Rackets has been played at the College for over 120 years, the Public Schools’ Doubles Championship being won for the first time in 1901. Boys and Girls benefit from the coaching of Rackets Professional Rob Wakely.
The Rackets complex comprises of two Courts, who’s playing surfaces are recognised as being amongst the best in the country, Changing Rooms, a Reception Area and a Viewing Gallery.
Matches at all levels are played both in the Michaelmas and Lent Terms. The College plays on a broad fixtures list against opponents that include Eton, Harrow, Rugby, Cheltenham, Clifton, Radley, Wellington, St Paul’s, Haileybury, Malvern, Winchester and Charterhouse. The College is represented at the Public Schools’ Championships at Queen’s for the singles in December and the doubles in March. Many who play, practise in their free time and fit their Rackets into a busy schedule of other sporting and extra-curricular commitments.
Recent success at Queen’s has included Dominic Coulson (C1 2013-18) winning both the U15 & U16 Public School Singles Championships in 2014 and 2015 respectively and Billy Mead (C1 2012-17) won the Renny Cup in 2016.
A growing number of Girls have taken up Rackets in recent years with success at Queen’s coming from Millie McKelvey who won the U16 Public Schools Singles Championships in 2015 and 2016.
Mr M.P.L. Bush (Master in Charge)
Mr R.H. Wakely (Rackets Professional)
Mr. A.H. de Trafford