January 2013 IRT Newsletter

 

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January 2013
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New Year, New Club: Coast To Coast CA Open

Coast_3D_Logo_Color2013IRT Tier 1 action returns for the second half of the season with the Coast to Coast CA Open, now located at the world class 360 Health Club in Reseda, California. Racquetball enthusiasts, including over 250 participants, have a lot to be excited about. While the superlative favorite, top-ranked Kane Waselenchuk, looks to continue his three-year winning streak, a few Davids are also hoping to take shots at Goliath.

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West to East: NY Temperature Controls IRT ProAm

NJOpencrowd_200After spending a few days in sunny Reseda, California, the world’s paramount Racquetball players will trek across the country to a significantly colder Long Island for the 2013 Temperature Controls Pro/Am from January 10-13. The event is shaping up to be a pairing of old-time racquetball elite and young guns looking to make a name. Held at the 40,000 square foot Synergy Fitness Club in Syosset, this NYC Pro/Am will offer showcase glass courts to watch professional and amateur players hit it out. On it’s 15th year, the event is the longest tier 1 event in the country.

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Watch & Learn: Fine Tune Your Game

BCROFT-Enats2012forRbW2012_200It’s the time of year to make those New Years Resolutions, and what better than to improve your racquetball game? If you’re like us, however, you don’t want to spend hours practicing certain shots or court movements, you want to play. Well, too bad. You have to if you want to reach your full potential. What really makes the difference though is practicing correctly, and that we can help with.

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Be a Racquetball Detective

franheadshot_150Detectives investigate a situation and gather information before they can make a determination of what happened or what they need to do to solve the mystery. A “racquetball detective” is no different. You, the racquetball detective, must analyze your opponent’s strengths and weaknesses as well as your own strengths and weaknesses, which will determine the game plan you need to put together in order to beat your opponent. Here’s a simple formula:

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Happy New Year

2013_150The IRT Team would like to wish a very happy holiday season to all of the fans, friends, families, sponsors, tournament directors and volunteers who make this sport great. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone in the weeks and years to come. See you around the courts!

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ROLLOUT NJ Open: Upset City

NickvJose_NJ2012byRestrung_200Surprises and upsets reigned before the holiday break: Official Referee, #11 ranked Charlie Pratt exited for the season; #1-Kane Waselenchuck withdrew from the last event; #9 seed, Alex Ackermann upset #8 Andy Hawthorne; #11 Nick Montalbano took out #6 Shane Vanderson and #3 Jose Rojas for his semifinal debut; and #12  Jansen Allen defeated #5 Brad Schopieray. It all led to a 2+ hour, 5-game thriller  between the two top seeds, featuring quarreling, comedy, and precision racquetball.
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2012 US Open DVDs For Sale

usologo2_200The 2012 US Open DVD is  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

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