December 2013 IRT Newsletter

 

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December 2013 Newsletter
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2013 ROLLOUT New Jersey Open

IRTLPRTNJOPenThe 2013 Rollout New Jersey Open may be only two years old, but this year it can claim a unique position in the world of professional men’s racquetball: since the beginning of Kane Waselenchuk’s domination of the sport more than three years ago, this event will showcase all four of the season’s Tier 1 tournament champions, including Jose Rojas, Alvaro Beltran, Waselenchuk, and new world #1 Rocky Carson.

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Rankings Shift Up in Season of Firsts

IRTRankings11-22Momentum in the rankings is on an upshift, as the November 22 update reveals #1 Rocky Carson expanded his season-to-date lead on the injured 8-time World Champion, Kane Waselenchuk, by winning the Garden City Turkey Shootout. Perennial finalist Carson’s first Tier 1 title during this season designated him the fourth IRT titleholder crowned in as many events. Click here for the current rankings and below for more information.

Controlling Your Opponent’s Court Position

franheadshot_150As simple as it may seem, keeping your opponent back and out of the middle of the court is effective because 30 percent of all balls can be killed from the dotted line, so the odds undoubtedly go down the farther back one hits. Controlling your opponent’s court position keeps them as far away from the front wall, the target, as possible. You can implement the strategy of controlling your opponent’s court position, whichever level you play. Here’s how:

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Three Steps to Walking All Over Your Opponents

banner-museum_200To hang my credential on your court door: I have spent hundreds and hundreds of hours teaching private and group racquetball lessons, ran many instructional camps that lasted a month and have written a 288 page best selling book to help players improve their racquetball play. That is past, and today I can condense over forty years of play, instruction and observation into three easy steps to walk all over your opponents.

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2014 Coast to Coast CA Open

Coast2Coast2013LOGO2014 kicks off in beautiful Reseda, CA at the 360 Health Club for the Coast to Coast CA Open, January 2-5, in what’s been one of the Tour’s biggest events. Sponsored by Coast to Coast Computer Products, the deadline to register is Saturday, December 28.

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2014 Cactus Salon New York City Pro/Am

Hooded sweatshirts, hospitality, and world-class racquetball await fans at the Cactus Salon New York City ProAm January 9-12; registration deadline is January 7.

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Lewis Drug Pro/Am: Newest Satellite to turn Tier 1

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The 36th Annual Lewis Drug Pro/Am, January 23-26, is now a
 Tier 1 tour stop with over $25k in cash & prizes in pro and open singles, plus double divisions including skill  and age  brackets. Player numbers are limited so enter this under-the-radar favorite early. The deadline is January 17.