January 14, 2020

Retail Studio Presentation Schedule Set for 2020 Racquet & Paddle Sports Show

Racquet retail experts will present best practices and strategies in a series of complimentary Retail Studio Pop-Up Talks from the Show Floor of the 2020 Racquet & Paddle Sports Show, Jan. 22-24, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Additionally the Retail Studio will serve as a hub for peer-to-peer conversations, experiential activations and networking events for hundreds of attending racquet industry professionals. (Full story …)

January 9, 2020

Killerspin UnplugNPlay Table Tennis Tourney Featured at Racquet & Paddle Sports Show

The 2020 Racquet & Paddle Sports Show, Jan. 22-24, will feature the Killerspin UnplugNPlay Days Tournament on the Show Floor at the Orange County Convention Center, in Orlando, Florida. (Full story …)

Multi-Sport Demo Schedule Announced for Next-Court at Racquet & Paddle Sports Show

Tennis, Pickleball and POP Tennis demonstrations will be offered each day on NEXT- COURT, a universal multi-sport court located on the Show Floor of the 2020 Racquet & Paddle Sports Show, Jan. 22-24, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Additionally, two hitting lanes, adjacent to the NEXT-COURT, will provide racquet sports professionals with the opportunity to personally test the newest racquet and paddle sports equipment right on the Show Floor. (Full story …)

Complimentary Regional Education Day Set for Racquet & Paddle Sports Show

A Regional Education Day (RED), presented by USTA Florida, USPTA Florida and RacquetFit, will be offered at no charge on Jan. 22 to registered industry professionals of the Racquet & Paddle Sports Show, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The education event is part of the inaugural Racquet & Paddle Sports Show, Jan. 22-24. Complimentary event and Regional Education Day registration is available at (Full story …)

December 15, 2019

Head Penn Junior Racquetball Players Win 8 Medals at World Chps.

Five junior players from Team HEAD Penn won eight medals at the International Racquetball Federation’s (IRF) 31st World Junior Racquetball Championships. The nine-day event was held at the Ciudad Deportiva de Hatillo facility in San Jose, Costa Rica. (Full story …)

October 29, 2019

Ashaway MultiKill® 17 Cruises Through US Open Racquetball Stringing Competition

While the main competition for this year’s US Open Racquetball Championships played out in the fabulous “made-for-TV” portable racquetball court at the Target Center’s LIFE TIME facility in downtown Minneapolis, more action was underway at the Lawler Sports booth where racket technician Ian Titus was hard at work stringing rackets and tallying statistics. (Full story …)

October 28, 2019

Applications Due Nov. 30 for Racquet & Paddle Sports Innovation Challenge

Do you have a new, innovative sports product or service? Enter it into the [Racquet & Paddle Sports Innovation Challenge](, which showcases new products and services designed to grow the sport and business of racquet sports with players, consumers and fans. (Full story …)

October 9, 2019

Educational Opportunities at January's Racquet & Paddle Sports Show

he Tennis Industry Association's annual Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference headlines a comprehensive program of educational opportunities at the Racquet & Paddle Sports Show, Jan. 22-24, at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Fla. (Full story …)

August 18, 2019

Complimentary Registration Opens for Racquet & Paddle Sports Show

Racquet sports professionals and others in the racquet/paddle sports industry can now register, free of charge, for the 2020 Racquet & Paddle Sports Show, Jan. 21-24, in Orlando, Fla., at []( (Full story …)

June 30, 2019

Pre-Register for 2020 TOM Conference & Racquet & Paddle Sports Show

The TIA’s Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference will take place Jan. 22-24th at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Fla. This will mark the second year that the TOM Conference will be part of the Racquet & Paddle Sports Show, co-located with the PGA Merchandise Show. (Full story …)

June 5, 2019

Dunlop Introduces Next Generation Stringing Machine

Dunlop introduced a trio of new products designed for racket technicians: the Dunlop Stringing Machine 2.0, the Dunlop Swingweight Machine and the Dunlop Balance Board. (Full story …)

May 27, 2019

Save the Date: 2020 Racquet & Paddle Sports Show Jan. 21-24

The 2nd Annual Racquet & Paddle Sports Show will be Jan. 21-24 at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Fla., featuring product, demos, exhibits, education and more. (Full story …)

February 11, 2019

Ashaway Renews Cliff Swain and Ana Gabriela Martinez Sponsorships

Continuing its long player sponsorship tradition, Ashaway Racket Strings today announced the renewal of sponsorship contracts for two of racquetball’s past and present stars, legendary superstar Cliff Swain, and reigning Racquetball Federation World Champion, Ana Gabriela Martinez. Specific terms of the agreements were not disclosed. (Full story …)

January 31, 2019

Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference Brings Industry Together in Orlando

The 2019 Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference, Jan. 23-25, attracted more than 1,000 racquet sports professionals, industry leaders, and representatives of emerging and bellwether brands to the inaugural event last week, in Orlando, Fla. (Full story …)

December 20, 2018

RAPS Demo Day/Welcome Party Set for USTA National Campus Jan. 23

Racquet sports professionals can attend, free of charge, the Demo Day and Industry Welcome Party at the USTA National Campus on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. The Demo Day and Industry Welcome Party—the “Lake Nona Experience XX19”—are part of the inaugural three-day Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference (RAPS), Jan. 23-25, in Orlando, Fla. Complimentary industry registration is required to attend and available at []( (Full story …)

November 1, 2018

Ashaway Introduces MultiKill Poly Racquetball String

Ashaway Racket Strings has introduced a new polyurethane (PU) based, multifilament nylon string for racquetball. Utilizing proprietary new polyurethane technology, MultiKill® 17 is designed to add toughness and durability for players who like to really cut and spin the ball. (Full story …)

October 17, 2018

'Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge' Attracts Influential Panel of Judges

A high-powered panel of judges will consider the entries in the fourth “Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge,” which promises to showcase some of the most brilliant new and innovative sports products and services designed to grow the sport and business of tennis and racquet sports with players, consumers and fans. Presented by the Tennis Industry Association (TIA), this unique competition will take place on Jan. 24, 2019, during the inaugural Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference ([]( (Full story …)

October 11, 2018

New Racquet Sports/Wellness Facility Approved in Raleigh

Triangle Racquet Sports, LLC, with support from the United States Tennis Association (USTA), is excited to announce a state-of-the-art racquet sports and health and wellness facility coming to Brier Creek in Raleigh. The Raleigh City Council unanimously approved a 50-year lease with extensions up to 100 years for the venue located on the 48-acre lot of land owned by the City of Raleigh on Mt. Herman Road. (Full story …)

September 20, 2018

Inaugural Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference Jan. 23-25 in Orlando

The inaugural [Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference]( will be held Jan. 23-25, 2019, and co-located with the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Fla. The multi-faceted tennis, racquet and paddle sports industry event will feature a hands-on product demo experience and opening welcome party at the USTA National Campus in Lake Nona; and a curated ONE2ONE buying summit, Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference and an exhibit pavilion of racquet, paddle and tennis vendors and organizations at the Orange County Convention Center. (Full story …)

March 28, 2018

Ashaway Develops Poly-Based Resin Multifilament for Racquetball

Ashaway has introduced another technical innovation to its line of racquetball strings: a polyurethane (PU) based, multifilament nylon string designed to add toughness and durability for players who like to really cut and spin the ball. Ashaway's first string using this technology, new MultiKill® 17, combines a high tenacity multifilament nylon sheath with a specially formulated polyurethane resin that bonds the string into a single matrix and adds durability while providing superior feel. The smooth PU surface of MultiKill 17 enhances grip, while the 17-gauge construction maximizes power. (Full story …)

December 6, 2017

ASBA Announces 2017 Award Winners

The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for designers, builders and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, has announced the winners of its annual awards. Awards are presented each year to facilities built by ASBA members, which best exemplify construction excellence. (Full story …)

April 19, 2017

Ashaway adds to its racquetball team

Ashaway, RI - Ashaway has added four new players to its 2017 Professional Sponsorship Team for racquetball. They include Felipe Camacho, Alejandro Herrera, Daniel Rojas, and Gabriela Martinez. The Ashaway Sponsorship Team is designed to support rising professional players in... (Full story …)

October 4, 2016

Ashaway continues as USA R'ball Official String

Ashaway, RI - Ashaway Racket Strings announced today that it has once again been named the Official String of USA Racquetball (USAR). While terms of the agreement were not disclosed, Ashaway indicated its plans to continue its multifaceted programs to... (Full story …)

September 13, 2016

Ashaway renews sponsorship of Swain

Lawler Sports named exclusive online distributor of Cliff Swain Racquet (Full story …)

August 11, 2016

PENN named ‘official ball’ of LPRT

PHOENIX - HEAD Penn Racquet Sports announced today that PENN, the #1 selling racquetball in the world, has been named the “Official Ball” of the LPRT. A multi-year deal was signed which included an extension of HEAD as an official... (Full story …)

August 2, 2016

Ashaway renews Paraiso sponsorship

Ashaway Racket Strings recently announced it has renewed its long-standing sponsorship agreement with racquetball great and Hall of Fame player Jacqueline Paraiso. (Full story …)

July 13, 2016

Carson wins 12th world title

Huntington Beach, CA - With the Pacific Ocean’s waves crashing nearby, HEAD Penn’s Rocky Carson continued his dominance of the outdoor racquetball game with yet another World Outdoor Racquetball (WOR) Championship. Carson’s win in the top singles division was his... (Full story …)

June 15, 2016

Longoria completes season sweep

Vera Cruz, Mexico - For the fifth consecutive season and seventh overall, HEAD Penn’s Paola Longoria finished atop the season ending rankings on the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT). In the season ending Tour Rosa Mexicano event in Vera Cruz,... (Full story …)

June 1, 2016

Ganim inducted into HoF

Denver, Colorado - Doug Ganim, HEAD Penn’s National Indoor Promotions Manager, was inducted as the 58th member into the USA Racquetball Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the National Singles Racquetball Championships in Colorado over the weekend. In addition... (Full story …)

May 2, 2016

Carson wins Florida Pro-Am

Sarasota, Florida - This past weekend, Rocky Carson came from two games down in the finals of the 2016 Florida Pro-Am to win his third tournament of the season on the International Racquetball Tour (IRT). Currently the No. 2 player... (Full story …)

Another event, another win for Longoria

San Antonio, Texas - Last week, Paola Longoria, the No. 1 ranked female racquetball player in the world, remained undefeated on the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) for the 2015-2016 season with a straight game victory in the women’s singles... (Full story …)

March 15, 2016

Women’s RB dominated by HEAD Penn

HEAD Penn Players also Dominate Florida State Singles Championships (Full story …)

March 3, 2016

Cooperrider wins national HS title

Portland, OR - Jordan Cooperrider, a member of HEAD Penn’s national playing team, added another line to her growing list of racquetball accomplishments. Jordan swept through the top Girl’s Singles division at the 2016 USA Racquetball High School Championships in... (Full story …)

February 23, 2016

Zyex-based string families for racquetball

If you like the unbridled power and feel of Zyex, go with UltraKill® -- If you like the feel of nylon, but want more power and tension maintenance, try PowerKill® (Full story …)

February 3, 2016

Longoria starts 2016 with a win

Cincinnati, Ohio - Paola Longoria - the No. 1 ranked player in the world - dominated the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) in 2015 by winning 12 tournaments and only losing one match all year. At the 2016 kick off... (Full story …)

January 9, 2016

Ashaway SuperKill family grows

Range of gauge, nylon core designs, power, durability and feel, provide choices for all players (Full story …)

December 22, 2015

Longoria closes out 2015 with a win

Arlington, Virginia - Paola Longoria - the No. 1 ranked player in the world - wrapped up the 2015 calendar year in dominating fashion. In the championship match of the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour’s (LPRT) Christmas Classic, Paola only gave... (Full story …)

November 5, 2015

Longoria wins namesake event

San Luis Potosi, Mexico - November 5, 2015 (Full story …)

August 30, 2015

Longoria wins singles and doubles in Colombia

Cali, Colombia — Paola Longoria, the World’s Best Female Racquetball Player, showed zero rust from the short summer offseason en route to winning both the singles and doubles titles at the 2015-16 Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) season opening event... (Full story …)

August 3, 2015

Ashaway, Swain to host clinic

Racquetball clinic to feature live training drills, strategies for pros and amateurs, and exhibition matches (Full story …)

April 29, 2015

Longoria, Vargas dominate pro racquetball

San Antonio - Another week and another all HEAD Penn Final on the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) as Paola Longoria and Maria Jose Vargas faced off for the seventh time this season for a tournament title. And for the... (Full story …)

April 21, 2015

All HEAD Penn ladies racquetball final again

Denver, Colorado - For the sixth time this season, HEAD Penn’s Paola Longoria and Maria Jose Vargas faced off in a tournament final on the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT). Longoria, the World’s No. 1 ranked player, and Vargas, the... (Full story …)

March 24, 2015

Longoria returns to winning ways

Fountain Valley, California — HEAD Penn’s Paola Longoria, the World’s No. 1 ranked player, bounced back from a rare tournament defeat earlier in the month to win the Southern California Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour event. In addition to winning the... (Full story …)

March 17, 2015

Monchik named to Racquetball HoF

Greenville, SC — Dunlop is proud to congratulate Sudsy Monchik on his election to the Racquetball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility for the Professional category. USA Racquetball made the announcement Monday March 9th. “Sudsy helped launch... (Full story …)

March 11, 2015

Vargas continues career year

Warren, New Jersey - HEAD Penn professional touring player Maria Jose Vargas won her second career professional tournament on Sunday at the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) New Jersey Open event. Vargas dropped the first game of the final before... (Full story …)

February 24, 2015

Longoria strengthens hold on top ranking

Overland Park, Kansas — HEAD Penn’s Paola Longoria kicked off the second half of the 2014-2015 Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour season in the same dominating manner in which she cruised through the first half. The winner of five of the... (Full story …)

February 15, 2015

Longoria earns Pan American Games spot

Boca del Rio, Mexico — Paola Longoria, the World’s top ranked female racquetball player, took home gold in both the Women’s Singles and Women’s Doubles competitions at the Campeonato Nacional Selectivo tournament over the weekend. Serving as the selection event... (Full story …)

December 9, 2014

Carson and Longoria sweep pro stops

Bremerton, Washington & Monterrey, Mexico — HEAD Penn’s top male and female professional players both won events on their respective tours to kick off the holiday season. Paola Longoria, the World’s best female racquetball player, won the Grand Slam event... (Full story …)

December 6, 2014

Longoria sweeps gold

Veracruz, Mexico — Paola Longoria, the World’s best female racquetball player, continued her domination of the game on the international stage by taking home three Gold Medals from the 2014 Central American & Caribbean Games. Paola defended her 2010 Central... (Full story …)

November 18, 2014

Carson continues winning ways

Garden City, Kansas — Rocky Carson is closing the gap to regain the No. 1 ranking spot on the International Racquetball Tour (IRT) with his third consecutive tournament victory. With previous wins in Missouri and Michigan, this past weekend Rocky... (Full story …)

HEAD Penn juniors haul in the medals

Cali, Colombia — A trio of HEAD Penn junior players helped pace the United States to a podium finish at the 2014 International Racquetball Federation’s (IRF) World Junior Racquetball Championships. Jordan Barth (Minnesota), Jordan Cooperrider (Florida) and Connor Laffey (Oregon)... (Full story …)

November 10, 2014

Carson wins 2nd tournament in a row

Davison, Michigan — Rocky Carson, the World’s No. 2 ranked racquetball player, won his second International Racquetball Tour (IRT) event in row this past weekend in Michigan. The finals appearance at the Red Swain Shootout was Rocky’s fourth in five... (Full story …)

October 27, 2014

All Head Penn final at UHC US Open

Minneapolis, Minnesota - For the third event in a row on the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT), the tournament final was an all HEAD Penn affair. World No. 1 Paola Longoria continued her dominance of the tour with a straight... (Full story …)

Carson wins 19th pro tournament

St. Louis, Missouri — The World’s No. 3 ranked racquetball player added another professional tournament title to his trophy case last weekend. HEAD Penn’s Rocky Carson won the International Racquetball Tour’s (IRT) “Party with the Pros” event in Missouri on... (Full story …)

October 23, 2014

Ashaway sponsors Swain

Swain also to string new racquet line with Ashaway strings (Full story …)

September 29, 2014

Head Penn players dominate pro racquetball

Huixquilucan, Mexico — HEAD Penn players made up three of the four finalists in the events on the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) and the International Racquetball Tour (IRT) last weekend. At the Abiertos Mexicano de Raquetas event in Mexico,... (Full story …)

July 15, 2014

Carson continues impressive year

Huntington Beach, California — With a pair of national championships and a world championship already under his belt, Rocky Carson added to his impressive 2014 year with win in the Men’s Singles Division at the World Outdoor Racquetball (WOR) Championships... (Full story …)

July 3, 2014

Ashaway to sponsor U.S. Junior team

Team Members To Receive Reels Of Popular Ashaway Racquetball Strings (Full story …)

July 1, 2014

Ektelon brings new innovation to racquetball

Official Racquet of USAR, Ektelon, announces the launch of a new racquet line featuring TeXtreme technology (Full story …)

June 23, 2014

HEAD Penn is golden with graphene

Burlington, Ontario, Canada — The world’s best racquetball players converged outside Toronto last week for the 2014 International Racquetball Federation’s (IRF) World Racquetball Championships and when the medals were awarded, players from HEAD Penn swept the podium. Just a few... (Full story …)

April 28, 2014

Longoria continues her perfect season

San Antonio — The Battle of the Alamo tournament was the 11th stop on the 2013-2014 Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) and for the 11th time this season HEAD Penn’s Paola Longoria came away as the winner. Her win in... (Full story …)

April 26, 2014

Vargas wins Pan American RB Championships

Santa Cruz, Bolivia — HEAD Penn’s Maria Jose Vargas became the first female player from Bolivia to win the Pan American Racquetball Championships while playing on the courts in her home town and country last weekend. The title is the... (Full story …)

April 1, 2014

Longoria extends tournament wins to 32

Reseda, California — Another tournament on the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) and another title for HEAD Penn’s Paola Longoria! Her win at the California event extends her record breaking consecutive tournament winning streak to 32. Longoria last lost in... (Full story …)

March 25, 2014

Longoria continues win streak

Junior Player Jordan Cooperrider Making Waves As Well (Full story …)

February 18, 2014

Carson wins National Doubles Championship

Tempe, Arizona — HEAD Penn’s Rocky Carson added to his ever growing trophy case over the weekend in the Arizona desert by capturing the United States National Championship in the National Team Qualifying Division. The title is Carson’s eighth career... (Full story …)

February 11, 2014

Longoria captures titles

Tijuana, Mexico — HEAD Penn’s Paola Longoria doubled up over the weekend when she captured the Mexican National Championships in both Women’s Singles and Women’s Doubles. With the victories, Longoria earns an automatic appointment to the Mexican National Racquetball Team... (Full story …)

January 29, 2014

2014 begins with another win for Longoria

Cincinnati, Ohio — HEAD Penn’s Paola Longoria started the 2014 year right where she left off in 2013. She continued her record breaking win streak on the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) this past weekend at the Tour for Hope... (Full story …)

December 16, 2013

Paola maintains her lead in hometown

Monterrey, Mexico — HEAD Penn’s Paola Longoria continued her complete domination of the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) this weekend by winning her second Grand Slam event of the season at the tour’s stop in Mexico. In addition to winning... (Full story …)

December 10, 2013

Ashaway introduces new PowerKill

New PowerKill 17 and PowerKill Pro "morph" from recent PFT™ R&D advances in UltraKill® 16 -- Line includes surface element of Zyex® filaments to increase durability and tension maintenance, and optimize power (Full story …)

October 9, 2013

HEAD Penn players make it far in US Open

Longoria continues winning streak and Carson makes it to the finals. (Full story …)

September 30, 2013

Ashaway's new and improved UltraKill 16

Utilizes revolutionary Power Filament Technology™ design for maximum durability, superior power, and improved tension control. Designed for top level players who need durability but do not want to sacrifice power or ball control (Full story …)

September 25, 2013

HEAD Penn dominates on the Vegas Strip

Rocky Carson, Cliff Swain & Jackie Paraiso win titles at the Wallball World Championships (Full story …)

July 9, 2013

HEAD Penn players haul in the medals

HEAD Penn’s future of racquetball wins an impressive 12 medals! (Full story …)

June 18, 2013

Dunlop enters racquetball market

Playing Legend Sudsy Monchik Named Category Manager (Full story …)

June 13, 2013

Ashaway continues as Official String of USA Racquetball

Contract extension continues promotion and support for growth of exciting sport (Full story …)

May 1, 2013

Ganim wins national title

LAS VEGAS — HEAD Penn’s Doug Ganim shocked the Classic Professional Racquetball Tour (CPRT) by upsetting the No. 1 ranked player on tour and defending champion. Ganim knocked off the top ranked player in the event’s quarterfinals and then went... (Full story …)

April 14, 2013

Longoria Sets Streak Record

LOS ANGELES — Another event on the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) and another tournament victory for HEAD Penn’s Paola Longoria. The San Luis Potosi, Mexico native cruised through her four matches at the Southern California tournament only dropping a... (Full story …)

October 18, 2012

US Open Racquetball Championship

Minneapolis — HEAD Penn’s Paola Longoria, world’s No. 1 ranked female racquetball player, continued her dominance on the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) in winning her third United Healthcare US OPEN Racquetball Championship. The US OPEN is the racquetball’s premier... (Full story …)

August 15, 2012

HEAD Penn signs Montalbano

Phoenix — HEAD Penn Racquet Sports announced today the signing of a long-term sponsorship contract with Nick Montalbano, an up and coming star on the men’s professional racquetball circuit. Nick is a New York native currently attending college at Colorado... (Full story …)

August 13, 2012

HEAD Penn dominates racquetball championships

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic — HEAD Penn’s Paola Longoria and Rocky Carson both have earned the title “World Champion” by winning the Women’s & Men’s Singles Titles, respectively at the International Racquetball Federation’s 2012 World Championships. In addition, Longoria teamed... (Full story …)

May 31, 2012

Longoria Finishes a Perfect Season

Fullerton, Calif. — HEAD Penn’s Paola Longoria, the world’s Number 1 ranked female racquetball player, completed the “Perfect Season” by winning the Women’s Professional Racquetball Organization’s (WPRO) final event of the season this past weekend in Southern California. With her... (Full story …)

April 11, 2012

UltraKill Offers Power, Durability, and Feel

Engineered Multifilament or Multi-stranded Monofilament Zyex® cores customize performance. Choice of 16, 17, or 18 gauge optimizes balance of durability and control. Space-age Zyex polymer filaments maintain tension for longer string life. (Full story …)

March 7, 2012

Lexi York Makes Racquetball History

York becomes the first freshman to win the Girls’ Singles Title (Full story …)

February 14, 2012

HEAD Penn Dominates Doubles Championships

Five of the eight players in the USA National Men’s Quarterfinals are Team HEAD Penn members (Full story …)

February 7, 2012

Croft Captures First Top Level Pro Tournament

Croft earns his first IRT Tier One Tournament with a win over Rocky Carson in Salt Lake City (Full story …)

November 8, 2011

HEAD Penn Dominates Pan American Games

Rocky Carson, Samantha Salas and Shane Vanderson all earn medals (Full story …)

October 6, 2011

Racquetball players descend on Minneapolis

World's best arriving for the US Open Championships, October 5- 9 (Full story …)

August 17, 2011

Croft to work for RB Warehouse

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA — Racquetball Warehouse, official retailer of USA Racquetball and the International Racquetball Tour, has announced the hiring of top ranked professional player, Ben Croft. Croft will join the team as Business Manager with additional responsibilities as... (Full story …)

August 12, 2011

Ashaway sponsors Paraiso

Hall of Fame Player and many-time World Doubles Champion switches to Ashaway UltraKill® 18 (Full story …)

July 25, 2011

Huczek Signs on as Advisor for Ashaway

Retired Racquetball Superstar to help direct UltraKill evolution -- Pushes hybrid stringing as way for players to fine tune their games (Full story …)

Ashaway Introduces UltraKill 16

Multi-stranded Zyex Monofilament Core increases power and resilience -- Maintains tension throughout string life for consistent performance -- Tough 16 gauge maximizes durability for chronic string breakers (Full story …)

July 12, 2011

WPRO Names Rock as New Commissioner

Maryland, USA — The Women’s Professional Racquetball Tour today announced that it has wrapped up its search for a new commissioner, and named Gigi Rock to replace outgoing Shannon Feaster in the tour’s top administrative post. Known for her boldness,... (Full story …)

July 2, 2011

Ashaway Unveils New Website now offers a new look and feel, enhanced navigation, more product information, and stringing advice (Full story …)

May 27, 2011

Jack Huczek retires from racquetball

The sport’s most decorated player moves on to dominate the telecommunications industry (Full story …)

May 6, 2011

New book: ‘Championship Racquetball’

Legendary racquetball coach and HEAD Penn Racquet Sports’ National Promotions Coordinator Fran Davis has added another element to her powerful teaching program. In partnership with the sports industry’s top publisher Human Kinetics, Fran’s book ‘Championship Racquetball’ is a comprehensive guide... (Full story …)

April 25, 2011

HEAD Penn Racquetball Team Fills the Podium

At the 2011 Intercollegiate Nationals. (Full story …)

March 5, 2011

Valuable lessons offered by racquetball book

Hall of famer and top-ranked player cover drills, skills, and tactics of the game (Full story …)

February 24, 2011

Ashaway Again the Official String of USAR

Only US manufacturer of racquet strings continues support of US National Governing Body (Full story …)

February 1, 2011

Williams Announces Retirement

[CHICAGO] — Top ranked racquetball pro Mitch Williams has announced his retirement from professional racquetball. Mitch was clearly having the best year of his professional career when he suffered a devastating shoulder injury in the quarterfinals at the US Open... (Full story …)

November 30, 2010

Knoth Wins Junior World Championship

Phoenix, AZ — Already having one of the most impressive junior racquetball resumes in history, Taylor Knoth finished his junior career with another World Championship. Knoth survived an 11-10 tiebreaker match in the quarterfinals to capture the Boy’s 18 &... (Full story …)

September 22, 2010

Ashaway Introduces UltraKill 18

Thinner 18 gauge construction enhances power and playability. Zyex® multifilament core maintains tension for longer playing life. (Full story …)

September 9, 2010

HEAD Penn Racquet Sports Signs Croft

PHOENIX, AZ — HEAD Penn Racquet Sports announced today that they have signed Ben Croft to the HEAD Penn Racquetball Team. Croft, who finished the 2009-2010 IRT season at #6, has signed a contract to exclusively use equipment from HEAD... (Full story …)

August 21, 2010

HEAD Penn Players Dominate Racquetball Championships

Rocky Carson Wins His Second World Singles Championship (Full story …)

August 2, 2010

HEAD Penn Signs Rocky Carson

The World Champion Joins a Powerhouse Racquetball Team (Full story …)

July 1, 2010

Travis Mettenbrink Joins Prince/Ektelon

Bordentown, NJ - Prince has added Travis Mettenbrink to its team as the newest Indoor Sales Representative. Mettenbrink, will become the second dedicated Indoor Court Sales Representative for Ektelon Racquetball and Prince Squash, joining Mike Orr who was appointed as... (Full story …)

June 22, 2010

Tecnifibre becomes Official IRT String

Tecnifibre has been named the Official String of the International Racquetball Tour effective immediately. “Tecnifibre, garnering multiple number 1 ratings for performance and comfort as a synthetic string by the United States Racquet Stringers Association, with partners such as ATP,... (Full story …)

May 24, 2010

Fran Davis among Top Racquetball Women

Phoenix, AZ — USA Racquetball’s Winter Issue of “Racquetball” Magazine was devoted to the women of the sport, honoring 11 of racquetball’s most influential women in 2009. Among those named was Fran Davis, HEAD Penn Racquet Sports National Promotions Coordinator.... (Full story …)

March 19, 2010

Ashaway Introduces UltraKill 17 RB String

Zyex® multifilament core maximizes power and durability, maintains tension throughout string life (Full story …)

May 28, 2009

Team HEAD’s Jack Huczek Wins National Racquetball Singles Title

Houston, Texas - Jack Huczek captured his third USA Racquetball Men’s Singles National Championship on Sunday at the 2009 USA Racquetball National Singles Championships at the Downtown Houston YMCA. Huczek is a member of HEAD’s Pro Staff and the win... (Full story …)

May 27, 2009

Ektelon Discovers a New Source of Energy with Launch of EXO3 Racquet Line

Patented Energy Bridge™ and Energy Channel Constructions Deliver More Energy and Comfort in Every Shot (Full story …)

April 28, 2009

Team HEAD’s Kristen Bellows Wins First Pro Tournament

Stockton, Calif. — Kristen Bellows, a member of HEAD’s national playing team, won the Women’s Professional Racquetball Organization (WPRO) World Championships. After a decorated junior and amateur playing career, the victory is Bellow’s first professional tournament championship. Bellows (Salt Lake... (Full story …)

December 3, 2008

Ashaway Extends String and Shoe Sponsorship Deal with Jack Huczek

-- Legendary player to also assist with product development and marketing (Full story …)

September 10, 2008

Legendary Cliff Swain Returns to HEAD Penn Racquet Sports

Phoenix, AZ -- HEAD Penn Racquet Sports is proud to announce the return of one of racquetball’s all time great players to its family of playing professionals. Six-time Men’s Professional World Champion Cliff Swain (Boston, Mass.) has signed a long... (Full story …)

Junior Racquetball Champion Sharon Jackson Signs Contract with HEAD Penn Racquet Sports

Phoenix, AZ - September 2008 - HEAD Penn Racquet Sports is proud to announce the signing of Sharon Jackson to a long term contract to exclusively use equipment from HEAD. Jackson (Shelbyville, Indiana) is the reigning USA Racquetball 18 &... (Full story …)

August 18, 2008

Williams dominates the 2008 World Racquetball Championships

CHICAGO — The 14th International Racquetball Federation (IRF) 2008 World Championships concluded as nearly 200 players representing 30 countries competed for coveted gold medals in singles and doubles as well as points for team/country awards. The event was held August... (Full story …)

April 24, 2008

Ektelon Introduces New Ultimate Racquet

New Speedport Technology and Power Plug System Raises Bar High on Player Options (Full story …)

March 4, 2008

Team HEAD’s Jack Huczek Wins Fifth Consecutive Tournament

SAN DIEGO — Jack Huczek, a member of HEAD’s elite racquetball team of National Pro Staff, won the International Racquetball Tour’s (IRT) San Diego Open on Sunday at the American Athletic Club. Huczek (Rochester Hills, Mich.) defeated Rocky Carson (Ladera... (Full story …)

February 26, 2008

Team HEAD’s Jack Huczek Wins IRT Stop in Seattle

SEATTLE — Jack Huczek, a member of HEAD’s elite racquetball team of National Pro Staff, won the International Racquetball Tour’s (IRT) Seattle Open on Sunday. Huczek (Rochester Hills, Mich.) defeated Jason Mannino (San Diego, Calif.) in the five-game championship final... (Full story …)

February 19, 2008

Team HEAD’s Ruiz and Huczek Win USA Racquetball National Doubles Titles

Tempe, Ariz. -– Aimee Ruiz and Jack Huczek separately captured National Titles on Sunday at the 2008 USA Racquetball National Doubles Championships at the Arizona State University Recreation Center. Both Ruiz and Huczek are members of HEAD’s Pro Staff and... (Full story …)

February 8, 2008

New Racquetball Tournament Software

New racquetball tournament software is offered called QuickTourney. Download a demo free of charge at It is a great tool for running small to medium size tournaments.... (Full story …)

December 19, 2007

New Line of Ashaway Racquetball Shoes to Bear Huczek Signature

Ashaway, RI — A new line of racquetball shoes from Ashaway will bear the signature of world champion Jack Huczek, it was announced today. The new Ashaway line of AMPS™ (Anatomic Multi-Performance System) footwear is anatomically molded to the natural... (Full story …)

June 26, 2007

Penn Introduces its Fastest Racquetball Ever!

Phoenix – Arizona – June 2007 –The Penn Ballistic is specially designed for outdoor racquetball. The Ballistic boasts increased durability, maximum visibility, and Penn’s legendary true bounce on every shot. The Penn Ballistic is also great for indoor play. Experience... (Full story …)

June 7, 2007

Ektelon Unveils Three New O3 Racquets

O3 Copper, O3 White and O3 RG Offer Revolutionary Customization Options (Full story …)

June 6, 2007

Penn introduces New Racquet Ball

June 2007 — Penn introduces its fastest racquet ball ever! The Penn Ballistic is specially designed for outdoor racquetball. The Ballistic boasts increased durability, maximum visibility, and Penn’s legendary true bounce on every shot. Also great for indoor play. Experience... (Full story …)


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