Invented in 1950 in Connecennit, racketball is a fast-paced sport that requires little in way of equipment, but lots of stamina.

Since 1980 the Lewis Drug Pro/Am Tournament is the longest-running professional racquetball tournament in the country. It's been bringing together professional and amateur players in Sioux Falls to compete for cash and prizes.

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The 43rd Annual Lewis Drug Pro/Am is January 19-22, 2023. Athletes will compete for up to $40,000 in cash and prizes.

The tournament brings together professional and amateur racquetball players from 20 states and 7 countries to compete before local spectators and a worldwide online audience at

“We are extremely excited, honored, and humbled to host this year a field of players second only to the US Open," Tournament Director Mark Gibbs said. "...[I]t’s very exciting for this all to come together on the 43rd year of this amazing tournament. Sioux Falls will be treated to the fastest, most athletic, and exciting sport in the World.” 

Thirty of the top pros on the men’s International Racquetball Tour will compete on courts at the Sioux Falls Family YMCA (220 South Minnesota Ave). All matches throughout the weekend are FREE to the general public.

Sioux Falls Family YMCA (220 South Minnesota Ave) (Google Maps
Sioux Falls Family YMCA (220 South Minnesota Ave) (Google Maps)

The IRT Pro division will consist of #1 ranked Conrrado Moscoso (Bolivia), 2020 winner Daniel De La Rosa, Alex Landa, Andree Parrilla (Mexico), Eduardo (Lalo) Portillo (Mexico), Jake Bredenbeck (Minnesota), Samuel Murray (Canada), and many more of the best players from around the world.

43rd Annual Lewis Drug Pro/Am 2023 Schedule

Thursday, January 19 (Pro Qualifying)

  • 2 pm to 3 pm- IRT Qualifying Rounds
  • 6 pm-9 pm- Rd of 32s Singles

Friday, January 20

  • 10 am, 11 am - Rd of 16 Singles
  • Friday 1 pm, 2 pm - Quarter Finals Doubles
  • Friday 5 pm, 6 pm, 7 pm, 8 pm - Quarter Finals Singles

Saturday, January 21

  • 11 am, 12 pm - Semi-Finals Doubles
  • 4 pm, 5 pm - Semi-Finals Singles

Sunday, January 22

  • 11 am - Singles Final
  • 12 pm - Doubles Final

Who Is the 'Lewis' of Lewis Drug? Here's The Story

To answer the essential question of 'Who is the 'Lewis' of Lewis Drug?', let's take a little trip. Well, actually, more than a little trip. We're hopping into the time machine here.


Ah, here we are. Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 1942.

In many ways, it is not the best of times. What has become known as the Great Depression was still having its effects. It might have been in the rearview mirror, but it lingered still.

And, just a few months before, Pearl Harbor happened and we were into World War II. The country was more than jittery. This was going to be more than tough, this was going to be life-changing.

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