The UK-Racketball Series is entering into it’s 7th year in 2016. The feedback on t-shirts, venues and grades was very positive last year so I have decided to keep things running very similar to 2015.
"I almost can’t believe that the Series is now 7 years old. Thank you to everyone who has supported the events over that period. The clubs, sponsors and of course the players who have travelled up and down the UK battling it out at the events." Mark Fuller
See below for information on how this years Series will run and for dates and venues.
2016 HEAD UK-Racketball Series Information
Entries to be restricted to 60 per event Entries will once again be restricted this year. I know that this will mean that at some events people will be disappointed about not being able to play but we feel that at some of the venues the events were simply to big to run as well as we would have liked. We hope that this will help us to release the draws and schedules earlier and make the day run smoother.
HEAD UK-Racketball Series Shirts For Everyone We have brand new shirts for this year’s series. Every competitor who enters our events will get a free shirt!
Membership You are still able to join UK-Racketball and play in all 8 of our events. This will only cost £60.00 this year, a reduction of £5.00 from last year.
Membership Benefits You can enter all 8 events for FREE You will receive full Head UK-Racketball kit – Series shirt, shorts and socks. You will receive a 20% off all Head products (for your personal use) for the season.
Don’t forget to email through your entry If you are a member of UK-Racketball and would like to play in an event don’t forget to email us early to reserve your space. As we are now restricting entries it is important to do this as soon as you are aware that you will be playing in an event. All entries will be done on a first come, first served basis.
Entry List, Draws and Schedules Release Dates
This is another major change but something that we hope will make the event run smoother.
Friday – 8 days before the event - All events will close on midnight the Friday before the event so almost exactly a week before the event.
Sunday – 6 days before the event - An entry list will be released on www.uk-racketball.com on the Monday before the event. If you have entered the event then please check on the Monday that your entry has been received and that you are on the list. If you should be on the list but are not then please email Mark Fuller firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Tournament Rules Register at least 15 minutes before your scheduled match time.
Winners referee the next match on the court they have just finished on. You must be ready to referee by the time that the next players have finished knocking up, if not then the UK-Racketball forfeit comes into effect and you will have to referee the next 3 matches on that court. When refereeing please write the name of both opponents and the grade on the score sheet.
All matches are best of 3 games. Tiebreak at 10-10 with the game going to the first player to be 2 points clear.
Spirit of the UK-Racketball Series – All our events are competitive but they are also fun. Lets should be lenient, strokes only rarely given.
It is important to remember that UK-Racketball Series events are designed to be inclusive. Although the A grade does attract the best racketball players in the country the events really are for players of all ages and abilities. We have never had a competitor who felt they were not good enough for an event in which they have taken part.
A Grade – County, national or good club player B Grade – Regular club player Women’s – All ages and abilities, these events have a great range of players which makes for a fun and competitive day. Over 40’s – For players over the age of 40 Over 50’s - For players over the age of 50 Over 60’s – For players over the age of 60 Beginner – This is for players who have recently started racketball. Players who have previously played squash to a high level and have now started playing racketball may be better off in the A or B grade. To maintain a fun atmosphere for this grade, only trophies will be awarded to the winners however there will also be a reduced entry fee of just £10.
If you are unsure which category to enter please feel free to contact Mark Fuller directly on 07846 067505 or email us at email@example.com we will be happy to advise you.
If entries to a category are not sufficient grades may be merged, however all participants will always be informed in advance and will have a choice if they would still like to play, this has never happened in the last three years.
The Series would not run without the support that it receives from it’s sponsors. This year we welcome back our title sponsor Head who are returning for a fourth year.
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org Web - www.uk-racketball.com Tel - 07846 067505
Nottingham Squash Rackets Club Tattershall Drive, Nottingham NG7 1BX