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Texas Junior Racquetball Team

All Juniors (up to age 18) are encouraged to sign-up for the Texas Junior Racquetball Team. You can print a Junior Team Application or you can send an e-mail to Eddie Pavloski (Elpavloski@yahoo.com) to have one sent to you. Membership to the team is FREE, but does have rules/guidelines that are part of the junior player and parent(s) Code of Conduct.

Click here to download a printable PDF copy and send to Eddie Pavloski (Elpavloski@yahoo.com)

The benefit for signing up for the Texas Junior Team, is your child will benefit from the fundraisers held throughout the year.  The goal is to provide each junior player the opportunity to play in the Junior National Racquetball Tournament for FREE.  Other benefits are that you will be notified in advance of all team practices, junior tournaments, and any other opportunities for the kids to play racquetball in Texas.

Will Craig defeats Kane at US Open in Pro Am Doubles

Congratulations to Will Craig (San Antonio, TX) who teamed up with top professional player Polo Gutierrez  (Juarez, Chihuahua, MEX) to win the 2011 St. Jude Pro Am Sponsor Doubles championship Wednesday evening at the US OPEN Racquetball Championships in Minneapolis, MN. The duo defeated Bob Fulton (Flower Mound, TX) and Kane Waselenchuk (Austin, TX) 15-14 in the finals of the 32-team bracket. The event raised $9,750 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

The US Open was a fitting success for Will Craig, a recent graduate of TXRA Juniors, who will soon be headed to Cochabamba, Bolivia.  Will is going to serve a two-year mission in the Central and Southern portion of Bolivia and a small part of Northern Argentina.  He will spend 3 weeks in a stateside mission training center learning the language and then he will go to Peru for another 6 weeks to continue learning the language and assimilate into the culture.  Bolivia is one of the poorest countries in South America. 

Juniors win OPEN TITLES!

Texas Juniors (racquetball players under the age of 18) Chase Robison (Fort Worth; 17-years-old) & Tyler Kendrick (Arlington; 16-years-old) swept BOTH OPEN Divisions at the September Triple Crown Championships at The Mav in Arlington, TX. 

  Chase & Tyler won the OPEN DOUBLES Division competing against 5 other high-quality doubles teams. They out-pointed the veteran team of Kevin Sendry & Richard Eisemann for a narrow overall victory in a 6-team pool.

  Chase won his pool in the OPEN SINGLES Division then defeated Howard Walker in the Semis & Mike Grisz for the FINALS VICTORY!

  Congratulations to two of our older TXRA Elite Juniors! Both of them have won multiple medals at the Junior National Olympic Racquetball Championships in the past. They will be competing again this year when the Junior Nationals are held in Fullerton, CA at The Meridian June 20-24, 2012. 

If you would like to receive updated information regarding Juniors in Texas contact:  Eddie Pavloski (Elpavloski@yahoo.com)

Match the Medals to Texas Elite Juniors




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Texas Elite Juniors won more medals, scored more team points and had more Lone Star Juniors competing than ever at this year's 2011 Junior National Olympic Championships!

GOLD MEDALS
Brady Yelverton, Garland - Boy's Singles 12 and Under Blue
Erik Smith, Houston - Boy's Singles 18 and Under White
Luis Torres, Helotes - Boy's Singles 14 and Under White
Raul Quintanilla, El Paso - Boy's Singles 16 and Under Red
  
SILVER MEDALS
Brady Yelverton, Garland - Boys Doubles 12 and Under Consolation
Brian Barberis, McKinney - Boy's Singles 10 and Under Blue
Brian Barberis, McKinney - Boys Doubles 10 and Under
Cayden Akins, Keller - Boys Doubles 10 and Under
Jaxon Hall, Corpus Christi - Boy's Singles 8 and Under Multibounce
Jon Lanford, Wichita Falls - Boys Doubles 18 and Under Consolation
Luis Torres, Helotes - Boys Doubles 14 and Under Consolation
Russell Chavez II, Converse - Boy's Singles 14 and Under White
Tyler Kendrick, Arlington - Junior Mixed Doubles 16 and Under
William Craig, San Antonio - Boys Doubles 18 and Under Consolation
  
BRONZE MEDALS
Brady Yelverton, Garland - Junior Mixed Doubles 12 and Under
Cayden Akins, Keller - Boy's Singles 10 and Under Blue
Daniela Torres, San Antonio - Junior Mixed Doubles 12 and Under
Ethan Wadsworth, Joshua -Junior Mixed Doubles 18 and Under
Gabriel Evans, San Antonio - Boy's Singles 14 and Under Red
Gabriel Evans, San Antonio - Boys Doubles 14 and Under Consolation
Nicholas Pavloski, Kingwood - Boy's Singles 14 and Under White
Nicholas Pavloski, Kingwood - Boys Doubles 14 and Under Consolation
 
SIX more Texans finished in FOURTH PLACE just one slot away from 6 more medals.

FOURTH PLACE
Daniela Torres, San Antonio - Girl's Singles 12 and Under Gold
Erik Smith, Houston - Boys Doubles 18 and Under Consolation
Gabriel Evans, San Antonio - Boy's Singles 16 and Under White
Jaxon Hall, Corpus Christi - Boy's Singles 8 and Under
Raul Quintanilla, El Paso - Boys Doubles 16 and Under
Tyler Kendrick, Arlington - Boys Doubles 16 and Under

TEAM TEXAS highest medal count ever.

EVERY TEXAS JNIOR can compete with us in 2012 at Junior Nationals. Want more information? Do you have questions?

If you would like to receive updated information regarding Juniors in Texas contact:  Eddie Pavloski (Elpavloski@yahoo.com)​

Team Texas Having Fun at Junior Nationals