Dr. Bud Muehleisen

dr budAs the sport started to become organized, Dr. Bud was appointed to the International Racquetball Association (IRA) Executive Committee and served as its Rules & Products Commissioner for seven years. During that time he wrote the rules for the game, as well as consulted with the many manufacturers who were developing the first racquets and balls. He was also instrumental in designing and building many courts as the game flourished. Because of his direct influence on the development of the sport he was the first inductee into the Racquetball Hall of Fame in 1974, prior to Joe Sobek, the game’s inventor. Dr. Bud competed professionally for 18 years playing both singles and doubles.  He successfully wove 18 years of racquetball competition with a full-time career as Dentist, while winning an unprecedented 41 tournaments. In 2009, Racquetball magazine named Dr. Bud the best player of all time.