What is Racketball? Here's a brief description from the England Squash website :-
- Racketball is played on a court 32 feet long and 21 feet wide (an international Squash Court) and was introduced as an alternative game to the American version of Racquetball (court 40 feet by 20 feet).
- Rackets have short handles which make it a simple game to play as the eye, hand, ball coordination is easier.
- The ball, the size and shape of a Lawn Tennis ball but without the nap on its outside, is very bouncy and does not need warming before normal play.
- The English version of Racketball is now played in Malaysia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Bermuda, France, The Netherlands, Sweden, Germany and other countries where there are squash courts. It is even played in North American on courts originally constructed for American (Hard Ball) Squash with 18 feet 6 inches wide courts.
If you would like to see Racketball in action, have a look at this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIltmJfrkBE
If you would like to try it out, the club has some equipment for hire, although you will have to supply your own ball (available in the shop).
Are you a tennis player who doesn't like to play in the rain? Why not give Racketball a try? For more information call the club.
Monthly racketball leagues are now firmly established, and racketball club championships are held annually in September.
The racketball club night takes place on Friday evenings between 6.00 and 8.00pm. We also have Drop-in sessions on Friday mornings from 9.30-11am (Regular players), Over 50s Beginner Drop-in sessions on Monday mornings from 10.00-11.30am and Over 50s Improver Drop-in sessions on Tuesday afternoons from 2.00-3.30pm - Members (£2.50) and Non-Members (£3.50) welcome! We also have Family Racketball sessions occasionally. All equipment provided. Please wear non-marking trainers.