Exeter Golf and Country Club’s Head of Squash and Racketball Mike Harris finished off his year in emphatic fashion, by winning both the UK Racketball East Midlands singles title and also the National Racketball Doubles title in the same day.
The singles title was sealed by beating Sheffield’s Olly Turner 2/0 in the final, having not dropped a game in the previous three matches either. Harris and his playing partner Luke Bishop (who has previously played for EGCC and now represents the Devon and Exeter Squash Club,) repeated that clinical form, getting through to the Doubles final without dropping a game in the group stages.
However they came up against a strong pairing in Adam Auckland and Olly Turner, both quality players who had came through their part of the draw in similarly strong fashion. This final match proved to be a fantastic battle between the two parings, with some long and varied rallies throughout the game. Both sides having players dive for the ball in rallies, and some great displays of ball skill and accuracy.
In the end, Harris and Bishop managed to bring their Racketball experience in to the points when needed and they managed to close out the final 2/1 in games after 45 minutes of hard work.
This caps a great Racketball season for Harris, who has added the East Midlands Singles and the National Doubles titles to the South West Singles and National Singles Championships titles he won during the summer.