Racketball.

The fastest growing racket sport in the UK!

How To Play

Racketball is experiencing a boost in player numbers and when you give it a go you will understand why.

Played on a squash court but with a bigger bouncier ball and shorter handled, larger headed rackets, Racketball is a 'pick up and play sport' for absolutely everyone. If you have played tennis, badminton or squash you will be comforatble immediately, even with no racket sport experience you will be enjoying yourself in minutes.



DID YOU KNOW?


Joe Sobek, America in 1949 on a Connecticut handball court, invented Racquetball. Seeking a game with fast pace that was easy to learn, Sobek designed the first short strung paddle. He devised rules combining the basics of handball and squash and named his modification "paddle rackets." His experiment was an overnight success; the sport caught on quickly and has since evolved into racquetball, as we know it today.


The court walls and ceiling are used for the American version of the game and there is no board or tin on the front wall as in a Squash Court. In 1976, Ian D.W. Wright (Kent) introduced the game in England. The game was adapted to utilise existing squash courts using a slower and less bouncy ball, as the ceiling was not included in the play area.


On 13th February 1984, the British Racketball Association was founded at the Stourbridge Lawn Tennis Club, Worcestershire. A Constitution and Rules of Play, as compiled by Ian Wright, were adopted.


Played on a squash court but with a bigger bouncier ball and shorter handled, larger headed rackets, Racketball is a 'pick up and play sport' for absolutely everyone. If you have played tennis, badminton or squash you will be comforatble immediately, even with no racket sport experience you will be enjoying yourself in minutes.

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