Day 1 at the International Racquetball Federation - follow our very own Adam Grilli, Ian Graham & Jack Clay
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IRF WSRC - Results day2: UK won 1 of 8 played matches, 4 of the matches being UK-Racketball/Squash57. The big news from Albuquerque on day2 is that all three Brits got to within 2 points of winning their first game of Racquetball singles! (see video clip). The Brits are currently propping up all of their Racquetball pools but aren't even half way through the competition yet and the scores are getting closer. In the UK-Racketball/Squash57, Adam Grilli is a close 2nd but with games in hand and both Jack and Ian have wins under their belts despite being senior citizens in the competition. There is now talk of having exhibition UK-Racketball/Squash57 doubles later in the week.
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The draws are now out for the next event in the 2018 UK-Racketball Series. To close the gap at the top of the Series rankings local man Adam Grilli will have his work cut out. In the group he will have to defeat Spencer Harris (9), Justin Jardine (31) and Simon Phillips from Northants. In the final he is likely to face Michael Wardle (3) or Peter Ellicock (7) but nothing short of a tournament win can see him take the Series top spot away from Stephen Widdison… Click here to view all the draws
By ALAN THATCHER, Squash Mad Editor - click here for full article on SquashMad
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Squash players all over the UK are up in arms at plans by David Lloyd Clubs to close the majority of their squash courts to make way for a new fitness circuit called Blaze.The gym and rackets-sports chain were last night accused of lying to their members after being challenged to explain the reason for using squash courts to deliver this new activity. Players are furious that squash, rated the healthiest sport of all, is being sacrificed to make way for an untried programme that David Lloyd clearly hope will turn into the latest money-spinning fitness fad.
Several thousand members are understood to be affected by this new directive. Many have written to Squash Mad to complain. When I put their arguments to David Lloyd via email, my request for a media statement went unanswered.
When I posed the question on social media platform Twitter, an anonymous David Lloyd spokesperson responded by saying: “If our members wish to discuss why we will be introducing a Blaze studio to their Club in place of the courts, members should speak with the General Manager there as it was ultimately their decision to make this change.”
In response, I Tweeted: “Please clarify your remarks. You are expecting us to believe that various General Managers, at a number of locations, all decided independently to kill squash and use the courts for these untried Blaze circuits.” No reply was forthcoming.
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