Washington, MO, July 12, 2017 – The men’s professional International Racquetball Tour (IRT) announced today that Andy Kulback has been named the Tour’s new commissioner. Kulback brings a wealth of racquetball experience to his new position. He previously served as the Deputy Commissioner of both the Women’s Professional Racquetball Organization (WPRO) and the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT).
Kulback plans to utilize the skills and knowledge he gained with the WPRO and LPRT in his new position with the IRT. “I just want to take the experience that I have and the knowledge that I have to help grow this Tour into something bigger than it is today,” Kulback said.
Kulback is also an avid racquetball player and has competed at every level in tournaments. Kulback started playing racquetball recreational in 1978 and will incorporate his experiences as a player in his new role with the IRT. “I want to take some of those good and bad experiences I had as a player and build an even better product for the IRT,” Kulback said. “I want to make it a great experience for the players at the events.”
That includes marketing racquetball to younger players and addressing the ability to have a professional career on the IRT. “If we had to quantify a few things, one of the big things is to turn the professional side of the sport into something that young players can look at and say they want to do for a living,” Kulback said. “I think if we accomplish that, I think we’ve done a good thing.”
IRT CEO, John Scott, said Kulback will be a great addition to the Tour as the new commissioner. “Andy is one of the good guys in the sport,” Scott said. “He comes to the IRT at a very important time and his experience is greatly welcomed. He is not only a racquetball fan, and a player himself; he has many dedicated years of professional management in and out of the sport. This announcement, today, is one that will have an immense positive ripple effect in racquetball for years to come.”
Scott says that the addition of Kulback to the IRT team will allow for an even larger headcount, with additional experience and high-level management to the Tour. “Andy coming on board means that I can focus more on the business growth and corporate opportunities, while he runs the day-to-day side of the business, and together we tackle the events. I really couldn’t be more happy to have him work with us side-by-side.” Together Scott and Kulback, along with the investment group of the Tour, have very lofty goals to help create a “renaissance” in the sport of racquetball.
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