During a rough year for Racquetball, a game-changing player, member, and supporter has emerged to be named USA Racquetball’s first “Real Racquetball Champion.” On the October 5th episode of the Real Racquetball Show (Facebook), JT Thompson was named the inaugural recipient of this newly created award for his consistent contributions and involvement over many years.
Mr. Thompson maintains the popular racquetball resource websites, JT-RB.com and Daily Racquetball. These online grab bags contain a variety of resources such as past live-streamed match videos, equipment vendors, diverse blog posts, and various racquetball related charities for the interested visitor. The most impressive aspect to dailyracquetball.com is the comprehensive list of racquetball courts in the United States – the Where to Play Racquetball section. This list is actively maintained by JT Thompson and is one of the most accurate lists for active courts in the U.S. and beyond.
The Real Racquetball Champion Award is a new addition to the ever-growing Real Racquetball Show that premiered in Spring 2020, owned and operated by USA Racquetball. This award has been created to recognize and celebrate those in the racquetball community who are making a positive impact in our sport. The award will be presented every month, live on the Real Racquetball Show. These award winners are peer nominated and chosen by USA Racquetball’s staff and involved volunteers.
JT Thompson, the first Real Racquetball Champion, has set the bar high for future award winners. Racquetball community members deserve to be celebrated for volunteering their time, money, and efforts, so if you know someone working to improve Racquetball in your community or across the country, send us their story! To nominate a potential Real Racquetball Champion, please submit a name and a short description in support of the nominee to Connor Shane at CShane@usaracquetball.com.
As always, #WeAreUSARacquetball!