Category: News

World Championships 2022 in Mexico

The World Championships 2022 will be held August 19-27 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. More information is available at www.internationalracquetball.com.

German Nationals in August

The 40th German National Championships will be held August 20/21 in Hamburg.

German Committee elections

The German Racquetball Federation has elected a “new” executive committee for another one-year-term. Jörg Ludwig remains President, a position he fills in since 1996. Mike Mesecke was re-eletced as General Secretary and Tjark Süchting continues as Treasurer. New Vice President became Joachim Loof, the 7-time European Singles Champion. Marcel Lünsmann became Sports Director. www.racquetball.de

ERF President LIVE on German TV

ERF President Mike Mesecke had the privilege to introduce Racquetball LIVE on German telefonision.The German TV Channel “Sport1” reported live from the World Games in the USA. Racquetball was/is part of the World Games and 5 matches were shown live on German television. Mike Mesecke was asked to be a co-moderator and expert for the …

Dutch Open in September

With the pending sale of Westvliet Family Sports & Health Club, the future of Racquetball in Den Haag has become uncertain. It is very possible that after this summer, our beloved court will no longer be available to play racquetball on. Whether or not this ultimately happens, Dutch Racquetball will host (at least) one more …

Ireland’s O’Callghan wins 15th Italian Open

Racquetball Italia celebrated a great comeback last weekend after a 2-year break because of the pandemic with the 15th Italian Open which were held, as usual in Brembate, near Bergamo. Ireland’s no. 1 player Noel O’Callaghan defeated country mate Padraic Ryder in the final 15-12, 15-2, while Ryder succeeded in the doubles final together with …

Little Doubles tournament in The Hague

A small doubles tournament will be held in The Hague on June 4th. The “Haagse Dubbles Open 2022” will only be held between 10-15 hourse. No entry fee will be charged. More info at www.racquetball.nl.

Conor Skehan wins first Open title

Congratulations to Conor Skehan (Fermoy RC) who won his first Men’s Open’s Singles title this weekend at the Fermoy Open (Sat 14th & Sun 15th May). The Touraneena native defeated Fermoy’s Patrick Hanley in the final on the scoreline 15-12, 14-15, 15-8, 15-8. This was the first tournament held in Ireland and in Europe using …

Italian Open are back!!

The 15th edition of the Italian Open are back on the calendar. The event will be held 18th/19th of June in Brembate, near Bergamo. The Italian Open were the first tournament in 2020 that was cancelled because of Covid-19. While the Bergamo region has really suffered by this terrible virus it is even more great …