Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Now what?

The next Tier 1 event on the International Racquetball Tour (IRT) schedule won't happen until January. What are the players going to do with two months off?

Following the US Open final on Sunday, The Racquetball Blog asked finalists Jack Huczek and Kane Waselenchuk what they planned to do leading up to the next IRT event - the California Open in Los Angeles, January 7-10.

Huczek said he'll be "working hard to get better everyday." Huczek's going to work on "all aspects" of his game, as he feels there isn't "one particular glaring weakness" with how he plays.

Although his drive serve was good against Waselenchuk on Sunday, The Racquetball Blog staff would suggest Huczek improves his drive serve if he's planning on beating Waselenchuk, as we feel a strong drive serve is necessary to do so.

But when we put that to him following Sunday's final, Huczek disagreed. He believes there's "not one particular serve" necessary to beat Waselenchuk, but that whatever serve is chosen - drive or lob - it needs to be executed well.

Waselenchuk has no particular plans for his game, but is thankful there's a break now, because he's soon going to be "getting even less sleep than I do now," as he and wife Kim are expecting their second child in about three weeks.

Their second child will also be a daughter, and another K in the family as they plan to name her Kendell. She'll be a younger sister to Kennedy, who was born last year.

Follow the bouncing ball....

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