Overall Series Champions
UK Racketball Leaderboard - December 2021
In the opening UK-Racketball Series of 2010 Mike Phillips rules supreme in the Over 50's winning all 5 events. A player winning all events in a single year has never happened since. In 2011 Nigel Millington from Derbyshire again in the Over 50's came through with the most titles beating Dominic Hamilton the then highest Series title holder by one event. With 8 events running in 2012 the field had become much more even with events being split. Jason Russel in the Over 40's came out on top claiming victory in half of the total competitions.
2013 saw the beginning of Ted Jeal's title hunts. 7 titles in 2013, he claimed victory in all the events he played. Ted retained the status of UK-Racketball Series Champion in 2014 with Devon and Exeter's Natalie Lawrence taking second place. In 2015 Series titles were once again evenly spread with Patrick Osborn taking just enough to be crowned champion with 4 titles.
Patrick Osborn followed in Ted Jeals footsteps by retaining his title in 2016 again with 4 events to his name. In 2017 Stephen Widdison became the first player in the Over 60's to win the most events. In 2018 we moved to a points scoring system to determine the overall Series Champion. It will be interesting to see if Stephen Widdison can retain his title in the same manner as Ted Jeal and Patrick Osborn.
With 10 events running in 2018 and 2019 the Series is becoming more open with several players capable of winning the events. This has been reflected in the Series leaderboards with 3 being the most titles won by anyone individual despite more events being run than ever before.
With more grades than ever before, and the inclusion of a Doubles Event at every tournament, 2021 proved to be one of the most competitive series yet in terms of titles. Luke Bishop topped the table with 5 titles coming from the Open and Doubles, followed closely by Mike Harris and Amber Marshall, both with 4 titles each. Outside these top 3, a massive 29 competitors chalked up titles over the season, and with twice as many events to come in 2022 the future of UK Racketball is looking highly competitive!