If you have not done so already, please be sure to click on the link to ISRA Courtside, the official newsletter of Illinois State Racquetball Association, for over 40 pages of tournament results and features about racquetball here in Illinois and across the country. Illinois players are featured prominently, of course, with lots and lots of pictures included!
The Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) is returning for the 28th Annual Turkey Shoot presented by Platt Hill Nurseries the week before Thanksgiving! We dug out this draw sheet from last year’s event – and you haven’t seen racquetball until you have seen Rick Seaberg and Platt Hill on the Glass Court with two of the best to ever play the game!
Look at that Pro-Am lineup – never mind the fantastic ladies of the LPRT. We’re talking Dave Singer, Sue Mueller, Spencer O’Dea, Liz Molitor, Cheryl Kirk, and Michael O’Dea on the court, along with Platt and Rick, to do battle with their partners! This is one of the great benefits of being one of our top sponsors – the ability to compete on the court with the Pros on Thursday night! Please let Dan Jaskier or Geoff Peters know immediately if you are interested in throwing your hat into the ring for this very special event! That said, we will have all of the top professionals of the LPRT at The Glass Court all weekend and deep amateur draws as well. Plan to come out and watch the LPRT – registered players can see all the Pro action for free the entire weekend!
Coming up over the next couple of months, we have the big 3WallBall Event at the Stratosphere Hotel in Las Vegas as well as the 24th Annual US Open in Minneapolis. These are two great national events if you have ever wanted to get away for a racquetball weekend. We generally have excellent representation (and many medalists) from Illinois. Each of these tournaments draw top professionals from around the world and are likely to max out at around 750 competitors. It truly is a whole different level of tournament when you have that many players converging on a city. Consider it as a bucket list item!!
We’re also gearing up to launch the ISRA Travel League season at the beginning of October. Contact Dan Jaskier at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in playing on a team; bringing a team from your club; or just want to find out more information. Dan can also be reached by calling Glass Court at (630) 629-3390.
Hey, some new news: If you’d like to get in some local competition prior to November’s Turkey Shoot, Dan has just announced that the Glass Court Fall Classic will be hosted as a one-day shootout on Saturday, October 19. See you there!
– The ISRA Board