Joseph Sobek

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Joseph Sobek
Joseph George Sobek

(1918-04-05)April 5, 1918
DiedMarch 27, 1998(1998-03-27) (aged 79)
Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.
Cause of deathHeart disease
OccupationProfessional Tennis player
Years active1937-1985
Known forInventor of Racquetball and founder of Paddle Rackets Association
Spouse(s)Nancy Erlichman (m. ?)
RelativesEdward Sobek
Florence Coppola
Barbara DiNardo

Joseph Sobek (April 5, 1918–March 27, 1998) was an American inventor who created racquetball.[1][2] Sobek was the first person ever to be inducted into the Racquetball Hall of Fame.[1][2][3]