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January Super Bowl Update 2014

January 30th, 2014 Comments off

“Paola Longoria wins her 1st Pro Stop of 2014 in Cincinnati, OH”

“Rocky Carson makes it to two semi-finals starting out in 2014 in Long Island, NY & Sioux Falls, SD”

“Wayne Antone took 2nd in Men’s Open Singles at the OSU Invitational in Corvallis, OR”

“Jordan Cooperrider wins Women’s Open Singles and Mixed Open Doubles at the IRT Satellite Pro Stop in Tampa, FL”

 

My “Adult Championship Racquetball Team” led by Rocky Carson and Paola Longoria, both had a tournament(s) in January returning from the Holiday Break. 

Rocky Carson had a few rough tournaments to start off the 2nd half of the 2013/2014 season as he had a sinus infection for over a month. At the IRT’s Coast to Coast in CA he lost to Del A Rossa in the quarters; at the Salon Cactus NYC Open in NY he lost to Del A Rossa in the semis and at the Lewis Drug Pro/Am in SD he lost to Beltran in the semi’s in singles and to Waselenchuk/Mannino in the finals of the doubles. No question it is back to the drawing board for Carson and he will have to start to focus on the basic core principles of the game, which is what has propelled him to the top and the #2 IRT pro ranking. 

Paola Longoria had a great start to the 2nd half of the 2013/2014 season by capturing her 28th consecutive professional tournament victory at the Tour of Hope in Cincinnati, OH. The win in Cincinnati pushed Paola’s consecutive winning streak to 112…an incredible feat.

Paola is getting ready for the Mexican National Championships on February 5-9 in which she will compete for a spot on the Mexican National Racquetball Team that will compete at the Pan American Championship and the World Championships, both very prestigious events. 

 

My “Junior Championship Racquetball Team

 

Wayne Antone took 2nd place in the Men’s Open Division at the OSU Invitational in Corvallis, OR after beating the #1 seed, Dan Cramer. Wayne’s hard work and dedication to his game and his newly found fitness level is an important factor in his development as a “championship player.”  With the win over Dan Cramer at this event, and taking Andrew Gale,  IRT Pro #30 to 5 games in the quarter finals at the IRT Satellite event in Boise, ID in December this is a sure indication of what is to come from this 15 year old spit fire.

“Thanks for being the best coach a student could ask for Fran,”  Wayne January 5th.

 

 Jordan Cooperrider took 1st place in the Women’s Open Singles and Mixed Open Doubles at the IRT Satellite Pro Stop in Tampa, FL.  As a 14 year old she is dominating.

 

 Mitchell Turner, new to my “championship team,” is now making it to the finals of Men’s C events and even won a Men’s B Consolation at the ripe age of 13.

“Thanks to Fran, I have a better understanding of shot selection, therefore I am a more consistent player which gives me a greater overall level of confidence. Above all, I feel more mentally strong and it now shows up on the court especially when I am playing tournaments.”

 

Rocky Carson and Paola Longoria both are preparing for a successful 2nd half of the 2013/2014 season.

***All IRT and LPRT Tier 1 and Grand Slam events are streamed live on the IRT Network.

 

Enjoy your journey to your “championship game” –  like my “championship team.”

Good Luck Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII….here’s to a GREAT game.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014!

January 5th, 2014 Comments off

“It’s a new year. It’s time to start again and stop thinking about what you’re going to do and start doing it. It’s time to live your life and be who you are. Forget about whatever happened in 2013 and just move on. Take risks and be yourself, you only have one life, and it’s time to make the most of it. Make a new year’s resolution and this time achieve it no matter what the cost is.”   Anonymous

I spoke to my “Championship Team” and they all will live and breathe the above statement. They will dig deep and do whatever it takes to achieve their goals for 2014 and beyond no matter what the cost is.

Jason and I want to help you start the New Year off on the right foot by offering you some great “New Year’s Specials”. Check out below some deals you DO NOT want to pass up:

1 – All weekend camps are regularly

 $425 or $499, the Holiday Special will be $399. 

(Choose a camp of your choice to the right…Upcoming Camps).

 

2 – Our DVD, “Building Your Racquetball Dream House” is regularly $49.95; the Holiday Special is $39.95. (Go to the Store & Order).

 

3 – Our Book, “Championship Racquetball” and our DVD, “Building Your Racquetball Dream House” purchased together (first time ever) are regularly $69.95; the Holiday Special is $50.00. (Go to the Store & Order).

 

CONGRATULATIONS to all my athletes, Rocky Carson, Paola Longoria, Connor Laffey, Wayne Antone, Jordan Cooperrider, Spencer Shoemaker and Mitchell Turner for having a great 1st half of the 2013/2014 season…I am so proud of how hard they are working toward achieving their goals.

***All IRT and LPRT Tier 1 and Grand Slam events are streamed live on the IRT Network.

Enjoy your journey to your “championship game”, like my championship team led by Rocky and Paola.

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