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Women's Committee

The Women's Committee mission is to 'strengthen USA Racquetball through increasing the number of women playing racquetball at the state, regional and national levels.' Throughout the year, the Committee analyzes key aspects of racquetball for women, develops strategies to increase participation, plans and promotes activities and functions for women, supports charitable causes like Racquet for the Cure, and provides an avenue for women to express their concerns to USA Racquetball.

"Somewhere behind the athlete you've become, the hours of practice, the coaches who push you, and the fans who cheer you, is the little girl who fell in love with the sport and never looked back. Play for her." -- Unknown

Committee Members

Committee members include (l-r above). Click their name to send an email.
• Lorraine Galloway
• Janice Vosika
• Terry Rogers
• Merijean Kelley
• Cheryl Kirk
• Joanna Reyes (not pictured)
• Malia Bailey (not pictured)
• Peggine Tellez (not pictured)


Rules for Women’s Division Formats at National Tournaments Revised Format ( July 2012)

6 or fewer competitors - Round Robin
• Divisions may be combined when entries are 3 or less.
• Divisions will be combined based first by skill level and second by age.

7 to 11 competitors - Pool Play
• All pool play events will have playoffs with semi final and final matches.

12 or more competitors - Straight Draw
• Open and Team Qualifying divisions -- single elimination (regardless of number of players)
• Consolation will be offered as appropriate and based on the the overall format of the tournament.

The above is contingent upon sufficient court space.


Celebrate Valentine's Day at "Ladies' Night Out” in Tempe at the National Doubles

Once again the USAR Women's Committee will host Ladies Night Out at the National Doubles.  This is a much anticipated FUN social event for the ladies that should not be missed!  The Twin Palms lounge is the venue, Friday, February 14, 7:00 – 9:00 pm.  There will be a no host bar, complimentary snacks, and of course our famous fundraising raffle!  Look for your electronic evite and/or flyers at the tournament registration desk.  We look forward to seeing all of our ladies at the event and remember there is a special 'prize' for the most creative and colorful Valentine's Day attire (entirely optional).

Remember – the USAR Women's committee is your advocate and liaison to the USAR and the national tournament directors.   If you have any questions, concerns, and/or comments relative to the women's draws/events please contact one of the committee members or email Terry Rogers at rogersta@comcast.net.


Join the Committee!
Want to help by joining the Committee?
Send a short profile of your professional, personal and racquetball background (including tournaments, past/future intentions), and share ...
• What you'll bring to the table to help grow women's racquetball.
• What you've done (or plan to accomplish) locally.
• Your availability for monthly conference calls.
• Your abilities in event planning, administration, communication.

More Resources for Women's Racquetball
Want to learn more about women's racquetball?
• Women's Professional Racquetball Organization
• Women's Senior/Master Racquetball Association
• RacquetForTheCure.com
• Rally for a Reason