If The Racquetball Blog was Santa Claus, or had an in with Father Christmas, then these are some of the gifts that some racquetball people would find under their trees on Christmas morning.
To Dave Negrete, Commissioner of the International Racquetball Tour (IRT) and Shannon Feaster, Commissioner of the Women's Professional Racquetball Organization (WPRO): major non-racquetball sponsors that would allow them to continue to move forward in developing professional racquetball, especially with broadcasting and webcasting matches to the masses.
To the International Racquetball Federation (IRF): more accurate and timely reporting of matches and tournament outcomes.
To Rocky Carson and Jack Huczek: a strong drive serve that will allow them to be more competitive on Kane Waselenchuk.
To Kane Waselenchuk: wisdom to match his athletic gifts so that he doesn't repeat past mistakes.
To Jason Mannino: good health that will allow him to win another IRT tournament.
To Rhonda Rajsich and Paola Longoria: continued success on the WPRO tour.
To Cheryl Gudinas Holmes and Kerri Wachtel: another tournament win on the WPRO tour.
To Kristen Bellows, Alvaro Beltran, Ben Croft, Angela Grisar, Shane Vanderson, and Mitch Williams: a pro tournament win in '09.
To Veronica Sotomayor: a spot in the semi-finals at a full WPRO tour stop, and a tournament victory in such an event.
To the up and coming IRT and WPRO players: breakout wins that show the big players that they can't be complacent and the rest of us that pro tournaments aren't just about the top few players, but other players can make some noise too.
To Geoff Thomsen of Double Donut Studios: the ability get to some racquetball events, especially the US Open, and take more good pictures.
To all the racquetball companies: strong sales and solid bottom lines especially in these trying economic times.
To all racquetball players: good health for 2009, lots opportunities to play, and some flat roll outs.
Happy Holidays everyone!
From The Racquetball Blog
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