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AmPRO Course

Sept. 6-8, 2013



WOR Championships

July 11-14, 2013
Huntington Beach, CA


11th Annual Flagstaff Classic

July 26-28, 2013

Flagstaff Athletic East/West Clubs

3WB Championships

Sept. 18-22, 2013
Stratosphere, NV

2013/14 AZ WOR Campaign

Oct 19-20, 2013
Nov 9-10, 2013
Dec 7-8, 2013
Jan 4-5, 2014
Feb 1, 2014
Mar 1-2, 2014
Apr 5-6, 2014



LEAGUES



2013 Next Leagues
starts week of July 8th

    Tucson Central
  • Monday 7-9pm
    Ron Butler
    520 668-8458

    Mesa/University
  • Tuesday 6-8pm
    Danielle Key
    480 292-1807

    Queen Creek
  • Tuesday 6-8pm
    Arthur Schmeiser
    480 406-0661

    Tucson North
  • Tuesday 7-9pm
    Ron Butler
    520 668-8458

    Moon Valley/Phoenix North
  • Wednesday 5-9pm
    Matt Barcellos
    623 308-0005

    Phoenix Baseline @ 24th St
  • Wednesday 6-8pm
    Darold Key
    602 315-5919

    Mesa/Superstition
  • Wednesday 6-8pm
    Jeff Grimh
    480 818-0534

    Camelback@I-51
  • Wednesday 6-8pm
    Karen Key
    602 821-7846

    Tucson North
  • Wednesday 7-9pm
    Ron Butler
    520 668-8458

    Mesa/Greenfield
  • Thursday 6-8pm
    AJ Lombard
    602 410-5878

    Mesa Las Sendas
  • Thursday 6-8pm
    Mike DiPaova
    480 313-6155

    Tempe
  • Thursday 7-9pm
    Karen Key
    602 821-7846

    Ahwatukee West
  • Thursday 6-8pm
    Darold Key
    602 315-5919

    Ahwatukee
  • Thursday 6-8pm

    Tucson Marana
  • Thursday 7-9pm
    Ron Butler
    520 668-8458

  • FAC West
    Tuesday C/D 6-9 pm
    Thursday B/C 6-9 pm
    David Seaton
    928 814-1334

11th Annual Flagstaff Racquetball Classic

July 26-28, 2013


Flagstaff Athletic East Club
3200 N Country Club Drive

Flagstaff Athletic West Club
1200 W Route 66



The Flagstaff Racquetball Classic is the longest established racquetball tournament in Arizona- standing 34 years of history and tradition. Key Racquetball proudly host their 11th annual Flagstaff Racquetball Classic. For decades, hundreds of players have gathered together to relive the excitement and rejoin the place where the courts come alive with old friends and the beginnings of new relationships. Join in on the excitement this year at the gym we have made our home, and eat, drink, and kick back on a sofa while you view the matches on a 20 by 40 big screen racquetball court.

There will be a junior and adult clinic offered Friday night for those interested in enhancing their game. The clinic will provide insight in game strategy, tactical movements, hitting scenarios, as well as some takeaway tips and tricks. Our approach to juniors is all about making the fundamentals of racquetball fun and exciting. As an adult participant, you will have the opportunity to add a friendly edge to your game, or go big stepping up your ranking as a competitor; this clinic provides an excellent opportunity to learn and put into practice all in one weekend.

So, plan to leave the heat and grab your bags for a weekend, bring your family, and pack your skills for this high altitude challenge! Challenge your endurance and put your abilities to the test; for fun or to fight to be this year's flagstaff champion is on! You will be provided plenty of food, exciting competition, and $2000+ GUARANTEED awards and prizes!

The Flagstaff Classic racquetball tournament has been a tradition for many years.

Mens Open Champions
2012 Mike Orr def Arthur Schmeiser
2011 Charlie Pratt def Arthur Schmeiser
2010 Mike Orr def Damian Zamorano
2009 Mike Orr def Janson Allen
2008 Mike Orr def Jason Conway
2007 Tony Carson def Darrin Schenck
2006 Thomas Fuhrmann def Mike Orr
2005 Patrick Gonzales def Jason Bronson
2004 Thomas Fuhrmann def Rob DeJesus
2003 Patrick Gonzales def Darrin Schenck

Experience what it's all about. July 26-28, 2013.

Become part of the tradition- Help grow the sport of racquetball and spread the word.


AmPRO Instructors Course

Sign Up Now for September 6-8, 2013 Course
September 6, 2013 Friday: 6-9pm
September 7, 2013 Saturday: 9am-6:30pm
September 8, 2013 Sunday: 9am-2:00pm


AmPRO is a 14 hour instructional clinic which will go over everything you ever wanted to know about racquetball and more. This course will offer instruction on proper and advanced fundamentals, the rules of the game and refree tips, shots, serves and set up skills to improve your game along with giving you the knowledge to be to a certified instructor. AmPRO is providing many hours of course instruction for only $225.00 which also provides you with insurance coverage when instructing. Also included is the AmPRO instructional manual with up to date drills and informaion for your continual access.

The course is dedicated to those who really want to take a time out to know the game of racquetball. Often players buy book, watch videos maybe take a lesson or two or get tips from friends. This course is all of that and the powerful knowledge and confidence you can now share with others.

Contact Karen Key
AmPRO Clinician if you are interested in this October Instructors Course or a future one.


"You'll Never See It Coming"

~Ron Bewsey

During the 35 years I've played racquetball, I suppose that I've heard all of the excuses. I even used some of them in the early years myself. You know the ones. The mantras like "I'm always watching what the other guy is doing", and "I'm fast enough to stay out of trouble", or even more foolish, "I don't look back at the other guy", "safety glasses are too much hassle", and "I've got some in my bag but they fog up." It's a lesson in matching ignorance with ego. When you see someone on the court without eye protection, you're seeing a person with insufficient experience.

After a couple of close calls in my time, and witnessing a few mishaps (a couple with permanent eye damage), I finally got my incidence of "never saw it coming" a few nights ago. I was playing a guy who's size makes him prefer to cut the ball off rather than chase it. A strategy I understand fully in my old age. I wasn't playing great, but holding my own. I was slightly in front of him as the ceiling ball came down towards both of us in center court. Following the ball, I glanced over my left shoulder to see where my opponent was moving. I didn't expect him to cut the ball off, nor did I expect him to try to shoot it over my nearby head. His shot didn't do what he'd intended. It came full force and only a few feet, directly into my left eye. The impact was hard, forcing my glasses across my face and off my head. As this happened, the nose bridge gave way, leaving a small cut on my nose, and the same feeling you get when you've been punched.

It was wonderful! Absolutely thrilling! Why? Because I could walk off the court with my vision fully intact. The profuse apologies from my opponent made it clear that he rued taking the shot. And while I appreciated his genuine concern, we all know it can happen. But the point is you'll never see the one that gets you coming. That's how it got you.

There is no mistaking the value of those safety glasses. Without a doubt, they saved my eye from irreparable destruction. I was so pleased and felt so lucky, that I happily bought a round for everybody at my favorite bar that night. And I immediately ordered two more pair of glasses.

There are enough styles, shapes, looks and fits on the market to satisfy anyone. Fogging is just no longer an issue, and headbands keep the sweat from dripping down.

And if you're still insistent on not using them, well, be glad you read this while you could still see.


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You'll Never See It Coming
~Ron Bewsey

During the 35 years I've played racquetball, I suppose that I've heard all of the excuses. I even used some of them in the early years myself. You know the ones. The mantras like "I'm always watching what the other guy is doing", and "I'm fast enough to stay out of trouble", or even more foolish, "I don't look back at the other guy", "safety glasses are too much hassle", and "I've got some in my bag but they fog up." It's a lesson in matching ignorance with ego. When you see someone on the court without eye protection, you're seeing a person with insufficient experience.

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About Key Racquetball
Welcome!
We are pleased you have chosen KEY RACQUETBALL for all of your racquetball needs. Key Racquetball offers more than just racquets and racquetball equipment; we can provide you with everything to get you on the court, to keeping you in the game, to increasing your chances to walk off as a winner. We are your one stop racquetball shop.

Contact us today so we can serve all your racquetball needs. We have racquet demos from all manufactures, we can answer your questions about strings and tensions that best fit your game style , answer your many rule questions, help you find someone to play, analyzing your game, it really doesn’t matter, WE CAN DO IT. Take the time right now and ask yourself one question. "If I am to do business with a company that is going to support my racquetball wants and needs, or do I want someone that just slaps a racquet in my hands for cash and does not give back to our sport? Or do I want a quality company that takes "CO-OWNERSHIP" of my ENTIRE game and our SPORT and offers the quality that I most desire on and off the court? I think the answer is an obvious one. I leave that final decision in your hands, but would like to urge you and your friends to let us be the ones to serve you, and get to know us better. Racquetball is a way of life for our family and you are invited to be part of it. Together we can make racquetball strong.

Thanks for choosing KEY RACQUETBALL.
~Karen Key, Owner

Did you know?
  • An average game will take 20 minutes, during which a player will run a distance of approximately 3,650 feet -- or over half a mile.

  • Racquetball offers both aerobic and anerobic benefits, with both sustained high level heart rate activity and quick bursts of energy required during play.

  • The average number of calories burned during racquetball play ranges from moderate at 640/hour to 794/hour -- to a high level at 13.7 per minute (or 822/hour).

  • The Best Thing about the game FUN! Run around like a kid and be happy working out. For those who didn't know or might have forgotten.