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West Worthing Racketball Open
Follow this link to the event page... http://www.uk-racketball.com/west-worthing-racketball-open-2019.html
This is going to be huge. 227 entries is the final count for the Racketball/Squash57 Nationals. Follow this link to see who has entered. Remember that spectating is free and especially on the Sunday it will be an absolute treat!
Squash57 Toolkit Launch
England Squash has launched a new Squash 57 campaign in partnership with UK-Racketball to raise the profile of the game and engage more players. The social media campaign seeks to raise the profile of Squash 57, showcase the benefits and highlight how accessible and inclusive the game is.
England Squash has produced a toolkit of resources for clubs, leisure centres and universities looking to deliver Squash 57 sessions, which can be found following this address: englandsquash.com/squash57
Mark Williams, Director of Sport at England Squash said: “This campaign is part of our long-term strategy to engage more players and break down the barriers. We’re delighted to work in partnership with UK-Racketball to raise the profile of Squash 57 and reach a wider audience...
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If you have not already signed up then you are running out of time. Follow this link now for all of the event information including the full entry list and to sign up - http://www.uk-racketball.com/e5---national-racketball-squash57-championships-2019---6th-7th-july.html
Please note that this entry list is accurate from the evening of the 18th of June but more entries are coming in all the time...
The history of the Racketball Nationals dates back to 1984 D.R Secher and G. V Batty claiming the first titles.
Follow this link to view all of the title holders dating back to 1984... this includes information on the Squash57 National Championship Winners
Tim Vail now has 10 titles to his name. His first coming in 2001. Since 2011 he has only been defeated once in 2013 by professional squash player Jamie Haycocks. After victories in both the Women's Over 50's and Women's Over 55's in the 2018 Racketball Nationals Lesley Sturgess has taken her total championship count to 13.
Bet Dryhurst has won 30 titles in total. Her first came in 1985 in the women’s main category.
Her title list is below…
Women’s: 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1991
Over 40’s 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1997, 1998 and 1999.
Over 45’s: 1996
Over 50’s: 2001 and 2007
Over 55’s: 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2012
Over 60’s 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2015
Over 65’s: 2014
Over 70’s: 2017
The first ever racketball/squash57 inter-county finals took place this weekend at Nottingham SRC, which saw 19 teams travel from 12 different counties to compete for what is sure to be the first of many competitive weekends. The event was played over 2 days, with a total of 29 fixtures throughout the weekend, with the teams and spectators being treated to some top class racketball/squash57 with the likes of Tim Vail, Mike Harris and Zoe Fennell all competing for their respective counties.
Follow this link to read the full report http://www.uk-racketball.com/e4---inter-county-championship---8th9th-june.html
Click here for the photos - https://www.facebook.com/UKRacketballSeries/
The video action can be found here - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOCDhogUhLhXdcGnD58Nlbw/videos
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