“Leyland Lions Junior Squash & Racketball Club” at Leyland Leisure Centre has become the first Junior Club in Lancashire to set up Internal leagues for girls racketball.
This is due to the tremendous support we have received from local High Schools, especially Balshaws C of E High School in Leyland, following Sportivate applications submitted to Lancashire Sport Partnership over the past two years for 11-13 year olds.
Racketball is the fastest growing racket sport in the UK!
It’s all part of a project John Gibson and his fellow coach Dave Scurlock, who is the National Over 65 Racketball Champion, are working on to give girls whilst at High School opportunities to play a great and active sport!
Our aim at Leyland is simple. Give girls in the local community the opportunity of experiencing their first taste of the sport which the majority of them don’t experience whilst at High School.
Two of the girls who attended a Racketball course twelve months ago now attend monthly Lancashire Junior Squash Coaching sessions in Manchester!
Read any papers nowadays and what do you read – Health Problems! You only have to walk down any High Street in England nowadays to see it!
Quote from one of the pupils who recently started playing “I never played racketball before but intend to now. I have really enjoyed learning a new and active sport”.
Quote from Lauren Selby England’s No 1 Ranked Racketball Player, “I have been playing racketball seriously since I was a teenager and I am so grateful that I was introduced to such a fantastic sport. I am confident that once girls step onto the court and get the bug for chasing that bouncy ball, they will never turn back”.
As John says “Racketball like Squash helps children improve their fitness and coordination skills, but most importantly, have lots of FUN”.
CALLING ALL GIRLS! Interested in coming along to our “After School Club” on Mondays? Then please ask your parents to email me.
England Squash & Racketball Level 2 Licenced Coach
Leyland Lions Junior Squash & Racketball Club