December 2011 IRT Newsletter

December 2011 IRT Newsletter

December  2011
US Open, Consistency Rules, RBW, Red Swain Recap
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The 2011 US Open: Another Look

For some of us, the US Open just can’t arrive soon enough once the racquetball season starts. The glitz, the glamour, and the ravenous appetite to witness the top players in the world locking horns early in the season with major points and prize money on the line make the US Open a highly anticipated event each season. This year, the impatient fans were rewarded earlier than normal as the US Open played out several weeks early due to the Pan American games scheduled at the end of October. This presented a different challenge than normal for the pros as they only had one tier one event under their belts and only a couple weeks to make adjustments after the season’s first major tournament in Kansas City.
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Championship Racquetball: Consistency Rules

I am asked this question all the time, “If you had to name one of the MOST important parts of the game that would be a major ingredient in making a champion what would it be?” Hands down: “CONSISTENCY Rules.”


RBW Gift Guide: Ideas by Price & Product
It’s that time of year again. The season of holiday cheer, friends and family, and giving! We understand how difficult shopping for your friends and family can be, that’s why we have created our “Gift Guide” that breaks down great gift ideas into products and price range.
From the Racquetball Warehouse family to yours, have a safe and happy Holiday season!
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Rolling Into Red Swain
Regroup, Reload: Players had a few weeks to recover physically and mentally from the US Open in Minneapolis before heading to Michigan. The Red Swain Shootout is the only Tier One memorial tournament on the schedule, bringing awareness to the memory of Cliff Swain’s father while raising money for The Angel Fun, a charity supporting patients with ALS disease. The Red Swain is one of the final two major tournaments before 2012, so the players looked to make one of their last impressions of the year before heading into the holiday break. Read More.


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Gear UP for the holidays
New IRT products are available, including men’s, women’s, & kids’ clothing; calendars, keychains, pet stuff, iPhone/iPod/iPad cases, player images, and much, much more. Take a look around and see what you can find.  SHOP HERE 

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Coast to Coast 
California Open 1/5-1/8 

This is one of only two ProAm events where both the IRT and WPRO players compete for $35,000 in prize money. You can enter online until 12/30/11, via phone 818-884-5034; or by mail. Click below for cut-off times and more information.

With a storied 20-year history that evolved out of the Long Island Open, the event is limited to the first 300  players who sign up by Tuesday, 1/10/12. Come to play & watch today’s champions, including Kane Waselenchuk and former #1 pro and hometown favorite, Ruben Gonzales. Click below for cut-off times or for more information

IRT Grip
Official IRT Licensed Grip Tape. Show your support for the International Racquetball Tour with color matched grip tape on your racquet. Offered through Racquetskinz. Shop here.

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Official Ball