The UK-Racketball Series is entering into it’s 6th year in 2015 and has grown to it’s largest size yet with 9 clubs involved.
There have been a couple of changes since last year. The opening event of the season moves from The Manor where it had been running since 2011 to Leicester. Leicester Squash Club is an up and coming club in the country and one that Fantasy Squash has been working out of for over 6 months. It has recently founded it’s first PSL team, undergone a major refurbishment and is set on establishing itself as one of the most prominent centers in the Midlands.
Our northern venues have moved to two new centers for the Series at Wakefield and Hallamshire Tennis and Squash Club. Wakefield has been brought to us by long standing Series supporter Andy Wood. The club has four courts, three of which are glass backs and is well located near the M1. Hallamshire is one of the premier racketball centers in the UK with a fantastic racketball junior set up and long established racketball summer league. We hope that these two Yorkshire venues will be great new additions to the Series. The major change to the UK-Racketball Series this year will be the way that the tournaments are operated, see below for more information.
Changes to the Series for 2015
Entries to be restricted to 60 per event We have decided to restrict the entries 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.
T-Shirts are back by popular demand
Last year we experimented with giving away different UK-Racketball “goodies” so that players could collect these across multiple events. After feedback from the competitors we have decided to go back to giving away a FREE T-SHIRT with every entry. The designs will be posted on the website as soon as they have been finished.
You are still able to join UK-Racketball and play in all 9 of our events. This will only cost £65.00 this year.
You can enter all 9 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 email@example.com as soon as possible. Tuesday – 4 days before the event – Draws and Schedules will be released on www.uk-racketball.com Thursday - 2 days before the event - Draw and Schedule changes will be released on www.uk-racketball.com
Dates And Venues
Click on the links below to head to the individual events pages for more information and to enter online.
Leicester – 2nd May Limpsfield – 30th May Leamington – date to be confirmed Hallamshire – 25th July Nottingham – 29th August Devon and Exeter 12th September Wakefield – 26th September Chichester – 31st October Wycombe – 28th November
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 third year as well as a new secondary sponsor in Chippendale Motors Ltd.
Email - email@example.com Web - www.uk-racketball.com Tel - 07846 067505
Nottingham Squash Rackets Club Tattershall Drive, Nottingham NG7 1BX