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Friendship – Hitting a Ball – Running around – Winning a title or some points – Food and Drink – it’s all set for a great 2nd British Racketball Open
It was one of the big highlights of our sport last year with players descending from across the country and some from across the world to Sheffield for the British Racketball Open. This year is looking like a repeat of 2021 with a good entry so far and more players adding their name to the list every day.
The British Open is a tournament that is open to all ages and abilities with 30 different categories to choose from.
For more information: www.uk-racketball.com/e11---bluebell-wood-british-racketball-open---15th16th-october.html
The Devon and Exeter Club is an old school squash club with a fantastic Racketball tradition. As you walk in you are struck by the sense of community, love of sport and with the bar sitting as the focal point it is a club that breads lifelong friendships. This is now the 9th UK-Racketball event that Devon and Exeter Club has hosted and it was another great day for our tour, the club and Racketball.
The grade of the day turned out to be the doubles with some brilliant Racketball right the way through. This was not a surprise with Racketball doubles being a stable diet of the D&E faithful and some pairings in the series becoming stronger and stronger. Alexis Smith and Nick Jenkins came through as victors in Group A but were pushed hard... follow this link for the full report...
It was a long overdue return to Bexley for the London Racketball Open after a two year pause due to the pandemic for one of our top clubs. Bexley Lawn Tennis and Squash Club has a special part in the history of our sport with Ian Wright first building the game here 55 years ago. It is great to be able to come back to Bexley and to continue to build upon that history.
Patrick Osborn continued his impressive run in the Over 60’s defeating Group A runner up Manuel Costa to set up a final against Graham Appleby who overcame the challenge from Akhtar Khokhar in the Group B decider. Appleby did not have enough to overcome the constant, methodical play of Osborn who is on course for an undefeated UK-Racketball season... click here to read the full report...
It's a packed days play at one of London's best club, Bexley Lawn Tennis and Squash Club. Follow this link for live scores https://www.sportyhq.com/tournament/view/Event-8-London-Racketball-Open-6th-August-Bexley
A sunny weekend at The Edgbaston Priory Club and some of the best Racketball we have seen at the National Championships. This is a weekend that the Racketball community looks forward to every year, a chance to catch up with old friends, renew old rivalries and add new names to the Racketball/Squash57 Nationals Halls of Fame. 2022 did not disappoint with brilliant Racketball, great fun by the outdoor pool and new names engraved into the sports history.
In a great women’s tournament it was last years Champion Amber Marshall... follow this link to view the full report...
Last chance to get involved in the best Racketball tournament of the year the National Racketball/Squash57 Championships running at Edgbaston Priory on the 16th/17th of July.
Follow this link for more information on an event that is so much more than just Racketball...
For the first time since 2019, counties from across England returned to the Nottingham Squash and Racketball Club for the Racketball Inter-County Championships 2022. After the resounding success of the event 3 years ago, our inbox has been full with people asking when the next edition was going to be, so we're thrilled that we've been able bring the County Teams back for another weekend. Click here to read the full report...
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The Cambridgeshire Racketball Open has been running for 7 years under the stewardship of Rennie Kapila and has gone from strength to strength throughout that period. It was fantastic that this year we have had the opportunity to incorporate the tournament fully into the UK-Racketball line-up and see the top locals take on our Series veterans. This year’s Cambridgeshire Racketball Open was rebranded The Mike Keogh Memorial Tournament in honour of a regular UK-Racketball Series player and Peterborough member described by Rennie as a true gentleman who loved his Racketball.
It was a full house and early sell out for the doubles with two groups of 4 and the winners making it through to the final. In Group A local pair Dan Soar and Callum McGurk made it through as champions but... follow this link to read the full report
Entries close this Friday - follow this link for more information and to enter online - https://www.uk-racketball.com/e5---mike-keogh-memorial...
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.
Follow this link for more information and online entries...
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.
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