November 2013 IRT Newsletter

 

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November 2013
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The Red Swain Shootout

RedSwain2013The 3rd annual Red Swain Shootout brings high quality, high intensity racquetball back to Davison, Michigan, home of 6-Time World Champion, Cliff Swain, who reports feeling great as he enters the draw. #1 Kane Waslenchuk is out due to family obligations, leaving the field wide open for other top pros in the draw.

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23rd Annual Garden City Turkey Shootout: Longtime Satellite Turns Tier 1

GarCityYMCA_200Back-to-back tournaments will bring the IRT top pros from Michigan to Garden City, Kansas on November 14-17 for the 23rd Annual Garden City Turkey Shootout, which has evolved from a long-time satellite to Tier 1 tournament for the first time.
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Two Bounces: What’s YOUR Call?

BCROFT-Enats2012forRbW2012Like a lot of people around the globe, I enjoy watching sports, whatever sport it is, and whether it’s on TV or in person. I love to see fellow athletes leave it all on the field, exchange banter, and celebrate. I even enjoy watching teams when they’ve lost a close game or match because it’s real and true emotion. I know where they’re coming from. There’s one aspect of professional sports that’s overlooked, except in racquetball, and that’s going by what the ref calls, even if it isn’t the right call.

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Watching the Ball at All Times

franheadshot_150Watching the ball at all times may seem like a simple and elementary strategy that everyone does automatically, but you will be amazed at how many players do not watch the ball. By watching the ball, you gain valuable information and more time so you can better determine your opponent’s shot, serve or return of serve and react faster to the ball.
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The New Jersey Open is Back!

NJ Open Logo_200The Rollout Event Group will showcase the IRT and LPRT at the Garden State’s only professional racquetball event at the historic Warren Racquet Club December 12-15.
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ProKennex is Named as Tournament of Champions Title Sponsor

TOC2014Logo_200Pro racquetball returns to the Multnomah Athletic Club in Portland, Oregon, where the season-ending invitational brings together top pros, international players, juniors, and competitors from the Northwest. “We’re very excited that ProKennex and the legendary MAC stepped up to bring the top IRT players back for the second year in a row, continuing the TOC legacy, which started in the 1990’s,” said Jason Mannino, IRT President.

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2013 US Open Men’s Pro Broadcast Thanksgiving Weekend

_40P0018Dial in to the Tennis Channel to watch the Men’s Semifinal and Championship matches:

Semi #1: 11/28 @ noon
Semi #2: 11/29 @ noon
Final: 11/30 @ noon
All Times EDT