As racquetball players and fans, we all know that we love the sport. Now there is an added benefit – researchers have discovered that playing racquetball is linked to longer life. Read the article that will make you feel even better. http://time.com/4585396/sports-live-longer-exercise/
A quick peek ahead to January: the Women’s Senior Masters will be in Illinois in 2017! Singles and doubles offered! The WSMRA has announced that the 28th Annual Tournament will be Jan 13-15, 2017 at the Glass Court Swim & Fitness Club in Lombard. Both round-robin singles and round-robin doubles divisions will be offered. The Tournament Directors will be ISRA and USA Racquetball Board Members Laurel Davis and Cheryl Kirk. Plan now to be at this great event – there is even a rumor that the ISRA Men have offered to provide staffing and a necessary(?) dose of testosterone to the proceedings.
We have the entire ISRA Season on the calendar to the right so you can plan your season of competitive play. We have some great Spring events coming up as well, including the ISRA State Singles and ISRA State Doubles Championships as well as the Shamrock Shootout in March and the Regional Championships in April. When combined with some great One Day Shootouts, there is an entire season of competitive racquetball awaiting everyone. You can plan now – and ensure that you don’t miss any racquetball this season!
We often get asked how you can help grow the sport – and here is an easy way! Communication is the lifeblood of any organization like USA Racquetball and the Illinois State Racquetball Association, and we are actively promoting a new eMembership that is FREE and extremely easy to sign up for. All you have to do is click the link below and enter three pieces of information and you are done! You can sign up a friend or neighbor and they will get USA Racquetball’s electronic Newsletter and Quarterly Magazine (online) for free. Try it – you have nothing to lose!!!
Sign up yourself and your friends at: http://www.teamusa.org/~/link.aspx?_id=39A80B18A8CF47E4B0CF0BE7E5822A73&_z=z
This program is designed for the casual and recreational player or fan who may not compete in the sanctioned events. eMembers will receive access to the digital version of RACQUETBALL Magazine, instruction tips, partner discounts and updates about what is happening in the sport. The greater our reach, the more resources we can bring to the sport.
We are actively looking for sponsors for the Professional Men’s Tour Event (IRT) to be held next March at Glass Court in conjunction with the Shamrock Shootout. This is a great opportunity to promote your products and gain visibility across the racquetball and fitness community. For more information on how you can be a part of this great event, please contact Geoff Peters at firstname.lastname@example.org or (773) 251-4413.
See you on the courts,
Your ISRA Board