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[11 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

Bellingham Athletic Club is offering a Junior Racquetball Camp on July 20-24, 2015. The camp is taught by Professional Instructor, Wanda Collins, Junior Nationals player, Hollie Scott and Racquetball Director, Jessie Scott. The camp consists of: Racquetball basics – strokes, serves, off the back wall shots, game strategy, foot drills, speed and agility exercises, camp t-shirts and a mini tournament to wrap up the week on Friday.  Contact Wanda for more information.
Wanda Collins – Juniors Committee

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[11 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

Washington will be represented by five players from Washington State this month in Stockton, California. We wish them all the very best! Follow their progress on R2Sports.
Jake Birnel: Boys 18 and Boys 18 Doubles
Nick Birnel: Boys 14, Boys 14 Doubles, Mixed 14 Doubles
Ashlyn Carver: Girls 8, Girls 8- MB, and Girls 10- Double bounce
Megan Carver: Girls 14, Girls 14 doubles, Mixed 14 Doubles
Hollie Scott: Girls 16, Girls 18, Girls 18 Doubles

Juniors, Women »

[11 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]

The Women and Juniors Committees of the WRA are working together to bring racquetball to new players. We will be presenting a fun afternoon of lessons and playtime for women and kids at clubs in Western Washington this Fall and Winter. These will be open to club members only, so if you think your club might be interested, be sure and contact us! There is no charge to participate, and we’ll provide the gear. More details will be available at the annual picnic in Kent in July.
Wanda Collins

Juniors, Tournaments »

[22 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]

The USAR wants to encourage junior players to attend Junior Nationals this year! They are offering free entry to first timers or anyone who has not played in 3 or more years at Junior Nationals. Two events at Nationals can cost up to $150, so this is a great opportunity. The WJRA will offer an additional $150 in travel expenses to any participating Junior player from Washington. Contact Wanda Collins, President, Washington Junior Racquetball Association.


Events, Juniors »

[15 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]

The U.S. National Junior Team wrapped up its Training Camp at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs early this month. Lead by Interim Head Coach Cheryl Gudinas,the five days of intense training, practice, instruction and relationship building is essential in helping the Team prepare for the Junior World Championships to be held in Colombia this October. Congratulations Jake Birnel (Bellingham Athletic Club) for being awarded Boy’s Camp Tournament Champion & Training Camp MVP.

If you would like to help support the team (including Hollie Scott, Bellingham Athletic …

Juniors, Results, Tournaments »

[15 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]

Six Washington players travelled to Highlands Ranch, Colorado to participate in Junior Nationals June 25 through June 29th They represented the state well and we are proud of their accomplishments! Here are their results:

Jake Birnel:
Boys 16 Gold – 3rd
Boys 16 Gold Doubles – 2nd
Mixed 16 Gold Doubles – 1st

Nick Birnel:
Boys 12 Gold – 3rd
Boys 12 Gold Doubles – 1st
Mixed 12 Gold Doubles – 1st

Ashlyn Carver:
Girls 8Multi Bounce Gold – 2nd
Girls 10 2 bounce Gold – 5th

Hannah Carver:
Girls 12 Gold – 2nd
Girls 14 Gold – 4th
Mixed 12 Gold Doubles – 3rd

Megan …

Events, Juniors, Seniors, Tournaments, Women »

[24 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]

Just one week left to register for the Washington State Singles Racquetball tournament in Spanaway, WA. Entries close Saturday evening on March 29th. There is a reduced room rate of $81/night at the Comfort Inn and Suites in Tacoma, just mention WRA Racquetball for the reduced rate. The Washington Junior Racquetball Auction that is normally part of the Northwest Open will be here, and we’ll be providing food for the players so you can keep your performance at peak levels all weekend long. You can play up to two …

Events, Juniors, Tournaments »

[17 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]
WA Juniors Players Headed to Worlds!

We could not be prouder of two of our junior members! Hollie Scott and Jake Birnel are representing the United States on the National Junior Team in Bolivia in October, 2013. They earned the right to be members of the junior team their by their outstanding participation at Junior Nationals in June in Iowa State. Hollie placed 2nd in Girls 16 singles, while Jake claimed first place in Boys 16 singles. They also teamed up to take 1st in 16 Mixed Doubles. Both of them are great athletes …

Juniors, Results, Tournaments »

[29 Oct 2012 | No Comment | ]
2012 Racquets Without Borders

Bellingham Athletic Club was host to the 10th Annual Racquets Without Borders Junior Tournament on Saturday, Oct 27. This is a two part competition with Team British Columbia vying with Team Washington for individual awards as well as the perpetual team trophy. Washington currently holds the trophy from last year’s win. At the end of the day, Team Washington was leading with a slim margin of 36 points to 34 points. The Washington players will travel to Burnaby, B.C. for Part II of the competition on Saturday, December 8. We …

Juniors, Results, Tournaments »

[6 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]

Six junior players made the trip to Fullerton, California for Junior Nationals at the Meridian Club, also the site of Adult Nationals last month. These six were stellar in their performances and we are proud of them!

From Spokane, Josh Gibson played in Boys 14’s as well as Boys 14 Doubles with Evan Wargo, a new partner. Josh played some great racquetball, and took home second in the Red Division of singles and played some amazing tiebreakers! He and Wargo also placed second in the Consolation round …