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Tournaments, Nominations, Certification….

Greetings, ISRA Players!

There are plenty of sanctioned tournaments coming up in the next four months, both locally and nationally! Mark your calendars…dates appear to the right of this message.

This is the time of year for ISRA members to nominate players for the 2014 Male and Female Players of the Year, 2014 Most Improved Player, and the 2015 ISRA Distinguished Service Award. Grab a form at any of the upcoming sanctioned events and nominate deserving individuals (deadline February 1). If you would like to receive a nomination form via email, please contact Marla Cusano at marcusano@comcast.net, or simply go to the Awards tab on this website and download the form(s). We are also accepting nominations for the ISRA Hall of Fame (see the criteria and nomination procedures under the Hall of Fame tab on this website). If you would like to nominate someone, please contact either Marla Cusano, or Bill Roberts at rbtpkg@aol.com. Remember, with all nominations, the more information (achievements/results), the better!

In this holiday season, we look back on the past year and remember a lot of great competition and camaraderie – what a blessing our sport is, for fitness, friendship, and fun!

Speaking of blessings, we offer special gratitude to all the volunteers who helped out at the many local, state, and regional tournaments in 2014. You know who they are – the friendly faces who donate their time and expertise at check-in, at the tournament desk, and as referees (even when they don’t have to!). Without these volunteers, we simply couldn’t offer you the tournament experiences you have come to appreciate. If you would like to become involved as a tournament volunteer, you will be warmly welcomed! Contact Cheryl Kirk at cherylkkirk@aol.com for more information.

Watch for more opportunities to become a Certified Referee in 2015! John O’Donnell, Jr. will be offering Rules & Referee Clinics at coming events, and he will be administering the certification process to interested individuals.

We are actively looking for sponsors for a Professional Men’s Tour Event (IRT) to be held next March in Chicagoland. 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 petersgeoff@hotmail.com or (773) 251-4413.

See you on the courts,

Your ISRA Board of Directors