Rackets

Rackets is the fastest and arguably the most exciting of ball games, with ball speeds of up to 160 mph.

Rackets is the fastest and arguably the most exciting of ball games, with ball speeds of up to 160 mph.

It is played on a court 60 feet long and 30 feet wide, with a ball that resembles a golf ball.

Rackets originated in the debtors’ prisons of the mid-18th century, preceding squash — a miniature version of the game … played with a soft ball!

There are now 14 schools which play rackets and we all employ full-time professionals to coach the sport. Pupils who take up rackets can look forward to a full programme of school fixtures and the National Schools Singles & Doubles Championships held at the Queen’s Club in London. We’re immensely fortunate in our outstanding court — built through the generosity of an anonymous benefactor.

In addition, we also run a popular evening rackets club: Weekdays 6.30pm – 9.30pm, Saturday & Sunday 10.00am – 4.00pm

For further information, please contact Steve Tulley, the Rackets Professional and Technical Director of Rackets.

For the most recent fixtures and results, please view the SOCS website.

St Paul’s School becomes National Schools U16 Rackets Doubles Champions

Isaac teamed up with Darshan to give St Paul’s their third National Schools U16 Doubles title in five years.

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Matteo makes school history in Rackets

National Elite Rackets Singles Championships

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