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About Us

About Us

Our Mission:

New Mexico Racquetball’s mission is to promote and support educational and recreational pursuits of racquetball for the widest cross-section of the population. To provide a clearinghouse of information and to network with other organizations to enhance one’s quality of life.

History of New Mexico Racquetball

  • Established in 1977
  • Founders – Gary Mazaroff, Rick Wright and Clayton Childs
  • 1983 – Officially became a 501c3 organization (non-profit) under the IRS code – from the work of Ralph Waddington and Carolyn Kirtley whom established our by-laws and articles of incorporation.
  • NM Racquetball maintains a board of directors with an executive committee – including; President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary
  • Others are members at large (up to 12 more). Holds monthly meetings and annual elections.
  • One of the strongest state affiliates under its National Governing Body – USA Racquetball.
  • Hosts between 16-20 competitive events annually across the state of New Mexico, West Texas, and Southern Colorado.
  • 2012 – Celebrated its 35th Anniversary in Santa Fe
  • Some of its board members have been connected for five decades
  • Over 50 board members have served in NM Racquetball’s constituency in 37 years
  • Offers an intercollegiate scholarship to worthy recipients in memory of Dr. Damian Jelso
  • Two Presidents during its tenure – Gary Mazaroff and Ralph Waddington