A Juniors View of The USRF 2014 US Open Juniors Clinic

2014 US OPEN Juniors ClinicOn Tuesday, October 7, 2014, the United States Racquetball Foundation (USRF) hosted a Juniors Clinic with racquetball pros Rocky Carson and Rhonda Rajsich, Dr. Bud Muehleisen, Coach Jim Winterton, and Lifetime Instructors at the Us Open in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I thought that the clinic was great. 

9-year-old Ava Kaiser agreed, saying “it was awesome!” 

There was productive racquetball at every station, the instructors were great, and we got to play. This clinic is trying to help promote junior racquetball. It was also really exciting to have the pro instructors there with us. The pros showed that they love this game as much as us and maybe a little more.

Rhonda Rajsich, one of the pros said “I think that this is on the right track and I think the only thing I would change is that it would grow.” "I think it would be really cool to have even more kids joining and even more instructors and even more pros and it to be a massive development.” Rhonda also said.

The glass court was amazing! I got there early and watched from the back wall some. They can hit it hard! I think that just having that there and the US Open here really helps people to start playing racquetball.

Owen Forsythe and coach Jim Winterton

Rocky is a very tough player. He was very capable of playing with people at any level of skill. He made it fun and enjoyable.

Andrea Hartman, organizer the Juniors Clinic said “A huge thank you to Doug Ganim, The United States Racquetball Foundation, Rocky and Rhonda, Coach Winterton and all the Life Time Fitness instructors. This clinic was a success and I look forward to many more years of memories for these kids.”

by Owen Forsythe, 10-year-old junior racquetball player and US Open Juniors Clinic participant