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A Real Treat of Racketball!

Racketball Championships

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With 32 entrants playing over 80 matches the 3rd annual racketball championships were excellently supported once again by Bath Ales.

There were 16 matches played on the night with Tim Jones winning the A Grade beating Julian Moore to the title in a rather one sided affair 11-4, 11-9 and 11-8.

The Grade B final between Chris Brooks and Richard Smith was a much more even contest with the game see-sawing back and forth with Chris eventually winning 11-13, 14-12, 9-11, 11-7 and 11-3 as Richard began to tire in the 5th and deciding game.

Special thanks must also go to

 

who sponsored the exhibition match between Luke Bishop, the UK No 1,  and our coach, John Welton.  This match was breathtaking at times with long wearing rallies of over 40 shots. John did well to take the first game 16-14, but was unable to stop Luke from winning the next two games 11-7 and 11-8. The power and sublime dying boasts were a lasting memory of the night, to witness such skill and fitness a close quarters was an absolute treat.

Luke played matches against many of the players offering advice and tips for improving their game.

In a day and age where we are subjected to the antics of so called professional sportsmen it was so refreshing to meet a real sportsman who had time for everyone and was only too happy to share his knowledge and enthusiasm for the game.

Thanks again to our sponsors.  If you fancy a drink or financial advice, please remember Bath Ales and Watson Financial.

England Squash

England Squash and Racketball

The Club Charter is a progressive club development programme that aims to increase the number of adults and juniors playing squash and Racketball in clubs, increase the recruitment, education and development of coaches and volunteers, and improve the infrastructure of our club network.  The Club Charter is linked to Sport England’s Clubmark award.  Put simply, by achieving Club Charter status, we have shown our commitment to offer a welcoming environment, set high standards in child protection, and work closely with local schools to develop the future generations of squash and Racketball players.

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Club Mark

Club Mark

Sport England recognises and values the commitment made by the Lansdown Club to develop high quality, welcoming environments for young participants. The development of clubs that encourage young people to take-up sport, improve their talents, possibly play a leadership role and give them the option to initiate and maintain life-long participation in sport is an essential part of supporting the sporting infrastructure in England. The Lansdown Club are proud to have been recognised for achieving the standards necessary to obtain the Clubmark award.