2018 April Ambassador Spotlight Johnny Boyd

April 03, 2018, 9:47 p.m. (ET)

Ambassador Spotlight with Johnny Boyd


Each month USA Racquetball highlights one of our hardworking Ambassadors that is growing the game on the local level.  Ambassadors are vital to informing and inspiring players on the local level to continue enjoying the sport of Racquetball.  If you would like to become a USA Racquetball Ambassador, please click on the blue sign-up now button to be taken to our website.

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This month’s Ambassador Spotlight is Johnny Boyd from Greenville, Texas.

How long have you been playing racquetball?

I was first introduced to racquetball in 1975. Our boxing team was temporarily using a different facility. We overheard some soldiers playing racquetball, and the rest is history.

What is your #1 contribution back to the sport?

I'd say my greatest contribution is one that I did not anticipate--creating memories with the players. I use an electronic scoreboard that displays the players' name and score when I officiate matches. After a match, many players will take a photo with the electronic scoreboard to capture their victory; some with the opponents; against my objections, some with me.

Why is being an Ambassador to the sport important to you?

Anyone who has a passion for racquetball eagerly shares knowledge about the game and are excited to bring a new player into the sport. The USA Ambassador Program provides another venue for me to share information and apprise players about racquetball.

Information About the USA Racquetball Ambassador Program

USA Racquetball has created an Ambassador Program targeted toward developing relationships with players in health clubs, fitness centers, schools and universities. The goal is to provide an avenue for passing information from USA Racquetball to the general racquetball public. An Ambassador is usually someone who is at the club 3-4 times per week and does not mind talking with people about the game of racquetball.

We have some additional information for you such as a short video to watch and an online form below you can submit with your name, email address and club/school information. Click the sign up now button link above or visit: https://www.teamusa.org/usa-racquetball/programs/ambassador-program