WOR Update for April 2021

by Todd Boss

WOR/Outdoor Racquetball Update for April 2021

By Todd Boss

WOR/Outdoor Racquetball Updates for April 2021

Outdoor Racquetball Community coordination 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 times they’re just courts built in a park, or at a school, without much in the way of official participation organization.  So many communities around the country have taken to self-organizing through Social Media, specifically by creating Facebook Groups, where people coordinate play. 

This is a review 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” play coordination, or have a place to ask questions of people who are more familiar with courts in your area.


Facebook Group/page Name

Area covered



WOR – World Outdoor Racquetball


Main WOR Website for all things Outdoor

Keep Racquetball Great


Jacksonville FL native Norm McNutt created group that covers historical racquetball and a ton of outdoor. One of the largest rball related groups on FB.





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) led group focusing on play in SoCal, the birthplace of outdoor racquetball.

Inland Empire Outdoor Racquetball

Redlands/ Riverside area of SoCal

Ruben Antilla is 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 a 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, CA by Frank Biehl





Zerega Indoor

Bronx NY

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 NY

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






Las Vegas NV

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 VA

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

Kansas City Outdoor Racquetball

Kansas City MO

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

Jim Bove Home page

Boston MA and New England

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

Phoenix Metro Outdoor Racquetball

Phoenix AZ

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

Missouri Outdoor Racquetball

St. Louis MO and other parts of Missouri

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

Savannah Outdoor Racquetball

Savannah GA

Little-used group for Savannah area players

Illinois Outdoor Racquetball

Chicago IL

Chicagoland and other parts of Illinois. Joey Logan a 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 HI

Coordination of play at the historic courts at Fort Derussy

La Grange Outdoor Racquetball

La Grange, IL

Coordination of play in La Grange IL, replacing a google docs method used previously

Oregon Outdoor Racquetball


Coordination of play in Salem OR and elsewhere in the state

Cincinnati Outdoor Racquetball

Cincinnati OH

New group to coordinate play in and around Cincinnati OH

Belle Isle Racquetball

Detroit MI

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 MI

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

Texas World Outdoor Racquetball

San Antonio, TX

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

Outdoor 3 Wall Courts in Houston

Houston, TX

Small group coordinating outdoor play in and around Houston





There are still pockets of play throughout the US that do not have known Facebook groups to coordinate play.  If anyone is aware of additional groups/pages to advertise in the future 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.  Mark your calendars.  We hope to get more tournaments on the books as Covid-19 related restrictions hopefully start to ease.



Event Results

 Here’s some quick results from Outdoor events that have happened since our last newsletter:

Sweet Lou’s Low-Down Doubles Shootout Results

March 20-21, 2021 Marina Park, Huntington Beach, CA

 March 20th, 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.  21 doubles teams competed across three division.  Here were your winners:

  • In the Upper Final, Jesus Ustarroz/Rocky Carson defeat Orosco/Lavely 21-9
  • In the Lower final, Tom Quiroz/ Pio Motera defeat 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 the tourney hosts Lou Orosco, Geoff Osberg, and Jesus Ustarroz for hosting and organizing.


Tommy Medina Mofford Park Shootout Results

Rose Mofford Sports Complex, Phoenix, AZ.  March 20th, 20201

Figure 1: The finalists (L-R) Juan Mendoza, Darin Randles, Marti McCurdy,, Daniel De La Rosa, and tournament host Tommy Medina.  Photo courtesy of Medina/David Lee.

Twenty-One (21) 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, beat Juan Mendoza/Darin Randles despite an 8-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, Shootout Results

March 20th, 2021 Tropical Park, Miami Florida

52 players entered the March 2021 WOR Shootout, held at Tropical Park in Miami, FL.  Multiple divisions were competed, here’s 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 goes to Miriam Benard/Carolina Pisana, 2nd place to Valeria Clemmensen/Ileana Villarreal
  • In the Mixed Pro/Open division, 1st goes to Mike Harmon/Sara Noyes, 2nd goes 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

Sunday March 28th , Crystal Springs Park , Jacksonville, Florida

Florida outdoor racquetball enthusiast Norm McNutt organized a one-day doubles shootout on Sunday in his hometown of Jacksonville to prepare the teams for next month’s big Eustis Long-Wall event.  10 top teams competed.

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


Hilmar HS Outdoor Shootout Wrap-Up

March 27th, 2021, Hilmar High School, Hilmar, California

The first NorCal outdoor doubles series shoot out occurred at Hilmar High School in Hilmar, CA on Saturday 3/27/21.  No less 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.

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 

The Elkins family continues to look for their son Dane, who has now been missing for nearly 4 months.

More than 100 days after his disappearance, 21-year-old UC Santa Cruz student Dane Elkins remains missing tonight, 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 Dec. 21 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 setup 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.  We post updates for upcoming events as soon as they’re available!

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