European One-Wall tournament in December in Spain
Outdoor Racquetball Spain

This article was originally published by the European Racquetball Federation on November 22, 2017. ———- Another European One-Wall-Tournament will be held in Pontevedra, Spain on December 23rd. The event is sanctioned by the World Outdoor Racquetball Association and the European Racquetball Federation.

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Dutch Open 2018 Announced
Dutch Open Racquetball Tournament 2018

Article originally posted by Nederlandse Racquetball Associatie and the European Racquetball Federation on Facebook on November 22, 2017. ———- It is official: The Dutch Open return to the European circuit in 2018. The event will be held on Mach 16-18 in The Hague, Netherlands at the Westvliet Fitness & Racketclub. The event was not held in 2017 due to the European Championships there were also held in The Hague. Competition will be offered for Open Singles and Doubles. Please find more information at www.racquetball.nl.

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Marco Arnoldi Returns As New President Of Racquetball Italia
2017 Marco Arnoldi Racquetball Italia

As reported by the European Racquetball Federation on November 1, 2017. ———- Former ERF Vice President Marco Arnoldi has been recently elected as “new” President of Racquetball Italia. Marco is the founding father of Italian Racquetball as we know it today and has already served as it’s President from 2007-2013. He follows Pierro Landa who was unable to serve for another term as President due to job related commitments. With the new President in office, dates for the Italian tournaments have been scheduled for the new season as well. Besides…

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2017 European Champion: Donna Ryder
European Racquetball Federation

Introducing our champion: Donna Ryder Donna Ryder won her first European title in The Hague. Recently she won the Irish Open title as well. Time to get to know our top female player a bit better. Name, age: Donna Ryder, 27 years old. Club: Playing at the Newport Racquetball Club. Gear: Pro Kennex racquets and Roll Out gear Career: Playing-13 years (since 2004); junior teams include Mexico(2005), USA(2006), Bolivia(2007) & Dominican Republic(2009) Senior Worlds include-Ireland(2008) Canada(2014) & Columbia(2016) Europeans-Germany(2011) Italy(2013) Netherlands(2017). Donna is coached by Jim Winterton.

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Pictures from the European Championships 2017 are Online
European Racquetball Federation

Great pics from the EURO 2017 Professional pictures and some awesome action shots from the 19th European Championships in The Hague, Netherlands are now online at https://goo.gl/v6MJBy. Thanks to Ken Fife, racquetball player and professional photographer from the US, but currently residing in Vienna, Austria, for accepting the invitation to come to The Hague and cover the action and for giving us great material to showcase and market the greatest sport on earth. Over 10.000 pics were taken during the competition days.

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Late-starter Downey making her mark in international racquetball
Racquetball Ireland Connacht Tribune 2017

Reported in the Connacht Tribune October 13, 2017. MOYCULLEN’S Olivia Downey has some story to tell. For years, Downey was just a ‘social’ racquetball player who loved nothing more than a good old-fashioned chin-wag when the weekly Wednesday session came around. Jump forward to 2017 and the 39-year-old has undergone a radical sporting transformation. In addition to being crowned the All-Ireland intermediate singles and doubles champion earlier this year, she also claimed three medals at the 19th European Senior Racquetball Championships last month. Given where she has come from, Downey’s…

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The European Racquetball Federation Introduces The 2017 European Champion
European Racquetball Federation

The 19th ERF European Championships was held in The Hague, Netherlands. The event was held at the Westvliet Fitness- & Racketclub in The Hague. The date for the EURO 2017 was 13th-16th September 2017. Introducing our champion: Johnny O’Keeney Johnny O’Keeney (Ireland) was crowned European Champion in Men’s Singles. In the finals he beat Arno Schmitz (Germany). Time to get to know our new champion. Name, age: Johnny O’Keeney, 27 years old. Club: Playing since 2001; playing at the Fermoy Racquetball Club.

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