Winter Competition 2013 Drawsheets are now online. This competition is run on the Olympic format and players will either go on to compete the Goild Division or drop into the Red, Blue or White Divisions after losing a match.
There is also a handicaps in place and it works as follows -
The next competition will get underway in An Sportalnn in the first week of February. This will be a Triple Eliminator competition where each player will get a minimum of 3 matches. A player losing all 3 matches will be eliminated from the competition.
There will be 2 to 3 skill divisions according to ability and new players are especially welcome to compete.
To enter email your name to info@castlebar-racquetball .net or telephone 087 9234514
Robert Fahy and Padraig Ryder were the winners of the annual Mayo Crystal Yuletide Doubles Shootout at Sunday last. They defeated Kieran Conway and Paddy Sheridan by 2 games to one in the final. The Red Division was won by Majella Haverty and John Sheridan while Kevin McNamara and John Reilly won the White Division.
Pictured - Robert Fahy and Padraic Ryder with the Mick Jennings Memorial Cup.
A one-day Xmas Doubles Competition will be held in An Sportlann on Sunday 30th December. Closing date for entries is the 23rd December, Draw for partners will take place on Thursday 27th December, Entry fee is €10 and €5 for students and Under 18`s.
Beginners welcome and each team will be given at least 2 matches. The start time for the competition will be 10am.
To enter text your name to 087 9234514.
The draws for the finals stages of the Autumn Competition were decided after all the Pool matches were played.
The knock outs begin on Wed 5th December and continue until the finals on Thursday 20th December 2012
Katie Kenny is on her way to Los Angeles, USA to compete with Irish Junior Racquetball Team at the World Junior Championships.
The Championships will take place from the 11th - 17th November. Katie will play in the Under 18 Singles and Under 18 Doubles with partner Aisling Hickey from Co Tipperary.
We all wish Katie well at the World Championships
The Autumn Competition Fixtures have been uploaded on the website.
Click HERE to view.
With days becoming shorter and the weather becoming cooler its time to get inside and play some racquetball. The first competition will commence in a few weeks time so anyone who wants to play should be getting in some practise now.
Castlebar Racquetball Club`s Autumn Competition will begin shortly in An Sportlann. This competition will be a round robin league with 4 or 5 skill divisions. There will be also a competition for beginners.
Matches will be usually scheduled for Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday evenings and fixtures will be published on the website. Entry is 15€ for adults and 5€ for juniors (Under 18). Entry fees for students is 10€.
For more information telephone 087 9234514.
Racquetball provides a great form of exercise which is not boring and you can burn about 700 calories per hour playing at moderate level. The equipqment you need to start plkaying racquetball are a racquet, racquetball ball, runners that will not mark the court floor and goggles to protect your eyes. Some players wear a glove on the racquet hand to get a better grip. To book a court in An Sportlann, telephone 094 9022983 - booking block of 45 minutes are available,
Castlebar Racquetball Club will begin junior coaching for boys & girls on Thursday 4th of October at 7pm at the racquetball courts in An Sportlann.
Registration is 5€ per player. A coaching fee of 3€ per player(discounts for families) is payable for each coaching session on Thursday evenings.
Racquets, balls and goggles availble to new players. New players should wear runners and tracksuit.