Photos – Historical “I believe this picture is of the actual meeting that officially changed the name Paddle Rackets to Racquetball. Robert Kendler, who chaired the meeting, is sitting to the left of the podium. Speaking is Dewitt Shy from Memphis, who was very instrumental in the development of Racquetball in its early years. This meeting took place in 1969 during the St. Louis Nationals.”-Randy Stafford Charlie Brumfield being interviewed by Chuck Leve. Notice the old fashioned camera. This was recently donated by the daughter of Joe Sobek to the USRA. In the frame is the original paddle racket that Sobek used along with one of the first Sobek balls. Steve Serot and Bill Schmidtke receive awards from Bruce Hendin at the St. Louis Nationals. Bruce was one of the early great racquetball supporters. 1973 St. Louis Racquetball supporters and players. Top row from left: Steve Serot, Dan Hilecher, Mill Harris, Oscar Klayman, Steve Funk, Chuck Leve, and Bruce Hendin. Bottom row from left: Sam Goldman, Ann Hilecher, Joan Zuckerman, Sheila Siegal, Marsha Funk, Chris Akerman, and Lou Meyers.