Rackets Success - 11 February 2015

Rackets Success - 11 February 2015

Well done to our rackets team who beat Eton College yesterday three games to one.

Reggie Williams, Clifton's racket team coach, said: "They all did extremely well and they should be very proud of themselves. 

"Let's hope we continue to go from strength to strength."

The full results were as follows:

1st pair:  Henry Mullan and Dan Lewis won 6/15  15/9  17/14  15/4.      

2nd pair: Tommy Probert and Henry Lidington won 15/10 15/6 15/2.    

JC pair: Louis James and Reuben Macmurchy  lost  7/15  4/15  6/15 .   

Yearling pair: Tom Panto and Ollie Mesquita won 14/17  15/1  15/1  17/14.

The game of rackets is believed to have its origins in the debtors' prisons of the 18th century and is probably exceeded only by the Basque game of Pelota in being the fastest of all ball sports.

Clifton is one of 14 public schools who play rackets. The others are: Charterhouse, Cheltenham, Eton, Haileybury, Harrow, Malvern, Marlborough, Radley, Rugby, St.Paul’s, Tonbridge, Wellington and Winchester.