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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

All eyes on Racquetball at Rhode Island College

Many RIC students know about a lot of the big sports. They know we have basketball teams, a tennis team, soccer teams and a wrestling team. These teams have shown dominance in their respective sports over recent years. However, there is another sports team on the Rhode Island College campus that is showing dominance in their respective sport. That team is the RIC Racquetball Club.
Racquetball is a sport that is similar to tennis. However, instead of playing outside, the game is played on a court where a rubber ball is hit off of a wall between two opponents. It is a very fast-paced game, and players involved need to be in very good physical shape.
The team meets two times a week, from 8 to 10 p.m. at Heathtrax in Warwick, due to the fact that RIC doesn’t have a facility with racquetball courts in it.
They have five meets a year in which they can play up to 15 to 20 teams, and so far have competed in two. The teams have played in tournaments in Allentown, Penn., Albany, N.Y., Woodbridge N.J., and at Penn State University.
In the first meet, RIC Racquetball finished an impressive third place overall. As for the second meet of the season, the results have not been available to view as of press time. However, club Secretary Jessica Shiel said, “I think we did better and placed higher than the previous tournament.”
The next meet is scheduled for the end of January. RIC students interested in this club sport can contact the club President Sherri Heard by e-mailing

article by:
Jon Kmieciak, Anchor Staff Writer

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