August-September 2013 IRT Newsletter

 

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August-September 2013-2014
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Counting Down to the 2013-2014 Pro Season

KaneEyeingBallbyRestrungIn past seasons, we occasionally saw a relatively unknown young player make some noise against a seasoned veteran.  The new player rattled off a sequence of spectacular shots leaving everyone shaking their heads.  “Who is this guy?”  Reality normally settles in at some point and the higher-ranked player survives, but the seed is planted in the back of everybody’s mind.  “Wow.  That guy was really good.  How good would he be if he played the tour full time?”.

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Ghost of Georgetown Opens Season

2013irtlogogray_1284_largeThe 2013-14 IRT Tier 1 season kicks off with the 14th Annual Ghost of Georgetown Pro/Am September 12-15. The event will be hosted by The Athletic Club in Overland Park, Kansas. Tournament director Mike Wedel anticipates an exciting weekend for spectators of the pro matches and participants in the amateur matches. “We’re hoping to have about 250 players, which is significantly larger than in 2012. There seems to be more excitement this year,” Wedel says. He credits the IRT’s increased exposure for all things related to racquetball for the swelling numbers. “Jason [Mannino] and his team have been doing a great job getting the word out.”

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IRT Schedules Record-Breaking Season

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The 2013-2014 IRT season promises to be exciting, with the new schedule offering more events than ever before. Over 70 tournaments, the return of Colombia’s Grand Slam, and international events from South America to Canada join favorites on calendar allowing fans, players and families the chance to catch elite racquetball action near them

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Goal Setting

franheadshot150This is a great time of year for you to set achievable goals for the 2013/2014 season. A dream is a commitment made in your mind . . . and a goal is a commitment made on paper. Your mind is a goal-seeking mechanism, and it thrives on challenges. Your brain has been programmed to set goals and then select appropriate information in order to achieve the end result you want. You need enough mental activity and stress to stay active and healthy, otherwise you lose track of where you are and what you truly want. Goal setting is the easiest way to keep your mind aligned with what you want.


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The US Open is Coming

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The 2013 UnitedHealthcare US OPEN Racquetball Championships will be held October 2-6 in Minneapolis. Visitwww.UnitedHealthcareUSOPEN.comto view all entry information, lodging (room rate expires 9/7), sign up for the tourney, and purchase pro match tickets or call the US OPEN headquarters at (800) 234-5396 ext. 0

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Ektelon Re-signs Makie Rojas

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Ektelon is pleased to announce that Markie Rojas, based out of Stockton, CA has signed a two-year agreement to continue playing and using Ektelon’s entire line of products.

Ektelon Adds Extreme String Pattern (ESP) to Frames

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Ektelon is proud to announce Extreme String Pattern (ESP) to their extensive portfolio of industry leading frame technologies.
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