HEAD Penn’s Paola Longoria Wins Ninth US OPEN Title & Boston Open

Minneapolis, Minnesota – October 7th, 2018 At the largest and most prestigious tournament of the year, HEAD Penn’s Paola Longoria cemented her status as the best female racquetball player in the world! Paola dominated the Women’s Professional Singles draw at the UnitedHeathcare US OPEN Racquetball Championships by dropping just one game on her way to her ninth US OPEN title. The appearance in the US OPEN singles final for Paola was her 11th consecutive and won eight out of nine in a row.  Longoria has now won 84 Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) events in her career, a tournament winning

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Fran Davis, Jason Mannino and Rocky Carson Finally Return for a Weekend Racquetball Camp in Fullerton, CA!

HEAD Championship Racquetball Camp Series 2018 Penn Attention Racquetball Enthusiasts! November 9 - 11, 2018 there will be an Instructional WEEKEND Racquetball CAMP in the area with 3 of the most dynamic coaches/players in the game today. Fran, Jason and Rocky team up to share with you 75+ years of their WINNING racquetball experiences and knowledge and cover EVERY aspect of the game from stroke mechanics, to shots of the games, to drills, to court position, to shot selection, to serves/return of serves, to game plans/strategies, to mental toughness, to training schedules and more… The camp course includes 14+ hours of a combination

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HEAD Penn’s Paola Longoria Kicks-Off New Season in Grand Fashion

San Luis Potosi, Mexico – August 26th, 2018 Paola Longoria, who has held a firm grip as the No. 1 ranked racquetball player in the World for the last seven years, began the 2018-19 season with her eyes set on an overall 10th Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) title. The new season kicked off in Mexico at an event named after Longoria, which is fitting for her near decade of racquetball dominance. At her namesake ‘Paola Longoria Experience’ tournament in her hometown of San Luis Potosi, Paola won both the Women’s Professional Singles and Doubles Divisions. Paola’s road to the

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Rocky Carson Begins Title Defense with Maryland Win

Brings home a Silver Medal from the XIX World Championships in San Jose, Costa Rica Laurel, Maryland – September 16th, 2018 Last spring, HEAD Penn’s Rocky Carson finished the season on the International Racquetball Tour (IRT) as the No. 1 ranked player in the World. As he opened the current 2018-2019 IRT Season in Maryland, Rocky was looking to place a firm grip on the title of “Best Player in the World”. Rocky won four matches en route to his 26th career tournament title in winning the Men’s Professional Singles Division at the Maryland & Washington D.C. Season Opener Pro

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Paola Longoria Marches to Podium at 2018 Central American & Caribbean Games in Columbia and the XIX World Championships in Coast Rica

Barranquilla, Colombia – July 28, 2018 Paola Longoria from HEAD Penn’s Professional Playing Team earned top finishes in the racquetball competition at the 2018 Central American & Caribbean Games by winning 3 Gold Medals. The 23rd edition of the games featured 5,854 athletes from 37 countries competing in 450 events. Paola Longoria, No. 1 ranked LPRT female player in the world, playing for her home country of Mexico, won Gold Medals in the Women’s Singles Division, Women’s Doubles Division, with her partner Samantha Salas, and in the Women’s Team competition at the Central American & Caribbean Games. [caption id="attachment_7934" align="alignnone"

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HEAD Penn’s Fran Davis Coached Both of 2018’s Men’s & Women’s Pro Champions

Seattle, Washington – Summer 2018 For just the second time in racquetball history, the top ranked players on the Men’s & Women’s Professional Racquetball Tours were coached by the same great racquetball mind. Fran Davis coached Rocky Carson to his outstanding year as the #1 ranked Professional on the International Racquetball Tour (IRT) while at the same time helping Paola Longoria to her dominating season as the #1 ranked Professional on the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT). Fran Davis is racquetball’s most renowned clinician and coach. She has coached junior players to nearly 50 gold and silver medals at the

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Staying Cool, Calm, & Collected

How do the Pros stay cool, calm and collected during a match? That is the million-dollar question, but it can be answered. The more relaxed and at ease you are, the better you will play. The more uptight you are, out of control, and full of rage, the worse you will play. Just take a look at these professional athletes and you will see what I mean: In the finals of the US Open Paola Longoria, the #1 Player in the World, played against Frederique Lambert. There was a questionable call in the 3rd game that resulted in a side

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Rocky Carson Ends the Year at Number One

Sarasota, Florida – April 29th 2018 By reaching the semifinals of the last event on the 2017-2018 International Racquetball Tour (IRT), HEAD Penn’s Rocky Carson captured the top spot in the season-long rankings race. Rocky, who can now be crowned with the title of the No. 1 Player in the World, also won the Year End IRT Title in 2008. Carson didn’t win an event during the current season, however it was his consistency in reaching tournament finals that propelled him in the rankings. Of the 11 IRT tournaments he played in this season, Rocky reached finals five times and

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HEAD Penn’s Paola Longoria Wins Mexican National Selecion Tournament & Finishes #1 Year End for the 9th Time after Winning in KS

San Luis Potosi, Mexico – June 3, 2018 HEAD Penn’s Paola Longoria, the No. 1 ranked player in the world, won the “Campeonato Nacional Selectivo De Primera Fuerza” event to earn yet another appearance on Mexico’s National Team. Being there to coach Paola and witness her dominating performance was wonderful. Longoria won the Women’s Singles divisions at the event and has earned the right to play at the 2018 International Racquetball Federation’s (IRF) World Championships later this summer. Paola did not lose a single game at the National Selection event and allowed her opponents to score less than 10 points

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Coming Back From An Injury

NO ONE is exempt from injury as it is part of being involved in sports. It can range from minor, like a light strain or pulled muscle, to severe, like a torn ligament/meniscus or major tendinitis. Racquetball is a racquet sport that is quick with lots of change of direction and explosion so be as prepared as possible. In my career I have been a witness to so many injured racquetball players (including myself with a slight tear in the rotator cuff) who took the necessary steps to comeback from their injury as strong, if not stronger than before: -Rocky

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