President’s Message May, 2022 NMRacquetball.com New Mexico
While it is May and not the latter part of November, let us offer THANKS to a select group of individuals. They are the service workers at the venues. In the court sport industry, the following groups qualify:
…Front desk (reception) staff
...Instructors & personal trainers
Some may turn their heads to these job descriptions; yet, they are indispensable! We would not be able to access the venues without their skill-sets. Examples: Being greeted by first name, a smile, and a pleasing demeanor. Providing at critical times a bath towel; or, keeping the jacuzzi hot and soap dispensers full. A reminder from one of the professionals of your upcoming training session, racquetball lesson, or pilates class. All are examples of professionalism. While these employees or contractors usually are not in the salary top tier, their efforts need to be recognized.
The difference between holding onto a membership may come with the smile. It may come with the after-shave cream, deodorant, or operative hair dryer. Finally, it may come from the certified staff helping you to enhance your lifestyle through health and fitness. In closing, go out of your way to tell them they are appreciated; you enjoy the encounters with them; and they are the main reason you return each time.
MAY 20-22 St. Pat’s Festival; Clovis Community College SAC, Clovis, NM JUNE 10-12 Art Hurley Memorial Racquetball; Riverpoint Sports & Wellness
JUNE 18 NM Racquetball 45 year celebration; Daily Grind, Albuquerque
JUNE 23-26 Ralph Waddington NM Games Multi-discipline Event; Midtown
JULY tbd National Paddleball Warmup; Riverpoint Sports & Wellness, Albq.
August 30-Sept 3 37th IRF World Senior R’ball Championships; NMSW clubs, Albq.
Quote of the month
‘In yoga, we do not use the body to get into a pose; we use a pose to get into the body’ LL