The Georgia Racquetball Players Association is proud to congratulate our newest USA Racquetball certified referee, John Wilson!
We wish him and the other two Georgia racquetball players attending the USA National Championship tournament all of the best luck!
The USA Racquetball National Championship tournament pays certified referees a significantly better fee for refereeing than they do to non-certified refs. The Georgia Games tournament in July will follow this same standard. All winners will referee or find a qualified replacement or forfeit their next match. Non-certified referees receive $5.00 per match after the first required match, while certified referees will receive $10.00 per match after the first required match.
Information (and a website walkthrough) about how to become a certified referee online is available here: http://jt-rb.com/how-to-become-a-certified-racquetball-referee-online/
Now is the time to start making your summer racquetball plans! There is one scheduled tournament each month from June thru September! Take an opportunity to get out of the heat and get onto an air conditioned court!
June 10-12 IRT Summer Open
July 8-10 Georgia Games
August 11-14 Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour
September 15-18 Word Racquetball Tour
Over the years, a large number of instructors have contributed video training lessons for racquetball on YouTube. Recently, PencilTree.com created a new website that organizes all of those lessons by subject. This site can save you hours of searching if you really just need a bit more information on how to hit that perfect splat.
Check it out!
Videos from Fran Davis, Shawn Royster, Ben Croft, Racquetball Warehouse, Cliff Swain, Ektelon, Aaron Embry, Marty Hogan, Kim Roy Hardison, Jo Shattuck, Malia Bailley, Leo Vasquez, Tim Woodward, Jim Winterton, John Ellis, Rocky Carson, Kris Odegard, Jordan Kahn, and more are included.
Are you a Georgia player attending the USA Racquetball National Singles Championships? There are already 107 players registered for that event which will take place in Highlands Ranch (Denver), Colorado. The registration deadline for this event is Friday May 6th. ($20 late registration fee allows registration thru May 13th)
This yearly event has added a full range of skill based doubles divisions.
College campuses are frequently the first exposure a young person will have to the game of racquetball. Some colleges will have racquetball as a class that can be taken for physical education credit. Others will have intramural leagues and even club teams that play against other colleges. The GRPA supports collegiate racquetball in all of its many forms and has added a page to help connect those athletes. Let us know if you attend (or work at or teach at) a college or university that isn’t on our list. All of the facilities have also been added to the Courts page.