Best Pro Racquetball Players

List of the ten all time greatest to have on the Pro Racquetball Tour. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

1
Kane 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.
Games are faster and credit should be given to his current compettion as to their skills.
[Newest]Kane is actually the best all time player ever he is so cool I actually look up to him

2Marty 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
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.
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.
[Newest]Never saw him play, but he dominated the sport as an 18 year old. Revolutionized the game with his power style.

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 has the most diverse game of all players.
The most wins... I think that says it all

4Sudsy Monchik
#1 Player in the World 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001. Four time US Open Champion. Hardest hitting player of all time.
Dominant when he played
He is from Shaolin

5Mike Yellen
#1 Ranked Player 1983-87. Won Ektelon, Catalina and DP Nationals in 1983. Won DP Nationals in1984.

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.

7Dave 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.

8Ruben 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!

9Jason Mannino
#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.

10Mike 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.

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Updated Monday, October 20, 2014


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