Update 01/10/2019: The deadline just passed and we only have about 60 ladies. If you inadvertently missed the deadline but still want to play, give me a call at 303.888.4461 and we will see what we can do. We also sometimes have injuries before play starts, so we may need extra entrants. I'll be working on doubles partners now, and Merijean will be doing match times in a few days. We will see you all soon. Three other notes: If you want to join our Friday Paint & Wine night, let me know right away, and if you want to stay after the tournament for a Ladies Racquetball Camp with the four ladies already committed (taught by Debbie Tisinger), also let me know right away. You will enjoy either or both. I'm sure you'll have questions. I look forward to hearing from you! Then the last thing is that we would like to book a few more nights at the host hotel. Please consider staying there. I can make that reservation for you and may be able to find you a roommate.
Update 01/04/2019: The deadline is coming up quickly. We expect a lot more ladies to sign up! Special request: Please consider staying at the Marriott Warner Center, then call me to book a room for you at the host hotel so I can do better on my room block guarantee. I'll call Staci Brener at the Marriott and reserve your room. The Saturday banquet will be there and the shuttle to the club will run about every hour. Thanks!
Update 10/24/2018: Special Friday evening event added! A Paint and Wine (wine is optional) two-hour event planned after play is done on Friday night at PF Chang's by the hotel. No experience is necessary. For a small fee of $35, our guest artist, Allyson Delaney, will supply all of the paints, brushes, canvases, instructions and inspiration we need. Wine and hot appetizers will also be served. More details later, but please make a reservation and plan to paint with us. Reserve your spot by adding it to your R2Sports entry fees, or by contacting Cindy via email or phone (see below).
Welcome 35+ Women
us in Los Angeles
Friday through Sunday, January 18-20, 2019
WSMRA knows how special you are and we want to get to know you!
are excited to have the 30th Annual Women’s Senior/Masters
Racquetball Association (WSMRA) National Championships at the Athletic Society West Valley (formerly Spectrum and Bay Club) Club in Canoga Park, California! If you have never played in a WSMRA
event, you are in for a treat. Yes, there will be plenty of racquetball. Our
round-robin format ensures that you will be playing every day of our three-day
tournament. We offer both Open/A competition for top-level players in five-year
age increments, and B/C divisions if you aren’t quite as accomplished. You can
also expect to meet new friends and connect with old ones. The food will be
plentiful and the dancing lively. The Saturday night banquet will be a time for
fun awards and slideshows, so make sure you set aside time for it. The rest of
the time you are not playing your matches, you will definitely want to explore Los Angeles and the surrounding area. For printable information on the tournament
and Los Angeles, and pictures of prior years’ events, please click here.
Special change because you love your doubles and YOU ASKED FOR THIS! Our host club as plenty of courts, so if you prefer not to play singles, we can offer you TWO DOUBLES DIVISIONS. One division must be by age (oldest division is determined by the youngest player of the team) and one doubles division can be by skill level (any group of ages can play together).
Sign up by January 5, 2019. Late registration may be accepted through January 9, for a $20 late fee. We are planning some special opportunities for fun and communion so fly in early! More details on that later.
hostesses for the weekend will be Cindy Tilbury (303.888.4461 or email@example.com) and Linda Moore
(402.304.8975). Lois Palmer is the other member of the team. Feel free to contact us with questions or suggestions or to ask for doubles partners. We have
great things planned for you and are working hard to make it the best WSMRA
tournaments are organized by the tournament committee, with help from the WSMRA
board of directors. Tournament Committee members are Terry Rogers
(650.245.8743), Merijean Kelley (650.856.2292) and Paula Sperling
(505.681.6070). Kendra Tutsch (608.332.1073) is the president and driving force
behind all of the fun.
you are interested in joining our WSMRA, we hope you will. There is no set
membership fee, but any donation is greatly appreciated. Our expenses are low,
but we like to do a little fundraising, so every little bit helps. Whether or
not you can join us in Tucson in 2018, please consider joining the WSMRA and
getting on Kendra Tutsch’s WSMRA mailing list.
last note: Plan to arrive before 2:00 pm on Thursday to get on the courts
to practice, and to join us for Fun Doubles. You will be paired up with
and against players, and you may also practice a little with your doubles
partner. Directly after that, there will be a player meeting with hot
appetizers and cold beverages, followed by a check-in to pick up your player
packet and tourney jacket. For travel after the tournament, schedule your
flights on Monday (MLK holiday) or late afternoon Sunday.
See you in January!