Title: Racketball Max number: 12 Sessions: On-going
Facilitator: Nicki Leggatt
Due to the Covid-19 virus, we have decided to stop our Racketball sessions for the time being. It is possible the Waterfront Club may close, anyway, during this crisis. It was becoming a nice regular social group, as well as good exercise, and it will be sad not to see you all for a while, but look after yourselves, stay well and cheerful, and we'll meet again as soon as possible.
Nicki and John
Racketball is a combination of squash and tennis, played on a squash court. Because the ball is bigger and softer than a squash ball, the pace is slower but still exciting and energetic. It is increasing in popularity in U3A groups (and for older people in general) as described in the Spring 2019 edition of Third Age Matters (page 52).
Each session will begin with a warm-up and stretching, followed by instruction if necessary, then as many short matches (best of three games) as required. There’s a bar upstairs with a lovely sea-view deck. I suggest we have a drink/coffee afterwards for social purposes and to encourage the club to keep letting us play.
Please note, I am not a coach or an expert, just an enthusiastic and experienced tennis and squash player. Some squash and racketball players choose to wear safety goggles. This, as all other aspects of the game, is at your own risk.
I will supply rackets and balls initially. Players may choose to buy better-quality equipment for themselves in due course.
There are two courts available. White-soled shoes must be worn in the squash courts to avoid marking.
The club will charge £5 per person – please try to bring the right money.
Venue: The Waterfront Club, Beach Walk, Whitstable CT5 2BP. There is a public paid car park right next door, and though the club has some parking, it is intended for members. The Triangle bus stops nearby.
Day/date/time of sessions: 10 am on Tuesdays from mid-February.
Please click on the Bluebird to register your initial interest.