Richard is from Fresno, CA and is a graduate of California State University, Fresno with a degree in business. He spent three years in the U.S. Army, including tours in Korea and Vietnam. He currently resides in Rocklin, CA.
Richard is the co-founder of Circle of Love Senior Fitness, which incorporates fun and exercise for people in nursing facilities in Sacramento and Placer County. He has been in the health & wellness business with XanGo & Isagenix, LLC since 2008. He enjoys year round activities, including anything related to flying, scuba, cycling, backpacking/hiking, kayaking and winter sports such as skiing and snow camping.
Richard was introduced to racquetball in 1973 and he has competed throughout central and northern California tournaments. He became Auburn Racquet & Fitness Club's racquetball director in May, 1986.
"The position has given me the opportunity to introduce racquetball as a fun, fitness lifestyle to hundreds of kids and adults over the decades. I thoroughly enjoy the team mentality our racquetball staff and our club provides for our members."
Derek has been a member of ARFC since 2003 and on the racquetball staff since 2005. He loves all sports but especially racquet and paddle sports.
Derek played tennis and table tennis throughout high school and college. He turned to racquetball in 1986 and has never looked back! Over the years he's won some pretty high level tournaments including California and Nevada State Singles and Doubles championships as well as many open level doubles and age events. The exciting dynamic of racquetball is that you can play against a top pro! When do you get to play Roger Federer or Tiger Woods? In racquetball you can!
"The relationships developed over the years at ARFC have been extremely rewarding. It's truly like a loving family and if you do not show, you are missed!"
Derek has been married for 32 years and has four adult children and now, one amazing granddaughter!
Ron Freeman is from Upland, California. He began playing racquetball at age 25. Since then, he has become an open level player, competing in tournaments and winning multiple titles over the past 30 years.
Ron graduated from Alta Loma High School in 1975. While still a teenager, he relocated to Grass Valley, California in order to pursue a profession as a general contractor with his father, Jimmy. He is married to Mirasol, a nurse, and they have one son, who just started playing racquetball at ARFC.
Sergio was born in Mexico and moved to the United States when he was 17. He has been married for 22 years and has two children.
Sergio enjoys playing volleyball and racquetball, however, racquetball is his primary sport! He has played for the last 15 years and has recently begun to compete in tournaments in the "A" level skill division.
Sergio has owned a landscaping maintenance business for the past 20 years. He enjoys spending time with his family, barbecuing, and hanging out at the lake.