2018 IRT Professional Workshop
Washington, Mo. April 3, 2018- With summer just around the corner and the International Racquetball Tour’s (IRT) season coming to an end, could there be a better time for a professional racquetball workshop out in Malibu, California?
The 2018 IRT Professional Workshop is set to provide a wide range of training for IRT professionals at a minimum cost during the Tour’s off-season. Cindy Tilbury, an IRT investor, started this workshop idea and has made major strides in making sure the professionals get the most out of their trip. Establishing a new professional generation of players that can maintain the sport’s popularity across the world is the real idea behind this workshop.
“After I invested in the IRT tour, it was important to me to let the guys know we are invested in their success,” Tilbury said. “My goal is to make racquetball better for the future and to thank the pros for playing for the world’s entertainment. Providing an opportunity for the non-top-eight pros to get together to train and discuss issues, and exposing them to on-court and life-skill coaches would be a great thing for them.”
From July 9-11, the first 10 players that sign up for the workshop will be invited out to stay at Bett’s Carlton (Rick Bett’s/Cindy Tilbury’s home), located in the beautiful hills of Malibu, California overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Players will work with on-court coaches to help them with their game and will also work with off-court coaches to help them with their lives. Improving not only a player’s racquetball skills, but also their financial and life-management skills are some of the goals of this workshop. From improving racquetball skills, to learning how to balance the Tour and school/family, to finding sponsors and marketing yourself at the highest level, the 2018 IRT Professional Workshop will provide all these skills and more!
Along with all of these racquetball and life lessons, players will also get a chance to enjoy the sunshine and beautiful weather of California. After spending the day on the court and “in the classroom” with coaches, there will be time to go out to dinner and maybe even surf the Malibu beaches. A total cost of $200 is all it takes to be involved in the 2018 IRT Professional Workshop, but only the first ten who sign up will be invited. Player’s fees includes: rides to/from the airport, to/from the club, lodging, food and club guest fees. AIRFARE NOT INCLUDED. Players that have already been invited include: Dane Elkins, Daniel Rojas, Sebastian Fernandez and Lalo Portillo. If you can’t attend the July workshop, Tilbury will be hosting a second workshop in September. (More details to come.) For more information about the 2018 IRT Professional Workshops, contact Cindy Tilbury!
Head Staff Writer:
Kelly R. Diesel