Hallamshire duo win racketball event

Winners and runners-up in the national finals at Hallamshire
Winners and runners-up in the national finals at Hallamshire
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Hallamshire provided two champions in the fifth National Junior Racketball Championships.

Charlotte Jagger landed the Girls Under-15 title and clubmate Lucy Ward the Under-17 title as Hallamshire Tennis, Squash and Racketball Club staged the tournament for the second successive year.

Lucy also reached the U19 final where she was beaten by Rhianne O Donnell from Somerset who was in superb form.

The tournament, again sponsored by Tecnifibre, and attracted 57 junior players from across the country. There were nine events held over the weekend.

Around half of this year’s entry play squash for the most of their tournament year and were first timers to racketball at this year’s Championships.

Players and parents said the event was well organised, with the best refereeing they had encountered in all tournaments across England and that they will definitely return to Sheffield for next years’ championships.

All matches were the best of five games to 11 using the blue ball with the exception of the BU19 event which used the black ball.

Winners -

Boys Under- 13: Lewis Andersen (War); runner-up: Marcus Tranter (Oxn). Under-15: Jack Cooper (War); runner-up: Kieran Shelley (Der). Under-17: Matty Powell (Mer); runner-up: Matthew Barton (Der). Under-19: Ollie Turner (Yor); runner -up: Ed Walker (Bucks).

Girls Under-11: Jasmine Tranter (Oxn); runner-up: Libby Lievers (Der). Under-13: Darcie Mounter (Esx); runner-up: Jasmine Tranter (Oxn). Under-15: Charlotte Jagger (Yor); runner-up: Catherine Miller (Yor). Under-17: Lucy Ward (Yor); runner-up: Tayla Mounter (Esx). Under-19: Rhianne O’Donnell (Som) ; Runner Up: Lucy Ward (Yor).