LEXDEN coach Paul Allen kicks off a new ladies racketball programme for beginners this Saturday aimed at wives, girlfriends, mothers and daughters who want to get fit, have fun and burn off up to 500 calories an hour.

The six-week course with Paul begins at 10.30am-11.20am starting this Saturday (7th June) on courts A & B. “Don’t worry, they are the side courts,” explained Paul. “Not everyone likes to play on the glass backs when they are beginners.”

All equipment is provided.and the sessions are open to members (any Lexden Rackets & Fitness Club membership) and non members. So bring a friend.


Week 1 (7th June) – Introduction along with forehand & backhand hitting

Week 2 (14th June) – More FH & BH hitting both straight and crosscourt, plus serving

Week 3 (21st June) – Introduction to rallying and match play, plus basic rules and safety

Week 4 (28th June) – Practice matches

Week 5 (5th July) – Basic match play tactics, directing the ball away from your opponent and moving to the ‘T’

Week 6 (12th July) – Match play, end of course league/pool competition.

Cost for the six week course is just £20 for members, £25 for non members.

Paul added:” The course will be for a maximum of eight people and I already have four signed up. So it’s first come first served.

It’ll  be a great introduction to racketball and a great work-out. Don’t let the men and the kids have all the fun.”

For more details, contact Paul at paulallensquash@googlemail.com or call him on 01206 545710  Address: Chitts Hill, Lexden, Colchester CO3 9ST