About Us


...to the webpage of the University of Connecticut Club Racquetball Team. Our tournament-level practices (advanced) are on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 7:00 - 9:00 PM. All practices are held in the Student Recreational Facility of the Storrs campus.

Our team competes in the Eastern Collegiate Racquetball Conference, which hosts four regular season tournaments each academic year and one additional regional tournament at the end of the season. In addition, the team participates in non-collegiate tournaments where players of all ages and skill levels compete.

We are always looking for new players of all skill levels in the UConn community to join us. We are currently an upper-classman dominated club, so under-classmen are encouraged to join. In addition, we are hoping to expand our women's team as well. Feel free to come to the tournament practices Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday practices, and if you have any questions or concerns, click the Contact link above to get in touch with the club officers.

See you on the courts!

The 2011/12 Season Officer Board:

President - John Beninato
Vice President -
Chief Financial Officer - Kirstin Ferreira
Secretary - Kevin Tewksbury
Risk Manager -
Council Representative - Kevin Tewksbury
Coach - Russell Palazzo/Joe Palazzo
Men's Captain - John Beninato
Women's Captain - Kierstan Lurcott


  • 1/30/2011: Congratulations to the 2010-2011 UConn Club Racquetball Team for their outstanding performance in Eastern Collegiate Racquetball Conference. Standings at the end of the season are:
    • Combined Team Standing: 3rd Place, after Penn State and United States Military Academy 
    • Men's Team Standing: 2nd Place, after Penn State
    • Women's Team Standing: 5th Place, after US Military Academy, Penn State, US Coast Guard Academy, and Clarkson
  • 10/11/2010: Congratulations to everyone who participated in ECRC Meet #1 in Bethlehem, PA last week. UConn had a great start to the season, finishing in 2nd place out of 18 men's teams and 3rd place in combined mens and womens scoring. Below are the noteworthy results:
    • Will Alvarez - 2nd Place, Division 1 Gold Singles
    • Matt Jenings - 3rd Place, Division 1 Gold Singles
    • Prasant Venimadhavan - 1st Place, Division 2 Gold Singles
    • Matt Jenings/Bryan Sandy - 1st Place, Division 2 Gold Doubles
    • Will Alvarez/Dan Matosian - 3rd Place, Division 1 Gold Doubles
    • Jonathan Bailey/Prasant Venimadhavan - 2nd Place, Division 3 Gold Doubles
    • John Beninato - 3rd Place, Division 4 Gold Singles
    • John Beninato/Greg Gambill - 3rd Place, Division 4 Gold Doubles

  • 8/30/10: Welcome back everyone! Our team is looking promising this year and we're hoping for a strong season. The practice schedule has been posted. In preparation for ECRC Meet #1 on the weekend of October 1, we will be practicing 4 days a week, Monday-Thursday. The ladder tournament this year to decide men's & women's team rankings will be open to returning players from last year and will begin on Wednesday, September 1. The ladder tournament schedule will be posted shortly, so check back for more details.