TAMPA, Fla. – Seven-time No.1-ranked World Racquetball Champion, Kane Waselenchuk, who has achieved one of the longest winning streaks in professional sports history (three years), will compete in the Florida Spring Break ProAm held from Wednesday, March 6 through Sunday, March 10, 2013 at the Harbour Island Athletic Club & Spa. Attendees will watch Waselenchuk compete in a sport demanding competitors to jump and dive to match ball speeds reaching almost 200 mph inside an 800-square foot clear-walled court.
In addition to the top men’s professional players, more than 250 athletes from seven countries and over 20 U.S. States will be competing for prize money and awards in this USA Racquetball-sanctioned event. Up to 17 matches will take place simultaneously at five Tampa clubs with the pros playing at Harbour Island Athletic Club & Spa, 900 S. Harbour Island Blvd, Tampa. Tickets are required to enter the Harbour Island Athletic Club for this professional sports event. In addition, video streaming of select matches will be available online all weekend at www.irtnetwork.com.
“We are very excited to bring the top IRT players and local amateurs back to Tampa, where they will show why racquetball is the fastest, most athletic, and exciting racquet sport in the world. This event will be memorable and thrilling to the thousands of people that visit the club and watch online at www.IRTNetwork.com” said Jason Mannino, IRT President.
Media are invited to attend the Audio Press Conference, Tuesday, March 5, at 5 pm EST, featuring top pros such as #1 World Champion, Kane Waselenchuk, #2 Rocky Carson, Tournament Director Kim Roy, and a select group of industry insiders. The entire conference will be recorded.
Regarded as the premier athletic club in Tampa, Harbour Island Athletic Club is best described as a full-service athletic club with a country club atmosphere. It’s also been touted as the ultimate in fitness centers with 5-star amenities, professional staff, superior programs and equipment.
Founded in 1990, the men’s professional International Racquetball Tour (IRT) features 300 players competing in over 20 Top-Tier and more than 50 Satellite Tournaments in Latin America, the United States, and Canada. Sanctioned as a NCAA sport, this tournament will also draw amateur and college entrants. The amateur players compete in divisions ranging from beginner to open level for both singles and doubles.
Release is courtesy of Kim Roy, Tournament Director.