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2023 Tralee Open: Hickey & O’Keeney crowned winners

Another great weekend of racquetball at Tralee Racquetball Club to brighten the long month of January. After a 3 year absence of this tournament it was great to have it back on the calendar! In the Mens Open Singles, we saw Johnny O’Keeney defeat his clubmate Noel O’Callaghan in the final 3-1, earning himself a …

European Championships 2023 moved from Italy to Germany

The 21st European Racquetball Championships will be moved from Italy to Germany. Originally planned to be held in Brembate again, the “EURO2023” will now be held in Hamburg, Germany, due to some unforeseen renovation problems with one of the courts in Brembate. The event will be held at the Sport & Spa Jenfeld which was …

Successful return of the Belgian Open

The Belgian Open successfully returned to the European Racquetball scene! The 2023 edition, the first one since 2010, was held in Meise, near Brussels, at the Club 4 Arenal. This years revival is one of the ERFs efforts to promote and support Racquetball locally and it united familar and new faces to enjoy a great …

Belgian Open anounced

It’s official – the Belgian Open will return to the European Racquetball Circuit. The last Belgian Open were held in Antwerp more than 10 years ago. This years event will be a ERF Promo event (like the Swiss Open in May) to boost interest in the sport in Belgium. Sign up soon at www.racquetball.eu/belgianopen2023

Successful Irish Open concluded

Congratulations to Johnny O’Keeney who won his first Irish Open Men’s Singles title at the 2022 Irish & Ballinrobe Open defeating Joe Devenney in the final of the Mens Singles. O’Keeney was also triumphant in the Mens Open Doubles with partner Ken Cottrell to take the title. Aisling Hickey took the Women’s Singles title defeating …

Haverty and O’Callaghan remain Europe’s No 1 players

Ireland’s Majella Haverty and Noel O’ Callaghan are on top of ERF Rankings. While O’ Callaghan remained No. 1, Marcel Lünsmann (GER) finished the season in second place, followed by Arne Schmitz (GER) and Johnny O’Keeney (IRE) tied for third. Haverty is followed by Antonia Neary (IRE) and Katie Kenny (IRE). Check out complete rankings …

Marcel Lünsmann wins Hamburg again

Marcel Lünsmann defended last years title at the Hamburg Open 2022. He defeated Arne Schmitz 15-11, 15-4, 15-9 and secured his fourth singles title. Laura Görg from Lüneburg won her first women’s title by winning against Renate Hartmann (Hamburg) with 15-10, 15-5, 15-11. In the men’s doubles, Bernd Dröge and Ralf Klinke were at a …

O’Keeney again…

Congratulations to Johnny O’Keeney who is now two for two as he claims his second Open Singles title at 2022 Galway Open held in Moycullen,Co.Galway. O’Keeney defeated Ken Cottrell (Kilkenny) in the final to take the title. And with that he takes the No.1 Irish Ranking spot too! O’Keeney didn’t stop there, winning the Mens …

Ken Fife joins Hamburg Open

During his vacation to Europe, professional photographer Ken Fife from the USA will visit the 2022 Hamburg Open. Ken did visit Hamburg two times already and took amazing action shots like the „flying Arne“. After the Hamburg Open 2016, the European Championships 2017 und 2019, Ken will return to the European Racquetball Scene. Everyone will …

O Kenney wins season opener

Johnny O Keeney is the Mens Open singles winner of Ireland’s season opener, the Fermoy Open. He defeated 25-time All Ireland Champion Noel O’Callaghan in the Singles final, 3 games to 1. Other winners: Men’s Open SinglesJohnny O’Keeney(Fermoy) def Noel O’Callaghan(Fermoy) 15-12, 12-15, 15-10, 15-5Men’s B SinglesKeelan O’Gorman(Araglen) def Chris Carey(Fermoy) 15-11, 8-15, 10-15, 15-12, …