December 2014 IRT Newsletter

December 2014 IRT Newsletter

December 2014

ROLLOUT NJ Open Ends 2014 on High Note

2014_NJOpen_Logo_200With the return of the ROLLOUT New Jersey Open to the Garden State, Rocky Carson looks to end the year on a high note. Carson, the #2-ranked and 2012 NJO Champion, won three straight IRT Tier 1 tournaments since his semifinal appearance at the UnitedHealthcare US OPEN Racquetball Championships last October. Going into the NJ Open, he pinpointed the reasons for his success.
Read More: New Jersey Open

Kitsap Splat Ferries 4 Top Pros to Washington  

altSituated on the Kitsap Peninsula, just a ferryboat ride across Puget Sound from Seattle, Kitsap County in Washington is known for its extensive park system, historic land and water trails, annual summer fair and stampede, and world-class microbreweries. Now Kitsap County has something else to brag about: bringing top pros to the iconic Kitsap Tennis and Athletic Club in Bremerton December 5-7.
Read More About the Kitsap Splat
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Eating for Athletic Performance

Honaker_200The interval between eating and exercise may play an important role in one’s performance. Vigorous exercise before a meal will raise your metabolic rate and thereby burn more calories. This elevated metabolic rate may last for as long as 24 hours.  Exercise also would deplete the storage form of glucose (sugar), known as glycogen.  This means that further glucose which is taken in during the meal can be stored as glycogen and not as fats.  Also, the outpouring of adrenaline, growth hormone, and cortisol which exercise causes may reduce hunger.
Read More: Eating for Athletic Performance 

Video Analysis: See What You Miss, and Why

franheadshot_150Video analysis is the BEST teaching/learning tool you can obtain. Like the saying “A picture is worth a thousand words,” I truly believe when you can see how you’re playing you can understand it, when you can understand it you can then make the necessary changes for improvement as you build your championship game.

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Racquetball Mourns Loss of Pete Pierce

pete 4We are saddened to announce that the racquetball community has lost a passionate player, supporter, and “best trash talker for a C player ever,” Pete Pierce, in whose honor the 2014 Party with the Pros in St. Louis was named. A true class act with a great outlook on life, sense of humor, and passion for racquetball, he was loved by everyone and will be sorely missed. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends during this difficult time.

Cactus Salon NYC

Long Island, New York
January 15-18, 2015

The longest-running tier 1 in the country returns for the 17th year in a row for the Cactus Salon NYC ProAm held at the expansive and spacious Syngery Fitness Club, boasting 40,000 square feet of space in Syosset, New York.
Sign up: NYC ProAm

Lewis Drug

January 22-25, 2015


The “best kept secret” in racquetball was out when the Lewis Drug Pro/Am elevated to tier one “plus” status. The plus being the addition of pro doubles for the first time. The Lewis Drug ProAm is back, and better than ever.
Sign up: Lewis Drug ProAm
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2014 UnitedHealthcare
Available Now

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The official 2014 UnitedHealthcare US OPEN Racquetball Championships DVDs make the perfect holiday gift for you or a racquetball fan you love.Click for US OPEN DVDs

2015 Cali Open Off;
Looks to 2016

A combination of events has forced cancellation of the 2015 California Open, with eyes on 2016. Stay tuned!

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