Racketball (Squash 57)
Blue Ball - Average Speed, Black Ball - Tournament Standard.
ASRC have rackets and balls that you can borrow if you wish to try out the sport.
We have many experienced players in the club that would be more than happy to help you out with the basics. Contact the club or e-mail [email protected] if you would like some assistance.
There are also Racketball Mini Leagues that you can enter and enjoy playing a range of different opponents.
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 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!
You can burn off between 500 - 750 Calories in a 40 minute session, depending on your weight.
In a full, high standard competitive match you would expect to burn off 950 Calories.
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.
Racketball offers both aerobic and anaerobic benefits: The endurance aspect of racketball improves the body's aerobic capacity, while the short bursts of quick sprints improve the anaerobic capacity.
So, what's stopping you ?
Racketball Sundays - 3pm to 5pm will start again from 25th July, where there are a wide range of players enjoying the sport.