Mt. Hood Doubles Tournament
Mt Hood Athletic Club is hosting the Tour Stop #6 of the 2016-2017 Season! Registration now closed!
February 17-19, 2017
Cost: 1st Division Fee: $50, 2nd Division Fee: $15, 3rd Division Fee: $15. Late fee: $5 (after 2/9/17).
Thank you to our sponsors!
History and Highlights
MHAC Racquetball Mt. Hood Athletic Club has an impressive showing at the Winter Classic Racquetball Tournament. This state wide tournament has the best the state has to offer and we had some awesome performances by some of our members.
Dan Hoffman and Zac Britt battled to the finals in Men's B doubles only to drop the first game 15-2. Instead of folding up and being satisfied with second, they both battled back winning in a tiebreaker 11-8. Word on the street was Hoffman opened some eyes during this match. The third place match of this division featured the Moores, Jesse and Randy, who also won in a tiebreaker 11-8. A key timeout towards the end pushed the result towards the Moores. Randy Moore also partnered with Teresa Jett to place first in Mixed Doubles. They were in a tough Round Robin and took home the most wins. Nice job!!!
Couple other noteworthy wins were in Men's B's and Woman C's. Darren Ford won Men's B's in another tiebreaker. This was Darren's first of many finals to come and he really showed how playing on the Challenge Court has helped his game. Sarah Haislip of our Sandy High School Team also had a break through tourney. She lost her first match (in a tiebreaker) to the eventual winner in Woman's C. She won the Consolation Bracket taking first. The future is bright for this young lady and she will be fun to watch.
Other notables were Rich Pierce taking first in Men's Elite Doubles and second in Men's Elite Singles. Dan Hoffman took second in B's Consolation. Steve Altizer was first in Elite Doubles Consolation.
Thanks to all that participated and represented yourselves and the club. Many of the above mentioned players picked up their first racquet at Mt. Hood and are enjoying what racquetball has to offer. We have free beginner clinics as well a complimentary entry into your first novice league. Come join the fun and if you see any of the players listed congratulate them on their wins.
We host Sandy HS Racquetball leagues and practices for the school as well as host ORA Racquetball Events and beginner clinics. Extra services are available such as racquet stringing and racquet re-grip repair and replacement. This great sport will give you a perfect reason to get in shape to have some fun, and our friendly, down to earth racquetball staff is happy to help you get started in the game, learn a new skill or provide private instruction. Check out their bios online to choose the best instructor for you and get on the court!
The average number of calories burned during racquetball play ranges from moderate at 640/hour [Prevention, 1995] to 794/hour [Men’s Health, 1995] -- to a high level at 13.7 per minute (or 822/hour) [Sports Training Institute]. An average game will take 20 minutes, during which a player will run a distance of approximately 3,650 feet -- or over two miles in one hour of play. [U.S. Olympic Training Center]