Category: News

IRF decides on important rule changes

Important rule changes in international play, effective Feb 1st. The ERF is yet to decide on implementation of these matters for its tournaments. Point can be earned with each rally, regardless of whether the winner of the rally is the server or the receiver. The best of five (5) games will be played. The first four (4) …

Merry Christmas

Dear all, another difficult year is almost over and Christmas is around the corner. The pandemic is not over yet and has still an impact on our sport but also our private lifes. The ERF activities were obvsiously on a low level this year, we decided to postpone the European Championshsips to next year, somewhere, …

USA wins 2021 World Championships

Team USA is the overall winner of the 20th IRF World Championships that were hed last week in Guatemela. Silver went to Mexico and Bronze to Bolivia. This success marks the first time since 20214 that the US team is the Team Overall Champion in a World Championships. Mexican players won 3 out of 4 …

Good luck Team Ireland

Best of luck to the Irish team, competing in the 20th World Championships 2021 in Guatemala. After a long journey of nearly 24hours of travel, the team arrived safe and sound in Latin America. Ireland is the only European country that sent a team to the Racquetball Worlds this year. Follow the action at internationalracquetball.com …

Coleman & Murphy win Galway Open 2021

Thea Coleman & Mark Murphy are the Open Singles winners at the 2021 Galway Open! 17-year old Thea Coleman took her first Open Singles title at the Galway Open. She took out Arklow’s Toni Neary in a tiebreaker on route to the final. In the final she faced Katie Kenny and came out on top …

ERF holds virtual Annual Meeting

European leaders met virtually on November 5th for the ERF Annual Meeting. Elections were held for the Executive Committee, the following officers were elected for a 2-year term: President:Mike Mesecke (GER)Vice President:Johnny O’Keeney (IRE)General Secretary:Mikan van Zanten (NED)Treasurer:Karel Matla (NED) Congratulations to all!

Tournament in Anglet, France anounced

Another club torunament was anounced in Anglet, France. Entry fee is 15 Euros. Check out the information poster or cantact the club for further information.

Marcel Luensmann wins Hamburg ‘Halloween” Open 2021

Marcel Luensmann ist the winner of the 2021 Hamburg Open, that were held on the Halloween weekend. He defeated Arne Schmitz 15-5, 15-9 in the final. Together with legendary Joachim Loof, he also claimed the Open Doubles title by winning against Arne Schmitz and Mike Mesecke (GER) 15-2, 15-13.The Hamburg Open 2021 were the first …

Noel O Callaghan wins first Irish tournament in over 12 months

Noel O’Callaghan is the winner of the Men’s Open Singles at the Mitchelstown Open, the first tournament on the Irish island in over 12 months. He defeated Johnny O’Keeney who had to forfeit due to injury after the first game. Also great to see some of our juniors back on court with Dara McNamara winning …

Ireland gets back to the courts as well

Tournaments in Ireland are finally back and re-start in October after a long time of courts being closed due to COVID-19. First up is the Mitchelstown Open on the 23rd & 24th October, 2021. Other events have been sanctioned for November and December. Online entry forms will be the Irish website racquetball.eu very soon.