November 27th, 2013
Racquetball Canada’s first National Team Selection Event of the season is being held this coming weekend, November 29 – December 1, in Winnipeg, MB. Saskatchewan has 7 athletes competing: Tim Landeryou, Christine Richardson, Nathaniel Husulak, Lee Connell, Chris Exner, Josh Keil, and Tanner Prentice. Follow the results on the Tournament Website, as well as Tim Landeryou’s Blog, and Racquetball Canada’s Website, which will contain writeups of most of the National Team action.
The results from this tournament will be combined with the 2013 National Championships and the second National Team Selection Event to determine the team representing Canada at the Pan American Championships in April, as well as the second National Team Selection Event and the 2014 National Championships to determine the team representing Canada at the 2014 World Racquetball Championships.
November 13th, 2013
Racquetball has made another (extremely brief) leap into the mainstream media! Check out the following clip outlining TSN’s Top 10 of moments many who have watched enough racquetball will be extremely familiar with.
TSN’s Top 10 “Shatter Moments”
November 13th, 2013
The Saskatchewan Racquetball Association is seeking a racquetball coach to lead beginner and junior programming at the YMCA in Moose Jaw, SK. This would be a part time position based on demand but likely would involve a few 1-hr lessons per week to start.
No previous experience is required as coaching certification and training is available through the Coaching Association of Saskatchewan and cost of certification would be covered by the SRA. To get more information on this opportunity or to apply, please contact the Director of Domestic Development.
November 6th, 2013
Saskatoon’s Lee Connell will be competing this weekend at the Red Swain Shootout in Davison, Michigan. This is an IRT Tour 1 Pro Stop which will attract the top pros from Canada, the US, and Mexico, as well as other countries around the world. Go Lee!
Check out the following video featuring Cliff Swain (former world #1) as well as the tournament website at the bottom of this post for draws and results as the tournament progresses.
Red Swain Memorial Promo Video
November 5th, 2013
Following her best result at the World Junior Championships to date – Bronze in doubles and 5th place in singles – Danielle Drury is flying high. But where some teenagers might be out celebrating their success, Drury has kept a level head, crediting her training regime, and maturely recognizing that to accomplish her future goals, there is still a lot of work to be done.
The SRA’s Tim Landeryou recently caught up with Danielle to get her thoughts on training for and competing in Sucre, Bolivia, and what she’s set her sights on for her future in racquetball. Check out the interview here:
Danielle Drury World Juniors Interview
November 2nd, 2013
In accordance with Policies and Procedures, the 2013 AGM Package is hereby disseminated to the membership at least two weeks prior to the AGM. The AGM is set to be held at Gold’s Gym (Regina) on November 16th at noon. This information was also sent out in an email to as many members as possible to ensure thorough dissemination. If you would like to be included in future email blasts of this nature please contact the Executive Director. See you at the AGM!
SRA AGM Package 2013
October 30th, 2013
As mentioned previously, the next event on the SRA’s schedule is the Saskatchewan Open, being held in Regina at Gold’s Gym November 15-17. The SRA’s Annual General Meeting will be held in conjunction with this event on Saturday November 16th at noon.
The agenda and information package for the AGM will be circulated and posted on the website later this week, but in the interests of preparedness, the SRA would like to make available the Board of Director positions coming up for election this year. Any interested individuals should contact the President with any questions, and download the SRA Board Nomination Form, as well as fill it out and submit it in advance of the AGM.
Positions up for election to 3-year term are: Director of Domestic Development and Director of Membership. The roles/responsibilities of the Communications/P.R. portfolio were recently added to the Executive Director’s contract.
Three positions are also vacant or hold board-appointed individuals due to movement during the year. These positions require voting at the AGM to retain the individuals appointed. The positions and term years remaining are:
President – Karla Drury – 1 year
Vice President – Vacant – 1 year
Director of High Performance – Lorne Renouf – 2 years
October 23rd, 2013
The first tournament of the SRA season, the Saskatoon Open, concluded this past Saturday. The tournament attracted 16 participants and served as a great kickoff to the SRA season. Congratulations to the division winners: Nathaniel Husulak, Greg Calette, and Ian Frattinger. Click here for Full Tournament Results, or check out the Tournament Website.
The next tournament on the SRA’s calendar is the Saskatchewan Open, scheduled for November 15-17 in Regina, SK. The SRA’s Annual General Meeting will take place during the tournament, at 12pm on November 16th.
Pertinent information to be discussed at the AGM will be circulated within an AGM package no later than November 1st, as well as being available here on the website. Any questions regarding the AGM can be directed to the President or Executive Director.
October 9th, 2013
The SRA’s 2013-14 tournament season will kickoff next weekend with the Saskatoon Open being held at the YMCA in Saskatoon October 18-20.
Entries are being taken online until Monday October 14, and draw times will be available 9pm Wednesday October 16 on the tournament website. For tournament inquiries please contact organizer Loren Prentice.
September 27th, 2013
Ever wanted to know how the portable IRT lucite court is transported and constructed? Check out this video of it being put up at the Target Center in Minneapolis, MN for the US Open this season!
Court Construction Video