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European Championships 2021 postponed

With courts still being closed all over Europe and while no tournaments and competitions can be held at the moment because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ERF has decided to postpone the 2021 European Championships to the first quarter or half of 2022. Normally plans would be already on the way for the “Euro2021” but …

Oliver Bertels German Racquetball Player of the year 2020

Every year, the German Racquetball Association DRBV recognizes special achievements in and around racquetball. 2020 was different and racquetball events did not taken place, at least not from March onwards. Regardless, Oliver Bertels from Hamburg was named “Racquetballer of the Year 2020”. This recognizes Oliver’s victory at the 39th German Championships in January 2020, the only tournament of the German Racquetball Association …

Wishing you all well

Dear all, another year is coming to an end but 2020 has certainly been a very special year for all of us. The pandemic has not only affected our racquetball activities, it had an impact on all our lives. It actually still does at the moment with a lockdown all over Europe. The high numbers …

German Nationals postponed

Hamburg, Germany November 13th, 2020 The 40th (!) German Racquetball Championships in Hamburg planned for January 30th and 31st, 2021 will be postponed as a result of the ongoing corona pandemic. The 40th edition of the national championships was planned to be celebrated, including by inviting former German champions to a festive event. Hopefully, all …

ERF Annual Meeting held

The ERF held its Annual Meeting on November 21st via video conference. Although the members would have preferred to see each other in-person, this option was the safest and most convenient way to get together. The experiences of the different countries was discussed, focusing on the common themes of dealing with COVID-19 and efforts to …

Swiss Open 2020 registration open!

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2020 Fermoy Open – O’Keeney takes title

Source: Racquetball Ireland It’s safe to this year has been different and the 2020/2021 racquetball season will be too. The 2020 Fermoy Open took place this weekend under new restrictions in order to allow players to get back to play and play safely. With no spectators and no doubles, it was an all singles affair …

ERF interviews top competitors Lunsmann (GER) and Murphy (IRE)

See how the top European Racquetball players are dealing with the COVID-19 crisis and starting to consider returning to national and international tournaments once it is deemed safe to do. Mikan van Zanten, Secretary General of the European Racquetball Federation, hosts Marcel Lunsmann of Germany and Mark Murphy of Ireland. Marcel Lunsmann is current European …

Swiss Open 2021 announced!

For the first time a Swiss Open racquetball tournament will be held, supported by the ERF. The tournament will take place in May 2021 in Aesch, near Zürich. More details to follow.

Racquetball Netherlands back on the court!

Racquetball Netherlands can play again! As of Wednesday, July 1 the racquetball courts in the Netherlands will be reopened after closing down March 15th due to Covid 19. A protocol will be in place, and games with two players on the court are allowed!