The partnership will see England Squash and UK-Racketball work together to raise the profile of the sport, deliver coaching courses and participation programmes, and increase the number of people playing recreationally and competitively. The two organisations will collaborate to improve the quality and consistency of information and support offered to clubs, event organisers and players.
The UK-Racketball series has been running since 2010 and has staged 65 events across the country, from Devon to Northumberland. Open to players of all ages and abilities, the tournaments are inclusive, fun and competitive.
Mark Williams, Director of Partnerships and Programmes at England Squash said:
“We are thrilled to partner with UK-Racketball to increase the profile of Squash 57 and provide more opportunities to play, compete and coach.
“UK-Racketball have developed a first-rate series of events and have played a leading role in driving the game forward in recent years. This partnership is a key step forward for Squash 57 as we seek to grow the game at all levels.”
Mark Fuller who has been running UK-Racketball since 2010 is equally optimistic about the future of the game. He said:
"I am very excited about the prospect of the newly formed partnership with England Squash. Not only do I think that this will help us to market our events to top players but UK-Racketball will be, for the first time, involved in building the grassroots participation of the sport.
"The partnership between England Squash and UK-Racketball will look to deliver beginner taster sessions at clubs, specific racketball / Squash57 coaching courses and better organisation of the sport."
"When I first started playing racketball / Squash57 the game was expanding quickly. I hope that this partnership can help to get the game back to developing at the rate that it should be, the UK’s fastest growing racket sport."
Find out more about UK-Rackteball and view the 2018/19 event calendar at uk-racketball.com.