HEAD/Penn Racquet Sports is proud to announce the resigning of Shane Vanderson, a top men’s professional racquetball player. Vanderson (Fort Myers, Fla.) is currently ranked fifth on the International Racquetball Tour (IRT) and has signed a three year renewal contract to exclusively use equipment from HEAD.
“I have been a proud member of the Team HEAD since my days as a junior player,” said Vanderson. “I’m honored to continue my relationship with HEAD/Penn as I aim to reach the next level of my professional career.”
Vanderson began playing racquetball at the age of three and it wasn’t soon after that he was winning National Championships. At the age of eight he captured his first of six USA Racquetball (USAR) National Junior Age Division championships. In 2001 while a student at Baldwin Wallace College, Vanderson won the USAR Intercollegiate Men’s Singles Championship. After college Shane made his immediate presence known on the IRT Tour by winning the 2003-2004 Rookie of the Year award. At the US OPEN - racquetball’s top annual professional event – Vanderson has reached the semi-finals three times (2003, 2006 & 2007).
“Shane Vanderson has been one of professional racquetball’s most popular players since he joined the IRT Tour,” said Doug Ganim, HEAD/Penn Indoor Promotions Manager. “We are thrilled to have Shane remain in the HEAD/Penn family and look forward to seeing his devastating backhand on the court and his great passion for the sport off the court for many years to come.”