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Events Sun May 03 2009

Racquetballers to Model Sweatband Fashion, Play Racquetball

This week Navy Pier is playing host to five full days of professional racquetball as the International Racquetball Tour stages its annual Pro National Tournament from Tuesday, May 5 through Saturday, May 9th.

Whether free professional racquetball is worth wading through the tourist throngs at the Pier is debatable. The draws include the fact that play takes place in a clear Lucite box, the players are among the best in the world and racquetball seems to be the only sport in which every player wears throwback headbands.

Also, included in the tournament is Chicagoan - and Lane Tech student - Geoff Goldblatt. He has clawed his way into the top two-hundred players in the country.

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