Who is Jim?

You will be joining his pro and amateur players from all over the world who have one thing in common: They win! 
Because of his coaching experience he is able to tailor the program to fit weekend warriors to top pros. “No athlete is the same, so why design one training program for everyone?” 
 Coach says, “Practice and Play correctly together in a developed plan and you will get better.”
Jim began his racquetball career while stationed in the Air Force in Germany. After his service he attended college and began teaching public school. He also began a 30 plus year career of playing racquetball where he learned the “secret sauce” that he uses to this day to give his athletes the edge over opponents! 
In 1990 he started a decade long head coaching job of the USA team. During that decade his teams were undefeated, and he is the only coach in USA history to coach in three Pan Am Games, 1995 in Argentina, 1999 in Canada, and in 2003 in the Dominican Republic. He resigned his position in 1999 and coached Mexico to the first gold medals in that country’s history in 2000. He came back to the USA in 2002 and helped restore the USA team to the World Championship that the team had lost in 2000. In 2003 he led the team to two golds, five silvers and a bronze medal in the Pan Ams. In 1995 and 1999 he served as adult and junior team coach. His junior teams were undefeated as well. In 2008 he returned to international coaching by becoming Head Coach of Ireland where he led them to a top place finish in Europe and a respectable team finish in the worlds.In 2011, Jim did something no coach has ever done before, coached the number one male and female pros in the world. 

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    The athletes he currently coaches are a “who’s who” in the racquetball world! Kane Waselenchuk, The winningest athlete in racquetball history is the headliner, but he also teaches introductory lessons to beginners at his home clubs. He certifies coaches and pros through the USA Racquetball Instructors Program. Besides the countries mentioned above Jim has done stints in Korea, Canada and Costa Rica.

    He is the head instructor at the United States Elite Racquetball Camp, the largest racquetball camp in the world, which has moved to Denver, Colorado. He is the author of the book, Racquetball Fundamentals, and several video instructional productions. He was voted outstanding USOC Racquetball National Coach in 1995, 1999, and 2003. He was inducted into the Racquetball Hall of Fame in 2000.

    You can reach Coach Winterton any time through this website; Contact him as he loves to talk racquetball! Work with him one day and you will understand why his favorite saying is “Onward and upward”! 

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