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.
"How y'all doin?" Three shirtless boys do handsprings down the street's center -- closed to cars during the evenings. Diners jam sidewalk cafes and shoppers eye the voodoo dolls on sale at Tater Red's. The street scene of this historic district thumps with blues music; the smoky smell o barbecue hangs in the air. ..."
The Sacramento Bee sent a reporter to Memphis and Indianapolis to evaluate the economic and social impact of those cities' NBA arenas. Sacramento is in the midst of a civic debate over whether to grant the owners of the Sacramento Kings public money to finance the building of a new arena. Read it all here. (The only questionable part of the story is the claim that "150 acres" adjacent to the FedExForum were going to be developed.) One hundred and fifty acres!!!? Are they talking about razing Midtown?