Northumberland Racketball Open
When: Saturday 23rd June
Where: The Northumberland Club
Postcode: NE2 3JU
Cost: Â£12.50 (Â£5 for tourni t-shirt)
Online Entry: Follow
More Information: Email Mark Fuller firstname.lastname@example.org
or call Mark on 07846 067505
Harrogate was the furthest the UK-Racketball Series had ever
travelled to the North of England. Yorkshire is one of the real
hotspots of Racketball and Harrogate has recently undergone
a fantastic refurbishment making it an ideal venue for the UK-Racketball
here to view the full results. Click here to see the photos
and here for all the videos!
UK-Racketball Series next is a trip to Wakefield in Yorkshire
on the 9th of September. Follow this link to enter online or
contact Mark Fuller for more information
email@example.com or call on 07846 067505.
National Racketball Double Results and Report
This was the first time that UK-Racketball had run the National
Racketball Doubles and it was a great start to the event. In
its first year 25 pairs took part and almost every event was
this link to view all photos and some videos!
Racketball players have reacted to England Squash's decision
to rename Racketball to 'Squash57' with confusion and disbelief.
Read article in UK Racketball.com about the renaming attempt,
The Wakefield Racketball Open 2016 will be returning for a second
year to the middle of racketball mad Yorkshire!
The Squash Club is a very friendly and lively club. It is a
members run club with no full time staff. The Club has
4 excellent squash courts, 3 of which are glass backed.
What: The Wakefield Racketball Open
When: Saturday 24th September
Where: Wakefield Sports Club
Postcode: WF1 3RR
For more information contact Mark Fuller firstname.lastname@example.org
or 07846 067505
2016 Programme for Head UK-Racketball Series
Leicester 14th May
Limpsfield 28th May
Hallamshire 30th July
Nottingham 27th August
Devon and Exeter 10th September
Wakefield 24th September
Chichester 29th October
Wycombe 26th November
Tecnifibre British Junior National Racketball Championships
(includes an U23 category), entries close this Friday 8th July.
This event for the first time which is being held on Saturday
16th July at Liverpool Cricket Club.
of all 2015 national rankings.
Here are some results from the National Championships last weekend
at Edgbaston Priory. Congratulations to Tim Vail and Zoe Mellis
on winning the men's and women's titles!
Report and images from National Racketball Championships 2014
Manchester Racketball Festival Grows from Strength
On the weekend of the disappointing decision from the IOC voting
for squash not to be included in the 2020 Olympics, racketball
in Manchester hits a new high.
Over 40 racketball players of all ages, abilities and backgrounds
came together at the National Squash Centre in Manchester for
the annual Racketball Festival.
Manchester Head Coach Chris Lengthorn and Development Officer
Paul Hulme ran the event which saw the day split into 2 parts.
The morning session being for players from the citys different
clubs to mingle and play social matches. The afternoon session
ramped things up as players split into box leagues to enjoy competitive
matches for the honour of finishing top of their group.
The majority of men, women and juniors taking part in the festival
had not previously heard of or played Racketball prior to the
community programmes being established across the City of Manchester.
We now have a number of very popular racketball programmes running
weekly at our Manchester Clubs and Leisure Centres.
Manchester Head Coach Chris Lengthorn commented The festival
has grown massively from last year since the launch of more racketball
programmes, we will have our first ever racketball competition
take place this October which is in main due to the great success
of our newly established racketball league.
For more information on how to access a racketball class near
you please contact MCC Sports Development Officer Paul Hulme on
The National and UK-Racketball rankings for September are now
live to view on the website.
In the Mens Rankings, theres been a lot of movement
in the Top Ten this month, with Tom Phipps, Elliot Selby, Mike
Tolman and Elliot Selby all moving up and Dominic Hamilton, Richard
Davies and Jason Pike all moving down. In the Womens Rankings,
Natalie Lawrence has moved up two positions to make it into the
Top Five, whilst Nina Parker climbed a staggering 12 places to
reach Number 12.
For more, head to the
rankings page on the UK-Racketball website.
Nottingham Racketball Open 24th August 2013 Results
The Nottingham Racketball Open, Event 5 of the
HEAD UK-Racketball Series, took place last month.
This was the biggest UK-Racketball event of the
year to date, with nearly 90 people taking part during the day.
It was a huge success and loads of you stayed afterwards to watch
the PSA semi-final of the professional squash event in the evening;
enjoying the all-you-can-eat BBQ and cheap-as-chips bar!
The results and report for the event can be found
on the UK-Racketball website.
UK Champs 2013
2013 Dunlop National Racketball Championships which
took place at the Edgbaston Priory Club in Birmingham from 28th
Mens: Jaymie Haycocks. Women's: Claire Walker. MO 35's: Andy Corben.
WO 35's: Sarah Taylor. MO 40's: Mike Gregory. MO 45's: Andy Murray.
WO 45's Bev Vatcher. MO 50's: Paul Haigh. WO 50's: Paula Arrowsmith.
MO 55's Rob Shay. WO 55's Christine Park. MO 60's: Ian Graham.
WO 60's: Bett Dryhurst. MO 65's: David Scurlock. MO 70's: Rod
North West Closed
The 2013 North West Region Closed Racketball Championships
took place at Liverpool Cricket Club on the weekend of the 9th &
10th March 2013
This entry this year was again up from the previous
year and in total there were 3 draws: Mens A, Mens B/C combined
and LadiesThe Men's A grade competition proved that Racketball can
be every bit as brutal and gruelling on the body as squash can,
by the end of the weekend over half the field had retired with injuries
and ailments. From those left standing it was Paul Barnes who emerged
top of the A grade box league having won all his matches. Andy Breen,
playing in between tournament running and coaching duties and himself
carrying an injury was able to do enough to secure the runners up
spot for the second consecutive year.
The Men's B/C grade this year was defined by some
epic encounters. One of the most gripping of which was the 5th
place play off game between Jack Gilchrist and Khilar Mahmood
which went the distance. After going two games down 6-11 and then
a nail biting 13-15, Jack Gilchrist was able to turn things around
and take the next game convincingly 11-1, he was then able to
see out the final games, a much more closely contested, 11-8,
11-8 to the delight of the on looking spectators and players.
The final was just as entertaining and exciting. City of Manchester
Squash Club Chairperson Rosh Henricus took on last yearâ€s
runner up Paul Whitby. After two close games, that Paul was able
to edge 11-8, 11-9 it looked like last year's beaten finalist
was going to go one better this time and take the title. However
a determined come back from the Manchester player saw the scores
levelled after 4 games and going into a 5 which could go either
way. Paul was the first to get a championship ball at 10-9 but
having fought back from 2 games down and 6-1 and then 8-5 in the
fifth Rosh was not about to let his grip on the title go just
yet and was able to claw his way back into the game and take the
next 3 points securing the game 12-10 and the North West B-C combined
title. Paul once again would have to settle for the runners up
In the Ladies draw it didnâ€t take long for 2
clear favourites to emerge from the 2 round robin groups. Heather
Tweedle in Group 1 and Amy Barnes in Group 2 were able to despatch
their opponents and take top place without dropping a game. This
theme continued into the semi-finals as Heather cruised past Group
2 runner up Sinead Devaney 3-0 and Amy bested Group 1 runner up
Elaine Gilchrist by the same score to set up the anticipated final.
The final took place Sunday morning and proved worth the wait
as after 2 games the scores were poised at 1 apiece; the third
game was again incredibly close eventually being taken by Heather
12-10 to go 2-1 ahead. At 8-8 in the fourth the match could easily
have gone all the way to a fifth, but a final push in the end
from Heather saw her get over the finish line and take the coveted
North West Racketball Ladies Title 3-1. Congratulations and thank
you to all those that took part. The games were contested in a
great spirit and friendly manner which made the event a pleasure.
England Squash & Racketball would like to thank Liverpool
Cricket Club for hosting the event and thank you to Andy Breen
for the invaluable assistance organising the event both beforehand
and on the day itself.
North West Regional Racketball Closed 2012
& Merseyside Closed Seniors 2012
at the Merseyside Seniors
Over a two day period on Saturday 1st and Sunday
2nd December 2012,
the Northen Club played host to the 2012 Merseyside Senior Closed
The tournament attracted over twice as many players as last years
tournament and was split into 4 Mens and one Ladies event. The
events, the Open, Over 35s, Over 45s and Overs 50s were contested
over 30 entrants, while the Ladies Open event was contested by
After two hard fought, excellent days of racketball, the winners
runners up in each tournamemnt emerged as follows:
Mens Open - Winner - Anthony McCarthey (LCC),
Runner up - Andy Breen (LCC)
Mens Over 35s - Winner - Paul Brooks (LCC), Runner up - Lee Walton
Mens Over 45s - Winner - John Sumner (Northern), Runner up - Kevin
Mens Over 55s - Winner - Roger Kenyon (Northern)
Ladies Open - Winner - Heather Tweedle (Northern)
The Merseyside Squash & Racketball Association
would very much like to
thank the sponsors of the event Duncan Sheard Glass, Chartered
Accountants, for their kind sponsorship which enabled the tournament
to be a free to enter competition.
The weekend also saw the 2012 North West regional
Racketball Championships take place at Liverpool Cricket Club. The
Players were not only fighting it out for the prestigious north
west title but also for an automatic free entry into the national
championships that will take place in Birmingham from the 4-6th
The Mens A Category was a tough affair, with players from
all across the North West battling it out to reach the much coveted
final on the Sunday afternoon. The Final saw Merseysides
Andy Breen take on last years champion; Cheshires
Sean Hunter, in a battle of skill, athleticism and determination.
The 5 game thriller saw both players pushed to their max with
Sean Hunter eventually prevailing 11/8 5/1111/4 7/11 11/8.
Mens B/C Grade
This year the Mens B and C grade were combined making the
competition wide open! The Saturday saw players battle it out
for the chance to reach the Semi Finals and maybe even the finals
on the Sunday. With the players split into 2 groups the games
began; all participants showed a tremendous amount of skill and
enthusiasm for the sport but eventually the top 2 players in each
group prevailed and the Semi-finals were decided. Sunday saw Cheshires
Ian Furlonger take on Lancashires Jack Gilchrist in the
first semi-final in a game of pure skill with Furlonger outing
the Lancashire man; winning 11/3 11/5 11/1. The second semi-final
proved to be a close call with Cheshires Paul Whitby taking
on Merseysides Luke Mercer in match where every point mattered.
The Cheshire man eventually prevailed 12/10 11/6 11/13 12/10.
The much anticipated all Cheshire final saw Whitby put up a brave
battle against his Cheshire compatriot, but despite this was unable
to materialise, leaving Furlonger to take the title 11/0 11/9
The womens tournament this year proved to be a family affair
with Elaine Gilchrist of Lancashire taking on Daughter in law,
Clare Bullock of Cheshire. The final proved to be a game of great
enjoyment for the pair; showcasing a huge amount of enthusiasm
not to mention some impressive shots. The outcome saw Gilchrist
prevail and take the title 11/7 11/3 11/4.
Top ranking points are available from the National
Rankings check out www.uk-racketball.com
for more information
Last years (2011)UK national winners
Mens Championship Tim Vail
Mens O35 Championship Matt Baker
Mens O40 Championship Jim Lord
Mens O45 Championship Neil Baldwin
Mens O50 Championship Stephen Wall
Mens O55 Championship Chris Nicholls
Mens O60 Championship Ian Graham
Mens O65 Championship Bob Astbury
Womens Championship Laura Hill
Womens O35 Championship Claire Walker
Womens O45 Championship Julie Lawton
Womens O55 Championships Betty Dryhurst
DUNLOP NATIONAL RACKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
from the 4-6 May 2012 UK Racketball finals in Birmingham, England.