Racquetball Courts

The foundation of Prairie Athletic Club is Racquetball. We have been hitting the courts for over 40 years! Enjoy our leagues, lessons and special events year round!

Prairie Athletic Club (PAC) is proud to team with the International Racquetball Tour (IRT) to bring some of the finest racquetball players in the world to Sun Prairie. Rocky Carson won the 19th Annual Lou Bradley Memorial Pro-Am, held February 3-5, 2017, defeating Jose Rojas in three games in the final. About 200 people packed the viewing areas above court 7 and in the Lost Court to watch the match as it was truly another memorable tournament. Nearly 140 players participated in The Lou, raising nearly $700 for the Lou Bradley Scholarship Fund. The 20th Annual Lou Bradley Memorial Pro-Am will be February 2-4. Be sure to sign up early for this tourney as it will very likely fill as the 2017 tourney did.

Bradley was one of the true ambassadors of the sport of racquetball before passing in 1998. The Lou Bradley Sportsmanship Award is given out at the Wisconsin State Singles Tournament every spring to the player who most exemplifies the same passion for the game and ability to enjoy it that Lou did. With $5 donated from every entry and other fund-raisers such as a golf tournament, more than $50,000 has been raised for the Lou Bradley Scholarship fund over the years.

Thanks to sponsors Phil Sussek and Bruce Thompson - The Lou draws some of the top players in the world and nearly all of the best players in the Midwest, but that’s not what The Lou is all about. The tourney honors Bradley, who loved the game and loved to celebrate it.

Thank you for your interest and please contact Paul Krueger at the PAC (608-837-4646) or by e-mail at p.krueger@prairieathletic.com for more information on the Lou Bradley Memorial Pro-Am or anything else racquetball at the PAC.

Racquetball Tournaments

January 12-14, Club Singles
February 2-4, The Lou

Sign up for 1-day tournaments through Paul by email or phone; sign up for the weekend tournaments on the PAC website. Please contact Paul to get on his email distribution list with news of upcoming tourneys and events throughout Wisconsin and the Midwest. Our Halloween, T-giving and New Year's Eve 1-day tourneys are always very popular - get on the email list to find out about other tourneys as well.

The 2017 Summer Open was held in August with Minnesota's John Goth defeating Iowa's Brad Hansen in the final, depriving Hansen of a fourth straight Summer Open crown.

Greg Beatty and Jay Wollenberg defeated Kyle Veenstra and Troy Rens to win the 2017 Mens Open State Doubles Title at the PAC. It was their fourth state crown and second in a row. Kyle Hermans and Kelly Gremley won their first Mixed Open title, defeating defending champs Paul Krueger and Jesi Haak.

Alex Korenic and Dan Thompson teamed to win the 2016 Club Doubles Mens Open title in December, defeating Tracy Chynoweth and Jamin Godwin in a great final. Krueger and Jesi Haak won their fifth Mixed Open title, defeating Adam and Niki Reierson in another great match in the final.

In January, Chynoweth beat Krueger for the 2017 Club Singles Mens Open crown, his sixth straight title and eighth overall. Haak won her fourth straight Womens Open title, defeating Jess Krueger.

Sign up on our website or at the front desk or contact Paul Krueger at 608-837-4646 or p.krueger@prairieathletic.com for further information on PAC tournaments.

Chynoweth also won the 2013 Wisconsin State Singles Mens Open championship, defeating Dan Hodges for the crown and joining Andy Thompson as state singles champs from the PAC!

Racquetball Leagues

Racquetball is a social sport here at the PAC. With more than 350 active racquetball players, we have strong leagues and great tournaments with signups at the front desk. Levels of play in racquetball start at D and move up to C, B, A, Open and Professional. “D” leagues are for beginners, while C, B and A are the next steps up. It is strongly recommended that you win a league before moving up to the next level of play. Open players are some of the top players at the club level and professional players make money playing racquetball.

We also offer youth racquetball instruction on Thursday afternoons from 4-4:30 throughout the year with signup online and youth leagues on Friday afternoons with signup available at the front desk. Our fall leagues start after Labor Day and run continuously until late in the summer. League fees are $15. Sign up for fall leagues below on this page; league signup through the rest of the racquetball season is done at the front desk or through Paul Krueger. League sessions are anywhere from seven to 13 weeks, depending on the number of players in the league.

If you would like to sign up for a program or if you have questions about PAC leagues, please contact Paul Krueger at p.krueger@prairieathletic.com or call Paul at 608-834-2630.

Youth Racquetball Instruction

Ages: 8-13 Years Old
Gold Member Price: $50.00 | Red / Emerald Member Price: $60.00
Non-Member Price: N/A

This racquetball class includes daily instruction and games - when kids have grasped the basic rules. PAC pro Paul Krueger teaches this class. Racquetball is an outstanding way for kids to get a work out while developing eye-hand coordination and movement skills - all while having a great time!

Racquetball Lessons

Meets | 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Wed
Member Fee: $0.00
Available for members only

Have you ever thought about giving racquetball a try? Now is the time! Prairie Athletic Club is offering free beginner lessons on Wednesday nights. The next session three week session will be offered March 21, 28 and April 11.

At the completion of a session, the student (if ready) can sign up for the next available racquetball league. Upon first league registration the student will receive a free starter kit (racquet, goggles and ball) valued at $40 or $30 off the purchase of a new racquet. Upon completion of first league, student will also receive a free entry into Club Singles, Club Doubles or a 1 day racquetball tournament.

Prairie Athletic Club's racquetball program is proud to partner with the Wisconsin Racquetball Association, the International Racquetball Tour and HEAD/Penn.

Thank You Racquetball Sponsors