December 2012 IRT Newsletter

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Pro Racquetball’s Back: NJ Open 

NJ Open Logo_200The Warren Health and Racquet Club in Warren, New Jersey, will host the New Jersey Open Tournament, the first Tier 1 pro racquetball tournament to be held in the state since 2001. The event takes place December 12-14 and will include the top ten professional players in the world with a total pro draw of 40 players and an additional 200 players in the amateur draw.

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RbW’s Trick Shots with Ben Croft

Kane’s 8th: New Record, Place in History

_08P9740 2Kane Waselenchuk took home an unprecedented 8th U.S. Open title, which is just one of the startling statistics that will put this man’s place in racquetball history in perspective. Read more for a look at how he marched through the brackets enroute to the finals at Life Time Fitness in the Target Center in downtown Minneapolis on October 7. Then, stay with me while we slog through the stats. I decided to hit the Todd Boss Data base when approached to write this article and I have something to say when we come out the other side!
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Red Swain Shootout Locks in 3 Years

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Nearly 30 years after winning his first IRT pro stop at the Davison Athletic Club in Davison, Michigan, Cliff Swain took to the courts with his newest competitor—his two-year old son, Liam, who was born on the tenth anniversary of the death of Cliff’s dad, Red Swain, in whose honor the tournament is named. They can already plan for the rematch. Tournament Director, Don Schopieray and IRT President, Jason Mannino, locked down the Red Swain Shootout dates for the for the next three years.

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Controlling the Match

franheadshot_150Controlling the match means playing more methodically while aware of what’s happening around you on the court. You don’t rush or hit aimlessly. Every shot you take and every move you make on the court has purpose or an objective. This is a strategy that clearly elevates your level of play. Here are a few tips for controlling the game:

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Coast to Coast CA Open   January 3-6

Coast_3D_Logo_Color_BlkTXTThe IRT’s first Tier 1 in the second half of the season has been moved! Tournament Director, Debra Tisinger-Moore, will hold one of the IRT’s biggest events in Reseda, CA, at the 360 Health Club’s beautiful Stadium Court.

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NY Temperature Controls ProAm Jan 10-13

The pros will travel straight from the West Coast to the East for the NY Temperature Controls Pro/Am. Click the link on the IRT schedule (when available) for details.

2012 US Open CDs For Sale

usologo2_200The 2012 US Open DVD is now for sale! It’s the only way to watch the quarterfinals, plus you’ll have the semifinals and finals at your fingertips for only $54.95. Call now!

(614) 890-6073.

Rocky Clinic 12/7-12/9

RockyRB 3 Day Clinic_200 2Rocky’s leading a 3-day clinic to teach the fundamentals that took his game to the top of the sport. “Without a solid foundation, it’s tough to grow.”  Contact him onFacebook or call the club (949) 643-6700.

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