Paola Longoria #2 WPRO Professional Player

WPRO Pro National Champion.. CONGRATULATIONS Paola you deserve it! Paola finishes the season winning the last event of the season on May 13-15 – the WPRO Pro Nationals, a Grand Slam held in New Orleans, LA, against a fierce competitor, Rhonda Rajsich. This was a sweet victory for Paola as she lost to Rhonda in Stockton, CA, just 2 weeks prior in a very close 11-13 tie breaker. It was great to be there in New Orleans coaching Paola to a 3-0 final. There is no question in both our minds that her visit to Seattle for training the week

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Taylor Knoth #23 IRT Professional Player

Taylor Knoth the Jr. World and National Champion 2010, National Intercollegiate Champion 2011 and made it to the quarter finals of the IRT Pro National Championships – a dream came true! Beyond his wildest imagination, Taylor never expected to make it to the quarter finals of the IRT Pro National Championships; he knocked off the #9 and #10 seeds along the way before playing the #1 pro player in the world, Kane Waselenchuk. What an honor, privilege and experience that was for Taylor who just turned 20 yrs. old and finished the season ranked #23-his highest ranking ever! Besides all

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Sharon Jackson, A Rising Star on the WPRO!

Sharon Jackson, the 2009 Junior National Champion and the 2010 National Intercollegiate Champion qualifies at the WPRO 2011 Pro National Championships in New Orleans and takes home Gold and a Silver Medal at the 2011 National Intercollegiate Championships in Tempe, AZ. There is no question that Sharon's game is taking shape as she qualified again at the WPRO Pro National Championships in New Orleans, LA before losing to Samantha Salas, #3 WPRO Pro Player in the world. She finished this year ranked # 25 on the WPRO rankings. As a full time student at Alabama State University she cannot attend

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Dan’s Tips on Conditioning

The techniques and skills of racquetball require five different speed motions: STARTING SPEED: getting up to the highest rate of speed as quickly as possible so you can get into good center court position or have better return of serves. FOOT SPEED: to negotiate balls that are hit at different angles and come off the wall at different angles, speeds and trajectories. HIP SPEED: (or rotation) is often necessary to turn and run as well as used to generate more power which we outlined explicitly in Chapters One and Two, Forehand and Backhand techniques. BACKPEDAL SPEED: is to relocate back

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Getting Ready for Nationals with Fran Davis

Well it is that time of year to get ready for "The Nationals" in Fullerton, CA. How does one prepare for such a prestigious event? I would think you are in decent tournament shape as you had to play in "The Regional's" to qualify for this tournament. Let's see what Rocky Carson and Taylor Knoth will do to aggressively prepare for this tournament so they can achieve their goals of winning in their respective divisions, Rocky in the Pro division and Taylor in the US Team Qualifying division. (more…)

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An Update on My Team!

CONGRATULATIONS to my team of  players…here’s an update: 1 - Rocky Carson, #2 IRT Pro Player, was in 9 straight finals of the IRT Pro Stops and getting ready for Pro Nationals in May in Fullerton, CA. 2 - Paola Longoria, #1 WPRO Pro Player, has won EVERY WPRO Pro Stop in 2011 beating Rhonda Rajsich again in Maryland and is heading to Nicaragua to represent Mexico in the Pan American Trials April 14th, 2011. 3 - Taylor Knoth is the 2011 National Intercollegiate Champion and getting ready for Pro Nationals in May in Fullerton, CA. 4 - Sharon Jackson

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Sports Nutrition / Conditioning and Mental Skills Training!

By: Diana McNab MEd, Sports Consulting & Life Coaching; a former 8 year member of The Canadian National Ski Team now working with Elite, Olympic, Paralympic and Professional Athletes. NUTRITION Corner: The number one cause of poor performance with most athletes is dehydration and a lack of proper nutrients that will enhance performance as well as heal and repair tissues and cells after practice or competition. All elite athletes start with Sports Nutrition and make sure that they understand what their body needs for strength, power, speed, finesse and recovery. Next they take their body weight and divide it by 2 ounces

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Rocky Carson #2 IRT Professional Player

"A GREAT Start to the 2nd Half of the Season" Rocky has played three Tier 1 IRT events in January So. CA, NY and IN and not only made the finals of all three, but in the IN event he took Kane to a tie-breaker before losing 6-11 in the 5th game. Only a select few have even taken a game off Kane in TWO years, but in the IN event Rocky pushed him and had Kane on the ropes. On February 13th at the National Doubles Championship at Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ, Rocky and his partner, Jack

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Paola Longoria #1 WPRO Professional Player

"Finally Back...Proved that by Beating Rhonda in back to back Tier 1 WPRO Pro Stops in the So. CA "Coast to Coast", January 5-7, and in Miami, FL "Great Balls of Fire", February 25-27, events. Both tournaments went tie-breakers, but in Miami Paola was down 5-10 in the tie-breaker and came from behind to win 12-10...a HUGE mental win for her. Also, March 4-6 Paola competed in the Mexican National Championships and won BOTH the Singles and Doubles divisions which gave her a spot on the Mexican National Team and will represent her country at the Pan American Championships, October

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Taylor Knoth

"Gearing up for the National Intercollegiate Championships April 2011 in Tempe, AZ" Taylor has not played many events after winning the Junior World Championships in November 2010 due to a heavy load in college, but the tournament he played in Corvalis, OR at the beginning of January he won beating Jeff Stark in the finals. Taylor just played in the Tier 3 IRT Satellite Pro-Stop, the Seattle Open, February 18-20, where last year he took Shane Vanderson to 5 games before losing in the tie-breaker. This year he took out the #15 IRT Pro Player, Charlie Pratt, in the quarter-finals

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