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Winter 2012 President's Letter

Hello NY Racquetballers,

Even though the 2011 - 2012 season is drawing to a close, we still have a few great events left and they are outlined later in this newsletter. Don't miss the Free (to NY resident USAR members) Winterton Clinic or your chance for an awesome NY Racquetball Fleece at this year's State Single Championships!

In the news...the USAR has recently lowered weekend event passes from $20 to only $10 per event. This pertains to any tournaments with the exception of State Singles or Doubles, Regionals and National events. This is good news for our local tournaments. This is a good alternative for players who only play one or two local events per year.

NY State Racquetball will again award another $1000 scholarship for 2012 - 2013. Details/application is available here. If anyone would like to donate to the NY State Scholarship fund they can easily donate their referee fees at any State Event. Donations are greatly appreciated and the scholarship recipients greatly appreciate your generosity.

Twenty years from now there will be a trivia question that reads, "In what state did Kane Waselenchuk's streak of 137 racquetball match wins come to an end?" You'll all know that he achieved his 137th match victory in NY...but his win record was snapped on the 138th try here also as Kane was forced to withdraw due to injury. For all you trivia buffs, the previous record was Marty Hogan at 68 matches. (I'm pulling that from memory so don't bet the farm on it.)

It's junior time again...NY State is looking for 50 Junior players under 17 who are non-college players and have not already benefited from our Free Junior Membership Program in the past. If you have a son/daughter or you're a junior coordinator (limited to 5 freebies) you can fill out the information here. We will collect all the junior's info from now through July 1st or until we reach 50 juniors. These juniors will enjoy a FREE USAR membership from July 2012 - July 2013.

I hope to see you all around the courts and if you have any questions, I'm always available at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

NY State Singles 2012

NY State Singles Championships - March 9th-12th

One of the jewel events for NY State. This year's event will take place in Syosset, NY. It features the coveted NY State Event Fleece to all participants, $10 referee payments, food all weekend and great competition. You don't want to miss this event.

Here is the fleece that goes to each player who enters. If you aren’t playing in the event or just want a 2nd one, you can order one of these beautiful fleeces for $25 plus shipping (about $5-7). If you’d like your name added its $7... you can also have a manufacturer’s logo and name for $12. order one now.

Free Winterton Clinic

Jim Winterton, the winningest Coach in USA Racquetball history puts on a FREE clinic each year for NY USAR members. It's the Association's way of giving back to the members. You must be a full USAR annual member. Membership signup ($50) will be available at the event. This event is limited to 24 entrants and fills up fast so please signup early. We've had problems in the past with people signing up and holding a spot and then not showing if you're not sure you're coming...don't signup until you are sure

This event takes place March 31st at Club Fit Briarcliff from 10am until 3pm. You’ll learn more in this session (for FREE) than any other session you can pay for.

Get more information from the clinic poster here.

Go to the NYRA Camps Page to Reserve your Spot

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