The 2011 US OPEN Racquetball Championships is proud to bring the sport of racquetball's top professional event back to Minneapolis, MN! For over a decade now, the US OPEN Racquetball Championships is the original and largest "Grand Slam" event. The biggest names in professional racquetball from the Men's International Racquetball Tour (IRT), Women's Professional Racquetball Organization (WPRO) and the Classic Pro Racquetball Tour (CPRT) will be competing for a prize purse total over $59,000 this year. The event is hosted by Life Time FitnessTarget Center.
The amateur side of the event, including players from theMinneapolis area, attracts nearly 700 players that come from all over the world. This event begins Wednesday, Oct.5 and ends Sunday, Oct.9 with the professional finals at Life Time Fitness - Target Center.
Aside from the world's best racquetball, the US OPEN will once again support St. Jude Children's Hospital. Since its inception in 1996, the tournament has raised more than $250,000 for the Memphis hospital.