Hall of Fame - Paula Lemon 2009 Inductee

I was born in Bronx, New York, and my exposure to sports when I was young consisted of: stick-ball (baseball with broom handles in the middle of the streets), handball (against walls in the school yards), and roller skating (down hills into parked cars). I suppose all those activities prepared me for the bumps and thumps of racquetball which I have been playing for over 30 years now. I have also had the privilege of serving on the ORA board for the last 9 years.

I married my husband, Lynn, in Miami, Florida and had 3 children—Chris, Allison and Amanda, and now I have a wonderful son-in-law, John, and three beautiful grandchildren—Robert, Julia and James.

I started playing racquetball when I was 31 years old after my youngest daughter Amanda was born, and after every lesson I was told to go practice—ALOT.

My national results include:
1st Place 2003 National Singles in Houston, TX—55A/B
3rd Place 2004 World Seniors in Albuquerque, NM—55 Age
3rd Place 2005 U.S. Open in Memphis, TN—55A
2nd Place 2006 National Singles in Houston, TX—55A
4th Place 2006 National Singles in Houston, TX—50B

I love running tournaments and playing when I can, and I love Racquetball—my obsession.

I want to thank the ORA for this great honor. I appreciate it and will always treasure this moment.

“There are many things in life that catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart...pursue those.”

Love you guys,