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Marcel Luensmann wins Hamburg ‘Halloween” Open 2021

Marcel Luensmann ist the winner of the 2021 Hamburg Open, that were held on the Halloween weekend. He defeated Arne Schmitz 15-5, 15-9 in the final. Together with legendary Joachim Loof, he also claimed the Open Doubles title by winning against Arne Schmitz and Mike Mesecke (GER) 15-2, 15-13.The Hamburg Open 2021 were the first …

Noel O Callaghan wins first Irish tournament in over 12 months

Noel O’Callaghan is the winner of the Men’s Open Singles at the Mitchelstown Open, the first tournament on the Irish island in over 12 months. He defeated Johnny O’Keeney who had to forfeit due to injury after the first game. Also great to see some of our juniors back on court with Dara McNamara winning …

Ireland gets back to the courts as well

Tournaments in Ireland are finally back and re-start in October after a long time of courts being closed due to COVID-19. First up is the Mitchelstown Open on the 23rd & 24th October, 2021. Other events have been sanctioned for November and December. Online entry forms will be the Irish website racquetball.eu very soon.

Hamburg Open 2021 scheduled for October

It seems like a little step back to some sort of normaility: German Racquetball has anounced to host the Hamburg Open this year again on October 30-31. Certaily, many restrictions and safety rules have to followed because of COVID-1 but it will be geat to see (and hear) some action on Europe’s courts again. Check …

World Championships moved again

The International Racquetball Federation (IRF) has recently anounced that the World Championships will be moved once again, from the end of October to the end of November, The event will now being held in conjunction with the World Juniors in Guatemala. The reason for the new change of date is of course the ongoing pandemic …

Doubles tournament in Anglet, France

A light in the darkness of the pandemic – there will be a doubles tournament held in Anglet, France next month. The club Sport Ball Anglet (SBA) anounced an event for August 1st on their Facebook page. Entry fee will be 25 Euros for a minimum of 2 matches. Find out more at http://sportballangletsba.fr or …

New IRF calendar for 2021 released

The International Racquetball Federation (IRF) has released an updated calendar for it’s events 2021. The IRF plans to host all of the international competitions in the second half of the year, with the World Championships in Guatemala once again moved to a later date. For more check out internationalracquetball.com

Playing resumes in Italy and Netherlands!

Playing resumes in Italy and Netherlands

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 …