Promote Racquetball in Your Facility
Are you working in a physical fitness facility or a club membership for sports aficionados? If racquetball is not yet offered in your facility, you might start the idea of introducing it to members and catering to existing fanatics and players of the ballgame. You would surely not go wrong with it. Racquetball has always been among the popular ballgames around other than handball and tennis.
Do you intend to introduce the game in your facility? Here are the top guidelines that could give you practical and effective ideas to do so.
1. Go on with your plans if your facility is under a manager who is very sensitive to the special and specific needs of startup programs. The manager should be open to allow certain considerations to build the court for racquetball and arrange concessions for program dates and times, especially because there might be conflicts with the interest of several existing members.
2. Before you proceed, make sure your facility has a membership base that comprises of a significant number of people who are interested in playing racquetball. If the members are already contented with their personal fitness activities like weights, tennis, dance, aerobics, and so on, you might find it difficult to introduce and startup a new sports program like racquetball.
3. It would help if the facility is allowing non-members to participate even at a nominal additional fee. Members could take the opportunity to bring with them friends and family members who might be truly interested in playing the ballgame.
4. Convince other staff instructors to take initial efforts to offer programs around schedules of your prospective member-participants.
5. Strive to know your facility's membership. Determine the members' seasonal habits. Adults might be more inclined to play golf at some season, kids might be busy at school, and others might not like to take too much physical activities at certain months of the year.
6. Promote your racquetball program. It would help if you would put up signs and posters in the facility area that has heavy traffic. Make flyers and distribute them to members. You may ask the help of several other facility staff in pushing the program to members. You may also use the facility's program guides and newsletters as a way to reach more members.
7. Facilitate free clinics on times and days that the program would be offered (at least during initial days). During the free clinic, get members' names and contact information that you may use to get in touch with them to promote your racquetball program further.
8. Use the 'mom network' of youth programs. Moms of those kids often interact with each other to talk about their children's activities.
9. Try to be flexible. Remember that most of the best and most popular programs in your facility now were actually 'accidental.' If registration for your program is lackluster, do not lose hope and keep your determination.
10. Adapt a program plan that facilities growth.
When you aim to introduce racquetball as one of the ballgame programs in your facility, remember not to surpass or step on toes of the facility's other departments. Keep an open relationship with other key facility staff as well as members.