Joseph Sobek

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Joseph Sobek
Born Joseph George Sobek
(1918-04-05)April 5, 1918
Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.
Died March 27, 1998(1998-03-27) (aged 79)
Greenwich, Connecticut, U.S.
Nationality American
Occupation Professional Tennis player
Years active 1937-1985
Known for Inventor of Racquetball and founder of Paddle Rackets Association
Spouse(s) Nancy Erlichman (m. ?)
Children 1
Relatives Edward Sobek
Florence Coppola
Barbara DiNardo

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