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Racketball

What is racketball?

  • The UK's fastest growing racket sport
  • A game for all ages and abilities
  • Easy to learn and addictive to play
  • Played on a squash court
  • Uses a shorter handled and larger headed racket to squash
  • Uses a bigger and bouncier ball than squash

For the rules of the game, click here!

Why play?

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Racquets

An indoor racket sport similar to squash, the play is extremely fast and potentially quite dangerous.

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Rafting

A challenging activity using an inflatable raft to navigate a river or other bodies of water, in order to thrill and excite the raft passengers.

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Rambling

Walking in the countryside.

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Real Tennis

The rules and scoring for real tennis are similar to those of the traditional lawn tennis. The balls are handmade and are much less bouncy than a lawn tennis ball, and nearly as heavy as a cricket ball. The racquets are made of wood and use very tight strings to [...]

Roller Hockey

Roller hockey is a form of hockey played on a dry surface using wheeled skates. The term "Roller Hockey" is often used interchangeably to refer to two variant forms chiefly differentiated by the type of skates and sticks used. There is traditional "Roller hockey" (Quad hockey, Rink hockey), played with [...]

Roller Sports

Travelling on smooth terrain with roller skates, skates generally come on two basic varieties: quad roller skates and inline skates or blades. Roller skating can consist of a number of events, very similar to that of ice skating.

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Rounders

Played between two teams each alternating between batting and fielding. A striking and fielding team game, which involves hitting a ball with a rounded bat and then running around four bases in order to score. Points are scored by the batting team by completing a circuit around the field through [...]

Rowing

Athletes race against each other on rivers, on lakes or on the ocean, depending upon the race and discipline. The boats are propelled by the reaction on the oar blades as they are pushed against the water.

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Rugby League

Two teams of thirteen play this full-contact sport on a rectangular field with prolate spheroid-shaped ball. Each team is responsible for defending their half of the field, and each team takes turns defending and attacking. The object of the attacking team is to get the ball out of their own [...]

Rugby Union

Full contact team sport, between two teams of 15 players. Points can be scored in several ways, a try, scored by grounding the ball in the in-goal area, is worth 5 points and a subsequent conversion kick scores 2 points; a successful penalty kick or a drop goal each score [...]

Running

Regardless of your age, fitness level, aspiration, background, or location, running is a free and easy way to keep fit and to meet new people. You can literally head outdoors and access a running route from your doorstep, or alternatively join an organised running group for a more sociable route. [...]

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