Residence: Temecula, CA
Born Date: January 28, 1975
Height: 5’ 7”
After a near fatal car accident this phenom (Jason Mannino) thrived through adversity like a hot knife through butter. Although doctors said Jason would never walk again, he was not only able to walk again, he quickly become one of the best racquetball players to ever play the game. At just 24 years old, Jason was the 1999 U.S. Open Champion and, at 31 years old, Jason won the 2006 U.S. Open Champion again. At 27, Jason won the 2000 U.S Pro Nationals.
Jason won the 1996 International Racquetball Tour (IRT) Rookie of the Year award, and in 1998 was awarded the IRT Most Improved Player of the Year. Jason was one of the top 5 ranked players in the world for 6 years. In 2003, Jason became the #1 ranked player in the world. He used the same techniques to be the best in the world that we teach all over the country in our World Class Racquetball Camps. Jason teaches hundreds of students how to improve their game every year. From San Diego, California, Jason survives on guts and determination and plays an exciting diving game, making gets that keeps his opponents guessing and frustrated.
Jason will always give you your monies worth whether on the court or in the classroom.
Jason was the president of The International Racquetball Tour (“IRT”) until 2017, which is the governing body of men’s professional racquetball.
OUR MISSION IS TO:
- Showcase the world’s top racquetball talent at the sport’s best venues.
- Create greater public awareness of the IRT and its players.
- Facilitate revenue generation and other benefits for professional players.
- Operate with a foundation of strong governance and financial conservatism.
- Relentlessly pursue the elevation of the game with all who play a part in its success.
- IRT Pro tour champion: 2002-3 season
- 16 years on tour; 15 top-10 finishes, 14 top-5 finishes
- 22 career titles, 7th all time
- 40 career finals made, 9th of all time.
- 195 career appearances, 5th of all time
- 70.0% career W/L percentage (402-172), 11th all time
- 2-time US Open champion, 1999 and 2006
- Las Vegas Pro Nationals Champion 2001
- 1996: IRT Rookie of the Year
- 1998: IRT Most Improved player of the year
JUNIOR CAREER ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
- 3-time USA Junior National champ
- 14U National Champ in 1990
- 16U National Champ in 1991 (as a 15-yr old)
- 18U National Champ in 1992 (as a 16-yr old)
- 5-time USA Junior Doubles national champ with Monchik
- 18U in 1993
- 16U in 1990
- 10U, 12U and 14U titles previous to that for a full sweep with Sudsy
- 18U World Junior Singles champion in 1994
For more information on Jason Mannino check out the career retrospective by Todd Boss here.