Best Pro Racquetball Players

List of the ten all time greatest to have on the Pro Racquetball Tour.

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1Marty Hogan

This is a very easy decision. His longevity, and current physical condition, even today is amazing! He looks like he did 30 years ago. Plays almost as well, with hardly any drop off. I am 52 years old nw. When I think of racquetball, I see Marty Hogan in my head. I see other players in the spotlight for short periods of time over the past 30 years. But the vision of Marty is head and shoulders above all others. Turns out he is a heck of a nice guy as well. Very humble, and helps out others on a daily basis. His total balance on and off the court make everyone else a distant second on the list

Greatest player to play in greatest era of the sport. the Babe Roth of Racquetball. #1 Ranked Player in the World 1977, 78, 79, 80, 81, 89. Had a winning record against every rival. Undefeated for over a year September of 1978 to December 1979 indoors, outdoors, singles, doubles and paddleball.

I select Marty because he had the most influence on the sport. I was able to meet and play him at Lowry AFB, Co. He played a few of us there, the top two women and the top two men and of course he promoted his racquet. He let us all win, how great for our egos. I also saw him play in LA. Kane is great but not the same influence on the game. Special note for Ruben, meet him in Orlando and he is a great inspiration for the game. Go Ruben.

So consistent for so many years. He elevated the sport of racquetball to new levels!

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2Kane Walselenchuk

Two undefeated seasons. Six US Open Championships. Never tested by great competition as Hogan was but dominated everyone in his path.

The best ever-no one is even close to how good this guy is.

Kane is actually the best all time player ever he is so cool I actually look up to him

Undefeated in over 150 matches

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3Cliff Swain

Won more professional racquetball matches and tournaments than any player in history at or near the top of the sport from 1985-2005. #1 Ranked Player 1990, 93, 94, 95, 98, 02. Best serve of all time.

He dominated when the sport was at its peak. The draws that Kane goes through are nothing like the one's when Cliff was playing

Nicest guy you could ever meet and a helluva racquetball player.

Cliff would destroy Hogan and should be at number 2.

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4Sudsy Monchik

#1 Player in the World 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001. Four time US Open Champion. Hardest hitting player of all time.

Absolutely dominant during his prime...Mike Tyson like. He stepped on the court and it was over before it began

Sudsy is the best RH player of time Greatest BH, clocked 170 mph.
Probably quickest & Fastest player most power of Era, Could dunk a basketball at 5' 10".
When his game was on he completely dominanted his main rival Cliff Swain.

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5Mike Yellen
6Charlie Brumfield

#1 Player in the World from 1972-1976. Five time National Singles Champion. Won multiple national titles indoors, outdoors and in paddleball. Won twenty consecutive tournaments.

Most strategic player of all time. Dominated indoors and outdoors, singles and doubles!

7Mike Ray

#1 Ranked Player in the World 1992. Winner of Pro Nationals 1989, 1992 & 1993. One of the top players in the world 1984 - 1998.

8Dave Peck

#1 Ranked Player in the World in 1982. Won Ektelon Nationals in 1980. Won Ektelon and Catalina Nationals in 1982. 1979 Pro racquetball Rookie of the year. Stopped Hogan's streak of five consecutive #1 rankings in 1982.

9Ruben Gonzalez

#1 Ranked Player in the World in 1988. Winner of 1988 Pro Nationals. 1983 Pro Racquetball Rookie of the Year. One of the top players in the world 1982 to present.

Ruben is a very dedicated player, I had the pleasure of meeting him once at a tournament, he took the time to talk to me about racquetball questions that I had!

10Jason Mannino

Played and beat most of the best players if all tine. Top five in my opinion.

Quickest player I ever seen on the court.

#1 Player in the World in 2003. Winner of 1999 US Open. Winner of 2001 IRT Pro Nationals. Winner 2006 US Open. One of the top players in the world 1996-2010.

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