TAMPA, FL - The Florida Spring Break IRT ProAm, one of the largest racquetball tournaments in the country, returns to Tampa Thursday, March 6 through Sunday, March 9, 2014 when all of the top players on the men’s professional International Racquetball Tour (IRT) will compete for over $17,500 in cash and prizes in this Pro/Am tournament as detailed at www.FloridaSpringBreakProAm.com and at www.IRT-Tour.com.
8-time #1-ranked World Racquetball Champion, Kane Waselenchuk (as featured in the New York Times 2/14/12) will be among the competitors in a sport demanding players jump and dive to match ball speeds reaching almost 200 mph inside an 800-square foot court.
In addition to the top men’s professional players, more than 250 athletes from 7 countries and over 20 U.S. States will be competing for prize money and awards in this USA Racquetball-sanctioned event. Up to 17 matches will take place simultaneously at 5 Tampa clubs with the pros playing at Harbour Island Athletic Club & Spa, 900 S. Harbourt Island Blvd, Tampa. Tickets are required to enter the Harbour Island Athletic Club for this professional sports event. In addition, video streaming of select matches will be available online all weekend at www.irtnetwork.com.
“We are very excited to bring the top IRT players and local amateurs back to Tampa, where they will show why racquetball is the fastest, most athletic, and exciting racquet sport in the world. This event will be memorable and thrilling to the thousands of people that visit the club and watch online at www.IRTNetwork.com” said Jason Mannino, IRT President.
About The Harbour Island Health Club & Spa
Regarded as the premier athletic club in Tampa, Harbour Island Athletic Club is best described as a full-service athletic club with a country club atmosphere. It’s also been touted as the ultimate in fitness centers with 5-star amenities, professional staff, superior programs and equipment.
About the men’s professional International Racquetball Tour (IRT)
Founded in 1990, the men’s professional International Racquetball Tour (IRT) features 300 players competing in over 20 Top-Tier and more than 50 Satellite Tournaments in Latin America, the United States, and Canada. This tournament will also draw amateur and college entrants. The amateur players compete in divisions ranging from beginner to open level for both singles and doubles.
Complete schedule below.
Friday, March 7
- 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm – IRT Men’s Round of 16
- 3:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 5:00 pm, 6:00 pm – IRT Quarterfinals
Saturday, March 8 (Semifinals)
- 3:00 & 5:00 pm
Sunday, March 9 (Final)
- 12:00 pm