Rackets Club


Rackets evolved in debtor’s prison in the 18th century from fives. In the beginning only a front wall was used, but as its popularity grew four walls were eventually used. The game spread rapidly to schools and was an Olympic sport as late as 1908. The game is still played with wooden rackets and a ball not unlike a golf ball. No speed test has ever been formally conducted but it has been postulated to be the second fastest ball sport in the world.

As a club we have had a very successful year winning the varsity match and the inter university rackets championship.

Contact details

Contact: rory.giddins@new.ox.ac.uk
President: Rory Giddins