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.
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.
Read the Article by Cheryl Kirk (© Racquetball Magazine) Here: WSMRA Article 2019
The Women's Senior/Masters Racquetball Association is very pleased and excited to announce that Racquetball Industry Leader HEAD/Penn Racquet Sports will continue to be the Official Ball provider for the WSMRA! Many thanks to Doug Ganim, Ben Simons and the HEAD/Penn team! We are truly appreciative of HEAD/Penn's support and promotion of our sport! We used the new Penn pink balls at our 30th Annual tournament in California and we will be using Penn balls as we start our 4th decade in St, Louis. We look forward to our partnership with Head/Penn in the coming years to move racquetball forward! Be sure to support our sponsor Head/Penn!
¥ Cheryl Kirk has been re-elected to the USARacquetball Board of Directors and serves as secretary. She joins Terry Rogers, Joanne Pomodoro and Cindy Tilbury as at-large members.
WSMRA Players in the News:
¥ Susan Hendricks, who has returned to school at Arizona State, recently was named a Racquetball All-American for her performance with the ASU racquetball team! Congratulations Sue!
¥ Janet Tyler won the 2018 Peggy Steding Award as Outstanding Female Age Group Player of the Year.
¥ Two of our long-time players received awards from the Illinois State Racquetball Association. Sue Mueller was named Female Player of the Year and Dolores Lamberson won the Distinguished Service Award!
WSMRA National Championships, Jan 2019, Canoga Park: https://www.r2sports.com/tourney/viewResults.asp?TID=24979
USARacquetball National Doubles, February 2019, Tempe: https://www.r2sports.com/tourney/viewResults.asp?TID=30098
NMRA National Championships, March 2019, San Antonio https://www.r2sports.com/tourney/viewResults.asp?TID=30064
USARacquetball National Singles, May 2018, Pleasanton: http://www.r2sports.com/tourney/viewResults.asp?TID=21878
NMRA International Championships, July 2018, Highlands Ranch, CO : https://www.r2sports.com/tourney/viewResults.asp?TID=22463
IRF World Seniors, August 2018, Albuquerque: https://www.r2sports.com/tourney/viewResults.asp?TID=22536
US Open, October 2018, Minneapolis:
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