For more information, please direct email to Kevin Vicroy, USRA/IRF Media/Public Relations Manager, or call (719) 635-5396 ext. 126.

Annual Memphis Event moved to November 30 - December 5, 1999
For the past three years, the Promus Hotel Corporation U.S. OPEN Racquetball Championships were held the week before Thanksgiving. The fourth edition of racquetball's premier showcase event has moved back three weeks to November 30 - December 5, 1999.

Hosted by The Racquet Club of Memphis, the United States Racquetball Association event and racquetball's only "Grand Slam" tourney, is presented by American Express and NationsBank.

Perhaps the most innovative sports advancement in recent years, the world's first truly "made-for-TV" portable stadium racquetball court will be in full service. The court was designed and built by The Court Company of Memphis, owned by 1974 National Intercollegiate Singles Champion Randy Stafford (University of Tennessee). All professional matches from the quarterfinals on will be played on the portable court. Seating capacity over 1,100.

Along with the professionals, 550 amateurs will compete for skill and age titles for all levels. Play will be split among three venues, The Racquet Club of Memphis, Wimbleton Sportsplex and the University of Memphis.

Photos and video tape from the 1998 U.S. OPEN available upon request. For press credentials and more information, please contact Kevin Vicroy, USRA Media/Public Relations Manager, at (719) 635-5396 ext. 126 or e-mail to: KVicroy@USRA.org.

Further news entries in this section:

- 1999 Promus Hotel Corporation U.S. OPEN changes event dates!
- World Senior Doubles Changes Venue [includes event details!]
- HEAD delivers Largest Sponsorship in Racquetball History
- Tournament of the Americas moves to Baja California, Mexico from Houston
- Road to Pan Am Games Begins in Houston
- Portland to Host '99 Wilson National High School Championships
- Univ./Wisconsin Scientist Ed Arias chosen as Promus U.S. OPEN Webmaster
- Penn selected as Official Racquetball for IRF & PARC

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