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Doug Miller wins Italian Nationals in Brembate

The Italian nationals were held on Saturday, February 11th, 2017 in Brembate, Italy. Players converged from all over Italy to the 2 courts there to compete in the Italian nationals competition. After a long day of matches, many that were decided by a mere point in the tiebreak, Doug Miller defeated Carlo Papini,the reigning champion …

European 1-Wall-Tournament in Pontevedra, Spain

European Racquetball is now going outdoor…. and 1-wall… On 17th of December a European 1-wall tournament was held in ina sports club in Pontevedra, Spain that offers various sports like Fronton, Paddleball and now Racquetball, the 1-wall version at last. Winner of this event was Mario E. Blanco Boullosa who defeated Pablo Castro GarcĂ­a in …

The Netherlands to host European Championships 2017

The 19th ERF European Championships will be held in The Hague, Netherlands. The event will be held at the Westvliet Fitness- & Racketclub in The Hague which was also the site of the 1993 World Games. The tentative date for the EURO 2016 is 13th-16th September 2017. With the ERF’s decision to grant the EURO2017 …

48 juniors competed in the All Ireland Junior Championships

An impressive number of 48 young racquetball players competed in the All Ireland Junior Championships held in Mitchelstown & Fermoy on Saturday 19th November. Competitions were offered in various “age” divisions for boys boys & girls at Under 9, 11, 13, 15 & 17 singles. Affiliated clubs of the Racquetball Association of Ireland were represented …

Michiel v. d. Holst celebrates ‘comeback’ and wins Dutch Nationals

Michiel van der Holst is the winner of the 2016 Dutch Nationals that were held this weekend in The Hague. He defeated Peter de Jong in the final to claim his 7th National singles title. Defending champion Pascal Matla was unable to attend this years event due to family committments. On the ladies side, another …

Carlo Papini wins Italian Nationals 2016 in Brembate

Congratulations to ERF Vice President Carlo Papini from Rome for winning the 2016 Italian Nationals that were held last weekend in brembate, the site of the 2007 and 2013 European Championships. Carlo claimed his first National title in Racquetball after some tough competition. For more information on Italian Racquetball go to https://www.racquetballitalia.eu/it/.

Oliver Bertels wins European Season Opener in Hamburg

Oliver Bertels (Germany) is the winner of the Hamburg Open 2016. In a close and high level final he defeated defending champion Arne Schmitz (Germany) with 15-6, 6-15, 11-7 to claim his second title at the ERF/ERT season opener. On the ladies draw, Lara Ludwig claimed another success, and in fact her second success at …

Westvliet Open /Dutch Nationals scheduled for November 19th

The Westvliet Open and Dutch National Championships 2016 are scheduled for November 19th at the Westvliet Fitness & Racketclub, The Hague. Entry deadline for players to sign in has been set to November 15th. So come on, Dutch Racquetballers! Support the great efforts by the Netherlands Racquetball Association in promoting our fine sport! More info …

European leaders met in Antwerp for 2016 Congress

It’s almost traditional that the ERF invites it’s members to the annual meeting in Antwerp, Belgium. This year was no different and the ERF and the European leaders met last weekend again. “We had quite a productive but also certainly also very realistic meeting”, says ERF President Mike Mesecke, “Thanks for Erik Meyer and Niklaas …

18th World Championships in Cali, Colombia started

Good luck to all players and officials competing and organizing the World Racquetball Championships in Cali, Colombia. Special wishes to Donna Ryder and Majella Haverty representing not only Ireland but also Europe at the 2016 Worlds. Live streaming from the competition will be available on July 21st-23rd. Go to www.internationalracquetball.com for more.