New Record For The Longhorn Open Entry Process
Longhorn Open Racquetball Tournament

The Longhorn Open takes place on the University of Texas campus, at Gregory Gym and the Rec Center, every January. In 2016, it took 6 days to sell out the Longhorn Open at 336 players, two and a half months in advance of the event. In 2017, it took less than 65 minutes to sell out, at 354 players, again two and a half months in advance of the event. In 2018, it took less than 14 minutes to sell out, with 380 players entered (registration 11/2/18 for a tournament…

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Tube Tuesday – Channel 38
Lynn Stephens Racquetball

Tube Tuesday! Every Tuesday, we will post a link to a YouTube Channel that promotes racquetball! We will alternate between official tour/association channels with private channels. Want to be featured? Drop us a note! https://www.youtube.com/user/Racqetball/playlists This week we feature Lynn Stephens and the TMT Events team. Lynn and the NCRA were/are big proponents of referee training for racquetball and most of the online referee test was filmed by them and the tests were graded by Lynn and his team (or at least they were when I got certified). Check out…

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2018 South Austin Life Time Racquetball Tournament
Life Time Austin South

The first two days of the 2018 South Austin Life Time Racquetball Tournament are complete. All of the singles divisions were completed on Friday and Saturday. Doubles will take place on Sunday. Draws: http://www.r2sports.com/tourney/home.asp?TID=29655 Open division winner – Paul Kiil A division winner – Jeff Hald B division winner – Mike McKnight C division winner – Miller Roberts Junior division winner – Miller Roberts All of the finalists had their photos taken with the tournament director, Jody Morris. Thanks Jody for a first class event in the Life Time South…

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Longoria & Salas Win 2018 US Open LPRT Pro Doubles
2018 US Open Racquetball Tournament

Paola Longoria and Samantha Salas have won the 2018 US Open LPRT Pro Doubles Division. This is their second multinational event win this year to include the World Doubles Championships played in Denver in May. Read more about their run to the US Open title here: http://theracquetballblog.blogspot.com/2018/10/longoria-salas-win-3rd-lprt-us-open.html and http://blog.proracquetballstats.com/index.php/2018/10/08/us-open-lprt-ladies-pro-doubles-wrap-up/ Catch up on their excellent performances in the semifinals and finals matches embedded below: Semifinals Paola & Samantha vs Yazmine Sabja & Nancy Enriquez Also broadcast with commentary in Spanish by RKT. Posted by RKT on Friday, October 5, 2018 Finals…

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Beltran & De La Rosa Win 2018 US Open IRT Pro Doubles
2018 US Open Racquetball Tournament

Alvaro Beltran & Daniel De La Rosa have had a great year together playing pro doubles. They won the Mexican National tournament, the IRF World Championships in Costa Rica, and the 2018 3WallBall Sports Festival. Read more about their run to the US Open title here: http://blog.proracquetballstats.com/index.php/2018/10/08/us-open-irt-mens-pro-doubles-wrap-up/ and http://theracquetballblog.blogspot.com/2018/10/beltran-de-la-rosa-win-irt-doubles-at.html Semifinals Alvaro & Daniel vs Javier Mar & Rodrigo Montoya Finals Alvaro & Daniel vs Kane Waselenchuk & Ben Croft The matches were also broadcast with Spanish commentary by RKT on Facebook. (Same video, different commentators.) Semifinals Alvaro & Daniel vs…

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14th US Open Victory For Kane Waselenchuk
2018 US Open Racquetball Tournament

USA Racquetball‘s US Open, currently the UnitedHealthcare US Open, has been held once a year for the last 23 years. Originally held in Memphis, Tennessee, it has been held in Minneapolis, Minnesota since 2010. During 14 of those tournaments, Austin area racquetball player Kane Waselenchuk has won the International Racquetball Tour‘s Pro Division. Draws: http://www.r2sports.com/website/division-list.asp?TID=24877&sortBy=defaultOrder During the 2017-2018 season, Kane was sidelined by injury for a number of tournaments taking him from his usual top ranking to the third ranked player for the seeding of this event. You can find…

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9th US Open Victory For Paola Longoria
2018 US Open Racquetball Tournament

USA Racquetball‘s US Open, currently the UnitedHealthcare US Open, has been held once a year for the last 23 years. Originally held in Memphis, Tennessee, it has been held in Minneapolis, Minnesota since 2010. Draws: http://www.r2sports.com/website/division-list.asp?TID=24877&sortBy=defaultOrder Paola Longoria has now won 9 of those 23 events in the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour Pro Division. Paola also played pro doubles in this tournament with Samantha Salas (and has won 5 times with 2 different partners). The finals is captured below in addition to Paola’s singles matches that were broadcast during the…

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The Racquetball Show – Episode 16
The Racquetball Show

The Racquetball Show – Episode 16 – Dan Whitley, second interview Dylan Reid and friends have started a Racquetball podcast that they host on RacquetballShow.com. The sixteenth episode featured Dan Whitley of USA Racquetball and was published on September 7, 2018. ———- Website: https://www.racquetballshow.com/episode-16-dan-whitley/ Podcast: Listen Now Subscribe: Android

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Tube Tuesday – US Open Review!
YouTube Logo - Tube Tuesday Racquetball

Tube Tuesday! Every Tuesday, we post a link to a YouTube Channel that promotes racquetball! We will alternate between official tour/association channels with private channels. Want to be featured? Drop us a note! This week, the US Open is happening in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Coverage of this event has appeared on three of our previously covered channels (Channels 3, 7, and 11). All channels: http://dailyracquetball.com/category/media/tube-tuesday/ You can review those channels as you get ready for the live broadcasts later this week. Look for the live broadcasts from the International Racquetball Tour,…

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USA Racquetball Names New Executive Director
USA Racquetball

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 27, 2018 USA Racquetball Board Names Mike Wedel as Executive Director Colorado Springs, CO — The Board of Directors of USA Racquetball announced today the appointment of Mike L. Wedel to the position of executive director, effective November 1, 2018. The Board of Directors formed an Executive Director Search Committee in early August and partnered with an experienced talent acquisition professional to serve as a consultant and lead the process toward finding a new executive director. The committee consisted of four Board members as well as…

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