Ektelon is pleased to announce that Alex Ackermann, based out of Grapevine, TX has signed a two-year agreement to continue playing and using Ektelon’s entire line of products as he plays on the men’s professional International Racquetball Tour (IRT).
Alex has been playing with Ektelon for the last five years and has risen up the ranks on the Men’s International Racquetball Tour (IRT) where he is currently sitting at the #19 spot while playing the tour only part time. Alex has had his best showing this season while having made quarterfinal appearances at the US Open in October and the New Jersey Open last December. “I am extremely happy to be able to continue my racquetball career with Ektelon. Their support of me throughout my career has been incredible.” Just last month Alex also won the Men’s Pro Singles and Men’s Open Doubles for the 2nd year in a row at the ever-popular IRT Satellite event the Longhorn Open in Austin, Texas. This year Alex claimed the doubles victory with his older brother Adam, a fellow Team Ektelon player as well.
One of Alex’s biggest accomplishments to date was winning the USA Racquetball Team Qualifying Division at the 2011 Ektelon Nationals. This gold medal earned Alex a one-year appointment to the US National Team where he competed that same year at the Pan Am Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, where the men’s team took home the Silver Medal. “Alex is one of the players where everyone is checking out where he falls in the draw. None of the top pros want to face Alex early on as they know he has the capabilities to take any of them out at any time.” says Ektelon Vice President, Scott Winters.
“I love to play this sport and represent this brand. The way Ektelon takes care of its athletes is incredible and I feel very fortunate to be a part of the team, I look forward to continuing playing with Ektelon for many years to come.” says Ackermann. Look for Alex to be playing as many stops as possible while taking on a full-time job as a Staff Accountant at Myan Management based out of Southlake Texas. He’ll also be busy preparing for April 2014 nuptials to fellow LPRT pro Krystal Csuk.
Based in Bordentown, New Jersey, Ektelon is a division of Prince Americas, LLC. Ektelon has enjoyed the longest, most successful reign of dominance in the sport of racquetball. Ektelon’s heritage includes some of the top players in the sport’s history including former No. 1 players Mike Yellen, Dave Peck, Ruben Gonzalez and Rhonda Rajsich. In addition, Ektelon has introduced more revolutionary technologies and programs to the sport than any other company. Ektelon innovations include oversized racquetball racquets, the Racquet Taper System (RTS), Power Ring® racquets and Total Racquet Customization, VisionGrip and EXO3 among others. For more information please contact us at 800-283-2635 or log onto our website at www.ektelon.com.