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The Cambridgeshire Racketball Open has a fantastic history and is an event with a unique atmosphere on our tour with Rennie Kapila organising music throughout the day.
This year's tournament will be extra special as we remember a fantastic gentleman and big supporter of UK-Racketball Mike Keogh who back in the early days of our tour travelled across the country to our different events.
He will be most remembered for his all whites while playing, having a cup of tea on the balcony while supporting others and being someone who always gave his games his all right until the end.
The first trip to Liverpool for the UK-Racketball Series and it did not disappoint... follow this link to read the full report...
Liverpool Cricket Club is a fantastic old school squash venue with 4 well maintained hardback courts and a glass back show court. With the courts all together in one section of the great club house it makes for a brilliant tournament atmosphere. Liverpool Cricket Club is steeped in the history of sport and it was great to add the UK-Racketball Series to the list of brilliant tournaments held at the club over the decades. Post event we went for a tournament curry, what a fantastic end to a fun day!
It is looking like a fantastic turn out for our first time in Liverpool!
Join local legend Matty Powell for a fun day of Racketball action and if you are up for it and curry night at the legendary Taj straight after the presentations.
Remember that these events are for all ages and abilities. It is a day of fun in a very friendly atmosphere with some great on court battles thrown in!
Entries close this Friday 29th of April. Follow this link for more information
A great evening with Mr Squash (Mike Harris) at New Street Station glass court promotion. Racketball proved to be really popular, a big wait to get on the court and a crowd all the way through.
The whole event at New Street Station will run from the 4th till the 11th of April with a aim to showcase squash with thousands of school children having a hit on court as well as taster sessions, exhibition matches and a chance to meet the pro’s playing in this weeks PSA event.
Last nights Racketball began with a team match between four of the region’s biggest Racketball centres, Edgbaston Priory, Stourbridge, Wolverhampton and Leamington. Later on in the evening we had an open play session with members of the public coming on to have a hit!
Mark Williams CEO of England Squash stated that “There’s 170,000 people coming to New Street everyday seeing this court. Most squash courts are hidden away in leisure centres or clubs,” he said. “It’s not a sport people see that often. So we wanted to put that right with this event.
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The Race to become the first ever UK-Racketball Series Competitor to reach 20 Career Titles is tighter than ever. After wins in Broxbourne at the East of England Racketball Open, Ryan Loska and Luke Bishop have both moved up the table to close in on the top.
With titles in both the A Grade and the Doubles, Luke has moved clear of Ian Graham and leapfrogged Natalie Lawrence to claim 4th spot with 16 titles. His run of form in recent years is sure to be a worry for those above him though, as you can guarantee it won't be long before he adds some more to that tally!
Meanwhile, Ryan Loska added a 7th Over 40's Title to go with his 8 B Grade Titles. Along with 2 A Grades and a Doubles Title, he now moves to joint first on 18 UK-Racketball Series Titles alongside Patrick Osborn and Ted Jeal. With all of these players closing in, and still 11 events to go this year, surely 2022 will be the year that someone reaches the elusive 20th Title.
The #RaceTo20 is on!
UK Racketball Series 2022 - Entries and Series Memberships with SportyHQ
2019 and 2021 were fantastic years for the UK-Racketball Series with every regional event selling out and a brilliant British Closed, British Open and National Doubles. To take UK-Racketball to the next level we have partnered with a tournament software provider SportyHQ.
We hope to streamline the entry process and provide the community with some great features such as online scores, historic head to heads and automatic ranking calculators. From our meetings with SportyHQ they are as passionate about our sport as we are.
Find our how to use SportyHQ for Online Entries, Sign-up for Series Memberships, and view the 2022 UK Racketball Series Calendar via our FAQs page.
Follow this link to see all of the events in the calendar for 2022
To sign up online head to the event pages - if you have any questions over the process follow this link - www.uk-racketball.com/series-faqs.html
We will be running a Questions and Answers Zoom Session on Thursday evening at 19:00
Topic: UK Racketball SportyHQ Q&A
Time: Jan 27, 2022 07:00 PM
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Meeting ID: 914 5868 9508
2021 was a tricky year, and despite starting with uncertainty over whether the series would even go ahead, we were able to deliver 7 Tournaments across the country. This was in no small part due to the support of all our series sponsors, and the efforts of every single one of you within the UK Racketball community - we can't thank you enough.
December saw the Series-Ending East Midlands Open and National Racketball Doubles, held at the much-loved Nottingham Squash Rackets Club. Thanks to an excellent turnout, and some highly competitive matches, we've seen some movement in the National and Series Rankings as the year comes to an end.
For the report on both these click here, and you can find photos on our Facebook page.
Both events combined have had a big influence on the National Racketball Rankings and the UK-Racketball Series Rankings.
Find out how things stand, including the Top 10 Finishers for the 2021 UK Racketball Series, through the links below.
2022 JERSEY RACKETBALL FESTIVAL
29th April - 1st May 2022
The Jersey Squash & Racketball Club would like to invite you to join them for the 2022 Jersey Racketball Festival which will be held on their beautiful island from 29th April to 1st May. Matches take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, but as this is a festival the social aspect is just as important! The club bar will be open all weekend serving your favourite drinks and nibbles, plus there will also be some live music for you to dance the night away to. The closing date for entries for off-island teams is fast approaching (31st December), so if you haven’t yet entered a team but would like to do so please fill out the online form via the link below:
Follow this link to view the entry list for the Series finals in Nottingham. It is a fantastic entry into both the East Midlands Singles and the National Doubles!
4 quality pairings lead the way in the Mixed Doubles with Luke Bishop and Amber Marshall toping the seeding list but they have some tough matches ahead of them with experienced doubles players and the holders of many, many national titles Patrick Osborn and Zoe Fennell seeking to add to their tally.
October was a busy month on the UK Racketball Series. The 16th and 17th saw the inaugural British Racketball Open in support of Bluebell Wood. Played at Hallamshire, Sheffield, the tournament was contested by some 150 entrants representing 66 clubs from across the country.
Next up on the UK-Racketball Series was a return to Chichester for the South of England Racketball Open. This is one of the most fun events of the Series, and saw some new faces joining the perennial stars of the series.
To read the full reports from both events head to the following links British Open and South of England Open.
Both events combined have had a big influence on the National Racketball Ranking and the UK-Racketball Series Rankings, click the link below to find out how the rankings have changed.
This is a last call for entries to the East of England Racketball Competition at the City of Peterborough Sports Club on Saturday November 20th 2021.
There are spaces available in all grades, but entries must be submitted before the closing date of Monday November 15th. So, if you are interested in playing in this tournament please contact the organiser to complete an entry form before then.
For more details on the tournaments, and how to enter, click the link below.
SUNDAY 9TH JANUARY 2022:
Exeter Golf and Country Club One Day Racketball Graded event!
Open to all playing abilities with 5 Grades form A to E.
You will have 2 x best of 3 game matches and one final best of 5 game match in the tournament.
For More details, and how to enter, click the link below.
The South of England Racketball Open at Chichester Squash Club is always one of the most popular events on the calendar, and this year was no exception.
This year Chichester hosted 60 competitors over 7 grades, along with 8 doubles pairings, and a full day of racketball starting at 9am and going on into the evening.
Fresh from his strong British Open semi-final against Nick Matthew, UK Racketball Series stalwart Luke Bishop headed up a competitive A Grade down on the south coast.
Follow this link to read the report . . .
The Bluebell Wood British Racketball Open was new to the UK-Racketball 2021 calendar, and it certainly didn’t disappoint! The tournament saw some 150 entrants representing 66 clubs from England, Scotland, Jersey, Cornwall, and Portugal, with the youngest being 13 and the oldest player 78!
The Bluebell Wood British Racketball Open saw the return of many familiar faces to the UK Racketball Series, as well as some famous newcomers looking to upset the established order. After a strong performance in August, Nationals Champion Amber Marshall was...
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Sheffield to host “Wimbledon” of racketball featuring world and national champions
To see the latest draw information follow this link - https://www.uk-racketball.com/e4---bluebell-wood-british-racketball-open---16th17th-october.html
Over 150 players from all over the UK and beyond are set to compete in the “Wimbledon of racketball” in Sheffield this weekend.
The first ever Bluebell Wood British Racketball Open marks a new milestone for one of the UK’s fastest growing sports. World and National squash and racketball champions are participating – with one calling the tournament the “Wimbledon” of their sport – alongside players from 13 to 78 years old.
All will compete for the biggest ever prizes in the history of racketball, while helping to raise vital funds for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.
Sheffield has become a hub for racketball. “Easy to play, but hard to master,” the sport is played on a standard squash court but using a shorter racket and a bigger, bouncier ball. This makes hand-eye coordination easier than squash and the ball easier to strike so the game gives longer rallies.
Hosted at world-renowned tennis, squash and racketball club, The Hallamshire, the Bluebell Wood British Racketball Open takes place on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th October. Spectating is free of charge and the event is family-friendly. It will welcome some of the biggest names from racketball and squash, including:
• Amber Marshall, Current British Racketball Champion
• Sarah-Jane Perry, Current British National Squash Champion
• Tim Vail, 10 times British Racketball Champion
• Nick Matthew, 3 times World Open and 3 times British Open Squash Champion
Mark Fuller, Head of UK-Racketball, said,
“The Bluebell Wood British Racketball Open is groundbreaking for the sport and for Sheffield. With the biggest prize money in racketball history, a record number of grades and a doubles grade for the for the first time in the history of a major racketball event, it has attracted players from all over the UK, and overseas making it a truly global event.
“We are thrilled to welcome over 150 entrants from 13 to 78 for the first ever Bluebell Wood British Racketball Open, which we believe will become the biggest racketball tournament in the world.
"This event could not take place without the help of The Templand Group, financially supporting the tournament to further promote the charity Bluebell Wood. It’s been such a difficult year for everyone, including sportspeople who love competing and charities which depend on fundraising events, so we are delighted The Templand Group has enabled the tournament to happen."
In the third event, of what has been an incredible return to racketball so far this series, we returned to the Devon and Exeter Club for the ninth time for an event which is always greatly contested across all grades. This year was no exception, with upsets to the seedings coming in 50% of the grades.
The A grade saw local hero and reigning national champion, Mike Harris, take the title for the first time without dropping a game. Defending champion Luke Bishop unfortunately had to pull out at the last minute due to injury but hopefully he will return next year to set up an epic match up against Mike for the title and local bragging rights.
In a very strong women’s event we saw National finalist Natalie Lawrence overcome...
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