May 2014 IRT Newsletter

 

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May 2014
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4 Pros Have Ektelon 209 Battle of the Ages Home Court Advantage

2014StocktonBOTAlogo_200Like King Arthur showcasing his bravest knights, former top-ranked IRT pro and Stockton local John Ellis recently took to Facebook to throw down a proverbial racquetball gauntlet to any other area code’s challengers brave enough to take on the “209.”
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From Bitter Rivalries to Racquetball Today

ProKennexLogo2-Toned_200The ProKennex Tournament of Champions (TOC) is the last International Racquetball Tour (IRT) event of the 2013 – 2014 season that all the pros want an invite to attend, but only a select few will be in attendance.  The reason is that this tournament is reserved for the best players on the tour, so unless you’re a real contender … you won’t be there.
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The Ball That Changed Racquetball

Pro Penn HD ball_200Have you ever watched professional racquetball players blast shots all over the court at speeds close to 200 mph and wonder how their arms don’t fall off? Well, turns out the Pro Penn HD might deserve some thanks.
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Is a Coach Really Necessary to Build a Champion?

franheadshot_150Dedicated coaches brings out the best in players both physically and emotionally. They are a large part of a team to help, keep you grounded, focused, motivated, working hard, and progressing with the end result YOU playing at the best of your ability. Here’re the 8 qualities Fran Davis knows a good coach possesses, and how it makes a difference in bringing out the best in you.


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The First Racquetball National Final!

BoKeelydr.bud_brum1stSinglesJCCbyDrBud_200Just before the final match at the 1st Open Racquetball Singles Championships in St. Louis at the Jewish Community Center, Charlie Brumfield (age 20) & Dr. Bud Mueleisen (age 37) posed for this photo. Brumfield was using the Joe Sobek ‘Wooden Clunker’ and Dr. Bud used the Dayton Steele Racket, which had been double strung with wire strings. Back then, the ball was so dead that a ceiling ball was impossible to execute. Hence the rallies were lengthy and the games were best of 3 to 21 points.
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ProKennex Tournament of Champions Showcases Elite 8 

TOC2014Logo_200The ProKennex Tournament of Champions (TOC) is the last International Racquetball Tour (IRT) event of the 2013 – 2014 season that all the pros want an invite to attend, but only a select few will be in attendance.

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Congrats to Ackermanns, Alex and Krystal (Csuk) on their 4/5/14 marriage

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Photo courtesy of Chelsea Barsamian

US Open 2014: October 8-12 Registration is Open

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US Open 2013 DVDs on Sale!

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