Rackets 25

Rackets 25

On Friday 11 and Saturday 12 October Cheltenham College will be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the re-opening of the Rackets Court. 

The game of Rackets has been played at College since 1868. The court closed in 1938, just before College was requisitioned by the War Department, and lay dormant for 50 years.

In 1988 the court was reopened. To mark the occasion of the 25th Anniversary College will have a number of Rackets exhibitions over the weekend. 

On Friday evening pupils will have a chance to watch some world class Rackets involving the World Doubles Champions and the World Singles Champion, James Stout (1997-2002, H). 

Saturday will be open to a wider audience and will also see the British Open Doubles Champions, Ben Snell (1997-2002, L) and Nick James (2001-2006, BH), in action. 

Given the relatively short history of modern day rackets at Cheltenham College it is impressive that College has won over 30 national titles in the past 25 years. 

If you would like further information about the programme for the weekend, please contact Karl Cook.

To view a PDF version of the invitation please click here.

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