The sports come a long way since the days of Joseph Sobek and his paddle rackets game. The technology has caught up with the racquetballers desire to fire precise, furious blue bullets beyond where the opponent can navigate. The sport is all angry angles, akimbo reverb, and sweat.And the best practitioners in the world will be in Memphis November 15th through November 19th at the Choice Hotels U.S. Open. Youll see current mens and womens #1 ranked players, Jack Huczek and Rhonda Rajsich, respectively.
In addition to having the best players in the world, the Racquet Club will show off something else that cant be seen at your local gym: a made for television broadcast portable racquetball court. Essentially, featured matches will be played in the round, on a court that provides excellent visibility not just for home viewers but also for the stadium-seated spectators. The matches will be televised on the Tennis Channel.
This year marks the 11th year the U.S. Open has been hosted by Memphis Racquet Club. Once again, the tournament will benefit St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital. All told, the tournament has raised over $130,000 for the hospital.
Beat feet to the Racquet Club and see the best wall bangers in the world turn a harmless little ball into a smart missile, able to elude even the most desperate flying reach.
Choice Hotels U.S. Open is being held November 15-19 at the Racquet Club of Memphis.
Wagner, a guard, led the Tigers to an NIT championship in 2002. He left school after his freshman season, was a lottery pick in the 2002 NBA draft, had a solid rookie season with the Cleveland Cavaliers, then began to be plagued by injuries and illnesses. He hasnt played an NBA game since January 2005. Good luck, Dajuan. Here's hoping we see you at the FedExForum this fall.
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