HEAD Penn’s Rocky Carson, the World’s No. 2 ranked racquetball player, has found a new home court advantage on the courts of the Davidson Athletic Club in Michigan. For the second year in a row Rocky won the Red Swain Shootout event on the International Racquetball Tour (IRT). The tournament victory was Carson’s first of the 2015-2016 season. He conquered the final in three games straight over Jose Rojas, 11-2, 11-2, 11-8.
In front of her hometown fans, Paola Longoia, the No. 1 ranked player in the world, won her third Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) event of the year. Heralded as one of Mexico’s top female athletes, the annual Paola Longoria Experience tournament is held in honor of Longoria’s dominance in racquetball over the last half decade. Jesús Marcelo de los Santos, the governor of San Luis Potosi, was at the tournament to watch Paola win both the Professional Singles and Professional Doubles events over the weekend.
Many may know that Ektelon recently introduced a series of new Longbody racquetball racquets that are longer in length and are in violation of the Official Rules of Racquetball as published by USA Racquetball.
Held every four years, the Pan Am Games are the pinnacle event for the world’s top racquetball players to represent their country on the international stage. HEAD Penn sponsored athletes, Paola Longoria and Rocky Carson, both captured gold medals in their brackets.
Huntington Beach, California – July 13, 2015
Cali, Colombia – August 30, 2015