October 2011 IRT Newsletter

October 2011 IRT Newsletter


October  2011
US Open Pro Previews, Tips, & KC Results 
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The Bridge from Kansas City to Minneapolis

About 700 players will converge in Minneapolis for the US Open, where nearly 90 men will compete in the pro draw, including #1-ranked Kane Waselenchuk who will defend his 117 match unbeaten streak. Bryan Shaw bridges the action from the season opener in KC to the US Open. Read more…


Championship Racquetball with Fran Davis
In my last article, I wrote about developing a Preseason Schedule which uses the components of flexibility, speed play, aerobic conditioning, strength training , drilling, playing, and mental toughness. Now that you’ve gone through the Preseason Schedule let’s introduce you to the In-Season Schedule. Read more…
Rajsich and Longoria Headline US Open

The Women’s Professional Racquetball Organization (WPRO) will once again bring their best athletes to Minneapolis for the 2011 US OPEN Racquetball Championships. A strong and talented field of the best female racquetball players in the world will converge together for the first grand slam of the WPRO season, with Rajsich and Longoria headlining the women’s field. Read more…

Kane Wins; Upsets Switch Up the Rankings

Kane Waselenchuk shared a bit of advice with the coach of his opponent during the Round of 16s last weekend. “Tell him to have fun.” IRT Scholarship Winner, Felipe Camacho, might have had more than merriment on his mind as he faced the 6-Time World Champion, who is as nice off the court as he is dominating on the hardwood. Kane demonstrated why he’s ranked #1 after winning the first Tier 1 tournament of the season and extending his record-breaking unbeaten streak to 117 matches in a row. Read more…

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Introducing the International Racquetball Tour Online Shop! 

You’ll find unique IRT merchandise with our logo on more than 100 items including technology, apparel, drink ware, bags, and other fun stuff. You can also find products which include photo’s of your favorite players on calendars, key chains, and more. SHOP HERE and let us know what you think on our Facebook page: facebook.com/irtfan

Red Swain Shootout
Tier 1 – Oct 27-30, 2011 
The historic Davison Athletic Club welcomes back the best racquetball players in the world, including the top-rank pros along with 6-time world champion, Cliff Swain and IRT Collegiate Scholarship winner, Brad Schopieray. Sign Up Here


The Seattle Pro/Am 
November 3-6, 2011

The Seattle Pro/Am event will feature the best professional racquetball players in the world, including the top-ranked pros plus local favorite and IRT collegiate scholarship winner, #24 Taylor Knoth. Hosted by the Washington Athletic Club and the Downtown Seattle YMCA. Sign Up Here