July 27, 2016
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Hi All! Kennesaw State University is looking for someone to teach a one credit Beginning Racquetball course on T/Th from 8:30-9:15pm this fall. The class has 16 students, and is taught on three courts in our incredible student rec center. It runs for 10 weeks (20 classes), but you get to choose which 20 days to go out of the 16-week semester, so there is a bit of flexibility in the schedule. The ideal candidate would have a BA or higher in a sport or teaching-related field (exercise science, sport management, physical education, education, etc.). Please email Kim Fletcher if you’re interested in getting more details! Thanks!
July 10, 2016
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The 2016 Georgia Games took place at Recreation ATL on Saturday July 9th, 2016.
Congratulations to our winners!
IRT Pro – Maurice Miller
A – Bamiki Keita
B – Russell James Scott III
C – Zach Slaney
D – Zach Slaney
45+ A – Kevin Wiley
Men’s A Doubles – Eric Saghini / Kevin Wiley
50+ A Doubles – Felix Akintomide / Lugene Jackson
25+ A Doubles – Bamiki Keita / Yacouba Keita
Thanks to Curly Karmelin and Jason Chan for their work to make this event possible and flow smoothly!
June 20, 2016
Comments Off on 2016 Aloha Open – Congratulations to our Georgia Players!
This last weekend, 14 players from Georgia represented and played at the 2016 Aloha Open held in High Point, North Carolina. A little bit over 15% of the players in the tournament were current Georgia residents!
Congratulations to the Georgia women, taking first and second place in the Women’s Open Doubles, completely dominating their competition!
1st place – Kanesha Madison / Tara Borrero
2nd place – Felicia Green / Tami Costanza
Congratulations to the Georgia mixed doubles teams, taking first and second place in the Mixed Open Doubles!
1st place – Maurice Miller / Tara Borrero
2nd place – Kanesha Madison / Danny Smith
Congratulations to our Centurion teams (combined age 100+), for taking first and second place there as well!
1st place – Brandon Bryant / Luis George Sr.
2nd place – Marcus Riggins / Wes Wesley
Congratulations to our two Open players that took second place in their divisions!
Men’s Open – Maurice Miller
Women’s Open – Robin Whitmire
Out of 32 possible 1st and 2nd place positions, Georgia players took 8, a full 25% of the possible finals slots!
Great job all!
Portions of this tournament were broadcast live on YouTube by Luis Borrero, but they don’t appear to have been archived as part of his channel. Many hours of broadcast were delivered by Kamyron Meeks via Livestream.com, and those have been made available on YouTube.
The 2016 Georgia Golden Olympics is scheduled for September 21-24, 2016 in Warner Robins, Georgia. The Warner Robins Recreation Department, under the direction of Mr. James Dodson, graciously agreed to host the 2016 event for the 15th consecutive year. This will be the 34th Georgia Golden Olympics event.
Anyone 50 and over can compete in the Georgia Golden Olympics.
All first, second, third and fourth place winners at 2016 NSGA state qualifying games will qualify. Athletes must qualify in each racquetball event (singles/doubles) in which they wish to compete at the 2017 National Summer Senior Games, except when Rule E of the NSGA rules applies. Age division for doubles is determined by the age of the younger partner as of December 31, 2016. Eyewear with lens designed for racquet sports is mandatory, and must be provided by the athletes. Also, athletes must provide their own racquets. Balls will be provided.
Robins Air Force Base will host the Racquetball events.