March 2012 IRT Newsletter

March 2012 IRT Newsletter


FL and MO Tier 1, Ben’s Balance
Fear of Failure, Ruben Gonzalez March  2012
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Florida Spring Break ProAm March 7-11


From the West Coast to the Gulf Coast, the IRT Pro Tour travels to Tampa Florida for the Florida Spring Break ProAm, one of the biggest Tier 1 events on the pro tour. Last year, a record-setting 51 players in the pro draw joined over 266 contenders from 20+ US states and 9 countries to play the event.

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The Perfect Balancing Act

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Six months ago, the life I knew as an IRT Pro changed dramatically. I began working full time at Racquetball Warehouse and my days of playing almost forty yearly tournaments around the world came to a screeching halt. Although I knew going in I would be able to play the majority of the Tier 1 Pro-stops, I faced a real challenge of keeping in shape and competing in major events while putting in a full “9 to 5” workday. And so the balancing act began…

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Fear of Failure…Part 2

franheadshot_150In the last article, I talked about FEAR and where it comes from and how to deal with it. In this issue my team of experts and I want to teach you the techniques you can use to “Overcoming Fear.

Next Stop: St. Louis Party with the Pros!

trophy_150Top IRT pros will be meeting in St. Louis for the 3rd annual Party with the Pros at the Missouri Athletic Club-West, with ties to the downtown location’s storied sports history dating back to 1904. “The club has hosted a large number of elite athletes,” explained Tournament Director and IRT Director of Player and Community Relations, Shari Coplen. “A lot of the racquetball pros from the ‘70’s and famous celebrities athletes have played here from teams like the Cardinals, Rams, and Blues.”

Seth Brody Meets IRT Legend, Ruben Gonzalez

rubes5The old guard meets the new, as IRT College Intern Seth Brody shares his thoughts after talking with Ruben Gonzalez, a legend on the pro tour: It’s a shame that more people do not know about the racquetball phenomenon, Ruben Gonzalez. The plain truth is that it’s a travesty!


2012 Stockton ProAm


April 19, 2012 marks the return of Nor Cal’s oldest racquetball tournament as former top pro and Tournament Director, John Ellis, brings Tier 1 action back with the  Stockton ProAm  .

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Help 5x National Doubles Champ Fight Cancer


Steve Trent is in the fight of his life right now, battling Renal Cell Carcinoma. The family hopes new treatment will ease his pain and put the brakes on the cancer. You can help: Steve Trent Shootout. Click Here.

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