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State juniors championships need more entries

State juniors championships need more entries

For years, the discussion on conducting a juniors-only event was just that — discussion.


But now it’s a reality and it’s just around the corner. However, the tournament needs more junior entries to ensure a successful event.


The 2018 Texas State Junior Racquetball Championships will be held June 2-3 at The Maverick Athletic Club in Arlington. It’s the first state juniors tournament held as a separate event.


The tournament is open for registration and divisions will be offered from multi-bounce all the way up to 20-and-under. Singles play is Saturday and doubles on Sunday. All events are round robin. Players sign up based on their age on the first day of the event.


Divisions are 18-under, 16-under, 14-under, 12-under, 10-under, 8-under and multi-bounce. The Pro Penn green ball will be used for play.


“There will be shirts and great food,” said Sandy Long, long time junior instructor and an organizer of the event. “If any of the families need financial assistance, they just need to let me know via my email or phone, longsk59@gmail.com or 817-944-9884.”


The event is open for juniors from Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana. Contact Long or Leo Vasquez at the Maverick with any need for help with accommodations, transportation lodging or fees.


Entry fee is only $30 for the first event and $15 for the second event. There is a two-division maximum. If you have a junior player, help by entering them to play as soon as possible or supporting the event as a volunteer or sponsor. Deadline for entry is May 25.


“We have ordered special souvenir shirts and a new custom, one-of-a-kind Texas-shaped medal for all divisions,” Vasquez said. “We are also planning a menu of delicious player meals for the kids and parents.”

Goodie bags will also be provided.

If you would like to enter your child, please register online, call the Maverick or contact Vasquez or Long for any help in registering your junior player.

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Or phone entry to 817-275-3348. Vasquez can be reached at 817-791-4948 or leorvasquez@gmail.com.