History in the making for Albuquerque

Paddleball aficionados, mark the following dates onto your calendar (March 5-8, 2020); because the NPA National Championships are coming to New Mexico. Rarely held outside of California and Michigan, the National Singles will network with the Rocky Mountain Doubles to create a super opportunity for all. Come early and stay late to enjoy the local, state, and regional flavors of the  Southwest. The tournament will begin Thursday evening, the 5th for local players, and at noon on Friday for those outside the Metro area.  These championships will end on Sunday, the 8th by 2pm.

The Ramada Plaza is the host hotel (2020 Menaul Blvd. NE; Albuquerque). Telephone  (505) 884-2511. It is a short 5 minute drive to the Midtown Sports & Wellness club. Call for room reservations early to secure the tournament rate. Please mention NM Racquetball. Single or Double rooms are $75 + tax per night. The rate includes a full daily breakfast plus airport/club shuttles. The Ramada will also be host for the Saturday evening banquet/social.

A full complement of events is offered to accommodate all levels of play; from the entry level player to the professional. Enter online through R2sports.com; or, print a hard copy entry from NMRacquetball.com and mail to: NM Racquetball PO Box 36179  Albq., NM 87176.

The deadline for registration is February 26th by 6pm mountain standard time. Entry fees are: For NPA members 1st event $70 2nd event $22 Juniors ½ price (non members add $25).  Fees include: Multiple matches for singles and doubles, player welcome package, pre event pro clinics in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, Saturday & Sunday lunch + continental breakfast at Midtown, and banquet. Drawings for prizes will be held throughout the tournament as well as a short banquet auction for the Dr. Damian Jelso New Mexico Intercollegiate Scholarship.

We appreciate the assistance of many local, statewide, and national sponsors and contributors. Please check the websites (R2sports.com & NMRacquetball.com) to review them. Direct inquiries to:

Gary Mazaroff (505) 321-1110 gmampro@gmail.com or

Aaron Embry (619) 339-9979 aaron@playrball.com