February 2012 IRT Newsletter – Part 1

February 2012 IRT Newsletter – Part 1


February 1, 2012
Pros Hit MonaVieSLC; Kane Train Stops; 

Shoe Advice; End Fear of Failure; CA Recap
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Kane withdraws from MonaVie Salt Lake City ProAm; Starts Today


“I’m definitely disappointed that I can’t go,” said the IRT’s #1-ranked professional, Kane Waselenchuk, who is just coming off of a 137-match record winning streak. “The MonaVie Salt Lake City ProAm is where I won my 100th match, so I’ll always remember it for that. It’s a good place for me.”

Kane Train Stops in New York City

2012CarsonKaneNYCbyRestrung_200 4With two top-tier pro stops starting the second half of the season, there wasn’t a break after the Coast to Coast California Open as the Cactus Salon NYC ProAm immediately followed January 12-15. Last year it was Jack Huczek over Rocky Carson in a five-game final after Kane forfeited in the semi-finals due to illness. Would there be any surprises this year?

Is Your Most Important Piece of Equipment Underfoot?

rbwstylized logo1-3-12 2What’s the most important piece of equipment you need to compete? A lot of people say a racquet, glove, string, or even grip. I rarely hear shoes as an answer and it baffles me. Having a high performance shoe can not only benefit your game, but benefit the way you feel, too. That’s why we’re offering the chance to win a pair with the latest styling and technology. Click for more information and how to enter.

Fear of Failure and How to Overcome it

franheadshot_150 2I decided to write about “Fear of Failure” and how to “Overcome Fear” as it is something that all my athletes have had to face on their way to becoming a CHAMPION. Both Rocky and Paola had to face it at the 2011 US Open Championships as well as the 2011 Pan American Championships…both times they made it to the finals playing against their rivals.

Back to the Grind in Canoga park

CaliOpen2012_175It had been about two months since the last tier one event, and racquetball fans everywhere were starved for some high-powered action. All the regulars were back in the draw, including Alvaro Beltran after he missed the last couple of tier one events.

Florida Spring Break ProAm
March 7-11 is Spring Break time in Florida, which means sun, fun, and of course professional racquetball. What an incredible combination! So, pack your bags and get ready for an amazing week in Tampa. Sign up here. Get more information  athttp://www.floridaspringbreakproam.com. 

New IRT Gear

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New IRT products include 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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Official Ball

IRT Grip Tape

IRT Grip150Show your support for the International Racquetball Tour with color matched grip tape on your racquet. Offered through Racquetskinz.  SHOP HERE

Wilson Promotes Derek Robinson

derekfamily_150 2Former World Racquetball Champion, Derek Robinson, has been promoted to National Account Manager of Golf & Racquet Sports at Wilson Sporting Goods.
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