“Championship Racquetball” Sports Racquetball Triangle…. Tips from the Coach!
By Fran Davis and Pro Rocky Carson
Well, my Championship Team was “Ready for Vegas” and then “Delivered in Vegas”.
More than 300 of the world’s best racquetball players took to the air on the Las Vegas Strip for the 2020 3Wallball World Championships.
My Players fared well from the Professionals I coach to the Amateurs I coach and who attended the Rocky Carson Outdoor Racquetball Clinic in September 2020 in Seattle, WA: https://www.frandavisracquetball.com/2020/10/getting-ready-for-vegas/
Paola Longoria – the No. 1 ranked female racquetball player in the world – won two GOLD medals at the event. She won the top spot in both the Women’s Professional Singles and Doubles divisions. The win in singles became Longoria’s second career 3 Wallball title (2020 & 2015). In doubles, the title was Paola’s first in her 3 Wallball career.
Rocky Carson finished second and earned a SILVER medal in the Classic Professional Racquetball Tour (CPRT) Doubles division. Rocky is currently the No. 3 ranked male racquetball player in the world. In 2008, Carson became the only player in racquetball history to concurrently hold a World Outdoor Racquetball title, US OPEN Racquetball Championships title and an International Racquetball Federation (IRF) World Championship.
Ethan Janson won the Classic Professional Racquetball Tour (CPRT) Singles division and the Men’s Centurion A/B Doubles division with Partner Jeff Elden and walking away with 2 GOLD medals is a dream come true as this was his first time ever to play in this event…see the write up in his local newspaper: https://www.westsideseattle.com/2020/10/25/burien-resident-ethan-janson-world-champion-outdoor-racquetball
Jeff Elden won the Men’s Centurion A/B Doubles division with partner Ethan Janson…first time ever playing in this event and earned a GOLD medal…WOW!
Jessica Chen played in the Women’s Professional Singles and took Jessica Parrilla (Top 8 LPRT Pro Player) to a tie-breaker, but fell short 11-8. This was her first time ever to play in this event…pretty impressive performance.
Leslee Pla won the Women’s B Singles Championships as well as the Women’s A Doubles with her partner Jae Graham.
Other honorable mentions going to this event from Washington was Darrin McNally, David Boyovich (1st timer and went tie-breakers in all 3 divisions played), Don Weidman,
Mike O’Donnell (1st timer), Mark French/Bengi Domingo (Men’s Centurion A/B Doubles division SILVER medal).
For details on more personalized instruction/video lesson/coaching, a weekend camp, instructional DVD’s and our book, Championship Racquetball, ALL which covers all aspects of the Sports Racquetball Triangle and more, please visit www.FranDavisRacquetball.com
Coaches #3 IRT Pro Player / 1X US Open Champion / 5X World Champion, 2X Pan American Champion, Rocky Carson; Coaches #1 Women’s LPRT Pro Player for 10 seasons / 10X and present US Open Champion & 5X World Champion, 3X and present Pan American Champion, Paola Longoria; Coaches Jr. World & National Champions; Master Professional Instructor/Coach USAR-IP. Fran Davis is a 2004 racquetball Hall of Fame inductee; Racquetball Woman of the Year 2009.