WSMRA Spring Update 2019

 

Dear WSMRA Members, Players and friends,

 

It is April and the snow has finally melted in Wisconsin! Time for a womenÕs senior/masters update!

 

Our 30th Annual tournament was successfully held in January in Canoga Park, California. Tournament directors Cindy Tilbury and Linda Moore put on a wonderful event. Many thanks to the Club Athletic Society West Valley, our ball Sponsor HEAD/Penn and all those who helped at the tournament, donated to our silent auction or contributed in some way. A complete list is on our web site. For the first time we offered both age group and skill level doubles. Nearly 450 matches were played in 3 days! You can read all the details and some fun facts on our web site wsmra.com and see pictures there and on our Facebook page, WomenÕs Senior/Masters Racquetball Association.  


Looking back over 30 years, I am so thankful for all the people who worked so hard over the years to make our organization and tournament a success: Board members past and present, tournament directors, sponsors, volunteers, clubs, and of course players! Since this is a totally volunteer organization, it could not have happened without all your contributions! Thank You!

 

EXCITING NEWS! YouÕve been asking for a venue more centrally located and here it is! Our 2020 tournament will be held in the St. Louis area January 17-19, 2020 with fun doubles on January 16.  The venue will be Vetta Racquet Sports Concord, a great facility with 10 courts. The General Manager of Vetta is Dan Whitley, President of USARacquetball. Our tournament director will be Shari Coplen, who is a long-time player and member of the WSMRA.  St. Louis is a great place to start our 4th decade of competition, since it was in the St. Louis area that we first organized the WSMRA, a few years after our first tournament in 1990. Shari is already planning a great event, including plans to invite the High School Girls to come and play doubles with us "old folks" on Thursday and a tour of St. Louis to see the many highlights of the city. Clydesdales! Brewery! The Arch! Historical Sites!

 

 The club is located about 20 miles from St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL). Most major airlines fly to St. Louis including United, American, Delta, Southwest and Frontier.  Much more information about the tournament and St. Louis will be available in the upcoming Months on our web site and Facebook page.

 

WSMRA News: 

á      Jane Snyder has joined the Board as an advisory member. Thanks Jane!

á      Cheryl Kirk was re-elected to the USARacquetball Board.  Cindy Tilbury, Terry Rogers and Joanne Pomodoro continue on the USAR Board! These ladies all contribute in many ways to the racquetball community and we should be proud they are part of the WSMRA!

 

Spring/Summer Tournaments of Interest:

 

May 22-26 USAR National Singles, Highlands Ranch, CO.   Information and register online at https://www.r2sports.com/tourney/home.asp?TID=30549

 

June 27-30 NMRA International Championships, Lombard, IL. (40+ Singles and doubles, women, men and mixed doubles) Information and register online at https://www.r2sports.com/tourney/home.asp?TID=30294

 

July 13: Court Sport Diva Racquetball Invitational, Round Rock, TX (north Austin) designed to bring women together for a fun and competitive day. Doubles and singles! Information and register at https://www.r2sports.com/tourney/home.asp?TID=30401 or contact JoAnna Reyes (prostopracquetsports@gmail.com)

 

August 27-31: Albuquerque World Seniors, Albuquerque, NM (35+ Singles and doubles, women, men and mixed doubles) Information and register online at https://www.r2sports.com/tourney/tourneyInfo.asp?TID=30021