RACQUETBALL NEWS All the Latest News & Information on Irish Racquetball
Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting of the Association will be held in Athlone on Sunday 1st October starting at 1pm in the Creggan Court Hotel, Athlone. We request that all clubs be represented at this important meeting.
Top Ranked Player Award
At the end of the 2017- 2018 season, the players at the top of the rankings in Men`s Open Singles and Women's Open Singles will be presented with an award. Both awards will be sponsored by Mayo Crystal
Website Re-Designed Our new website has come online. For all the up to date news, tournament information, entry forms, results and much more go to www.racquetball.ie The old website is still online and althoygh most of the data has been transferred to the new website, pages can still accessed on the old website.
European Championships Best wishes to our team for the European Championships in the Netherlands. It will be 19th ERF European Championships, to be held in The Hague, Netherlands. The event will be held at the Westvliet Fitness- & Racketclub from the 13th-16th September 2017. Ailbhe Gill(Ballinrobe), Katie Kenny(Castlebar), Olivia Downey(Moycullen), Johnny O'Keeney(Fermoy), Joe Devenney(Ballinrobe) Darragh O'Donoghue(Araglen) Missing from photo, Padraic Ryder(Newport) and Donna Ryder(Newport)
Junior Fundraiser The first tournament of the season will be held in O`Loughlins Gaels Centre in Kilkenny on Saturday 23rd September. The tournament will be a fundraiser for our junior team who is competing at the World Junior Championships in the USA in November. There will be a special BEGINNER division for those who never played in an RAI tournament before. Enter online now at http://www.racquetball.ie/junior-fundaiser.html and support our junior athletes Junior Team Pen Pictures
Coaching News Racquetball Ireland will support clubs who want to run a coaching clinics for adults and juniors at their clubs. Funds will be made available to clubs on application to the RAI. All courses must be undertaken by a qualified coach i.e a person who has done the RAI Foundation course. Please apply by emailing email@example.com . If your club does not have a qualified coach then the RAI will supply a coach for the session.
World Racquetball World Seniors Championships The World Seniors Championships were held recently in Albuerqueque, USA with nearly 200 overage players competiing. No Irish entries this year but the tournament had a 95+ Singles for the first time. See TV reportHERE
World Junior Championships The IRF Racquetball Junior World Championships are coming back to the United States for the first time since 2012, and will be held from November 5-11. The IRF awarded the 29th edition of these Championships to Life Time Fitness in Minneapolis. The Target Center will serve as the home venue, which is also used by the US Open. Venue Minneapolis, USA World Championships 2018 The IRF World Championships 2018 will be held in China. The IRF World Championships have been held every two years since 1981 and Ireland have competed in all expect two. Venue Kuantang, Haining City, Zheziang Province, China US Open 2017 UnitedHealthcare US OPEN Racquetball Championships October 4-8, 2017 Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
New Clubs Racquetball Ireland always welcome new clubs to affiliate to the Association. If you wish to form a club or even join the Association as an individual member please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Insurance Racquetball Ireland reccommend that all clubs have Public Liability Insurance. Insurance brokers O`Driscoll O`Neill specialize in sports insurance - visit their website www.odon.ie