and enjoy some warm weather in January!
Please take a few minutes and look ahead to the entire ISRA Season on the calendar to the right so you can plan your season of competitive play. We have some great events coming up, including the ISRA State Singles and Doubles Championships as well as the Regional Championships in March. There is an entire season of competitive racquetball awaiting everyone. Plan now to and ensure that you don’t miss any racquetball this season!
We often get asked how you can help grow the sport, and here is an easy way! Communication is the lifeblood of organizations like USA Racquetball and the Illinois State Racquetball Association, and we are actively promoting a new eMembership that is FREE and extremely easy to sign up for. Click on the link below and enter three pieces of information, and you are done! You can sign up a friend or neighbor, and they will get USA Racquetball’s electronic Newsletter and Quarterly Magazine (online) for free. Try it – you have nothing to lose! Sign up for yourself and your friends at: http://www.teamusa.org/~/link.aspx?_id=39A80B18A8CF47E4B0CF0BE7E5822A73&_z=z
This program is designed for the casual and recreational player or fan who may not compete in sanctioned events. eMembers will receive access to the digital version of RACQUETBALL Magazine, instruction tips, partner discounts and updates about what is happening in the sport. The greater our reach, the more resources we can bring to the sport.
We are actively looking for sponsors for the IRT Professional Men’s Event to be held next March in Chicagoland in conjunction with the Shamrock Shootout. This is a great opportunity to promote your products and gain visibility across the racquetball and fitness community. For more information as to how you can be a part of this, please contact Geoff Peters at email@example.com or (773) 251-4413.
See you on the courts!
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