Formats

Singles League (final match score always totals 24 points)

(Winter Format) -
Singles League (final match score always totals 21 points)
A team consists of 3 players, each playing against a single opponent.
A match requires 1 court for at least 2 hours (3 or 4 sessions), but may use 2 courts if they are available.
The strings can be played in any order, as specified by player availability.
Each string is 4 games (+ 5th only if necessary), Scoring is: 4-0 (6-0), 3-1 (5-1), 3-2 (4-2), PLUS 3 points to the team winning the most strings.


(Summer Format) - A team consists of 3 players, each playing against two opponents.
A match requires 2 courts for at least 1hr 20min each (4 or 5 sessions)
The playing format should be: 3vC, 2vA, 1vB, 2vC, 3vB, 1vA
If a team is a player short then the 2 players play ALL 3 opponents in the order chosen by the 3 player team.

Mixed League (final match score always totals 24 points)


A team consists of 3 players, each playing 1 singles & 2 doubles strings.
A match requires 2 courts for at least 1hr 20min each (4 or 5 sessions)
Players mark their own games, but should announce the score so that it can be heard by the spectators.
The playing format should be: 3vC, 1&2vA&B, 2vB, 1&3vA&C, 1vA, 2&3vB&C
If a team is a player short then the 3 player team nominates one of its players to play each opponent singles only, the other players play one opponent singles and the doubles. 1vA, 3vB, 2vA, 1vB, 2&3vA&B. This is only 5 strings, so the 3 player team gets the extra 4 points for the missing string.

Social Leagues (final match score always totals 24 points)

A team consists of 4 players, each playing 1 singles & 1 doubles string.
A match requires 2 courts for 1hr 20min each (4 sessions).
Players mark their own games, but should announce the score so that it can be heard by the spectators.
Each string is 3 games (not best of 3 games).
If its cold, it is recommended that the doubles strings are played in the middle so that players don't get cold.
The doubles pairings are NOT specified; if players & courts are available, they should pair up and play.
Scoring is: 1 point for each game won plus 1 point for winning that string.

Scoring and Marking

In Hampshire Racketball, there is a new official know as a Scorer.
The Scorer has duties similar to those of a Marker in squash, but does not initially make decisions about Lets and Strokes.
The Scorer only keeps the score, records players decisions and should not interrupt play unless a dangerous situation arises.
Scorers may be used if available, and scoring should be shared by both teams.
How it works in practice players ask for what they want, negotiate and make the decision

If interference occurs during a rally, then the offended player should ask their opponent for a LET or STROKE as they see fit.
Squash players often just stop and say Please, they need to clarify if they are asking for a Let or a Stroke.
The offending player can either agree or negotiate their own account of the incident.
The players make the decision and inform the Scorer who notes it before announcing the score.
In the event that the players cannot agree a decision, then the Scorer has the casting vote and supports one of the players.
Remember this is Racketball - obvious STROKES are STROKES, but marginal STROKES are usually LETS. If you need more clarification then read the Marking section at www.racketball.org.uk