Hope you all are having a fantastic summer! It was so great to see so many of you at the BBQ yesterday in Kent. Racquetball in the sun, Costco cake……does it getting any better?
Here’s a quick update on things to come………
Sarah Baker 10th
Lisa Ziccarelli 13th
Juanita Rockwell-Names 18th
Marivel Ventura 18th
Dennese Mahoney 20th
WOMEN’S SUMMER PLAY DAY
I wasn’t planning on doing a Women’s Play Day this summer, but with Dianne Pratt-Dorschell in town AND the addition of Kathy Epperson (a lady from Kentucky who is going to start coordinating her family visit in WA with our women’s events!!!) we are going to do a play day SATURDAY, AUGUST 16TH, KENT BALLY’S, 10-3PM. With it being summer, I am not going to split the times with the levels so just come if you can and we will try to get everyone lots of play time, singles and doubles. You do not have to be a Bally’s member. Just bring a healthy snack to share.
Upcoming Tournament Schedule
For those of you who love to compete, here is the first few months of tournaments this season. Our women’s draws last year were the envy of many other states. Let’s get these dates on our calendar now and encourage eachother to come out and play.
SEPTEMBER 19-21ST FALL KICK OFF, LYNNWOOD BALLY’S, PAT KONG
OCTOBER 10TH-12TH KENT OPEN, KENT BALLY’S, NEAL HEGGEN
NOVEMBER 21-23RD PUGET SOUND CHALLENGE, OLYMPIA BALLY’S, CHEYENNE HAYES
***If you are a WRA member, you will receive entry forms for these in the mail approx. 3 weeks before the event. If you are not, you can generally get forms at http://www.washrball.org/home.html or at http://www.r2sports.com/R2sportsMain/R2sports_Main.asp. I also try to attach the forms to the newsletters if I get them from the tournament director in time. If you EVER have trouble getting information on any event you are interested in, please email or call me!
South Sound Women’s Beginner Clinics
Down in Olympia, I am hosting free women’s beginner clinics once a month. The next one is scheduled for Tuesday, August 19th, 6-8pm at Bally Total Fitness, Olympia. If you are interested in attending this clinic, please email me.
New Season!! New chance for growth!!!
With the new season almost underway, think about stretching your racquetball game a bit. If you play just for fun at your club with some friends, think about doing the local league. If you are doing leagues, but haven’t made the jump to tournaments, now is the time. Having beginner level draws in our tournaments is VERY rare and might not always happen. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity. There are also several people around who are certified to give racquetball lessons as well. If you want to take your game to the next level and need info about your local league or someone who can give you some lessons just let me know. If I don’t have the answer, I will find it out!
I can’t wait to see you guys out on the courts this season! I hope you and your families are well and that you are having a fantastic summer. Please let me know if there is anything I can help you with at all.