Parklangley win 2013 Racketball League

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The last game of the year between Parklangley and Nuffield Health was to decide who won the league.

The evening was made all the more exciting by a first ever win for Steve Pratt against Ted Jeal which brought the house down !

Pictured below are team members Steve Pratt, Zeb Young, Mark Ford, Gary Whittington, Mike Harrison with Parklangley’s Director of Squash & Racketball John Williams.

Posted by Richard Antcliff on December 8, 2013 at 20:09

Kent Closed Racketball 2013

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It was a great day of racketball yesterday at Bexley even though there was a disappointingly small entry.

The men’s final between Matt Badger and Sam Stabler was a brilliant game with Sam coming through to win 3-1.

The last game of the day was the men’s Over 45 final which was an epic marathon of 75 minutes between Keith Palmer and Mark Banfield, Keith beat Mark 3-2.

The winners for the day were:-

Men’s Competition           Sam Stabler

Men’s Plate Competition  Joe Magor

Over 45                          Keith Palmer

Over 55                          Dave Worral

Ladies Over 50                Helen Doyle

Thanks go to Bexley LTSRC for hosting the event.

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Posted by Richard Antcliff on June 16, 2013 at 14:02 

English closed

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This weekend saw some top class squash at bexley tennis, squash and racketball club in the psa English closed.
After some great matches the final 2 players left were no.1 seed and world no.87 Ben Coleman and Joel hinds. Joel coming back from injury always looked on top and even after being 8-2 down in the third still came out on top 3-0. Big thanks to Peter Lewis, rob Lewis and joe magor who refereed.
Also massive thanks to Shepard name brewery and fury sportswear for sponsoring the event.

Posted by ben ford on April 7, 2013 at 20:03 

Racketball Inter County Stage 1 RESULTS

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Last weekend was stage 1 of the Racketball Inter County, held at Ipswich (Suffolk).

Kent was up against Suffolk (Hosts), Surrey and Northfolk.

Leading up to this weekend many of the top-flight players where injured last minute or away with other plans.
So between Sam Stabler and Zeb Young it was a battle to find a strong enough team to compete against the unknown counties. Kent was relegated from the top division at the beginning of the year (this was down to a particular person, but that’s another story). So the team that was picked was –

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  1. Zeb Young
  2. Adam Young
  3. Elliott Knight
  4. Mark Banfeild
  5. Trevor Grant

So big thanks to the whole team for making them self’s available to play for Kent.

So first match on the Saturday was Kent vs Northfolk and it couldn’t of started any better –

Kent won 5 / 0

Zeb 3/0
Adam 3/0
Elliot 3/1
Mark 3/0
Trevor 3/0

Next up was against the hosts Suffolk and again Kent was just far to strong for the hosts –

Kent won 4 / 1

Zeb 3/0
Adam 3/0
Elliot 3/0
Mark 3/2
Trevor 1/3

So after two great matches the pressure was off Kent, as they knew that what ever the result was going to be on the Sunday, they had enough points to qualify to the next stage.

Just as well Kent did have enough points, because Kent celebrated in style as the Racketball team always does by have a big night out. So due to the big night out the whole team was feeling slightly sorry for them self’s and all lost apart from the young Trevor Grant who won 3/0.

Kent vs Surrey – Lost 1 / 4

So once again, well done to the Kent Racketball team and fingers crossed that we win the next stage to get our self’s back up to the top Division where Kent belongs.

Thanks

Posted by Samuel Stabler on September 26, 2012 at 13:11
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Ps. To all those County squash players and any other good squash players, it’s about time that you got involved and start playing racketball. You’ve only got to look at the two top Racketball county teams. Everyone one of there players are county squash players…

 

KENT OPEN RACKETBALL: TED JEAL WINS FINAL

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Ted Jeal made sure of a home victory during the Kent Open when he won the Harrow UK Racketball Series competition at The Mote on Saturday.

PSA members Henrik Mustonen from Finland and Robbie Downer from Sussex stayed on at the tournament and took part in the rackteball.

Ted overcame Robbie on his way to the final and then beat Henrik in a fantastic final. Henrik had never picked up a racketball racket before Saturday but proceeded to knock out the top seed, Tom Phipps.

UK Racketball Series final: Ted Jeal (Kent) beat Henrik Mustonen (Finland) 11-8, 8-11, 11-6.

We also had loads of fun with the radar gun and Ant Garrett set a new world record for racketball with a speed of 138mph.

Robbie Downer, meanwhile, came desperately close to beating John White’s world record squash speed (172 mph) with a phenomenal strike of 171mph earlier in the week.

All in all, the racketball tournament was a popular addition to the Kent Open and we look forward to doing it again next season. Hopefully with a few more entries from Kent players.

PICTURE GALLERY: Loads of pictures from the weeekend at the UK Racketball page on Facebook

Racketball Kent Closed 2011 Results

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Sorry for the late reply on the results.

Due to lack of entries from the age groups, only the Mens main event was held. This was a real shame as was hoping to improve from last year which was a success.

There was a good turn out in the mens main. Couple of the age group players joined in to make it a 16 draw competition.

Unfortunately 3rd seeded Toby Mortimor pulled out with injury and after one match, 2nd Seed Sam Stabler had to with draw from the comp. This gave Matt Badger (4th seed) an opening to the final which he did, to play Ted Jeal in the Main final.

Adam Young played the O45’s Alan Saxen in the Mens final Plate. Unfortunately for Alan, Adam had the legs and was victorus 3-1.

Ted played Matt in the mens final and lead the first two games comfortably, but Matt battled on to win the third. Matt couldn’t repeat his performance in the fourth, to let Ted win 3-1.

A very big thank you to Toby Mortimor for running the competition on the day as Sam Stabler had to leave due to personal reasons. And thanks to all who played and watched.

Posted by Samuel Stabler on February 23, 2011 at 16:31