Vero Beach Open
Vero Beach, Florida
2022 Beach Bash
Festive, Fun Annual Event Closes Out LPRT 2021
The Annual Christmas Classic is one of the most popular events on the U.S. east coast, and the 29th year did not disappoint. The event drew top amateur competitors while also hosting the lady pros in both singles and doubles. Thank you to Karen and Mike Grisz for running the all-star, long running tournament, this year at host club Severna Park Racquetball and Fitness Club in Millersville, Maryland.
The event included plenty of holiday festivities including a Saturday evening wine tasting. The atmosphere was joyful, and the club was an ideal tournament setting with a championship court equipped with stadium seating, as well as a bar on the main level.
Shout out to title sponsor AGE Solutions for supporting the LPRT again this year.
Glass Court Hosts 29th Annual Turkey Shoot Presented by Platt Hill Nursery
Cold, wind, snow flurries, nor the IRF World Championships could stop the LPRT from ascending upon Chicago for the annual LPRT Turkey Shoot. Held at the Glass Court Swim & Fitness, Geoff Peters and team of Illinois volunteers have perfected running pro and amateur events at the seasoned racquetball club without a hitch. Topped off with excellent hospitality and a Saturday evening Turkey dinner, which was a unique experience for all international attendees, the event was a success. Thank you to Geoff Peters for making the event possible again this year.
Congratulations to Paola Longoria (MEX) who fought off #3 player Alexandra Herrera (MEX) in a tight 11-9 tie breaker final to take home the 2021 title. Longoria and regular doubles partner Samantha Salas earned the doubles title over Argentinians Natalia Mendez and Valeria Centellas. Special thanks to all of the junior players who came out for the Sunday morning LPRT clinic, and to the Mizzou Racquetball Team who attended the event.
Arizona Open LPRT/IRT Pro Am
Both the women’s and men’s professional tours hit Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona for a fantastic, fundraising tournament. Proceeds from the event were marked to benefit the American Diabetes Association, and The Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University Racquetball Teams.
With a maximum capacity of participants, 225 pro and amateur players competed at ASU’s exemplary racquetball facility. Pro matches were live streamed by both tours and the championship court, with Mixed Pro Doubles as a unique highlight. Thank you to Coach Jim Winterton, Frank Taddonio, and all the volunteers for hosting the LPRT.