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Racquetball: David Horn takes second title

Racquetball: David Horn takes second title

‘Bobby’ dazzles to beat Mercado in Minnesota By LAURA McCORMICK – Squash Mad Racquetball Correspondent   The World Racquetball Tour Midwest Championships were hosted at Life Time Fitness Moore Lake in Fridley, MN. The WRT divisions were run in tandem to the Minnesota State Championships, which are held annually. With the Mexican National Championships being [...]

March 23, 2017 Guest Contributor News, Racketball, Squash Around The World 0

No stopping Kane Waselenchuk

No stopping Kane Waselenchuk

  Waselenchuck adds to resume, but young upstart Parrilla wins hearts By MARK PALERMO – Squash Mad Racquetball Correspondent   Racquetball has an unusual configuration of three professional tours: The Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT), The World Racquetball Tour (WRT), and International Racquetball Tour (IRT). With respect to the male tours, the IRT is a [...]

March 20, 2017 Guest Contributor News, Racketball, Squash Around The World 0

Paola Longoria wins 80th Tour title

Paola Longoria wins 80th Tour title

By Ladies Pro Racquetball Tour  Paola Longoria won her 80th professional title at the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour’s Green Brook New Jersey Open. This marks a milestone in Longoria’s record-setting career. The Mexican superstar set the mark just before heading into another run, defending her Mexican national championship. Paola defeated number 5 seed Cristina Amaya (Colombia) [...]

March 11, 2017 Guest Contributor News, Racketball, Squash Around The World 0

WRT: Mexican Montoya marches on to Seattle title

WRT: Mexican Montoya marches on to Seattle title

Hot Rod’s power show wins it By LAURA McCORMICK – Squash Mad North American Racquetball Correspondent   Number three seed Rodrigo Montoya won The Mount Rainer Open, hosted in downtown Seattle at the Washington Athletic Club, to enhance his rapidly-growing reputation. The Mount Rainer Open saw a 40-strong draw with strong international and local participation. [...]

February 24, 2017 Guest Contributor News, Racketball, Squash Around The World 0

Alex Cardona gets revenge over Alex Landa in Concord final

Alex Cardona gets revenge over Alex Landa in Concord final

All-Mexican final in West Coast Champs By Laura McCormick – Squash Mad US Racquetball Correspondent   The inaugural West Coast Championship, held in the newly renovated Big C Club in Concord, California came down to two, an all-Mexican affair between big hitters Alex Cardona and Alex Landa. To get there, they had to navigate their [...]

February 5, 2017 Guest Contributor News, Racketball, Squash Around The World 0

Montoya claims second title at Longhorn Open

Montoya claims second title at Longhorn Open

Mexicans dominate as Hot Rod wins year-opening tourney in Austin  By LAURA McCORMICK   The World Racquetball Tour began the new year with its biggest event of the season. The Longhorn Open sells out within a few weeks, and at 336 participants, this year’s event sold out in a record six days. Housed in Austin, [...]

January 18, 2017 Guest Contributor News, Racketball, Squash Around The World 0

Alex Landa wins shoot-out at The Alamo

Alex Landa wins shoot-out at The Alamo

Mighty Mexican powers through in straight games By Laura McCormick in Alamo City   The Alamo City Open in San Antonio, Texas served as the final instalment of what has been a lengthy but very exciting World Racquetball Tour (WRT) year. In fact, coming into the final event of the season the previous five tournaments [...]

December 6, 2016 Guest Contributor News, Racketball, Squash Around The World 0

Racquetball Junior World Champs in Mexico

Racquetball Junior World Champs in Mexico

Packed stands enjoy stars of the future By TIMOTHY BAGHURST in Mexico   Last week more than 180 juniors between the ages of eight and 19 descended on the industrial city of San Luis Potosí, Mexico, for the annual Junior Racquetball World Championships. Hosted at the incredible facility of La Loma Centro Deportivo, players from [...]

November 26, 2016 Guest Contributor News, Racketball, Squash Around The World 0

Kane Waselenchuk and Paola Longoria reign supreme in US Open Racquetball

Kane Waselenchuk and Paola Longoria reign supreme in US Open Racquetball

Racquetball’s biggest worldwide event puts on a show By TIMOTHY BAGHURST – Squash Mad US Racquetball Correspondent   Minneapolis, Minnesota in the United States serves as the annual host city of racquetball’s US Open, the biggest event on the sport’s calendar. During the first week of October, more than 700 competitors from 14 countries descended [...]

October 17, 2016 Guest Contributor News, Racketball, Squash Around The World 0

Racquetball salutes lessons learned from SquashTV

Racquetball salutes lessons learned from SquashTV

Squash’s video output dwarfs racquetball efforts in the USA By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor My friend Freddy Ramirez writes a terrifically engaging racquetball blog called Restrung Magazine. We have been communicating online for some years and frequently discuss ways in which racquetball (or racketball) can find some harmony with squash to produce some mutually [...]

October 11, 2016 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Comment, Growing the game, News, Racketball 8

Mr and Mrs Racketball ignore name change

Mr and Mrs Racketball ignore name change

Rackets Academy leaders question the wisdom of new name By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor Further opposition to plans to rename racketball as Squash 57 is surfacing in Yorkshire by the organisers of a popular racketball series aimed at grass-roots players. The Rackets Academy, run by long-time Chapel Allerton coach Peter Edwards and his fiancee Elspeth [...]

September 13, 2016 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, News, Racketball 5

Racquetball Senior World Championships

Racquetball Senior World Championships

High standards at high altitude in Albuquerque By TIMOTHY BAGHURST – Squash Mad USA Racquetball Correspondent   On August 30th almost 200 racquetball players from the ages of 35 to 90+ descended on Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA for the Senior World Championships. Perhaps descended isn’t the correct word, as the city sits at over 1,600m [...]

September 12, 2016 Guest Contributor News, Racketball 0

Comment: It’s hard to rename something you don’t own

Comment: It’s hard to rename something you don’t own

Racketball: a (very) brief history; and why WSF should think again By DAVID IRESON – Squash Mad Correspondent in Aberdeen   The passage of time allows a great deal of opportunity for reflection and review of past events, to scrutinise their efficacy as carriers of both positive and negative actions and impacts on our daily [...]

September 1, 2016 Guest Contributor Comment, News, Racketball 3

Squash 57: Open Letter to England Squash

Squash 57: Open Letter to England Squash

‘Self-indulgent, corporate name-change is meaningless and pointless’ says club manager By ALAN THATCHER   A major squash facility in Norfolk has circulated an open letter to England Squash in response to the decision to rebrand racketball as Squash 57. Hannah Colby, manager of East Anglia Tennis and Squash Club, in Norwich, poses questions about the [...]

August 31, 2016 Alan Thatcher News, Racketball, Squash Around The World 7

As we warned, Squash 57 rebranding exercise is laughed out of court

As we warned, Squash 57 rebranding exercise is laughed out of court

Clubs, coaches, players and racket manufacturers all refuse to play ball with name change By Alan Thatcher, Squash Mad Editor As we warned the other day, attempts are being made to officially rebrand racketball as Squash 57. The news was officially announced today by the World Squash Federation to a chorus of disbelief and derision [...]

August 30, 2016 Alan Thatcher Alan's Blog, Comment, News, Racketball 11