Squash 57 (formerly known as Racketball) is one of the fastest growing racket sports in the UK.
Compared to squash, the ball is bigger and bouncier (and you don’t have to warm it up!) and the rackets have a much bigger head area. If you are looking for a cardio work-out, squash 57 is ideal for you, as the rallies can last much longer than a squash rally, while still having a good intensity!
As a sport, Racketball is particularly popular with people taking up racket sports for the first time as it is easy to learn and fun to play. Many older squash players take it up as it is easier on the body and can prolong your playing life. In certain parts of England it has even become as popular as Squash!
Squash 57 League
In the West of Scotland, there are competitive leagues that run through the summer for team Racketball. This coming year, West Squash also hope to run individual competitive leagues throughout the winter.
Newlands Lawn Tennis and Squash club are hosting the 2017 annual West of Scotland Racketball Tournament on xxx.
In addition to this there is also the Racketball Around Scotland (RASTA) tour. These events are held at various venues around the Central Scotland area and are run by Jason Broadberry. Follow this link to the the West Calendar for more info on dates for the Rasta tour.
At present, squash coaches are qualified to coach both squash and Squash 57. Hopefully in the near future there will be a separate qualification, through which specialised coaching then be available. Contact Scottish Squash for more information on racketball coaching or up-coming coaching courses.
If you would like to learn more about any aspect of Squash 57, just contact Alan Susskind, West Racketball Convenor.