The Racquetball Association of Ireland held its Annual General Meeting recently in the Mullingar Park Hotel. The committee for the coming season is as follows - President Jimmy Gannon; Vice President Michael Haverty; Secretary Gary Lynch; Treasurer Shane Laverty, Womens Officer Eithne Skehan; Junior Officer Christy Slattery; Development Officer Frank Quinn; Chidrens Office Olicer Moran, Assistant Secretary Adam Neary; Drugs Liasion Officer John Comerford. The Tournament Secretay position remains vacant.
The first event on the European Racquetball Tour is the Hamburg Open on October 29-31,
Venue: Sport Department Barsbütteler Straße 43 22043 Hamburg
Entry Fee: 30 Euros incl. shirt, 20 Euros for Juniors
Divisions: Mens Open/A Mens B, Mens D/Novice Ladies Open/A Doubles Open Seniors 35+ Veterans 50+ Juniors 17U
Starting Times: Friday at 7.00 pm Saturday and Sunday at 09.00 am
Official Ball: Ektelon Classic black
Entry Deadline: Wednesday, 27th October, 5.00 om
Link Hamburg Open
Grants for competing in ERT Events
Grants of up to €100 are now available to assist players with the cost of traveling to overseas competitions on the European Racquetball Tour. The number of grants is limited and will be awarded based on the following conditions on a first come first served basis.Players must be affiliated to the RAI or a member of an affiliated club. The event must be a non Ireland ERT event. Players should apply in writing (post or email) to Gary Lynch or Jimmy Gannon prior to booking their travel. Grants will only be paid after the event on confirmation that the player competed. All grades of player may apply. The decision to award a grant and the amount of any grant are at the sole discretion of the RAI.