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 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

Benefits of the USAR-IP

No other instructor certification is recognized by the USOC or USA Racquetball.

Certification is for three years

$5 million in liability insurance coverage

Safe sport education

Vast library of education

Online certification

Mentor program with nationally known coaches

Entry level coaching course

Ongoing educational courses

Program for creating revenue streams in clubs

Only recognized racquetball instructional program in the USA.

Cost of the USAR-IP Certification Clinic

$120 $0 Three Year Instructor Certification Designation $75 One Year USAR-IP Membership ($150) Texas Instruction Program Reimbursement
($75.00) TOTAL
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Texas Instruction Program Reimbursement

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, a personal image suitable for publishing on the TXRA website 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

Texas Instructor Program Supplement for Programming Incentive

An exciting new supplement program for all USAR-IP Certified Instructors. This supplemental program would provide compensation for 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.

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.

Reimbursement Requirements

Requests for payment along with evidence of successful completion of the clinics or events must be submitted to the President of TXRA or his designee at the end of each quarter. Evidence must consist of a description of the event, list of attendees and at least three digital photos of the actual event.