The Texas Racquetball Association's mission is to develop and promote the growth of racquetball.

The Texas Instructor Program (TIP) is a comprehensive reimbursement program designed to assist Texas racquetball instructors in providing quality racquetball programs in their communities for Texas women, men and children.

This supplemental program would provide compensation for level 2 & 3 certified USAR-IP instructors holding the Texas Instructor Program (TIP) designation each quarter for conducting adult or junior clinics, leagues and other events promoting racquetball In Texas. The purpose of this supplemental program is to assist and incentivize Texas instructors who generate grass roots racquetball interest in their community.

This program is intended to encourage interested racquetball instructors to become nationally certified by reimbursing a portion of the cost of the USAR-IP certification clinics offered by USAR (described below)

The USAR-IP (Instructors Program)

The USAR-IP certification clinic conveys precise knowledge, skills and abilities required to teach racquetball efficiently; developing a clear comprehension and proficiency of the 10 Benchmarks of Instruction necessary to teach and train students; delivering an avenue for continuing education and advancement to assist qualified instructors in maintaining current informational skills; providing an evaluation process that facilitates consistency and quality control for instructional programs across the nation; and developing a high level of competence and confidence relative to primary instructional techniques. Details

Reimbursement Requirements

In order to receive reimbursement, the racquetball instructor must be a current member of USAR and a Texas resident and submit to the Texas Instructor Program Coordinator evidence of successful completion of the certification clinic.

Upon approval, instructors will receive $150 each quarter if they schedule at least three clinics, leagues or events or any combination of:

  • One junior clinic, league or event
  • One women’s clinic, league or event
  • One adult clinic, league or event
Each event must include at least five (5) attendees to qualify. Product demos do not qualify.

Evidence must consist of a description of the event, list of attendees, at least three digital photos of the actual event, and a brief explanation of how the instructor intends to utilize the education to the benefit of racquetball in Texas. Upon meeting these requirements the racquetball instructor will be issued the reimbursement funds and be granted the right to use the TIP designation in conjunction with their racquetball activities.

Mike Sorensen
(469) 233-4803