The draws are now online for Event 4 of the 2018 UK-Racketball Series. This is the first time that the Series has travelled to the North East. A strong local Racketball contingent will take on our Series regulars...
The 4th event of this years Series is NEXT Saturday. Entries close at the end of Monday but don't hesitate and enter now to secure your spot! Enter online here fantasysquashshop.com/events/uk-racketball/the-northumberland-racketball-open-event-3-of-the-2018-uk-racketball-series-23rd-june-2018.html
For more information and to enter over the phone call Mark directly on 07846067505
Northumberland Club is one of the best facilities in the UK-Racketball Series this year and the event is shaping up nicely with plenty of local interest and some top Racketball players making the journey.
Follow this link to see where you sit after 3 of the 10 events this season.
Remember points mean prizes, the higher you can climb the better you will do!
National Ranking update to follow.
Event 3 of the 2018 UK-Racketball Series is set to be a busy one.
The first ever UK-Racketball Series doubles event sees a full draw with Ted Jeal and Billy Jones seeded one.
Follow this link to view all the draws and schedules - www.uk-racketball.com/e3---bexley---9th-june.html
Harrogate was the furthest the UK-Racketball Series had ever travelled to the North of England. Yorkshire is one of the real hotspots of Racketball and Harrogate has recently undergone a fantastic refurbishment making it an ideal venue for the UK-Racketball Series.
The Over 50’s started this year as it finished last year as the largest draw of the day. It was three matches for all competitors just to make it out of the groups and then a further two in the winners group to take the title. Patrick Osborn who missed the Nationals through injury sailed through Group A without dropping a game. In Group 2 local player Paul Mancy had to withdraw injured and Lee Sadler capitalised to secure a spot in the Finals Group.
Follow this link for the full results and reports
Follow this link for photos
Lawrence Ogden has now uploaded all the videos from The Harrogate Racketball Open. Follow this link to view them all now or click on the image below.
Results, reports, photos and updated rankings coming very soon...
Follow this link to view the draws.
This is the furthest that the Series has ever travelled to the north and it's a great entry with all 6 grades running. The A Grade has some big names with Ted Jeal facing off with Dominic Hamilton. The Over 40's has arguably two of the strongest players in the country with Ryan Loska and Adam Grilli. The 50's is once again the largest draw on the day with 13 competitors. Players in the B are set for a brutal day with 2 big groups, players need to win 4 matches just to make it through. The women's is a 3 way group with Jennifer Spencer and Alison Page taking on Series player Tanya Ruff. In the Over 60's Stephen Widdison is on a 22 match unbeaten run, can anyone end it on Saturday?!?
It is set to be one of the most competitive A Grade competitions that we have seen. Overall we only have 9 spaces left and cannot go above our entry quota due to court restrictions. Enter online here as soon as you can if you want to play.
Follow this link to view the full entry list on the Harrogate Racketball Open page
Only 14 places remain in the event so enter here now to guarantee your place http://www.uk-racketball.com/e2---harrogate--26th-may.html
Ted Jeal and Dominic Hamilton are arguably two of the most exciting and creative players in the country. Jeal has claimed more UK-Racketball Series titles than any player since the tour started in 2010 with 15 to his name. Hamilton is close behind with 10 titles and a 29 match unbeaten run in 2010/11. This is a match up not to be missed!
The Harrogate Racketball Open has 6 grades catering for all ages and abilities. This is the perfect event to play and watch some great Racketball.
For more information call Mark Fuller on 07846 067505 or head to this page on the UK-Racketball website http://www.uk-racketball.com/e2---harrogate--26th-may.html
Due to very popular demand the Series has added in a 10th event for the 2018 Series, The Bexley Racketball Open. The Kent and North London area is a growing hotspot for Racketball with many players supporting events all round the UK. The Bexley Racketball Open gives these players a chance to fight it out for titles on home soil. Expect a big entry for this one both locally and from the rest of the UK with Bexley being a Racketball hotspot in a good location and a lovely club.
Main Tournament Details
What: Bexley Racketball Open
When: Saturday 9th June
Where: Bexley Lawn Tennis, Squash and Racketball Club
Postcode: DA5 1AX
Singles Cost: £12.50 (£5 for tournament t-shirt)
Doubles Cost: £5.00 per person alongside singles entry
Online Entry: Follow this link
More Information: Email Mark Fuller firstname.lastname@example.org or call Mark on 07846 067505
This is a call for entries to this year’s Cambridgeshire Racketball Open. As players in last year’s competition or local racketball players I am writing to you in the first instance to announce the date of the event and invite you to enter. I hope you have all had a successful sporting year since last year’s event and you are fit and well to enjoy a long-awaited summer.
The format for the competition will be pretty familiar with group stages to begin to ensure everyone gets a few matches, moving to a knockout stage for the top guys in each group.
This year I have introduced an over 60’s category (as I am now 60 I might even play).
Follow this link for more information - http://www.uk-racketball.com/cambridgeshire-racketball-open-at-peterborough-june-2nd-2018.html
Follow these links to the results, reports, photos and videos from this year's National Racketball Championships.
The National Racketball Championships took place last weekend at Nottingham Squash Club. With almost 150 entrants across 15 grades it was a fantastic couple of days filled with competitive Racketball. Many old faces had to fight hard to retain titles with many players new to the competition eyeing up and then taking titles of there own. For the full report follow this link - www.uk-racketball.com/2018-report.html
Follow this link to view the photos on our Facebook page. Please note that you do not need to be a member of Facebook to view and download the pictures - https://www.facebook.com/UKRacketballSeries/
Follow this link to view the full results, They can all be viewed individually just click on the event that you want to see and you will be able to view or download - www.uk-racketball.com/2018-titles.html
Follow this link to the videos, uploaded as always by Racketball enthusiast Laurence Ogden - www.youtube.com/channel/UCOCDhogUhLhXdcGnD58Nlbw/videos
The Racketball Nationals closes tomorrow. If you have not already signed up you can do so here - http://fantasysquashshop.com/events/uk-racketball/racketball-national-champs-event-1-of-the-2018-uk-racketball-series-7th8thapril-2017.html
For more information call Mark Fuller on 07846 067505
Friday 30th March - Entries Close
Sunday 1st April - Entry List released
Monday 2nd April - Seeding List Confirmation
Tuesday 3rd April - Draws
Wednesday 4th April - Schedule
Saturday 7th April - ACTION!
Sunday 8th April - TITLES!!
The history of the Racketball Nationals dates back to 1984... click here to read the full article, some interesting statistics... http://www.uk-racketball.com/national-championships-history.html
To enter this years Nationals and become a part of the history follow this link for more information... http://www.uk-racketball.com/e1---national-racketball-championships-7th8th-april.html
The Racketball Nationals dates back to 1984. In it's opening year it ran with just five categories.
1984 Men's: D.R Secher
1984 Women's: G. V Batty
1984 Women's Over 40s: R. Weston
1984 Men's Over 50s: I. D. W. Wright
1984 Women's Over 50s: D. M. Hanson
To view the full Racketball Nationals Hall of Fame follow this link.
The Racketball Nationals continued with these grades until 1993 with the addition of the Men's Over 55 being won by S. Holt and the Men's Over 40 being added in 1994 and won by J. Gibbons.
If anyone has been missed off please email me, email@example.com
If you know anyone who you was planning to enter but has not put there entry in yet please give them a nudge!
Update in the next couple of days regarding plans for the evening on the Saturday. I will book a restaurant in the city centre, hopefully as many of you as possible will want to join!
Follow this link to the Nationals page http://www.uk-racketball.com/e1---national-racketball-championships-7th8th-april.html
Last year's survey, and there is still time to complete if you have not, has resulted in the International Racquetball Federation (IRF) agreeing to organise a UK-Racketball(/Squash57 introduction/parallel event at this year’s 34th IRF World Senior Racquetball Championships in Albuquerque (New Mexico, USA) which will run from 28-Aug until 2-Sep 2018 (ie competitors will be able play in both Racquetball and UK-Racketball/Squash57 competitions at that same event). For those who are interested in hearing more about these type of events and/or are keen to join the 2018 Albuquerque travellers and/or to be kept regularly informed on progress then please complete our survey which can be found here or contact Patrick Osborn firstname.lastname@example.org for more details
One of the questions we asked in the survey is about your ball preference and nearly 50% of you prefer the Dunlop Black Double Dot ball which has ‘inspired’ a brief unscientific comparison between Price and Dunlop balls that you can find here
There is still over 5 weeks to go before entries close for the 2018 UK-Racketball Championships. Follow the link below to see who has entered already. At this stage last year we had no where near this number of entries. This is looking like it will be a great tournament so if you have not entered yet book your place now!
Click here for information about the event and to view the latest entry list
Click here to enter online and throw your hat into the ring to become the next National Racketball Champion
Please help us to spread the word about the event by heading to our Facebook events page. Click "going" or "interested" to receive updates. Please help to build this event into the best Racketball Nationals yet by "sharing" the Facebook page with anyone who you think would be interested.
Following on from the hugely successful Jersey Squash Festival (which is entering it's 40th year!), the JSRC will be hosting a Squash 57 (Racketball) Festival in 2018. The date has now been confirmed as the 4th - 6th May. Those of you who have attended our annual squash festival will know what a fantastic event this will be!
For our first year we are proposing to hold all matches at the JSRC and as such the quantity of available team places (16) will be approximately half that of the Squash Festival. Teams will be split into two divisions, all standards are welcome!
For more information head to this page of their website http://www.jsrc.org.je/squash57-festival
UK-Racketball player Akhtar Khokbar is raising money for Cancer Research UK.
Akhtar has been a great supporter of UK-Racketball for a number of years, very popular on the tour and always a friendly face at tournaments. Akhtar has stepped in to run a number events over the past few years.
Follow this link to see what Akhtar has planned to raise money for a very worthy cause and help as much as you can! https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/akhtar-khokhar
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