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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 …

O’Callaghan’s 25th and Hickey’s 10th title at the 2022 All Ireland Championships

Congratulations to Noel O’Callagha n(Fermoy) who won his 25th All Ireland Men’s Singles title and Aisling Hickey (Rossmore) who won her 10th title in a row. O’Callaghan defeated Mark Murphy (Kilkenny) who was forced to retire injured in the first game while Hickey defeated Majella Haverty (Castlebar) 2 games to nil in her final. Full …

Marcel Lünsmann wins German Open

The winner of the German Open 2022 is Marcel Lünsmann. He defeated Arne Schmitz in the final with 15-11 und 15-13, after being behind 0-10 in the second game. Both finalistes claimed the doublescrown by defeating Joachim Loof and Mike Mesecke 9-15, 15-7, 11-7 in a close final.  Yvonne Mesecke won the Ladies Singles, second …

Edwin Schipper is Dutch Champion 2022

Zoetermeer’s Edwin Schipper is the winner of the 2022 Dutch Nationals/Westvliet Open. He defeated Mikan van Zanten in the final. On the ladies side Carolina Oña Vera (Bolivia) claimed the Westvliet Open title, while runner-up Carola de Boer beccame Dutch Champion. More info at www.racquetball.nl.

Another success for Haverty and O’Callaghan at Irish Open 2022

Noel O Callaghan (Fermoy) and Majella Haverty (Castlebar) captured the titles at the 38th Irish Open & 17th Ballinrobe held in Ballinrobe and Castlebar over the weekend. Congratulations to our Irish Open Champions.O’Callaghan defeated club-mate Johnny O’Keeney 2 games to 1 in the Men’s Singles while Haverty had a 2 nil win over Antonia Neary …

Westvliet Open / Dutch Nationals 2022

The Westvliet Open and Dutch NAtionals have been scheduled for 16th April in The Hague. Check out more information at www.racquetball.nl.