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The Athletic Club

of Overland Park
23 Jul 2015

Kansas City Racquetball

The Athletic Club is the place to go for Kansas City racquetball! The Athletic Club features an impressive 15 racquetball/handball courts between our two facilities. Some of the most exciting racquetball tournaments are hosted here! Athletic Club of Overland Park offers a Kansas City racquetball league with a variety of options.

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Racquetball was created by Joseph Sobek in the mid-twentieth century. Sobek became bored of the usual indoor sports and decided to create something different. He begun playing handball using paddles. He continued to play in this fashion but adapted new rules from those of squash and handball. Then, Joseph created his own racket, which was similar to the tennis racket but shorter strung. The next issue Joseph had to address was the ball. He was getting complaints about the ball’s capabilities. He knew he needed to find something that was stronger and with more bounce. Luckily, he found a rubber ball from Spalding that worked like a charm! Sobek worked to promote his new sport and it continued to gain momentum as time passed.

Not only do we offer racquetball leagues, we also offer lessons and clinics for all ages and skill sets to learn and grow in the sport. We host many different racquetball tournaments on a local, national, and international level. There is always something exciting happening with Kansas City Racquetball at the Athletic Club! Come check out what all the fuss is about!