April 2013 IRT Newsletter

April 2013 IRT Newsletter


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Party with the Pros in St. Louis

logo-partywiththepros2013_200The 2013 Party With the Pros Tournament takes place April 11-14 in the vibrant city of St. Louis, Missouri. While this is the 4th year St. Louis has hosted a Tier 1 event, this year it also serves as a regional qualifier for amateurs to advance to the 2013 USAR 46th EKTELON National Singles tournament taking place in Fullerton, California, in May. The combination of the best professional racquetball players in the world with very talented and competitive amateurs will make for an exciting and action-packed event. Enter Here

Ektelon Tournament of Champions: Revival Supports Veterans

TOCLogo_200Tier 1 racquetball has made its way back to Portland, Oregon for the Ektelon IRT Tournament of Champions April 25-28 at the Multnomah Athletic Center (MAC). The revived staple from the 80’s-90’s will serve as a qualifier for Ektelon Pro Nationals and a fundraiser for the nonprofit Military Racquetball Federation (MRF). Enter Here
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Coach Jim Winterton’s Top Racquetball Tips


Each day I post the racquetball tip of the day. From beginner to pro, these tips are things that I teach in my camps, video lessons, and clinics. Here is a sampling of tips picked at random. Enjoy and see you on the court! Onward and upward!

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A Day Off the Court with Ben Croft: Pro Racquetball Training

BCROFT-Enats2012forRbW2012_200A few months back I wrote about a typical day on the court, revealing some of my on-court secrets. Today, I’m going to share a typical day of training outside the court.

Concentration and Focus

franheadshot_150Ideally, you want to get into a state of total concentration and focus on the court because that is when you play your best and develop a winning game. Concentration is total awareness, giving your undivided or fixed attention to the game. Focus is the narrowing of concentration onto a specific thought, idea, or object to a central point. In other words, you concentrate on the game and focus on the ball and your opponent.
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Stockton ProAm May 2-5

Art-StocktonProAm2013_200The Meridian Club in Southern California will once again host pros and amateurs who gather to play, mingle, compete for the US Team, and support the Military Racquetball Federation. Join us for many special events in and around the courts!


Ektelon Pro Nationals May 15-19

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IRT Pros, at a club near YOU?

Ever wonder how to get the best players in the world to your hometown? What does it take to host an IRT event? What are the benefits? IRT events are the largest and most exciting in the sport. Whether you’re an event director who wants to grow participation and add excitement to your event, a club owner looking to add marketing and promotional value to your business, or a first-timer host, the IRT can help. Please contact us at [email protected] to see what we can do for you.

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