Launching the LPL Financial LPRT Ladies Cup
3WallBall LLC, the leading outdoor racquetball tournament production organizer in the nation, in partnership with the Ladies Professional Racquetball tour (LPRT), Pro Racquetball Stats, and thanks to the generous support off LPL Financials' Rosco Halsey and Jason Hupp, is proud to announce the 2022 LPL Financial LPRT Outdoor Cup! This is a new year-long Racquetball cup challenge series incentivizing women’s players to compete in our major Outdoor championships in 2022.
3WallBall SoCal Outdoor Season Kickoff Invitational Shootout Recap Jan. 2022
To kick off the 2022 season, on January 8th 2022 3Wall Ball and MC Vegas hosted an invitational Outdoor shootout at the courts of West Newport Park, right on Highway 1 in Newport Beach, California. These 3-wall/mid-wall courts are Rocky Carson 's favorite, his "home courts" that he practices on most frequently, and he was part of one of nine top-level teams invited to play in this shootout. Some of the players were rusty; it had been several weeks of inaction for most of the competitors, but eight games of round robin cleared off the dust by day's end for everyone. And the shootout featured a great collection of top talent from SoCal and beyond.
Recap by Todd Boss of proracquetbballstats.com
What happened in Vegas?
Racquetball, paddleball, handball, 3 wall, 1 wall, pros, amateurs, and a whole lot of fun happened.
The annual 3WallBall Outdoor World Championships presented by KWM Gutterman, held in the popular destination city and right in front of the iconic Strat hotel, showcased 3 different sports on temporarily constructed outdoor courts.
Thank you, Mike Coulter and team, for pulling off another successful event!
LPRT player Michelle De La Rosa (USA) successfully won all 3 divisions that she entered, including the women’s pro 3wall doubles with partner LPRT player Carla Munoz (Chile’). Full a full rundown of winners, check out the recap by Todd Boss o proracquetballstats.com.
Photo credit: Mike Augustin of Game Changer Photography
On the Ground: Attending the 3WallBall Vegas Event
By Todd Boss
The final outdoor major on the calendar each year is the biggest: 3WallBall. The annual event (just having finished its 12th iteration) is a feat of logistical coordination that is unparalleled in the racquetball world thanks to the unique temporary court construction that occurs to enable the event, but is also a huge social gathering of the best outdoor players in the land. Here’s a viewpoint from a first-time attendee this year in yours truly.
Remembering Jack Hughes Co-Founder MACS and true supporter of 3WallBall. So long dear friend.
Jack Hughes, 86, a long-time player and contributor to the sport of racquetball for over 50 years, passed away on July 15, 2021. Click here to read more.
2021 Team Root Outdoor Nationals presented by Pro Kennex
Wow, what a week at Outdoor Nationals! After having to cancel last years event and not sure if we were going to be able to even have this years event, due to Covid and the restrictions that we were dealing with, the event went off and boy did it!
APCON 2022 Beach Bash - The Return! by Peggine Tellez
It appears that the Return of Beach Bash was a success! The weather was unbelievably cooperative and so pleasant. The players cheered for their favorites. We crowned quite a few new champions. We inspired more interest and appreciation for outdoor one-wall racquetball amongst indoor players. The IRT and LPRT Pros really lived up to their reputations for professionalism and sportsmanship. New blood! Be sure to see the results at: https://www.r2sports.com/tourney/viewResults.asp?TID=31509.