In the past year and a half, the PSRA Board has made a concerted effort to promote the sport of racquetball, incentivize tournament directors to run sanctioned events, and reward all Pennsylvania players with membership benefits.

Here are all of the following items that have been approved by the PSRA Board:

  • Offer Free USAR Membership Tournaments – All USA Racquetball sanctioned tournaments require participants to be USAR members – a $50 annual cost.
    • In 2015-16, we held 2 tournaments (1 in Pittsburgh, 1 in Philadelphia) that charged a fixed entry fee and then rewarded all PA members with a paid-for USAR Membership.
    • In 2016-17, we are having 3 tournaments (1 in Easton, 1 in Pittsburgh, 1 in State College) that will again charge a fixed entry fee in return for a paid-for USAR Membership. This will reach more of the PA membership with this benefit as we target the east, west, and central areas of the state.
  • Incentivize Tournament Directors to Run Sanctioned Events
    • All tournament directors can apply for a $500 award in order to offset club rental costs at the conclusion of their PA sanctioned event and after the event has been finalized in r2sports within 14 days.
    • All tournament directors can receive discounted Head/Penn balls from the PSRA. At the conclusion of their PA sanctioned event and after the event has been finalized in r2sports within 14 days, they can then apply for a full reimbursement of the cost of the racquetballs.
    • All tournament directors can apply for a full reimbursement of the cost of sanctioning an event at the conclusion of their PA sanctioned event and after the event has been finalized in r2sports within 14 days.
    • All tournament directors can apply for a full reimbursement of the cost of all PA Junior entry fees at the conclusion of their PA sanctioned event and after the event has been finalized in r2sports within 14 days.
    • All tournament directors can apply for a 50% reimbursement of the cost of all PA Collegiate entry fees at the conclusion of their PA sanctioned event and after the event has been finalized in r2sports within 14 days.
  • Reward Junior Participation in Tournaments
    • All PA juniors will have no entry fee cost for any PA sanctioned tournament.
  • Reward Collegiate Participation in Tournaments
    • All PA collegians (including PA residents attending college outside of PA) will have 50% of their entry fees discounted for any PA sanctioned tournament.
  • Welcome to 3 new PSRA Board Members: Mike Kehoe, Anthony Saba, and Mike Spiro
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