Leicestershire County Closed Racketball Championship 2023 - SIGN UP TODAY!

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Leicestershire County Closed Racketball Championship 2023 is a one-day racketball tournament, hosted by Hinckley Squash & Racketball Club, with support form Leicestershire County Squash. Taking place on Saturday 11th March 2023, we are opening our doors to the wider racketball community and accepting entrants in age and ability graded groups for a day of friendly competition.

We are receiving a number of questions about the competition and so we hope the following topics provide some guidance. If you require more information not available below please call competition co-organiser Andy Beel on 07917 122812 or email co-organiser Tim Parratt on comps@hinckleysquash.com.

ENTRANTS WILL RECEIVE A WELCOME PACK BY EMAIL A FEW DAYS PRIOR TO THE COMPETITION.

How to enter

Entrants do not need to be Hinckley Squash & Racketball Club members, but must live in Leicestershire or play at a Leicestershire club to be eligible. It is up to you to enter the correct grade for your age as it will be on the 11th March 2023, and/or the grade most appropriate to your ability.

You can sign-up today at the following website link. Remember to select your preferred t-shirt size.

Entries close Saturday 18th February 2023.

Cost

The cost to enter the competition is £15 for one grade, or £20 to enter two grades. Entrants receive a tournament t-shirt (design under construction!)

Grades

To try and ensure that entrants play people of a similar standard, we have split the competition into separate leagues or “grades”, based on the age group and ability of entrants. These are:

  • Grade A – County Championship
  • Grade B – All abilities welcome
  • Over 40's
  • Over 50's
  • Over 60's

Competition Format

The competition will use a monrad draw system, a multi-match format whereby all players continue to play, win or lose through to a final finishing position. Depending on numbers and progression players will be expected to play a minimum of two matches.

Matches will be marked by the winner of the previous match, to the best of their ability. Therefore we ask for patience if not every decision goes in your favour. It’ll be up to the spectators on the balcony to argue the merits of each decision of your behalf, and the referee’s discretion as to whether he/she has dropped a clanger.

The aim of the tournament is to promote friendly competition and to promote the game of racketball as it continues to grow in popularity, so we hope you’ll join us in playing the matches in the good sprit in which the day is intended.

Food & Drink / Refreshments

The club bar will be open throughout the day offering a range of hot and cold beverages and snacks at reasonable prices. We also have a cold water dispenser behind the courts so remember to bring your water bottle.

Food will be available to purchase at various stages throughout the day. More details on the meals will be provided in due course.

Time & Date

Leicestershire County Closed Racketball Championship 2023 takes place on Saturday March 11th. The full schedule for the day will be released in the days leading up to the event. We ask that entrants arrive 15 minutes before their first court time to ensure there are no delays.

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Location & Parking

Hinckley Squash & Racketball Club is located on Maple Drive in Hinckley, Leicestershire. Our postcode is LE10 3BE.

Our club is positioned just behind Hinckley’s branch of KFC, with a car park for 14 cars (and two additional disabled parking bays) adjacent to our building and accessed as if driving into KFC. KFC don’t seem to mind if we take up some of their parking spaces nearest to the club. Further parking is available in a separate car park outside Screwfix and Subway, also on Maple Drive and less than a minute’s walk away.

Parking space is likely to be at a premium, so please try to lift-share wherever possible. If you do have to park in the car parks of these neighbouring businesses please be courteous and park away from their front door so as not to inconvenience their customers.

For those of you travelling from afar to play in our competition, there are a number of small hotels and B&Bs in the vicinity but none are closer than The Premier Inn, being only a five minute walk away from us.

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