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 far back 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. Rackets is inclusive to all genders and levels of experience, and we welcome enquiries from those with a disability regarding the accessibility of Rackets. 

Our Club | Oxford University Rackets Club

The club welcomes new members. There are opportunities to compete in an annual Varsity against Cambridge and in the inter-university championships. 

For all club enquiries feel free to send us an email through the following link:



Sport Marks

  Half Blue Sport
  Competitive Teams/Squads
  Annual Varsity Match