Saturday, September 23, 2017



In The News


US Junior Team Head Coach
Charlie Pratt

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Your ORA 2015-2016 All-State Team Winners

Mens Singles:  Open-Dylan Reid; Elite-Mitchell Turner; A-Zac Thompson; B-Brad Stephens; C-Michael Mcphearson; 45+-Mark Szabo; 55+-Robert Lysaker.  Mens Doubles: Open-Jason Samora, Dylan Reid; Elite-Chris Shaw, Mark Szabo; A-Josh Tittle, Dan Graham; B-Robert Lysaker, Daniel Gummo, Matt Taylor; 90+Josh Tittle, Dan Graham   Womens Singles: Open-Ceci Pratt; A-Erica Lipski; B-Annie Roberts; C-Elena Matthew   Womens Doubles: Open-Linda Reeves, Kristine Holeman, Maddie Kerzel   Mixed Doubles: Open Josh Lebow, Kristine Holeman; A-Nathan Buring, Maddie Kerzel;  B-Jason Dorning, Koty Troxell

US Open Championships

Congratulations to the following Oregon Players... GOLD MEDALISTS:  Men's 60+ Gold: Dave Azuma;  Men's 55+ Doubles Gold Dave Azuma/partner; Men's 55+C Gold: David Hurt; Womens 45+A Gold: Georgette BloomquistSILVER MEDALISTS:  Men's Open Silver: Dylan Reid; Men's 24A Silver: Mitchell Turner; ; Men's 35+B Silver: Brian Ancheta;   Womens A Silver: Georgette Bloomquist; BRONZE MEDALISTS: Men's A Bronze: Mitchell Turner.  Check out all the results here.

National Singles Champions

Oregon did well at the USAR National Singles in California:  Congratulaions to Linda Reeves (Salem) – Gold: Women’s Elite Doubles (with Lena Newlin), Gold: 45+ Singles, Bronze: Mixed Elite with Scott Fish (Portland).
  Dave Azuma (Beaverton) – Gold: 60+ Singles and Bronze: Mens Open Doubles (with Mark Baron)

JR Olympics

RESULTS:  Wayne Antone: Gold in Boys 18 & under; Annie Roberts: Gold in Girls 14 & under (Blue); Kareena Matthew: Gold in Girls 10 & under, Gold in Mixed 10 & under and Bronze in Girls 12 & under Doubles: Elena Mathew: Bronze in Girls 12 & under and Silver in Girls 12 & under Doubles; Mitchell Turner: Silver in Boy's 16 and under Doubles;  Gavin Usher: Bronze in Boy's 18 & under Doubles. Congrats Team Oregon  You can check out all the results here


receives the 2016
John LoMonaco
Memorial Grant

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John Pelham Story

Check out the story about John and his service to his country, to racquetball and to others.

The John Pelham Story

USAR National Doubles Medalists!

Dave Azuma brought home 3 gold medals from the 2016 Nationals in the Mens 55+, Mens 60+ and Mixed 55+.  WOW!!! Brian Ancheta took the Gold in Centurion B as did Glen Cunningham in the Mens 60+B.  Silver Medalists were Glen Cunningham in the Mens 65+B and Scott Fish in the Mixed 30+B.  Way to go Oregon Players!

Oregon State
Wins National Title

The Beavers bring home the USA Racquetball National Intercollegiate Overall Team Championship for the Ninth Time!

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presents the 2016
International Masters Tournament
for players 45 & older
at Sunset Athletic Club
July 6th-9th



Latest Oregon Racquetball News...
Oregon is home to the best junior program in the country (Team Oregon has won an impressive 18 national Overall Team championships), the best high school program in the country (teams from Oregon have won 13 national Overall Team championships) and the best collegiate programs in the country (OSU has won five national Overall Team championships in the past six years and U of O consistently finishes in the top 10).
These collective achievements are due, in large part, to the excellent coaching of excellent students. In order to build on our accomplishments in the coming years, we need to continue to provide our students with excellent coaching, especially as other programs from across the country look to emulate Oregon’s successes.
In an effort to provide you access to proven resources to help hone our coaching (and subsequently, the success of our students), we’ve invited Fran Davis, master professional instructor, to Portland to conduct an USAR Instructors Program Certification Course at Sunset Athletic Club June 3 and June 4. (Note to current/former AmPro members: Please be sure to visit the program’s website for details regarding the USAR’s grandfather period on AmPro membership.)
The coaching element of this program follows continuing education guidelines of the United States Olympic Committee Coaching Program, and all elements of this new, innovative and exciting approach will provide coaches with the tools needed to reach the next level in professional instruction.
During the two-day clinic, Fran will provide participants instruction on how to: 
- Convey the precise knowledge, skills and abilities required to teach racquetball efficiently
- Develop a clear comprehension and proficiency of the 10 benchmarks of instruction necessary to teach and train students
- Deliver an avenue for continuing education and advancement to assist qualified instructors in maintaining current informational skills
- Provide an evaluation process that facilitates consistency and quality control for instructional programs across the nation
- Develop a high level of competence and confidence relative to primary instructional techniques
Benefits of membership in the USA Racquetball Instructors Program include:
- One-year membership to the USAR IP and three-year period certification
- Comprehensive insurance (and the only insurance recognized by the USAR)
- Access to online instructional materials, monthly conference calls and mentoring programs
- The latest information regarding professional instruction
We’re very pleased to offer coaches (and anyone involved with racquetball in Oregon) this opportunity to hone their teaching skills from one of the best in the business.
Here are specific details about the clinic:
2011 OR USAR-IP Clinic by Fran Davis
Friday, June 3, 4 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, June 4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunset Athletic Club, Portland
Cost: $295
Registration is available online:

For more information, contact 
Fran Davis or Dave Moyle … they’re happy to speak with you about the benefits of this certification program.
Hope to see you in June!


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