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Swiss Open anounced for 2023

It’s official! The Swiss Open will return to the European Racquetball Calendar in 2023. This will be the first Swiss tournament in over 30 years. The event will take place at the Indoorsport in Aesch on May 19-21 and will be apromo event, organized by the European Racquetball Federation in order to raise more interest …

Rule Changes, effective Oct 1!!

The European Racquetball Federation has changed the rules for ERF competitions, effictive 1st of October 2022. The most important changes are that games will be now ‘best of 5’ to 15 points with a tiebreaker to be played to 11. And all rallys count, not only the server can earn points (‘rallye scoring’).

José Felix wins Dutch Open 2022

José Felix from Mexico is the winner of the 2022 Dutch Open in The Hague. He defeated Noel O’Callaghan from Ireland 15-5, 15-14. Together with his partner Esteban Betancourt, Felix also claimed the doubles crown as both defeated Germany’s Arne Schmitz and Marcel Lünsmann 10-15, 15-13, 11-7. This years Dutch Open were the last one …

Longoria and Moscoso win World titles

Paola Longoria (Mexico) and Conrrado Moscoso (Bolivia) are the World Singles Champions at IRF World Championships in San Luis Potosi. Moscoso defeated Rocky Carson (USA) in the final 11/9 7/11 4/11 8/11 while Longoria claimed her 5th singles title against Gabriela Martinez (Guatemala) 12-10, 11-7, 11-7. Other winners: Ladies DoublesLongoria/Salas (Mexico) def Centellas / Mendez …

Marcel Lünsmann wins German Nationals

Marcel Lünsmann is the winner of the 2022 German National Championships that were held in Hamburg on August 20/21. He defeated Arne Schmitz 15-4, 15-3 in the final to claim his third national singles title. Schmitz teamed up with Mike Mesecke to defeatt Lünsmann and Christopher Czempisz in the doubles final 15-11, 15-8. Other winners:Mens …

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 …