AKA Women Making Racquetball History Now!
We will feature another woman making racquetball history every Wednesday. Do you know someone else we should be celebrating with this interview and feature process? Drop us a line on Facebook!
Name: Debra Tisinger-Moore
Are you a pro player, coach, association board member, tournament organizer, or racquetball broadcaster AKA why do racquetball players know you?
USA Racquetball Hall Of Famer, Coach, Tournament Organizer
Country of Origin: USA
Place you consider home: Simi Valley, California
Have you ever been on your country’s national team? When?:
I was the USA Racquetball Team Assistant Coach.
Did you play as a junior? When & how where you introduced to the competitive side of racquetball?
1980 introduced to racquetball by my dad. Former high school/college volleyball.
Playing hand: Right
Year you started playing racquetball: 1980
First female mentor or idol in racquetball: Lynn Adams
Favorite racquetball shots: Down the line & the reverse pinch.
Motivation for the game (what keeps you playing):
The passion, it’s fun, & reaching my racquetball goals.
Love most about racquetball:
The practice sessions & then seeing the results at the tournaments.
Preferred equipment: I play with the Wilson Hope Lite. I was sponsored by Wilson for over 20 years. I string at 35/37 lbs – 18 gauge string.
Best results at tournaments you’ve played in:
27 US Open titles
24 World Seniors titles
26 US National Doubles titles
12 US National Singles titles
11 Women’s Senior National titles
12 National Masters titles
Day job: Self employed racquetball coach
You can see my lessons flyer here:
Debra Tisinger-Moore Racquetball Lessons Flyer
Charity close to your heart: WalkToEndAlz – Alzheimer’s (my mother passed away this year from Alzheimer’s & pancreatic cancer).
Hey Harlee (my beautiful granddaughter)! And a big shout out to my husband Gary, Janel, Avree, & my son Devyn.
Other sports played in addition to racquetball:
I quit volleyball just to play racquetball. A lot of time on the court.
What can we do to activate more female players?
Female only racquetball camps. Cindy Tilbury and I run a racquetball camp: The Ladies Malibu Camp.
What is your hope for the future of racquetball?
Besides the Olympics???? Health clubs investing in their racquetball membership.
How do you feel is the best way to help grow the sport of racquetball?
Owners & managers supporting the racquetball programs & please stop taking out all the courts!!!!!!
If you could bring one thing back from racquetball past – what would it be and why?
Top 8 pros shouldn’t be playing in the amateur events. Things have truly changed.
What do you do to train?
Cardio & racquetball specific footwork including the “star drill”. Practice practice practice!!!!
What is the biggest challenge you face right now as it comes to racquetball, and how do you work to overcome that challenge?
I have bilateral hip replacements & bilateral knee replacements.
No worries, now I can move better. My current obstacle is my shoulder (bone on bone).
I’ve re-worked the forehand to protect the shoulder more. Painful but okay.
Do you know someone else we should be celebrating with this interview and feature process? Drop us a line on Facebook!