September 2011 IRT Newsletter

September 2011 IRT Newsletter


September  2011
IRT Rolls into New Season 
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Top-Tier Tournament Action is Back!
It’s the only place you can watch ALL of the top players on the tour, including Kane Waselenchuk, who will defend his 113-match record-breaking unbeaten streak spanning into a fourth season. Bryan Shaw shares his take on the tour, analyzing the top pros’ performance and what we might expect to see this season. Read more…

Pro Racquetball Returns to Kansas City!
History in the making starts Wednesday, September 15 as 6-time #1-ranked World Champion, Kane Waselenchuk defends his record-setting 113-match unbeaten streak when the 12th Annual Ghost of Georgetown Championships presented by NovaSors, a company providing customer service and technology solutions for business, kicks off the first Top-Tier tournament of the 2011-2012 season. Read more…
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Racquetball Warehouse: The String’s the Thing
“Strings are the soul of the racquet.”  Getting a new racquet and opting for the cheapest string is like buying a new Ferrari and putting spare tires on it.  Strings can change the feel and power you get from your shots.  Ideally, you want a string that’s going to give you the right combination of power, control, and durability.  Since racquetball is the fastest racquet sport in the world, you’re going to want  a string that can give you the ability to kill the ball and put as much, if not more, speed on the ball as your opponent.Read more…

What Makes Kane Great by (his) Coach Jim Winterton

With all due respect to the great champions of yesterday, I write this. Kane Waselenchuk is the best player ever. Many people have their fans, and their rationale, but nobody in the history of the game has won 113 matches in a row. Why the arguing now over who was the greatest? Because of Kane, that’s why. By the way, if you want to see who was the greatest, watch one of his matches, live or online. Nobody has ever played this low to the floor since Steve Serot. Nobody has dominated the way Kane has.Read More…


Introducing the International Racquetball Tour Online Shop! 
You’ll find unique IRT merchandise with our logo on more than 100 items including  t-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, posters, stickers, and more. 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

Kansas City Here We Come! 
The 12th Annual Ghost of Georgetown Championships presented by Novasors is September 15-18, kicking off the 2011-2012 season. Catch it live or online

U.S. Open Championships:
The Next Big Thing

Witness racquetball’s premiere Grand Slam event, The US OPEN Racquetball Championships. See all of the top players in the world from the IRT, WPRO and CPRT compete for the largest total prize money purse in the sport. Experience the thrill of dramatic player introductions featuring booming music and laser light shows.  Be there to see the stunning Clear Court, where every seat has a great view. Over 700 amateur players will compete and enjoy special events like the Saturday-evening gala Party with the Pros. LIFE TIME FITNESS Target Center, the same building in which the Minnesota Timberwolves play, serves as the nerve center. Located in downtown Minneapolis’ exciting Entertainment District, where restaurants, nightclubs, hotels, and world class shopping are all within easy walking distance
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