Racketball is currently the UK’s fastest growing sport. Played on a squash court with very similar rules, the main difference between the sports comes from the ball being bigger and more bouncy, which makes it a lot harder to win a rally than in squash; thus making racketball easy to learn, but difficult to master.
The game is great for beginners. The rackets are very short, making it a simple game to play as the eye, hand, and ball coordination is as easy as hitting the ball with one's hand, rather than trying to judge the distance between the hand and head of a squash, badminton or tennis racket. The ball is very bouncy and does not need warming before normal play, nor is it affected by court temperatures etc so you are guaranteed a consistent bounce and challenging game whenever you play. The lower intensity and slower pace of movement required by the player allows less agile or injury prone players to hold longer rallies without the risk of further problems. This often means many squash players convert to racketball due to injury or reduced mobility, whilst others simply play just for the challenge of longer rallies and the higher levels of fitness these bring.
All of this, plus the fact that racketball is one of the fastest ways to burn calories in a short space of time, makes the sport accessible, enjoyable and growing in popularity.
Racketball at BLT&SRC
Here at BLT&SRC we are fortunate to have a thriving and enthusiastic racketball section, in fact we are renowned as having one of the best supported and most competitive racketball contingent in the Eastern Region.
As well as a great choice of racketball players of all standards to play against, BLT&SRC also offers a good selection of competitive options for all racketball players, including;
We now have two racketball teams representing BLT&SRC in Bucks Racketball League and we will be posting results in our squash & racketball news section weekly so do log in and keep a check on how they are doing!
For the latest league table go to http://bucksrl.leaguerepublic.com/.
To join in the fun, or simply to ask for more information and advice on all things racketball, please contact James Deacon on 07793 606772 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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