June – July 2012 IRT Newsletter

June – July 2012 IRT Newsletter


June/July  2012
Leroy Neiman Art, Keeping an Edge, Bouncing Back from a Loss, New Ektelon Frames,  and a New Ladies’ Pro Tour
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Keeping the Edge

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After the Ektelon Nationals end in May, a sense of accomplishment and relief comes upon me. A sense of accomplishment because I’ve trained and played hard for another full season, and a sense of relief that I have a few months to get rest and get healthy. After nine months of hard work, it’s necessary to take time off, however, there also needs to be a balanced mix of relaxation and preparation for next season.

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How to Bounce Back After Losing a Match


In the May Newsletter I talked about slumps and how to get past them, as pros and amateurs alike in ALL sports experience periods when they don’t reach their usual performances. Athletes who know how to deal with them return back to excellent form just like Rocky, Paola, Taylor and Sharon.

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Leroy Neiman’s “Brumfield versus Hogan” for Sale

brumfieldvhogan_150A piece of racquetball history, the “Brumfield versus Hogan” painting by American artist, Leroy Neiman, who famously created images from the world of sports until his death at 91 this month, is now available for purchase. Sketching live events, from the Bobby Fischer and Boris Spassky World Chess Championship to Super Bowls, Neiman created a one-man industry of paintings, lithographs, drawings, watercolors, and coffee-table books that, like “Secretariat” purchased for upwards of $500,000, could sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Ektelon Introduces New Signature Ruben Gonzalez Frame for Fall 2012
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The New EXO3 RG Toron Lite is the third introduction in a series of Ruben Gonzalez racquets and is already a huge hit with Ektelon Pros and Team Players! Ektelon and Ruben Gonzalez have done it again! By introducing the new EXO3 RG Toron Lite, Ektelon now has the lightest and most powerful frame in the company’s history available to players worldwide for the new 2012 season.

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2012 US Open
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The US OPEN Racquetball Championships announced that UnitedHealthcare will serve as the title sponsor for the 2012 US Open Racquetball Championships. The agreement partners racquetball’s largest and most prestigious annual tournament with one of the nation’s largest health and well-being companies.

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Show your support for the International Racquetball Tour with color matched grip tape on your racquet. Offered through Racquetskinz.

2011 U.S. Open DVDs for Sale!
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4 disk set, 8 full matches, over 14 hours of coverage including both men and women professionals as seen on the IRT Network. $54.95!
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New Ladies’ Pro Tour

The Ladies’ Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) has been formed for a schedule of play that is set to begin in late August.