WOR Update - April 2021

by Todd Boss

Outdoor Racquetball Community Facebook Groups

Finding people to play Outdoor Racquetball isn’t always like joining a health club and signing up to play in a league; often, they’re just courts built in a park, or at a school, without much in the way of being able to structure participation. So many communities around the country have taken to self-organizing through social media, specifically by creating Facebook groups where people coordinate play. 

Below is a list of all known Outdoor Racquetball-related Facebook groups, pages, and people to follow.  If you’re someone who lives in one of these areas, definitely join the group/follow the person so you’re “in on” coordinated play or have a place to ask questions of people who are familiar with the courts in your area.   POC = Point of Contact

Facebook Group/page Name

Area covered



WOR – World Outdoor Racquetball


Main WOR Website for all things Outdoor

Keep Racquetball Great


Jacksonville, Florida, native Norm McNutt created this group that covers historical racquetball and a ton of outdoor. One of the largest racquetball-related groups on Facebook.

Keep Racquetball On

South Florida

Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Boca Raton, and other outdoor hotbeds in South Florida.

Racquetball United (Florida)

Mid Coast Florida

Based in Port St. Lucie but covers a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities. Rob Romano POC

WOR – Florida

Florida in general

Home page for WOR Florida, which covers any WOR events throughout the state.

Outdoor Underground Racquetball

Southern California

Jeffrey Thompson (aka JT Rball) leads group focusing on play in SoCal, the birthplace of outdoor racquetball.

Inland Empire Outdoor Racquetball

Redlands/ Riverside area of SoCal

Ruben Antilla POC

Southern California Racquet Sports

San Diego

Used to be called “San Diego Outdoor Racquetball” but now expanded to include Paddleball and Pickleball

East Bay Outdoor Racquetball Group

East Bay in Northern California

New NorCal WOR director Erica Williams is POC; covers play in Concord, Stockton, all the way to Sacramento

NorCal Outdoor Racquetball

San Francisco Bay Area in Northern California

Similar geographic footprint to the East Bay group, based in Tracy, California, by Frank Biehl

Zerega Indoor

Bronx New York

NYC/Bronx-based indoor one-wall facility run by Kathy Zerega that features most of the top one-wall players in the city.

Restrung Magazine

Brooklyn New York

Freddy Ramirez run online magazine/blog that frequently discusses one-wall and the sport in general.


Las Vegas Nevada

Las Vegas-based organization that runs the annual 3WallBall Outdoor championships. Mike Coulter and Rick Koll POCs.

Mid-Atlantic World outdoor Racquetball

Washington DC & Virginia Beach, Virginia

Highly active group that coordinates play in Columbia MD, Herndon VA, Olney MD, and Chesapeake VA.

Kansas City Outdoor Racquetball

Kansas City, Missouri

Highly active group that coordinates play weekly. Tom Schrader, Randy Root, Khurram Khan POCs.

Jim Bove Home page

Boston, Massachusetts, and New England

Personal page of Jim Bove, who runs most of the outdoor programming in New England.

Phoenix Metro Outdoor Racquetball

Phoenix, Arizona

Coordinating play at one of the dozens of sites in and around Phoenix that has outdoor courts

Missouri Outdoor Racquetball

St. Louis and other parts of Missouri

Outdoor enthusiast Yee Cheng POC for play at various parks in St. Louis metro area.

Savannah Outdoor Racquetball

Savannah, Georgia

Little-used group for Savannah area players

Illinois Outdoor Racquetball

Chicago, Illinois

Chicagoland and other parts of Illinois. Joey Logan POC.

Colorado Outdoor Racquetball


Little-used group for play in Colorado

Tennessee Outdoor Racquetball


Little-used group to coordinate play in Tennessee, where court availability is limited.

Waikiki Outdoor Racquetball

Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii

Coordination of play at the historic courts at Fort Derussy

La Grange Outdoor Racquetball

La Grange, Illinois

Coordination of play in La Grange Illinois, replacing a Google Docs method used previously

Oregon Outdoor Racquetball


Coordination of play in Salem and elsewhere in the state

Cincinnati Outdoor Racquetball

Cincinnati, Ohio

New group to coordinate play in and around Cincinnati

Belle Isle Racquetball

Detroit Michigan

Group to cover outdoor play on the historic Belle Isle courts in Detroit, which have been closed for two years for repairs.

SCS Outdoor Racquetball

St. Claire Shores, Michigan

Just up the shoreline from Detroit is St. Claire Shores, which also has outdoor courts.

Texas World Outdoor Racquetball

San Antonio, Texas

Ramon Flores POC for one-wall courts in San Antonio and other Texas outdoor activities

Outdoor 3 Wall Courts in Houston

Houston, Texas

Small group coordinating outdoor play in and around Houston


There are still pockets throughout the US that do not have known Facebook groups to coordinate play. If anyone is aware of additional groups/pages, please let us know. Email Todd Boss or reach out on Facebook

Mark Your Calendars for these Upcoming Outdoor Events

Here’s a quick guide to known upcoming 2021 WOR/Outdoor racquetball events. We hope to get more tournaments on the books as Covid-19 related restrictions hopefully start to ease.

April 10: One-Day Tommy Medina Outdoor Doubles Shootout, Rose Mofford Sports Complex, Phoenix, AZ. 

April 16: Rocky Carson Outdoor Clinic at Eustis, FL - Sunset Island Complex. (See for full details)  

April 17: Raybro Memorial Doubles Shootout, Tracy McDonald Park, Tracy, CA  

April 17-18: Eustis Long Wall Championships, Eustis, FL  

April 18-19: WOR AZ VII Final Battle, Chicken Park, Glendale, AZ 

April 24: Florin High School Shootout, Sacramento, CA. R2/FB link tbd.

April 24: Spring Fling Shootout, Stratton Woods Park, Herndon, VA. R2/FB event site tbd. Rain date 4/25.

May 15: Palo Alto 3-wall (short court) Shootout, Palo Alto, CA

June 4-6: Capital City WOR Championships, Stratton Woods Park, Herndon, VA

June: Tracy High School Shootout (date TBD), Tracy, CA (NorCal East Bay)

July 8-11: 2021 Outdoor Nationals, Huntington Beach, CA 

Aug 14-15: Windy City 3Wall Brawl Championships, Chicago, IL

Aug 21-22: 2021 New Smyrna Beach CPRT Shootout, New Smyrna Beach, FL (r2sports site tbd)

September: Florin High School Shootout (date TBD), Sacramento, CA

Oct 21-24: 12th Annual 3WallBall Outdoor championships, Las Vegas, NV

Event Results

Here are some quick results from some recent Outdoor events.

Sweet Lou’s Low-Down Doubles Shootout Results

March 20-21, 2021

Marina Park, Huntington Beach, California

 Group shot of Doubles participants at the Sweet Lou's LowDown tournament

Group shot of the Sunday CPRT Doubles participants.

Photo and graphics courtesy of Mike Peters

March 20, 2021, marked the return of Lou Orosco’s annual “Sweet Lou’s Lowdown Doubles shootout,” hosted at the Marina Park outdoor courts in Huntington Beach, CA. Twenty-one doubles teams competed across three divisions.

  • In the Upper Final, Jesus Ustarroz/Rocky Carson def. Orosco/Lavely, 21-9
  • In the Lower final, Tom Quiroz/ Pio Motera def. Caesar/Joaquin, 21-8
  • In the CPRT final, Jesus Ustarroz/Rocky Carson made it a double on the weekend by edging Lou Orosco/Ravi Sohoni, 21-20

Thanks to tourney hosts Lou Orosco, Geoff Osberg, and Jesus Ustarroz for hosting and organizing.

Tommy Medina Mofford Park Shootout Results

March 20, 2021

Rose Mofford Sports Complex, Phoenix, Arizona

 Darin Randles Juan Mendoza Marti McCurdy Daniel De La Rosa and tournament host Tommy Medina

The finalists (L-R), Darin Randles, Juan Mendoza, Marti McCurdy, Daniel De La Rosa, and tournament host Tommy Medina.  Photo courtesy of Medina/David Lee

Twenty-one teams turned out for the first Arizona shootout of the year held at the Rose Mofford Sports Complex in North Phoenix. In the finals: Current #5 ranked IRT pro and dominant outdoor presence Daniel De La Rosa teamed with Marti McCurdy, defeating Juan Mendoza/Darin Randles despite an eight-point game handicap.

Thanks to Tommy Medina for organizing and hosting, and thanks to David Lee for helping to provide results and to get the word out on Facebook.

WOR Shootout at Tropical Park

March 20, 2021

Tropical Park, Miami, Florida

Roy Hernandez and Marcos Gravier

Tournament hosts Roy Hernandez and Marcos Gravier also took the shootout win.

Photo credit Rick Bernstein

Fifty-two players entered the March 2021 WOR Shootout, held at Tropical Park in Miami, FL.  Multiple divisions were competed and below are the results for the three Pro Divisions:

  • In the Men’s Open/Pro division Roy Hernandez/Marcos Gravier downed Ismael Noa/Kevin Vazquez in a close tiebreaker, 9-15, 15-11, 11-9.
  • In the Women’s Pro/Elite division, 1st place went to Miriam Benard/Carolina Pisana and 2nd place to Valeria Clemmensen/Ileana Villarreal.
  • In the Mixed Pro/Open division, 1st place went to Mike Harmon/Sara Noyes, with 2nd place going to Greg Lewerenz/Valeria Clemmensen.

Thanks to tourney directors Roy Hernandez and Marcos Gravier for hosting and organizing the event. 


KRG Eustis Long-Wall Warm-up Doubles Shootout

March 28, 2021

Crystal Springs Park, Jacksonville, Florida

Noslen Jimenez and James Berry holding prize money

Jimenez/Berry take the one-day shootout and the cash prize.

Photo courtesy of Norm McNutt

Florida outdoor racquetball enthusiast Norm McNutt organized a one-day doubles shootout in his hometown of Jacksonville to prepare the teams for next month's big Eustis Long-Wall event. Ten teams competed.

Hilmar HS Outdoor Shootout Wrap-Up

March 27 2021

Hilmar High School, Hilmar, Calfornia  

Hilmar HS Outdoor Shootout Wrap-Up

Photo courtesy of Walter Ramos

The first NorCal outdoor doubles series shootout was competed at Hilmar High School in Hilmar, California. No fewer than 36 players showed up on a beautiful day to play some three wall in the California sun and compete in two divisions (Upper and Lower).

In the Upper Final, Greg Vezey/Scott Warren topped Corey Vaughn/Mitch Forrest, 11-2, 11-9.

In the Lower final, Ivan Velazquez/Hein Doan took Miguel Ramirez/Manny Sandoval in a tiebreaker, 10, (4), 5.

In the final, Noslen Jimenez/James Berry def. Andres Ramirez/Scott Graves, (10), 12, 9.

Thanks to WOR NorCal director Erica Williams, frequent NorCal Outdoor tourney director Frank Biehl, and Walter Ramos for hosting and organizing the event.

Keep on the Lookout for Dane Elkins


Dateline: Missing in America - Dane Elkins information 

The Elkins family continues to look for their son Dane, who has now been missing for nearly four months. More than 100 days after his disappearance, 21-year-old UC Santa Cruz student Dane Elkins remains missing, and he may be in Kern County, according to his mother. His last known location was near Interstate 5 and Templin Highway around 8:30 p.m. on 12/21/20 in Castaic, where his car was found abandoned with his wallet and cell phone still inside, per the Los Angeles Police Department. The latest updates indicate it's possible Dane traveled to the greater Kern County area (in and around Bakersfield) after abandoning his car. See for the most recent news broadcast and updates on the search for Dane. A Facebook group has been set up by his parents to coordinate communication of updates; please join the group “Searching for Dane Elkins” here:

Stay in Touch on Facebook

The absolute best way to stay abreast of Outdoor events is to follow WOR – Outdoor Racquetball on Facebook. Updates are posted for upcoming events as soon as they’re available!



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