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Weerdesteyn and Czempisz defend titles at Dutch Open

Maaike Weerdesteyn (Netherlands) and Marcel Czempisz (Germany) have both defended their Open singles titles at the 2019 Dutch Open in The Hague. While Weerdesteyn defeated Renate Hartmann (Germany) with 2-0, Macrel Czempisz claimed another success against the Dutch National Champion Pascal Matla from Zoetermeer who had to forfeit the match due to an injury after …

One-Wall in Pontevedra, Spain again

Another One-Wall Championships was held at the end of 2018 in Pontevedra and organized by the Galician Association of Paddleball, Racquetball and Associated Sports in collaboration with the CEIP Parada-Campañó. In the finals, in Men’s singles, Jaime B. Blanco Dios won over Gonzalo Chorén Riobó by 2 sets to 0 (15-9, 15-9), in women’s Saleta …

Hamburg to host EURO 2019

The 20th ERF European Championships will be held again in Hamburg, Gemany. The event will be held at the Sport Department which was the site of some European events on the past already. The scheduled date for the EURO 2019 will be 5th-7th September. Due to demands by member countries to not have a long …

Dutch Open 2019…

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Rene Hehemann passed away

With great sadness we have to anounce that Rene Hehemann has passed away on 7th of January 2019 after a long illness. Rene was a founding member of the European Racquetball Federation back in 1985 and served as it’s General Secretary from it’s beginnings until 2000. “Rene truly loved the sport of Racquetball”, ERF President …

Matla wins Dutch Nationals, Acuavera wins in Stuttgart

Pascal Malta claims another victory at the Dutch National Championships that were held on the first weekend in December in The Hague. He defeated his double partner Edwin Schipper in the final to win his 14th National title. Another event, the Christmas Shooutout, took place in Stuttgart, Germany where Ed “AC” Acuavera (USA) defeated Rik …

2 serves it is….

During it’s 2018 Annual Meeting on November 17th in The Hague (Netherlands), leaders of the European Racquetball Federation voted in favor of a big change in the rulebook. Effective January 1st there will be 2 serves in all divisions, including the ladies and mens open divisions. From the early beginnings of the sport until 1998, …

Hickey and Murphy are 2018 Irish Open Singles Champions

Congratulations to Aisling Hickey and Mark Murphy – the 2018 Irish Open Singles Champions! Over 60 players competed in the Irish Open this year. Other results: Men’s Opens Singles M Murphy(Kileknny) def N O’Callaghan(Fermoy) 2-1 Men’s B Singles C Skehan(Fermoy) def E Buggy(Kilkenny) 2-1 Men’s C/D Singles D Hanarahan(Galmoy) def O Moloney (Galmoy) 2-0 Men’s …

Truly international at Hamburg Open 2018

Players from six countries competed in the 2018 Hamburg Open, the first event of the European Racquetball Tour 2018/2019 and most notable players from Mexico joined the group of players from of course Germany, Netherlands, USA, Poland and Canada to play out winners in seven divisions. This year, Oliver Bertels (Germany) won against team mate …