Doubles Season Is Upon Us (2016-2017)

In the winter, racquetball courts fill up as outdoor play winds down.  To energize players in these more crowded conditions, doubles tournaments bloom.  Between November and February, states will hold their state doubles championships, regions will hold their regional championships, and the US National Doubles Championship will also be held. November 12-13, 2016 Tennessee State … Continue reading Doubles Season Is Upon Us (2016-2017)

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Statistics, Free Online Tools, Exploration III

I like numbers. I like maps. I like to understand how many of a thing there are, and where they are. I spent a few minutes this morning examining the 2016 United Healthcare US Open participant list. I took the number of players from each US state and put them on a map. I did … Continue reading Statistics, Free Online Tools, Exploration III

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Statistics, Free Online Tools, Exploration II

I like numbers. I like maps. I like to understand how many of a thing there are, and where they are. I spent a few minutes this evening looking at USA Racquetball’s list of Certified Referees.  I took the number of certified refs for each state, by gender, and put them all on a map. … Continue reading Statistics, Free Online Tools, Exploration II

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Collegiate Racquetball – what makes a successful club?

A college racquetball club in another state has asked me to write an article about them.  A college racquetball club in a third state has asked me to donate racquets to them. I’d like to help both, but first I need to determine that my efforts and money will be well spent. What kinds of … Continue reading Collegiate Racquetball – what makes a successful club?

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US National Team Selection Event – Live Broadcast

The USA Racquetball National Singles Championship is being played this week and weekend. http://livestream.com/usaracquetball/events/5232053 Over 260 players have gathered in Denver, Colorado to determine how they fit on the national scene. http://www.r2sports.com/tourney/home.asp?TID=14388 There are two divisions in particular that are interesting. The US National team is having their final qualifying event. The full rules on … Continue reading US National Team Selection Event – Live Broadcast

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Registering for Tournaments

The registration sites for a number of tournaments opened up this last week.  Everything from the US Open, to an LPRT event, to semi-local 2 court and 4 court events.  Start your planning now to attend and play! Links have been added or updated on the Tournaments page. April Regional Singles – Atlanta, Georgia Tournament … Continue reading Registering for Tournaments

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