Sawyer Howitt, a young entrepreneurial athlete in Portland, made a name for himself as a pro racquetball player with an eye for business. From his beginnings as an associate for RFID Checkout and KURE Juice Bar, he followed some simple steps and applied himself to become a player on the professional circuit, and is recognized by the US Racquetball Association. He is currently a project manager at the Meriwether Group.

How did he accomplish this? With hard work, determination and a clearly defined plan. These are his keys to success.

Do Your Research

There are likely two facets to your desire to become a pro racquetball player, aside from recreational enjoyment. One is a desire for accomplishment and the other might be a desire for wealth. Both are attainable, providing you dedicate time to researching how to accomplish these goals.

Make A Plan

It is important, once your research is complete, to use the information you have learned to make a clearly defined plan for success. This often involves finding a professional to help you along the way.

Find A Coach

Visit your local racquetball club to find resources for coaching. Get referrals from seasoned players, or other professionals. Do background checks on prospective candidates and only settle for the best!

Do Your Workouts!

Simply finding a coach won’t be enough! It will take dedication and time to execute the training regimen you and your coach establish. Work hard, be in the best shape of your life and you are well on your way.

Practice Makes Perfect

The time you will need for training and workouts might exceed your free time if you are employed. Finding sponsors, or jobs associated with racquetball (such as coaching) will help you manage your time and keep up with training regularly.

By following these steps and giving 100%, you could soon be on your way!